“In the 1950s, however, when Henry Doelger was building Westlake Palisades, we knew little about coastal erosion, the ongoing Mussel Rock landslide, or the San Andreas Fault. Despite the futile efforts of the Ocean Shore Railroad to maintain a roadbed across the flowing cliffs and the repeated failure of Highway 1, the coastal view remained irresistible. Doelger learned a quick lesson about geologic processes when 11 of the homes he was building on the north side of Westline Drive, along the upper edges of the landslide, began to move downhill soon after construction. Doelger bought them back and moved them to inland lots.”
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Look at this beaut:
The brick, five-story Folger Coffee Company Building at 101 Howard in San Francisco, California was the former headquarters of Folgers. It is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.]The building still has a sign saying “The Folgers Coffee Company” on one corner. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has its California campus on the top floor, where Wharton’s MBA for Executives program is offered.”
Oh baby, it’s your classic Brick & Timber:
Via Eric in SF – click to expand
This building was put up on landfill (in a place where San Francisco Bay used to be 15 feet(!) deep) and it got finished in, wait for it, 1905, just in time for the Great Fire and Earthquake of 1906. But that was no problem at all ’cause of all the pilings it had driven 40 feet(!) into the mud. And the fires, well they just happened to stop right across the street.
See? “X” marks the spot and the dark yellow shows where the fires went:
That’s part of what makes it historic:
Folger Coffee Company Building (added 1996 – – #96000679)
101 Howard St. , San Francisco
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Schulze, Henry A.
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Area of Significance: Engineering, Commerce, Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Business, Manufacturing Facility
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business
Built to last:
It’s an icon:
And high ceilings to boot:
Bon Courage University of San Francisco! Welcome back to SoMA!
All the deets:
“USF Purchases Historic Folger Building
The University of San Francisco has agreed to buy the historic Folger Coffee Building in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Listed on the National Registerof Historic Places and located within walking distance of where USF first opened its doors in 1855 at Fourth and Market streets, the agreed purchase of the Folger Building at 101 Howard St. marks a return to the university’s roots in downtown San Francisco.
With easy access to freeways, the Bay Bridge, and public transportation, the location builds on USF’s 156-year history of service to San Francisco, while acting on the university’s goals to be more visible and more tightly woven into the fabric of the city.
“By relocating some of the university’s programming, we will have more opportunity to serve multiple audiences – allowing USF to be closer to the businesses and civic organizations with which we currently partner, while also engaging new prospects for collaboration,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. “With neighbors such as Google, Twitter, DropBox, SalesForce.com, and established legal and financial services firms, this acquisition presents tremendous opportunity for new corporate partnerships and places USF in the center of innovation.”
With 90 percent of the Folger Building currently occupied by tenants, USF’s presence in downtown will be limited in the near term. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jennifer Turpin, in consultation with the deans and faculty, will finalize decisions about what academic programs will occupy the downtown space and on what schedule. No decisions have been made yet as to what administrative and non-academic units will be housed in the new building.
Written by Edward Carpenter”
Oh Marin, You So Crazy (OMYSC)! Plastic Surgeon’s $2 Million Lawsuit Against Yelp Reviewer Gets Reverse PwnedFriday, June 24th, 2011
(Gentle Readers, you know that I love you, all 14 of you, no matter what. But others, well, they only care about cosmetic-type things – they’ll like you better if you pay somebody to shoot protein into your face, oh well.)
Can you imagine making a post on the Yelp about your plastic surgeon and then getting hit with a multi-million dollar defamation (plus invasion of privacy plus interference with prospective economic advantage, you know, the whole megillah) lawsuit?
Oh, and surprise, they’re talking about this case on the Yelp.
A little of this, and now you’re beautiful!
Anyway, Only in Marin, as they say…
Then you read up on how he wants to smash open the iPhone over the recent AT&T / Google Voice lockout brouhaha. You see, Jules acted with a shocking quickness. Is it because he “gets” technology? Could be.
Anywho, Mr. Chairman came to the lovely Valencia Gardens housing projects (seriously, the best in the City, more appealing than the Fillmore Center Apartments anyway) on a dreaded sunny day to highlight “the importance of broadband access in low income communities.” Check it:
Julius, second from right, chatting with the Mission Digital Connectors:
And with other Missionites:
Can people in the area around 14th and Valencia open up their netbooks to catch 5/5 bars worth of WiFi goodness at 54 million bits per second? Yes we can.
There’s your schmoozefest of the day.
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI TO HIGHLIGHT BENEFITS OF BROADBAND AT SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Chris Vein, San Francisco’s Chief Information Officer
and Henry Alvarez, Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing
Authority (SFHA) will welcome Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), for a Mission neighborhood event
highlighting the importance of broadband access in low income communities.
Chairman Genachowski will tour the technology facilities at Valencia
Gardens, a SFHA community, and meet with residents of Valencia Gardens and
community leaders. Valencia Gardens is a national model for bringing high
speed internet access to public housing sites. Through the San Francisco
Department of Technology’s partnership with the Internet Archive, residents
are able to receive speeds of over 50 mbps. In addition to access, the
Department of Technology has coordinated a wide range of training and
support programs for residents of Valencia Gardens.
The Department of Technology has led an initiative to bring broadband
access to 4399 units of public and non-profit housing developments.
WHAT: FCC Chairman tours Valencia Gardens Technology Center
WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2009
WHO: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
San Francisco Chief Information Officer Chris Vein
SFHA Executive Director – Henry A. Alvarez III
Hydra Mendoza, Education Advisor to the Mayor of San Francisco
Alan Greenley, One Economy
WHERE: Valencia Gardens Technology Center
360 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The San Francisco 8 case regarding the death of John Victor Young in 1971 is now 87.5% finished, so only the fate of final defendant Francisco Torres remains undecided. (These legal proceedings seem to get more attention outside of San Francisco County than inside, so the average resident is still probably ignorant of what the term “SF8″ means.)
Click to expand.
It’s not easy getting a handle on things, based on what I’ve read. If the deputy AGs can establish a fingerprint match on a lighter, then what does that, by itself, prove about what Francisco Torres was actually doing on August 29, 1971?
To Be Continued…