Posts Tagged ‘notice’

1049 Market Street Tenants Win a Reprieve in Their Mass Eviction – Presser at City Hall Today at 4:30 PM

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Word comes from tommi avicolli mecca:

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1049 Market STREET Tenants Win a Reprieve in Their Mass Eviction

San Francisco – Tenants of 1049 Market, who are facing eviction at the hands of a landlord wanting to turn their live/work apartments into office spaces, will be holding a press conference today at 4:30pm on the steps of City Hall (Polk Street side) to announce that they have won another reprieve in their battle to stay in their homes. Their landlord has withdrawn his appeal of the suspension of THE permit that would have allowed him to demolish their apartments and evict them.

The appeal on that suspension was scheduled to be heard today at the Board of Appeals at 5pm.

Officials of the Department of Building Inspections (DBI) suspended the permit after a walk through of the building. DBI officials DETERMINED that they had discretion in requiring the landlord to install light wells, a very expensive renovation, to fix a major code violation cited in a 2007 Notice of Violation: the lack of natural light in some of the apartments. Other violations are minor and can be easily addressed by the owner.

Tenants received eviction notices last September, but with the help of Housing Rights Committee, legal support from Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the involvement of Supervisor Jane Kim and DBI, they organized to stay in their homes and fight back.

“It’s a clear victory for us tenants,” said 1049 Market resident Marcele Wilson, “This is about evicting working-class tenants and artists so that they can convert our apartments into offices and cash in on the mid-Market tech boom. But these are our homes, we’re not leaving.”

Tenants will be on hand for interviews today at 4:30pm.”

CODA Automotive, the Company What Builds Crappy Electric Cars in the Bay Area, Has Sold Just 78 Vehicles?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Why on earth are we subsidizing the totally crummy CODA Automotive electric car company? It baffles me. What makes it a good company, what makes it worthy? Nothing.

Anyway, here’s the latest, as expected, the first recall notice has come early, before CODA even delivered 100 cars worldwide.

Here’s their “Statement” about the matter:

“CODA Automotive is committed to safety and has voluntarily recalled* 78 of its 2012 CODA model year vehicles within the VIN range of 53G1U4A48CB000026 to 53G1U4A48CB000260. The recall campaign was issued because of the potential that the side curtain airbags in certain vehicles may not deploy as intended due to an improper installation. Certain 2012 model year CODA vehicles may have this condition. There are no known injuries related to this recent discovery. CODA Automotive holds itself to the highest safety standards and continually strives to offer the most reliable product for its consumers.”

Now, I’ll ask you, how many tens of thousands of these vehicles were supposed to have been sold by now? Well, I’ll answer you: SEVERAL! And yet this recall notice shows just how unpopular this product is, even though I can think of at least four huge subsidies the government grants to its owners.

Oh, but what’s this, it’s a non-crappy electric car what’s cheaper than anything from Coda. It’s a Nissan Leaf, which the Coda people have been criticizing for years. Oh well. Anyway, adorable, non?

BTW, 35,000 LEAFs have been sold so far, worldwide.

So, CODA, why don’t you take your assets and try to give them to the govmint to make up for all that you have cost us?

Solyndra shut itself down, so can you!

*This recall is a nothingburger, really. I mean, my giant Toyota doesn’t have side-curtain airbags and nobody’s recalling it, right? The recall notice is important because it gives us a clue to CODA’s abysmal sales….

Attention Shoppers: Grocery Stores to Start Charging for Bags October 1, 2012 – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag

Monday, August 13th, 2012

This new tax is a done deal.

Check it: 

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This “7-ELEVEN NOTICE” in the Financh Bears No Relationship with Reality, Unless the 7-11 Company Owns Drumm Street

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The 7-11 store across the street from the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero won’t let you loiter on Drumm Street?

And this 7-11 has “customer parking?”

