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San Francisco’s 158th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Photos

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Check out the action from San Francisco’s 158th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade put on by the United Irish Societies, San Francisco. Also, see Hardy Wilson’s photos here.

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom - Camelot, here we come. Click to expand:

 Hellbent for election, this time for Governor.

Now lets’ pay the bills with animals, beauty queens, and kids - y’all seem to like these subjects.

A huge canine from the Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club. They appeared to be very friendly and dignified, horse-like in a way.

Miss Golden Gate Ashley Miller and Miss San Francisco Reny Lupo, together again:

The parade stopped momentarily so these young dancers could build up the courage to cross this scary BART grate in the middle of the street:

Half Irish, half Rock Star – just like Bono?

Now, on with the parade:

The Girls Scouts wisely used their opportunity to hawk cookies directly to the crowd:

Who else was there? Senators Leland Yee and Ellen Corbett:

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma with Bevan Dufty and the always well-behaved Sidney

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu:

District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi

Supervisor John Avalos made the scene in an awesome purple 1960 Imperial Crown convertible (aka Chrysler Imperial).

San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 798′s John Hanley:

Others on hand were Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Supervisors Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd. Those were the politicians, now onto politics.

The Irish Immigration Pastoral Center wants Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Sinn Fein in the house:

As well the International Republican Socialist Network:

Okay then.

And finally, the largest California Bear Flag in all Christendom:

See you next year!

Columbus Day Parade 2008 Goes on Without Tommy Lasorda

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Well it’s still there on the 2008 Italian Heritage Parade website:

“We’re pleased to announce, the 2008 Parade Grand Marshal will be Tommy Lasorda!”

But alas, it was not to be. The whole thing is ably explained by North Beach Examiner Tony Long here and here. Perhaps Tommy will be invited back next year?

Now, on with the show. It’s called Columbus Day, or Indigenous People’s Day, or Italian Heritage Day, or Día de la Raza, or Discovery Day or even Día de la Resistencia Indígena. Take your pick.  

Popular San Francisco Supervisor and soon-to-be Assembly Member Tom Ammiano. Click to expand:

Ivy League lawyer / U.C. Berkeley-grad Gerardo Sandoval hot on the campaign to become a judge, despite the hostility displayed by the local Establishment, which feels offended by the very idea of an election. Oh well.

Supervisor Ross “the Boss” Mirkarimi:

Miss San Francisco 2008 Reny Lupo:

Of course, Birra Peroni was nella casa:

As was the Boudin Bakery alligator wrestler. That’s real bread, people.

What’s this? Hundreds of Falun Gong! They looked to be the largest entry in the parade by far.

Hey look, it’s the wholly unrelated New Tang Dynasty Televsion (NTDTV):

O.K., here we are, back to the parade:

So that’s it.

Here’s to you, Tommy Lasorda/ Our county turns it lonely eyes to you…

See you next year?