Justin Herman Plaza

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    January 25, 2013

    Women's Empowerment Dancing Flash Mob, Pro-Life March to Converge on Embarcadero

    It's hard to differentiate pro-choice dancing from pro-life dancing. And Magalie Bonneau-Marcil insists that, tomorrow, San Franciscans will see neither. The founder of Dancing Without Borders is a co-organizer of a flash mob set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Justin Herman Plaza. She expects 500 or so ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    A Most Interesting Lunch from Dos Equis Mobile Academy Food Truck

    Starting Wednesday, the Mobile Academy Food Truck will hit the streets dishing out free lunch courtesy of Dos Equis beer (sadly, the menu doesn't include beer) and will roll around town for ten days. From the 3rd to the 13th, the truck will take your lunch on an adventurous journey with Filipino cla ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Occupy SF Grows Up -- Sort Of

    Apparently, Occupy is showing some very small signs of maturity. After taking to the streets for a daylong birthday bash, protesters reportedly pitched tents at Justin Herman Plaza last night, longing for the days of doing nothing but hating money and banks. But much to our surprise, unlike earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Take a Lollipop Break Today. You Deserve It.

    Here's a sweet treat on a day of horrible news: See's Candies just unveiled their Guinness-certified World's Biggest Lollipop in honor of national lollipop day (which apparently is a thing). The 17-foot-tall, 7,000-pound beast will be on display until 4 p.m. today at Justin Herman Plaza near the Fer ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    San Francisco Observes National Lollipop Day With Freakish 7,000-pound Sucker

    It's National Lollipop Day, and if you work anywhere near the Embarcadero, you might have noticed. See's Candy staged this 7,000-pound lollipop at Justin Herman Plaza today for everyone to enjoy. You can look, but not lick!The sucker isn't just some stupid PR stunt --it's in the running to become th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Occupy Bernal: Neighbors to Dump Banks on Valentine's Day

    These are just really cool t-shirts​If you are bitter about Valentine's Day, who better to take it out on than Wells Fargo and other big banks? After all, they are the ones who broke your heart, right?We know they've hurt a lot of hearts in Bernal Heights, which is why Occupy Bernal has big plans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Occupy San Francisco to Shut Down Financial District

    ​Occupy San Francisco is unleashing itself all over San Francisco's financial institutions come Friday, in what protesters are saying will be the largest street protest the city has experienced since the anti-war demonstrations in 2003. It's been several weeks in the making, ever since the Occupy ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee, Police Say Feds Didn't Order Them to Evict Occupy SF

    Officials maintain the decision to evict Occupiers was from City Hall, not Washington. ​Both Mayor Ed Lee and San Francisco police deny that they received marching orders from any federal agency to evict Occupy SF protesters and arrest resisters at Justin Herman Plaza on December 7. SF Weekly requ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Embarcadero Center Threatened to Sue City Over Occupy Encampment

    Embarcadero Center: Occupiers holiday ice show = "disastrous."​The Hyatt Regency and Vitale hotels complained of foul camp conditions, "sexual harassment," and an employee getting coffee thrown on him by OccupiersThe 99 percent might wage war with drum circles, slogans, and tent cities, but the 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of

    Lauren SmileyLooking for a place to occupy​The reoccupy scene down at Justin Herman Plaza was dramatic last night, but nothing like what we saw in Oakland when protesters tried to retake Frank Ogawa Plaza after being booted out. No flash-bang grenades or pepper spray that we saw. But as expected, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Occupy SF: Police Raid Camp, Arrest Protesters

    adrielhampton via FlickrJustin Herman Plaza is 100 percent free of the 99 percent ​Police stormed in on Occupy SF camp early this morning, arresting more than 70 protesters and breaking down the encampment on Justin Herman Plaza. Media outlets are reporting that police and fire crews circled the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Occupy SF: Mission District Residents Don't Want Protesters in Their Backyard

