Posts tagged ‘San Francisco Bay Area’

February 28, 2011

Is the Mission the New Bay View? More Murders, More Stabbings SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Man Clings To Life After Mission Shooting Sunday Night

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A San Francisco man was shot in the Mission district Sunday night and rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, a police sergeant said.

The 27-year old man was sitting in a car in the 1500 block of Alabama Street at Cesar Chavez at around 10:20 p.m. when suspects approached, shot the victim multiple times, and then drove away, Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

Police had no suspect or vehicle description as of 2 a.m. this morning but believe it could be gang related and are asking witnesses to come forward.

They are urging anyone with information to call the department’s gang task force at (415) 553-1401 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Weekend killings raise San Francisco homicide toll to 15 so far this year

The frigid weekend concluded with two fatal shootings and a stabbing that left a man struggling to stay alive, propelling The City’s homicide count to at least 15 this year.

San Francisco Police Department

The most recent killing happened around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police found Aldo Hernandez, 25, dead with gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of what was thought to be his own car near the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.

Hernandez was found near Dakota and 23rd streets, Sgt. Mike Andraychak said. He appeared to be the “intended target,” he said.

That discovery came two hours after a shooting at 25th and Connecticut streets, which is believed to be unrelated. The victim, a man in his 50s, is expected to survive.
Read more at the San Francisco Examinerhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/02/weekend-killings-raise-san-francisco-homicide-toll-15-so-far-year#ixzz1FKCZWy9m

Mission / Shooting: Earlier on Saturday/Friday night, another Aldo, 24-year-old Aldo Troncoso (a.k.a. Trigger) was murdered, gang-style, near 17th and Mission. A makeshift memorial has sprung up at the scene. [Examiner]

February 26, 2011

SF Snow was just a hoax, I’ll bet on it

by Accidental Bear
Put away your snow shoes and those perfectly laid out snow outfits you have laying across your bed. You bought that ridiculously expensive winter jacket 5 years and still have had a good chance to try it out in the snow? First off you’re lame because if you are a true San Franciscan , you know its all about the layers. You’ve also had fantasies of finding a winter boy friend and being cuddled up to the fire place listening to Frank Sinatra songs ( in your case probably listening to Stevie Wonders , Greatest Slow Songs Album). I will put  money down , that in my lifetime ( and I plan on living forever thanks to medical technology)  it will never snow in San Francisco. Shake on it!
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WEATHER

San Francisco Gets Way Too Excited About Snow

Adrian Chen — Forecasts call for snow this weekend in San Francisco. This has transformed the burrito-and-coffee-bloated populace into squealing schoolkids, breathlessly shooting their excitement around the Internet via Facebook-enabled shoes, or whatever’s hot in Silicon Valley these days:

The very possibility that San Francisco could see snowfall has led to a flurry of activity by online wiseacres. The Web site Isitsnowinginsfyet.com was set up to answer whether it was snowing in the city, and mock terror bounced around the Twittersphere…

Several Web sites also got into the fun, including the Bay Citizen, which labeled the mere idea of snow as “SnO.M.G.,” an apparent homage to both Valley girls and the East Coast‘s recent spate of blizzards, which were called Snowmageddon.

What are you smoking besides tons of medical marijuana, San Francisco? There’s reason we called it “Snowmageddon” here on the East Coast. Because snow is nothing to trifle with. It’s not a dainty icing atop your precious cupcake of a city. Snow is a crushing blanket of doom that will treacherously slick your streets and down your power lines right on top of an old lady carrying a baby. It is white death.

Any New Yorker will tell you the proper response to a snowstorm is complaining, followed by panic, followed by more complaining. [New York Times]

February 19, 2011

News Headlines that Grabbed me by the Boo boo

by Accidental Bear

I like running through the internet grabbing things that grab me by the balls, spark my interest or tingle me in one way or another. You’re Welcome!

CLICK AND LEARN

Learning To Embrace Mess And Chaos Through Yoga

Man’s First Best Friend Might Have Been A Fox

China’s ‘Go-To’ Typical American Guy

Weekend Preview: SF Weekend Preview: SF Bay Area’s Rainy Days

Court Allows Budapest Gay Pride March

Rufus Has a Baby

Navy Wrongly Accused Hazing Sailor

Mexico Markets First Gay Beer?

Ditto Honors Madonna in Video

Why Is Mean Obama Taking Away Doctors’ Right To Use Jesus In Avoiding Treatment Of Fags?

Cows For Equality: The Moo Moos Revolt Against Chick-fil-A

February 12, 2011

San Franciscos Baby-boom of High-End Health Food Stores

by Accidental Bear

Mollie Stones, Whole Foods , Trader Joes , etc are popping up everywhere these days in San Francisco neighborhoods. I am usually 100%  for these yummy specialty grocery stores. I look forward  to my occasional trips to Traders Joe, a treat, a pat on my back and reward myself with a bag of treats( I’m a TOTAL SUCKER for cool or “healthy” packaging). Now that these type grocery stores are becoming COMMON, will they loose their flare?

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Via sfist.com

Whole Foods Haight Almost Ready For Business

January 23, 2011

Surfer seriously injured at Mavericks surfing spot

by Accidental Bear

COWABUNGA!

(YEAH, I SAID IT, WHAT OF IT?)

By: Bay City News 01/22/11 2:44 PM
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A surfer was seriously injured Sunday morning at the spot where the Jay at Maverick’s surf contest is held. (AP file photo)

A surfer was seriously injured at the Mavericks surfing spot in Half Moon Bay this morning, a Coastside Fire Protection District battalion chief said.

Firefighters responded shortly before 10 a.m. to a report of a man who was injured at the famous surfing spot, located about a half-mile from Pillar Point Harbor, Battalion Chief Ari Delay said.

The surfer, who is about 30 years old, apparently wiped out on a wave and was found face down in the water by someone who was nearby and took him to shore, Delay said.

The man was not breathing and was unresponsive, but Good Samaritans helped turn him on his side to drain water from his airway. Shortly afterward, emergency responders arrived and performed CPR to revive him, Delay said.

The man was taken by medical helicopter to Stanford where he was reportedly in serious condition this afternoon, Delay said.

Read more at the San Francisco Examinerhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/01/surfer-seriously-injured-mavericks-surfing-spot#ixzz1BsgzCedU

 

December 19, 2010

All Eyes on: Flora Grubb

by Accidental Bear

 

Is it possible to want everything in one store? Flora Grubb would be my choice If I could play that old game show where people race through the grocery store with a shopping cart and shove as many things in as possible, and are timed. I don’t remember the name of show or point but that is  what I want to do at Flora Grubb. I’m guilty to say I recently bought a gift for someone there but kept it for myself. I CAN’T help it , they please my design aestetic to a T! ( my gay genes that is). I want the inside of my house to look like the outdoors , get it? Not in a homeless camp sort of way with pizza box mattress but the feel, of earth and life. Im at ease amongst plants. Take at trip to Flora Grubb, you will be pleased and leave with a million ideas of things you want to do with your yard and other living spaces!

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