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No foolin': Photo of “Shrimp Boy” riding high at Toy Boat Cafe

Yup, that’s the now infamous Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow who was arrested in the Leland Yee scandal last week.

The photo, which was posted on Chow’s Facebook page, shows him whooping it up on the mechanical horse at Clement Street’s Toy Boat Dessert Cafe.

Yet another rule Chow broke – no adults allowed on the Toy Boat horse!

Sarah B.

3:16 pm | Posted under Crime, Photos | 8 comments

Spotted: Majestic coyote at Lands End

A coyote at Lands End on March 24, 2014. Photo by Shua

Blog reader Shua sent us this photo of a coyote that he spotted on a stone staircase at Lands End on Monday evening.

Coyote sightings are becoming very common. SFGate outdoors writer Tom Stienstra estimates there may be as many as 100 living in San Francisco. Spottings have been reported in several spots in the Richmond District including Golden Gate Park, Mountain Lake Park, Sea Cliff, Lincoln Park, as well as in the neighboring Presidio.

If you see one, consider calling the hotline for coyote sightings that has been established at (415) 554-9400. This will help Rec & Park monitor the growing population and when needed, put up appropriate signage for dog owners and park visitors.

Sarah B.

5:03 am | Posted under Lands End, Photos, Wildlife | 15 comments

Photos: Heavy rains uproot a large tree onto a parked car

Reader Chantelle M. sent in these photos of a tree being removed on Clement near 44th Avenue on Friday.

Crews removed the tree in chunks, which had fallen onto the front end of a parked car and out into the roadway. As far as we know, no one was injured when the tree fell.

Sarah B.

11:24 am | Posted under Photos, Traffic, Weather | 2 comments

Uncovered: Old Vess Cola advertisement

Photo by Derek

Reader Derek stopped by the Internet Archive to drop off some old t-shirts this week and noticed that at the site of November’s fire, and old advertisement for Vess Cola has been uncovered.

Vess Cola, originally made by Vess Soda which was founded in 1916, is still in existence (manufactured by Cott). They make a variety of flavors including orange, cream, cherry cola, black cherry, pineapple, peach, piña colada, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry and kiwi-strawberry. Their slogan is “The Billion Bubble Beverage”.

The “Good?…it’s Perfect!” ad is on the side of the building adjacent to the Archive’s annex building near Clement and Funston, which has a restaurant, Taishan Cafe, on the ground floor and apartments above. The entire building has been closed off until repairs are made from the fire.

Sarah B.

Photo by Derek

5:01 am | Posted under Photos | 14 comments

Photo: Sunset at Sutro Baths

February 18, 2014. Photo by @cpak

4:21 pm | Posted under Photos | 1 comment

Photo: Magnificent magnolias at the Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss them!

Magnolias are in bloom at the SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Get there before March 1 to see them!

Sarah B.

8:37 pm | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Photos | Comments Off

Spotted: Bag pipes on 24th Avenue

Photo by @ms_emmalyon

Reader Amanda (@ms_emmalyon) spotted something unusual from her window around 10am on Monday morning – a kilted piper.

“He was very good!” she said. Maybe he was heralding the end of the rain? Or trying to call it back again?

Unfortunately his real reason for being there was more somber. Reader David H. tells us, “Sadly, he was warming up to play for a firefighter’s memorial service at the church on Geary.”

Sarah B.

5:15 am | Posted under Photos | 3 comments

Video: “Through Our Eyes” Richmond District photo project

Late last year, we told you about a photo project that took place at the Richmond District branch library called “Through Our Eyes: Visual Stories of the Richmond Neighborhood”.

The workshop was led by photojournalist Frederic Larson, who worked at the San Francisco Chronicle for thirty years, where he covered all types of assignments – from fires to football, earthquakes to celebrities.

Larson invited amateur photographers to come out and capture a visual snapshot of the Richmond District neighborhood by covering 18 square blocks in and around the library.

The video above highlights the project and its participants, which resulted in not only interesting photographs, but also some insights into the residents and our variety of cultures.

Librarian Dorothy Kimmel, who spearheaded the project, tells us some of the photos can be seen on the branch Facebook page, and that “in the near future I will post a slide show and two photo stories.”

Sarah B.

12:43 pm | Posted under Art, Photos | 2 comments