Posts Tagged ‘silence’

Gary Knight, 52 – September 10, 1996 – Presidio and Lake

Friday, June 9th, 2017

As seen at Lake and Park Presidio:

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Ride of Silence SF

Breaking: Rose Pak and Linton Johnson Found! Secretly Held in Chinatown Basement Until After Election Day

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

You ever wonder why you never hear from “Chinatown power broker” Rose Pak or BART spokesmodel Linton Johnson these days?

It’s ’cause certain people want you to forget about them, for now anyway.

Ed Lee’s crew are providing the venue and the BART Police are handling security. Linton is generally compliant but Rose had to get muzzled Silence of the Lambs-style after a few biting incidents. The Powers That Be sent in a nurse to tend to Rose’s injured leg but now the nurse has become a kind of hostage herself.

See? Rose has become very protective of the nurse, apparently. And Linton has a few microphones to play with, so, you know, they’re making do, they’re keeping busy:

The Powers That Be feel that Rose is a threat to the possible fifth term of the Willie Brown administration. You know, for shooting her mouth off, acting like this:

Holding court at the party for the opening of the new airport terminal, Rose was seated at the table with interim Mayor Ed Lee and his wife, Anita, and a host of other local officials.

“I want every one of you to call his office and tell him he should run for mayor,” Rose told the table. “And do it right away so that there’s no misunderstanding.”

Then she turned to the architect David Gensler.

“Didn’t you do this terminal?” she asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Didn’t you remodel this terminal before?”

“Yes,” he said.

‘Then your firm should raise a million dollars for his election campaign.’

Poor Gensler, he didn’t know what hit him.”

But she’ll be back, shooting her mouth off, but only after November 8th, 2011. Just wait and see.

And Linton, well it looked like he was running BART for a while there. But is he the only one to pay the price for BART’s recent behavior? It sure seems that way. That’s a little funny, huh?

I mean, somebody must have pressured him to go off the deep end, right? A supervisor?

And whose idea was it to hire news readers to become the face of BART? Was that a good idea?

Is BART perfect now, is that the story?


Anyway, these two are keeping each other company for the while. The BART Police will lose the location November 8th and then they’ll let Linton out the same time as Rose. Who knows what he’ll do after that.


IVAW Group Blocks Market on 6th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Here’s the scene this afternoon on Market Street between 7th and 8th – a handful of Iraq War veterans stopping for one second of silence for each U.S. service member lost. That’s 4259 seconds, or about 70 minutes, and they just about spent that much time on Market before getting hauled away by the SFPD.

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Shortly before getting arrested:

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Cyclist Killed in San Francisco on Ride of Silence Day

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Bike messenger Kirk Janes was killed yesterday morning in a collision with a truck at Fulton and Steiner in Alamo Square. San Francisco’s Ride of Silence, already planned for yesterday evening, was then hastily altered to start at this intersection.

The Ride of Silence occurs on the third Wednesday in May in almost 300 cities around the world.  It’s a bicycle ride to commemorate cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. It helps to raise awareness among motorists of the dangers they pose to cyclists. Unlike a Critical Mass event, Ride of Silence rides are not designed to stall traffic or create conflict with motorists.

A KTVU channel 2 news crew spoke with riders as they assembled:


Friends of Kirk Janes were on hand with flowers:


It’s unusual to see a group this large not chatting and making noise. At the infamous intersection of Fell and Masonic: