city and county of san francisco

theguardian.com
'Straight up bullshit': inmates paid $1 to clear homeless camps they once lived in
In Portland, a supposed beacon of progressive politics, the practice of using prisoner work crews is painted as a win-win – but that’s not how some see it
By Thacher Schmid

In many places in the US, the fraught job of clearing out a homeless encampment is given to professionals. In San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, for example, the job often falls to city employees in public works or sanitation departments, who might get paid upwards of $16 an hour.

But in Portland, which prides itself on being a paragon of progressive politics, inmates at the county jail get $1 a day – enough to buy a Butterfinger at the commissary – to do the work.

Some of the inmates sifting through or dismantling homeless dwellings were previously homeless themselves, making for a bizarre merry-go-round. The job can make it feel as if their worlds are colliding.

Jeff Nelson was homeless for 13 years and on an inmate work crew for six months. He remembers dealing with a well-tended tent in Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood – like one he might have lived in himself.

“You looked in there, and the bed was all made, and family pictures, and that was someone’s home,” he said. “And they made us take that down, and throw it in the fucking trash. And it’s like, what are you doing?”

He added: “It’s just straight up bullshit, but that’s the way the system rolls, and we have no choice [but] to roll with the system.”

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OROVILLE — Immediate evacuations have been ordered for residents of the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream, according to officials with the California Department of Water Resources.

Officials say a hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. The operation of the auxiliary spillway has led to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the auxiliary spillway.

Officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.

Failure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

The DWR is increasing water released to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream have been ordered.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for possible dam failure. Areas affected include Oroville, Palermo, Gridley, Thermalito, South Oroville, Oroville Dam, Oroville East and Wyandotte.

Residents should evacuate in a northward direction, toward Chico.

The flash flood warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. Monday.

Evacuations have also been ordered for parts of Yuba County including Hallwood, Marysville, Olivehurst, Linda and Plumas Lake. Those in Yuba County are asked to not travel north toward Oroville. Travel east, south or west. Yuba City and Marysville are under evacuation.

Parts of Sutter County has ordered immediate evacuations for Live Oak, Yuba City, Nicolaus and all communities along the Feather River basin.

A second evacuation center has been set up at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. There are trailer spaces as well as indoor space at the Main Exhibit Building. 1303 10th Street in Colusa.

For evacuation information, Butte County residents can dial 2-1-1 from landline or cell phones. Yuba or Sutter residents can call 1-866-916-3566.

A press conference is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Lake Oroville Nature Center at 917 Kelly Ridge Road.

latimes.com
ICE arrests hundreds of immigrants in 'sanctuary cities' around the nation, California
Immigration officials announced hundreds of arrests targeting people in this country living in so-called sanctuary cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration rules.
By Joel Rubin

Immigration officials on Thursday announced hundreds of arrests in an operation targeting communities where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate on enforcing federal immigration laws.

ICE said it arrested 167 people in and around Los Angeles, a region in which several cities and counties have been tagged by justice officials as being so-called sanctuaries — a loosely defined term used to describe local governments that restrict police from assisting immigration authorities in identifying and detaining people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Arrests were also made in San Francisco and San Jose. Overall, ICE said it arrested nearly 500 people across the country over the last few days.

cnn.com
Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities -- the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda.
By Tal Kopan, CNN

In his first 100 days, President Velveeta has had more of his executive orders blocked by a federal judge’s ruling than any of his predecessors.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities – the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda.

In his ruling, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, the city of San Francisco and other jurisdictions, who argued that a threat to take away federal funds from cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement could be unconstitutional.

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Basically, the federal government cannot force the local police to help them deport immigrants. That undermines the purpose of local law enforcement which exists to protect the people in their jurisdiction. 

Think of it this way: If you, as an undocumented immigrant, know that the police will deport you if they find out about you, you wouldn’t call the police when you or someone needed help. Mothers in domestic violence situations are especially vulnerable because they don’t want to be separated from their children so they avoid seeking help even though they’re being abused. 

The federal government can’t cut funding to local police when the police say “hey, we’re not going to assist your deportation efforts – that’s all on you. We’re just taking care of the public, regardless of who they are.”

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Lgbt Hero: Jose Julio Sarria 

December 13, 1922 -  August 19, 2013

José Sarria, a drag performer and gay rights advocate who many historians contend was the first openly gay person to campaign for public office in the United States when he ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1961.

