What are some things in either city that we shouldn't miss [touristy or otherwise]? Record stores (we've got Amoeba covered)? Good places to get a brew, brah? What about music venues? Favorite restaurants? Coffee? Anything would be helpful at this point, since we don't know what we're doing.
We'd also be up for hanging out, FAPing, whatever with anyone in the area. Thanks!
― stolenbus (stolenbus), Thursday, 3 July 2003 01:42 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:10 (sixteen years ago) link
― Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:30 (sixteen years ago) link
― electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:30 (sixteen years ago) link
― Clarke B. (stolenbus), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:34 (sixteen years ago) link
There's a couple of ferry/harbor cruises that give you a great view of things. Can't recommend directly by name, however. I know, i'm useless.
City Lights bookstore? Yeah, you should hit that too.
Isotope Lounge on i think Noriega is a great comic shop, if you're into that sort of thing.
You could always go score at Golden Gate Park, too. That's good for a chuckle...
― Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:50 (sixteen years ago) link
And, oddly enough, there is an excellent Japanese restaurant down at the Pier 39 (ir whatever) tourist mecca - hidden about two blocks down from the Ripley's museum - on the same side of the road - beautful - traditional service - a real treat.
― I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link
And check-out Glide Memorial Church, in the tenderloin - wonderful, beautiful, a bit scary, and it's one of the few places in the U.S. that you can share your pew with TVs and prostitutes and dominatrixes and so forth - I love it!
― I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Thursday, 3 July 2003 04:01 (sixteen years ago) link
http://www.asianart.org/ the asian musuem is wonderful, almost encyopedic and one of the best buildings in a long time.
― anthony easton (anthony), Thursday, 3 July 2003 04:05 (sixteen years ago) link
― jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 3 July 2003 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link
And what's the name of that restaurant on the highway that looks right over the ocean? My mom and brother and I almost got thrown out of there for causing a drunken ruckus.
― Neudonym, Thursday, 3 July 2003 04:11 (sixteen years ago) link
record stores:amoeba (haight/stanyan)aquarius (21st/valencia)open mind (oak/divisadero)
brew brah:toronado (haight/fillmore)kilowatt (16th/albion)zeitgeist (13th/valencia)call 415-863-8350 and make a reservation for the anchor brewery tour, best deal in town (ie, free and plentiful beer).
music venues:hemlock (polk/hemlock)bottom of the hill (17th/missouri)379 40th st (oakland)
music listings:zumonlinethe list
art:the luggage store (market/6th)5024 (fillmore/waller)111 minna
restaurants:el castillito (church/duboce) cheap mexicanfarolito (24th/mission) cheap mexicanhotei (9th/irving) mid price ramen houseindian oven (haight/fillmore) mid price indiankay cheung (jackson/ross) cheap dim sumpakwan (16th/guerrero) cheap pakistanipowells (hayes/octavia) cheap soul food/fried chickensawa (divisadero/hayes) mid price eritreanshimo (25th/clement) mid price japanesethep phanom (haight/waller) mid price thaiyummy yummy (11th/irving) cheap pho house
uh... i can go on and on here...
this is a start let me know what else you want. i can get the MSP to add some east bay recommendations as he is more familiar with that area than i am...
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 05:19 (sixteen years ago) link
more record stores:grooves (1797 Market) -- all vinylgroove merchant (687 Haight St) -- all vinyl. soul, jazz, breaks. kinda like a west coast dusty groovestreet light (3979 24th St @ Noe) & (2350 Market St @ Castro)
more food:la taqueria (mission @ 25th) -- my favorite carne asada burritosbean bag (hayes @ divisidero) -- cheap good pasta. get the triesteasqew grill (1607 haight) -- amazing skewers and mashed potatoescha cha cha (upper haight near amoeba) -- great tapas and sangria
don't miss the Exploratorium. hands on science experiments. cool shit. makes you feel like a kid again.
― JasonD (JasonD), Thursday, 3 July 2003 07:13 (sixteen years ago) link
― Clarke B., Thursday, 3 July 2003 07:23 (sixteen years ago) link
and i know we've named specific places where you'd go, but there are great areas to go shopping in.
obviously there's Haight. Upper Haight (from masonic to stanyan) is a 5-6 block area of commodified rebellion. record stores, food, clothing, tattoos. yada yada. Lower Haight (webster to scott) is a little less compacted, but has a few record stores (more on the dj side of stuff), restaurants, and flea market-y kindsa places.
