Neighborhood notes the last week of June

first_imgSo much goes on in the Mission that we can’t do separate stories on every change or event so we’ve decided to start an occasional column, Neighborhood Notes. If you have something you think we should add, let us know at info@missionlocal.comThe Heart of the Mission, Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco is University of Texas Professor Cary Cordova’s recently published book on the Mission District art scene, an excellent, highly readable history of the confluence of the Mission’s art and political scenes. It reaches back into the 1930s when the Latin Quarter was in North Beach and takes us through the formation of the neighborhood’s cultural institutions as well as the development of its art scene.  Many of players were in the backroom of ChaChaCha’s on Tuesday night to celebrate the book’s publication. Just how close was art and politics? Writer and former SF Poet Laureate  Alejandro Murguía spent time in Nicaragua fighting with the Sandinistas and artist Romeo Gilberto Osorio, who was also a gallery director and publisher spent nine years fighting with the left in El Salvador. (For more read When the Mission Ran with Rebels.)René Yañez with his son Rio. Photo by Lydia Chávez Photo by Frances Saux[close]The Colin Kaepernick mural at 1885 Mission is all but gone. Only one foot of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling figure remains on the wall of 1899 Mission Street.The mural that went up last fall has been moved inside the building, according to Impact Hub, the current tenant, which has occupied the space since May 15.Susan Cervantes, founding director of Precita Eyes Murals, said the work was never meant to be permanent. Most of it wasn’t actually painted on the building’s facade but on the wooden board protecting a smashed window.Now that the window has been fixed, Impact Hub said they haven’t yet decided what to do with it.The painting celebrates the former 49ers quarterback, who chose to kneel, rather than stand, during the national anthem last summer, in protest of racial discrimination and police brutality. It was a message that inspired others in the neighborhood; in September, the Mission High School football team knelt during the anthem in solidarity with Kaepernick. FS Photo by Lydia ChávezThe Discolandia sign at 2962 24th St. remains but there are no more records. There is a pig over the door but Pig and Pie is no longer there. The locale’s windows are now covered in posters announcing that Chef Driven Fast Food is coming soon. After a record shop owner retired and a restaurant had trouble surviving, time will tell if beef sandwiches and curly fries will thrive.  CE Chavi working on a new mural on Florida. Photo by Lydia ChávezThe muralist Chavi (Chavi1906 on instagram) is putting up a new mural with Eli on Florida at 24th Street. We’ll check in again next week to see how it has progressed. LC Photo by Lydia ChávezAnd, it looks like there will be a new traffic stop on Dolores at 19th Street.If you have any notes that should go up, let us know at Foxglove, at 3043 24th St,  a store selling local and socially responsible clothing, jewelry, and gifts, closed on May 10th and has permanently moved to its Berkeley location. The reason: declining sales. CEcenter_img René Yañez, an artist and one of the founders of the Galería de la Raza and the Mission Cultural Center and his son Rio, an artist, were both at the book party.  “Thank you for the art supplies,” the older Yañez said to his son.  Rio, it turned out had given his father a set of Japanese felt pens for Father’s Day. “Excellent saturation,” said Rio. Cordova will be giving a reading at Alley Cat Books on Sunday, August 13 from 6-8 p.m. and I will be doing an author’s conversation with Cordova at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on Thursday,  August 17th at 6:30 p.m. LC 0% ResolutionSF  at 2976 24th Street, a mysterious corner locale at 24th street and Harrison is a private, by-appointment-only, tattoo parlor. Resolution is Kevin Horikema Marr’s new studio. Marr, according to the website, is a master of Japanese style tattooing and has been tattooing since 1999. CE Tags: neighborhood notes Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

APPLICATIONS for accessible parking and registrati

first_imgAPPLICATIONS for accessible parking and registration as disabled for 2014 are now open.The forms are below and everyone must reapply as there will be no automatic renewals.If you have any questions please email our Ground Safety Officer, Bill Harris, here.last_img

