Posts Tagged ‘park presidio’

Better Know Your Middle Richmond District: The All-Brick “First Slavic Baptist Church” at 1300 Balboa Near Park Presidio

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Oh, so that’s what that is:

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A not very Richmond District-looking building…

Sup. Eric Mar and Police Chief Greg Suhr Will Host Community Meeting Re: Today’s Homicide in the Richmond

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here’s the news about today’s homicide from Mike Aldax:

“Police Chief Greg Suhr came to the crime scene. He will hold a community meeting about the incident Tuesday at the Richmond Recreation Center at 251 18th Ave. The meeting is set for [October 4th, 2011 at] 6:30 p.m.

This is the now-standard community meeting that’s been promised for each and every SFPD officer-involved shooting.

And, per Eric Mar‘s office, our District One Supervisor will be on hand to ask and answer questions.

[UPDATE, October 4th, 2011

“Dear Neighbors, 

Please join me in attending a Police Community meeting tonight.  Yesterday morning at 7:30am, Richmond Station officers responded to a call of a stabbing on the 600 block of Funston Street. Officers encountered a wounded victim outside the home and was told the suspect was still inside.  As they entered the home they found an elderly woman with life threatening injuries and began to render aid.   The suspect, armed with two knives charged at the officers and an Officer Involved Shooting occurred.  The incident is being investigated.  Both the elderly woman and the suspect died from their injuries. 
   
A community meeting will be held tonight, October 4, 2011, and Police Chief Greg Suhr will address concerns and answer questions about the incident.  The meeting will be held at the Richmond Rec Center located at 251 18th Avenue, between California and Clement Sts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

Regards, 

Eric Mar
Supervisor Richmond District
 

Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org 
415-554-7410“]

And see what the SFPD has to say, below.

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Officer Involved Shooting at the 600 blk of Funston Ave.
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Posted Date: 10/3/2011
On October 3, 2011 at approximately 7:18 a.m., San Francisco Police responded to a call of a stabbing at the 600 block of Funston Ave. Officers and paramedics arrived on the scene and discovered a 78 year old Chinese male victim in front of the residence bleeding profusely. The victim suffered a stab wound to his hand and forearm.

Officers and paramedics immediately rendered medical aid in attempt to control the bleeding. The officers continued up the stairway where they found a 78 year old Chinese female victim with what the officers believed to be life threatening stab wounds to the body. As officers were trying to pull the victim to safety and get medical treatment for the female victim, they were confronted by a 44 year old Chinese male suspect.

The suspect had two knives as he advanced towards the officers. One officer used an Extended Range Impact Weapon (ERIW) in an effort to subdue the suspect. The ERIW proved to be ineffective. A cover officer discharged his firearm on the advancing suspect and stopped the deadly threat. Officers continued to search the house for additional suspects and victims and found a 50 year old Chinese female hiding in the back of the house inside a locked bedroom, she was uninjured.

All victims and suspect are related. The suspect was the son of both 78 year old victims, and the uninjured female found by officers at the scene, was the sister of the suspect.

At approximately, 9:39 a.m. the suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 78 year old female victim was also pronounced dead a few minutes later at the hospital at 9:41 a.m

This is an active ongoing police investigation by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail, Internal Affairs Division, District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of Citizens Complaints.

There will be a community meeting pertaining to the officer involved shooting tomorrow, October 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Location will be at the Richmond Recreational Center at 251 18th Ave between Clement and California.”

Officer-Involved shooting: A Bloody Scene in Front of 636 Funston Avenue, in the Normally-Quiet Richmond District

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here’s the scene this AM at 636 Funston Avenue, where an officer-involved shooting just occurred.

Somebody was dragging somebody or something, as you can see:

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Is Chief Suhr going to call for a community meeting with District One Supervisor Eric Mar? (Apparently, it’s his policy* to do that kind of thing after each SFPD officer-involved shooting, whether it’s needed or not.)

