Will BART police actually start busting you for taking your bike on crowded trains? As a Mission Mission reader warns, BART station agents at 16th and Mission were stopping cyclists yesterday to make sure they weren’t boarding trains during hours when you’re not supposed bring your bike.
If that gets on your nerves, you better keep your cool. Police Chief George Gascón told the San Francisco Examiner yesterday that the San Francisco Police Department will lift its prohibition on Tasers and stun guns, saying that it is now a question of “when, not if.”
Fortunately, the day brings better news for Mission district swimmers. You will still be able to swim at a community pool in the area this winter, despite Garfield Square Park’s renovations that will keep its pool closed for the next few months. As the San Francisco Examiner reports, the pool at the Mission Playground, located at 19th Street and Linda Street, will be kept open for the winter to make up for Garfield’s closure. Just try not to get tased in the pool.
On a sunnier note, the Mission will soon be home to a bright yellow, solar-powered, vegan taco truck. The only catch? It doesn’t serve tacos. Sunny Vibrations will be hitting the streets near Dolores Park soon, serving delicacies like spinach artichoke salad ($5), chard wraps with portabella mushrooms ($6), garlic fried plantains with toasted almonds ($2), and ginger hibiscus tea ($2). It also serves as a roaming WIFI hotspot, so get ready to eat plantains while surfing the Internet in the park. See this article by the San Francisco Sentinel for more.
Finally, Artillery Apparel and Gallery, located at 2751 Mission St., hosts an art exhibition party tonight featuring a live painting demonstration with artist Ian Ross, collages by Rebecca Peters and beats by DJ BASIC. It’s free and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Mission Loc@l’s Amanda Martinez and Stefania Rousselle were there for the last expo party at Artillery and produced this video on it. Check it out and have fun!