You can pave over white lines, but they have a way of coming back. Confused shoppers didn’t know which lines to obey, on this day:
Bye bye Sears.
Bye bye Mervyns.
[UPDATE: Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate weighs in here. And here’s Jacquelyn Quinones of KRON-TV. And KCRA-TV of Sacto (or Sac, or Sactown – the list for Sacramento goes on) weighs in as well.]
And yet, here comes City Target West. at Geary and Masonic on the west si-iiide:
I dare you, Gentle Reader, to purchase this SAN FRAN shirt and walk about town.
“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”
[UPDATE: Oh, this flick is called PUSHING DEAD, with Danny Glover.]
Hey look, it’s a fake “EVERGOLD” CREDIT UNION ATM – the gold paint’s still wet. As seen tonight at Hayes and Ashbury:
All the deets – these particular Hollywood-types hail from Newport Beach, as many of them do.
Grab some popcorn and then head on over to watch “P. Dead,” whatever that is. Anywho, this show will end by 2:00 AM Monday morning.
Stay gold, Frisco.
Play us out, Beck.
They sent five trucks, looks like:
All right, work with me, people. What we’re talking about with “West NoPA” is the area west of north of east of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. At what point do microneighborhoods get absurd?
Here we go, the Panhandle is in green, the area literally north of the Panhandle is marked in dark grey, NoPA is the area to the right that’s actually northeast of the Panhandle, and the new “West NoPA” is marked in red:
SoPA, for South of the Panhandle? Yes, some people already use this term IRL.
EaPA, for East of the Panhandle? No, this one hasn’t caught on, IRL.
North of NoPA, for north of northeast of the Panhandle? Yes, for reals.
DivCo, for Divisadero Corridor? Yes.
Of course, IRL this is all in the Western Addition.
And actually, the Western Addition is Everywhere. In fact, it’s where Ansel Adams was born in 1902, all the way up there at Jackson and Maple:
The More You Know…
Anyway, now that we’ve pushed Gannett Co. Inc’s The Bold Italic all the way back to Northern Virginia, we only have our Born and Raised Nativist NIMBYs to blame for our ongoing process of microhoodization…
This is eastern Clement, but still:
One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the hipsters will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new “effortless cool” overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted blogging personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground Etsy caves.
All the deets – very green dye/artificial coloring plus this:
“Enriched cornmeal (cornmeal, niacin, ferrous sulfate, cornstarch, tricalcium phosphate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), sunflower oil and/or corn oil, whey, salt, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, reduced lactose whey, maltodextrin, cheddar and blue cheeses (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, cream, whey protein concentrate, artificial colors (yellow 6 and yellow 5), lactic acid, citric acid.”
This is hard, this game of identifying the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost, and easternmost points of San Francisco.
If you guess, you’re going to make mistakes.
All right, in no particular order, here are the answers:
Seal Rock, aka Saddle Rock
North Farallon Islands
1. Northermost: Red Rock Island. It’s about eight miles north of Fisherman’s Wharf. Seems as if it’s always for sale. You can get there by kayak and then hike to the top if you want – put that on your bucket list.
As seen from the mainland of San Francisco. The Richmond San Rafael Bridge and East Brother Island are in the background:
Red Rock at 600mm on a very clear day. Don’t try this with your iPhone camera – your shot might not come out so hot.
And here it is as seen from Twin Peaks:
840mm, on a very clear day.
3. Westernmost: North Farallon Islands.
Actually, it’s this islet in the upper left here, seen with North Farallon Island and St. James Island in the lower right. (I’m surprised that this unnamed rock hasn’t yet been named for a longtime local political strongman like Willie Brown or Rose Pak):
As seen from the (old) Bay Bridge, the eastern span, the one that was never named for a local political strongman, like Willie Brown or Rose Pak:
Here are the four points, underlined, to sum up:
Oh, even better is if you let Google Maps highlight the county line in red. (If you zoom in on the linked page, you can also see a couple of places on Angel Island that Google similarly correctly ID’ed as parts of San Francisco.)
Thanks for playing!
UPDATE: Oh, man, you people are clever:
1. So what about SFO airport as southernmost? Well, that place is “owned and policed by the City and County of San Francisco, but is located in and entirely surrounded by adjacent San Mateo County.” So that’s why the San Mateo County Coroner was involved in the SFFD’s bungled handling of the Asiana 214 crash landing. Another situation would be with San Francisco’s O’Shaughnessy Dam up in Hetch Hetchy near Yosemite – a murder on top of that dam would be prosecuted by the Tuolumne County DA (or maybe the Feds – you all might be right, IDK), not by the SFDA. Don’t ask me about which DA would handle a stabbing at San Francisco Jails #5 or #6 down in San Bruno, San Mateo County. (Perhaps the counties have an agreement over prosecution? IDK.) OTOH, a crime on the western tip of Alameda Island would be handled by the SFDA.
2. And Candlestick Point (and the entire southern border of mainland SF)? It’s ever just ever north of the southernmost part of the Farallones – that’s a real close call.