Mr. Sarria worked as a waiter and performed at the Black Cat Cafe, a gay bar in the North Beach section of San Francisco, in the 1950s and ’60s. His campy satires of operas like “Carmen,” performed in elaborate regalia and makeup, made him a recognizable face in the city’s gay neighborhoods and a de facto community leader.

Laws against sodomy were in place throughout the United States at the time. In California, bars serving homosexuals could legally be raided and their patrons arrested. Mr. Sarria helped found civic groups to fight discrimination against gay people. His frustration with the system led to his run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors, the legislative body for the city and county of San Francisco.

“I had a right to run for office,” Mr. Sarria told The Atlantic in 2011. “I was angry, and I did it to prove a point.” He borrowed a suit for campaign photos and ran under the watchword “Equality!” He came in ninth out of a field of more than 30 candidates for five spots on the board and received more than 5,000 votes.

“From that day on,” Mr. Sarria said, “there’s never been a politician in San Francisco, not even a dogcatcher, that did not go and talk to the gay community.”

José Julio Sarria was born on Dec. 12, 1922, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and after the war stayed in Berlin, where he was active in theater. He returned to San Francisco in 1947 hoping to become a teacher but was arrested on morals charges that year in a public bathroom at the St. Francis Hotel. He was fined and, because of his arrest record, not permitted to teach, so he began working at the Black Cat.

Mr. Sarria helped found the League for Civil Education, a group dedicated to overturning laws that prohibited serving alcohol to gay people, in 1960; and the Society for Individual Rights, a broader gay advocacy and community group, in 1963. He worked at the Black Cat until it closed in 1963.

In 1965, Mr. Sarria proclaimed himself the first Empress of San Francisco and founded a gay rights organization called the Imperial Court de San Francisco (playing off a tradition of comically exaggerated royal titles among gay men). It became the International Court System, which now has 65 chapters (each of which elects its own empress and emperor) in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Mr. Sarria did not run for office again. He was an ardent supporter and friend of Harvey Milk, who was elected supervisor in 1977, becoming the first openly gay elected official in California more than a decade and a half after Mr. Sarria’s attempt.  

Sarria reigned over the Courts for 43 years until 2007. During his reign, he and members of the Imperial Court appeared in the opening scenes of the film, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). On May 25, 2006, the city of San Francisco named a portion of 16th Street in the Castro District Jose Sarria Court, and a metal plaque commemorating the event (with a picture of the Empress I) was embedded in the sidewalk. 

politico.com
To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism
Don’t console yourself for a minute that in electing a fellow plutocrat, our side won. President Trump isn’t on any side but his own.

In 2014, when I last checked in with you all, my home city of Seattle had just passed a $15 minimum wage ordinance. The derision thrown my way for supporting this initiative was predictable. Pundits from the Chamber of Commerce, Forbes and AEI went crazy. “Job killer” they screamed. When wages rise, they said, employment plummets. Seattle we were told, would slide into the ocean. Restaurant closures. Epic job losses. Poverty. Economic Armageddon!

Over the last three years we have implemented the policy in stages. Today, all large employers—those with more than 500 workers on their payroll—pay their workers $15 an hour (or $13.50 for those that provide medical benefits). Small employers pay between $11 and $13. Let me remind you that this minimum wage includes tipped workers, who now earn a remarkable 700 percent more than the federal tipped minimum of $2.13—as stark an experiment in whether higher wages kills jobs as has ever been attempted. So how is Seattle doing?

When the ordinance passed in June of 2014, Seattle’s unemployment rate already stood at a healthy 4.5 percent; in April 2017, it hit a record low of 2.6 percent (basically a labor shortage). Seattle is now the fastest growing big city in America. Our restaurant industry is booming, second only to San Francisco in the number of eateries per capita, with food service industry job growth far outpacing the nation. Restaurateurs who once warned against raising wages are now complaining about how hard it is to fill the positions they have. Around the corner from my office, the sandwich chain Jimmy Johns is paying drivers $20 an hour plus tips, well above the mandated minimum rate. Are there many factors at play? Of course. But our city has proven that raising wages does not automatically kill jobs. In fact, of the 10 largest counties in the nation, King County, Washington had the largest year over year job growth in 2016 (3.8 percent), and was the only one of the 10 counties to see over-the-year growth in wages (3.5 percent).

