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A Rare Delivery in Frisco: Dominos Pizza in the Housing Projects of McAllister

Friday, September 16th, 2016

I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen this – a pizza delivery in the Western Addition flats, on McAllister near Fillmore. This has been a no-go area for some pizza places in Frisco for a long time. There’s a long history of this kind of delivery redlining  – see some of it here, or even more here.

(IMO, Friendship Village(s) = The Projects.)


Here’s one current delivery map. It’s a tad embarrassing, you know, for all of us in Frisco, so you now have to request persimmon (Mmmm… persimmon) from the owner/manager of Amici’s Pizza to see it – that’s how embarrassing it is.

I’m not saying that this part of McAllister Street is particularly dangerous and I’m also not saying that big-city pizza delivery is particularly safe, I’m just saying I can’t ever recall seeing a Domino’s delivery in this area, in all my years.

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Still Refuses to Deliver to the Bad Parts of Northern SF, But Their Delivery Maps are Improving

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A little history here first. This was the Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria delivery map from a decade ago:

As you can see, the project-y parts of the Western Addition and Potrero Hill were no-go areas 24-7, while the Uptown Tenderloin / Twitterloin / 6th Street Corridor areas were no-go areas after dark.

Back then and even now, this kind of map is nice and legal, believe it or not. So, in Frisco, if a cabbie refuses to take you to The Projects (or even to The Avenues), s/he is guilty of a misdemeanor called Failure to Convey, but if a pizza deliverer refuses to bring food to the projects, well, that’s A-OK. Moving on….

To this, the map that’s been used for most of the past decade – it’s pretty much the same thing:

And now here are the current maps – first for the Mission Bay location on King Street:

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Wow, this is much improved. The 6th Street part of the Twitterloin is back on the map as well as Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex (those are per Jay Barmann – I am not familiar with these terms as I’ve never really been to the Potrero PJ’s area, the place where former Mayor Art Agnos got shot).

Of course it could be that Amici’s never delivers to these places – maybe it’s up to the individual drivers who are working at the time, IDK. Anyway, there’s nothing wrong with this map, you know, per se.

And now we come to the current map for the Marina District Amici’s:

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Realize that there are smaller federal housing projects included in this map, but the areas carved out still include a broad swath of the Western Addition and, of course, the SRO-laden Northern Twitterloin containment zone.

So there you have it – redlining in San Francisco circa 2015.

Mission Bikes Offers Up Advice on How to Lock Up your Bicycle – Rim Through the Rear Triangle

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

From Vic Wong of Mission Mission comes this security tip from the Mission Bicycle Company.

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Looks good to me.

And it’s much better than this method, seen in the SoMA:


Attention Apple, Inc. Acolytes: “You Are Worshiping a False Idol. Just Saying, Bro”

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Vic Wong at the Mission Mission brings it all home for us. Click on over to read his pithy words on this subject.

Apple acolytes illuminating the corporate glowing icon for tout le monde to see, you know, to spread The Message: Must buy Apple, must buy Apple:

Vic Wong

Our Church on Chestnut:

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You can live your life without a whole bunch of Apple stuff.


“Typical SF Family” – Chinese Tandem Bike with a Milk-Krate Dog – Getting Scooped by Andrew Sarkarati

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

So the head “intern” around here gets a great shot over the weekend and then asks me what do with it. So I text him, “If it has a cute dog, then pump it baby, go go go, FTJ, FTJ! 300 wordz”

Clear as a bell right?

Well, it turns out that he didn’t post it or anything, so “we” ended up getting scooped by that Andrew Sarkarati over at the Mission Mission. See?

As promised, a typical SF family with a Milk-Krate Dog on a Chinese tandem bike:

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So, then the intern was all FTJ, WTF. Like he doesn’t understand Internet English or something.

So then he was talking about “quitting.” So I had to get all sanctermonious:

I believe writers should be paid, and I intend to pay contributors to my site, as soon as we* have enough money coming in to do that.”

