(Oh, maybe that’s not for our San Francisco Giants.)
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The Giants, Stephen Curry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton: 2016 was a Tough Year for This Heroes Section of the San Francisco Public LibraryMonday, November 21st, 2016
Uh, the Homeless Tents are Back – On Division, Under the I-80 – This is Exactly What November 2015 Looked LikeSunday, August 21st, 2016
August 20, 2016:
At that time last year, I was thinking that the SFPD was going easy on the homeless having to do with the end-of-the-year holidays, or the (anticipated) El Niño rainstorms, and I also wondered if preparations for the unexpectedly expensive and unpopular corporate party for the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl were a factor.
These days, I know that tents with cheap but functional fiberglas poles can be had for like $25, which seems a lot cheaper than what I can recall that the old North Face Outlet sold aluminum-poled tents for, even at a super duper discount.
Those are the four factors I can think of for why 2015 became the Year of Sidewalk Tents in Frisco.
Anyway, these tents are back, as of August 2016.
Presenting Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee’s Tent City: Hundreds of People Living on the Northern Sidewalks of 13th StreetMonday, December 14th, 2015
The north part of each block of the stretch of road underneath the I-80 from 11th Street (where Costco #144 is) to Valencia is now occupied by numerous tents.
I’ve seen four in a row before but this kind of thing is unprecedented, IMO:
Some blocks might have 15 tents, one after the other, these days? I’ll check next time I’m down there.
In other news:
J-POP Summit Festival 2011 a Huge Success Today – Continues Tomorrow, Sunday August 28th, 11:00 to 6:00 PMSaturday, August 27th, 2011
Well, it’s time for another J-POP Summit Festival in Japantown:
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The whole place looks like one big Gwen Stefani video.
So grab your bunny and get over there:
But don’t overdo it:
Everybody’s waiting for you:
See you there!
Free Music and Dance at your San Francisco Public Library: “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music”Friday, July 29th, 2011
All the deets, below.
See you there at the Opening Event:
“Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will feature Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.”
“Music, Dance, Books, Films and More Highlight San Francisco Library
Exhibition on Latinos in Popular Music
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, on view in the
Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Aug. 27-Nov. 13
From free music and dance performances, to film screenings, album art and literature talks, the San Francisco Public Library will be humming with activity from August to November, thanks to more than 25 special events in support of the exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.
The traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, on view in the Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Aug. 27-Nov. 13, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.
Developed by the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor travels to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Among the exciting programs coming to the San Francisco Public Library in support of the exhibition is an opening event, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, featuring Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet. They will perform and provide educational insights on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Chelis Lopez of KPOO radio station will serve as the emcee.
Family and children’s programs include From Latin Beats to Tiny Feet, a free performance on Sept.24 with La Familia Peña-Govea and youth ensemble Futuro Picante. On Oct. 21, children can help build a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. And the Library’s third annual Tricycle Music Fest West has a special Latin theme this year with three free concerts featuring Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. On Nov. 5, teens will participate in a special Latin dance competition at the Main Library. See a complete list of programs below.
Ever more deets after the jump
Are Pink Lady apples really pink? Sort of. Are they kind of new? Yes, from Australia originally, they got started just three decades ago. Are they gaining in popularity? Yes. Are they expensive? Sort of, but Costco has them for a bit more than a dollar a pound, or fifty cents for each small apple. Do they really taste like champagne? No.
Here they are, straight out of Yakima, your 2009 Piiiiink Ladies!:
Not to be confused with the other Pink Lady, named for this duo (or trio, if you include Solid Gold host Jeff Altman) from the 1970’s. This is what variety shows were like, kids, before teh Internets.
No, we’re talking about this, 14 for $6.99. (Is Washington State too far away from us for truck farming? Mmmmm.)
Either way, they’re sweet and super crisp and num, num, num.