Posts Tagged ‘uptown tenderloin’

Trying to Piece Together the Story About Last Month’s “Litigating Palestine” Conference at UC Hastings Law School

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The corrupt Twitterloin‘s historic and highly-ranked UC Hastings School of Law had a 1.5 day conference in March 2011 called Litigating Palestine: Can Courts Secure Palestinian Rights? It caused a lot of controversy, not exactly sure why.

Anyway, Bob Egelko is taking a stab at this topic today.

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There are two docs after the jump – one’s from Hastings and one’s from the ADL.

So have at it if you are interested in this topic

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What’s the Most Annoying Tenderloin Adjective? Hey, How About “Uptown?” Anyway, Cast Your Vote at The Tender

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Cast your vote right now over at The Tender for the most annoying Tenderloin adjective you’ve heard, you know, like gritty or crime-ridden, whatever irritates you the most.

Vote or Die!

You’re proud of buildings, Randy? O.K fine…

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And remember the Mission District sucks way harder than the TL, or something:

“Guess which hipster neighborhood had a murder rate over four times that of the Uptown Tenderloin? The Mission.”

Keep chasing those rainbows, Randy.

 

Cheetah, Na’vi, Tiger, Cheetah: The O’Farrell Theatre is “Where the Wild Girls Are” in Our Crime-Ridden Tenderloin

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

This joint used to be called Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre, and then, sadly, Mitchell Brother O’Farrell Theatre.

But now, it’s plain old O’Farrell Theatre, I guess, in the same old part of the crime-ridden Uptown Tenderloin.

Now check it – the marquis has changed a bit over the years as well:

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I’ve never been, but Stephy S. from L.A., well, she has. Enjoy:

“I hate you O’Farrell Theatre. I hate you because all I ever wanted to do was love you and you wouldn’t let me…”

The rest of her story

Anyway, let’s agree to modify the list slightly:

Cheetah, Na’vi, Tiger, Blue Cheetah

There we go. That’s the ticket.

Lawgiver Randy Shaw, King of the Tenderloin, Grants His Vassals First Amendment Rights

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

BeyondChron.org (do taxpayers really pay five figures a year to fund this thing?) Editor and King of the Tenderloin Randy Shaw has a statement:

Artists have the freedom to create politically incorrect works that may generate public outrage.”

Whew! Thank Gaia for King Randy’s munificence!

Hey, Randy’s the greatest! That’s why the San Francisco Bay Guardian has awarded his joint “Best Local Website” three years running, or something:

All Hail King Randy.

But how he can stand living in a six-bedroom with just four bathrooms? Shouldn’t he have six bathrooms, you know, to match? Of course. Hey, maybe Randy’s good buddy The Nevius could start a campaign in the media or something – it would go like this:

“When handsome young Randy Shaw decided he couldn’t get by with just four bathrooms anymore, he decided to add-on to his East Bay mansion. But his dream has turned into a nightmare….”

Something like that.

But King Randy, don’t be going after poor Bill Sugaya for being ignorant.

We recently saw Planning Commissioner Bill Sugaya apologize for stating it would be good for a store to “sell drugs” in the neighborhood, a statement clearly made not in malice but in ignorance.”

Actually, Bill seems pretty up on things. Check it:

When (Commissioner Gwyneth) Borden wondered if Tip Top couldn’t sell something other than beer or wine, Sugaya cracked, “I guess he could sell drugs or something.”

Wow, context! Thanks, the Nevius! You see, Sugaya thought it noteworthy that he was dealing with a bunch of NIMBYs who don’t seem to be aware of their own neighborhood. So Sugaya made a crack in malice but not in ignorance.

But otherwise, you’re perfect King Randy. Tell us again about what happened on Turk Street back when my Grandmother was just a little girl. Tell us again about how the crime rate in the Mission is four times higher than in the Tenderloin. Tell us again about which blocks of which streets make up your territory. (Please be exact, because place names never, ever, ever change or evolve, oh no!)

Hey King Randy, why not write about how great the Tenderloin is every freaking day?

AHKR!

Clear Video of a Recent Strong-Arm Robbery on Stevenson Alley Near 6th Street in the Mid-Market Area

Monday, February 7th, 2011

There are just 25 views so far of this 25-second clip showing a woman losing her wallet on Stevenson near the Uptown Tenderloin.

Via Bluoz

One-Way Streets Eddy and Ellis to Swing Both Ways Soon in the Crime-Ridden Uptown Tenderloin?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

[Eric Fischer, yes the Famous Eric Fischer, helpfully points out that changing Ellis to two ways isn’t on the agenda this go-around. We’ll see…]

Appears as if one-way street twins Ellis and Eddy (or maybe just Ellis?) will soon become two ways in the (crime-ridden) Tenderloin, or so surmises the The Tender (Blog).

Check out the Tender’s shot of the action below, and note the “illegal” James Keys for Supervisor placard in the lower right.

“You maniacs! You twoed it up! God damn you. God damn you all to hell!”

Nobody told me about this, anyway.

