Posts Tagged ‘moraga’

The Great Jellyfish Invasion of 2010 Has Begun – Thousands and Thousands Strewn About Ocean Beach

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

These things are about the size of a Star Trek neural parasite / face hugger so you can’t miss them right now. They’re taking up a about a half-mile of Ocean Beach betwixt Lawton and Pacheco.

The Ocean Beach Bulletin, News and Opinion from San Francisco’s Western Edge, has all the deets plus some photos.

Like this one:

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Courage.

Bigger Photos of Suspects in Last Week’s Home Invasion on Moraga in the Sunset

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Personally, I’m thinking the SFPD could have done a better job with the photos they released of the two suspects in last week’s tragedy in the Sunset District. Anyway, find an effort at enhancing the photos below.

The very wide and usually quiet Moraga Street:

Here’s Polly’s versions of the SFPD-released captures:

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That’s it, there aren’t any official updates for this case.

*Moraga Avenue isn’t in the Avenues, it’s in the Presidio, for some reason.

The Presidio Trust Releases Its Year-End Report for 2008.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

You know the Presidio, right? It’s that scary place that Bill O’Reilly wouldn’t dream of visiting at night. But take a look for yourself by opening up Today at the Presidio, the Presidio Trust 2008 Year-End Report, aka Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report (with Performance & Accountability Report), It’s loaded with photos, anyway.

Here’s something new for 2008, the Crissy Field Overlook:

But here’s something that hasn’t changed at all in 2008 – the Main Post Theatre on Moraga is still closed, in part due to opposition from owners of other movie theatres. (Rather like like how Mike Dell might object to the opening of an Apple Store, non?) No matter, the San Francisco Film Society still dreams of reopening the joint and having festivals ‘n stuff.

Last year also saw plans change for the proposed Contemporary Art Museum Presidio (CAMP) project. Gluckman Mayner is no longer on the job, but some locals are finishing up the details on a new approach right now.

So there you have it.

Presidio Trust Unveils 2008 Year-End Report
Today at the Presidio Highlights the Many Ways People Use the Park

Presidio of San Francisco (January 29, 2009) – The Presidio Trust has released its year-end report for 2008, detailing how the agency has managed the largest historic preservation effort currently underway in the country, offered cultural events and programs, created new recreational opportunities, and fostered a growing community. Today at the Presidio focuses on the everyday ways that people – those who live, work, and visit – are experiencing the 1,500-acre park.
 
The Presidio is celebrating its 15th year as a national park.
 
“I am pleased to share the significant achievements from the past year and proud of the contributions made by our board members, staff and volunteers,” said Craig Middleton, executive director of the Presidio Trust.  “We are particularly proud of the how the community has evolved and the growth in number of people who enjoy the park – working, living and recreating here. Community life has truly returned to the Presidio.”
 
Using a “day in the life” approach, the report highlights the ways people enjoy the diverse activities available in the park – daily occurrences such as residents commuting on the free PresidiGo Shuttle in early morning, to high school students conducting a science class at Baker Beach during the day, to docents training for public events in the evening.
 
The “performance and accountability” section focuses on the sound fiscal performance driven by strong demand for residential and commercial leased property. Progress on plans to revitalize the Main Post and communicate its historic significance, the historic rehabilitation of the former Public Health Service Hospital district into residential units, trail and scenic overlook improvements, new volunteer opportunities, and enhanced public access to the park are also detailed in the report.
 
The full report is available on the Presidio Trust website at http://www.presidio.gov/trust/documents/AnnualReports.htm.
 
The Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to manage the Presidio of San Francisco, a former Army base located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 1,500-acre site contains the infrastructure of a small community as well as expansive open space, a 300-acre historic forest, spectacular views, and rare and endangered plants and wildlife. It comprises nearly 6 million square feet of buildings, including 469 historic structures that contribute to its status as a National Historic Landmark District, making it unlike any other national park. www.presidio.gov

At the Presidio: Just One Month Left for “War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines”

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

This link will get you up to speed on the big exhibit at San Francisco’s Presidio - “War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915.” But the show’s over on February 22, 2009, so there’s just one month left to get up there. Tomorrow night, as promised, there’ll be a slide presentation and book signing by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel.

See you there!

THE POLITICS OF CARTOONS: EXPLORING THE FORBIDDEN BOOK IN THE PRESIDIO
 
The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons                     

As part of the War & Dissent exhibit at the Presidio, a unique slide presentation and discussion will be led by authors of THE FORBIDDEN BOOK, Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel.  A book signing will follow the presentation.
 
Through a combination of text and extraordinary cartoons, THE FORBIDDEN BOOK explores the media’s portrayal of American conquest during the period of the Philippine-American War.
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
                                    Free Admission
 
            FREE EXHIBIT: War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
The Spanish American War of 1898 and the Philippine War that immediately followed it were turning points in both the United States’ role in the world and in the history of the Presidio of San Francisco. This free, mixed-media exhibit, tells the story of a little-known war that had momentous consequences for both Americans and Filipinos. The exhibit chronicles the growth of the Presidio into a major military installation and the rise of the United States into an imperial power. It explores the dissent that erupted around the war and examines the war through the eyes of a Filipino family caught in the conflict and an American soldier who trained at the Presidio. The exhibit’s nine themed galleries feature San Francisco monuments, photographs, diaries, letters and political cartoon that trace the full sweep of the conflict.
 
                                    War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
                                    Through February 22 at the Presidio Officers’ Club
                                    50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
                                    Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
                                    Free Admission

“War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines” Continues in the Presidio

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915 exhibit will continue in the Presidio until February 22nd, 2009. It’s a nice collection of detailed wall displays that would be especially appropriate for school tours.

Check out famous but obscure Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in this graphic. The U.S. government sends a rent check (about what you’d pay for a large apartment in Pacific Heights) over every month that the Cuban government (almost always) refuses to cash. Click to expand:

See you there!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Four Thursday Performances from 7 to 8 pm: November 6, December 4, January 8, and February 5.
Presidio Officers’ Club
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.

The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.

New Exhibit at the Presidio – War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
October 22, 2008 – February 22, 2009
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
FREE!

This was the scene last night in the Presidio as curator and historian Dr. Randy Delehanty showed off the first of nine galleries at the Presidio Officers’ Club. 

You should check it out. Related events below.

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The Spanish-American War of 1898 — and the Philippine War that immediately followed it — were turning points in the United States’ role in the world and had a great impact on the Presidio of San Francisco. The war in the Philippines also triggered strong dissent within the United States as the nation changed from a republic based on the consent of the governed to the possessor of a colonial empire.

This mixed media exhibit of photographs, San Francisco monuments, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars from several points of view, including Filipino points of view, in nine themed galleries.

SPECIAL EVENTS

History Comes Alive
Saturday, October 25, 11 am – 3 pm
Pershing Square, across from Presidio Officers’ Club
How did soldiers feel as they prepared to ship out to the Philippines? A recreated army encampment presented by the National Park Service will feature uniformed re-enactors and the voices for and against America’s first overseas war.

Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Four Thursday Performances from 7 to 8 pm: November 6, December 4, January 8, and February 5.
Presidio Officers’ Club
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.

Redmond Kernan Lecture Series: Meet the Chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute
Wednesday, October 29, 7 – 8:30 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
Filipino historian, journalist, academic, and author Ambeth Ocampo offers his perspective on the Philippines War of Independence. Ocampo is the chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute and chair of the National Commission for Culture in the Arts.

The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.