Good Morning Mission!

Photo by Bhautik Joshi

Photo by Bhautik Joshi

It’s 7 a.m, 45° and headed to 68°. Details for the next 10 days are here.

Tom Foremski at the Silicon Valley Watcher writes a strong call to tech companies to integrate in local communities:

Tech companies such as Google, don’t see a contradiction in their claims of making a transformative difference in the world — but not in the places where they live…

He then calls on the tech world to solve some of the city’s urban problems instead of trying to sweep them away. 

The answer to these issues is right here at our door. We have an amazing resource: Silicon Valley. It has proven itself time and again, the global engine of innovation; and its visionary leaders have time and again, proclaimed that there is no problem too hard that can’t be solved.

Let Silicon Valley and San Francisco tech companies prove it. READ MORE.

Catching up with SF Weekly’s post on Bike Parkour : “Extreme riders took to 16-inch BMX bikes and seatless mountain bikes to defy gravity with strength, flexibility, and balance in a way that makes anxiety fun.” You can check out the video here.  

What might have been: Eric Fisher uploaded a 1941 preliminary study for a Bernal Heights Tunnel project. Interested in knowing more about Eric Fisher? Here is our profile from 2010.

Meetings

1 p.m.  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) meets and on the agenda is a vote “on the Commuter Shuttle Policy and Pilot Program and amending Transportation Code, Division II, to authorize establishing a pilot permit program to authorize certain shuttle buses to stop in designated Muni stops for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and establishing a fee for such permits and penalties for permit violations.” Room 400, City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The full agenda is here. 

Possibilities

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Roll away at Funkytown’s Tuesday night skate at 2050 Bryant Street. More info here. 

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every third Tuesday, you can learn how to plan a community mural at Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitor Center’s community mural workshop. $75.

SF Weekly has a good posting of what’s happening at the bars.

And here is a list of AA meetings.

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5 Comments

  1. The funny thing is that the fact is tech companies have made a transformative change in the world and people are using that change against the companies. There where far more Ellis act evictions in the dot com boom of 15 years ago. Yet the social net working sites of today did not exist and therefore it was not as easy to rile up the masses as it is now….

    • John

      I’ve seen no evidence that any “masses” have been riled up at all. There is a small loud group of people whining about people taking a bus to work, and a huge majority of people who are either OK with it or don’t care.

      So what this “social net” is really doing is amplifying the concerns of a vociferous fringe group, and I’m not sure that is good for democracy at all.

      Of course, it doesn’t help that ML is running two stories a day on this non-issue either, but then nothing sells copy and garners eyeballs like stories about greed and envy, apparently.

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