Union Square is where all the name brand kinda stores are. lotsa department stores, nike town, mall-ish kinda stuff. but there are maybe 5-10 square blocks of shopping and eating there's also a Rasputins music and a Virgin Megastore. and Blondies, next to rasputin, is probably one of the best pizza joints in town.
the castro has a bunch of stuff to do (records, food), but i wouldn't really go shopping for clothes there unless you wanna look like you went shopping at International Male
and then in Berkeley, across the bay bridge, there's Telegraph Ave, which is kinda like upper Haight. there's an Amoeba, Rasputins and Blondies there too.
(you can see from my recomendations the only things i spend my money on are music and food)
― JasonD (JasonD), Thursday, 3 July 2003 07:51 (sixteen years ago) link
you guys gonna rent a car? napa/sonoma are 1 hour's drive north. let me know if you want recommendations for vineyards.(my favorite tasting room that i'd recommend for you young hipster dudes is bonny doon in santa cruz... about 90 minutes south of SF)
best pizza:tomasso's (broadway/montgomery) - ranked top 5 pizzas in the USA by i forget whozachary's (rockridge and n. berkeley - east bay) - unbelievable deep dish / stuffed pies
decent clothes shopping in the castro: Rolo but find a $ugar daddy first.
the mission district has decent shopping/peoplewatching between 16th and 24th streets bordered east/west by mission and valencia. bars/restaurants/shops (aquarius is here, as are some of the tacquerias mentioned above).
haight street between masonic and stanyan draws the line between hippy and hipster.
north beach (columbus between filbert and jackson and adjacent blocks) is nice on a sunny day, washington square park, st. peter/paul cathedral, italian cafes, some funny record stores: 101 records, the basement of 513 green st. @ grant is probably the only record store of it's kind in existance. there is one small block of hipsterism around powell and columbus.
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link
― Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Thursday, 3 July 2003 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link
Frjtz on Hayes street is awesome Belgian fries, and BPM right next door is maybe the city's best dance-music specialist (smallish place, but they'll let you listen to anything in stock, CDs as well as vinyl)
Also more online listings:flavorpilltransbay calendar
― Paul will not be in Santa Cruz in August (Paul in Santa Cruz), Thursday, 3 July 2003 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link
― anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Thursday, 3 July 2003 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link
― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 3 July 2003 16:27 (sixteen years ago) link
Now that I'm (kind of) a native, I can recommend a Greek restaurant called Kokkari..."something" in the Financial District, but it's not cheap.
The coffee in Berkeley all smells amazing. Try it for me, as it looks like I'm off the evil bean indefinitely, damnit.
I expect Sean to pop up and recommend Jardiniere in Hayes Valley, as he usually does. ;)
If it's a nice day, get a ferry over to Sausalito, but don't bother getting off. It's full of rats.
― Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 3 July 2003 17:02 (sixteen years ago) link
Nob Hill = MUST SEE: grace cathedral park (nabisco and chris v. *cry* on cue). also: fancy hotels, aristocratic history of last 150 years of SF, good views, in between union square and china town but it's a hike. the fairmont hotel has a super cheezy (but fun! or ?) tiki bar that has a decent happy hour... $5-6 but very potent drinks.
Potrero Hill:not too much to see, but if you go to Bottom Of The Hill head up to 18th street between Connecticut and Arkansas, there is a couple good shops/restaurants/cafes... i recommend the coffee place (have no idea what it's called) and Eliza's for reasonable "gwai lo" style Hunan/Mandarin hybrid. Very good. Not sure how authentic you want your chinese food but this is good for SF-style. just west down mariposa from the bottom of the hill is the parkside another great bar that has good live music sometimes.
