People's Railway, Reclaiming Wood, Potrero Party and Drilling SF

The Leaning Victorian of Oakland was recently demolished, and just look at all that authentic value we can now extract from the neighborhood in the form of reclaimed wood with which to panel our speakeasies and coworking cafes! It’s the circle of gentrification life. [Oakland Tribune]

Another frightening fire broke out today near Duboce Park at 1:34 in the afternoon, reaching three alarms, damaging multiple buildings, injuring one firefighter and presumably displacing a number of residents. [SF Appeal]

In other Victoriana, Bernalwood takes a look at the sordid, crime-ravaged past of Bernal Heights back in the 80s. The 1880s, when Goat Chasers Great Internal Tonic and Stomach Chaser was the drug of choice and people had a habit of getting stabby. [Bernalwood]

“In our view the current bubble is an echo of the previous tech bubble, but with fewer large capitalization stocks and much less public enthusiasm” says a hedge fund bro, citing “Huge first day IPO pops for companies that have done little more than use the right buzzwords and attract the right venture capital.” Sounds familliar! [ValleywagWSJ]

“Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction” author Annalee Newitz shares her story of dot-boom San Francisco inmigration, class dynamics on the 48-Quintara and multi-modal transportation conflicts. Spoiler alert: It all ends on an optimistic note! [Muni Diaries]

Meet the people who get to drill San Francisco every night. By which we mean they operate the massive boring machines digging the tunnel for the Central Subway, of course. [SF Magazine]

If you want tickets to the Phono del Sol party on June 12th in Potrero del Sol Park, reserve your spot by buying tickets now and get a sneak peak at the as-yet-unannounced lineup. [The Bay Bridged

[Photo Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group]

Comments (2)

At least Phono Del Sol can board on the side of optimisim. I’m so in this year!

Phony Del Blanco.