Posts Tagged ‘security guards’
Security Guards Rousting Homeless at Hamilton Square / Western Addition Library on Easter Sunday? Who’s Paying These People?Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Just asking. You tell me, babe. Here’s the view from Geary just east of Scott:
This was at a time when the Western Addition Library was closed and this sure looks like rousting to me.
Are these guys peace officers or park rangers or feds or something? Sure don’t look like it. That means they’re security guards operating at Hamilton Square? Do they work for the SFPL? IDK.
What’s next, the Library Police (to go with the Mint Police and every other kind of police we have in SF)?
Sleepless in Seattle Puzzled in Frisco
It’ll Cost You $200 Minimum to See the Outside Lands Music Festival, Or You Can Sneak In – Here’s HowTuesday, August 9th, 2011
All right, at this late date the only way you ticketless souls are going to get into the somewhat mismanaged Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is to fork over $185 (plus TicketMonster fees) minimum OR to try to sneak in.
Now lots of people have a friend on the inside, so those peeps can just walk through the gates, but you, well, you’re going to have to deal with that eight-foot cyclone fencing.
You’re going to have to go under, over, or through the wire.
Here’s UNDER. See how that works? Easy peasy.
Well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence + Line posts too far apart = Jailbreak:
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And here’s OVER. This here is called the bum rush:
See how that works right here. Oh, and later in the video, you can see one version of THROUGH.
Remember, this is one of those victimless crimes. (Its like punching someone in the dark.)
But if you feel guilty for not paying your fair share, well then you can throw a five-spot into a Recreation and Park donation box sometime – they have them at Strybing Arboretum, for example.
All right, be warned that the 2008 OL was The Best Ever. Remember picking up those nine Euros stranded by MUNI on McAllister and taking them along for the ride on your way home in the Land Cruiser? Good times. Oh, wait a sec, that’s my memory. But remember Radiohead and the sound system trouble? Oh, you weren’t there? Well that was The Best Ever. Nothing can compare with 2008.
Anyway, maybe the Outside Lands should be free for those 21 and younger, something like that?
Here’s the lineup for 2011:
Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Shins, MGMT, Girl Talk, The Decemberists, John Fogerty, Erykah Badu, The Original Meters, Beirut, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, STS9, Warren Haynes Band, Big Boi, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Julieta Venegas, Sia, OK GO, The Greyboy Allstars, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Old 97’s, Mavis Staples, !!!, Latryx feat. Lyrics Born and Lateef, Best Coast, Collie Buddz, Phantogram, Charles Bradley, Foster the People, Lotus, STRFKR, Junip, Pajama Club, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Vaccines, Toro Y Moi, Vetiver (band), The Limousines, The Stone Foxes, The Joy Formidable, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Wye Oak, Ana Tijoux, Orgone, Lord Huron, Tamaryn, Grouplove, The Fresh and Onlys, Ximena Sarinana,Ty Segall, Sunbirds, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Diego’s Umbrella, Ghost Robot, Paper Diamond
Or just buy some three-day (that’s all that’s left for GA ticks) or single-day “VIP” tickets, I don’t care.
Anyway, enjoy the show!
“GENERAL ADMISSION & VIP TICKETS
Eager Beaver 3-Day Ticket – $149.50 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Special 3-Day Ticket – $175.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Advance 3-Day Ticket – $185.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Regular 3-Day Ticket – $199.50 (Still Available!)
VIP 3-Day Ticket – $450.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Friday GA Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Friday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Saturday Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Saturday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Sunday Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Sunday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
VIP tickets Include the following:
– Exclusive Polo Club w/ shade, lounge seating, activities and massage services
– Viewing Areas at the Lands End and Twin Peaks stages
– Special restroom facilities
– Access to special VIP food concessions
– Access to beer, wine and spirits services
– Commemorative Poster and more!
ESURANCE SHUTTLE PASS
3-Day Shuttle Pass – $29.50 ($4.90 per trip)
3-Day Parking Pass – $140.00 (Sold Out – Thank You!)
*Based on availability
**All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees
“Green” your ticket! When you buy your tickets, you’ll be given the option of donating $1 per day to offset the festival’s carbon emissions including your travel.
All Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 – located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show nights and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm.
GA Tickets are also available at The Independent’s Box Office (628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117) for $205.
Here’s the southern wing, from back in the day:
But then things changed when there was a big paint out / clean up back in 2007. Some people said that the graffiti would come back the next day, week, month or year, but it turned out the SFPD watched the place like a hawk and bored security guards were assigned to hang about to protect the place. Read all about that era here.
But what about these days? Well, Warm Water Cove is worse than ever.
For example, the graffiti is back, but it’d be tough to call it street art. Flipper, indeed:
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And the place is now overgrown with weeds – I almost didn’t recognize it due to all the new tall grass.
And, finally, stuff that people dumped months and years ago is still there.
Low tide at Ensenada de Agua Caliente:
Now if the City and County were charged with removing this old tire and shopping cart, they’d probably generate a five-figure bill for the job using a cost-plus basis. That is, unless they called out the hazmat team and then we’d be talking real money. Oh well.
Look out little American Avocet, you’re dining at Toxic Tire Beach. Oh well.
After all the sound and fury, all the sturm und drang and .pdf pats on the back, we’re left with the same old garbage, crummy new graffiti and a bunch of weeds.
So, after all that, it turns out that Warm Water Cove was better off before it was “improved.”
Maybe we should have left it alone and saved all that money?