The Tenderloin:The seedy underbelly of SF. Don't let it scare you, it's actually pretty mellow despite a high-profile of crime (sex/drugs). Lots of music happenings here: The Great American Music Hall (capacity 800), the Hemlock, the Edinburgh Castle (sometimes great shows/readings upstairs). Naan & Curry (o'farrell/leavenworth) is a easy/great/cheap indian. the big vietnamese place (i'm blanking on the name) on geary/larkin is not bad, the spicy shrimp appetizer will probably blow your head off if you're into that sort of thing.
inner sunset:centered around 9th/irving lots of shops/restaurants cafes, more of a residential neighborhood. i recommended a couple asian restaurants in this area for good reason.
inner richmond:across golden gate park from the sunset, there is some great shopping to be done on clement street... try green apple books (clement/5th), the best bookstore in SF, they have music too. there's lots of restaurants/large theatres (balboa/coronet) in this area too...
castro:if you go to the cafe du norde for a show, head up market until it just can't get any queerer. in the mid-70s the castro replaced polk street as cruiser central and there's no turning back now. the castro theatre is the nicest theater i've set my foot in, excellent arty indie-friendly programming (i've seen yo la tengo and superchunk score silent films here)... beautiful beaux arts bronzework inside, you won't be treated to the pipe organist during matinees, but the evening program is worth coming early for the wurlitzer short performance.
[sidenote - excellent rep/revival theatres:the red vic - haight/coleroxie cinema - 16th/valencia [kindly note: check back on this link in two weeks]
PacBellParkHome of your SF Giants. Even if you hate baseball, you will have a good time at PacBell Park. Sitting along the bay a short walk/Muni ride from downtown, you can get standing room tickets for $8 and sneakily find a seat and enjoy the game. Food/drink is expensive but try the bratwurst/hot dogs with grilled onions at the stand around section 104/105 ($4-$6) if that's your scene. Unless you go on Sunday, you stand a good chance of seeing the greatest player in the game (ever?) hit a homerun into the bay. (Aug 5-10;19-24)
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:10 (sixteen years ago) link
― stolenbus (stolenbus), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:18 (sixteen years ago) link
― Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:19 (sixteen years ago) link
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― JasonD (JasonD), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:31 (sixteen years ago) link
that being said, i still find some great stuff in the bargain bins at amoeba (which are bigger than most stores inventories) it's just so colossal and chaotic that it scares away most people.
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:47 (sixteen years ago) link
― Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link
― JasonD (JasonD), Thursday, 3 July 2003 19:29 (sixteen years ago) link
― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 3 July 2003 19:36 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 19:43 (sixteen years ago) link
― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 3 July 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:01 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link
― DV (dirtyvicar), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:41 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:44 (sixteen years ago) link
(I kid, I kid - post-burst SF is actually supremely pleasant again)
― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:56 (sixteen years ago) link
― donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link
i went back a few weeks later and had the worst experience in my entire life. bad service, a waitress that wispers even though the music is loud, and she has a tongue ring and has a lisp so you can't understand her even if she did speak up. they made us sit at a super small table (like 2 square feet) for 5 people. and half of the table had this artsy rock formation in the middle of it. we had to put our drinks on the ground because there wasn't enough room. the food was good, but the service was bad, which made the food kinda bad.
moral of story is, go there with gygax or don't go there at all.
― JasonD (JasonD), Thursday, 3 July 2003 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link
― donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 3 July 2003 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link
― jameluc, Thursday, 3 July 2003 21:12 (sixteen years ago) link
well, better than smogville. i did inform you that i might be relocating , stop rubbing it in. (JasonD please treat as CONFIDENTIAL! PLEASE)
wrt "the boom"!: The boom wasn't so bothersome (so long as you ignored the establishments that catered to the boomers...) i mean really spencer, nothing says "dotcom SF" like foreign cinema:
"We were kind of the place for the chic, young, Prada-wearing, cell phone-carrying, CNBC-watching crowd, and for a while we were packed every night," explained Bruce McDonald, owner of the Foreign Cinema restaurant in San Francisco's Mission district.
Foreign Cinema, located in a spacious warehouse, complete with a wall-sized movie screen for diners' entertainment, used to serve 400 people a night. That number fell to as few as 30 late last year, as unemployment in the Internet sector mounted and surviving dot-com companies started watching their pennies.
To try to win back customers, Foreign Cinema recently revamped its pricey French Bistro menu to offer somewhat lower priced American comfort food like pork chops.
The film fare has changed, from esoteric foreign films to some cheerier all-American musicals like "Singing in the Rain." Comfort entertainment to go with the comfort food, which it is serving in increasingly large portions.
Foreign Cinema sees its moves as critical to its survival. It wants to reach out to an older, somewhat less stylish crowd that may not have money to burn but has enough to eat out from time to time.
"I do mourn the old days," McDonald said. "Life was a hell of a lot easier and you could count on a lot of money coming in. Now you have to work hard for it."
