Those unwieldy bricks also known as the Yellow Pages may finally be out of our lives for good. Unless you request yours, the Board of Supervisors is one step closer to banning the delivery of unwanted phone directories. Of course, the final vote is next week and the Yellow Page industry is in full lobbying mode.
Owners of electric cars will soon have a place to charge their vehicles. Mayor Ed Lee recently announced that the city will be installing 80 new electric car charging stations. The stations will be located at city-owned parking garages, SFO and, possibly, select public libraries and installations will begin next month.
Down a small alley off of Valencia Street, the casual wanderer can find some artistic surprises hiding around every corner. This small collection of murals brings out one’s inner child with their whimsical and cartoon-like subjects. Take a walk down San Francisco side alleys for a diversion into art!
Per usual, some cab and tow truck companies are offering free rides and tow truck services for Cinco de Mayo.
There’s a lot of art going up recently on Market Street between 6th and 7th. Next to the UN Plaza, I spotted a new installation by artist Karen Cusolito called Valiant Flowers and murals by Paz de la Calzada, Rafael Landea, and Robert Harris at 1127, 1020, and 998 Market St., respectively. These projects are part of an effort to revitalize Market Street headed by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Kick-off opening event for the Central Market Art In Storefronts is Friday, May 13 from 5-7pm at 998 Market Street. Artists’ works will be on display from May 13-August 13, 2011.