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The Santa Clara Weekly | September 2013 | Issue 39 | Future of Franklin Mall Post Office in Jeopardy - http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2013...
The Santa Clara Weekly | September 2013 | Issue 39 | Future of Franklin Mall Post Office in Jeopardy
"For decades, the Franklin Mall Post Office has served downtown residents. The sole remaining building of the City’s downtown - the only one not demolished during a razing in the 1960s. According to Augustine Ruiz, Corporate Communications, USPS, the post office has contracted with a historic consultant to “help us define the covenants and restrictions that will be placed on the building.” The USPS will host a community meeting on the proposed relocation of postal services. USPS is proposing the to relocate the Franklin Mall post office to the John Sanchez Annex at 1451 Walsh Avenue, two miles from the Franklin Mall Post Office. Many residents have been in vocal opposition to the potential relocation, as the Walsh location has no direct public transit connection, and inadequate sidewalks for consumers on foot. Ruiz says that the building will not be listed for sale until the public hearing process and the covenants and restrictions have been formalized and cleared by the State... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Brown Suspends Environmental Law in Drought Declaration | Agencies | ReWild | KCET - http://www.kcet.org/news...
Brown Suspends Environmental Law in Drought Declaration | Agencies | ReWild | KCET
"The state's foremost environmental law no longer protects wildlife or the environment from the effects of the state's response to the drought, after an emergency drought declaration was signed by Governor Brown at a press event in San Francisco Friday morning. Buried in the language of the declaration, unmentioned at the press event which focused on voluntary conservation programs, is a clause exempting the state's responses from having to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the backbone of the state's environmental protection law. The declaration claims that compliance with CEQA would get in the way of swift reaction to the effects of the drought emergency. Story Continues Below Support KCET Here's the text in question, section 9 of Friday's drought declaration:. 9.The Department of Water Resources and the Water Board will take actions necessary to make water immediately available, and, for purposes of carrying out directives 5 and 8, Water Code section... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Restoring Oakland's Biff's diner may be tall order http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea...
After training us up for years, my mom tested mine & my brother's restaurant IQ by letting us go to Biff's after chorus practice. No grownups. We remembered our manners & calculated the tip & had a grand time. I've been waiting years to see what would happen to that iconic building, had no clue folx wanted to actually recreate the Biff's experience! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama
Lee Jenkins: The Oak Edge: Lillard takes torch from Kidd, Payton http://m.si.com/3786414...
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10-year-old ‘Wonder Girl’ with leukemia is hero to her hometown | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013...
10-year-old ‘Wonder Girl’ with leukemia is hero to her hometown | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources
"When Monika Romo opened the door on Thursday morning, she wasn’t expecting the day that lay ahead: The 10-year-old leukemia patient was met by a crowd of well-wishers outside of her Vallejo, California, home, and then whisked away — with a police escort, no less — to begin her daylong tour as the city’s own superhero. If that sounds more than a little like the celebration surrounding Batkid, it’s no accident: Romo, who was diagnosed in April with leukemia, is the only child cancer patient in the city, and the nonprofit group Vallejo Together wanted to do something special for her. “We asked if she needed a Disney princess theme or something,” the organization’s founder Maria Guevara told KGO-TV. “But she doesn’t like Disney princesses, she likes Wonder Girl. So we were like, ‘Oh, my gosh, perfect setting, we’re going to do Batkid-style Wonder Girl in Vallejo.’” However, Romo didn’t spend her day fighting crime. Instead, she was brought to Pennycook Elementary School, where students... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
1906 Earthquake Photos Merged with Modern San Francisco - The Bold Italic - San Francisco - http://www.thebolditalic.com/article...
