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Posts Tagged ‘urban’
THE URBAN SCHOOL Plants Itself Amongst the Victorians of Haight Ashbury – Fitting In On Oak – A Higher ProfileWednesday, November 9th, 2016
The 94117’s fantastically expensive private high school has completed its new building facing Oak:
This is the first I’ve seen the signage – URBAN in white. Well, it certainly is.
And the school mascot is “the Color Blue,” so that explains the blades what almost rise as high as the blue gum eucalyptus located right across the street in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.
Anyway, most people in Frisco aren’t familiar with this institution, but that might change with so many commuters using the Fell / Oak corridor on a daily basis…
Florida Man Takes Frisco by Storm: Meet Erick Brown & “Deer,” His Pygmy Goat – They’re All Over Town These DaysWednesday, October 7th, 2015
Hey look, it’s Erick “Rockclub” Brown and his goat named Deer, straight outta the Florida Panhandle.
All the deets:
And you know People Magazine? Well they have a Pets Section now. It’s called “PeoplePets.” Srsly:
All right, let’s bid adieu, as Erick and Deer strut through a four-on-four pickup blacktop game in our Panhandle:
Take a look at the ballers – click to expand if necessary. They all have the same HEY-BRO-GET-OFF-THE-COURT-WHOA-A-GOAT EXPRESSION, IMO.
Bon courage, Erick
Bon courage, Deer
READER NOTES: Are you aware of the Growing Urban Goat Movement? Check it:
Sarah Hawkins breeds and sells a specific variety of miniature goats. “The Nigerian Dwarf can be for pets and for milk,” says Hawkins, “and for eating weeds – they’ll eat yellow star thistle.” Hawkins owns Castle Rock Farm in Vacaville. Most of her customers live in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland where it’s legal to keep goats in backyards.
And hey, you know who loves urban goats? SFGov, that’s who. Read up our even-toed ungulate laws here:
“Keeping two or less female goats on private property is legally allowed in San Francisco for the exclusive use of the owner’s family. Keeping more than two female goats or any number of male goats and other hoofed animals (e.g. Horse, mare, gelding, mule, burro, sheep, cow, etc) requires appropriate approval and stable permit according to the San Francisco Health Code. Goats can also be temporarily allowed on public projects for weed clearing and fire hazard abatement activities by special permit with the agency landowner.”
If You Ran a Corrupt Art School/Real Estate/Car Empire, What Would Call Your Sports Teams? ANSWER: Urban KnightsTuesday, October 6th, 2015
“Now, a scathing expose in Forbes by Katia Savchuk is highlighting the plight of AAU’s grads. In her article, Ms. Savchuk describes the 86-year-old for-profit institution as little more than a masterful scam, which sinks prospective arts students into debt and leaves them with few job options and little career guidance. And with federal loans paying lots of the bills, the school’s founders aren’t too concerned about graduates’ ability to pay back their hulking loans.”
As seen in GGP, rather far afield from any Academy of Art locations I’m aware of:
(As opposed to Country Knights?)
Bonus: What would you call the cheerleaders? ANSWER: The KnightinGals? That’s one possibility.
If You Want an Urban Fun Run, But Not Too Urban, IYKWIM, Then Enter the BtoB – Look, It’s 90%+ White People!Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
I can’t believe this is an official Bay to Breakers promotional image, but there you go:
The only thing whiter than this in the 415 is the collection of Western Addition millionaire homeowners who cry about the BtoB each and every year.
(Oh what’s that, you’re a “leader” of NOPNA, but you’re not a aging white millionaire home-owning fussbudget? Well then I’d like to meet you, ’cause you’re a rare bird indeed.)
Welcome, once again, to Frisco, BtoB!
Raccoon Tableau: Displaying an Urban Critter In Its Natural Environment, Complete with a Recology Garbage CanTuesday, April 7th, 2015
As seen at our Randall Museum:
Why is San Francisco the Tree Fallingest County in America? Why Won’t We Take Care of the Trees We Plant?Monday, March 9th, 2015
Here’s how it starts:
And here’s what happens later on:
(There is unrest in the (urban) forest / There is trouble with the trees)
Well, read the news and turn the pages – a good part of San Francisco’s “urban forest” is toppling over this AM because of rain. Not due to wind, just a little rain.
Did former Mayor Gavin Newsom run for CA Governor on the number of trees “he” planted in SF? Yes he did. Is that a good thing? No, it’s not.
Could it be that local governments want to plant too many trees willy-nilly, the same way an alcoholic wants to drink too much?
A solution for that would be a conscious effort to stop planting trees. And also, getting rid of the policy of keeping trees in places where they don’t belong. This is a money issue, this is safety issue.
Oh, here are some facts:
– There is no urban forest. A forest, by definition, can’t be in an urban area. Oh, what’s that , you’re just being aspirational? Oh, you’re just “framing” the issue because you want more trees everywhere and you’ve been able to send the bill to Other People Later On? Oh, okay, well, keep on keeping on then.
– San Francisco doesn’t have any kind of “canopy.” Just look up – if you can see the sky or the fog, then there’s no canopy. Oh, what’s that , you’re just being aspirational? Oh, you’re just “framing” the issue because you want more trees everywhere and you’ve been able to send the bill to Other People Later On? Oh, okay, well, keep on keeping on then.
– San Francisco doesn’t have any kind of “cloud forest.” It can’t. We have trees and we have clouds but that’s not enough to have a cloud forest. Of course we have fog and a whole mess of trees from halfway around the world, you know, that don’t really belong here, but that’s not enough.
– Sutro Forest isn’t a “forest.” Do you want to call it a stand or a grove instead? That’d be nice. That’d be accurate too.
Rarely Seen: A Tagger Artist and His Work, Just Moments After Its Creation in the “Uptown” TenderloinThursday, August 14th, 2014
[UPDATE: A Berkeley resident who’s practically become a member of the Willie Brown / Ed Lee administration in San Francisco calls the Tenderloin the “Uptown Tenderloin” for some reason. Check it out here.]
Bro was fast – too fast for me.
But rest assured he was the one who scribbled the white markings on this drainpipe in the 94102:
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What does it mean? What message does this misunderstood urban street yoot mean to convey?
I know not.
Here’s What’s Happening at 999 Eddy Since the San Francisco Free Farm Had to Clear Out Last Year: NothingTuesday, July 8th, 2014
First it was all like this.
But now it’s all like this, as we enter fiscal year 2014-2015:
No signs of Life: