Celebration of Life for Caleb Micah McGehee


Madrone Art Bar, Nopa Restaurant, Pops Bar, The Divisadero Corridor and the Mission District will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Caleb Micah McGehee.

This Sunday from 1-4pm, at Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA.

All he touched are welcome and encouraged to share in this community celebration. Caleb’s bright life touched so many people that it’s incredibly daunting for only the Madrone, Nopa, and Pop’s families to communicate without help. Please feel free to share this message and details with anyone in and outside our industry. Caleb was an extremely vibrant and empathetic human being let’s be together and share the joy he brought into our lives.

At 4pm a 2nd Line processional will slowly make its way from Madrone to Nopa and into Alamo Square Park to send this wonderful young man off to a more peaceful place.

Love and kindness to you.

With thoughtfulness,

Madrone Art Bar

And after the jump, this week’s Pop’s calendar:




He was the best.

Here’s the official statement from the Madrone/Pop’s family:


It is with great sadness, a heavy heart and a somber spirit that we have to announce the passing of our beloved friend, co-worker, brother and son: Caleb Micah McGehee. Stolen from us at the young age of 30.

His spirit and energy shined so bright and everyone lucky enough to know him will forever be marked by his contagious charisma.

We are all currently struggling with his loss, and out of respect for Caleb’s grieving family and close friends, we ask that instead of asking why, we simply remember a wonderful human being.

We will never get over this loss, we will just learn to live without him in person, while his spirit shines with in each of us who knew him.

We will come together as a family and a community Sunday 11-26-2017 for a celebration of his short-lived life. Details forthcoming.

Please feel free share photographs and stories of Caleb so we can smile and laugh between moments of grief.

Local jack-of-all-trades David Enos


Here’s a list of all the ways we’ve ever described David Enos:

The book release party for David’s new book, Bat-Man Is Lost in A Woods, is tonight at the Make-Out Room. Read all about it in our post from yesterday (which also includes a list of all the posts referenced in this post).

[Photo by David Enos]

Mary-Louise Parker waiting for the 14-Mission on the corner of 24th and Alabama


(Thanks, Jess!)

Have you seen this missing Mission resident?


Mission Local reports:

San Francisco police released a statement today seeking the public’s help in finding 32-year-old Matthew Wastrodowski, who was often seen in the Mission.

Wastrodowski was last seen, according to police, at 1 p.m. on December 7 at Clay and Walnut streets, and has not been seen since. He was a frequent visitor to Dolores Park and would go to the Phone Booth bar at 25th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.

He was described as approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing around 140 pounds, with blue eyes, blond hair, and a beard. Wastrodowski was last seen wearing black framed glasses, a red and black plaid shirt, a blue jacket, blue pants and blue shoes.

SFGate adds:

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing black glasses, blue pants, blue shoes, a plaid shirt and blue jacket — but his jacket, shirt, wallet and keys were found later in the Presidio.

About a year ago, Wastrodowski was treated for depression-related illness and put on medication, according to his mother, Patricia Wastrodowski.

“In July, he got it into his head that he was feeling better and wasn’t going to take it anymore,” Patricia Wastrodowski said Wednesday. “The last two or three weeks, apparently he had become delusional.”

Call SFPD if you can help.

Did mythical boogeyman Slender Man deface this Muni public hearing notice?

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I mean, we already know he lives in the Mission.

[Photo by Mr. Pickles, via It's Always Sunny in San Francisco]

It’s funny how many grumpy complainers are mad that Dolores Park is reopening

Last night we published the news that Dolores Park is finally set to reopen its north side on June 18th (yay!) and then we posted it to our Facebook page with some appropriate emoji:

The news promptly got 75+ likes and at least 30 shares — indicators that this was popular news. But then look at the comments section:

What a bunch of grumpy complainers! You guys really need a sunny afternoon in the park!!

Memorial for Ted Gullicksen

The Director of the San Francisco Tenants Union, Ted Gullicksen, died suddenly in his home the night of October 13th or morning of October 14th. There will be a memorial service this coming Sunday at Mission High. I didn’t know Ted personally, but when my mom and I were wrongfully evicted during dotcom1, the SF Tenants Union was very supportive. Ted and the Union have provided assistance to so many San Francisco residents over the years.

More about the memorial and Ted here. Donations in his memory can be made to the Tenants Union, or to the fund for Falcor, his dog, who needs medical care.

Here’s a photo of Jared Leto hanging out in the Mission today

[Photo by Bryn Newman, via Eater SF]

Young Rocky

Somebody came up to me in a bar the other night and said, “Duuuuude, check out young Rocky!” See for yourself: