Posts Tagged ‘Vandalized’

Giant Broadway Tunnel “Reverse-Graffiti” Advertising Mural for “Green Works” Cleansers Attacked Once Again

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

I guess you can still see part of it, but the lower reaches and the “Green Works” logo are long gone.

See?

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Oh well.

reverse graffiti

San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel is a highly traveled thoroughfare in the heart of the city. Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles pass through it per day. Its walls are caked with dirt and soot, and lined with patches of paint covered graffiti from days gone by. It set the perfect canvas to create a beautiful work of art showcasing the talents of reverse graffiti artist “Moose”, and the power of Green Works plant based cleaner.

How Long, on Average, Does The City of San Francisco Leave Vandalized Bikes in Front of Our Flagship Nordstrom Store?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Now, when I say vandalized, I mean partially stolen. (You see criminals these days don’t actually have the ability to easily steal an entire bicycle with a quickness, so they just take the parts that they want.)

Wheels, headsets, saddles, lights, brakes, cassettes, pedals, handlebars, shifters – they’re all fair game.

So the owners of the bikes come back to the remaining carcass and then say, “Screw it, I’m buying a car,” or whathaveyou.

And then the unusable bikes remain for days, weeks, and months.

See?

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If our dysfunctional City can’t see its way clear to criminalize bike theft, couldn’t it at least haul away the abandoned bike carcasses promptly?

I mean, we’re supposed to be a “world-class City” or something, right?

So how many tens of thousands of tourists have seen this one bike while walking into City Centre mall?

Is that a good thing?

Just asking, Bro.

David Chiu for Mayor Campaign HQ on Van Ness Broken Into Last Night

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[UPDATE: More deets here from Erin Sherbert.]

Mmmm…

“Statement from Chiu Campaign Manager on Campaign HQ Break-In

SAN FRANCISCO (November 7, 2011) Nicole Derse, campaign manager for the David Chiu for Mayor campaign, released the following statement regarding a break-in last night at the David Chiu for Mayor campaign headquarters at 1800 Van Ness Avenue (at Clay):

“Late Sunday night, the David Chiu for Mayor campaign headquarters at Van Ness and Clay was vandalized and burglarized.  Thousands of dollars of equipment were stolen, and the intruders rooted through confidential campaign materials – removing them from drawers and leaving them scattered on the floor.”

“If this was a politically motivated attempt to distract the Chiu for Mayor campaign on the eve of Election Day, it has failed miserably.  David and our team of volunteers are as determined as ever to get our message out to San Franciscans in these last hours before voters go to the polls.  This matter has been referred to the SFPD for a full investigation, and we are confident that they will get to the bottom of it.  In the meantime, we will get back to work.”

On the case:

Homemade Bike Rack in the Western Addition Blocks the Sidewalk, Subjects Bicycles to Theft and Vandalism

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I don’t know, seems like something that seemed a good idea at the time.

Oh well.

As seen on McAllister Street, home of the increasingly popular Snickerdoodle bike route, the one that’s faster, shorter, safer, better than the vaunted Wiggle* for getting to and from Market Street and the Panhandle area, for multiple reasons:

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Anyway, for lots of reasons, this set up is a poor substitute for hauling your bike up and down stairs each and every day.

*Whenever the cops need to hand out a bunch of tickets to cyclists, they’ll hang out at Scott and Fell or Duboce and Steiner or Haight and Pierce – that’s all on the Wiggle of course. As for the Snick, sometimes you’ll get a moto cop hanging out near McAllister and Pierce, but that’s to give tickets to car drivers coming down Fulton.

Mission District Studio of Famed San Francisco Artist Sirron Norris Vandalized This Morning

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

From Mission Local comes the news of this morning’s attack on the Sirron Norris Studio & Gallery at 1406B Valencia Street in the Mission District. The account:

Two short, skinny-jean white kids just put a brick in my gallery window! What?”

What indeed. This will not stand. This will not stand, this aggression against Sirron Norris Studio & Gallery.

The aftermath:

(Be sure to monitor IndyBay.org for a possibly forthcoming manifesto of explanation.)

Oh well.