Posts Tagged ‘valencia’

The Amazing Polluting Mopeds of San Francisco’s Mission District

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Forget about the high-heeled scooter riders of yesteryear. We have more important business now.

This one’s a little tough to spot at first, but if you click to expand this photo, you’ll see the telltale blue smoke of a gasoline-and-oil-burning two-stroke Peugeot moped on Valencia Street in the Sunny Mission district.

Depending on the state of tune, you can have something like half of the fuel and oil you put in spewed out the tailpipe unburned.

Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk….

Such are the ways of aging two-stroke engines.

So fashion has a price, after all.

Vrooom, vrooom.

Sorry, San Francisco Chronicle, But This Photo Shows a Cyclist EXACTLY NOT Riding Down 20th Street

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Heh. Is this a joke, cause I’m laughing:

(Interestingly, an SFPD sergeant last week indicated he was looking into an allegation that the photographer of this shot illegally violated the privacy rights of some people inside of the Main Public Library earlier this year. Interestingly, the person who reported this “crime” is a blogger who was convicted last year of violating the very same law. Interestingly.)

Actually, I advocate riding bikes on some sidewalks. In some instances it’s legal and in others it depends on time, place, and manner. (But I’d never ride on the sidewalk on 20th in the Mission just saying.)

On It Goes…

When You Tire of $4 Toast, Try a Famous $7 Muffin – “The Rebel WIthin” at Craftsman & Wolves – Sic Transit Gloria La Mision

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

On Valencia, natch, at 746.

Word on the street, via David Mariuz:

David Mariuz ‏@DaveMariuz  1h This muffin costs $7. #sfproblems http://instagram.com/p/ldeh4UStYc/ 

Check it:

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Vox populi:

“The Rebel Within‘ is to die for- it’s $7 but it’s oh so worth it.”

 “If you’re going and on the cheap, just go for the Rebel Within. I still have no idea how they baked a pastry yet did a 4-6 minute egg with the yolk still running.” 

All right, see you there, I s’pose.

It’s Blogger vs. Blogger, It’s SocketSite vs. Gannett’s “Bold” West Coast Blog – A Lopsided Victory

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Well let’s start backwards here. Let’s start with Gannett Co Inc’s carpet-bagging west coast outlet, The Bold Italic:

Elbo Room Is Not Closing! You Can Stop Sharing That News

(Oddly, bolded but not italicized. Here’s the ALLCAPS version: ELBO ROOM IS NOT CLOSING – YOU CAN STOP SHARING THAT NEWS”)

And here’s the reply from SocketsiteSan Francisco real estate tips, trends, and the local scoop:

“Our post and report is 100 percent accurate. What’s not accurate is the characterization that we reported that the owners are “set to demolish” the building.”

Oh snap!

“The owners have drafted plans to raze the building. The plans do not include a replacement club, but rather condos. And the preliminary plans were submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, which is the first step with respect to developing the property.”

Ooh, testify, Sister!

“‘Not closing any time soon’ is not the same thing as ‘it’s not going to happen,’ but it has successfully distracted people from what has been going on behind the scenes.”

Man, what a burn!

And here’s the original from the SocketSite.

So that’s the kerfuffle, from Omega to Alpha.

Hey TBI, what’s with the attitude?

Hey TBI, why not write bits like this, Elbo Room Might Not Be Long For This World, instead?

Hey TBI, this is the kind of thing that makes San Franciscans not like you.

Just saying.

San Francisco’s Most Anticipated Play of 2013: A.C.T.’s “Black Watch” – A Must-See – Runs Through June 16th

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This is it. This is your San Francisco Theatre Performance of the Year.

It’s Black Watch from Scotland.

It’s down in the Armory, in the Mission. If you show up late, they won’t let you in. 110 minutes, no intermission. And, oh yeah, all the tickets cost $100.

But everyone seems to love it. 

Get your tickets now if you want to go.

Look, it’s getting attention already:

Chad Jones of the San Francisco Chronicle

Karen D-Souza of the San Jose Mercury News

Georgia Rowe of the San Francisco Examiner

A shot from yesterday’s press preview at The Drill Court:

By  Brenden Mendoza – thanks!

All right, see you there!

Handy Guide: How to listen to Scootish People.

Here’s where it’s at:

The Armory Community Center
333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94103

View a larger map and get directions

Use the Bay Area’s 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner to get public transit information.

For more information about public transportation and parking lot options please visit the Black Watch show page.

All the deets: 

National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch

May 9–June 16, 2013
A Revolutionary Theatrical Event

by Gregory Burke
Directed by John Tiffany

Performing in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia).

THERE WILL BE NO LATE SEATING!
Please plan appropriate travel time when making arrangements.

Running time:
1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission

The internationally acclaimed hit—named “#1 Theatrical Event of the Year!”
by the New York Times
After transfixing audiences across the globe and receiving unanimous critical acclaim worldwide, National Theatre of Scotland’s revolutionary production of Black Watch makes its highly anticipated Bay Area premiere. Inspired by interviews with soldiers who served in Iraq with Scotland’s nearly 300-year-old Black Watch regiment, this hauntingly powerful depiction of war is so inventive and groundbreaking in scope that it demands a completely unique performance venue—and will take over the long-dormant Drill Court at San Francisco’s historic Mission Armory. Splicing together exquisitely deployed stagecraft, from choreographed marches and Scottish ballads to searing video news footage, Black Watch captures the layered state of being at war, from moment to gripping moment. A transformative theatrical event you don’t want to miss, Black Watch delivers a visceral, unforgettable experience.

