Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This SF home can be yours for $350,000

From SF Curbed


From Alice Bierman:

Sep 21, 2015: MTA is going to conduct a survey around SF General Hospital this week, so get the word out and ask people to take the survey and tell MUNI we don't want this change! It is important we let them know now! Thanks for all you do.

Sign the petition to stop Muni from rerouting the #33 bus.

"Cutting this part of the 33 bus service will create extreme hardship for many people. Those include but not limited to seniors using canes and walkers, people with physical difficulties, those who are feeling ill on their way to San Francisco General Hospital, people with disabilities (wheelchair users, visually impaired or blind, and those with different mobility issues), low income families, and parents with baby strollers. Cutting this part of the line means asking these riders to transfer to the always packed #9 bus, which also means too packed to be able to pick up wheelchairs, walkers and/or strollers. Some seniors and people with visual impairments have a difficult time navigating when making a transfer and this is the case when they are feeling fine; however, this is extra hard when they are feeling ill and have to get to the hospital..."

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The clock kid fraud: The real story


A plague of turquoise

Intercontinental Hotel

Turquoise is now an omnipresent color cliche embraced by architects and designers---and even by PBS with the Newshour's annoyingly "airy look" of its new set:

What turquoise means:

The color turquoise helps opening lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It is a friendly and happy color that is enjoying life. In color psychology, it controls and heals the emotions, creating emotional balance and stability. In this process, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster that goes up and down, until it balances itself.

On the other hand, too much turquoise can be a problem:

Too much turquoise in your life can overstimulate your mind and create emotional imbalance, which makes you either oversensitive or just the opposite. Too little turquoise in your life can make you hide your feelings, which will result in secrets and confusion about your direction in life. From a negative perspective, too much of the color turquoise can lead to emotional stress, lack of communication skills, unreliability and deception.

Maybe designers and architects are blocked at that pesky fifth chakra:

They need to get their goddam chakras aligned or cleaned or whatever and give us a break from the toxic level of turquoise in our environment.

Rincon Hill

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Oakland Coliseum: "slow-mo game of chicken"

Oakland Coliseum

...The underlying problem here, as it is in most stadium deals, is that Raiders owner Mark Davis wants a new building but doesn’t want to be the one to pay for it, and there’s no way for a city to agree to that without taking a several hundred million dollar loss. So we get a years-long stalemate until somebody blinks and agrees to get out their wallets, and it’s never the team owner, because where’s the upside for him in that?

Anyway, the Raiders aren’t any closer to getting a new stadium today, but then they weren’t very close last week either. Also, they’re no closer to moving to L.A. than they were last week. This is officially becoming the most slow-moving game of chicken ever.