How can this be? Because that is how capitalism works. Because when workers earn more money, businesses have more customers and hire more workers. Because a thriving middle class is the source and cause of growth in capitalist economies. Because when restaurants pay restaurant workers enough so that even they can afford to eat in restaurants, it’s great for restaurants!

Happy Pride Month!

As most of you know, Pride month is the month where the LGBTQA+ community takes pride in their differences, and celebrates! Often times states have Pride Festivals every year. So I’ve compiled a list of nearly all the Pride celebrations this year.
These are in no particular order honestly, but it’s pretty easy to pick out.

Orlando, FL - Gay Days Orlando - May 30-Jun 5
Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Pride Festival - May 30-Jun 4
Waynesville, MO - Pulaski County Pride - Jun 1-4
Charlotte, NC - GayCharlotte Film Festival - Jun 1-4
Birmingham, AL - CAP PrideFest - Jun 2-11
Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Pride Festival - Jun 2-4
Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Pride - Jun 2-11
Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Pride Festival & Parade - Jun 3
Indianapolis, IN - Circle City IN Pride - Jun 3-10
El Paso, TX - El Paso Sun City Pride Parade & Festival - Jun 3-4
Fresno, CA - Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival - Jun 3
Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Pride - Jun 3
San Francisco, CA - Queer Women of Colour Film Festival - Jun 9-11
Milwaukee, WI - PrideFest Milwaukee - Jun 9-11
Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque PrideFest - Jun 9-10
Boston, MA - Boston Pride Week - Jun 10
Detroit, MI - Motor City Pride - Jun 10-11
West Hollywood, CA - LA Pride - Jun 10-11
Washington, DC - North Jersey Pride Festival - Jun 11
Albany, NY - Capital PRIDE Parade & Festival -Jun 11
Boise, ID - Boise Pride Festival - Jun 16-17
Philadelphia, PA - Philly Pride Parade and Festival - Jun 16-18
Bisbee, AZ - Bisbee Pride - Jun 16-18
Columbus, OH - Stonewall Columbus Pride - Jun 16-18
Chicago, IL - Chicago Pride - Jun 17-18
Anchorage, AL - Alaska PrideFest - Jun 17-24
Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Pride - Jun 17-18
Denver, CO - Denver PrideFest - Jun 17-18
Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Pride Festival - Jun 17
Miami Beach, FL - FUNdarte Out in The Tropics - Jun 22-25
New York, NY - NYC Pride - Jun 23-25
Omhaha, NE - Heartland Pride - Jun 23-24
St. Louis, MO - PrideFest St. Louis - Jun 23-25
Oklahoma City, OK - OKC Pride - Jun 23-25
Lexington, KY - Lexington Pride Festival - Jun 24
Minneapolis, MN - Twin Cities Pride - Jun 24-25
Houston, TX - Houston Pride Week - Jun 24
Nashville, TN - Nashville PRIDE - Jun 24-25
San Fransisco, CA - San Fransisco Pride - Jun 24-25
Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Pride Festival - Jun 24
Seattle, WA - Seattle PrideFest - Jun 25
Hilo, HI - Hawaii Island Pride - Jun 8
San Diego, CA - San Diego Pride - Jun 14-16
Rochester, MN - Rochester MN PrideFest - Jun 21-23

Feel free to add any other dates you know of!!

Alright folks, its that time of the year again. You guessed it, its time for the US Open Cup. MLS teams enter the competition in the 4th round and because the 3rd round ties have not been played yet, MLS teams have been draw against 2 teams; the winner of the tie will become their opponent in the 4th round. MLS teams are highlighted in bold. 

US Open Cup 4th round draw for MLS teams is as follows:

  • NERevolution will host RochesterRhinos / GPS Omens
  • NewYorkRedBulls will host NYCFC
  • Philadelphia Union will host Reading United / City Islanders 
  • DC United will host Christos FC / FC United
  • FC Cincinnati / Louisville City FC will host Columbus Crew
  • Atlanta United will host Jax Armada FC / Charleston Battery
  • Orlando City SC will host The Miami FC / Tampa Bay Rowdies
  • Michigan Bucks / Saint Louis FC will host Chicago Fire
  • North Carolina FC / CLT Independence will host Houston Dynamo
  • Sporting KC will host Minnesota United
  • Colorado Rapids will host Switchbacks FC / Energy FC
  • Reno1868 FC / SacRepublic FC will host Real Salt Lake
  • LA Galaxy will host L.A. WOLVES FC / Orange County SC winner
  • SJ Earthquakes will host San Francisco Deltas / Phoenix Rising FC
  •  Seattle Sounders will host Portland Timbers
  • SanAntonio FC will host FCDallas -OR- FCDallas will host Roughnecks FC

Some rivals have been draw together (Clint is about to rip up another book), which tie are you most excited for?! Let us know!