1906 Earthquake Photos Merged with Modern San Francisco - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
1906 Earthquake Photos Merged with Modern San Francisco - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
"Thanks to Facebook postings, I recently stumbled upon some incredible photos perfectly melding scenes of San Francisco in the ruins of the 1906 earthquake with the modern view of the exact location. They were such meticulous mashups of the rubble and the rebuilt that I tracked down the photographer behind the images, Shawn Clover, to get the story behind the work. I found out the pieces I saw are part of a larger collection called Fade to 1906 that he's hoping to turn into a book (hint: he's looking for a publisher!) and that there's a ton of historical research that goes into each then and now combination. Shawn has lived between San Francisco and the larger Bay Area since the mid-'70s, and he's permanently called this city home for the last six years. He tells me he first became obsessed with the city's history as a kid. "I was fascinated by Playland, which was demolished a year after I was born," he says. "Also, my dad would frequently take me down to the Sutro Baths ruins, which... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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2013 – 2014 California School Garden Survey - http://www.lifelab.org/2013...
2013 – 2014 California School Garden Survey
"Life Lab, in collaboration with the California School Garden Network, is conducting a survey of California School Gardens. This same survey was conducted in 2010-11 with 580 respondents. The information gathered from this survey will help those that are creating and supporting school garden projects across the state and nation to better understand how school gardens operate. Take the survey at www.http://fluidsurveys.com/s... Please help spread the word of this survey via your school garden team and larger networks. Our goal is for every school in California to respond to the survey. For schools that do not have gardens we want to know what the barriers are. For schools with gardens we want to know what makes them work and what resources are needed to sustain them. IF YOUR SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE A GARDEN PROGRAM THE SURVEY WILL TAKE LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. FOR THOSE RESPONDING THAT HAVE A GARDEN THE SURVEY SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. Preview all... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Bay Area's steep housing costs spark return to communal living | 89.3 KPCC - http://www.scpr.org/news...
Bay Area's steep housing costs spark return to communal living | 89.3 KPCC
"It's no secret rents have skyrocketed in the San Francisco Bay Area, fueled by tight housing stock and the latest tech boom. But some young professionals have turned the situation into an opportunity with a return to communal living, or "co-living," as it's now called. "It's absolutely a modern commune, but we prefer the term co-living," Derek Dunfield says, as he tours a 7,500-square-foot San Francisco Edwardian mansion he shares with a dozen others. "I think what it really is is an example of what the sharing economy can actually do." He lives in this space with other professionals in their late 20s and early 30s. The housemates include an architect, a tech entrepreneur and someone who works in the mayor's office. They all work during the day, but at least once a week, they come together to cook a huge meal together for one another and any guests who want to show up. They share groceries, household responsibilities and decision-making in who gets to move in, should a spot become... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I enjoyed this story. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Spidra Webster
Mystery Christmas tree floating in waters in San Francisco bay - San Jose Mercury News - http://www.mercurynews.com/breakin...
Mystery Christmas tree floating in waters in San Francisco bay - San Jose Mercury News
"There's a little bit of Christmas floating on San Pablo Bay. About a week ago, a Christmas tree appeared on the water near San Rafael's Glenwood neighborhood, prompting smiles and pullover photo-ops for passers-by. It's also drummed up a bit of mystery, leaving many local residents wondering, whodunit? "To see it floating around at night, with the lights on, it's the sweetest thing," said Carol Allison, who lives nearby. "Whoever put it out there, it's such a kind act of the heart." The miniature Christmas tree, standing a tad under 3 feet, can be seen buoyed about 100 feet offshore, along Point San Pedro Road, between McNear Brickyard and Loch Lomond Marina. A small Christmas tree bobs on its raft on San Pablo Bay on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in San Rafael, Calif. Its lights came on at dusk. The San Rafael-Richmond A small Christmas tree bobs on its raft on San Pablo Bay on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in San Rafael, Calif. Its lights came on at dusk. The San Rafael-Richmond Bridge stands in... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Petition | Laney College Flea Market: Crack down on the sale of stolen bikes | Change.org - http://www.change.org/petitio...
