Posts Tagged ‘shrine’

A Ghost Bike Appears at the Streetside Shrine for Nils Linke, Killed at Turk and Masonic Last Week

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The streetside shrine for Nils Linkeaka Yannick among his friends, now has a ghost bike.

[UPDATE: It’s a mystery to me where it came from. See comments.] Seems as if this was a project from The Derailleurs: San Francisco Bay Area Bike Dance. A memorial ride is planned.

This is the scene at the intersection of Turk Street and Masonic Avenue this afternoon:

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The four handbills reprinting news reports taped to poles in the area were methodically taken down, but this bike will be harder to remove so it should stick around a little longer.

R.I.P. Yannick.

The Start of a Streetside Shrine for Nils Linke, Killed at Turk and Masonic on Friday

Monday, August 16th, 2010

[UPDATE: SF StreetsBlog has details just disclosed by the SFPD:

“SFPD spokesperson Lt. Lyn Tomioka said Joshua Calder faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI, felony hit-and-run causing death and no proof of insurance.”]

Here are the details of the collision last Friday at Turk and Masonic that resulted in the death of 21-year-old cyclist Nils Linke of Germany.

And here is the scene last night, at the beginnings of a streetside shrine near where the collision occurred:

[UPDATE: It’s bigger now.]

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And here are some of the posters at the intersection:

We should soon find out why the SFPD is charging the driver with vehicular manslaughter.

BIKE NOPA Has Details on the Death of Pedestrian Melissa Dennison at Fell and Broderick

Monday, February 8th, 2010

BIKE NOPA has just posted details on the SFPD police report and the District Attorney’s response to the death of pedestrian Melissa Dennison, killed by a collision at the intersection of Fell and Broderick on September 15th, 2009.

The intersection of Fell and Broderick

Memorial for Fallen Pedestrian Melissa Dennison Set for Tuesday Night at Ocean Beach

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A San Francisco memorial for Melissa Dennison is set for Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 PM at Ocean Beach (somewhere near the Beach Chalet, most likely). All the details are/will be here on this Facebook entry. From FB:

“Please join me in paying tribute to this bright star.all are welcome.please bring any music,poetry,ect. that melissa liked or that remind’s you of her.and please pass this on to anyone who might have know melissa. any network friends,ucsb,ucsf,etc. thank you.=i’m not sure exactly were on the beach it is going to be,i cant reserve a fire pit.i just need to go early and save one.if anyone wants to help in any way firewood,passing this on,food.you are more than welcome. p.s. this is a drug and alcohol free event.”

The scene at Fell and Broderick:

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Death of Melissa Dennison at Fell and Broderick Considered an Accident by SFPD Lt.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Read this bit here over at BIKE NOPA to see that at least one SFPD lieutenant doesn’t consider the death of pedestrian Melissa Dennison to be a case of vehicular manslaughter. According to Lt. Ramlin of Park Station, at this point:

“There is no determination that it was manslaughter.”

The memorial at Fell and Broderick as it appeared a few days ago:

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(Personally, I think when people use the term “speeding” in regards to traffic on Fell and Oak, they’re not saying what mean. Are they talking about cars literally going more than 30 mph? It’s not clear.)

The police report should be coming out soon…

Streetside Shrine for Melissa Dennison Still Drawing Crowds, Memorial Sunday in Truckee

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The makeshift memorial for killed pedestrian Melissa Dennison at the intersection of Fell and Broderick is still drawing observers.

More flowers have come and someone put up a large photo. As it looked last night:

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A memorial is planned for this Sunday in the Lake Tahoe area.

“Please join family and friends to celebrate the life of Melissa Hope Dennison. A memorial service will be held at West End Beach on Sunday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. Bring food, drinks, and memories to share. All are welcome at the West End Beach Donner Lake in Truckee.”

Memorial for Fallen San Francisco Pedestrian Melissa Dennison Continues to Grow

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

It appears as if somebody threw away the flowers at Fell and Broderick yesterday morning – they were placed there as a memorial for fallen San Francisco pedestrian Melissa Dennison. But tons more were added throughout the day.

And this was the scene last night. The intersection smelled like a florist’s shop:

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People were reading reports from the Examiner and KTVU-TV.

At this point it’s not really clear how this quote from the ‘Xam…

State law dictates that an intersection doesn’t need to marked to be considered a crosswalk.”

…is useful since all the crosswalks in the area are marked.

We’ll have to wait to see if the office of Kamala Harris will charge the driver…

A Memorial Shrine on Fell Street, Where Pedestrian Melissa Dennison was Killed Yesterday

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

This was the scene last night at the intersection of Fell and Broderick in the NoPA North of Panhandle Area. It’s the start of a memorial for 24 year old pedestrian Melissa Dennison, who was struck by a car and killed yesterday morning.

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“Melissa, you were loved and will be missed by many.”

They’re already calling for incarceration of the driver at StreetsBlog SF.

The commenters at SFist reveal that the pedestrian was herself cited twice last year for two different DUI car accidents at one location in Truckee, CA.

A sad story.

A Makeshift Shrine for Luis Solari, Shot to Death on San Francisco’s 280 Freeway Last Year

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

This is what you can see right before the Monterey exit of southbound 280 – a memorial for Luis Solari, who was shot to death while driving his two kids on a San Francisco freeway:

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Look for it the next time you pass the second Alemany.

They’re calling it a cold case now, but the reward is still out there.

San Franciscans Flock to the Shrine of Tatiana the Killer Tiger

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Not too many made it to the recent unveiling of the Tatiana sculpture on Christmas Day, but now people are making pilgrimages to the site of the community garden at 274 Greenwich on the famous Greenwich Steps. Per sculptor Jon Engdhal:

“It was one year ago today that Tatiana died so senselessly, a scale statue is in place to remember her.”

This is a peaceful place, free of the vitriol that surrounds the Carlos Sousa Jr., Paul Dhaliwal, and Kulbir Dhaliwal case from a year ago

You’ll find this Siberian tiger cub right next to the parking meter

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Looking down from Tati’s perch. This is about 75 feet down the hill from the old Julius’ Castle restaurant on Montgomery:

The view from the path:

This thing seems larger than life – it’s probably quite heavy.

Enjoy it while it lasts. She might not be there a long time.