25 CIRCLE PLANS 

From Left to Right: 

Pier Luigi Nervi, Sports Palace, Plan, Rome, Italy, 1958-1960 / Plan of an Etruscan Tumulus / Jacques Molinos, Field of Rest, Plan, Paris, France, 1799 / John Thorpe, Drawing for a House / The Concentric Stone Circle, Plan, Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, England 

Manjak Chief’s House, Plan, Guinea Bissau, 1950 / Laurent Vaudoyer, Design for a Spherical House, 1784 / The Egyptian Hieroglyph for City / The Ambo, Plan of a Kraal, Namibia / Adolf Loos, Chicago Tribune Tower Competition, Plan Showing Division of Offices, Chicago, Illinois, 1922 

Restormel Castle, Plan, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England / Welton Becket & Associates, Capitol Records Building, Plan, Los Angeles, California, 1956 / Orvill H. Sowl, United States Patent 115,577, Design for a Building, Plan, 1938-1939 / Neufforge Cemetery, 1778 / Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, American Trust Company, Plan, San Francisco, California, 1960  

The Southwick House, Plan, Middletown, Rhode Island / Eduardo Paolozzi, Clock, 1983 / Plan of the Round City of Al-Mansur, Baghdad, 766 A.D. / Antoine Petit, Hotel Dieu, Plan, Paris, France, 1774 / Plan of Zincirli 

The Plan of a Kipsigis House / E. Vincent Harris, The Manchester Central Library, First Floor Plan, Manchester, England, 1930-1934 / S. Minofiev, Circus Building, Plan, Ivanovo, Russia, 1931-1933 / Edwin Lutyens, Lambay Castle, Plan, County Dublin, Ireland, 1905 / Successful Home Plans, Design S 1428 

Were there any federal district judges out there who weren’t appointed by Barack Obama? It appears all of these immigration cases wind up in front of left-wing kook judges. Now another Obama judge is blocking President Trump’s cutoff of funds to sanctuary cities. It’s remarkable that we have federal judges who are appointed by the most radical leftist president in American history, who take his political philosophy, reverse what is basically 100 years of jurisprudence, that they have fought for, and then impose their will.
— 

Mark Levin

Obama appointed about 1/3 of the federal judiciary

Federal Judge William Orrick III, who blocked President Trump’s order to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, reportedly bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama’s campaigns. Orrick also raised campaign money for John Kerry.

Orrick, of the Northern District of California, issued an injunction against the Trump administration after the city of San Francisco and county of Santa Clara sued over the president’s plan to withhold federal funds from municipalities that harbor illegal immigrants.

please spread this!!!!!

february 6, there will be “make rape legal” meetups all around the world. stay safe, and please spread it around to anyone you know!! here are the locations:

   United States

   Alabama

   Birmingham – In front of Ohenry’s coffee shop, downtown Homewood (not the Brookwood Mall Ohenry’s)

   Alaska

   Anchorage – Elderberry Park, near the Oscar Anderson House, a museum. Meet by the chairs and table. Address:1297 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.

   Arizona

   Phoenix – Meet in front of main entrance of tallest building of Phoenix Plaza (Qwest Tower).
   Tucson – Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719). Meet at statue near corner of N Park Ave and E 2nd St.
   Arkansas
   Little Rock – First Security Amphitheater , 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.

