Posts Tagged ‘kezar’

I Am Become Rob Anderson, #2: So This is How They Restriped the Bike Lanes of JFK Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Please point me to something else in the world what looks like this, on JFK westbound in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Here’s what you do, you get a car and then drive west from Stanyan.* And then you think, “Why is my body closer to the left side of the road than the right?”

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Simply, this is a mess.

Could maybe a traffic engineer take a look at this design? You know, at some point?

Note the absence of a stop line for bikes next to the stop sign. I think that’s on purpose…

Oh well.

*Speaking of Stanyan and JFK Drive, there needs to be a traffic signal at the east end of JFK where it intersects with Kezar Drive. Maybe someday…

WTF? sfRecParkTV is Indescribable – It’s Both Over- and Under-Produced – My Grandmother Would Do a Better Job

Friday, May 6th, 2011

My grandmother with an iPhone.

First off, RPD, you need to cut down on the computer duster huffing* on Saturday mornings, m’kay? M’kay.

Second of all, why can’t you play it straight? Ask yourself, “How does artificial vignetting serve the viewer?” How do these video effects and old-timey tunes do any good?

And how much do all these crappy videos cost? Are we paying for them? Do they cost $100k the way Rielle Hunter‘s** did?

And there are just 15 viewers so far?

(I’ll tell you, you can get people to do this kind of “work” for free. Srsly.)

Y en realidad, the Cardinal & White Spring Game at Kezar Stadium is pretty much a Stanfoo-only thing. Just saying.

And oh, Stanford won this year.

Hurray!

*That’s a, as is typical, fairly accurate portrayal from South Park. I don’t believe in television, but man, if you get a chance to see Allison from that Intervention show. Wow, it’s riveting.

**Fake name, of course. “Hunter.” Nice.

OMG, See Stanford Play Against Stanfurd at Kezar Stadium – It’s Stanfoo’s Cardinal and White Football Game 2011!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

If you just looooove Stanfoo, then the annual Cardinal & White football scrimmage is for you today.

This year, it features terrible techno music. Per NickKord:

“I can hear the Stanford band practicing at Kezar Stadium. They sound awful. Not that I’m biased. #gobears @cal

Well that’s not nice!

QB Andrew Luck, as seen at last year’s C&W:

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Bon Courage, Cardinal!

Is Mayor Newsom Trying to Shut Down the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The people at our Yelp-rated Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) Recycling Center and Native Plant Nursery at 780 Frederick Street betwixt Arguello and Lincoln think that Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to, before he leaves local politics, shut the place down.

Why? Well, they believe that due to all the skivvy from:

“Anonymous sources in the Mayor’s Office, the Department of the Environment, and Recreation and Parks…”

O.K. then.

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Anyway, here are the deets:

“San Francisco’s Green Mayor Threatens Local Recycling Center With Eviction? Ten Green Jobs On The Line. 5,000 Native Plants Endangered. Thousands of SF Residents Will Miss City’s #1 Recycling Center
 
Anonymous sources in the Mayor’s Office, the Department of the Environment, and Recreation and Parks all confirm that the Mayor wants the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) Recycling and Native Plant Nursery out by the end of his term. The Mayor mistakenly believes this draconian act will reduce illegal street activity in the Neighborhood and in Golden Gate Park.
 
HANC Operations Manager Charlie Lamar disputes the connection. “Fewer than one in five of our customers sleep outside and more than half come in cars” says Lamar who has worked there over twenty years. He added “If you watch the short video petition you’ll see how our customer base is really quite diverse and representative of the City as a whole”.
 
This misguided decision to evict HANC, which founded the Recycling Center in 1974, will leave the ten San Franciscans who work there without a job. HANC pays a living wage and provides health care. Given the high unemployment rate, many of these workers will be out of a work for a long time and may well end up homeless.
 
Thousands of San Franciscans who recycle at HANC will be forced to use one of the other rapidly diminishing recycling centers across town. San Francisco is notoriously underserved by recycling centers.
 
“San Francisco has only one recycling center for every 44,000 residents whereas across the State you’ll find one for every 18,000”, says Ed Dunn,HANC’s Executive Director whose father founded the Recycling Center thirty-six years ago.
 
The fate of the Native Plant Nursery and its 5,000 plants remains unclear. Whether or not it would be incorporated into a new proposed “Garden Resource Center” at the HANC site is an open question. The need for such a new project located so close to the existing Garden for the Environment (HANC is their fiscal agent) which has similar programs does not seem to be great.
 
HANC already plans to offer free soil to community gardeners in the near future. And its Native Plant Nursery and Garden has been a destination for those interested in habitat restoration and gardening with native plants for years.

Pwned! This Giant Mural at Zhong Luo’s Dragon House on Mission Teaches an Important Lesson

Friday, August 6th, 2010

The important lesson taught by this giant mural at 4696 Mission down in Avalos Country is this:

Don’t mess with people associated with Zhong Luo’s Dragon House.

Just guessing.

