Posts Tagged ‘ninth’

Will Nobody Object to the Proposed Howard Ryan – Arizmendi Bakery Parklet on Ninth Avenue?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Apparently, there’ll be a hearing this month about the proposed Arizmendi Bakery Parklet on Ninth Avenue.

Some people in the ‘hood aren’t enamored of this deal, not exactly sure why. Seems as if the big area NIMBY group is on board, anyway.

Via N Judah Chronicles / Greg Dewar:

We’ll just have to wait and see…

Senator Leland Yee Stars at Small No On Prop B Rally in the Inner Sunset – Wolfman Shows Up as Well

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Boy, the metaphors are just flying out of the No On B campaign this week. Here’s their website.

Now, just a few days ago, this crowd was describing Proposition B as a “Trojan horse,” but that just got switched to “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Read on.

Ninth and Lincoln this AM – a dreaded sunny day:

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Lots of press and about ten union guys holding signs…

…in front of pharmacy, hence the term “bad medicine.”

And oh, here’s Prop B personified:

NB: There’s NB on the scene:

Two thumbs up from the wolf.

And then they were off down Irving:

Here’s some of the lit:

And here’s the pitch, after the jump


9th Annual AIDS/LifeCycle Ride Begins – From the Cow Palace to L.A. in Seven Days

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Here’s the scene at 5:00 AM this morning down at Daly City’s California State Livestock Pavilion where 2400 roadies (road bike riders) and their volunteer road crews (aka roadies, it’s confusing I know) just took off for L.A. in the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraising event.

Check it:

First-time ALC cyclist Greg and a bunch of bikes at the Cow Palace this AM via WeberSF

The bro in this shot from last year (note the fog – it’s a tradition) could be YOU next year! Why not?

From AIDS/LifeCycle

All the deets, below.

Bon Courage, cyclistes!

AIDS/LifeCycle Begins as 2,400 Hit the Road to Raise Awareness and $10 Million to Fight AIDS. San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bike ride is world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, June 6 – A colorful stream of 2,400 bicyclists and volunteer “roadies” from nearly every state and eight countries left San Francisco this morning on the way to Los Angeles as participants in AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraising event. In its ninth year, the event is expected to raise $10 million to care for those living with HIV/AIDS and to prevent new infections.  In the seven days it takes to ride to Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people in the United States and 50,000 people around the world will be infected with HIV.

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 545-mile bike ride — not a race — that supports the HIV/AIDS services provided by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  It also raises awareness that HIV/AIDS is a growing scourge that continues to have a devastating impact on our communities, especially here in California. More than 1 in 10 of the nation’s HIV-positive people live in California and California ranks second among the states in cumulative AIDS cases.

“With the ongoing budget crisis and last year’s horrific cuts to HIV-prevention funding, the money raised through AIDS/LifeCycle is more important than ever,” said Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.  “It’s important for people to realize that the HIV pandemic isn’t over and that there are still many in our community in need of quality medical care. The HIV services supported by AIDS/LifeCycle save lives year-round.”

Participants range in age from 18 to 82 and are at various levels of physical fitness. Whether gay or straight, HIV-positive or HIV-negative, they share a common commitment to ending HIV and caring for those living with the virus. So much so that each cyclist raises at least $3,000 (most raise more than $4,000) to participate in what many consider to be a life-changing experience. Since its inception in 2002, AIDS/LifeCycle has raised more than $60 million to fight AIDS.”

Ever more deets, after the jump.


Does the Inner Sunset’s Ninth Avenue Have Enough Wires Overhead, Do You Think?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

How many overhead wires do we need?

Heading south, from Lincoln.


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The Loyal Hungarian Vizsla Dogs of San Francisco’s Inner Sunset

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Can you guess which way the owner of this Audi A4 (chariot of the Yuppie) convertible headed out after parking on 9th Avenue?

I can. How about the Yelp-rated Inner Sunset Farmer’s Market just across the street avenue – that must have been where the Master Guardian headed.

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So patient, so loyal these ginger pups are.

[UPDATE: Apparently they’re not Irish Setters, they’re Hungarian Vizslas. The More You Know….]

This Work Van on Geary Proves that Muzak Still Exists

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Is this the FBI undercover? Probably not, so this must be a genuine Muzak vehicle. Can you believe that they’re still operating after all these years?

There was that BK business (in industry parlance “BK” means bankruptcy, for some odd reason) earlier in the year, but obviously that hasn’t kept the rolling stock from rolling.

They’ve got ladders and everything. As seen recently on San Francisco’s Geary Boulevard:

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Now this is what rocker Ted Nugent had to say about Muzak a while back:

It’s an evil force in today’s society, causing people to lapse into uncontrollable fits of blandness. It’s been responsible for ruining some of the best minds of our generation.”

In fact, the Motor City Madman actually offered to buy the company for the sole purpose of shutting it down. Harsh.