   California

   Long Beach – Parking lot of Glory Days Sports Bar, Carson Blvd and Woodruff Ave.
   Los Angeles – L.A. Live in front of Starbucks entrance. Address:800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
   Newport Beach – The outdoor fountain directly in front of Macy’s department store at Fashion Island. Image.
   Orange County – The fountain in front of the Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Mall.
   Palm Springs – Fountain at Mercado Plaza (Palm Canyon Drive)
   Redwood City – Parking lot of IHOP. Address:491 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063
   Roseville – Royer Park (the large park on Douglas Blvd), next to the gatling gun statue. Image.
   San Diego – Corner of 16th & Broadway, in parking lot of the Goodwill
   San Diego (North) – The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Meet in front of The Baked Bear Shop.
   San Francisco – Balboa Park Bart station, by the arched exit. Image.
   San Leandro – Northwest corner of the intersection of E. 14th St. and Estudillo Av. Meet at the public fountain.
   Santa Barbara – Steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara
   Sherman Oaks – Sherman Oaks Galleria, between the fountain and Cheesecake Factory entrance. Image. Address:15301 Ventura Blvd.

   Colorado

   Boulder – North Boulder Park, beside the shelter. Image.

   Denver – In front of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, by the bike rack. Image.

   Connecticut

   New Haven – World War I Memorial, beside flagpole
   Stamford – In the little square on the corner of Franklin St and Broad St. Image.

   Florida

   Orlando – The Red Chinese Tang pavilion at Lake Eola, beside red pagoda.
   Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, between fountains and grass. Image.
   West Palm Beach – Clematis Street Fountains, on the side of North Clematis street

   Georgia

   Athens – The Arch at the University of Georgia
   Atlanta – Piedmont Park, corner of 10th street and Charles Allen Dr by the sign.

   Hawaii

   Honolulu – Pearl Ridge Downtown, underneath globe sign. Image. Address:98 – 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

   Idaho

   Boise – Idaho State Capital Building, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702. Met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

   Illinois

   Chicago – Rogers Park, beside the flagpole. Image. Google Map.
   Chicago (Homewood) – Parking lot of Balagio’s. Address:17501 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL 60430.

   Iowa

   Cedar Rapids – In Sokol Park beside the gazebo. 16th Ave SW
   Des Moines – Parking lot of the VA Hospital beside pictured tree. Image. Address:3600 30th St. Des Moines, IA. 50310

   Louisiana

   New Orleans – Magazine Street and Lawrence Square, besides the big tree, across the street from 4318 Magazine Street. Image.

   Maine

   Bangor – Bangor Public Library, in front of main entrance below the stairs (145 Harlow St)

   Maryland

   Annapolis – Downtown/Historic Annapolis Harbor, Main Street, by the Kunte Kinte memorial statue. Image.
   Baltimore – In front of Cross Street Market entrance in Federal Hill

   Massachusetts

   Boston (North End) – Paul Revere Statue in Paul Revere Mall
   Michigan
   Ann-Arbor – Nickel’s Arcade in downtown Ann Arbor. Meet at the center column near the entrance off State Street.
   Lansing – Lansing River Trail, top of the fish ladder steps. Image.
   Macomb County/Clinton Township – The Mall at Partridge Creek. Meet in front of the fountain between Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Address:17420 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
   Rochester Hills – Elizabeth Park, beside center bush. Image.

   Minnesota

   Duluth – Leif Erickson Park by the stage. Address:12th Ave E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55802

   Missouri

   Kansas City – North side of the World War 1 Museum, on sidewalk directly above monument. Image.

   Nevada

   Las Vegas – Beside Vegas Vic neon sign on the old strip.

   New Hampshire

   Portsmouth – In front of main entrance of The North Church. 2 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

   New Jersey

   Atlantic City – On the Boardwalk in front of main Taj Mahal entrance
   Hoboken – In front of Mulligans Pub underneath the canopy. Address:159 1st St.

   New Mexico

   Albuquerque – East side of University Of New Mexico Bookstore. Address:2301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Image.

   New York

   New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st
   New York – Washington Square Park under the arch
   Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is. Image.
   Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address:East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

   North Carolina

   Charlotte – Romare Bearden Park. Meet by the benches behind the gazebo-like structure on the corner of W Martin Luther King and Church St. Image.
   Wilmington – Riverfront Park, across the river from USS North Carolina, beside map kiosk. Image.

   Ohio

   Cincinnati – I-75 and Sharon road has a large parking lot with a grass field next to a Speedway Gas Station. Meet on the grass.

   Oklahoma

   Oklahoma City – In front of Harkins Theater at 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Image.

   Pennsylvania

Harrisburg – Steps of Capitol on the west side. Image.

