Starbucks to open inside new condo complex at 15th and South Van Ness?

Neighbor Carrie just wrote in:

I’m a Mission resident living at 16th and Capp. I was walking my dog last night by the new giant residential place that’s opening up on the corner of Van Ness and 15th (giant gray horrible ugly building across the street from the artist’s billboard that reads: “Sell Your Hopes”) and saw the property owner showing another businessman around the building. As my dog was pooping on the sidewalk, I heard him say, “In the commercial space, we are either going to lease to a Starbucks or a pizza joint.”

My jaw dropped.

If a Starbucks opens here, I will probably commence looking for an apartment in another neighborhood.

Wowee.

[Photo by Google Maps]

Photos of Northbound 280 all deserted

Spooky!

At 18th Street, crews were replacing some signage:

And there were news trucks too, which proves this is newsworthy:

And, for reference, here’s what 101 looked like around the same time:

I don’t know either

I saw this item yesterday on the corner of 23rd and Harrison too. I thought about taking a picture but was too lazy. Thankfully, Natalie took care of business. What is this thing? “I don’t know,” says Natalie.

[via @fleetwood_nat]

What’s with all the batshit crazy transportation-related news this week?

Basically I just wanted all of these in one place. But I mean, what the heck. Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.

(Click the pics to read the stories.)

Watch a swarm of U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters head straight for the Bay Bridge

See ‘em? As we departed the tunnel, I noticed them heading right for us. I was like fuck. Here they come:

Here’s a closeup:

Majestic.

Maybe they’re here to defend the bridge against the next wave of apester invasion?

And in a drought like this!

UPDATE: KTVU has more on the story of a truck smashing into a fire hydrant and “one man whose shoes and feet got soaked during the brief flooding.”

Mission Community Market debuting its new Street Stage mobile performance parklet this Thursday!

MCM is just getting better and better! Here’s the deal:

The local talents that entertain MCM’s market-goers each week will finally have a performance space to call their own on Thursday evenings. In cooperation with MCM and the SF Pavement to Parks program, the SF designers behind Street Stage have created a mobile parklet that carves out a unique space for MCM performers. Designed by John Francis and Ross Hansen with street performers in mind, the MCM Street Stage will bring new distinction to the San Francisco’s vibrant public performance scene.

Can’t wait to see it!

Open-air urinal coming soon to Dolores Park

The SF Chronicle reports:

First came the iPod – now comes the pPod, a custom-made, open-air urinal that San Francisco is installing at Dolores Park to help deal with the hordes of male hipster inebriants that descend on the popular Mission spot on weekends.

Looks cool! Read on.

[via Mission Local]

More Dolores Park renovations mean more Dolores Park closures

Saturday, March 1, 2014. That’s tomorrow.

Today (rainy, rainy today) is your last chance to enjoy classic “hipster hill” (aka “tallboy terrace”) before it’s closed and razed and slowly renovated over a period of many months. Where will all the tallboys go?

[via Dolores Park Works]

Plume

SFist has the full story.

[Photo by Rebecca Bortman]