That ought to buy me some time, huh?

*Is that the royal we?

The Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM Asks Who of the Following Do You Think is a Journalist?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Get up to speed here and then see what Lois Beckett and Leanne Maxwell  have to say about last night’s event.  

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Your Choice for Wednesday: Meet Your Mar or Meet the New Face of San Francisco Media

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

What are you plans for the night of Wednesday, March 24th, 2010?

Option One is Meet Your Mar featuring District One San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar:

“The League of Young Voters presents…MEET YOUR MAR from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at Park Life (220 Clement @ 3rd) on Wednesday March 24th. FREE! There will be art, snacks, drinks, tunes, a bunch of fresh kids chillin…plus Eric Mar, chattin and getting schooled about his constituents (ie, you). Come play human bingo (to win Park Life gear!), ask Mar questions, and tell him what he should really be working on in your hood. It’s his job to listen.”

A recent Critical Mar bike rally on Clement the Richmond District:

That’s Option One.

Option Two will occur at about the same time. It’s an Inforum event at the Commonwealth Club: If Not the Chronicle, Then What?” / “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?

First up at 6:30 PM is a panel called “If Not the Chronicle*, Then What?”

Jeff Hunt, Editor, Muni Diaries
Brock Keeling, Editor,
Michael Maness, VP of Innovation and Design, Gannett Co. Inc.; Director, The Bold Italic
Robin Sloan, Media Partnerships, Twitter – Moderator

Then, after that, it’s “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?”

“Sites like and the Muni Diaries are doing more than just keeping San Franciscans in the know about the latest bar openings or bus brawls. They represent the shift to a new media model based on the interest and participation of the many; gatekeepers no longer decide what the masses want to see or hear, or who gets to give it to them. With heavy-hitting new media companies like Twitter, Yelp, Digg, Wikipedia and Flickr headquartered in the city, it’s no wonder that San Francisco is widely regarded as the home of new media. Get an insider’s perspective from the new leaders of media in SF.
“Where do you go for your daily local news jolt? Whose writing is so fresh, witty, hilarious or gutsy that you savor each piece like it’s the last of the cake? After the panel, we are hosting up-and-coming media personalities of San Francisco, invitation provided by you. Tell us who just HAS to be there, then vote for who should be crowned king or queen of SF new media. Come to the party to meet, mingle andgush your fandom in person!
What is INFORUM?
The idea of INFORUM began with the basic tenet that young people not only deserve but desire unbiased, trustworthy information from a full range of stances, and that they want their sources qualified. The Commonwealth Club has a 103 year tradition of civic debate, and INFORUM honors and continues this tradition by providing a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, policy workers, thought leaders, trendsetters or culture-jammers.

The voting’s all over on this one, but feel free to cheer loudly when they whip out a tiara for the crowning ceremony.

Deets below. See you there, who knows maybe at both places.

*I know what you’re thinking – petitio principii, right? Like, what if the San Francisco Chronicle is the new San Francisco Chronicle?  

Anyway, the royal court of San Francisco new media:

Cecilia Vega (Bio)

Brock Keeling

Melissa Griffin (Blog)
Blogger/SF Examiner

Jaimal Yogis (Bio)
San Francisco Magazine

Markos Moulitsas Zתniga

Michael Bauer
SF Chronicle


Mark Frauenfedler
Boing Boing

Lea Troeh (Blog)
The Week Intro

Mac McClelland (Bio)
Mother Jones

Andy Wright (Articles)
SF Weekly

Vanessa Carr
Mission Local

Tana Ganeva (Blog)

Laughing Squid

Curbed SF

Eater SF

Dyanna Pure and JT Paradox
The SF Style

Alexia Tsotsis
SF Weekly

Joe Eskenazi
SF Weekly

Lois Beckett
SF Weekly

Broke-ass Stuart

Jeff Hunt 

Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, The Blue Room
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)

From Mission Mission Comes the UPTOWN ALMANAC, San Francisco’s Newest Group Blog

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Some people behind San Francisco’s beloved Mission Mission blog are now branching out to cover the entire City of San Francisco plus the Sunset District – it’s called UPTOWN ALMANAC and it looks great.

