DNA Lounge: Wherein there are Two SoMas... and they have a plan.

There are entirely too many lawyers in my life. When you have this exchange: "Did you talk to the lawyer today?" "Which one?" Well, that's a good indication that your life has taken a wrong turn.

(And no, we don't have the damned permit yet. I keep hitting reload on the ABC site waiting for that "48" to turn into a "47" and no matter how many times I click, it keeps not changing.)

I've finally gotten around to reading (ok, skimming) the Eastern SoMa and Western SoMa Redevelopment Plans (big PDFs: East, West.) Mostly it sounds pretty reasonable. Lots of high-minded Civic Planning with a capital P. It all seems very pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, which I think is great. If this goes through, it sounds like we'll be getting wider sidewalks in front of DNA Lounge, which would be awesome. It's not clear to me if this means that all the street parking on 11th St. would disappear, though. I've got mixed feelings about that. The plan also includes better transit service down Folsom and 11th.

I think it's funny that both documents, when they wanted a photo to illustrate the concept of "mixed use neighborhood", both used a photo taken directly in front of DNA Lounge, of the condos and tire shop, even though they painted over that awesome tire in 2006.

Come to Hubba Hubba's Creepshow Peepshow tomorrow!



Completely awesome cartoon octopus chase sequence!

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If ever there was a time for a zombie flash mob...

...this is that time.
"On Saturday, Aug 16, the city will conduct a "Weapons of Mass Destruction" emergency drill from 9 am to noon at the latest. Piers 30 and 32 are on board for the ride, though we've also heard that there will be two simulated nuclear attacks, the first around 10 a.m. at 555 California Street, and the second around 1 at 1 Post Street."

Update: More details.


Cake Wrecks

cake_wrecks is really something.

Wherein my thought process goes:

"There's a blog about this? WTF?"
"And it's extensive!"
"Oh, you Internets. Is there nothing you can't do?"

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