Posts Tagged ‘pour’

Vigilante Update: I Don’t Know, I’d Like to See the San Francisco Guardian Angels Try to Take Alcohol Away From Me

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Do you know how the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels rolls?

This is how they roll.

They’s out of control, IMO.

On patrol with an area journalist.

They steal alcohol from people.

But not from me.

So far.

Go ahead, Make My Day, SFGA.

The Vanishing Construction Workers of San Francisco County Have Reappeared in Civic Center, Looks Like

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Remember back in the day, back when construction workers spent 2008 pouring suspended slabs of steel-reinforced concrete to build the UC Hastings Garage just to the east of State Building in Civic Center (the one Arnold tried to sell to insiders last year, or something)? Things were looking grim.

But now things seem better, workwise. Here’s the lot just to the west of our State Building – it’s the new San Francisco PUC Building at 525 Golden Gate.

Big Blue, the Old Federal Building, will be harder to spot from Civic Center soon, that’s for sure…

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Busy as a beaver high above the Civic Center / Tenderloin / Little Saigon area…

Did Hearst Editor-At-Large Phil Bronstein Really Go On Patrol with the Guardian Angels in the Mission Last Friday?

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Dragon-fighting alligator wrestler Phil Bronstein claims to have gone on patrol with the out-of-control San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels last Friday en la Mision, but, but there have been zero (0) reports of concomitant mayhem since then.

I smell a rat.

Mission Mission had something something about it, but where are accounts, where are the reports of something like a couple dozen Norteños checking into the SF General?

I mean, is this a real photo?

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Only Time Will Tell…

Looks Like Everything’s Working Out for the 4-Star-Rated UC Hastings Law School Parking Garage in the Tenderloin

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Never really noticed the UC Hastings College of Law parking garage after it got finished, but it seems to be doing all right. It’s got a four star Yelp rating so that’s not bad for a such a battle-scarred structure.

If they could fill up the first floor retail spaces facing Larkin then we’d be all set, huh?

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But the Vanishing Construction Workers of San Francisco who put this garage up have vanished once again. Oh well.

Resolved: Our Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels is OUT OF CONTROL – Pouring Out Your Beer in Dolores Park?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Let me tell you about back in the day when the Guardian Angels patrolled the Streets of San Francisco, back before your days at Wellesley.

Everything was fine for SFGA until The Incident in the 1990′s - after that, the Angels Had To Go Away. Carolyn Jones has the deets:

“One day the Angels chased down an apparent drug offender, slammed him so hard to the sidewalk his head was cut open, and proceeded to handcuff him. They let up just long enough for the alleged perpetrator to show his police badge. Shortly thereafter, the Angels all but disbanded in San Francisco.”

But now the San Francisco Chapter is back, baby, and back bigtime.

See?

Via SFGA

Now, let’s hear from them, through CHAPTER LEADER/JERRY LONGORIA/J.D.: 

Dolores Park Patrol 9/24/10

Friday September 24th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be doing a night patrol at Dolores Park tonight. The reason for this patrol in this area is the parties. At our headquarters we were getting in calls and reports about the drugs, the drinking, and the fighting, that has been going on in this area.”
 
Now, can I go and patrol D.P. if I want to as well? Really?
 
“Next we march on, we march around the park, we march through the park, it was not as bad as we thought it would be. Or maybe the word had got out that the angels where coming into this area, who knows. The highlight of the night was pouring out beers for drinking in public, but that’s OK because these bad guys respected us for doing it, they knew this was breaking the law. Well J.D. is calling it a night, there is not much else that can be done in this area.”
 
Our Guardian Angels enforce open container laws? Really? I’d like to see them try to pour my beer out. Srsly.
 
“We do get to our stop at 16th street BART STATION, we get on bus #14, we get to our stop at 6th street. But as we where a block away from our stop a gang banger jump on the bus for free, we look at this guy real good, and as soon as we got to our stop we asked the guy to get off the bus with us and he did. We then hand cuff this guy, we then search this guy, but this guy was our second in command (Scorpion). He really tried to pull one on us, but we showed him because we were ready for anything.”
 
Our Guardians Angels can go around searching and handcuffing people? Really? What’s next – are they going to start scanning Clipper Cards and asking for proof of payment on MUNI?
 
Now, back in colledge, they learned us about the criminal law – but not California’s per se, just generic, 50-state law. Anyway, off the top of my head, let’s see here, our GA’s need to worry about possible civil and criminal liability for:
 
Assault
 
Battery
 
False arrest
 
Kidnapping
 
(And speaking of kidnapping, remember when Iconic GA Founder Curtis Sliwa himself got kidnapped by transit police in NYC? Well, turns out that story was all made up, oh well.)
 
The point is that it’s tricky to navigate citizens’ arrest laws, not that this should be big news to anybody.
 
Anywho, based on the above report, I surmise the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels is out of control.

The New UC Hastings Law School Parking Garage is Finally Up in Civic Center

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Well, here it is. After all kinds of stress and strife, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law parking garage / multi-use building in the Civic Center / Tenderloin area (aka Little Saigon) looks done from the outside.

Soon the legal eaglets at the largest and oldest law school in the West (yes, older than vaunted Boalt Hall across the estuary in Berkeley) will be able to easily descend from their nests at historic 100 McAllister or the “Book Concern Building” to get to their small German cars - without hogging up spaces at the Civic Center Parking Garage (aka Victory Garden Basement).

Note the “sickly green tiling” put in by the Vanishing Construction Workers of San Francisco County.

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It’s up… and it’s good! Three points for UC Hastings.

The Vanishing Construction Workers of San Francisco County

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Now back in the day, it was easy to see construction workers on the job. All you had to do was look up through the I-beams and see them walking around. Those were the days, see?  

But these days, due to changing construction techniques using concrete, rebar, and whatnot, you need to get above the workers to see them at labor. These folks are mostly out of view after the first floor gets done. Here, they work on the third floor.

Pretty soon, you wont see the cars of UC Hastings Law School students and staff clogging up the parking spaces of Civic Center  and Little Saigon thanks to this new mixed-use building that’s still going up.

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The other problem with seeing these people at work is that these jobs are drying up lately.

Good-bye construction workers of San Francisco. See you again in a year or two?