Saturday, July 16, 2011

The "boutique lifestyle" in Hayes Valley


Out of the mud grows the lotus, as Don Sherwood used to say. Amid the traffic jams and the accidents, a "lifestyle" blossoms. From the Chronicle:

"It's one of the few neighborhoods that really encourages the boutique lifestyle," says 29-year-old Jenny Chung, who opened Acrimony clothing boutique in Hayes Valley in 2008. "It's about well-curated shops and edgy designers with unique perspectives."

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Cyclist runs down pedestrian

Bicyclist runs red light, badly injures pedestrian
Henry K. Lee
SF Chronicle
July 16, 2011

(07-15) 12:28 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman crossing a street along San Francisco's waterfront was struck and seriously injured today by a bicyclist who ran a red light, police said.

The victim, who is in her 60s, was crossing the Embarcadero in a crosswalk with the green light at Mission Street when she was hit by the northbound bicyclist at about 8:30 a.m., said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.

The woman, whose name was not released, suffered a life-threatening head injury, Esparza said.

The bicyclist remained at the scene after the collision and was being interviewed by police, authorities said. The bicyclist's name was also withheld.

"Bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians need to be reminded on a daily basis of the importance of following rules of the road," Esparza said. "These rules are there for their safety."

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