Our pal Valerie explains:
Lady hit by bus on 14th and Mission. 49 bus. She’s conscious and seems ok.
You should’ve heard my friend Jess last night. We’re walking to a bar after the awesome Sébastien Giniaux show, we’re crossing a street, she’s a little drunk, and she shouts, “Oh my god! It says TATAS, and there’s TITTIES!” Plus she’s Australian, so everything she says is a riot.
Late last night, some monocot-hater(s) sliced through the trunk of one of the palm trees near 20th and Church. Shortly after being discovered this morning, the damaged tree was deemed an immediate hazard and was taken down at around 2pm.
It almost looks as though the intention was to have the tree fall onto the tracks, as if the J-Church needs any more delays.
I can say from, err, personal field research, that the cops cleared everyone out of the park playground at midnight, so this probably happened after that unless these guys were super-quiet about it.
More info over at Dolores Park Works.
[photo via Dolores Park Works]
Muni’s colossal Mission Street updgrade project, which detoured buses off of Mission Street and onto South Van Ness and wreaked havoc on the lives of commuters and neighbors alike for longer than I care to try to remember, is all done!
Mission Local reports:
Parking spots, bus lanes and bike lanes remain largely unchanged, since most of the infrastructure repairs occurred above and below Mission.
“One notable change will be the new bus bulbs at the 24th Street BART plaza and curb ramps along Mission Street,” said Murillo. Bus bulbs are concrete extensions of the sidewalk that allow buses to pickup and drop off passengers without having to pull over.
Starting tomorrow, we’re all back to normal. Adjust your routines accordingly.
Read on for lots more background and info.
Here’s the deal with the SFTRU:
The San Francisco Transit Riders Union is a rider-based, grassroots organization working to improve public transit in San Francisco. We love public transit and are frustrated with the delays, slow travel times, and lack of funding. Our City is often on the cutting edge, but our transit system has fallen behind that of other major cities. San Franciscans have consistently supported public transit, and they deserve a reliable, robust, and 21st-century transit system. SFTRU is working to deliver that change.
Sounds good. Here’s the deal with Sunday’s event:
The fundraiser will take place during El Rio’s “Salsa Sundays” dance party and will be an opportunity for you to meet fellow transit enthusiasts, give a little cash toward the very righteous cause of better public transit for our city, and dance your pants off all at the same time! All proceeds at the door will go toward the San Francisco Transit Riders Union.
Sounds even better! RSVP and invite your friends!
Our pal The Fog Bender was on the scene. And what a scene!
Luckily, it appears all’s well, unless you’re the hydrant:
Just like the 22 Fillmore, MDL comes back around again, just a little more regularly. This Saturday you can watch local storytellers spin wild yarns about life on our public transit, and you can even try to get up there yourself! Last year I told the story of my first kiss, and this time our buddy Stuart tells the story of his first love.
Here’s more info about the show from Muni Diaries‘ website:
Sat., Aug. 11, doors: 6:30, show: 7 p.m. Tickets: $12.
Buy advance tickets
647 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Take Muni there: J-Church, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49, or BART: 16th or 24th St stations