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Posts Tagged ‘homeless’
“Discussing HOT teams and homelessness in the Haight Ashbury with @BevanDufty at Park Station tonight.”
And here’s the SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM (SFHOT).
And here are some recent day-campers in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park – they had an especially charismatic dog:
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What does this all add up to? IDK.
The business owners on Haight and the homeowners groups are looking for changes on how SFGov handles the homeless. Who knows if they’ll get that.
In any event, here’s the schedule for community meetings:
Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Park Station
“Good afternoon from Park Police Station! My name is Raj Vaswani and I am honored to be your new Captain here in the vibrant Park District.
I know I have not yet attained ‘Legend’ status, which Captain Corrales held. If I stay the full 45 years, I have some time to work on becoming a legend. I wish Captain Corrales a well deserved retirement and I know he worked hard and was very passionate about fighting crime through-out his career. I personally know many of the officers & supervisors here at Park Station and I can tell you is that you are in very good hands; We have Officers with experience that love to work in the Park District.
My background is 20+ years in policing. I have worked as an officer at the old Potrero Station, Southern Station, Northern Station, and specifically the Northern Station Street Crimes Under-cover Unit. I was promoted while at Northern Station then worked 8 years in Investigations Bureau as a Inspector. I worked at Ingleside and Southern as a patrol supervisor, then a Patrol Lieutenant in the Mission.
I have also worked for the Deputy Chief as a Lieutenant in Administration Bureau. I’ve worked closely with DPW on the new Police Headquarters Building and the Sixth Street Substation. I’ve worked collaboratively with the San Francisco City Attorney and Treasurer on business regulations and permit matters. My last assignment as Lieutenant was for the Chief’s Office as the Commanding Officer for the Legal Division. In this position I had the unique opportunity to represent the department in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation in Federal Court. Lastly, I was recently the citywide Night Captain where I managed in-progress incidents and nightclub-related deployment of officers. Working in this capacity I had the unique opportunity to patrol the entire city and meet many of the new officers in our department.
I look forward to serving your needs as the Captain of Park Station. I have already reached out to some of the businesses, organizations, and Supervisors that represent the Park District. Today, I will be walking Haight Street and hope to meet some of the residents and businesses that represent this historic neighborhood . I’m a strong believer that the police are a part of the fabric of the community, but the neighborhood groups, merchants associations, residents, and visitors also play an important part in our success; I intend to continue having a positive collaborative relationship with the community!
Please consider coming to our evening National Night Out Event on Aug. 5th! (More info to follow,
And speaking of following….. feel free to follow me on twitter! http://twitter.com/sfvas ). I hope to use Social Media to stay connected to you all.
Captain Raj Vaswani”
Well, Here’s What the New Signs in the Panhandle Look Like: “PARK HOURS – 5AM-Midnight – PARK CODE 3.21″Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Apparently, our Board of Supervisors is unaware that the paved path on the south side of the Panhandle, the one that goes along right next to Oak, is NOT a bike path.
Twitterloin Update: AVA Building Claims to be “Awesome,” Warns Homeless About Leaving Stuff Out Front – “Not Cool,” Bro!Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Civic Center Mike tells the story of this photo he took on 9th Street in the Twitterloin tax-free enterprise zone
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This place might look good on the inside, but it’s in a high-crime area, oh well.
Oh AVA Building, will you ever win?
Hey Look! DDG Partners and DM DEVELOPMENT Team Up to Evict the Homeless Encampment at the New 8 Octavia Condo BuildingThursday, May 1st, 2014
[UPDATE: At least one person has moved back in, as of May Day 2014.]
Here’s your before, at the corner of Market Street and the man-made disaster of Octavia “Boulevard,” from just last month, April 2014, IDK, 10 days ago?
See down below, those cardboard boxes were the start of a homeless encampment that stretched north up the Boulevard:
How many people slept there each night? IDK, but there were spaces for like a dozen people.
Anyway, that was then and this is now – this is how things look today, May 1st, after the recent clean up:
See that? Homeless people be gone, replaced by “ol ol g” (DDG, for those of you who don’t read Starchitect or whatever the hell that font is called) and DM DEVELOPMENT, ’cause, you know, it just wouldn’t do to have those glorious names residing over where people reside.
Oh, and here’s the pitch:
DM Development collaborates with visionary architects and interior designers to create remarkable living spaces that push the boundaries of design.
That’s your 8 Octavia condo update. Look for the banner ads soon – it won’t be long now…
They’ve been here for a while. The construction crew is cool with it, but this arrangement can’t last much longer:
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Here’s the spiel for this brand new building, and they mention the names of many many local bidnesses and institutions, for some reason:
Arlequin To Go
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
They go on and on…
More after the jump.
Why AVA Won’t Get Mocked the Way the NeMA Building Gets Mocked – BONUS: Why SFist is Much Better Than “The Bold Italic”Friday, February 28th, 2014
Well here’s the come-on for the new AVA Building
“Win A Brand New Apartment in Mid-Market: This post is brought to you by AVA 55 Ninth. AVA 55 Ninth, … http://bit.ly/1bRsg0U ”
And here’s a screenshot of SFist – man, that’s a lot of advertisin’:
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So, the reason why AVA won’t get mocked is that it’s not spending its marketing money as absurdly as it’s nearby competitor, NeMa.
(In short, NeMa, you crazy!)
Of course, you won’t actually be “winning” a “brand-new apartment,” but you’ll get to stay there for a year, assuming you can work out the tax implications.*
So you’re not winning an apartment per se, or a 20 year lease per se, or a life estate, per se.
But this contest could be interesting to a San Francisco newcomer.
I’ll note that this ad is clearly labeled as an ad. I’ll further note the the Gannett Co Inc’s west coast blog The Bold Italic, differs in this regard.
The Gannett blog would do different things with the money given by the property developer. Maybe form a “partnership,” something corrupt like that.
So that’s Why AVA Won’t Get Mocked the Way the NeMA Building Gets Mocked and Why SFist is Much Better Than “The Bold Italic”
*Frankly, “winning” this deal would have zero appeal to me, as it would the typical San Francisco renter. Perhaps you could work out a deal to “take the cash” as they say in the sweeps biz.
Official Yelp Map of San Francisco’s “Sketchy” Areas: Now with Annotations! – Bad News for NeMA BuildingFriday, January 17th, 2014
Check it, “Reviews that mention ‘SKETCHY’ in San Francisco”
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(Now of course there are plenty of other places in town that could similarly be considered “sketchy” by the Yelpers, except the Yelpers would never have a reason to go there.)
Now let’s take a look at these blips on San Francisco’s CT scan:
North Beach – Stay off of Broadway and out of its strip clubs and you should do fine. The epicenter is Kearney and Broadway.
The Tenderloin – This is the big one. AKA the Uptown Tenderloin, per some Berkeley residents. AKA the Twitterloin. AKA the 6th Street Corridor. AKA Downtown. AKA Civic Center. AKA New Market / NeMA. AKA Central Market. AKA Mid-Market. AKA the ‘Loin. The epicenter is Turk and Taylor.
The Fillmore – AKA the Western Addition. The epicenter is the Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits in the Safeway mall.
NoPA – AKA North of Panhandle Area. AKA Northeast of the Panhandle Area. AKA the Divisadero Corridor. AKA DivCo. AKA the Western Addition. The epicenter is the Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits at Hayes, I suppose, but the drug dealers who hang out at McAllister and Divis might disagree.
Lower Haight – AKA Lower Fillmore. The epicenter is Haight and Webster.
16th and Mission – The epicenter is the BART Station.
24th and Mission – The epicenter is the BART Station.
30th and Mission – The epicenter is where they want to build a new BART Station.
The Lower Third – NB: The cross-streets are alphabetized, more or less. The epicenter is Oakdale and Third
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