Posts Tagged ‘pro-sf’

Shadowy “PROSF” Association Leader Hosts Meeting with Christina Olague Last Month, Gets Repaved Block This Month

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

This here is the flyer posted on a street in the “West Panhandle” area last month by the more-or-less anti-SF “PRO-SF” Homeowners Association.

Well, a slightly modified, Run Ed Run version – don’t click to expand

And this here is this month, on the same block, the very short block where the leader of PRO-SF, a Helen Lovejoy type, a person who worked against the harmless, SFPD-supported Panhandle Bandshell music project back a half-decade ago just happens to reside.

You see that? A quick repaving job, just for one block, just ten weeks before the District Five Supervisor election:

Now, are other blocks getting repaved? Yes, occasionally. But not anywhere close to here. And now the DPW pavers are gone. poof. Who knows when they will return. Next year, next decade? And hey, was this block so bad to begin with? Nope.

Is this process of where to pave when, you know, highly politicized? Yes, pretty much – it’s the same with the SFMTA and other agencies.

Is there a connection between the location of the real estate of a single fussbudget and where DPW decides to repave this week this month this year? I don’t know.

But other Chicago-style, Blagojevichy stuff goes on about town, so why not this too?

OMG, the Panhandle Bandshell Has Gone Missing – When Oh When Will it Find a Permanent Home?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

You see, it use to be all like this.

But now, it’s all like this. It’s gone.

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Hey, what if we put the Panhandle Bandshell back in the Panhandle where it belongs? You know, permanent-like.

Maybe someday…

NOPNA 10th Annual Block Party a Huge Success on Lyon Street in 2010

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

This is what Lyon Street looked like today at NOPNA‘s (yeah, they probably could use a real website and “RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD” does come off a little sanctermonious, but what can you do?) Tenth Annual Block Party today.

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Complete with a fire truck…

…moon bounce….

and an open mike. (OMG, could this be Performance Art in the Panhandle?)

“I’ll be here all week,” he says. Hilarious.

Yes, of course, there were NIMBYs there. And yes, there were elements and/or known sympathisers of that horrible PRO-SF Panhandle Residents Organization Stanyan/Fulton (they’re On The Record as being against Performance Art – can you believe it?) in the house. But what can you do?

A good time was had by all.

See you next year!

The Parkside/Nopna Annual Block Party celebrates its 10th anniversary, Saturday, May 15, with day-long all-ages activities and live music from 11 – 6pm. The Nopa Little Ones section features, clowns, jumping houses, arts & crafts, face painting, kid snacks and demonstrations with Tae Kwon Do, fire trucks and police squad cars. The adult section will feature live and DJ music, tarot card readings, magicians and local crafts offerings. Along w/ Parkside BBQ will be the Kung Fu taco truck.

Pathetic Panhandle Bandshell Now Sits Surrounded by Parked Cars – A NIMBY Victory

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The belov’d Panhandle Bandshell got kicked out of Golden Gate Park a few years back only to end up in a damn parking lot up at Fort Mason.

I blame NIMBYs, people like those melon-farmers at that shadowy PRO-SF organization. Supposedly, the bandshell attracted hippies to the Panhandle, but there are more hippies (sitting with their dogs in drumless drum circles) than ever so go figure. And there was the noise issue that the nearby small-time millionaire landed gentry were worried about, but the music wasn’t amplified or anything. Oh well.

A sea of car hoods - some recycled, some yet-to-be recycled:

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Whom do you blame?

Godspeed, little bandshell. Your Time is Gonna Come. Someday, you’ll find a proper home, surrounded by crimson and clover instead of Honda and Hyundai…

Horrible PRO-SF Organization Cosponsors District 5 Debate

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

This was the scene tonight at St. Mary’s Hospital in the Western NOPA – it was another District 5 debate featuring Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and challengers Rob Anderson and Owen O’Donnell.

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Let’s hear what they have to say. You already know Ross, here is Owen and here is Rob, who runs the District 5 Diary website.

The mise-en-scene, about 40 people made it to the end:

This debate was emceed by Richard Magary and cosponsored by the following:

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association
Cole Valley Improvement Association
Haight-Ashbury Improvement Association
Inner Sunset Park Neighbors

May the best man win.

In other District 5 news, the Panhandle Bandshell is wowing them in Europe. Godspeed, little bandshell. Come back real soon, ya hear?