Posts tagged ‘Task force’

April 18, 2011

Bye-Bye Queerty.com, We Will Miss you

by Accidental Bear

I was just logging on to one of my queer blog staples who had been “off line” for a week fixing emergency repairs, but they have shut their doors, closed up shop and gone. I’m dying to know why. My second favorite queer blog Towleroad, now my number 1, dives in for a closer look. On an up note, on the gay blog food chain, maybe Accidental Bear moves up a notch?

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LGBT BLOG QUEERTY CLOSES

Queerty

Following nearly a week in which LGBT blog Queerty was offline, its management has called it quits:

“After more than five years of serving the LGBT community with news and entertainment, Queerty has come to a close. The decision to shutter the site was not an easy one to make, and it is with great pain that we say goodbye to our loyal readership. From all of Queerty’s writers and contributors, from our first unto our last day, thank you for spending some time with us.”

In an email sent out yesterday by its owner David Hauslaib, some explanation was given for the shutdown:

As many of you know, last year Queerty partnered with the folks at 353Media to handle its operations. I transitioned out of my original role to make time to tackle some unrelated projects, and a trusted crew took the reins. Sadly last week, in a scenario that began with some technical headaches, has ended with 353 opting not to continue operating the site. It is a decision I was saddened to hear, and I worked to find an amenable solution that would keep Queerty online. That effort was unsuccessful.

I have watched web properties that I launched come to an close before, but Queerty’s end is certainly one of the hardest to see.

Queerty had cited “technical emergencies” for most of last week while publishing only a Twitter feed.

As someone familiar with both the satisfactions and the challenges that come with keeping up a day-to-day news blog, I can sympathize with the difficulties of letting go. We wish David and his team the best in their new endeavors.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/#ixzz1JtB9YVl1

February 26, 2011

One dead, one hurt in Mission District attacks

by Accidental Bear
San Francisco Assisi Church, Mission District,...

Image by Ed Bierman via Flickr

Excuse me but I’m a about to cuss

What the fuck is happening to my neighborhood. Daily I am hearing horror stories of muggings, murders, and stabbing. This infuriates me. Thankfully since I behave like an old man and not usually out of the house past 9pm , I am home when most of this violent crimes occur.  To all you gang bangers and low lifes preying on people : I am going to start carrying a pistol, mace, an machete m NUNCHUCKS and a whistle!

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via www.sfgate.com

San Francisco — A man was stabbed and seriously wounded while walking home in San Francisco’s Mission District early today, and another man was shot to death on a nearby street corner a half hour later, police said.

Officers had no evidence that the two attacks were related, said Sgt. Mike Andraychak, a police spokesman. He said the police Gang Task Force was investigating both incidents.

The stabbing was reported about 1:50 a.m. near 16th and Mission streets. The victim, a 28-year-old San Francisco man, had just left a bar and was walking home when four men in their early 20s confronted him, then stabbed him repeatedly and ran off, Andraychak said.

He said the victim told police in the hospital that the attackers were gang members who apparently mistook him for a member of a rival gang.

About 2:20 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot near the corner of 17th and Mission, Andraychak said. He was pronounced dead in the hospital at 4 a.m.

Witnesses saw a black SUV-type vehicle leaving the scene after the shooting, Andraychak said. He said police had no information about the reasons for the shooting and have made no arrests in either case.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/26/BAQA1HVEAA.DTL#ixzz1F7ixoes5