A little part of Valencia goes to the Tenderloin

826 Valencia, to be precise. SF Weekly reports:

When a real estate broker told Tenderloin landlord Paul Boschetti that a nonprofit was interested in leasing his 172 Golden Gate Avenue property, he told the San Francisco Chronicle Thursday, Boschetti said, “No way. I’ve had it up to here with nonprofits.” But the landlord had a change of heart when he visited the original 826 Valencia. “When I saw what they were doing for the young people of the neighborhood, how much fun the kids were having, I immediately changed my mind,” Boschetti told the Chron. “If I was a kid I would like this kind of stuff myself.”

Aww. Read on for more of the story.

Art on our local billboards instead of advertisements

I think this project was originally only supposed to last through the end of last summer, but I guess it’s still going strong.

[Photo by Charles, via It's Always Sunny in San Francisco]

Dolores Park, 1935

[via Blondie's]

Check out Doc Pop’s trixel art Joy Division shirt

What’s trixel art, you ask? “…like pixel art, but with one less corner,” says Doc Pop, the designer of this design.

You may learn more about this shirt and also order one for yourself here.

Check out the great banner art at Friday’s City Hall protest

[via Mike Koozmin]

Is Burning Man stupid?

[via Omar]

What’s it like to be ‘A Woman in Tech’?


Writer and “former startup person” Kate Imbach (not pictured) tells us about it in a new story called “A Woman in Tech,” using a fictional world where animals (of varying spots on the food chain) run tech companies:

I’m the only female swan in the office of a very successful start-up. Vanity Fair and Fortunehave profiled our CEO, a handsome teenage grizzly bear. He has no idea what he’s doing. He lumbers around, throwing fish from the $100,000 custom aquarium (we still aren’t even profitable!) into his mouth, talking about how great salmon is for his fur while the rest of us fill out spreadsheets and make him rich. Only in San Francisco could you have a CEO who hibernates for six months a year.

The bear has a temper. If something displeases him during a meeting he roars and growls like a madman. During these outbursts I roll my eyes at the golden retrievers from sales while the bear’s assistant, an aggrieved sparrow, tries to feed him whichever cold-pressed juice BuzzFeed says is best for nerves. Watching a bird try to feed a bear an $8 bottle of juice is enough to keep a draft of my resignation letter in a secret folder, believe me.

The worm asks me to lunch almost every day, and occasionally out of professional decorum I feel obliged to eat with him. Last week as we waited for our orders in a café, he sank back into his sticky tube of a body, looked me up and down and asked, “Hey now, so how do you keep so fit?”

Ick. Read on for lots more.

[Photo by MCC]

Taking the fight inside City Hall

A mob of our neighbors is inside City Hall right now trying to convince Mayor Lee that evictions are wrong.

Kudos, neighbors! Follow along at #MissionTakesCityHall

[Photos by Plaza 16 Coalition and The COH]

Throwback Thursday: Hanging out at Pop’s 4 years ago

I saw at least one of those guys at Pop’s last night, and you can definitely still buy those Muni shirts by Sexpigeon (in a variety of color combinations) in the Sexpigeon shirt store, so, the more things change…

(Except: photos don’t look like those old Motorola RAZR photos anymore, too bad.)

‘Heathers the Musical’ coming soon to the Victoria Theatre

To be clear:

Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, the brainy and beautiful misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls for the dangerously sexy new kid, J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Tickets and lots more info here.