    Lauren SmileyYou tell me: Is this guy an Occupy camper or just another Mission District resident?​The feeling is mutual between Mission residents and Occupy SF protesters: Neither group wants to see the encampment relocate to the Mission District, despite what city officials say. The Chron's Matie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Occupy SF: Tension Takes Over Camp, Cops Barricade Site

    ​Police did show up at Justin Herman Plaza last night, riot gear and all, but a raid on the Occupy SF camp never happened. Rather, police decided instead to erect metal barricades around the camp, which of course only incited protesters, who obviously didn't like the idea of being caged in.Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Occupy Injuries: Campers Gone Wild

    Did you hear the latest from Occupy SF? A camper set fire to his tent because his neighbors were making too much noise? Point for the 1 percent, who are probably chuckling all the way to the, well, bank this morning while you're mending another black eye.Was it inevitable? Perhaps the Occupy encamp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Occupy SF Given Noon Deadline to Evacuate Justin Herman Plaza

    The city wants Justin Herman Plaza 100 percent clear of the 99 percent​Occupy SF's time on Justin Herman Plaza is quickly coming to an end as city officials warned the group it has until noon today to voluntarily pack up its tents and leave the plaza where protesters have been camped out for nearl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Occupy SF: Should Protesters Stay or Should They Go? (Video)

    ​Noon came and went without action at Justin Herman Plaza today, the deadline by which the city wanted the Occupy SF tents to move to a new site near 16th and Mission streets -- and still there was no consensus among campers about whether the group should move or not. (The guy above certainly wasn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Occupy SF Refuses to Move to the Mission

    ​Occupy San Francisco is here to stay. Well, at least until the cops break it up.Occupy SF is refusing to relocate its very distinct camp site near the Financial District to a less conspicuous site in the Mission District, claiming that being close to the banks they are protesting helps keep their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Occupy SF: Mayor Ed Lee Wants Protesters to Clean Up

    Occupy some thick rubber gloves​Mayor Ed Lee met with Occupy SF protesters yesterday, where he released a set of demands of his own. However, his conditions are less about combating economic inequality and more about dealing with the sanitation disparity in the Financial District. Despite the fact ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Police Raid Occupy SF

    Erin Sherbert​Add San Francisco to the growing list of Occupy camps being gutted by police. Early this morning, San Francisco police raided part of the Occupy SF camp, removing tents along Market Street and arresting squatters. Media outlets are reporting that police moved in at about 1:30 a.m., a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Occupy SF: Police Arrest Man Accused of Carrying a Concealed Weapon

    The gun worn by a man in the OccupySF camp​Police arrest Pennsylvania man Wednesday for throwing bottles at a city workerWhile the city of San Francisco seems to have sworn a temporary truce with the Occupy protesters camping out in Justin Herman Plaza, the police are still dealing with some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Five Ways We Can Make San Francisco Absolutely the Most Expensive City in America

    Just like we were shocked to find out San Francisco was voted the best spot for trick or treating in the nation, we are equally surprised to learn that we are only No. 4 on the list of most expensive places to live in the United States. But since we like to be No. 1, even if when it doesn't flatter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    City Declares OccupySF A Public Health Hazard, Poop, Piss, and Vomit Sully the Plaza

    Residents of Justin Herman Plaza​A city health official declared the OccupySF encampment in Justin Herman Plaza an "imminent public health hazard" Tuesday after observing that the site has become a porta potti for protesters, filled with poop, piss, and vomit. Department of Public Health offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    San Francisco Seems to Think OccupySF Protesters Are Just Homeless Folks

    There IS a difference between the hippies and the homeless ​Garrison Keiller once had a great joke on "Prairie Home Companion" about a Lake Wobegon driver who, spotting a a jogger on the road, stopped to ask if she needed a ride. Keillor knew there was great comic potential in the naive attem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Fourth Wave Coffee and Another Tamale Lady

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Whether a coffee snob, or just looking for a cup of joe, there are some changes a brewing in the caffeine scene. Tablehopper shares Fourth Wave Coffee will open in the former Polk Street Station Diner in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    San Francycle: Get Your Fixie Fix