Petition | Laney College Flea Market: Crack down on the sale of stolen bikes | Change.org
"Bike theft is a huge problem in the Bay Area, but there are some simple steps we can take to do something about it. It is well known that local flea markets are a popular venue for stolen bicycles to be sold, and one of the largest is held in the parking lot of Laney College in Downtown Oakland every Sunday (view news reports on this issue here and here). As such, cracking down on illegitimate sales at this location will restrict the stream of stolen goods, making bikes less of an appealing target for potential thieves while also improving the market for legitimate retailers. East Bay Bicycle Coalition staff and board members are already coordinating with representatives from Laney College, Oakland PD, SF PD, and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to curtail the large number of stolen bikes being sold at the Laney Flea Market every Sunday. However, also we need the market operator to be on board with this effort 100% as well to ensure its success. Please sign this... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
INFOGRAPHIC: In Oakland, Gentrification Hasn’t Meant Less Poverty Or a Drop in Crime – Next City - http://nextcity.org/equityf...
INFOGRAPHIC: In Oakland, Gentrification Hasn’t Meant Less Poverty Or a Drop in Crime – Next City
INFOGRAPHIC: In Oakland, Gentrification Hasn’t Meant Less Poverty Or a Drop in Crime – Next City
"This week’s Forefront story explores Oakland’s changing demographics as Mayor Jean Quan vies for reelection next fall. The city has changed drastically, especially in the last few years, and is starting to experience what many cities do when they begin attracting new residents: Displacement, widening inequality and quality-of-life improvements only in the neighborhoods where newcomers have settled. “Despite an influx of well-heeled residents and the presence of a few tech companies, such as Pandora, the free market has failed to work its vaunted magic,” Sarah Goodyear writes. “All boats are not rising with this tide, and very few people in Oakland — rich or poor — feel like the city functions as it should. In a recent poll, only 27 percent of voters said they feel like Oakland is on the right track.” People are fleeing San Francisco for lower rents in Oakland. This got us thinking: What happens when new folks come into the neighborhood, bringing their higher incomes and stable jobs... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Maine lobster caught, released at Farallon Islands - Tom Stienstra's Outdoors - http://blog.sfgate.com/stienst...
Maine lobster caught, released at Farallon Islands - Tom Stienstra's Outdoors
"The first Maine lobster verified off the Bay Area coast was caught by accident last week in a crab trap set by Sean Hodges of the sport fishing boat Hog Heaven. After a photo to prove the event, Hodges released the lobster back to the sea. The lobster was found in a crab trap that had been set on the ocean floor 250 feet deep near the Farallon Islands. The catch was first reported by longtime field scout Tim Goode, editor of NorCalFishingNews.com. “It was a shock,” Hodges told Goode. “No other crabs in the trap. It had to weigh eight pounds.” Sportfishing boats from Bay Area harbors are now offering crab-combo trips where they set crab pots and also fish for rockfish on the same trip. “I have seen lobster off the Cement Ship at Aptos,” said Giancarlo Thomae, a naturalist and marine biologist in Monterey Bay. “I think people buy them alive at a restaurant aquarium, feel sorry for them and let them go. My bet is somebody bought it at Chinese restaurant in San Francisco and then let it... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California - latimes.com
"Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley. Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines, which are funded by Caltrans, carried almost 3.93 million passengers for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2013. That represents an increase of more than 110,000 riders from the year before. "In California, a rail renaissance is underway," Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. "Train travel is increasingly seen as a smart option." The Pacific Surfliner has operated since 1976 between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. The San Joaquin runs between Bakersfield, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Passengers from Los Angeles can reach the San Joaquin service via bus service from Union Station. Caltrans officials said the Surfliner had more than 2.7 million riders last year, while the San Joaquin carried more than 1.2 million passengers. Both are... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I didn't know Caltrans funded Amtrak at all. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
It Takes a Village To Create a State Park « Bay Nature - http://baynature.org/2013...
It Takes a Village To Create a State Park « Bay Nature
"On a sun-drenched late fall afternoon at the Berkeley marina, parks officials, activists and local and state representatives gathered at the entrance of Eastshore State Park to celebrate legendary Save The Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin and to rename the park in her honor. As gulls glided above the crowd and gentle breezes brushed the grasses in the adjacent Berkeley Meadow, parks activists and public officials lauded McLaughlin’s vision and persistence in saving the Bay from becoming a narrow shipping channel surrounded by landfill. They also took the occasion to honor the many East Bay residents who fought alongside her to make the shoreline park, now officially known as McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, a reality. “Where we’re standing is Ground Zero of Sylvia’s fight to save the Bay,” said Norman LaForce, chair of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay chapter and a founding member of the Citizens for East Shore Park (CESP), a coalition of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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KQED Launches 'Priced Out: The Bay Area's High Cost of Living' | News Fix | KQED Public Media for Northern CA - http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix...
