Posts Tagged ‘WILLIAM WESTERFELD’

Painting the “Russian Embassy” of the Western Addition is a Biiiiiig Job – A Freaking Decayed Giant – Start at the Bottom

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Here’s the quote, from the 1960′s:

Up at Fulton and Scott is a great shambling old Gothic house, a freaking decayed giant, known as The Russian Embassy

And here she is now, getting one shade of muddy green replaced with another:

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It would take me all summer to paint this monster

UPDATE: Apparently, someone spray painted “NO PERMIT PARKING IN ALAMO SQUARE” on the side of this hulk last month. As opposed to just hanging a sign? Would a frustrated, car-owning Alamo Square NIMBY do that to a house as an ironic punishment or did the owners themselves do it? It’s a  mystery. Haighteration, the Lower Haight Blog, has the latest on the issue of the SFMTA’s horrible horrible permit parking scheme.*

*I’m eligible to pay MUNI $104 per year for a permit but I don’t believe in the system so I don’t buy the permit. I’m sure the SFMTA would love to jack up the cost  to like $1000 but they can only charge a “fee” based on expenses. I believe that the “expenses” included the pay, benefits and retirement of 15 Parking Control Officers / meter maids but I don’t know that for sure. Quite sneaky to do that, SFMTA.

Russian Embassy Comes Out for Julian Davis for District Five Supervisor – Plus, Litter From Olague Workers

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Here it is, up at the top of Alamo Square:

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Tell me, who on Gaia’s Earth would think that dull-witted Christina Olague would be a good person to represent District Five? I mean, why would you pick a Run Ed Run chair to represent the district that so strongly favored John Avalos for Mayor just a short while ago?

Perhaps Christina Olague was picked by Ed Lee and Rose Pak to represent Ed Lee and Rose Pak? And now Willie Brown is on board as well?

Mmmm…

Now take a look here at what’s littering the Western Addition these days. That’s right, it’s Olague lit, routinely dumped by her workers.

This is what happens when a non-profit forces people to do work that they, fundamentally, don’t want to do:

They’ll dump their lit that you give them, that’s what they’ll do.

(Nobody said buying popularity would be easy, huh?)

Cf. the campaign of Julian Davis:

The volunteers for Julian actually seem to care.

Go figure.

Oh Dear, Appears that “The Russian Embassy” of Alamo Square Opposes the SFMTA’s Attempts to Tax Parking in the Area

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

All right, first a little history:

Up at Fulton and Scott is a great shambling old Gothic house, a freaking decayed giant, known as The Russian Embassy

Here it is. Note that its owner opposes the current attempt of the SFMTA / MUNI / DPT to charge people for parking on the street. See?

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This issue is ably covered by Morgane Byloos in the Local Addition blog of the Western Addition.

Hey MUNI! Why don’t you manage your existing affairs before you start working on new things?

Just asking.

In closing, MUNI sucks.