But let’s hear from the Muzakians themselves:

Music is art, but Muzak is science. And when you employ the science of Muzak: in an office, workers tend to get more done, more efficiently, and feel happier. In an industrial plant, people feel better and, with less fatigue and tension, their jobs seem less monotonous. In a store, people seem to shop in a more relaxed and leisurely manner. In a bank, customers are generally more calm, tellers and other personnel are more efficient. In general, people feel better about where they are; whether it’s during work or leisure time. Muzak is all this and more. That’s why we say Muzak is much more than music.”

O.K. fine. This incomprehensible MUZAK STIMULUS PROGRESSION CHART proves something, just not sure what that is:

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Don’t stop believing, Muzak. Never stop believing.

All the Muzak channels, after the jump.


The Refurbished Richmond Branch Public Library Looks Good From the Back Also

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library looks pretty good, don’t you think?


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Look for it on Ninth or Tenth Avenue.

New Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market a Huge Success

Monday, June 8th, 2009

The reviews are in for the Inner Sunset Farmers’ Marketit’s a hit! So grab your shopping bag and head towards the fog to get your share of produce every Sunday starting at 9:00 AM.This market is scheduled to continue all the way ’til November 22, 2009.

People were walking about in their Inner Funset T-shirts, worn without a hint of irony, imagine that. Get all the deets from Matt Baume, who’s guest-hosting Curbed SF for a stretch.

A swarming mass of humanity. The crowd managed to freak out Chad West.


Look at that plural possessive apostrophe. Well played, ISFM.


New dad and San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi made the scene:


via chrisjara

The Big Bulletin Board of Ninth Avenue. It’s like an an offline Craigslist


Uh oh, the Keep the Arboretum Free crew was in the hiz-ouse. Man, I’ve never seen a proposal that was as D.O.A. as the idea to charge people $7 to get into Strybing Arboretum (aka San Francisco Botanical Garden). Attention pols: These People Will Roast You if you vote to put up admission gates at the Arboretum. Just walk away, would be my advice.  


“We Want Your Ideas for the Inner Sunset!” Go ahead and click – it’s legible enough.


Inner Sunset Fever – catch it! 452 Facebook users can’t be wrong.


See you there!

Souter Replacement? Legally Blonde Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw from S.F.,CA

Monday, May 4th, 2009

She’s not getting too much attention from the San Francisco Bay Area MSM yet, but Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw‘s name is being queried all over the Internets this A.M. Why? ‘Cause she’s a strong candidate to replace outgoing United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Judge Wardlaw ladles out bowls of rich, creamy justice in Pasadena mostly, but she probably comes to San Francisco to visit the H.Q. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And guess what? She was born here! A short bio:

“Judge Wardlaw was born on July 2, 1954, in San Francisco, California. She grew up in the Bay Area, raised by her Mexican-American mother, who worked as a bookkeeper, and her Scotch-Irish father, who worked as a door-to-door furniture salesman.”

The judge et vir:

[Horrible red-eye effect reduced in post, somewhat, so don’t rely on this for eye color.]

Now, about that Legally Blonde stuff. Check it:  

“During my second set of confirmation proceedings, I was told that some people thought I wasn’t smart enough because I looked like a California girl (which I proudly am). I actually empathize a bit with Reese Witherspoon’s character in “Legally Blonde”– during my first semester at UCLA, no one invited me to be in their study group!”

So there, you have it. Oh, and how about her answer here:

Q. On a related note, do you consider yourself to be a judicial diva?

A. Yes.

O.K. then. See what the New Republic and what the SCOTUS blog thought about KMW back in the day, and look at this relatively recent take as well, if you want.  

Could Favorite Daughter Kim McLane Wardlaw rise from little old San Francisco all the way up to the SCOTUS? Only Time Will Tell.

2009 Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival 2009 in San Francisco’s Mission District

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Well this was the scene today at San Francisco’s annual Cesar Chavez Parade and Festival on Mission Street. Read Linda Post’s account here at SF and see a slideshow here.

Supervisor David Campos and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano were in the vanguard. Click to expand:

Newly-elected David Campos:

Hey look, it’s David Miles, Jr. and his rollerskating friends.  

It’s the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU):

And now, time for some lowriders. Impala:

The Spirit of 76:

415 XOR:

Trunk art:

Buick with external air conditioning unit:

Royal Cruisers NOR CAL:


And the Chevy Impala again:

See you next year!

San Francisco

Cesar E. Chavez
Holiday Parade & Festival 2009
Commemorate & Celebrate
the Life and Work of
Labor & Civil Rights Leader
Cesar E. Chavez
March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993

Saturday, April 4, 2009

11 a.m. – Assemble for Parade
Dolores Park – 19th St. / Dolores
12 noon – Parade

Grand Marshal Jose Montoya
and the Royal Chicano Air Force


Danza Azteca Xitlalli


24th Street Fair
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

24th Street / Harrison-Bryant

Kids Arts & Crafts, Music, Entertainment
Community Service, Information,
Arts & Craft Booths
Classic Car Show
Featuring The Dukes – SF Finest


Music by Louie Romero Y Su Grupo

“Manzo” & Members of Malo

Native Elements