Posts tagged ‘SFist’

June 28, 2011

San Francisco Street Sheets; What the Hell Are They? Who, What, and Why gets Answered

by Accidental Bear

While tramping around the streets of San Francisco, whether in the Castro, Downtown, Civic Center, The Haight and all other neighborhoods, it is most likely at the most awkward of times, you have been approached by what looks like a possible homeless person asking/shouting, “Street Sheet. Spare Money or whatever you can. Street Sheet.” Like a well weathered street-walker, I am numb to these distractions and pounce past the, “Street Sheets” calls with little of no acknowledgment.

The STREET SHEET is a publication of the Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco. The Coalition on Homelessness was formed in 1987 to foster the active participation of homeless and low-income San Francisco residents and front-line staff in the struggle for economic and social justice. Through an integrated approach that combines outreach, peer support, leadership development, public education, advocacy, and community organizing, the COH works to defend homeless and low-income people from attacks on their rights and their persons, while advocating for permanent solutions to homelessness that take into account not only poverty’s devastating effects, but also its root causes.

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February 21, 2011

SFist Makes it easy for you; Noise Pop Preview and Day By Day Festival Planner

by Accidental Bear

The Official SFist Noise Pop Preview and Day By Day Festival Planner: Do It Right or Be Bummed


by Erick Pressman at SFist

Ah yes, its the end of February. The weather is awful, the Giants are in Arizona, which means its time for the annual Noise Pop Festival! Now in its nineteenth year, Noise Pop has grown from a couple of shows around San Francisco to a week long, Bay Bridge spanning extravaganza not only featuring live music, but photography installations, poster art shows, and music documentary screenings.

Past Noise Pop artists have included national acts on their rise to infamy such as Death Cab For Cutie, the White Stripes, Rilo Kiley, Wolfmother, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, and Bright Eyes, and has been a champion of highlighting local Bay Area bands such as Wallpaper, The Morning Benders, Saviours, Greg Ashley, and Rogue Wave.

This year’s line up is shaping up to be killer, and we’re here to help you navigate through a schedule crammed full of a multi-media blitz of live bands, art, and movies to help carry you through this final stretch of Bay Area winter and into spring.



December 28, 2010

SFist Gift List: Islands of San Francisco (The Poster)

by Accidental Bear

Burrito Justice devised this whimsical yet ramrod pristine map of San Francisco parks and neighborhoods – including the noted blogger’s personal mission in life: the recognition of La Lengua – which can be yours for the holidays. Inspired by Kyle Sluder’s SOAS (Seattle on a Sheet), The Islands of San Francisco comes in three sizes: 23″ x 23″ ($25), 15″ x 15″ ($16) and 11″ x 11″ ($11).

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