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Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square Garage is 50 Years Old – Party on Saturday

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Don’t tell the people at the Streetsblog or anything, but the Yelp-rated Portsmouth Square Garage is celebrating 50 years of operation. The managers of this car hole going to have a little get-together for the public this Saturday:

“On July 10th Saturday, at Portsmouth Square, come join in our 50th Anniversary celebration, beginning at noon till 3:00 pm. There will be live DJ Radio Broadcast, music performance by Jest Jammin’ and a Historical photo exhibition of Chinatown.”

See? Instead of Transit First, it will be Cars First, if just for a day.

And then they’ll have a banquet featuring Board of Supervisors President David Chiu a couple days later. It’s going to be mega.

The garage has been the scene of many public gatherings over the years. Here’s a Tiananmen Square anniversary:

via Whole Wheat Toast

Personally, I’ve never set foot inside off this famous garage because I’m a member of Park Club. The first rule of Park Club is Never Drive Into Chinatown. Can you guess the second rule? It’s Never Drive Into Chinatown. (The Financh is just a couple blocks away, right? Plenty of free on-street parking there…)

Oh, and bonus, they have free validation for two hours if you buy something, or something like that.

Anyway, enjoy your garage.

All the deets:

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE GARAGE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
Portsmouth Square Garage will be holding a press conference on Wednesday 7/7/2010 to be
held at the Garage Cashiers’ Booth at 11:00 am regarding the upcoming 50th Anniversary
Community Celebration and Dinner.

“Many will remember in 1960, Willie McCovey played 1st base and Wille Mays was center fielder
for the San Francisco Giants and this is the same year the Giants moved to a brand new
Candlestick Park, but how many of us remember the opening day of Portsmouth Square?” says
Sam Kwong, President of the Garage Board of Directors.

“Portsmouth Square and the Garage have come a long way since then. On July 10th Saturday,
at Portsmouth Square, come join in our 50th Anniversary celebration, beginning at noon till 3:00
pm. There will be live DJ Radio Broadcast, music performance by Jest Jammin’ and a Historical
photo exhibition of Chinatown.”

Ever more deets, after the jump.

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Barbara Boxer Replaced by Cardboard Box at Today’s Debate with BlogFather Mickey Kaus

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

[UPDATE: Turns out that this stentorial senatorial debate wasn't the only fuss about town on May 25, 2010. Richard Parks has the deets of protestors "greeting" President Barack Obama high atop Nob Hill yesterday.]

Contrarian BlogFather Mickey Kaus brought his windmill-tilting campaign for the U.S. Senate to San Francisco today. But the problem was that, as expected, Senator Barbara Boxer didn’t show up to debate him at the Holiday Inn on Van Ness this afternoon.

So Mickey propped a box up on an empty lectern and referred to it as “ma’am.” At which point, a mop-topped college-boy aide used a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook to play the audio track of the now-famous “Could You Say Senator Instead of Ma’am?” bit .

Senator Box (D-CA ) collapsing under cross this afternoon:

Via the generous Stephen Kaus at the aptly-named stephen kaus weblog out of Berkeley, CA.

The mise-en-scene:

In other news, Barack Obama is coming to town this afternoon to host a fundraiser for Senator Boxer. Oh well.

What’s the point of Mickey’s run?

Find out here, if you want.