San Franfuckyou shirt

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And there’s a cool drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge on the front pocket. Get yours here.

[via Porous Walker on Tumblr]

Spend your Friday evening helping the homeless

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The event is called Transitioning from Street to Home: A Night with St. Francis Homelessness Challenge, and it’s tomorrow right after work, with food and drink and live entertainment. Here’s the deal:

Come hear experiences from former/current encampment residents, neighborhood volunteers, and Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC) about life in street encampments, humane strategies to support transition and community well-being, and our transitional village micro-pilot at Impact Hub.

This event is a sliding scale of donations ($5-$5,000) to our HandUp Campaign (handup.org/campaigns/sfhctransitionalshelters): No one turned away for lack of funds.

Bring cash donations for food/drinks.

Event Line-up:
6:30-7PM – Live music from Sonny Smith (of Sonny & the Sunsets) SOS Sign-making table, videos, Food/drinks (by donation)

7-7:40PM – Panel presentations with current/former encampment residents, SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Impact Hub Pilot participants

7:40-7:50 – Maowunyo de Asis presentation on The Village in Oakland

7:50-8PM – Tony Sparks (SF State) presentation on Seattle’s successful permitted encampment/village model

8-8:15PM – SOS (Safe Organized Spaces) Campaign Launch

8:15-9:30 – Join us in Impact Hub’s back lot to view SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Shelters, meet Pilot participants, and learn how to get involved!

Read on for more details.

Friday afternoon links

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[Photo by Patricia Chang]

Photo of Dolores Park this week

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[via Christian]

Lego Valencia Street

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[Photo and headline by Ariel Dovas]

Photo of the Mission by Troy Holden

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Troy is one of the greats.

The official caption:

Mission District | San Francisco

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Eating at the counter at Zante’s is pretty fun

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I ate at the counter at Zante’s last night and it was pretty fun, and it reminded me of the time I did it 9 years ago, and blogged about it here:

You get to watch the hustle and bustle, and if you order Zante’s “Best Indian Pizza” by the slice, your slice comes out hotter and crisper and more fully loaded than usual. Also, they have Lowenbrau.

I didn’t notice any Lowenbrau, but other than that it’s all still true I think, and now my phone takes way better pics.

Little Baobab is now a late-night African pizza joint!

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Capp Street Crap has the scoop:

Inspired by the success of Indian pizza in the city, Bissap Baobob owner Marco Senghor has converted his second space in the Mission into a pizza restaurant that offers three Senegal-inspired pies alongside traditional flavors.

Read on for lots more info. (It’s open “5pm-2am most days.”)

[Photo by Capp Street Crap]

Zine of street photography in Mexico by Bay Area legend Brian Brophy (aka the Tens), benefits Mexico City earthquake victims

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You love his photographs of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Now you can own a taste of the work he’s done down in Mexico, while also helping those in need:

All profits will be donated to Mexican earthquake relief efforts through Oxfam. Oxfam has pledged to direct 100% of donated funds to support services and relief and recovery efforts in affected areas. Please choose the product with the amount you would like to donate. If you would like to donate more than $100, please do it directly with an organization and send proof of payment to thetenssf@gmail.com and I will ship you a zine.

Zines are 40 pages of color photographs I took in Mexico from 2014 through 2017. Zines will ship beginning the first week of October.

Get yours here.

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Check out the very special special effects in this music video “I Don’t Know About Love” by Sob Stories

[via The Bay Bridged]

Allan Hough

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Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission