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How to Drink Mad Alcohol in Golden Gate Park Without Paying Rec and Park an $18,000 Fee? Call Your Event “Sloshball” – The HATE 11Monday, June 15th, 2015
Of course there are legal ways to your drink on in GGP, but RPD views them as “profit centers,” so usually it’s only corporations what can afford them. And sometimes, even then, it’s just not worth it.
On It Goes…
“If you plan to host an event here, be prepared for it to be a complete pain in the ass. Better yet, don’t host an event here.
The Parks and Rec department clearly doesn’t care about their customers. I planned a company picnic recently and continued to have issues with the permits people.
I reached out to them in February for an event in October. It took months for them to get back to me to start the process. It took even longer for them to understand how simple my event was. They wanted to charge me $18,000 (what they charge for Outsidelands) for a simple, 300 person max event. Completely ridiculous. Then, three weeks before the event (when I still didn’t have the permit!) they sent me a list of items I needed to send them before I could have my permit. The list was not things that are easy to get. They also take forever to return calls or emails (at least a week.)
The whole proces was a complete nightmare. I’d look elsewhere to hold any event. Even getting a picnic permit for a table is expensive and not worth your trouble.
SFGov Leaves Random Streetlights On 24-7 FOR MONTHS – In the Golden Gate Park Panhandle and Upper Haight AreaFriday, June 5th, 2015
I’m not saying that some lights come on earlier than others, when dusk comes. I’m saying that in the middle of the day, SFGov leaves streetlights on for no reason, you know, for some reason I’m sure, but for NO GOOD REASON.
Go ahead, take a look and then tell me why we’re leaving the lights on, some in the park (RPD responsibility?), but others across the street on Fell (DPW?)
Anyway, these streetlamps have been burning without pause FOR MONTHS.
SF’s Recreation & Parks Dept Ad Says “GET OUT AND PLAY,” But If You Play This Way, You’ll Get Ticketed, Right?Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
I never really got a proper answer on this one, so I’m going to to try again with a new photo.
“Affixing” items to Rec and Park trees is illegal, right?
So people who attach ropes to trees in Frisco parks get tickets from Rangers, right? Yes they do.
So what’s up with this graphic?
I can’t explain it.
How Rec and Park/SFGov Treats the Low-Cost Power and Water We Steal From Yosemite: Wastefully – In the Recent Past and TodayTuesday, May 12th, 2015
Let’s see if I can pay off on that headline.
The stealing part has to do with the history of Hetch Hetchy, which nobody in SF officialdom wants to fix/deal with/discuss, ’cause SFGov conducted a bribery campaign a century ago and that’s The Way Things Are and that’s the way we likes it. OK fine.
And what’s this, SF now recycles a little bit of water the past few years, after all that criticism? OK fine.
But here we go, what’s this?
And what’s this?
And what’s this?
And at night too – so, who gives a fuck, right?
Anyway, that’s the recent past, but now here’s the here and now, or at least the past month or two – random historic street lamps in Golden Gate Park have been blazing away all the live-long day. See?
Do you think all the SFPUC/RPD/SFGov workers who claim to ride bikes to work might notice this and maybe say something to somebody after all these weeks and weeks? Oh what’s that, you merely testing the lights? Oh, well, maybe you are, maybe all these lights on makes sense somehow, the same way that watering the Panhandle bike path every night made sense, the same way that watering the Saabs of Fell and Oak made sense…
This is in the Panhandle, which I consider part of Golden Gate Park, the same way I consider a pan’s handle to be a part of the pan and the same way I consider the Oklahoma Panhandle to be a part of Oklahoma:
This is between Fell and Oak near Clayton, as opposed to the Verizon / AT&T unit near Ashbury what started going up a whopping 13 days afore the 2015 Bay to Breakers historic fun run and street party. Camden Avery of Hoodline has the deets on that temporary tower.
Here’s the Clayton install as seen on Monday – man, that’s a big crew:
In years past these mobile towers have been sited on the other side of Stanyan, but the traditional party location is closer to Masonic – this year the towers will be closer to the action.
We’ll have to wait and see how all this extra non-ionizing radiation flying about is affecting my mojo
Word From Rec and Park in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle: “Radio Frequency Energy May Exceed Exposure Limits”Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
[UPDATE: Peeps be telling me this could be preparations for the upcoming Bay to Breakers historic street party and fun run, but starting 13 days ahead of time seems funny to me…]
I’ll tell you, they’ve been working on installing this generator-powered mobile cell phone tower(?) in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle near Fell and Masonic since Monday, so obvs the Recreation and Park Department knows what’s going on here:
But what’s behind the cyclone fencing? It’s a NOTICE what says:
“STAY BACK! Radio-frequency energy May exceed exposure limits”
Here’s what it looks like:
So if you feel like you’ve been missing your mojo lately, this rig could be the reason why…