KQED Launches 'Priced Out: The Bay Area's High Cost of Living' | News Fix | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
"Detroit would love to be in the Bay Area's shoes. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Bay Area job growth has reached a five-year high, recovering almost all of the jobs lost in the Great Recession. But all those jobs come with a need for workers... and a place to put them. Enter the region's housing crisis. It seems that almost everyone in the Bay Area has a housing horror story to tell. Anecdotes abound of renters spending months looking for a new place, and the pound of flesh extracted when they do find one. Equally scary are the stories from aspiring, seemingly qualified homeowners who are turned away by banks. And I'm betting most of us know someone who has thrown in the towel and left the region entirely for less expensive pastures. Over the coming months KQED will bring you the facts and stories of the Bay Area housing crisis as part of a new series we're calling 'Priced Out.' We'll tell the stories of people struggling and surviving amidst the increasing cost of living.... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Berkeleyside wins Excellence in Journalism award | Berkeleyside - http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013...
Berkeleyside wins Excellence in Journalism award | Berkeleyside
"The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter has awarded Berkeleyside its Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism. The award was made for Berkeleyside’s coverage of the Berkeley schools’ superintendent search and for stories about the proposed sale of the downtown post office. “Too often, local issues of significant importance to relatively small audiences go ignored by the media, because the interest isn’t wide enough to merit coverage for a regional audience,” said Jeremy Smith, editor and producer at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, one of the judges. “Berkeleyside’s laser­like focus on issues important to Berkeley residents and parents should serve as a model for hyperlocal websites nationwide.” Berkeleyside was founded in October 2009, and is a leading example of a new wave of local news sites produced by independent, entrepreneurial journalists and salespeople. It’s a founding member of LION Publishers — Local Independent... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Campaign to map earthquake faults has slowed to a crawl - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Campaign to map earthquake faults has slowed to a crawl - latimes.com
"After the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, California began an ambitious effort to map faults across the state. Over the next two decades, officials published 534 maps of active earthquake faults. New construction was prohibited on top of these fissures because previous quakes showed that buildings could be torn apart during violent shaking. But the mapping campaign has slowed to a crawl — with many dangerous faults still undocumented. Since 1991, only 23 have been drawn. Because of budget cuts, none were completed between 2004 and 2011. State officials said there are still about 300 maps to draw and even more to revise — including some in heavily populated areas of Southern California. That represents about 2,000 miles of faults statewide. The slow pace affects public safety. The ban on building atop faults is enforced only for those formally mapped by the state; the regulations don't cover faults not on California's official map. It has become an issue in recent months because of several... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Someone in S.F. Wants You to Pay $1075 a Month to Sleep on Their Couch - http://jezebel.com/someone...
Someone in S.F. Wants You to Pay $1075 a Month to Sleep on Their Couch
"San Francisco, you have officially lost your goddamned mind. There is a person on Craigslist in S.F. who wants you to rent a couch in their 600 square foot studio apartment for $1075 a month. Yes, this is really happening." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"So many questions: 1. BRING YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG? 2. FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS DOWN? 3. Why not just put a twin bed in the walk-in closet and rent that? I mean, that's what we used to do, but it cost like $500 a month. And, yes, that was in San Francisco, in a better location than on Market at Laguna, and just three years ago. 4. Thanks a lot, Facebook and Google. I'd love to move back to my hometown, but I'm pretty sure they shoot poor people now. Or burn us for warmth. Or just for fun. USA!" - Spidra Webster
I don't find this surprising in the least, but really, a "slipping bag"? - vicster: full-bodied
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BART Management Appears Intent on Forcing a Strike | Opinion | East Bay Express - http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland...
