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Resolved: Mayor Gavin Newsom has become Bored with Warm Water Cove Street Art Gallery

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Remember what Warm Water Cove used to look like? It was like a street art gallery.

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?