Posts Tagged ‘i-80’

Here It Is, Your Latest “Navigation Center” – Moving Homeless from Tents Under the I-80 to … Tents Inside the Nearby On Ramp to I-80

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

This is now, on Division, what’s left of Ed Lee’s Super Bowl City:

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And this is the near future, inside the Division Circle at South Van Ness:

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And this is the recent past, when lots of gov’mint cars used to park here – this area was being used, contrary to any claims from any Department Heads:

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Take a look at the construction, courtesy of Droney, the Friendly Drone™

And what the hell, why not take the tour, April 25, 2018?

“Construction of a new Navigation Center is currently in the works at Division Circle at Divison St. and South Van Ness Ave.

Join us for a tour of the construction site and to learn more about San Francisco’s Navigation Centers.

The City’s game-changing Navigation Centers are proving to be a successful model to provide shelter and services for homeless people living in street encampments, offering them not just beds, showers and meals, but also health care intensive case management and other support on their jounrey toward more stable housing.

Tours are free. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Personal protective equipment is required to enter the construction site. Guests will be asked to sign a safety waiver prior to starting the tour.

Please meet outside 30 Van Ness at 1 p.m. to start the tour. We will provide free transportation to the project site.”

Tent Encampment 1, Exit 73, Interstate 80, Christmas 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

As seen from the I-80:

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge Over the I-80 Reads as You Might Expect: “US NAVY – STOP KILLING WHALES”

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Say Good-Bye to This Giant YAHOO! Billboard – It’s the Last One You’ll Ever See

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It used to be famous.

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Sonic Boom: Our Greater Bay Area Now has Five (5) SONIC DRIVE-INs – Photo As Seen in Cow Town – Is Oak Town Next?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

I’ve never had the Sonic myself – I’m too old/fat for that. But you young-uns have at it.

As seen in Vaca (cow) ville (town), which still has cows, but was named after Manuel Cabeza Vaca, of course.

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Anyway, Oakland would seem to be an excellent fit for the Sonic – we’ll see…

Timeless Icons of the I-80: MILK FARM, Dixon, CA

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

It doesn’t get any more iconic than this

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Uh, the Homeless Tents are Back – On Division, Under the I-80 – This is Exactly What November 2015 Looked Like

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

First one tent, then another, and then, around Thanksgiving 2015, there was a whole line of tents on both sides of Division, 13th Street, or whatever this French Connection-style road is called.

August 20, 2016:

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At that time last year, I was thinking that the SFPD was going easy on the homeless having to do with the end-of-the-year holidays, or the (anticipated) El Niño rainstorms, and I also wondered if preparations for the unexpectedly expensive and unpopular corporate party for the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl were a factor.

These days, I know that tents with cheap but functional fiberglas poles can be had for like $25, which seems a lot cheaper than what I can recall that the old North Face Outlet sold aluminum-poled tents for, even at a super duper discount.

Those are the four factors I can think of for why 2015 became the Year of Sidewalk Tents in Frisco.

Anyway, these tents are back, as of August 2016.

If You Like Your Bridges without a Lot of Foofaraw, then the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge at Carquinez Strait is for You

Monday, July 11th, 2016

As seen on the I-80:

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You can’t get simpler than this…

Here’s the OTHER Part of the “Berkeley’s Big People” Art Installation: Bros Flying Kites, Mostly

Friday, January 15th, 2016

You’ve seen the northern end, now here’s the southern end:

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OK fine…

Mercy Sakes Alive, Looks Like We Got Us A Convoy, a Huge Military Convoy, on the I-80, Heading East

Monday, January 11th, 2016

I aint never seen this:

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I can remember seeing some HUMVEEs on the “Interstate” freeways of Honolulu,* but H1 Hummers were the smallest of the lot here. Look at these beasts – I bet they put out more NOx than a TDI VW:

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Here’s what you need, an 8×8 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M984 wrecker

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About ten vehicles altogether…

*Yes, just one city has three entire interstate freeways inside of it