KEIRON Cunningham has been giving his thoughts ahe

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham has been giving his thoughts ahead of this week’s First Utility Super League Super 8s game with Hull FC.Saints head into the match on the back off a 26-16 loss at Catalans – but have put that to bed as they aim to return to winning ways at Langtree Park.“We were really disappointed with the result but we have to move on,” Cunningham said. “We would have liked to have got the points but we have a game this week to recoup some form.“We were a little bit off in some areas and had plenty of chances. I thought we were a little harshly done too as well. There was a lopsided penalty count and a try disallowed that I thought was a try all the way. Having seen it a few times there is no way it cannot be a try. But, there’s nothing we can do about it now and we have to look ahead to the next match.“Some of the senior players weren’t as great as they could have been. When they lost a man – and it was a shoulder charge to the head – we still had plenty of opportunities. There was the disallowed try, Matty Dawson should have scored in one corner and Josh Jones should have put Adam Swift away in the other.“We had those chances even though we didn’t play that great. They didn’t score in the second half other than goals but it was two points lost for us.”He continued: “We faced Catalan and they had to win, now have Hull FC who have to do the same. The draw hasn’t helped us but that is the nature of the competition. The teams around us play these sides later down the track when if they lose a few it won’t matter. We have to play what is in front of us through and once again we had plenty of opportunities to win that game.“Hull played well against Castleford and I have no idea how they lost that game. They looked carefree and it was the best I’d seen them attack all year. To do that at Castleford is no mean feat. They will come at us for sure as all sides do at Langtree Park.“But I have seen something with my boys this week that I haven’t for a couple of weeks. There is a glimmer in their eye and an air of determination to play well this week.”Keiron could welcome back Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook into the line-up after he missed the Catalan game as his wife is expecting. Jordan Turner could come into the reckoning too after being in the 19 man squad last week.And, although he won’t be ready for Hull FC, there’s good news on Tommy Makinson.“He isn’t far off!” Keiron added. “He is training with us and is probably another week away. If he comes through and passes his progressions there’s a good chance he will be back next week.“Atelea Vea is a few weeks off and Jon Wilkin around three to four weeks.”Tickets for Friday’s game are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Day 11 – Thursday October 19We did a few simple ex

first_imgDay 11 – Thursday October 19We did a few simple exercises and stretches before the usual winner’s breakfast of BBQ cooked sausage, bacon and egg barmcakes.Shortly after breakfast we made the trip over to Manly once again, but this time it was for another recovery session in the ocean by the way of a surfing lesson.The instructors at Manly Surf School were excellent and worked their magic as everyone who took part. Players and staff were able to jump up onto their feet and remain balanced for a few seconds at least… however the problems started when they actually left dry land and entered the water.As the instructors were looking for landmarks for the lads to stay in-between, he pointed to an individual who was flat out on the beach in the distance and explained: “Don’t go past the guy there lying down, he doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere quick.”To the lads’ amusement it was coach Shaun Ryan who had sneaked off for a snooze!As much as everyone tried hard, and that is one quality that this group certainly have in abundance, there were only a select few that actually mastered the art.Matty Foster, Sam Royle and Christian Kellett were a few who managed to ride the waves but best by far was Luke Maloney-Ward who took to the surf like a natural.Special mentions must go to some of the staff who took part. Craig Richards conquered his fear of water to have a go, Ste Marsh tried too but best of all was Derek Hardman. It was his third lesson and has finally managed to get up onto his feet and ride a wave.As much fun as the activity was, it certainly was physically demanding and the bus journey home was a bit subdued with some tired lads before our first trip of the tour to the hugely impressive Panthers Leagues club for our evening meal.last_img read more

