We're not too sure what to make of these strange face sculptures but all of a sudden they have been popping up in strange places all over the neighborhood. We decided to do some digging. According to a MissionLocal article from April 2014, they were found in the Mission District as well. We're hoping these are the same faces that are in our hood. These faces are the work of Bruce Hallman who, "began the urban art project 'to create an object of focus for peaceful thoughts and spirituality.'" Hallman hopes that SF citizens will use the masks as a spirit guardian, much like more common garden gnomes. In MissionLocal's article, Hallman even mentioned that it's totally fine to pick one up and take it home! Feel free to read the full story here.
The photos above were taken by Cole Valley neighbors and posted on the Cole Valley neighborhood Facebook page.
As the Castro gets its rainbow colored crosswalks and expanded sidewalks, it seems as though SFMTA is moving on to "beautify" other neighborhood.
The Carl and Cole Streetscape Project is a partnership between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Works to add streetscape amenities to three existing transit bulbs in the Cole Valley neighborhood, which were installed to improve the performance of the N Judah as part of Muni Forward. By request of the Cole Valley Improvement Association, SFMTA coordinated with Public Works to develop streetscape concepts for the existing bulbs, and is now looking for community feedback on the designs.
Want to give your feedback? Give your two cents here.
We had a great third neighborhood happy hour this past weekend during the annual Cole Valley Street Fair. It was a fun afternoon in Zazie's recently renovated back patio with $5 wines and mimosas and tasty treats.
Thank you all for coming out to Zazie and helping create another very successful ColeValleySF happy hour! It was great to mingle with so many of you. A special shout out to Jennifer and her crew for making delicious nibbles and having some great drinks.
Photos below thanks to Steve Silberman.
According to Clippercard.com, SFMTA plans to increase all adult single ride fares and monthly passes on September 1, 2014. It seems as though that change machine at Doug's Suds at Carl/Cole will get a bit more use from muni riders thanks to the amount of change necessary to get anywhere. What do you think of this fare increase, given all the construction, overcrowding, and delayed trains?
Current fares are the following:
Adult Single Fare: $2
Adult Muni Only Pass: $66/month
Adult Muni & Bart Fastpass: $76/month
There's what the fare increases will look like this September:
Adult Single Fare: $2..25
Adult Muni Only Pass: $68/month
Adult Muni & Bart Fastpass: $80/month