So Hayes Street is about to become a “big commercial bus freeway?”
How is that even possible?
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How about no to both options? How about that, NIMBYs?
[UPDATE: SFPD Anti Bike Theft @SFPDBikeTheft reminds us all that a Tweet in their direction can be helpful when you see scenes such as this.
"Crimes In Progress Call 911. Report a Chop Shop call (415) 553-0123. Anti Bike Theft Information From the SFPD"]
Here it is, from Bob Bobster:
“I spotted this charming couple at work across the street from the Civic Auditorium today at about 4:30pm. at the corner of Hayes and Larkin. They had quite an assortment of tires, bike frames, and parts on display. A woman who works nearby came out of the building, and when she saw me watching told me she had already called the cops. What was their response, I asked? Well, the cops said they’d send somebody over, but unless you can prove the stuff is stolen it’s hard to do much. I went to the library and came out 10 minutes later – nothing had changed. No cops in sight. I walked around the corner to Market and saw three motorcycle cops ticketing drivers. I told one of the cops about this and he said he would call it in to the homeless squad (I’m paraphrasing here).”
Thx for the report, Bobster!
On It Goes…
As seen in the Western Addition, in front of a soon-to-be-unaccredited JC:
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For the Tokyo hipter inside of you…
Well, gee, this is new.
First of all, I’ve never seen the SFPD driving around in one of their new-fangled Ford Taurus POLICE INTERCEPTERS*
And second of all, I can’t recall seeing the SFPD using handheld radar guns pointed out the rolled-down window of a radio car,** in all my years.
An officer “likes” his Kustom Signals Directional Talon Radar Gun, pointed southward on Masonic Boulevard over the Labor Day weekend:
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A bystander on one of the gratuitously super-wide sidewalks of Masonic said that this cop using radar on this street was, “an outrage, an illegal outrage.”
Which I don’t think is true, actually.
The SFPD has said for a long time it uses radar for speed enforcement, but its spokespeople are cagey about it, I don’t know why.
Now I’ll tell you, this scene was south of Fulton (which of course has a much higher maximum speed (35 MPH at least in the Richmond)), compared with Masonic’s 25 MPH) betwixt Hayes and Grove and most of the speeding goes on north of Fulton, in the hilly area south of Anza, where there are just two signals and they are more or less synced.
Anyway, in a land where we can’t put up proper cell phone towers, the police are allowed to point radar guns at you from cars.
*Which is just a ridiculous name for a car. Intercepter actually can mean something in a military*** setting, but using the term for a regular old police car is 100% marketing. How about “heavy-duty” or “police special” instead, Ford, you know, for your ugly, ugly big-on-the-outside, small-on-the-inside Taurus?
***Yes, the US Coast Guard is a branch of the military, the smallest branch, AAMOF.
On most streets, nobody’s going to stop you, so why not do it?
The only downside would be causing an accident, ’cause you could have some liability there.
But see? These gals are Doin’ It Right – they parked in the middle of the block. Whatever you do, don’t park too close to a cross-street:
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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Big Ben, c’mon?
Ah, yeah, 10-4, Big Ben, for sure, for sure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon.
Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Big Ben, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy.
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy…
This taxpayer-subsidized religious summer school program started up yesterday, looks like:
2013 Summer Session
June 17 – July 29, 2013
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ida B. Wells School
1099 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
“CDF’s Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC) led to the creation of the CDF Freedom Schools program in 1995, offering children enrichment through a reading curriculum that seeks to foster a love of learning and to empower children to make a difference in their families, communities and the nation. In the summer of 2007, CDF Freedom Schools sponsor partners served over 8,300 children in 61 cities and 25 states (and D.C.), including over 1,750 children in the Gulf Coast Region (AL,LA,MS,TX). Since 1995, over 64,000 children and families have been reached through the CDF Freedom Schools program experience.”
It’s now, it’s wow, it’s Google Shopping Express.
And it’s free to check out for six months, if you qualify.
“Get free delivery for six months. We’re opening our pilot to a limited number of testers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Testers receive a free6-month membership for unlimited same-day delivery.”