Posts Tagged ‘weekly’

Ellis Act Eviction Essays from the Left and Right Sides of the Aisle, Plus a Detached Observer

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

If you use the term moderate, then that implies the opposition is immoderate, right?

So, imagine an aisle. Some are on the left of it and some are on the right of it and some have moved from left to right and some have moved from right to left and some camp out in the middle of the aisle blocking the exits.

In San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay Guardian is on the left side of that aisle and San Francisco Magazine is on the right.

Keep that in mind as you peruse:

The Eviction Crisis That Wasn’t – Why carping about the Ellis Act won’t solve San Francisco’s housing problem by Scott Lucas, January 20, 2014

Ellis Act: So There Isn’t an “Eviction Crisis.” So What? by Joe Eskenazi, Mon., Jan. 20 2014

Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, 01.20.14

A purposefully-distorted version of an already-stylized image, soon coming to an Asian American Studies curriculum near you, no doubt:

Your Federal Stimulus Money at Work: Half-Million-Dollar SFMTA MUNI Ticket Kiosk at Geary Marred with Graffiti

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Physical graffiti, the worst kind:

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Read all about it, from Joe Eskenazi

1278 Market Street – HOTEL CHASE – “Nitely, Weekly, Monthly”

Friday, June 15th, 2012

And please remember, “Use your key now 6/13/12″

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The newly-arrived Twitter people are already calling this place Hotel Chasing the Dragon.”

“Chasing the dragon” (a slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong KongTraditional Chinese: 追龍, Simplified Chinese: 追龙, Cantonese Jyutping: zeoi1 lung4, pinyin: zhuī lóng) refers to inhaling the vapor from heated morphineheroinoxycodone or opium that has been placed on a piece of foil. The ‘chasing’ occurs as the user gingerly keeps the liquid moving in order to keep it from coalescing into a single, unmanageable mass.[1] Another more metaphorical use of the term “chasing the dragon” refers to the elusive pursuit of the ultimate high in the usage of some particular drug.”

Former SF Weekly Editor John Mecklin’s Requium for Alt-Weekly Trade Org – “Long Live the Alt-Weekly!”

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Via Ron Russell’s Bay Area Observer comes word of this post from John Mecklin that’s been getting attention today.

The SF Weekly‘s Editor from 1997 to 2005 starts off with news of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies changing its name to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and then he offers thoughts.

Thusly:

“Much of what had been staples in the bag of alt-weekly editorial tricks — event listings, music coverage, restaurant reviewing, smart-aleck attitude, general (though not universal) leftyism — was also undermined, coopted, replicated, done better or made obsolete by the rise of a host of online competitors, from the lightly staffed city observer sites (SFist, Gothamist, etc.) to Yelp to Gawker and on and on and on. In the lingo of the trade, the alt-weekly was unbundled, disaggregated, knee-capped by the kind of entrepreneurial twentysomethings the founders of many an alt-weekly had been, once upon a time, back in the historical mists of the 1970s.”

Yep, pretty much.

Read the whole thing, if you want.

Big, Big Organ: Come to the Weekly Concerts at Our Legion of Honor Musuem – Every Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 PM

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here’s the music schedule for our Legion of Honor museum.

Now, what I used to call the organ, that thing you sit at and play, they call the “console.”

This is the organ itself, taking up most of the attic.

To the right is the dome that you can see from the main lobby – it appears to be made of something solid, but it’s made of thin fabric to let the sound go downstairs:

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And here’s just part of the organ proper – see the people down there?

 

Big big big.

And here’s what else is going on these days at the Legion:

August 6, 2011 - February 12, 2012
August 20, 2011 - December 31, 2011
October 22, 2011 - January 22, 2012
See you there!

“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.

OMG, “Necessary Conversation” Debuts – A Weekly News Video Starring Sweet Melissa Griffin and Beth Spotswood

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It begins. Famous Sweet Melissa Griffin and famous Beth Spotswood now have a new weekly joint called Necessary Conversation.

Check it:

Ever since Beth and I met, we’ve talked about doing a joint project. Well, years later, here’s the first episode of our newest endeavor: Necessary Conversation. Anyway, we’ll be putting out one of these a week. Hope you like it! (Oh, and we’ll have a dedicated NC website as soon as I figure out how to transfer the files.)”

Vimeo never looked so good:

Take a look why not?

KQED SFBG-SFW Throwdown: Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

This is it – years of competition betwixt the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly will culminate at a free-for-all tomorrow morning in the Thunderdome that is the recording studio of KQED-FM.

KQED Forum host Michael Krasney will play the role of Aunty Entity (seeing as how Tina Turner is unavailable). Expect the bout to begin at 9:00 AM, Friday, January 8th, 2010 on 88.5 FM and online.

It’s on - Friday, Friday, Friday! 

Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

UPDATE: On It Goes

The Castro vs. SFWeekly Writer Matt Smith Regarding Kink.com

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Famous San Francisco writer Matt Smith is the cause of a boycott call in the Castro District due to his Whipped and Gagged piece, the one that dealt with Kink.com, aka Cybernet Entertainment, LLC. Matt’s article seemed perfectly cromulent, but some disagree.

Irregardless, here’s one of the flyers from Castro Street betwixt 17th and 18th.

The Efficient Parking Control Officers of San Francisco

Friday, March 20th, 2009

One thing’s for sure - if you leave your car parked on the side of the street in San Francisco during the hours when street sweeping is scheduled, you WILL get a $50 ticket.

DPT’s 99%+ success rate at meting out justice compares favorably with your chances of paying the price for committing other similar crimes, such as shoplifting or murder.  

Look at ‘em go!

Some areas of the City are getting less street sweeping these days. Too bad! Other areas of the country make do with tickets that cost just $30 - how do they manage that?

If only all parking spaces in San Francisco were like these two