Posts Tagged ‘markers’

Look Out, San Francisco Drivers! The SFMTA is Experimenting with Your Currently-Free Parking Spaces

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Here’s what happened on Central “Avenue” near Fell Street in the Western Addition NoPA all the way back in 2010.

And here’s the same block today, below.

So, somebody painted these parking T’s where there were none before and then somebody else came along three months later to blank them out with black paint and then, over the years, the black paint wore out leaving the still-visible, commercial-grade white T’s.

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Why would the DPW / SFMTA do this?

To see how parkers would react?

To put in meters?

I don’t know.

Courage.

Hey Park and Rec! You’re Losing the McKinley Statue Graffiti Battle Again, Just So You Know – Long Term Plan?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I thought you all were on top of this sitch.

What’s your long-term plan, DPR? Oh, I know, give you all more money. But if that’s not going to happen, what if we just take this whole statue thing out? Would you like that DPR?

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Anyway, I think KKKatie is still in the hoosegow, but SFNOB(?) and cat-face have taken over the reigns…

Well, It Appears That Rec and Park is Getting the Upper Hand Against Graffiti on the McKinley Statue

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

It goes back and forth, but lately, RPD has been in the game.

(Perhaps local real estate interests have the ear of the powers that be these days.)

Here’s what 2011, 2010, 2010, and 2010 looked like.

And this here is the sitch a third of the way through 2012:

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Looks fine to me.

That’s the update.

Leaving you will a gallery of older graffiti: 

Maximum Pwnage: DPT Totally Owns the NoPA NIMBY What Painted Parking Assistance Marks on Central Avenue

Friday, April 1st, 2011

[Someday, somebody will learn me why we call Central Street Central Avenue - I'll bet, in some areas, it's just a skosh wider than its siblings like Lyon or Baker, or maybe there were grander plans for this nothingburger street at some point...]

Get up to speed here on how some jackhole in the North of Panhandle Area part of the Western Addition painted white marks on Central Avenue so that each parker had a regulation 20 feet or something of room. They looked like capital “T’s” to me.

As is typical with neighborhood activists who don’t know what the frack they’re doing, the neighborhood activist who painted the marks didn’t know what the frack he (and it must have been a he, am I right girlfriend?) was doing.

Anyway, you can see the result – appears as if DPW applied paint thinner to each of the T’s yesterday, thusly:

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Now, here’s the Minority Report. Let’s say somebody in government wants to put parking meters on each and every residential block in San Francisco. Would that person have DPW or someplace put the parking marks down as a test to see how parkers responded? If such a test lasted three months, would the marks come off on the last day of a quarter, like March 31st, something like that? Uh oh…

Or, these were marks put down by aliens for the coming invasion, ala M. Night Shamalan’s Signs movie? (The secret to stopping the spread of aliens is water, but it’s unknown at this point how to stop the SFMTA from metastasizing…)

Either way, with these last two theories, all’s I can say is courage.

Let’s hope it was just a NIMBY…

Just Who is Responsible for the Terrible T’s of Central Avenue? “Parking Assistance” Comes to Street Parking

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I don’t know, but the person who spray-painted all these parking-meter style* white “T’s” on Central Avenue** was either:

1. A deluded, self-appointed NIMBY-type out to “improve” “his/her” neighborhood; or

2. A deluded government-appointed type out to make profit, in some way.

Now, NIMBY or Govmint worker (either way), how did you decide the spacing of the T’s? Is it in some book? What about Smart cars?

Another “improvement” gone awry:

Oh well.

*There are no meters here, at this point, anyway

**Yes, “Avenue,” for some odd reason.

Why Don’t We Give Back the McKinley Statue We’ve Abandoned? A Minas Morgul of Graffiti in the Panhandle

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Last I heard, KKKatey is still in jail, right? So who’s messing up this giant statue now? Why don’t we just give it back if we’re just going to abandon it to the East End Boys and girls with their makers and spray paint and whatnot?

Oh, I guess we ourselves built it, but maybe we should move it to a place where won’t serve as a graffiti beacon?

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Look at this, Teddy Roosevelt visited the west end of Golden Gate Park back in the day, just south of the NoPA, west of the EaPA, and north of the SoPA.

See?

What would Teddy say if he could see this statue in the state its in now?

I mean, he spent time traveling here when he could have been in Africa killing ever more elephants, right?

Oh well…

Presidio Pet Cemetery to be Maintained by Swords to Plowshares Volunteers

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Presidio Trust Executive Director Craig Middleton today announced a new partnership that will guarantee a long-term stewardship of the Yelp-rated Presidio Pet Cemetery.

All the deets, below

R.I.P. Tiger and Buddy Bird:

via prawnpie

SWORDS TO PLOWSHARES VETS TO HELP CARE FOR PET CEMETERY. VOLUNTEERS WILL TEND GRAVES OF BELOVED MILITARY PETS

Presidio of San Francisco (March 18, 2010) — The Presidio Trust and the Swords to Plowshares Veterans Academy, located on the Presidio, are kicking off a new partnership that will ensure long-term stewardship of the Presidio Pet Cemetery. The agreement provides for Trust staff to work with residents at Swords to Plowshares’ permanent supportive housing facility, the Veterans Academy, to maintain and improve the cemetery. Activities will include pulling weeds, removing invasive plants, picking up trash, trimming shrubs, and eventually restoring individual grave markers.

Located at the foot of McDowell Avenue, beneath Doyle Drive, and bounded by a white fence, the 450-square foot cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of loyal animals owned by families stationed at the Presidio. The cemetery’s official record is spotty but, by most accounts, it dates to the 1950s when upwards of 2,000 military families lived on the base. There are numerous legends surrounding the cemetery, which some believe was originally a burial ground for nineteenth-century cavalry horses or World War II guard dogs.

“The pet cemetery gives us insight into family life at the Presidio. It is part of the fabric of the park and former military base,” says Craig Middleton, the Trust’s Executive Director. “We are grateful that the veterans of Swords to Plowshares have offered to care for this important part of the Presidio’s legacy.”

All the deets, after the jump.

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The Crowded, Windblown Slopes of San Francisco National Cemetery

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The San Francisco National Cemetary in the Presidio is closed to new interments but it’s open to visitors pretty much all of the time.

The grave markers seem to go on and on…

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