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link
― gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 July 2003 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link
berkeley, university ave and shattuck.
straight off the downtown berkeley bart.
modlang (www.modlang.com) - for latest uk imports. lot's of garage and psych stuff. very pop-oriented.
the comic store next to modlang rocks. i can't remember the name.
crepes a go-go... my favorite crepe place in the bay. i like it because it's not as frou frou as all those dumbass gourmet places. the (dark) chocolate, banana, coconut crepe is just perfect in semi-sweetness, texture, and fillingness.
there's a lot more in this area foodwise, etc. great china. sushiboat (or sushico). thai e sun.
if you head north on shattuck you find the gourmet ghetto where nouveau cuisine came from. the cheese board is the shit there for breads and cheeses. there's a deli next to a pegasus books that also rocks. barney's burgers is good. cha'am on shattuck is really really good thai.
berkeley... telegraph and durant
a 10 minute stroll up from downtown berkeley BART...
amoeba - the berkeley location doesn't have as good a used selection but the new stuff is just as together and it's a block down from rasputin's, which is another large store that isn't amoeba haight, but still decent. rasputins has a BUTTLOAD of seven inches. that's right. a buttload. both of these stores are also in the telegraph area of berkeley which has both moe's and cody's books, and more ... plus lot's of great food.
cafe intermezzo has awesome pbhb sandwiches...peanut butter honey and banana on big, thick wheat bread. the salads there are easily two meals and really good.
blue nile... great egyptian food.
top dog on durant is a favorite for hot dogs and stuff.
king pin donut on durant will make you fat with glee. the buttermilk donuts are pretty awesome. it's also on the end of the asian hallway... where you can pretty much get fast food asian of many different varieties. some better than others... but generally edible.
this area's also pretty well hooked up with vintage clothing stores and stuff and lot's of street vendors with all the dirty hippie hook ups you could possibly want.
Rockridge at college ave... off Rockridge Bart station.
great food... zacharay's deep dish chicago pizza is the shit.
pearl of siam is decent thai.
cactus taqueria is one of my favorite burrito joints... it's right off the bart there. it's probably not authentic enough... but it's all natural and way good.
barney's is there if you want burgers and shakes and curly fries that rock.
there's a dreyers ice cream store here. yum!
also on this stop is pendragon books... a small place that's pretty well packed... and another book store that's south on college on the right that i can't remember the name. both are very tasteful and have a great collection of the latest bits.
saturn records kicks ass. it's a small crowded place. there's a small section of spockmorgue weirdo stuff you can't find most places. it's also one of the best place in the bay area to find collector's vinyl. if you wanna tempt yourself with $30 trips to rarity heaven, saturn will probably do you right. i also like it cause they've got very condensed sections of certain types of music. pan through their punk section and you'll find the best of the best. you won't find the latest or the rare name... but there's a quality you usually don't find at most stores in the area.
i could describe a few other hoods... but but but... m.
― msp, Friday, 4 July 2003 00:03 (sixteen years ago) link
― stolenbus (stolenbus), Friday, 4 July 2003 00:12 (sixteen years ago) link
Also, I always eat at a Barney's whenever I'm in the Bay Area. The curly-fries are great for hangovers!
― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 4 July 2003 00:14 (sixteen years ago) link
― Clarke B. (stolenbus), Friday, 4 July 2003 04:40 (sixteen years ago) link
RIP that big column in the middleI saw Iced Earth there the first time I came to the US to meet Mr Veg ...
― terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 21 March 2020 00:11 (one week ago) link
Saw a show there on the 9th, actually. Cult of Luna headlined a great triple bill. Had to have been one of their last. My ears were ringing for days even having had earplugs in.
― beard papa, Saturday, 21 March 2020 00:11 (one week ago) link
Saw Magma there a couple of years ago, last show I saw was Built To Spill. Always had a good time at Slim's...
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 21 March 2020 00:53 (one week ago) link
Last show I saw there was Seefeel in November. Not a bad way to see it out.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:25 (one week ago) link
RIP -- my only Slim's show was Boredoms w/Hovercraft, late 90s.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:40 (one week ago) link
Ride, Slowdive, Saint Etienne, The La's, Primal Scream, MBV, Suede, Red House Painters and tons I already forgot about. I always hated those poles and the walk back to Market Street to catch the 7 bus. I won't miss it really.
― svend, Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:59 (one week ago) link
Primal Scream? When was that?
― Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:22 (one week ago) link
Probably a long time ago, during 92 or around there. Sure think it was Slims.
― svend, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:29 (one week ago) link
Oh wow screamadelica tour!
― Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:30 (one week ago) link
Would have been amazing to see that tour in that small of a venue -- it was the Palladium in LA (the same show that's on the deluxe reissue).
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:34 (one week ago) link
Out of all those bands I mentioned, I think Suede was the best live, it really was amazing to see a band on their way up internationally in avenue like that.
― svend, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:39 (one week ago) link
Oh, I think I saw Suede on that tour at a similar size venue in Boston. 1993? One of my first shows when I moved to SF was Mr. T Experience at Slims.
The Magma show was soooooo good. I also saw the Teenage Jesus & the Jerks reunion show, and then, yeah, I saw Death Grips there ... Mike Patton accidentally (?) groped my friend's butt at that show.
― sarahell, Saturday, 21 March 2020 03:12 (one week ago) link
According to friends they're handing out $500 tickets in SF for social distancing infractions.Wire on the Red Barked Tree tour at Slim's was memorable. It was the last night of their tour, I figured they'd be phoning it in ... they did not.
― lukas, Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:06 (one week ago) link
Shame. I passed out in the crowd at a Liars show years ago and the staff and manager were very kind to me
― brimstead, Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:09 (one week ago) link
I dunno, the check cashing place on 20th and mission was packed this afternoon, no one was handing out tickets. And i passed a phalanx of motorcycle cops a block before.
― Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:49 (one week ago) link
My wife saw MBV there during the Loveless tour. That place does not have friendly acoustics for that kind of music.
― akm, Saturday, 21 March 2020 17:17 (one week ago) link
Yeah tbh the sound in there was not great. All those bricks.
― Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 17:31 (one week ago) link
RIP -- my only Slim's show was Boredoms w/Hovercraft, late 90s.― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, March 20, 2020 6:40 PM (yesterday)
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, March 20, 2020 6:40 PM (yesterday)
Yeah that was a great set (VCN tour, last tour with Yamamotor). I caught the Boredoms playing Slims 4x: 94 w/ TFUL282 & then 02 (2 shows!).
I saw Afghan Whigs & Teenage Fanclub in 92 circa Congregation/Bandwagonesque. You'd think the place would've been packed but it was half-empty at the peak attendance.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 21 March 2020 19:04 (one week ago) link
Was interesting doing my (til now) usual Saturday morning shopping run at the Ferry Building and farmers' market there. Almost everything in the building itself is closed -- exceptions are Golden Gate Butcher, Acme Bread, El Porteno, Stonehouse Olive Oil, Frog Hollow, maybe one other thing and I'm pretty positive that was about it. Plus the fellow who sells biscuits at his stall near Peet's, but he says next week will be it for him anyway, he's switching to a separate stand-alone location -- terrible timing on the one hand, on the other, probably safer and more stable anyway! I'd say only about half the farmer's market stalls were there -- got what I needed but even though the BART ride there and back was safe enough (plenty of space, barely anyone on the cars), kinda glad the Mission market is scheduled to start next Thursday for the year. Between that, Bi-rite and my local spots, so long as the supply chains run I'll still have produce at least. But overall everything was just that little more quieter and strange this morning.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:40 (one week ago) link
yeah Shakey I haven't known these friends to be liars, on the other hand you'd think there'd be more chatter about this if it was happening.
went for a bike ride today and part of me wished they were handing out citations - way too many people ignoring spacing. pedestrians, cyclists, everywhere. was really looking forward to getting up to Marin but given how people were behaving, didn't seem safe :(
of course there's no way to go grocery shopping and preserve spacing, which i do multiple times a week. and that's in an enclosed space. i dunno.
― lukas, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:42 (one week ago) link
My local farmer's market is at the DMV, they have the whole parking lot, last week they crammed it into the same space it always uses.
― svend, Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:33 (one week ago) link
Anyone know the best place for donations of masks and gloves? I think I might have a stash of n95s at work (I’m supposed to use them when I handle the dyes but I never do)
― just1n3, Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:39 (one week ago) link
I got an email saying UCSF students are at 18th & Dolores 10-3 today collecting PPE for healthcare workers. Sorry I don't have better info- it was a screenshot of an instagram post...
