Posts Tagged ‘mason’

The Simple Pleasures of SFPD Detention in Randy Shaw’s Corrupt Twitterloin

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Especially when you know you’ll be released in about 15 seconds.

Two people, anyway, certainly thought something was funny.

Foot of Turk Street near Market:

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Shawville, Uptown Tenderloin, San Francisco, USA

Friday, May 10th, 2013

For all you newcomers, Randy Shaw is the person who made the Twitterloin the place it is today.

The first block of Turk Street, in the Twitterloin near Market Street:

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Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Aiden, Jackson, Ethan, Liam, Mason: The Top 10 Baby Names of 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Or so they say:

“Top 10 Baby Names of 2012

Sophia
Emma
Olivia
Isabella
Ava
Lily
Zoe
Chloe
Mia
Madison

Aiden
Jackson
Ethan
Liam
Mason
Noah
Lucas
Jacob
Jayden
Jack

To wit, here’s Aiden Jayden and Brayden:

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All the deets, after the jump

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Mid Market Update: “Flagship Retail/Tech for Sale” – Chor Boogie Mural Imperiled

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

This one.

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SFPD Cop Leisurely Blocks All of Market Street for Five Minutes in Order to Ticket an SUV Driver

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

At first I thought this was an accident scene betwixt 5th and 6th streets, but no, it was just a cop giving a citation to a driver for driving straight through the intersection of 6th and Market.

You see, the cop stopped the SUV, which blocked the MUNI bus (which I think might have been rerouted for construction of the already-worthless yet very expensive Central Subway), which blocked everything else: 

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Oh well…

OMG, OMG, It’s “Summer Fun Day” at the Presidio Trust’s Crissy Field This Saturday! Noon to 5:00 PM, July 30th, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Oh man, after those AM clouds drift away this Saturday, it’s going to be a dreaded sunny day at Crissy Field for you and the fam at Summer Fun Day 2011!

Check it:

“On July 30, Outdoor Nation, The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service will co-host a Summer Fun Day celebration at Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield. The public is invited to participate in an incredible range of outdoor recreation—from rock climbing, to camping competitions to orienteering—that are available close to home. This event is free and is expected to attract thousands of Bay Area residents. More information can be found at SummerFunDay.org.”

Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

Presented by: The North Face, REI Foundation and The Conservation Fund
Co-Host: National Park Service and Crissy Field
When: Saturday, July 30 | 12:00noon-5:00pm
Location: Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield
Address: Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Calling all Bay Area Residents!
Don’t miss a day of free family fun on Outdoor Nation’s ultimate, outdoor adventure playground!

Highlights of Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

REI Family Camping Fun
Hula Hooping and other Retro Games hosted by Merrell
Biking
Prizes, including CamelBak Water Bottles
Music, hiking and more!

All the deets, below.

Is Crissy Field really still growing? If so, the Continental Drift Theory is proven once again:

See you there!

Outdoor Nation Summer Youth Summits Culminate in San Francisco

Youth-led Movement for the Outdoors Plans Agenda—with more than $100,000 in Dedicated Funding for Youth Project Ideas—to Expand Access, Activity, and Appreciation

San Francisco, California – Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, is coming to San Francisco, the fifth and final stop on the series of 2011 Youth Summits. For many reasons—access, cultural relevance, education, time, budget cuts—America’s youth is losing touch with the outdoors. Outdoor Nation is empowering the Millennial generation to address the issues head-on and develop their own solutions to connecting youth with the outdoors.

The three-day Summit, co-hosted by The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, begins on July 29 at 12:00pm at the Presidio’s Fort Scott. A diverse group of more than 200 youth leaders aged 16 to 28 is expected in San Francisco, the Northwest Regional Summit. Delegates were chosen from online applications as well as nominations from Outdoor Nation partners.

Delegates will discuss regional outdoor issues and brainstorm project ideas to remove barriers to participation in the outdoors. Youth participants will vote for the top ideas in each region. The Outdoor Foundation will invest more than $10,000 in projects—a total of $100,000 for all the projects that result from the summits—with support from the National Park Service’s Rivers and Trails and Conservation Assistance National Programs.

Delegates will also address the deep budget cuts and unprecedented closures facing America’s State Parks, Outdoor Nation’s national partner and its top cause for 2011.

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What a Sec, Could the America’s Cup Result in the Return of the E-Line to the Presidio? Hurray! SPUR Wants Spur

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Put down your corn flakes and brace yourselves, you Marina NIMBYs. ‘Cause it turns out that the America’s Cup, that “Gift From God” Herself, might result in the re-opening of our moribund Fort Mason Rail Tunnel.

Will streetcars end up going all the way to the Presidio’s Main Post? Will they turn the Marina Green into something like Powell Station?

Who knows. Maybe.

OMG, the E!

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Now they’re talking about just an F-Line extension now, but once that tunnel’s open again, it’ll be Katie Bar The Door, it’ll be Run For The Hills, Ma Barker.

Take it away, SPUR.org:

“1.Build the F-Line extension to Fort Mason. Cup organizers expect 200,000 to amillion visitors per day to the events. To deliver effective public transportation services to the on-shore spectator areas, we must invest in rail. There simply is no way to add enough vehicle volume to accommodate those numbers. The extension of the historic F-line streetcar to Fort Mason would serve the anticipated spectator venues from Crissy Field to Aquatic Park. With support, creative financing, and expedient action, it is entirely possible for the project to be completed in time. For proof, one need only look to Seattle, whose streetcar line went from a policy decision to construction to operation in less than two and a half years. And it covers four times the distance of the proposed San Francisco extension.”

Remember, the F Extension will lead to the E, and that rhymes with T and that stands for trouble, or something.

Book Launch Tonight – “Lust for Justice” – Meet Tony Serra and Paulette Frankl at Fort Mason

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Back in the day, back in colledge the 90′s, my schoolchums and I were taken to court just to see Tony Serra at work.

He looks just the same. Anyway, check out the news of tonight’s launch up at Fort Mason.

Book Launch–Lust for Justice, Meet Tony Serra and Paulette Frankl

LUST FOR JUSTICE: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra (Isbn # 0-615-38683-0) is the first and only book to appear about San Francisco’s charismatic counter culture lawyer, acclaimed one of the ten top criminal defense lawyers of the century. His long career has made him an icon of the underdog and a champion of civil rights leaders, a hero to some, a trickster to others, always a force to be reckoned with in court. Get the inside scoop on law through the eyes of one of its greatest practitioners in this newly-released biography.


Serra’s successful defense of Black Panther leader Huey Newton launched him into the orb of great criminal defense lawyers. His cases are the subject of the Hollywood film “True Believer” and TV docudramas. His tax issues with the IRS landed him in Lompoc Prison Camp for 10 months, which he chronicled in essays and poetry sampled in this book.

Meet Tony Serra and author/artist Paulette Frankl at the book launch from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the San Francisco Fort Mason Center, Room C-370. Books as well as signed courtroom art in original and print form will be available. More about LUST FOR JUSTICE can be seen at www.lustforjustice.net

This book took seventeen years to come to fruition. Frankl spent over a decade in and out of the courtroom with Serra in order to know her subject in depth.

Book Launch Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra Saturday November 20, 2010 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fort Mason Center, Room C-370 San Francisco 94123 Wheelchair accessible.

OMG, the Panhandle Bandshell Has Gone Missing – When Oh When Will it Find a Permanent Home?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

You see, it use to be all like this.

But now, it’s all like this. It’s gone.

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Hey, what if we put the Panhandle Bandshell back in the Panhandle where it belongs? You know, permanent-like.

Maybe someday…

OMG, OMG, OMG, It’s Back! Free Beer, Free Show at the Dos Equis Most Interesting Show in the World October 5

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s ba-aaaack! It’s the Dos Equis Beer Most Interesting Show in the World and it’s coming back to town on October 5th at the Ruby Skye at 8:00 PM.

So, stop what you’re doing and get your free tickets right now, before they’re all gone.

See photos from past year’s efforts below. The deets for 2010:

Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 View map, Ages: 21 and Over. Price: $ 0.00

This fall, Dos Equis presents The Most Interesting Show in the World hosted by party aficionado, Andrew W.K. Featuring exotic acts cast from the most notorious parties and celebrations from around the world, this year’s show will deliver the excitement to 17 cities! Join Andrew W.K. with the likes of Hungarian escape artist, The Great Merlini, Persian burlesque legend, Cherie Lily, the incredible Ice Sisters and other indescribable acts of extreme entertainment!
 
I’ll tell you, the catch, if there is a catch, is that you and your friends might need to queue up (on the 400 block of Mason) early to get in / to get good spots. You see, I don’t know if  your printed-out tickets get you in for sure. And then the opening acts probably won’t start at 8:00 PM. It’ll probably more like 9:00 PM. But then again if you show up at 9:00 PM you might not be able to get in, see what I mean? So, take the extra time to commune with your buds with some free beer.
 
The line early on last year in the SoMA:

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The well-run Mezzanine in 2009:

Now, just to give you a taste from shows from the past.

It’s Melody Sweets!:

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Beatboxer Butterscotch accompanying what must be the world’s largest saxamophone – a purple bass:

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The Human Spring!:

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There were whips and crossbows in the house, but edged weapons were the order of the day:

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Mr. and Mrs. G have a Mr. and Mrs. Smith thing going on, apparently.

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Aiming a crossbow using a mirror to pop a balloon. Love hurts:

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Tuna Turner?:

From some show Down South, I think. This is a 17-city tour so not everybody gets to see the same thing, necessarily:

All right, see you there!