*You know who could use that policy? The BART Police, that’s who.**

** The worst police you’ll encounter in the 415:

1. Training

2. Pay

Visit Your Golden Gate Park Rose Garden at Funston and Fulton, Why Not? It’s In Full Bloom These Days

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I don’t go around our Yelp four-star-rated Rose Garden too much as I generally save my flower viewing time for the Yelp five-star-rated Dahlia Dell near our Conservatory of Flowers.

But San Francisco’s official flower doesn’t really get going until August so roses will have to do until then.

Can you see the photographer here, with the Twinflash hanging off the lens and a water spray bottle hanging off the belt? That’s how some of them do it:

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Oh, and here’s my effort, on a dreaded sunny in the West Bay, showing people milling about the plots:

All right, see you there!

Golden Gate Park Rose Garden Arborcide – See the Destruction from Up Close

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

This is what it looks like.

Here’s the mise-en-scene,near Fulton at Park Presidio:

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And here are the three beds that got hacked beyond recognition:

These are some pretty hefty branches – too big for hand shears? I don’t know. I imagine a hard-to-conceal lopper might have  been used. The left thumb from my man hands is beneath the cut area:

Who knows what might have been the trigger (White Delight?) that set off The Lopper?

(Also noteworthy down at Our Rose Garden is this Notice of Pesticide Application. Uh, I’d like a Big Mac, no, make that a fish filet, and a side of fries, no make that a baked potato, and a Dr. Pepper, no make that a choco shake. Got that?)

Anywaym keep it up and you’ll get caught, Lopper.

More Pedestrian Countdown Signals Come to Geary Boulevard in the Richmond – Hurray!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Can you spot one of the the new pedestrian countdown timers being installed in the Middle Richmond District last week? It arrived all wrapped up.

Plus new road signs too, probably they’ll be more legible or something. But that’s a small thing compared with the installation of new signals.

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Maybe fewer people will die on the mean streets of the Richmond District after we get all this new equipment. (How many peds got mowed over by cars in the Richmond District last year? More than you might think.)

Anyway, the new lights can’t hoit.

Hurray!

More Pedestrian Signals Coming to 19th Avenue in the Sunset

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Nowadays, it seems that every intersection on the 19th Avenue double fine zone in the Sunset District has either:

1. a dedicated pedestrian signal (with a countdown timer thrown in as a bonus), like this one on Ortega : or

2. evidence of recent work indicating that a pedestrian signal is a coming soon, like this one on Santiago.

Hurray!

Your grandfather’s traffic signal. Click to expand:

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“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

At Long Last, Pedestrian Signals Installed on 19th Avenue in the Sunset

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Don’t get out much to this part of the Westside Fog Belt, so this is the first I’ve seen of pedestrian signals at some intersections of 19th Avenue, aka State Highway One.

Of course, this improvement comes a little late for some

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Look for them, tirelessly counting down 24/7, on Park Presidio and the Sunset District part of 19th Avenue.

Hurray, I suppose.

San Francisco Hardware Store’s Work Truck is a Porsche Cayenne

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

This Porsche Cayenne, a straight-out-of-Leipzig, “five-seat, mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle,” might seem a little odd as the choice for an Ace Hardware company car, but there you go. If only it were a $125k Turbo S model…

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Only in San Francisco!

(Or possibly Marin, I don’t know.)

Let’s Hear It for San Francisco’s Effective Red Light Cameras

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Things have been getting better accident-wise in San Francisco ever since City Attorney Dennis Herrera won a victory back on ought four. There’s so many of these boxes around town that people more or less think that they’re everywhere.

And that affects behavior (red light violations are way down), and that saves lives.

To review, entering an intersection on a yellow is legal in CA, but entering on a red is not. The way you can tell is the double flash of light after you do the wrong thing. Maybe you’ll never get a ticket in the mail (for various reasons) but you’ll know you done wrong and you might just straighten up and fly right later on.

One of the cameras on Geary. Semper Paratus:

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$355 is nothing to sneeze at, of course.

Stay safe!