Posts Tagged ‘tents’
Hachi Machi, It’s Time for Bocce! Rec and Park Rolls Out New Grass on Site of Historic OccupySF 2011 in JHPFriday, January 6th, 2012
You see, the Occupiers put their tents on the bocce court grass last year. So that killed the turf.
This was the scene yesterday as the new turf came in:
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All that’s left to do is clean up the Bradley Manning stickers and then, once again, San Francisco’s at-risk Rich White People will have a place to keep busy and stay out of trouble.
You know, there was talk of putting in a playground here, you know, for kids, but RWP didn’t like that idea so much.
How Many SFPD Officers Does It Take To Maintain the OccupySF Victory While Our Mayor is in China? A Whole BunchTuesday, December 27th, 2011
You’d have to hang out down by the foot of Market Street to see how many cops are still there “protecting” the bocce ball courts from the 1st Amendment during the year-end holidays of 2011.
What you’d see is lots and lots and lots of police. Preventing a Reoccupation appears to be Job One for the SFPD this last month of 2011.
An endless supply of idle Crowns Victoria, 24-7:
Why yes, yes it has.
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Isn’t it sad that all those hippies camping out for all those months left City workers no place to park their luxury English motorcahs, you know, for free?
Always remember, Transit First!
Intensities in Tent Cities: OccupySF Daycamp Comes to Sue Bierman Park – SFPD Watches Tents Go Up and then Come DownSunday, December 18th, 2011
This was the scene last night in Sue Bierman Park just north of Justin Herman Plaza. Can you see all the tents?
People were marching in support of Bradley Manning, but just after 5:00 PM or so the Occupy tents started going up.
Then the 8:00 PM closing time for the park came along so the tents started coming down. (San Francisco officials want to make sure they don’t “pull a Quan,” of course.)
SFPD, Ferry Building, tents, Parrot Tree, Sue Bierman Park, Bay Bridge, Vaillancourt Fountain:
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* END WALL STREETS WARS
* HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 3 MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF OCCUPY!
* 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TUNISIAN FRUIT VENDOR MOHAMED BOUAZIZI SET HIMSELF ON FIRE IN A PUBLIC SQUARE, SPARKING ARAB SPRING, SPARKING THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT
* NATIONAL RE-OCCUPATION DAY
MARCH & RALLY
SAT DEC 17, 3PM
BRADLEY MANNING (JUSTIN HERMAN) PLAZA
Market and Steuart. Foot of Market St, near Embarcadero BART, SF”
“Toxic Soil” From the Former OccupySF Encampment at Justin Herman Plaza Hauled Off – New Turf Rolls Out TomorrowTuesday, December 13th, 2011
Do you know how many dogs died at OccupySF? I don’t but that’s Topic A whenever you discuss OccupySF with any member of our “City Family” these days.
The bocce ball courts are still shut down as DPW and RPD and who knows who all else set about fixing the place up and generating a seven-figure clean-up bill.
The old turf was put in four months ago. Mulching for the new turf:
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Thus ends OccupySF 2011.
Davis Street, Bookended By OccupySF, Hosts an Elaborate Film Shoot for the BMW 740 Li, a Car for the Two PercentMonday, December 12th, 2011
So here are the bocce ball courts at Justin Herman Plaza, which used to host OccupySF until recently. (Our City Family now regards the place as something worse than a toxic waste dump. Anyway, expect new grass to be rolled out anytime. Believe it or not, getting this Eurocentric playing field installed was a major priority for our asinine former Mayor.)
Tons and tons of SFPD are still on the scene, keeping busy not doing whatever they used to be doing. So gang task force officers from the Bayview, seen camera left, get to stand around for hours and hours on the lookout for anyone with a tent:
Anyway, the Occupiers, some of them, moved on to 101 Market, until they get kicked out of there as well. But nothing’s stopping this crew from just milling about in the daylight hours so that’s just what they did. This was the scene yesterday AM, with lots of cops and a few newsbabes on hand. This is the foot of Davis, where it meets Market:
But Davis Street was rented out to BMW this past weekend, I surmise. Here’s a small, red, 3-series chase car and a large, black 740 Li sedan a bit up Davis at the staging area yesterday:
And here’s the scene from last night betwixt Embarcaderos 2 and 3. (Note matte black Porsche Cayenne minivan light car camera left.)
Well guess what, the other end of Davis, starting at the 400 block, was where a good dozen or so Ocuppiers ended up last night, having been chased away from their temporary Market Street digs.
Anwway, and this is news to me, the 740 Li is a recession-special of sorts, offering the 2 percent* a small 3.0 litre six-banger** engine in a large sedan instead of the expected 4.0-litre V8.
So there’s your weekend in the Financh, with scores of cops just hanging out collecting mad OT for doing basically nothing. And, hopefully, San Francisco scoring some coin from BMW (unless, of course, the Film Commission is subsidizing the entire shoot. I honestly don’t know how much taxpayers spend paying cops on these gigs. Ostensibly, the makers of the commercials pay the cops but then maybe get some kind of kick-back as a make-up, typically.)
On It Goes…
*The 1% would go for a V8 or V12, Great Recession or no.
** A quarter century ago, BMW pulled with same trick with the “745i,” which had a turbocharged six-cylinder engine displacing either 3.2 or 3.4 litres. You do the math to figure out whether BMW was lying more then or now.
O RLY? Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Her Handling of Occupy: “Mistakes Were Made” – A Big WSJ Article on Recall EffortsThursday, December 1st, 2011
The Great Wall Street Journal Pay Wall isn’t fully operational right now, so that means that you can follow the lead of SF Bay Area Observer’s Ron Russell by checking out today’s bit from Bobby White in the Wall Street Journal:
Or at least I think you can get to it for free.
I could, anyway. See?
Now check it:
In an interview, Ms. Quan acknowledged that “Occupy has damaged downtown businesses and mistakes were made.” Still, she said, she believes most voters back her and “I do not believe that most of the businesses in the city agree with this recall campaign.” The 62-year-old Ms. Quan, who was elected in late 2010, added that Oakland’s ethnically based chamber of commerce organizations support her, as do major businesses in the city such as Pandora Media Inc. and Kaiser Permanente.
Is that an apology? (Your Bromide of the Day: As goes Pandora Media, so goes Alameda County.)
And there’s this:
Corey Cook, an associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, said until Oakland’s recall effort becomes more structured, he is uncertain if it will succeed. Still, he said, “To go from being an unpopular leader to one worthy of recall requires a very public failure, and it seems [Ms. Quan] has accomplished that.”
We’ll know more by the end of next week.
On It Goes…