   Philadelphia – Washington Square Park, between 5th and 6th St right off Walnut Street (it is the size of a city block). Meet specifically by the memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers eternal flame.
   South Carolina
   Anderson – The Carolina Wren Park located downtown at 111 E. Whitner St. 29621 in the Pavilion. Meet beside the fountain.
   Camden – King Haigler Tower, main entrance. Image. Address:950 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020

   Tennessee

   Chattanooga – In front of Dollar General. Image. Address:5952 E. Brainerd Road
   Mount Juliet – Parking lot in front of entrance to Big Star Cigar Lounge. Address:3384 N Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
   Nashsville (North) – In front of Baileys in Rivergate Plaza Shopping Mall

   Texas

   Austin – Palm Park by the stone structure. Image. Address:711 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
   Dallas – Meet at the old school phone booth In front of British Beverage Company (BBC). Address:
   2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201″
   Denton – Denton Square, beside the little arch. Image. Address:110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
   El Paso – 301 W Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Meet on corner next to statue of man. Image.
   Houston – Near the arch of the Sam Houston Monument, adjacent to Houston Museum of Natural Science (5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030)
   Nederland – By the gazebo in Doornbos Park AKA “Duck Park”. Address:S 24th ½ St, Nederland, TX 77627
   San Antonio – In front of main door of the Alamo

   Utah

   Provo – Provo City Center Temple on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. Meet at circle pathway in front of main entrance.
   Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City Library, at the top of the amphitheater. Address:210 E 400 S. Image.

   Virginia

   Charlottesville – Lee Park, beside the statue of Lee
   Virginia Beach – Mt. Trashmore, at bottom of stairs. Image. Address:310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

   Washington

   Everett – Clark Park, next to the gazebo. Address:2400 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
   Seattle – In front of main entrance of Seattle Public Library. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
   Seattle (North) – Statue of Lenin. Address:Corner of Fremont PI N and N 36th St.
   Washington DC
   Dupont Circle, on the north side by the Starbucks. Image.
   Wisconsin
   Kenosha – In front of Brat Stop. Address:12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142.
   La Crosse – The large water fountain at Riverside Park.

   The Rest Of The World

   Australia

   Brisbane – In the middle of King George Square in front of City Hall. Image.
   Melbourne – In the middle of Federation Square. Image.
   Perth – Ocean Beach Hotel on sidewalk. Image.
   Sydney – Picnic benches in front of Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach
   Sydney – Fountain in Hyde Park
   Sydney (South) – Brighton Le Sands beach, close to the stairs leading to the local shops.

   Austria

   Graz – In the dead center of Tummelplatz square
   Wien – Museumsquartier, Treppe von Mumok (Stairs of Mumok). Museumsplatz 1, Wien 1010. Meet at bottom of steps.

   Bahamas

   Nassau – In front of main entrance to Fort Montagu

   Belgium

   Brussels – Place Royale, 1000 Brussels. Meet beside the statue. Image.

   Bulgaria

   Sofia – Statue of Saint Sofia. Map

   Cambodia

   Phnom Penh – The royal palace in front of main entrance. Meet at the bottom of the steps.

   Canada

   Calgary – The CORE Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks
   Edmonton – Churchill Square, to the left of “Tix On The Square”. Image.
   Montreal – Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in between the pink trees (indoors). Image.
   Ottawa – Right inside the front doors of the Arts Court Building (a former county courthouse). Address:Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. Streetview
   Surrey – City Central Mall, north entrance, in front of Blenz Coffee. Image.
   Toronto – Edward VII Statue in the center of Queens Park
   Vancouver – Vancouver Central Library, south side on Robson Street at library steps. Image. Address:350 W. Georgia St.
   Victoria – BC Legislature War Memorial.
   Windsor – The Burt Weeks Memorial Gardens, on mini-pier. Image. Homepage.
   Winnipeg – The fireplace at St. Vital Mall right beside the entrance to Chapters

   Chile

   Santiago – Plaza Italia, next to the statue

   China

   Shanghai – People’s Square Exit 1, street-side, left corner.

   Colombia

   Bogota – In the center of Parque de Usaquen

   Czech Republic

   Prague – Republic Square.

   Finland

   Helsinki – Kolmen sepän patsas (Three Smiths statue) in Helsinki next to Stockmann department store. Google Map.

   France

   Nantes – Crossing of Rue du Chateau and Rue Mathelin Rodier. In front of the main entrance of the castle is a little square with a statue of Anne de Bretagne. Meet beside the statue. Image.
   Paris – Place de la République, beside the lion statue. Image.

