At least that’s where I saw all these people this past weekend.
This was Saturday:
Something about SOS and human organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China, and other things as well I’m sure. Here’s Sunday on the GGB:
On It Goes…
“Friday Night Markets in Civic Center! Because what mid-market needs is $13 cocktails, $8 cans of beer, $6 coors light”
And here’s his photo:
Of course “craft beer” is defined as either:
2. Beer that’s been marked up 1000% by middlemen
(Man, the URL for Friday Night Market sure is hard to get to.)
My point is that any street crime happening anywhere near UN Plaza during the next eight or nine Fridays will be attributed to the night market, right? Just as with Pride Weekend, right?
“Venture out to the United Nations Plaza (8th St. and Market St.) for The Night Market, an exciting urban evening experience. The Night Market will feature food, fashion trucks, entertainment and arts/crafts. The event will be held every Friday night starting this Friday, September 5 and ending October 24 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.”
So we’ll see how this one goes. (I wonder if they’ll run this on the night of Halloween 2014.)
Anyway, this certainly is a bold move – I’m glad I’m not responsible for running this event…
“***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013***
SEIU 1021 Strike Expected to Stall Bay Area Today
— More than 5,000 City of Oakland and BART Employees are expected to strike throughout the day. Workers will set up picket lines at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall at 7 AM.
WHO: City of Oakland and BART workers officially go on strike, starting midnight July 1. Community supporters, elected officials and labor allies, join workers at the picket lines.
WHAT: Workers, represented by SEIU Local 1021, are protesting unfair labor practices and demand greater investment in critical public services. The separate contracts for the City of Oakland and BART expired at midnight, June 30.
A press tent on Frank Ogawa Plaza with electricity and WiFi will be set up for media, starting at 7 AM.
WHAT: Mass Strike Begins
WHEN: 7 AM Monday, July 1
WHERE: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
VISUALS: Workers picketing, chanting in front of City Hall, near the 12th St BART station
Interviews with workers for the City of Oakland and BART are available at Frank Ogawa Plaza all day.
The following are key press conferences throughout the day in Oakland and SF:
4:30 AM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7 AM– Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland
12 Noon – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland/Community and Labor Solidarity Rally
5 PM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7:30 PM – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. Press announcement regarding strike
FOR ONGOING AND UPDATED STRIKE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.SEIU1021.ORG“
[UPDATE: Famous photographer Steve Rhodes is on the scene right now:
Step 1: Kiss the bride under the largest classical dome in the western hemisphere;
Step 2: Evacuate
Via Steve Rhodes – click to expand]
All that hullabaloo in Civic Center this AM is just CIVIC RESPONSE 2011.
The calm before the storm:
Click to expand.*
All the deets:
“Multi-Agency Joint Evacuation Exercise – Civic Center Area – “Civic Response 2011” – September 30th 2011, 10:30am
This will be a coordinated multi-organization joint evacuation drill involving the facilities management and security agencies, as well as the involved building tenants from within the San Francisco Civic Center area. This multi-agency drill will involve civilian and uniformed responders from the local and state government levels and is aimed at helping ensure public safety in the event of an actual emergency.
There will be approximately 1,500-1,800 building tenants evacuated and dozens of responders involved in this exercise. The participating agencies will activate their fire alarm plans and evacuate their tenants to pre-designated locations at Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and the War Memorial area.
Participating Buildings – City Hall, Dept Public Health at 101 Grove Street, UC Hastings College of the Law, Veteran’s Building at 401 Van Ness.
The Command Post will be the SF PUC Mobile Command Vehicle (MCV) which will be parked on Grove Street between Polk and Larkin across from the Bill Graham Auditorium.
Mission: All participating buildings will execute their evacuation plans simultaneously and safely while keeping aware of the other facilities tenants.”
More deets, after the jump