First Team Match

first_imgA first half dominated by Saints saw tries through Morgan Knowles, Theo Fages and Lachlan Coote with all three tries converted by the full back.Saints started the second half in the manner in which we started the first with Regan Grace scoring in the corner. Jack Ashworth scored shortly after finishing off an excellent Saints move before Jonny Lomax and a Coote second meant Saints hit the 4o point mark. Hull pulled two consolation tries back through Jamie Shaul and Ratu Naulago, but Saints came away with a 40-12 victory.Inside a raucous KCOM Stadium, Saints got off to the perfect start in the opening minutes as Knowles took a short ball from LMS and stepped back inside two Hull defenders to score next to the posts. Coote with the extras.Saints were in again on the next set as a break from Knowles took Saints up the field and on the last a high kick from Fages was fumbled backwards by Ratu Naulago and the Frenchman was first to pounce on the loose ball to score. Coote added the two giving Saints a 12-0 lead.Saints third try of the first half came through Coote. It was the full back who put Tommy Makinson away down the line with an excellent cut out pass before the winger kicked the ball inside only for Marc Sneyd to fumble under pressure from Kev Naiqama and Coote was first to the ball to touchdown.Saints started the second half with their fourth try through Grace. Coote found the gap before his pass hit a Hull player and found its way to Lomax and he fed Mark Percival who put Grace in at the corner.The scoring didn’t stop there as two tries in as many minutes followed from Ashworth and Lomax to put the game beyond doubt. Great handling from Kyle Amor and Fages resulted in Lomax feeding Ashworth and the forward powered his way over under the sticks. Coote again converted.Lomax was in to score next after a flowing move down the Saints left edge finished with Percival feeding Grace and he laid the ball back inside to our number one to get in on the act.Saints final try of the game came through the excellent Coote as the full back started the move finding Percival and he played the ball back inside to our full back who touched down under the posts. Coote added the two to his own try bringing up the 40 point mark in the process.Hull scored two quick fire tries through Shaul and Naulago both in the Saints left corner which ultimately proved to be consolations as we came away from the KCOM Stadium with a seven try, 40-12 victory and the Steve Prescott MBE trophy.Match SummaryHull FC: Shaul, Naulago, Connor, Griffin, Faraimo, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Manu, Minichiello, Westermann. Interchanges: Bowden, Ellis, Fash, Tuimavave. Tries: Shaul (67), Naulago (70) Goals: Sneyd ( 2 from 2)St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace; Lomax, Fages, Thompson, Bentley, Walmsley, Knowles, Peyroux, LMS.Interchanges: Amor, Paulo, Lees, Ashworth.Tries: Knowles (6), Fages (8),Coote (22,57), Grace (46), Ashworth (51), Lomax (54). Goals: Coote (6 from 7)Referee: Chris KendellHT: 0-18FT: 12-40ATT: 11,311last_img read more

Local businessman produce store entrepreneur dies suddenly

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Prominent businessman Wayne Long has died according to a release from the his company Well Care Home Health and Nursing Services.The release stated:“It is with a heavy heart that the Well Care and Farmin’ Brands families mourn the passing of our leader and CEO, G. Wayne Long. Wayne passed peacefully on Friday, September 15, surrounded by his family and loved ones.”- Advertisement – Long and his wife, Tanya, started the home health company back in 1987 in Wilmington. Long was raised in Brunswick County and eventually followed in his father’s footsteps when he began a grocery store.He took on an entrepreneurial effort when he opened Carolina Farmin’ on Market Street in 2011. He then started and was the acting CEO of Farmin’ Brands which is the parent company of Farmin’ on Front in downtown Wilmington.Long’s family also made this statement in the release:“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Wayne Long. Wayne passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday evening, September 15, 2017. He was our loving husband, father, brother and friend.Wayne was a respected business leader, a visionary who co-founded Well Care Health (1987) and Farmin’ Brands (2011). He had great pride and joy in the professional families he worked with and the many business successes he was instrumental in building. Wayne was deeply committed to giving back to his community, including service to organizations such as Elderhaus, the University of North Carolina school system, and multiple local youth baseball organizations. In addition, he supported numerous local scholarship grants and provided a wide range of philanthropic gifts to charitable organizations.”Long was 60 years old and the company says his death was sudden. He is survived by his wife Tanya, three sons and daughter-in-law, as well as his parents and sister.last_img read more