   Germany

   Aachen – In the center point of Katschhof
   Berlin – In front of main entrance to Cafe Lichtburg. Behmstrasse, 13357 Berlin. Map.
   Frankfurt am Main – Bank entrance of Frankfurt Dome / Frankfurter Dom, in front of the souvenir shop with the red sign. Image
   Hamburg – Hamburg Rathaus, in front of the main entrance
   Munchen – München Olympiazentrum, BMW Welt, main entrance. Image 1. Image 2.
   Nurnberg – Willy-Brandt-Denkmal (monument) at the Willy-Brandt-Platz, next to statue. Image.
   Würzburg – Warriors Memorial near the Wurzburg Residence. Image.

   Hong Kong

   In front of Joe Banana’s Bar in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island (Jaffe Road and Laurd Road).

   Iceland

   Reykjavik – Leif Ericsson statue in Hallgrímstorg Church

   India

   Mumbai – D-mart in Powai, beside the tree by the main entrance. Image. Google Map.

   Iran

   Tehran – Niavaran Park, Tehran. Meet at the eastern side of the main fountain in front of the ice cream shop.
   Ireland
   Naas – In front of main entrance of Naas Courthouse

   Israel

   Tel Aviv – In front of the main entrance to Sarona Market

   Italy

   Bari – Parco 2 Giugno, in front of main entrance on Viale Einaudi. Image.
   Reggio calabria – Museo Nazionale, in front of main entrance. Image.
   Rome – At the Spanish Steps, in front of the Montcler store, at the corner of Via Condotti. Image.

   Japan

   Osaka – Next to the KFC beside HEP 5 shopping mall. Address:6-15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0017, Japan. Image.
   Tokyo – Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square, beside glass structure

   Mexico

   Mexico City – Beside Kiosko de Coyoacan. Image.

   Morocco

   Settat – Horse Fountain. Image. Google Map.

   Nepal

   Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, between the two tall columns. Image.

   Netherlands

   Amsterdam – The center of ”Spui”, a square, meeting in front of the ”Maagdenhuis”. Image.
   Utrecht – Center of Neude Square

   New Zealand

   Auckland – Aotea Square on Queen Street, next to the industrial statue
   Dunedin – In front of of Dunedin Town Hall at archway below the steps. Image.
   Wellington – Glover Park, in front of “The Rogue & The Vagabond” under the minarets art sculpture.

   Philippines

   Manila – Greenbelt mall beside the R-letter pedestal at the entrance near the Hermes store. Image 1, Image 2.

   Poland

   Gdansk – At Fontanna Neptuna
   Katowice – Spodek (Saucer) in Katowice. Address:ul. Korfantego 35
   Warsaw – In front of Starbucks across from the Mariott Hotel. Image.
   Wroclaw – In the middle of Plac Solny (“Salt Square”/Flower Market), beside the Iglica (needle) statue. Stare Miasto 50-061/50-062, Wroclaw.

   Portugal

   Lisbon – Restauradores – Monument to the Restorers, in front of the obelisk, near Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. Image.

   Romania

   Bucharest – Piata Universitatii – Fantana. Image.

   Russia

   Novosibirsk – Next to the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square

   Serbia

   Belgrade – Trg Republike, in front of horse statue

   Singapore

   Singapore – Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut, underneath big arch. Image.

   Slovenia

   Ljubljana – “The Illyrian Provinces Monument” (Ilirski steber) at the “French Revolution Square” (Trg Francoske revolucije)

   South Korea

   Seoul – In front of Bosingak Belfry. Jonggak station, subway line 1, exit 4.

   Spain

   Barcelona – Underneath Arc de Triomf monument
   Granada – In front of Granada Cathedral

   Sweden

   Stockholm – Medborgarplatsen, in front of first glass structure. Image.
   Switzerland
   Basel – Baarfuesserplatz Tram Stop, by the tall pole. Image.
   Taiwan
   Taipei – On Tap Pub, in front of main entrance. Address:No. 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

   Thailand

   Bangkok – In front of Starbucks Terminal 21

   United Arab Emirates

   Dubai – Dubai Mall, in front of Tim Horton. Image.

