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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.
You know, just saying.
Well, the car’s pointing in the wrong direction, that’s all.
You know, just asking.
“There’s more to color than meets the eye. This summer, the California Academy of Sciences will unveil Color of Life, a major new exhibit that explores the connection between charismatic colors and their starring role in the natural world. Celebrate the opening of this exhibit with fun programs and performances all weekend.
Program Partners include EnChroma, Inc., Conservatory of Flowers, California Wolf Center, Little Artistas, Bryson Voirin, California Academy of Sciences Exhibit Studio (Saturday only), and California Academy of Sciences Department of Botany (Sunday only).
Activities will take place in the Piazza from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14.”
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.
You Can Enter the Japanese Tea Garden for Free Three Hours Each Week, But the New Signs Don’t Tell You – Why’s That?Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Here’s the old sign out in front of the JTG in GGP – it was there going all the way back to aught-six:
And here’s the new sign, which is the same except now the free hours are kept secret:
I guess advertising the free hours on a big sign out front attracted too many skinflints?
Looks that way.
Now back in the day, they’d let you linger after closing hours, but no longer. So you now can’t see the frolicking skunks of after-hours at the JTG
Oh well, that’s Progress for you.
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.
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