Posts tagged ‘Market Street’

May 4, 2011

All Eyes on A Bear Knows Photos Brendan McWeeney

by Accidental Bear
I spotted Brendan McWeeney bounding over chairs and crawling to the floor to capture the best moments of Bob Mould’s performance at Swedish Music Hall on Market Street, SF. Later to find to out that I have admired his photographs before as they appeared on friends of a friend of a friend of a friends Facebook page, you get it. Who needs the CIA anymore I tracked him down via the internet and pleased to find a sweet collection of his work ranging from architecture, landscapes, sports, travel and live music.  I personally feel like he rocks, no  pun intended, at grabbing just the right moments at live music shows and the results are evident.

I asked him what his dream gig would be. Brendan say’s  “As far as a dream gig goes. I’m not 100% sure what that would be. This year it’s to shoot a large festival, I don’t know what my goal will be next year. Ultimately the goal is to be published in a national news outlet, either some big rock or hip hop or general music magazine or blog. I know that’s a ways off though.” I say dream big, big boy (FYI, Brendan is a big hunk of burning Ginger love = side note). I have been around the block enough to notice when a photographer has an eye for “the”  shot, and Brendan is a natural. Looking forward to seeing more of his work in the future. Become a fan of his on Facebook and keep up on his current projects and be sure to √ i like. From Brendan to you, Bear hugs!

Take a peek at the goods.


My passion for photography began in high school. It is there I learned how to shoot and develop b&w film. It is also where I learned to truly “make” a photograph. To this day, I get a rush from freezing a moment in time and sharing my view of the world with others.

My 13 year career in Visual Design has honed my eye for composition, as well as capturing the personality of a subject and conveying the emotion of a scene.

As a photographer I am as comfortable in the field as I am in my studio. I have the experience and approachable professionalism that enable me to capture just the right images for myself and my clients

Check out his dynamic work out at Bears Know Photos

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February 23, 2011

Personally Divided by Traders Joe’s SF Castro

by Accidental Bear

Personally I LOVE Trader Joe’s. Pretzels wrapped in seaweed, dipped in chocolate, rolled in dirt and prayed on by shaman monks ( Ok, I made that product up, but they do have some ridiculously healthy ODD yum-yums). Having no car, I was secretly rooting for TJ’s on Market Street in the Castro district of San Francisco. But I may have now changed my mind and here are 2 reasons why. Molie Stones opening on 18th Street and Whole Foods near Church/ Market. While you all were fighting  over the prized spot in Castro ( thats been emoty for how many years now??) these two other high end markets beat you to it so now we have NO NEED FOR TRADER JOE”S  in Castro.


via Bay Area Reporter

Tensions flare over Trader Joe’s parking

by Matt Baume

A packed meeting of the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association Monday, February 14 addressed a proposed Trader Joe’s in the former Tower Records building in the Castro, leaving many neighbors divided over the project.

“It’s a market we’ve been trying to get into for many years, probably since the late 1990s,” Doug Yokomizo, Trader Joe’s general counsel and vice president of real estate, told the Bay Area Reporter . He anticipates a Planning Commission meeting by April.

But neighbors expressed concern over parking and transit, particularly in light of a draft traffic study that found that the store would draw 2,100 to 2,500 cars per day, or 160 to 190 per hour.

Those cars would require 1,050 to 1,250 parking spaces per day, but the building’s garage can only accommodate 209 per day, the study says. On-street parking in the area is limited. The building is at Market and Noe streets.

Several nearby intersections are already rated “Level F” by the city, the poorest possible rating for congestion and delays.

Among other modifications, the project would convert the sidewalk into a loading area for tractor-trailers parked on the street, potentially blocking the bike lane.


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