Community forum on housing and transit tomorrow!

Do you have complaints about the housing crisis and public transit in San Francisco? (Let’s face it, we all do.) If so, join the SF Bay Guardian and SF Transit Riders Union tomorrow for a joint community forum on funding for transit and housing affordability.

Here’s what SFBG and SFTRU have to say about this event:

San Francisco needs more affordable housing, a robust public transit system, and fully funded social services if it is to remain an efficient, diverse, compassionate city. Unfortunately, some political leaders have pitted transportation and housing activists against one another in recent years, particularly so in the upcoming election on Propositions A, B, G, K, and L.

We’ll provide some background for you on how public transportation service and facilities are paid for, and then we’ll examine how the conflict happened, the political tactics that are being employed, and what can be done to bridge the gap along with a panel of activists and experts.

Bridging the Gaps in Transit and Housing Funding
A joint Bay Guardian and SF Transit Riders community forum
Thursday, October 9th, 6-8PM
LGBT Center, Rainbow Room
1800 Market St, SF

Steve Jones and Rebecca Bowe, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Thea Selby, San Francisco Transit Riders Union
Jonathan Rewers, SFMTA
Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco District 8
Chema Hernandez Gil, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Amandeep Jawa, San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti, SF Council of Community Housing Organizations

RSVP on Facebook or non-Facebook and invite your friends and other concerned citizens!

[Thanks, Ilyse!]

UFO in the WC

UFO over the Mission in broad daylight!

Watch how it moves:

[via Mission Mission on Tumblr]

UFOs over the Mission: ‘They’re forming a triangle now, dude!’

Reader Enrique B. explains:

My wife and I were about to head home parked in Valencia, when she noticed these lights in formation above the San Francisco Mission District.

I wasn’t sure if at first if it was another Tequila hazed mirage, but myself and a few bi-standars where all in complete awe at the lights we saw on Valencia. Please excuse my drunken reaction. This was the first time I ever saw something like this. There’s also a yellow speck which is from my iPhone lens but it’s clear which lights I’m referring to.

At first glance, I thought it might be fireworks but when they started to form a triangular formation, I knew this was uncommon.

You folks be the judge. My final conclusion….UFO’s are here for Papalote salsa.


UFOs, sombreros, bright colors and psychedelia

Dennis Micheal Kernohan is one of our favorite dudes, and tonight his show opens at Gravel & Gold:

Please join us in celebrating this magical man and his abundant talent. Dennis, the man everyone knows and loves, the man with a permanent smile and long locks of silver glory, the man you want to see everyday and the man who knows when you need a hug. From carpentry to farming, punk rock to hanging ten, Dennis has done it all and now he brings you his art! This will be Dennis’s first show in 25 years. Heavy on the UFO’s, sombreros, bright colors and psychedelia, he has a way of making the most simple of shapes seriously mind bending. Bring a beer, bring a friend and bring some bucks ’cause you will not want to miss out on nabbing up one of his pieces.

RSVP and invite your friends!

This Month in Mission Mission: November





UFO over the Mission

Reader Mat L. captured this footage last night:

Anyone see this last night, over maybe Dolores or slightly beyond? I shot this from my place in the MIssion, and it was inside the fog, couldn’t see Sutro.. so.. somewhere between here and there.

Here’s more:

Korean pop music video filming in the Mission

Wow! Top K-Pop band K.R.A.Z.Y recently chose Clarion Alley to film their latest video. Watch these heartthrobs show their synchronized stuff:

Disclaimer: may not be a real K-pop band. Might just be some bored teens that weren’t good at skateboarding or basketball.

Juggalos To Mission Scientists: 'Y'all Lying And Getting Me Pissed'

I was wondering what came of Science For Juggalos and was surprised to find out it was broken up by Insane Clown Posse themselves! I can’t decide whether or not this means it was a complete failure or resounding success.

Big Violent J himself fills us in:

In case you haven’t been up on your memes, ICP put out a video recently about all the magic up in this bitch. You know, like fuckin’ butterflies, lava, giraffes, and UFOs:

In response, the Mission’s own Noisebridge decided to host a science fair for the Juggalos to help explain how fuckin’ magnets work among other things. It took place in front of the Warfield on June 5th where the band was scheduled to play.

There are more details of what went down from Aaron Muszalski on his twitter.

[photo by y3dua]

Clare's East Coast Delicatessen SAY WHAT?


Mike just sent us this hot tip that there is an east coast deli opening up at 17th and Guerrero.  All I know is that “East coast style fun” better involve slamming back cases of Harpoon UFO and watching Irish people have fist fights.

(Clare’s on the internets)