Monday, January 22, 2018

JUMP BIKES ON POLK STREET


JUMP Bikes, a dockless electric bikeshare company, has placed at least two electric bicycles on Polk Street between Pine and California.











Anyone can rent them and return them to the nearest utility pole or bike station.

For a much more complete and coherent description of this program, click here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/17/jump-bikes-to-launch-dockless-electric-bikeshare-in-san-francisco/



Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/22/18

Thursday, January 18, 2018

CANARY IN A COAL MINE OR FROG IN BOILING WATER?



This was a news item from January 9 last week.

On that day it was 117 degrees farhenheit in Sydney, Australia. It was so hot that hundreds of bats, aka flying foxes, died in the trees from the heat.


Photo from Newsweek


After I saw this, I kept thinking a corner has been turned in the global environment, and not a good one.

While human beings will probably survive the worst effects of climate change, I'm not so sure about the many other living creatures on the planet.



Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/18/18

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CLOSED TEMPORARILY – NARA SUSHI


Nara Sushi, a popular restaurant located at 1515 Polk,



is currently closed for remodeling and hopes to re-open in February 2018.





Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/16/18

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSINGS 2018: CITY CAR RENTAL






City Car Rentals at 1425 Bush Street has closed. According to the sign in the window,






I'm guessing the current building is going to be demolished for another multi-story building of expensive condominiums.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/11/18

Monday, January 8, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD OPENINGS 2018 – GROVE COLLABORATIVE





Grove Collaborative, an auto-replenishment service for household products (this is how their website describes them) took over the old unused space at 1462 Pine Street late last year.



Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/8/18

Saturday, January 6, 2018

FACE-OFF: WOLVERINE VS. ALIEN





Mural on front of the now-closed Rocker Guitars, 1350 Howard.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 1/6/18