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Posts Tagged ‘library’
The Giants, Stephen Curry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton: 2016 was a Tough Year for This Heroes Section of the San Francisco Public LibraryMonday, November 21st, 2016
Security Guards Rousting Homeless at Hamilton Square / Western Addition Library on Easter Sunday? Who’s Paying These People?Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Just asking. You tell me, babe. Here’s the view from Geary just east of Scott:
This was at a time when the Western Addition Library was closed and this sure looks like rousting to me.
Are these guys peace officers or park rangers or feds or something? Sure don’t look like it. That means they’re security guards operating at Hamilton Square? Do they work for the SFPL? IDK.
What’s next, the Library Police (to go with the Mint Police and every other kind of police we have in SF)?
Sleepless in Seattle Puzzled in Frisco
It’s a Book Club and We’re All Invited! David Talbot’s “Season of the Witch” Selected as 11th Annual “One City One Book”Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
JFK assassination conspiracy theorist David Talbot is being honored with this year’s OCOB:
David Talbot’s Season of the Witch Selected as 11th Annual “One City One Book
San Francisco Public Library is thrilled to announce that the 11th Annual One City One Book selection is David Talbot’s Season of the Witch, an extraordinary telling of the colorful and often dark history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982.
Library bookshelves will be stocked with fresh copies of Season of the Witch in September – or, read it over the summer and be ready for all the fun events happening this fall! Citywide programming will take place throughout September and October.
Mr. Talbot will be making multiple appearances in the fall, including readings, discussion panels, school visits and more. In addition, there will be tours, book discussions and other presentations, with our program partners. Please watch the complete program schedule, available in September.
From the early days of the Summer of Love in the Haight, through years of murder and mayhem, the city evolved. Through extensive research and personal interviews, Talbot captures a 15-year history never before told in this level of detail. The stories lend themselves to opportunities to revisit this history through exhibits, music, politics and more.
One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and at events throughout the City. By building bridges between communities and generations through the reading and, most importantly, the discussion of one book, we hope to help to make reading a lifelong pursuit and to build a more literate society.
Sponsors for One City One Book include the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. The program is also supported by many bookstore partners, program partners and media sponsors, including Green Apple Books, Green Arcade Books, Books Inc., California Historical Society, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, San Francisco History Center and more.
About the Author:
David Talbot is an author, journalist, and media producer; and now, a publisher.
He is co-founder of Salon magazine, and former editor of Image and Mother Jones magazines. He has written forTime magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications. In addition to Season of the Witch, he is author of Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America.
This one from SPUR – San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association is hard to believe:
The San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association (SPUR) produced a report entitled “Prologue to Action” arguing that, to enable the city to compete effectively, city government should influence growth so that San Francisco’s population “will move closer to ‘standard white Anglo-Saxon Protestant’ characteristics.” (Hirten, Farrell, and Weese 1966)
And here’s the actual document itself, from our California Historical Society at 678 Mission Street:
Here you go, under “Issue B”
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It’s, as always, the prospect of a “provincial” SF versus a world-class SF. What SPUR wants is to take tax and fee payer money and give it to … SPUR, so it then can advocate spending more tax and fee payer money on whatever flavor of the month development program its members stand to make money from. Why does SFGov give any money at all to SPUR?
What’s actually changed at SPUR the past four decades, aside from them saying that the UR in SPUR no longer stands for “Urban Renewal?”
What a horrible organization.
News: “Increased Internet Access at the Library!” – Plus, Our SFPL is Waiving Lost Card Fee – Plus Free WiFiFriday, September 5th, 2014
Here’s a fresh press release from Our San Francisco Public Library:
“Increased Internet Access at the Library!
Effective Sept. 5, library computer users will have greater access to Internet-enabled computers throughout the library system. Computer users will be able to reserve up to two one-hour sessions per day, as opposed to the current limit of one hour per day. The second hour is contingent upon availability. The increased time is in response to patron need and popular demand, and provides better service and utilization of library resources.
“The Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We believe that these additional hours will better serve our library patrons.”
In addition, most of the Main Library’s Internet Express computers, will have increased time limits, from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Free Wi-Fi is available for both card holders and non-card holders at the Main Library and all branches for those who wish to bring their own devices. In addition, library patrons may be able to borrow a laptop computer for in-library use at branches when desktop computers are not available.
All library users are encouraged to apply for a free library card. Use of library computers is free to card holders, and, as part of the initiative to provide more access to our library users, Library staff will waive the lost card fee and issue a free replacement card through June 2015.”
8 Washington and the Infinite Sadness – These People Against the “Wall on the Waterfront” Were on the Cusp of Victory in 2012Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
But they sure didn’t look it back in 2012.
