Playground airplane stirs major issues
The current plan to replace the military plane that once inhabited Larsen Park on 19th Avenue in San Francisco reminded me of the controversy that was as much a part of the aircraft-turned-playground-structure as the lead-based paint and graffiti that coated its aerodynamic shape.
Many residents believed that a symbol of war occupying a children’s playground was inappropriate if not obscene. Read More
Police are hunting heartless scammers who persuaded an elderly man in San Francisco to pay them $7,000 as a penalty for jaywalking.
The 88-year-old man’s daughter called police saying her pops had jaywalked at 19th and Holloway avenues, near San Francisco State University, on Friday afternoon.
One of two men told her pops that he could get in a lot of trouble for jaywalking, but that if he shelled out $7,000 “he would take care of it,” police at Ingleside Station said. Read More
The northbound Interstate Highway 280 ramp to state Highway 1 and 19th Avenue in San Francisco has reopened after a fatal crash this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle at around 3 a.m., CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said.The connector ramp was closed to traffic until about 5 a.m. as CHP officers investigated the incident. Read More
When people say Rome wasn’t built in a day, they’re usually referring to lengthy reform movements or massive public works projects. Traditionally, the phrase does not apply to the installation of a single traffic signal.
Except in San Francisco. Read More
A crash on San Francisco’s 19th Avenue sent one person to the hospital Thursday morning, a fire dispatcher said.The crash was reported in the area of 19th and Holloway avenues at about 5:50 a.m.One person was transported to a hospital, and the southbound lanes of 19th Avenue had to be shut down briefly, the dispatcher said. He did not have additional details on the incident. Read More
After a dangerous 2009, traffic accidents dropped dramatically last year in four double-fine zones in San Francisco, including a 35 percent decrease on 19th Avenue. The decline seems to spell success for this form of accident deterrence.For years, local state Sen. Leland Yee tried to pass a law that would double the cost of traffic fines on 19th Avenue, a busy thoroughfare that doubles as state Highway 1. Read More
Police activity created a stir at a gas station on San Francisco's 19th Avenue today before officers determined the call they were responding to had no merit.
A resident near 19th Avenue and Santiago Street called police shortly before 1 p.m. to report three people on a fire escape, two armed with guns, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More
Doubling the traffic fines on city streets that also serve as highways does not prevent car crashes and pedestrian accidents on the busy thoroughfares, according to new statistics.
In January 2009, a new state law doubled the fines for traffic violations on two stretches of roadway in San Francisco — state Route 1 and U.S. Highway 101. Read More
The California Department of Transportation has announced various lane closures between today and Friday as part of the state Highway 1 Traffic Signal Upgrade Project.
The project will include lane closures along Highway 1, or 19th Avenue, at Lincoln Way, Eucalyptus Drive, Holloway Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard so that crews can install electrical conduit as part of an effort to upgrade the existing traffic signal system, according to Caltrans. Read More