Performances of Black Watch will take place in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District., located at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia). Click here for directions.

“Thrilling . . . a necessary reminder of the transporting power that is unique to theater.” —The New York Times

“A genuine spectacle that revels in its own theatricality and comes replete with music, marching, explosive effects and its own piper.” —Chicago Tribune

“Magnificent” —New York Observer

“Enthralling” —Washington Post

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! The world must see this play. Immediately.” —The Herald (Scotland)

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★! Fierce, passionate, and unguarded” —The Guardian

“A landmark event” —The Independent (London)

“A glorious piece of theater—raw, truthful, uncomfortable, moving, graceful and dynamic” —Scotland on Sunday

“Stirring and absorbing” —The West Australian

“A pulsating epic” —Daily Mail

Progressives Consider 2012 and Beyond: A “Citywide Gathering” on Thursday, December 15th Called (John) “Avalos for All of Us”

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

From the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club comes news of meeting that I’m calling Avalos for All of Us.

Check it:

“A Citywide Gathering - Former Avalos Campaign - Thursday, Dec. 15th - 6:30-9pm at 522 Valencia St.

Following the incredible Avalos campaign momentum, what’s next for the progressive movement in 2012 & beyond? What can we learn about the state of our movement from the 2011 Mayors race? What should be common priorities for progressives in 2012? Where can we build unity & be most powerful?

Let us know you are coming. And let us know if you cant come, but want to stay in touch and learn about next steps – at AVALOSFORALLOFUS@GMAIL.COMThis is a broad appeal without any particular formal organizational form, so it is not a ‘decision-making’ meeting but we hope it generates the ideas – both political and organizational — that will continue to build our strength in the city. 522 Valencia is upstairs from the new 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics. Check it out at http://518valencia.org/

OK then.

Ah memories: Avalos for Mayor 2011 HQ on the day that the RUN ED RUN kids came by for a visit: 

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Amazingly, None of the Bikes in the Updated SFPD Mission Station Recovered Bike Database are Fixies

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I thought most of the bikes in the flat, flat Mission District were fixies these days, but I guess not:

Here are the the latest photos of the recovered rides:

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All the deets.

Hey, Did Somebody Steal Your Bike? Well, Look For It at the New SFPD Mission Station Website Photo Database!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Right here. (Cause, you know, the Mission District is San Francisco’s Capital of Bike Stealing.)

See?

“New bicycle section on http://www.missionstation.org to track reported stolen and recovered stolen bicycles. Send us your feedback!”

But sadly, the Recovered Bicycle Database only has one entry right now – it’s a black Specialized road bike that I’m sure you’ll recognize in a second, if it’s yours.

“For Information: Inspector Pomatto #2071 Mission Investigations (415) 558-5400″

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OTOH, the Stolen Bicycle Database has eight entries currently. See?

Thanks, Captain Corrales!

San Francisco SlutWalk 2011 a Huge Success – Events Continue Today in the Mission District

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Steve Rhodes was on the scene today down at Dolores Park for SlutWalk 2011.

See?

Via Steve Rhodes - click to expand

This one‘s new on me.

All the deets.

No means no 

Yes means yes 

Wherever we go 

However we dress!”

Our 102-Year-Old Roxie Theatre Explains Why It Applied for Permission to Start Serving Smooth, Refreshing Beer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I don’t know, do you think the Roxie should be able to serve beer?

(I don’t care. Sure, why not?)

Things didn’t work out a half-decade back, back in aught-six:

Soon to be offering BEER!  You heard it here first. Always interesting programming of flicks not found in the ubiquitous multiplex.  Even if I’ve never visited without wishing I could power wash the interior, who wouldn’t love a good movie and a BEER?”

The NIMBYs put the kibosh on that effort.

Here’s an update this AM, straight from the Roxie Theatre itself:

Cold Beer At The Roxie Theater!

At a spry 102-years young, the Roxie Theatre has applied for a permanent beer license. Over the past year, the Roxie has used its non-profit status to obtain day use permits for on-site alcohol, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we’re trying to make it permanent. Our application is in!

The Roxie hopes to add beer sales as part of its mission statement to make the theater a place of gathering and celebration, as well as a business model for the survival of neighborhood theatres. In 2008, the Roxie became a non-profit. With the litany of struggles independent theaters have faced recently (illustrated by the closing of the Red Vic), beer sales will help increase our revenue by offering a more complete night out, as well as drawing new folks into our one-of-a-kind mixture of programs unparalleled in the Bay Area.

Have no fear- The Roxie is dedicated to its mission of reaching the widest and most diverse audiences and our programming will continue to reflect this cause. You will still find a smattering of family friendly events throughout our calendar, and all of our programs will clearly indicate when it’s for only those 21 and over. It has not yet been decided if beer will be offered every day, just weekends or just special events. We care the most about building a community, so we invite you to join us at this exciting new chapter so that we can develop this model together.”