cataloging every plant at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

This is the team that is in the process of documenting every single species of plant at the San Francisco botanical gardens, and mapping them with geo coordinates. They are about one third of the way through and two years into it and have cataloged about 6000 plants so far, which means there's an estimated 18,000 plants. This has never been done before at the SF Botanical gardens and will eventually be digitized and publicly available. Previously it was all scattered hand drawn descriptions and maps and very incomplete

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Iraq war protest in San Francisco, October 10, 2002

This is a week late, but this is the very first Iraq war protest in San Francisco, October 10, 2002. The protests got much bigger in the coming months in 2002 and 2003. The next protest after this was October 26, 2002

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Willis Barbershop is open

Willis Barbershop, at the corner of Paul and Gould, San Francisco. John, the owner, a kindly older gent told me the hours are 11-6. He's been there since 1998 and before that at Fillmore and Sutter for many years

He is open and he's got a diabolically subversive and strategic marketing plan

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Goats at the Presidio Muni Yard

Once a year they come through and wipe out all the fennel. The goats like fennel. A lot

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Saint Anthony’s demolished

Demolition of St Anthony's dining room is just about complete. A new dining room will be built in it's place

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Tenderloin symbols

This is the poster hanging on lamp posts throughout the Tenderloin in San Francisco. On the right is the North of Market - Tenderloin neighborhood Community Benefits District and on the left is the Uptown Tenderloin which was started by Randy Shaw and run by Tenderloin Housing Clinic
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Most people around these parts probably wouldn't see any kind of symbol within these posters, but somebody did and posted it on Twitter yesterday

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Space Shuttle Endeavor over San francisco Bay

Here's my video from the municipal pier at the end of Van Ness. The final voyage of the Space Shuttle Endeavor

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feeding the San Francisco garter snake

rare glimpse of the elusive and native and endangered San Francisco garter snake

via SAsgarters

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Beach Motel to stay as tourist motel

The Beach Motel at 4201-4211 Judah Street will stay as a tourist motel after winning before the Board of Appeals rehearing on August 22, 2012

update. September 6, 2012, new article goes inter greater detail with an interview and also characterized Randy Shaw and THC as bullies

Randy Shaw and Tenderloin Housing Clinic lost this case after decades of litigation but this latest win for the Beach isn't being posted on Beyondchron. The last time Randy Shaw wrote about it was April 9, 2012 and April 12, 2012 It has been posted on Zacks and Friedman, who are the attorneys for the Beach

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The Apple tree on Sunset

There is an apple tree on Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset district in San Francisco. They don't taste very good, but maybe in another month

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