BART Management Appears Intent on Forcing a Strike | Opinion | East Bay Express
"After weeks of dysfunctional negotiations at BART, we are now approaching the final days of the "cooling-off period" before a potential second strike. To recap: Following several months of stalled bargaining, a four-and-a-half-day strike in early July, a thirty-day contract extension that same month, the establishment of a fact-finding committee, and a seven-day extension in early August, Governor Jerry Brown requested a sixty-day cooling off period. BART management had implored the governor to give it the additional sixty days so it could "continue negotiations," negotiate a settlement, and prevent a second disruptive stoppage. Rather than bargain constructively with the unions representing several thousand employees, however, management has obstructed efforts to set up meetings and offered little at the bargaining table, thus making a second strike — or, more likely, the governor's intervention to prevent a second strike — virtually inevitable. Here are the three main tactics that... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Telegraph Hill, showing crowd assembled on the future site of Coit Tower c1923 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Telegraph Hill, showing crowd assembled on the future site of Coit Tower c1923 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Goodreads LitQuiz - October 16, 2013 - Event for Patrick Brown - http://www.goodreads.com/event...
"How big of a bookworm are you? Find out at the Goodreads LitQuiz! Last year’s event was described as a “banner evening” and this year Goodreads is back to put your bookish knowledge to the test with a free literary pub quiz to end all pub quizzes. Field a team (or join one when you arrive) and take on dozens of questions about books, authors, literary ephemera, and more. Prizes bound to delight any reader. *** Please note: This is a free event, and admission is first come, first served at the door. *** RSVPing to this event listing will send you a reminder the day before the event, but it does not guarantee your entry to the event. *** This event is 21+ only." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
October 16, 2013 07:00PM -- October 16, 2013 09:30PM RSVP by: October 15, 2013 11:59PM Venue: The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA, US Type: author appearance Website: http://www.litquake.org/calenda... - Spidra Webster
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Bike thieves blasted all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD | SF Politics - http://www.sfbg.com/politic...
Bike thieves blasted all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD | SF Politics
"Thinking of stealing a bike in San Francisco? Think twice, as your face may be plastered all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD’s new anti-bike theft Twitter account. Officer Matt Friedman is the mastermind behind the SFPD’s new twitter handle that tweets photos of recovered stolen bikes, but also of bike thieves as well. A cyclist himself, Friedman created the account after being fed up with bike theft victims not filing police reports, tracking their own serial numbers, or claiming bikes in this enormous SFPD bike graveyard, shown in this instagram photo. The SFPD recovered over 850 bikes last year, and was only able to return about 150 to owners, according to a report by The City’s budget and legislative analysis office. Friedman said that really, really grinded his gears. “I’m a bike rider too, so it hits home especially,” Friedman said. “Bicycles are expensive, and its all a part of making the city a green city. We embrace bike riding here.” The Twitter account, @SFPDBiketheft,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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RT @UCBerkeleyNews UPDATE: Explosion on central campus is confirmed, and people are being directed to evacuate. More updates to come.
‏@UCBerkeley UPDATE: The power outage & explosion were due to a power system failure. All are asked to leave the main campus area immediately. - Spidra Webster
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Despite weekend rains, so far, 2013 is driest year in Bay Area history - San Jose Mercury News - http://www.mercurynews.com/science...
Despite weekend rains, so far, 2013 is driest year in Bay Area history - San Jose Mercury News
Despite weekend rains, so far, 2013 is driest year in Bay Area history - San Jose Mercury News
"The storm that dampened the Bay Area over the weekend was like an old friend who doesn't visit much anymore. And with good reason. Despite Saturday's healthy soaking, when it comes to 2013, it's been dry. Record dry. Even including Saturday's showers, the Bay Area has received less rain this year from Jan. 1 to mid-September than during any year in recorded history, back to the Gold Rush. Through Sunday, only 3.94 inches of rain had fallen since New Year's Day in San Francisco, which has the oldest rain gauge west of the Mississippi, dating back to 1850. San Jose and Oakland also are seeing record dry years for 2013 so far. But as dire as that seems, meteorologists say it's not as bad as it looks. "Don't panic yet," said Bob Benjamin, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Monterey. "It has been dry, but we need to look at all the winter rain from the end of last year to put it in perspective." Northern California has a Mediterranean climate, which means dry summers and... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC - http://www.buzzfeed.com/benrose...
