Tossing children’s stuff in trees is all the rage these days. eviloars found this on 100 block Capp:
Isaias also pointed out this discarded bike on 700 block:
Sounds like there were some haters in blue on Capp St. today. Does anyone know what was going on?
El Trebol, which is apparently Spanish for “I’m going to cut you,” is not only one of the few real dives in the Mission but also a pretty fun and social place (once you get past the bouncer who will frisk you). And, unlike other “dive bars” in the Mission, they’ll keep serving you wwaayy after any sane and compassionate person would cut you off. No worries though, I love hearing my neighbors yell at their dogs in the morning when they try to lick the sidewalk.
moneybegreen reports that a little girl was giving away free cookies today in the mission:
Chillin’ at Sugarlump Cafe in the Mission. A little girl made cookies and gave them away for FREE…
Someone better tell Glen Beck. (link)
There was just an 8 on 1 beatdown and mugging on Capp and 24th right at the entrance of the corner parking lot. All accounts claim it was pretty brutal. 8 youngings, 3 girls and 5 guys, were hanging out in the back of the parking lot for “over 30 minutes,” according to a anonymous witness at the scene, when a fairly built male in a red convertible pulled up and parked. The teens then jumped him and beat him up pretty badly. Apparently he fought them off briefly but they eventually wrestled him to the ground and started kicking him in the head. They then took all his possessions and “even tried to steal his car” but eventually fled the scene in their own vehicles that were parked on Capp.
An anonymous tipster has informed us that David Ireland, famous for his conceptual art and turning his former residence at 500 Capp St. into a showplace for his work, has passed away: “Yesterday, I was on my way to vote, when I noticed a bouquet of flowers outside the house, with a note that read ‘D.I. 1930-2009.’”
For the record, there are no news sources corroborating the tip; however, his wikipedia entry has been updated with the news.
No matter where you fall on the graffiti/street-art debate, you have to give these vandals some credit. Any builderer can tell you that getting to the roof of the Wells Fargo bank isn’t the easiest ascent in the Mission and spraying down a bank with a paintball gun is just ballsy (with bonus points for the Christmas theme–I love presents).
UPDATE: Reader LibertyHiller points out that I’m completely unobservant and that the building was actually paintballed 10 years ago in an anti-gentrification riot. Ant-gentrification riots = SWEET, not noticing the aftermath until last week = LASIK SURGERY TIME.
Reader zinzin reports that bicycle cops have started patrolling Capp St.:
one thing i CAN say, is that our Capp/Shotwell@20th neighborhood group has met with Campos & Tacchini both….
and they have arranged, effective as of Wed, 5/6, dedicated bicycle officers to patrol Capp, SVN, Shotwell, and Folsom from 18th – 21st.
We questioned if David Campos (District 9 Supervisor) and Mission Station Capt. Stephen Tacchini would actually follow through; However, I soon after ran into a bike cop writing a parking ticket on the 500 block of Capp. Keep those revenues up! The only disappointing thing here is that they only put the resources on 18th – 21st. I cannot imagine that they don’t know that there is crime elsewhere on the street.