So, about that earthquake. Pretty crazy, right? I mean, it even left one of the cabinet doors in my kitchen slightly more ajar than it was before I went to bed!
Displaying a bright “Class War 2.0″ banner, the group marched peacefully up Valencia and then turned on 22nd before stopping in front of Lolo Cevicheria for an impromptu rally. The speaker made an interesting point regarding rent control that I had failed to previously consider. Namely, that while families without the fortune of living in rent-controlled apartments are forced to move after their rent gets dramatically increased, people who do actually dwell in rent-controlled spots suffer from landlords who refuse to fix anything except for the most necessary (read: legally-required) repairs.
Many families are terrified of even asking their landlords to perform important maintenance within their apartments out of fear that they will notice some sort of technicality within their living space that would provide means for eviction. Imagine dealing with that constant level of fear every day of your life, where any sort of misstep could be used against you.
Sadly, I just see this situation getting worse and worse.
According to MM reader Chino, he’s a “stop and chatter and a direction changer” (and he likes Ramen):
We crossed paths outside of JapanTown in SF. He saw our excitement when we recognized him and said ‘You guys wanna go this way with me’ We switched routes and chilled. He gave us an opportunity to banter & didn’t rush it at all. The whole thing was really human & made our day. Thanks Fred!
Gotta admit that I’m kind of surprised he’s not a stand-in-liner. For the record, if anyone recognizes me on the street, I’m a “turn around and run away shrieking-er.”
Just noticed this the other day, and while I can’t recall ever seeing it before, I’m also not constantly examining my neighbor’s garbage. Usually.
So how long has it been there? Does this mean that Ribity’s back???
IT IS A MYSTERY 👻
We’ve been having those warm Mission nights all week (you know, the ones where you somehow find yourself walking around in shorts and a t-shirt at midnight), and what better way to take advantage of the excitement in the air than with a party at Adobe featuring a bunch of rad local women photographers:
A collection of Bay Area women photographers without boundaries. Exploring photography’s particular ability to describe and convey emotions. Whether referencing an immediately identifiable emotion or one that is conceptual and abstract, each photograph encourages the viewer to contemplate the emotional context in which the photo was taken.
Erika Moss Martin
Georgia Elizabeth Knowles
Check out all the details here.
It’s not everyday that you see a guy with a billy goat beard toting a lifelike goat (with a billy goat beard). Also, that’s a lot of strollers.
While not quite as mesmerizing as Helen’s iconic “Toddler dragging a saw,” this little guy’s still got loads of panache. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t settle for Nizario’s cardboard fare and instead treks just a few doors down to Arinell so he can enjoy the best slice of pizza in the city.
UPDATE!!! Helen is way better at headlines than me. Here’s her glorious take on the situation:
“Toddler dragging saw grows up, saws off some woman’s legs”
[Photo by Zach]
Has it been one whole year already???
Andrew McKinley founded Adobe Books on 16th Street 25 years ago this year. A year ago this month Andrew and a group of dedicated volunteers moved the store to 24th Street and formed the Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative. We are now a sustainable worker-owned cooperative dedicated to Andrew’s vision of community, art, books, and good times. Come celebrate our 1 year milestone, and raise a glass to the next 25 years.
Join us for an evening of celebration with the requisite food, drinks and jams. Sponsored by our friends at Bi-Rite Market and Tartine. Music provided by Wam Bam Ashleyanne, Tylawave & Andy Pastalaniec.
Don’t miss the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery fantastic current show, Survival Adaptations, featuring Bill Drips by Merav Tzur (performance).
Please dress in Silver for our Silver Anniversary!
Check it all out here.
To replace this fallen masterpiece that was on the side of Esta Noche. Says Primo:
I’d actually really like to do another one and I’m wondering if anyone in my network knows of equally large sized walls they’d be interested in having something like this painted on. This mural was in Rondel alley but unfortunately was not part of the wall we had permission to paint so it’s gone now, but it was a great experience for me and I want to do it again, maybe several times, so if you know a place, let me know !!! . Thanks @wallspace for the original hookup btw
Who’s got some walls???