6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC
"Sadly, all of these are real." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Probably goes for SF as well. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Robbers target casual carpool line in Oakland - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/crime...
"Three hooded robbers targeted a casual carpool line in Oakland's affluent Rockridge District on Monday morning, demanding smart phones and other valuables from the commuters at gunpoint as some complied and others ran away, police and witnesses said. The stickup, which happened shortly before 9 a.m. on Hudson Street near busy Claremont Avenue, was an unusual and startling crime even in a city with one of the nation's highest robbery rates. But the thieves appeared to take advantage of a central feature of casual carpooling: The self-regulated stops - where solo drivers pick up passengers so they can use the diamond lanes while traveling across the bay to San Francisco - have easy access to freeways. According to police, about 20 people had queued up for a ride in Rockridge, at a stop that sits under Highway 24, when they were accosted by three men in hooded sweatshirts who demanded their valuables. Two men went to the back of the line, while a third went to the front and pointed a... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Oct 8, 2013 - This Ain’t No Mouse Music feat Los Cenzontles @ Sweetwater Music Hall - 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 - http://sweetwatermusichall.int...
Oct 8, 2013 - This Ain’t No Mouse Music feat Los Cenzontles @ Sweetwater Music Hall - 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
"Join us in a live performance celebrating the West Coast premiere of the Arhoolie Records film, This Ain't No Mouse Music (filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon) and Arhoolie Records founder and roots music pioneer, Chris Strachwitz. Featuring performances by three exceptional groups from the film: · Los Cenzontles --Mexican roots music revival pioneers · Eric and Suzy Thompson – Southern roots music masters · Creole Belles – Cajun/Creole dance band Hosted by Author, Journalist Joel Selvin Additional special guests to be announced. Co-produced by Sweetwater Music Hall and Steep Productions, Inc." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Lincoln High fashion in 1982: Are you in these photos? | The Big Event | an SFGate.com blog - http://blog.sfgate.com/thebige...
Lincoln High fashion in 1982: Are you in these photos? | The Big Event | an SFGate.com blog
"“Don’t need no astrology. It’s inside of you and me. You don’t need a ticket to ride with me. I’m free …” This is Part III of The Big Event high school fashion flashback project, one of my all-time favorite assignments in 12 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. We’re posting photos from a 1982 Chronicle fashion shoot, tracking down some of the people in the photos, and we’ll catch up with them later this year in the newspaper and on this blog. If you know anyone in these photos, please have them contact me at phartlaub@sfchronicle.com. In my opinion we saved the best for last: The fashion of Lincoln High in San Francisco. The school was a little tougher than the others in this series, and there are a couple of photos that include adult language. I strongly suggest you click through the above gallery while listening to “S.A.T.O.” off Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” album. Also, please check below for the Tam High and McAteer High fashion galleries. A few more thoughts over the... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Twitter / oaklibrary: Come check out our park(ing) ... - https://twitter.com/oaklibr...
Twitter / oaklibrary: Come check out our park(ing) ...
"Come check out our park(ing) day park at the main library! pic.twitter.com/Lr3FqbV2CI" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Fake BART station at Duboce Park | Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Fake BART station at Duboce Park | Flickr
"UPDATED: This faux BART station was made for the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" starring Will Smith, back in 2005. If you watch the movie, you'll see Will make a sprint to the station, and the interior was shot at Glen Park station. This also happens to be how the N Judah Chronicles was launched - I created a summer blog (without my name on it) that was about urban life and my reactions to it, all along the N Judah line. When I posted this pic on the original blog (long gone as the hosting service died years ago), the traffic it generated started driving more people to the site who encouraged me to keep going. In 2006 I bought a domain, changed the name, and the rest is blogging history." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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