Here are the deets from Kevin Montgomery.

So why not subscribe now? It’s free.

Bon Courage Uptown Almanac!   

“The blog is made up of a few pendejos (who mostly live in the Mission but whatever):

  • Bailey Genine: Lived in a broke-ass Tahoe house for three years.  Watched a toilet bowl freeze in her house and has puked off of ski-lifts.  ’nuff said.  Tumblr + Twitter.
  • Brizz: The mind behind The Tens.  He also spends too much time in L.A.
  • Jim Chaney: Author of a generally decent tumbleblog and twitter account.  Hails from the alright state of Ohio.
  • Kate Horton: Enjoys Urkel-Os cereal.  If that isn’t enough qualification, I don’t know what is. Twitter + Tumblr.
  • Kevin Montgomery: Some guy that used to write most of the entries for Mission Mission in late 2009.  He thinks he’s funny, but he’s not.  Twitter + Tumblr.
  • Laura Beck: This girl writes for so many publications that there is no way in hell you’d have the attention span to read about them all.  Most notably, she’s the lead for Vegansaurus!, which is basically a Grocery Eats for white people.  Twitter.
  • Serg: He’s been writing Beer and Rap before most of us lived in the Mission District.  He also writes Grocery Eats, which is basically a vegansaurus! for meat-eaters/people who hate white-people’s cooking.  Twitter.

Delivery Map Redlining in San Francisco – Comparing Amici’s Pizza with TCB Courier

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Via Mission Mission (the blog so nice they named it twice), comes word of a new delivery map for the newish, bicycle-only TCB Courier delivery service.

So now there are more YESes and fewer NOs when you’re a-hankering for Chinese at 1:00 AM. TCB has neatly skirted the Western Addition north of Turk Street, but this map doesn’t have any redlined “no-service” areas and it doesn’t look at all gerrymandered. 

Hai, chizu!:


How does that compare to a delivery map from an outfit like, let’s say, Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria?


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So it’s No Pizza For You in the Western A all the time and no night-time pizza for you in the Tenderloin, aka “Theater District,” and the Flank, aka 6th Street from Market to Folsom, basically.

Is this kind of thing legal in San Francisco and/or America? Oh yes.

But what about a San Francisco taxi driver? Can he or she just say, “No, I don’t take paying customers to the Fillmore or the “Loin – too dangerous” – like, is that Kosher?

Hells no! That’s a misdemeanor called Failure to Convey and that will put a hack in the hoosegow.

Anyway, how can you Loiners get your East Coast-style pie from Amici’s? Maybe you could call up TCB and see if they will accommodate ya?

Just ring them up at (415) 797-2255. Who knows, maybe they’ll have some kind of solution for you shut-ins. Maybe they’ll have a way of getting some almost-as-good, piping hot, west coast ‘za to your door.

One Call Does It All!

Golden Gate Park Panhandle is the Equal of Dolores Park, If Only for Today

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Balmy weather brought out hundreds of sun worshippers to the Golden Gate Park Panhandle today. Perhaps people are tiring of the crowds at hilly Dolores Park in the Mission Mission District, and opting instead for the West Si-iiide? We Can Only Hope. 

All Missionites are welcome (assuming you can tolerate a few chain stores like the Ben & Jerry and the American Apparel). Go West. (And yes, we have Hooverball. Bonus.)

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Come with me
Into the trees
Well lay on the grass of the Panhandle
And let the hours pass

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Lets get away from D.P.
Just for one day

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Where everythings ours (FTW)
For a few hours (until the fog rolls back in)


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