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A Vote for 8 Washington is a Vote for Corruption: Public Hearing Date is January 19th, 2012

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

It begins, on January 19th at 11:00 AM, actually:

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Since I oppose Rose Pak-style corruption, I suppose that makes me an “opponent of 8 Washington.” Learn about me here, from a very-well financed “grass-roots” campaign:

All right, in answer to the first graf:

Uh no, not actually, I just oppose Rose Pak-style corruption in San Francisco, that’s all. Isn’t she behind this or something? Isn’t she the worst person in San Francisco, a cancer on Chinatown? 

In answer to the second graf:

Uh, no, I don’t care about swim and fitness. Maybe your anonymous campaign needs to broaden its scope? I mean, lots of people oppose corruption in San Francisco – they don’t have to live near 8 Washington to oppose 8 Washington, right?

In answer to the third graf:

Uh, how can a parking lot be “blight?” Actually, it probably looks like Heaven to our hassled tourists. And arent’ the people closely connected enough to SFGov to have a shot at this deal “elites.” by definition? #potkettleblack 

Hey, how about this, why not change “opponents” to “some opponents?” Then you’d have a chance of being correct.

Enjoy your corruption, backers of 8 Washington.

Reverse Pwnage: Turns Out That Some of Those Chinese Elm Trees in the Western Addition Got Executed Anyway

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

First it was all like this, then it was all like this (but that was a false alarm), then, just recently, it was all like this.

But then, T2, Judgement Day, Rise of the Tree Chipper Machines.

That was yesterday on McAllister. See?

The Chipperman Cometh:

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It was just like the end of that Fargo movie, except with trees.

At the end of the day, some of the 14 trees on death row were spared, some, like these, were not:

Maybe the unhealthy trees were destroyed and the healthy ones were left alone?

That’s one theory, anyway.

Courage.

A Day in the Life of McAllister: #3, Entire Block of Ulmus Parvifolia Trees Outlive Their Death Notices, Posted Back in 2010

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Remember last year, when these “13 or 14″ Ulmus parvifolia got death notices wrapped around their trunks?

Well, they’re still here in 2011, which is well past they date that they were supposed to be turned into woodchips. See?

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Now, I’m not a big fan of trees in the City personally, as they cause a lot of trouble and, occasionally, kill people. But Trees First, People Second is the Law of the Land, so once a tree goes in, it can never ever ever come out, regardless of the circumstances. Oh well.

Anyway, as far as the Chinese Elms of McAllister are concerned:

Ha ha!

It’s your move, City. Care to try again?

The Green Mile: Is This Judgment Day for 14 Large Chinese Elms of McAllister Street?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Don’t know if this is what the tree removal crew looks like but late last year all these trees were scheduled for destruction, so you don’t know what to expect.

Oh well.

As seen yesterday:

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Dead Trees Walking: 14 Large Chinese Elms Slated for Destruction in the Western Addition

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

This tenth of a mile of  Chinese Elms on the 1300 block of McAllister Street just got scheduled to walk the green mile next month.

Why? “Weak canopy vigor” ‘n stuff.

Check it: 

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All the deets:

The response from one resident? “Fuck that.” Actually, that phrase got repeated several times until this closing line: “I know an arborist.” Well, I guess if you want to fight a tree removal, that’s the first person you’d want to talk with.

But I think the Bureau of Urban Forestry already has its mind set on chopping these trees down by the end of summer and entmoots can take months to set up

Oh well.

There is unrest in the NoPA/ There is trouble with the trees…

Canvassing the Western Addition for the U.S. Census – Not a Bad Gig at $22 an Hour

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Laboring in the 415 for the U.S. Census isn’t half-bad.

The workers make more than a mosquito abatement courier, anyway.

When you see them walking around, just yell out, “Go home, G-Man!” They’ll love it.

As seen on McAllister:

Actually, I’ve let our local census taker into the building twice. You should too, why not?

From 1790:

  1. Name of head of family
  2. Number of free white males 16 and up, including heads of families
  3. Number of free white males under 16
  4. Number of free white females including heads of families
  5. Number of all other free persons, except Indians not taxed
  6. Number of slaves

To 2010, things haven’t changed a whole bunch.

The census has been updated to reflect all the amendments to the U.S. Consitution of course, but things haven’t changed a whole bunch.

So, answer the door when your Census worker drops by, huh?