   United Kingdom

   Cardiff – Beside female statue in front of Hilton Cardiff on Friary Road. Image.
   Edinburgh – Covenanter’s Memorial in Grassmarket
   Glasgow – George Square. Meet by the tall obelisk statue.
   Leeds – The center of Millenium Square
   London – Royal Airforce Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park (Hyde Park Corner side)
   London – In front of Royal Exchange beside horseman statue (outside “Bank” tube station)
   Manchester – In front of the main entrance to Sinclair’s Oyster Pub
   Newcastle – Beside Grey’s monument
   Shrewsbury – Frankwell car park, bottom of the pedestrian walkway.

please, notify anyone you know that goes into these areas that they aren’t safe; also, edit if you or anyone you know has any information on more areas that there will be “make rape legal” meetups!!

So people are always talking about how popular restaurants (likeChipotle or Starbucks) delivering would be great! But like I just downloaded an app that does this! The third party app is called Postmates (available for iOS and Android) and I just used it right now, for a special promotion they were having on a free Five Guys burger and since I was a first time user, I got free delivery using my friend’s promo code rjlf that provided 10$. I wanted to spread some useful information to others who may be in my poor college student situation. Postmates is active in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay), New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Orange County, Portland, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Minneapolis, and Charlotte. My friend told me they always have promotions with free food every other week so after your first order, all you will need to do is pay for delivery. But even if you don’t want to wait for the promos, they have a selection of restaurants, varying from area, and even if the restaurant you want is not in their main selection, you can ask for special requests and they’ll do it! So if you’re interested, use promo code rjlf for free delivery on your first order!

Important Facts About LA, AKA National City

So since Supergirl takes place in National City, there are some things you need to know about LA for fic writing purposes. There are so many small, but instrumental details about LA that just kinda get glossed over, or treated like it’s New York or something. So I’ve lived on the West Side for my entire life—Santa Monica, West Wood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, etc area. I went to school in the San Fernando Valley (yes, when people talk about “the Valley” or “Valley Girls” this is it. Shut up I am not a valley girl), and I work in the Arts District downtown. I know a fair amount—although still not all of it. So here’s some fun facts about LA for your fics because oh my god are some things not talked about or just glossed over that you need to know. 

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What is FabHub?

FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.

You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.

Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround. However, with the rise of technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and CNC Machining, their integration with the Internet and digital communication technologies, more and more designers, makers and product companies are using digital fabrication techniques to produce specialised, bespoke, customised and personalised products.

In many cases, makers and digital fabricators can help refine designs, make sure they’re structurally sound and makable and / or finish and arrange delivery. This often includes engineering and CAD work to fix and analyse 3D models, file conversion and / or post production and finishing work (like sanding, polishing and applying a finish or coating to the raw product coming off the machine).

Current services offered include: 2D Colour Print Media, 3D Film/Video Production, 3D Printing, 3D Print Post-Processing, 3D Scanning, Architectural Model Making, Assembly, CAD Modelling & File Conversion, Casting, CNC Lathing, CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Routing, Concept / Block Model Making, Concept Design, Construction Services, ddd (d), Design, Design Analysis, Experiental 3D Production, Fabrication, Finishing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Guidance, Joinery & Cladding, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, Laser Processes, Laser Welding, Materials, Media & Print, Metal Casting / Die Casting, Metal Coating / Plating, Metalworks, MultiJet Modeling (ZCorp) (MJM), Polishing, Polyjet Matrix (Objet), Powder Coating (Powder Coating), Printing, Product Scale Model Making, Rapid Injection Tooling (RIT), Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM), Scale Model Making, Scanning, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Sheet & Film Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Spray Painting, Stereolithography (SLA), Technical Services, Tube Bending (Tube Bending), Turnkey Build Projects, Vacuum Casting / Vacuum Forming, Vinyl Printing & Application, Waterjet Cutting.

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While many of these cities offer a plethora of universities, arts organizations, top-notch health care institutions, and strong start-up culture, if there’s one thing they don’t offer it’s a cheap cost of living.

2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel

Keeping an eye on my Ridge lest some pesky Kansas City Royals fan tries to take it! This is some benchmark stuff. Rich blackberries and raspberries macerated with aged balsamic and brown sugar into a decadent syrup. Pine needles. Great acidity to keep all this decadence in check on the palate. GO GIANTS!!! 

4/5 bones

$$

Zinfandel, Petite Sirah

13.8% abv

Sonoma County, California, USA