“Two-way Ellis and Eddy streets

Ellis and Eddy streets are a one-way pair that serve as important east-west transit, pedestrian, and bicycle routes through the dense, crime-ridden Tenderloin-Little Saigon neighborhood, and serve as a gateway to the crime-ridden Tenderloin from the Powell Street BART-Muni Station. The crime-ridden Tenderloin-Little Saigon Neighborhood Transportation Plan, adopted last year by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, recommended restoring two-way traffic on these streets, as well as making the streets more walkable, simplifying the twisting and confusing Muni routes, and adding bicycle lanes.

A resolution authored by Supervisor Chris Daly was approved by the board of Supervisors in Fall 2007. It calls for restoring two-way traffic on Ellis and Eddy and improving the important pedestrian crossing at Ellis and Cyril Magnin streets next to Powell Street Station. The resolution also tasks the MTA with creating a comprehensive plan for further improvements, including corner bulb-outs, landscaping and lighting, and better transit access. Livable City is working with City agencies and crime-ridden Tenderloin advocates to get the traffic changes enacted, and the next phases planned and funded.

The Future?

Did the SFPD Recently Decide to Have Officers Just Stand Around in the Mid Market Area?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Could be.

I mean this will certainly tamp down street crime in the crime-ridden Uptown Tenderloin, at least just for the immediate area.

Maybe they were standing around for a particular reason or maybe this reflects a recent change in deployment. We’ll see.

As seen at Sixth and Market:

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Another Slaying in the Uptown Tenderloin? Too Bad AdamsBlock.Com Isn’t Operating Anymore

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Here’s the latest from our Uptown Tenderloin:

“Gunfire erupted at about 3:20 PM on the sidewalk of the 100 block of Turk Street near Taylor Street. The victim was shot multiple times at close range with a semi-automatic handgun…”

Hey, didn’t that used to be Adam’s Block? Yes it did.

Hey, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a little HD of the events leading up to the shooting? Yes it would.

But the bullying NIMBYs of the Tenderloin saw fit to shut AdamsBlock down.

Oh well.

Dennis Herrera Throws Down: Successfully Defends Temporary Permit Suspension for Suite 181 in the Uptown Tenderloin

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The City Attorney’s Office of San Francisco just spent a couple hours in court this afternoon to make sure that tw0-star-Yelp-rated 181 Eddy doesn’t open up as a club tonight for New Years Eve 2011.

That means that the planed MEGA NEW YEARS EVE 2011 won’t be all that mega:

But, the joint will still be open as a bar, so that’s some consolation.

All the deets, below.

San Francisco’s Happy Warrior isn’t too happy with the operators of 181 Eddy these days:

“Herrera upholds permit suspensions for violent Tenderloin nightclub over New Year’s Eve. Entertainment Commission suspended permits for ‘Suite 181′ for 48-hours because of escalating violence, public safety problems

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 31, 2010) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today successfully defended the 48-hour suspension of entertainment and extended hours permits for a controversial Tenderloin nightclub over New Year’s Eve due to serious concerns about the escalating pattern of violence and public safety problems there. Lawyers for “Suite 181″ at 181 Eddy Street appeared at an emergency hearing in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon to seek a Temporary Restraining Order against the City’s public safety suspension, which the Entertainment Commission issued yesterday. After a hearing that lasted almost two hours, Judge Richard A. Kramer issued a written ruling rejecting the club’s argument that the First Amendment prevented the City from protecting safety on New Year’s Eve. Judge Kramer held that the “rights claimed by plaintiffs are not absolute and are subject to reasonable restraints regulation in order to serve a public interest.”

“This case is about defending city officials’ duty to protect public safety when there is clear evidence for doing so,” said Herrera. “Suite 181 has required 190 police service calls in the preceding year alone, and the lawlessness and violence there have been escalating recently. The Entertainment Commission’s emergency permit suspension isn’t simply about protecting safety. It’s also about assuring fairness to the large majority of responsible entertainment venues that invest the resources necessary to keep their customers and neighborhoods safe. I applaud Judge Kramer for recognizing the serious responsibility San Francisco officials have to protect our residents and visitors.”

Herrera’s defense of the Entertainment Commission’s action, which was recommended by the San Francisco Police Department, relied on the significantly heightened risk of violent crime on New Year’s Eve, citing police estimates that San Francisco can expect at least 500,000 out-of-town visitors for the holiday. Additional evidence presented to the court established that the errant establishment had been responsible for 190 calls for service to police in the preceding year alone, including for incidents involving shootings, assaults, sexual battery and unlawful weapons possession. Lawyers for Herrera’s office argued that the Entertainment Commission was fulfilling its duty to protect public safety by suspending the club’s permits, citing Acting Executive Director Jocelyn Kane’s conclusion that “there is a substantial risk of a violent incident or other serious public safety problem occurring at Suite 181 on New Year’s Eve.” The operative period for the suspension upheld today is Dec. 31, 2010 at 3 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. Lawyers for the club have advised the City that the venue will be open until 2 a.m. as a bar only.

Related documents are available at http://www.sfcityattorney.org/.

“Whore Mountain” of the Mission and Uptown Tenderloin is the Lowlight of This Week’s Necessary Conversation

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Allan Hough of Mission Mission draws attention to this week’s Necessary Conversation from Famous Sweet Melissa Griffin and famous Beth Spotswood.

ZOMG:

 

What’s the next stage beyond irreverence?

I think it’s snark.

Houston, we have snark.