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:43 (one week ago) link
Thanks! I’ll look in to that
― just1n3, Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:58 (one week ago) link
see also: https://www.mask-match.com/
― that's not my post, Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:04 (one week ago) link
xp or closer to where you live -- Kaiser in Oakland is looking, I think. They are also taking donations at Omni in N. Oakland
― sarahell, Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:10 (one week ago) link
though a drive to San Francisco sounds kinda awesome and surreal because of non-existent traffic
― sarahell, Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:11 (one week ago) link
There's a list here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1txEanDkIrJ5GNfSk-zlXkTlB-bQPNRN_Y69qEwmdme8/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR1A6TrHCQ9TttNJbb1kB6b2Xot4DCem-z6DVXUR4V5qToUboOr-50D7h6g&sle=true#gid=1268208487
― lukas, Monday, 23 March 2020 04:04 (one week ago) link
(that is, places to donate masks and gloves)
― lukas, Monday, 23 March 2020 04:05 (one week ago) link
There were way too many people out this weekend. Every parking lot & staging area in the east bay hills was packed.
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 23 March 2020 15:17 (one week ago) link
I guess I'm guilty of that - I figured going for a hike out in the hinterlands on mt. tam wouldn't involve other people (and tbf we didn't congregate in any crowds or anything) but yeah there were a lot of people who had the same idea, we passed lots of people on the trails.
― Οὖτις, Monday, 23 March 2020 15:32 (one week ago) link
I think going out is fine if you keep your distance. It's the people that don't that pissss me off.
And in some cases I think you have to admit that it's just not possible. That's the reason I didn't ride across the GGB this weekend, just no way to keep six feet on that bridgeway, especially the way people are behaving.
― lukas, Monday, 23 March 2020 17:05 (one week ago) link
I went to TJ at Stonestown yesterday, and they were only allowing a certain number of people in at a time.
― Archaeopteryx Morgan M.D. (Leee), Monday, 23 March 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link
that's every grocery store, I think. And if not, it should be.
We went to Rainbow on Saturday and stood in line for like 20 minutes to get in, but once in it wasn't too bad. Got to talk to a couple of the workers we regularly chat with, which was good.
― Οὖτις, Monday, 23 March 2020 20:22 (one week ago) link
I didn't see that in the local coop that I also go to. :\
― Archaeopteryx Morgan M.D. (Leee), Monday, 23 March 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link
Schools now closed until 5/1.
― DJI, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:14 (six days ago) link
SF school district? they haven't announced berkeley yet that I saw but they have informally warned it's not coming back this year.
― akm, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:23 (six days ago) link
― Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:26 (six days ago) link
ok, here now too. so I assume entire bay area.
― akm, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:41 (six days ago) link
newsom just said prepare for 12 weeks of distancing. Not sure when the start time for that is, but that takes us to June.
― akm, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:53 (six days ago) link
here come the layoffs
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 20:03 (six days ago) link
jesus. my gf's business has been closed since the first day but funny enough she still has to pay rent. this is a death sentence.
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 21:38 (six days ago) link
layoffs at your place SM?
we just cut contractors, most of them offshore who already work for big consulting companies so hopefully they'll get reassigned. but I work for a company that has cash and can afford to retain people. funnily enough I was very close to quitting this job and going anywhere else a month ago. All my second round interviews at places are now in limbo.
― akm, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 23:23 (six days ago) link
Yeah, probably closer to furloughs than layoffs, but it's going to be incredibly disruptive.
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 23:32 (six days ago) link
spouse is already laid off as of last week
― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 23:33 (six days ago) link
SF city attorney moves to shut down 'illegal party' scheduled for Friday...The party was being planned by Set San Francisco, which Herrara called a "rogue event promoter." The group was selling up to 200 non-refundable tickets, though the venue's website said the space is closed because of the city's shelter-in-place order.The event promoter later told KTVU he himself has coronavirus, and had difficulty officially canceling the event due to online "technical glitches" and the fact that he's been sleeping 16 hours a day.
The party was being planned by Set San Francisco, which Herrara called a "rogue event promoter." The group was selling up to 200 non-refundable tickets, though the venue's website said the space is closed because of the city's shelter-in-place order.
The event promoter later told KTVU he himself has coronavirus, and had difficulty officially canceling the event due to online "technical glitches" and the fact that he's been sleeping 16 hours a day.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 23:51 (six days ago) link
well, that's definitely what NOT to do in San Francisco
― sarahell, Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:26 (five days ago) link