Pen Pop: Street Art is more than just murals and graffiti. It’s the color of store displays and traffic cones; it’s a restaurant’s no-smoking notice; and it’s the handmade sign of mom & pop stores. Noticing these different compositions, colors, and mediums is one of the joys of walking around the city. See it all after the jump.
PENPOP: Many interesting pieces fly under the radar for years because of their size. Which is lucky for us – there’s a sense of discovery in sighting these small drawings on rusted grates, locks, and pipes: PsyFi at Ocean Beach; Oddfellow in the Mission; Plant Trees on Market Street; and Flesh in Civic Center.
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The 15-year old girl who was gang-raped by over a dozen males in a remote courtyard outside Richmond High School during a homecoming dance Oct. 24, 2009, has settled a civic suit for $4 million. She will get $2.5 million right away and the other $2.5 million will be doled out over the course of 40 years. I guess this is one positive thing to come out of such a tragic, horrific story.