As seen south of NoPA (Northeast of Panhandle Area), aka DivCo, aka the Western Addition:
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Signs of Life at 834 – 838 Divisadero – “A Bottomless Demand for Rustic Italian Food” – CHE FICO e RAGAZZI DI BOBA Prossimamente!Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
First it was all like this:
And then it was all like this, with the Barrelhead Brewhouse supposing to go in:
But the Barrelhead, she went in on Fulton near Masonic, leaving 834 838 an empty hulk, for the most part, for like a half-decade. Oh, I guess California Parking tried to make a go of it a few years back as well.
But now, one looks and sees this:
And that’s your Western Addition Update, North of NoPA / DivCo Edition…
‘Cause nothing says CLASS like metallic gold spray paint:
All right, when you’re doing your ENG (Electronic News Gathering) on the streets of San Francisco, as this one was doing the day after Donald Trump somehow got elected President, you’ve got some basic things to worry about.
The first is crime – either somebody will want to steal your stuff, at gunpoint sometimes, or they’ll want to vandalize your mobile news van. One way to handle this is to maintain a low profile. One way to do that is paint your van white in a plain vanilla wrapper, so that’s why most networked news vans are unmarked in the 415.
And the second, well, it’s handling complaints from the Gentle Viewers and passersby who start complaining about all the fumes your news van spews our hour after hour. So you attach a garden hose to direct exhaust up to the roof, thusly:
Like, how does this help?
Here’s the other way of doing it:
I’ll tell you, I can see how this kind of thing could lead to problems, you know, mechanically, but my real question is HOW DOES THIS HELP, AT ALL?
Our Brokedown Palace, a Formerly Architecturally Significant Mcdonald’s, Gets Tagged – But Signs of Life NowTuesday, November 8th, 2016
Here’s the scene at Golden Gate and Van Ness, with the vacant McD’s to the left and newly-placed construction trailers to the right. But it turns out that the trailers are just there for the multiyear Van Ness BRT project, which will finish sometime in the 2020’s…
Here’s All What’s Left of 1994’s Giant “Gold Mountain” Mural at Romolo Place in North Beach – GraffitiThursday, July 21st, 2016
First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:
But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:
“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.
There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…