Sifu Luo taking care of business in the Excelsior. Crack goes the humerus:

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Come for the Dragon House Ring Girls Naomi and Michele, stay for the amatuer cage fight series.

In closing,  Zhong Luo’s Dragon House!

Stanford’s Cardinal and White Spring Football Game at Kezar Stadium a Huge Success

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Thousands of Stanford University fans turned up at Kezar Stadium today for the annual Cardinal and White game:

“In keeping with past practice, Coach Jim Harbaugh used a draft to divide the roster into Cardinal and White teams. Assistant Lance Anderson, who will coach the Cardinal, had the first pick and took quarterback Andrew Luck. Assistant Tim Drevno, who will coach the White, was then given three selections. It’s a full-contact scrimmage for everyone except Luck, who is off limits to tacklers.”

This was a big deal – Mayor Newsom went and declared today “Stanford Football Day in San Francisco”

It all happened beneath UCSF medical school and our cardinal and white Sutro Tower:

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They even brought up 16 cheerleaders, who rooted for both sides.

Oh, here he is, #12, Cardinal QB Andrew Luck

He looks like an intense Tom Cruise, except taller. Let’s see how he does over the next third of a second. 

Success, as Tight End Zach Ertz catches a bullet. 

O.K. then. Do people actually gamble on this game? Apparently.

See you next year! (Maybe)

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Aspires to be a Roller Derby Referee in Haight Ashbury

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Owing to Program 4 at the San Francisco Ballet, I missed my chance to see Steve Wozniak emcee the Bay City Bombers’ season opener last weekend. But this short vid eases the pain. Will this Apple co-founder join in on the fun in the near future?

You Make The Call.

The Woz at Kezar Pavilion on Stanyan last Saturday:

Your next chance to pay $10 to see banked tracked roller derby comes up May 1st, 2010, when Orlando’s finest rollers come to town.

See you there!

Pay $10 to See Steve Wozniak Host Roller Derby in Haight Ashbury, March 6th

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Via SFist comes the news of Steve “The Woz” Wozniak starting up the Roller Derby game at Kezar Pavillion at 775 Stanyan Street just up from Haight this Saturday, March 6th, 2010.

Will he bring his Segway along, or maybe Steve Jobs too? We Can Only Hope. Tickets still on sale.

After this, maybe San Francisco will get it’s own ‘Woz Way” the way they have it down in San Hoser.

Your Bay City Bombers in action on the banked track. Ask yourselves, if it’s not on a banked track is it really Roller Derby?

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See you there!

Drinking and Watching Gaelic Football at 6:00AM: Your Right as a San Franciscan

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The popular Kezar Pub and Restaurantat 770 Stanyan in the Haight Ashbury / Cole Valley area allows patrons to watch live Gaelic Football all the way from Ireland.

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As long as you aren’t a tagging L.A. Dodgers fan, you’ll more than welcome. 

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Just follow KezarPub on Twitter to keep up with what’s going on….

New Bike Lanes on JFK in GGP, 133 Parking Spaces Gone, Hearing May 29th

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Well look what just sprouted up in Golden Gate Park - PUBLIC HEARING notices like the one you see below. So, it looks like DPT ORDER No. 3619, adopted just four days ago, will be the subject of a hearing at City Hall on Friday, May 29, 2009.

Here’s the upshot – three miles of bike lanes are going in (that’s both ways on JFK Drive from Park Presidio (basically) for almost a mile and a half to the Stanyan, Oak, Fell, Kezar area where the Panhandle starts (basically), so that means 133 parking spaces are coming out.

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That’s the best I can figure, anyway. (I’m not too good at this legal stuff, took the LSAT, got a 48, srsly.)

Take a look at what part of JFK looks like now. Cyclists compete with (legally and illegally) parked vehicles – sometimes they are forced into the “designated lane for cars.” It’s sort of a mess.

Project 7-4 John F. Kennedy Drive Bicycle Lanes, Kezar to Transverse Drives
This project would involve the installation of Class II bicycle lanes [which means a regular bike lane with stripes on both sides] in both directions on John F. Kennedy Drive from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive in Golden Gate Park. This project would add Class II bicycle lanes… by narrowing existing travel lanes. A limited number of parking spaces would be removed along portions of John F. Kennedy Drive where the narrowing of travel lanes would not provide sufficient space to add Class II bicycle lanes.

Here’s the proposal in four pages of pdf. If you add up the numbers in the handwritten notes, you should get 133 parking spaces removed. (I guess that’s a “limited number.”) Here’s the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s take, on this page here:

Description of project

This is Project 7.4 in the Bike Plan EIR:

John F. Kennedy Drive Bicycle Lanes, Kezar to Transverse Drives

MTA’s Project Description as analyzed in the Bike Plan EIR (Acrobat PDF file)

This project is an element of SF Bike Route 30.

Project Designs and Drawings

MTA’s project material (Acrobat PDF files):

Will Norman Mailer, seen here illegally blocking the current “bike lane” in front of the Conservatory of Flowers, soon be parking his tour bus on top of the new and improved bike lanes?

 

Only Time Will Tell.