Posts Tagged ‘james’

North of Panhandle Update: Small Coffee Shop Shut Down Over a Huge Rent Increase to $15K/Mo Reopens as … a Coffee Shop?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

(This is about the area actually north of the Panhandle, as opposed to the Divisadero Corridor’s NOPA, which is only sort of north of the Panhandle.)

Not much has been happening at the corner of Hayes and Ashbury lately, not since this incident reported by Hoodline. But lately we’ve had signs of life, and now look at this, a new soy delivery…

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…and a Now Hiring notice in the window:

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So who knows what happened here…

Judgment Day for the Former Bread and Butter Cafe in the 94117

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Not much happening at the corner of Hayes and Ashbury lately, not since this incident reported by Hoodline.

But now it’s being cleaned out, with detritus propped up on the sidewalk.

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I says to myself, I says, “Man, that neon Heineken sign won’t last long, and that Sierra Nevada sign as well.”

And they were the first to go.

But the rest is still out there – have a look see, why not.

Remembering GARFIELD – He Hated Mondays, Loved Lasagna

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

As seen in Golden Gate Park not far from NANCY PELOSI DRIVE. (And just look how happy she is. “You like me, you really like me!”)

And that’s his shorty down there – I think her name was Odie:

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Hey, wasn’t Golden Gate Park supposed to be free of statues and other monuments to politicians?

Yes.

Yes it was.

Dreamgirls at the Curran Theatre is Fantastic – See It By September 26th, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

A standing ovation capped the debut of Dreamgirls the other night at a packed Curran Theatre in Union Square. Here’s where you get your tickets.

Now, here’s what it looks like and here are the reviews:

Robert Hurwitt finds DG a fantastic and continually surprising visual feast;

Cy Ashley Webb considers much of the performance drop-dead perfect; and

Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave thinks it’s slick beyond belief

O.K. then. Get all the deets from SHN.

Adrienne Warren, Syesha Mercado and Moya Angela are the Dreamettes:

Photo by Joan Marcus

See you there!

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San Francisco Democrats Boo Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Gala – How Wude!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Pity poor Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – tonight he crashed the annual San Francisco Democratic Party Fundraising Gala and Auction at the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill and he was rewarded with a loud round of booing.

Poor guy. Did Assemblymember Tom Ammiano spontaneously yell, “You lie” at Arnold, ala Congressman Joe Wilson? Haha!

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The evening captured via Francis Tsang’s BlackBerry

Per SF FYI Net:

San Francisco Democratic Party – Onward to Victory Gala 2009
When: October 7, 2009 – Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Where: The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Democratic Party’s Annual Gala Fund Raiser. Many voices – one vision. Funds raised at the gala will directly support voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities to ensure that we elect a Democratic governor in 2010. $150.

Don’t Believe in Clinton/Obama Unity Yet? Then You’re Delusional!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Comes now Randy Shaw of Beyond Chron (oops, try here or here instead – you know, if a bunch of people want to get something deleted from Wikipedia, they can do it. Man, what is it with some people?) who pronounces:

“Anyone who tells you there is disunity at this [Democratic National] convention is not simply delusional—they are flat out lying.”

Mmmm. That certainly matches the Party Line. Check out this “Joint Statement from Maggie Williams, Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton and David Axelrod, Senior Strategist to Senator Obama” regarding “THE FACT” of unity states this:

“Anyone saying anything else doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Period.”

However, this is all spin. People, there is disunity at this convention. All conventions really, but this one in particular. Some are unusually outraged.

At least these folks were unified, back in the day:

The people over at PUMA (Party Unity My Ass or People United Means Action) PAC would certainly beg to differ. (Might need to update this entry if PUMA talk keeps up.)

And speaking of which, was James Carville wearing Puma shoes on the convention floor? Perhaps this was just a wardrobe malfunction?

Oh well. San Franciscans might want to come down to the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in the Financial District on Thursday night, August 28th, to check out some genuine unity when Obama speaks.

San Francisico Police Captain Proposes Mandatory Hand-Stamping to Track Nightclub Goers.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It’s been printed in the San Francisco Examiner, (so it must be true):

Captain James Dudley of Central Station in North Beach plans to ask the San Francisco Entertainment Commission to consider making mandatory handstamps specific to a bar or club so police can more easily make connections between specific locations and drunken behavior.

According to the Cap’n, “it would be helpful to be able to track people.”

Will this idea pass constitutional muster? Is it justified? Feel free to read the Captain’s weekly newsletters to see what he’s dealing with  on a nightly basis in the world-famous North Beach area.

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Will mandatory handstamps make your San Francisco bacchanal safer? Adamcomerford via Flickr

Be sure you don’t spend too much time showing off all your temporary tracking stamps to your friends on the street, as loitering too long in front of a club will soon get you into hot water as well.

Stay safe and have fun!