TweetPer this bit on SocketSite, SFGov thinks it has 50 “failing” playgrounds. Does that means that all of them get an “F” grade, that they’re all basically worthless? For instance, let’s take a look at the Panhandle Playground. It has 4.5 Yelp stars. Isn’t that a pretty high rating for a “failing” anything? If you polled […]
TweetWhen President Barack Obama was a more popular, he made the grade in Golden Gate Park: It was a thing. But now, he’s been replaced. As seen in December 2014: Oh well. Actually, I was surprised to see both Obama and Father Christmas on official gov’mint display in Golden Gate Park. Who will be honored next […]
The Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service oversaw the seven-month long Presidio Parklands design competition, which sought conceptual ideas on reintegrating a portion of the Presidio that for seven decades had
James Corner Field Operations was chosen to design a 13-acre park in the Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area. James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm of New York High Line fame, has been chosen to design a new 13-acre park in San Francisco. Show More Summary
TweetThis bike’s not going anywhere (but pieces of it might): Click to expand
Tweet1. The Apology. Normally I’d just do a retweet but I’ve been blocked from doing just that, so here’s a back-and-forth on the recent “This isn’t Oakland” bit: Now actually, in defense of The Nevius, I think he was merely channeling what the SFPD brass had to say, as Nevius is wont to do, about […]
TweetAs seen on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park during RPD’s 85th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event:
Photo via Joe Newman · A 2nd transbay BART tube? Maybe, but not anytime soon · Cost of living destroys spending power of teacher salaries · SFMTA weighs free Muni for seniors and disabled persons · Golden Gate Park tree...
TweetFrom a time when Buicks sold better in “Merica than China:
TweetIt took me a while to figure this one out. OK, here’s the Children’s Quarter, aka the Koret something-or-other, in Golden Gate Park: See? It’s a Jeep SUV, complete with a steering wheel, horn button, headlights, trademark grill and a three-on-the-tree gear shift. You could actually use this thing to begin to teach somebody how to […]
TweetI’ll tell you, I used to live in the Sunset District, for a short time, when I was in my twenties, and now I’m in my forties and most of what I remember is the relentless fog. Here’s what I’m talking about. And these days, I keep hearing from the current residents, the Fog Truthers, […]
TweetDidn’t we just have an election on this topic just a few weeks ago? I think so. Here they are yesterday, still. Defeated, and yet not: CALL: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it? RESPONSE: No, Sensei!
TweetI don’t know if she’s still doing this. Another woman had a car with a bumper sticker showing two hunters aiming at / shooting each other – that was her solution to hunting. Anyway, they’d stop and then walk up to the nearest cover to dispense cat food. The bird lovers did not / do […]
TweetI’m thinking that kind of scene is pretty much what you could have seen in each of the past 13 decades…
TweetThe Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park had a lot more color back in September, but there are still some flowers there in mid-November. See? The colors, man – groove on the colors: And what’s right around the corner? The flowering plum tree blossoms of January I suppose December is our worst month for flowers […]
TweetThis was the call: “We want a Kubb tournament & picnic during the NOW! festival.“ And here’s the result, as seen in the Panhandle – look at all them people: Click to expand It’s Kubb, baby!
TweetThis is a scene from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, famous for its late-night, bully-boy, strong-arm bicycle robbers, and its “Have-You-See-My-Lost-Drone?” posters, and its winding bike path, which has become a test track for novel personal conveyances. As here, with this Onewheel, a “self-balancing electric skateboard” Four white LEDs up front as headlights and four […]
1921. "Fageol dump truck at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Atlas Mortar made from Acme Diamond Lime." Nattily pinstriped! 8x10 glass negative acquired from the Wyland Stanley Collection and scanned by Shorpy. View full size.
The Charlatans perform in Golden Gate Park. (Jim Marshall Photography LLC) It was the Summer of Love. Vietnam War protests were in full swing, the Hippie movement had taken root, and the Beatles were America’s soundtrack, and all of it was captured in its black,...