‘Unusual’ and possibly illegal Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity in the Mission

Governor Brown says California won’t stand for this kind of thing. But we’ll see what happens.

The Examiner reports:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents may have sought to detain an undocumented immigrant on Thursday morning at a building that houses a preschool in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

The action, which sources familiar with immigration called “unusual,” comes only a day after President Donald Trump signed two executive orders that — among other actions — called for 10,000 new ICE agents to perform deportations across the country.


Visiting a preschool and other sites containing children is prohibited for ICE officers under a 2011 Department of Homeland Security “sensitive locations” memorandum, save for exceptional circumstances.

“They had batons, they had walkie talkies, they had police belts and vests on top of their black uniforms. I didn’t notice if they had guns,” said Jaime Aragon, services coordination manager at Good Samaritan.

Read on.

DJ Purple’s top 13 Halloween-appropriate Dance Karaoke songs

(That’s 13 DJ Purples, yep.)

I asked the legendary DJ Purple what his top 5 favorite Halloween-related jams were, and I got this hot list of 13:

  1. Spooky – Classics IV
  2. Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  3. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.
  4. Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
  5. Monster – Lady Gaga
  6. The Purple People-Eater – Sheb Wooley
  7. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  8. Runnin’ with the Devil – Van Halen
  9. Sweet Transvestite – Rocky Horror
  10. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  11. Love Potion #9 – The Searchers
  12. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
  13. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Thanks, DJ Purple! Get practicing, everybody! Singin’ & Pingin’ Halloween Edition (starring DJ Purple) is this Friday (which happens to be Halloween) at Verdi Club in the Mission:

Here are the 45 songs I sang at karaoke in the month of May

Definitely a new record:

  1. Angst in My Pants – Sparks
  2. I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant
  3. Rush – Big Audio Dynamite
  4. Another Nail in My Heart – Squeeze
  5. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Ramones
  6. Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
  7. You Don’t Know Me – Ben Folds & Regina Spektor
  8. Nasty Habits – Oingo Boingo
  9. Musta Got Lost – J. Geils Band
  10. Subway Girl – The Audacity
  11. All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
  12. Die Die My Darling – Misfits
  13. Bang a Gong – T. Rex
  14. I’ll Be You – The Replacements
  15. Crosseyed and Painless – Talking Heads
  16. Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison
  17. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  18. Jackson – Johnny Cash & June Carter
  19. Black or White – Michael Jackson
  20. A New England – Billy Bragg
  21. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
  22. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
  23. Shine a Little Love – Electric Light Orchestra
  24. In a Big Country – Big Country
  25. Centerfold – J. Geils Band
  26. Later – Dr. Dog
  27. Susanne – Weezer
  28. Linoleum – NOFX
  29. 1901 – Phoenix
  30. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
  31. Real Wild Child – Iggy Pop
  32. Little L – Jamiroquai
  33. Supersoaker – Kings of Leon
  34. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
  35. Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
  36. Bad Is Bad – Huey Lewis and the News
  37. Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan
  38. Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder
  39. Take It Easy – The Eagles
  40. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  41. Workin’ for the Weekend – Loverboy
  42. My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
  43. Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine
  44. Juicebox – The Strokes
  45. You Only Live Once – The Strokes

The point is, just in case you weren’t aware, you can sing a lot of cool songs at karaoke these days. Support your local karaoke night!

Video of ‘naked, spitting, pissing dude’ terrorizing the 16th Street BART station finally emerges (NSFW)

Video of the disturbing assault committed by the obviously deranged ‘naked, spitting, pissing dude‘ who shut down the 16th Street BART station last month has finally surfaced, and it’s quite disturbing to witness.  Taken by the station agent on duty at the time, it depicts the guy going after a defenseless woman, and old man, and performing numerous naked aerobics.

When we first wrote about this, many wondered why no one came to the defense of those being attacked, but after seeing it all happen in real time, I must admit that I too would be a bit reluctant to take this guy on.  And why did it take so long for the police to show up?  What would you have done?

[Via Boing Boing]

Fifties-style Jewish hipster record store pops up tonight on Mission Street

It’s called Tikva Records, and it’ll be occupying the Queen’s Nails Annex space through December, hosting a bunch of events and promoting the release of Songs for the Jewish-American Jet Set: The Tikva Records Story 1950 – 1973, a collection released last month. Here’s some of what’ll be going down:

*Fool’s Gold (CD Release Event)
*El Gavachillo con Banda La Juvenil w/ Wil-Dog of Ozomatli
*Steve Berlin of Los Lobos
*Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave)
*The Burton Sisters
*Members of Dengue Fever
*Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman (Producers of Old Jews Telling Jokes)
*Geo Trio w/ Original Members of Garaj Mahal and Special Guest Rasaki Aladokun
*Jeremiah Lockwood w/ Guests Ethan Miller (Comets On Fire, Howlin Rain) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars/The Black Crowes)
*49th Street All-Stars w/ Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Scott Law (Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings), Nicki Bluhm, Joe Kyle Jr (The Waybacks), Dale Fanning (Materialized), and Jordan Feinstein
*Dan Lebowitz & Friends
*Rebecca Bortman (My First Earthquake)
*Club Unicornio Kosher Mambo Party
*Tel Aviv’s Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club (CD Release Party)
*American Musical Heritage Foundation Presents The Kosher Katz and Kittens with Glenn Allen Howard
*Stories on Record: Bring Your Jewish Record Collection to Tikva Records
*Double Feature Yiddish Musical Screenings Daily at Tikva Records

Read the full press release after the jump…

[Photo by Bernalwood]


This Month in Mission Mission: November





The Twilight Zone: SF

As someone who occasionally works at home, I know this bizarre phenomenon far too well:

[Killing My Lobster via Boing Boing]

This month in Mission Mission: March

Part of reworking the site was combing through 4 years of Mission Mission posts. There has been some good stuff. Every 1st, I’m going to bring you this month’s posts of yesteryear!





NYC Bus Proves Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection

Looks like one of our beloved F Market cars broke free from it’s tracks, evolved a set of wheels, and headed for the big apple.

Here’s its baby picture.

[via minimalist steampunk star wars ukulele photo repository Boing Boing]

Futuristic Parking Sensors on 18th St?

Diligent reader mo kaze noticed that “they” glued in blue discs on 18th Street and thoughtfully snapped a pic for our consideration.  I am assuming that “they” refers to DPW officials and not aliens disguised as public officials detectable only by XRAY specs.

What do you think, readers?  Futuristic parking sensors or viral marketing campaign for the new TRON movie?  If the former, no word yet on whether or not they register pedestrians standing in parking spots and holding them for their friends’ vehicles.


Looks like the future is here!  SFpark has the scoop . . .


Okay for Pedestrians to Occupy and Hold Parking Spots?