    ​Fixies! Dangerous and insane, right? Well, yes, but only if you don't know how to ride them. In the right hands (and legs), a fixed-gear bike is graceful and glorious.Fixed-gear enthusiasts are a proud bunch. We'll never forget the first time we walked into Mission Bikes and chatted with Jefferso ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Your Itemized Bill for Clean Up After Valentine's Day Pillow Fight

    Gil Riego, Jr.Time is money​Yesterday, we reported that the annual Valentine's Day Pillow Fight had a much lower turnout, thanks to the winter downpour. As promised, the Public Works Department has given us an itemized bill detailing what it cost to clean up the mess of feathers. You can find the ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Rice Ball Trio from Onigilly

    John BirdsallLunch Set: chicken, eggplant, and hijiki onigiri, with daikon pickle and edamame, $7.​Thursday, September 30, 2010 Young dudes Kan Hasegawa and Koji Kanematsu noted Americans' bottomless appetite for the rainbow roll, but wondered why onigiri ― seaweed-wrapped rice balls fused ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Onigilly, Pal's Takeaway: Two Lunch Options Outside the Ordinary

    OnigillyOnigilly rolls out its six-day-a-week food cart in Justin Herman Plaza today.​Looking for an al fresco lunch option? The Wednesday guest-chef sandwich at Pal's is designed by Ryan Ostler, the guy who (with Kat Zacher) spawned a cult of adulation first at Broken Record, then at Bruno's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Old 97's Played A Free Show in Justin Herman Plaza For the Benefit of Texas

    ​Old 97'sAugust 5, 2010@ Justin Herman PlazaBetter than: Other forms of advertising for Texas.Oh Rhett, oh Rhett, oh Rhett -- sweaty, suntanned, sloppy, probably sauced, and ever-so-fun even if this whole shilling-for-Texas-thing sounded off and seemed a bit awkward to us San Franciscans. Rhett Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Monday Morning Hangover: Hot Hot Weekend

    Hanna Quevedo​Critical Mass kicked off a glorious weekend, departing from Justin Herman Plaza Friday evening and wending it's way through the city as the sun set.Gretchen Robinette​Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene took over  the stag at the Fillmore, playing tracks from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Another week in the books here in San Francisco...​By now you should be well acquainted with the drill. Answer all the questions right, mail us a perfect score, and we'll give you a prize. Nice! 1. Who is Gregory Giusti? A. The Cal State East Bay professor charged in a bevy of child porn/molestati ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10

    Peter Mel at Mavericks ​This is a big weekend if you're into surfing, pillow fighting, swapping spit (and/or records), and other cheap activities. Here's our to-do list. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down & The Thermals @ Sproul Plaza (Fri.)(We posted this one earlier in the week, but here's a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    La Cocina Tapped to Operate Food Carts in Dolores Park, Justin Herman Plaza

    Phillie Casablanca/FlickrLa Cocina would be able to operate one cart on weekdays, two on weekends.​La Cocina has gotten the initial nod for a contract to do pushcart food sales in both Dolores Park and Justin Herman Plaza, said director Caleb Zigas. Pending final approval by the seven-member R ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Need someone to help you figure out how many grams are in an ounce? Here's your ace.​Gavin! Timmy! Tyson Beckford! Grizzly Bear! Immunity to cereal! What a week. But were you paying attention? 1. Putting the bizarre cherry atop a surreal sundae, an expert witness gave what rationale for 21-year-ol ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Great San Francisco Pillow Fight of 2009 -- Caught on Video!

    Thousands and thousands of mostly young people -- but we did see some septuagenarians -- packed Justin Herman Plaza on Valentine's Day for the annual soft smackdown. Note the girl in this video holding her head as she leaves the fight; I wonder what happened? Moments after shooting the above video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Saturday Night: Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

    EKAphotographyThe Yokes on Us team converges on a clue Chinese New Year Treasure HuntChinatown and beyondBetter Than: The Streets of San Francisco on DVD How well do you know the City? Even if you were born and raised here, it's unlikely you're familiar with every back alley, side street, commemor ... More >>

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