Legion Stadium pool to open for dogs Tuesday

first_imgPooch plunge at Legion Stadium (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is about to enter the dog days of summer, literally!The city and the YMCA are bringing back the annual pooch plunge.- Advertisement – City pools are only open for a few more days for you to take a dip.The pools will close to humans Tuesday, but then open to dogs. Tuesday through Friday, take Fido anytime from 3 until 8 p.m. then on the weekend hours are noon till 6 p.m.It’s only $5 per dog.last_img

Meet Fred Mans friendship with fish catches online attention

first_img He saw the fish floating on the brackish water along a creek near his backyard. Nason took out his phone, recorded a short video, and posted it on his social media accounts. While not thinking much of it at time, he kept seeing Fred day after day.“I see him at the same dock almost every day for the last two months,” he said.Nason has been sharing the fish tale for weeks now on his Instagram and it’s gaining attention.Related Article: 3 minors arrested in connection to BB gun shooting“People started messaging me and people running around town telling me how much they love following Fred’s story,” Nason said. “They were the ones who told me to name him Fred.”He says he’s not sure why it has captured the hearts of so many online but Fred’s unique and consistent appearance will keep him coming back to check on Fred.“People started texting me and saying, ‘that’s your best bud, that’s your best friend,’” Nason said. “So I started singing that song, ‘Let me tell you about my best friend’ and people just freaked out.”It may just be silly story, but it could give you a smile or laugh that you need.If you would like to follow Fred’s story, click here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a story of an unlikely friendship.Jordan Nason says a boat ride with his family in July led him to find “Fred”, a small bright  yellow tripletail fish.- Advertisement – last_img read more

State port reopens terminal following Hurricane Florence

first_img “North Carolina Ports’ facilities in Wilmington and Morehead City suffered some damage during Hurricane Florence. Our employees along with local, state and federal agencies worked around the clock to get our waterside terminals up and running as quickly and safely as possible. We cannot thank them enough for their hard work throughout the recovery process,” said NC Ports Executive Director Paul J. Cozza.The Port of Wilmington accepted its first vessel post-storm last Thursday. The Yang Ming Uniformity – operating on THE Alliance EC2 service linking Asia to Wilmington – arrived to the Port just after 7:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the Port of Morehead City accepted its first vessel on Wednesday and three additional vessels on Thursday.“The arrival of these ships to their respective ports marks the return to normalcy after such a devastating storm across eastern North Carolina. NC Ports looks forward to getting its terminals back on track for its customers,” added Cozza. State Port of Wilmington WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina Ports’ terminals in Wilmington and Morehead City resumed full commercial truck operations on Monday following Hurricane Florence which forced the terminals to close on September 13.Both the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City reopened to employees and vessel operations late last week.- Advertisement – last_img read more

MFSA publishes 11point checklist on scam cryptocurrency schemes

first_imgMalta’s Financial Services Authority has issued an 11 point checklist for consumers to spot crypto-currency and crypto-asset scams.The checklist includes everything from spotting key words and techniques used by scam artists, like 100% guarantees of fund deposits to the lack of physical offices.These are outlined below:Unrealistically high rates of return which are usually higher than the market average;Easy withdrawals which may be made at ‘anytime’;3. Promises that any funds deposited are 100% guarantee4. The business being unregulated;5. Lack of documentation or the use of documentation which is copied from a legitimate business;6. Aggressive selling techniques which put pressure and rush you to secure a sale;7. The absence of physical local offices;8. Contradiction between documents and spoken information;9. Not answering and avoiding hard questions;10. lack of information being provided on the website, or within the whitepaper;11. the use of buzz words such as ‘no risks’, ‘gains guaranteed’, ‘become a billionaire’, ‘free services just register’.They stress that the majority of these scams are advertised online utilizing ‘clickbait titles to attract users and make them fall into their trap,’  MFSA says.They also outline to potential cryptocurrency investors that the most frequent types of scams include schemes like phony ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), crowd-funding ventures or fake exchange platforms and fake e-wallet apps.While they look convincing, they have the high probability of stealing investor’s money and quickly shutting down operations.‘Consumers are also urged not to be fooled by the sensation of trust which these illegitimate platforms so often allude to. More importantly, one should take heed of the advice: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!’WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more