They looked so, so sad.
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I hadn’t realized the intensity of their movement until this night at the San Francisco Public Library on Page Street in the Upper Haight area.
And then, in 2013, they won, big-time.
So what’s next for 8 Washington – what’ll happen with the parcel?
I know not.
Oh, so here’s what the national media doesn’t know about the sainted San Francisco Planning Commission:
It’s a political organization run by the Mayor of San Francisco.
So, is it really”thoughtful,” “considered,” and “professional?”
Here’s an example for you, national MSM.
The SFMTA is similar to Planning Commission except the SFMTA takes care of transit in SF.
The SFMTA recently had a big push to turn on parking meters on Sundays instead of having them flash “FREE PARKING” from Saturday night to Monday morning every week. (They had studies and everything.) So then people had to pay for parking meters on Sundays. Fine.
But then the Mayor of San Francisco said he didn’t like having meters charge for parking on Sundays. And then the SFMTA voted, unanimously, to make Sunday parking free again less than a year after deciding to charge for Sunday parking.
So similar things happen with the Planning Commish? Yes – it;s the same dynamic.
So, IRL, the SFMTA and the Planning Commission are captives of the Mayor of San Francisco. So that’s why builders donate money to and say nice things about the Mayor of San Francisco.
If you aren’t aware of this, national MSM, then you don’t understand what happened with the 8 Washington proposal, just saying.
What, Somebody’s _Starting_ a Newspaper in San Francisco? Presenting Issue One of “HATCH Beat” from Liz Fedak of IllinoisSaturday, May 17th, 2014
Well, here it is, an actual real 8-page newspaper “serving Cole Valley, Alamo Square, Hayes Valley and the Haights” – it’s the brand-new HAtCHBeat, Issue One*
Now meet Liz Fedak, Publisher.
Somebody who tried something like this a little while back was Eve Batey. Her online-only effort didn’t work out.
And speaking of online-only, Hoodline (mostly covering “Divisadero, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Upper Haight,” mostly) comes to mind as there’s a lot of overlap there. Liz has carved out an area that we can call District 5 Less The Inner Sunset.
Who’s taken notice already? How about D5 Supervisor London Breed** with her City Hall column and SFPD Park Station Captain Gregory Corrales with his Police Beat?
And add to that an alphabet soup of SFGov departments, including advertisers with big ads such as the Department of Elections and the SF Public Library.
Check it out if you can. You’ll see a bit about Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic (1988-2013) that takes a decidedly anti-RPD position.
That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“Do you have interest in writing, photography or videography? Whether you have experience or not, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.”
Leaving you with the categories to be covered:
Business + Money — HATCH Beat
Parenting — HATCH Beat
Profiles — HATCH Beat
Community — HATCH Beat
Calendar — HATCH Beat
Pets — HATCH Beat
Food + Drink — HATCH Beat
Police Blotter — HATCH Beat
Entertainment — HATCH Beat
Bon courage, HAtCHBeat!
The “We Are CCSF” Alliance Tackles Deferred Maintenance Today: Weed Pulling, Recycling, Composting, Window WashingSaturday, November 2nd, 2013
Of course making the effort is better than not making the effort:
SF City College Volunteers Tackle $1 Billion Project
San Francisco City College Chancellor, Students, Classified Employees And Faculty Take On The Problems Identified By The Community College Accreditation Commission
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)— Over 100 community members, classified employees, students, faculty and administrators are coming together to take concrete action to address identified problems at the college. Together, they are looking at the community college accreditation commission’s list of over 300 items that need to be fixed to maintain accreditation. On the list is one billion dollars’ worth of deferred maintenance. The alliance, known as “We Are CCSF”, will take on some hard labor of pulling weeds, recycling, composting, window washing and other activities on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 AM.
“We need to do everything in our collective power to ensure that City College stays open and accredited for current and future generations of students”, says Jill Kersey a classified employee at SF City College and a member of SEIU Local 1021. “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment in the history of our college and our city. Together, we can do what must be done to help repair, rebuild, and restore our college.”
When: SATURDAY, Nov. 2, 2013, 10 AM
Where: City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus [outside of Rosenberg Library]
Who: SF City College Chancellor Dr. Arthur Q. Tyler, “We Are CCSF” alliance, Classified Employees, Students, Faculty, SEIU Local 1021, Coleman Advocates and other community organizations
“We Are CCSF” alliance includes community members, classified employees, students, administrators and faculty, including Students Making a Change, SEIU 1021 and Coleman Advocates. The mission for “We Are CCSF” is to “Repair what is broken at CCSF, Rebuild the college to become a high functioning institution once again, and Restore public faith in the college’s capacity to effectively serve the people of San Francisco”.