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Have you seen Homer around?

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July 15, 2014

Have you seen Homer around?

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Have you seen this missing woman?

Author: snapshotist

July 13, 2014

Have you seen this missing woman?

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You won’t miss a single second of the World Cup final at Iron & Steam’s walk-up espresso. Polk between California and Pine.

Author: snapshotist

July 13, 2014

You won’t miss a single second of the World Cup final at Iron & Steam’s walk-up espresso. Polk between California and Pine.

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On Larkin, between Post and Geary and across the street from Little Henry’s, is a building that’s been boarded up for years. In the past few months, there’s been construction activity. Today, the boards were down and I was able to get a first peek at the new business.

Carlos Rocha, a professional UFC fighter with an impressive 9 wins under his Team Dárcio Lira black belt, is set to open, at the end of the month, the second bay area jiu-jitsu school under the Dárcio Lira name. His brother runs the first location out of Livermore.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu has an incredible storied history and its rich teachings flow like tributaries back to the Famous Five and, ultimately, Rolls Gracie. As Carlos told me, to study at his school is not just to exercise, is not just to learn fighting technique. It’s a holistic, mind and body, training and education.

The affable Rocha took time to explain to me some of Brazilian jiu-jitsus past and graciously invited me in to the building - still under construction but whose padded, orange floor is ready for grappling - for a quick work out. I couldn’t think of a worse idea for this out-of-shape body of mine.

What separates the Dárcio Lira school apart from the Gracie schools in the bay area, he told me, is he, Carlos, will “personally be in your corner.” So if you are to train and choose to compete, he will be there. This ain’t no Tae Bo class.

While we spoke, a Tenderloin police cruiser rolled up and an officer immediately recognized Rocha. The officer explained he studied jiu-jitsu elsewhere in the city and had to stop when he saw two men in gis standing on the sidewalk. Carlos extended the same offer to the officer, “you’re always welcome here. Just bring you gi.”

Author: snapshotist

July 9, 2014

On Larkin, between Post and Geary and across the street from Little Henry’s, is a building that’s been boarded up for years. In the past few months, there’s been construction activity. Today, the boards were down and I was able to get a first peek at the new business.

Carlos Rocha, a professional UFC fighter with an impressive 9 wins under his Team Dárcio Lira black belt, is set to open, at the end of the month, the second bay area jiu-jitsu school under the Dárcio Lira name. His brother runs the first location out of Livermore.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu has an incredible storied history and its rich teachings flow like tributaries back to the Famous Five and, ultimately, Rolls Gracie. As Carlos told me, to study at his school is not just to exercise, is not just to learn fighting technique. It’s a holistic, mind and body, training and education.

The affable Rocha took time to explain to me some of Brazilian jiu-jitsus past and graciously invited me in to the building - still under construction but whose padded, orange floor is ready for grappling - for a quick work out. I couldn’t think of a worse idea for this out-of-shape body of mine.

What separates the Dárcio Lira school apart from the Gracie schools in the bay area, he told me, is he, Carlos, will “personally be in your corner.” So if you are to train and choose to compete, he will be there. This ain’t no Tae Bo class.

While we spoke, a Tenderloin police cruiser rolled up and an officer immediately recognized Rocha. The officer explained he studied jiu-jitsu elsewhere in the city and had to stop when he saw two men in gis standing on the sidewalk. Carlos extended the same offer to the officer, “you’re always welcome here. Just bring you gi.”

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The dramz has been heating up in the ‘hood lately.

Author: snapshotist

July 8, 2014

The dramz has been heating up in the ‘hood lately.

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Have you seen this chihuahua?

Author: snapshotist

July 8, 2014

Have you seen this chihuahua?

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Reward for a guitar that went missing from the music studio on Bush, between Polk and Larkin. $300 - no questions asked. Phone number on the flyer.

Author: snapshotist

July 6, 2014

Reward for a guitar that went missing from the music studio on Bush, between Polk and Larkin. $300 - no questions asked. Phone number on the flyer.

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Have you seen her?

Author: snapshotist

July 6, 2014

Have you seen her?

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June 25, 2014

Ideal Auto retired in December and the building is getting a new tenant, called Great Useful Stuff. Great Useful Stuff has been an online-only SF shop selling home and lifestyle goods since 2010.

http://greatusefulstuff.com

Larkin, between California and Pine.

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NIMBYism in effect. An outpatient psychiatric care service that lives in the ‘Loin would like to move to lower Nob Hill. A meeting is planned tomorrow at Hotel Carlton to, what I assume, come up with a plan to stop the move, according to the time of the flyer. The official city meeting will be on July 15.

Author: snapshotist

June 25, 2014

NIMBYism in effect. An outpatient psychiatric care service that lives in the ‘Loin would like to move to lower Nob Hill. A meeting is planned tomorrow at Hotel Carlton to, what I assume, come up with a plan to stop the move, according to the time of the flyer. The official city meeting will be on July 15.

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Green Apple Market had their grand opening today. Get your halal meat at the corner of Polk and Post. Definitely no relation to Big Apple, as was previously rumored.

Author: snapshotist

June 19, 2014

Green Apple Market had their grand opening today. Get your halal meat at the corner of Polk and Post. Definitely no relation to Big Apple, as was previously rumored.

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June 14, 2014

World Cup action at Civic Center. England v Italy coming up! Four food trucks serving up grub. BYOB - bring your own blanket. Also, BYOB.

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Emperor Norton’s has a cool, new sign. Larkin, between Eddy and Turk.

Author: snapshotist

June 14, 2014

Emperor Norton’s has a cool, new sign. Larkin, between Eddy and Turk.

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Kahn and Keville remind us of our priorities.

Author: snapshotist

June 14, 2014

Kahn and Keville remind us of our priorities.

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Dear, Ron Conway.

Author: snapshotist

June 10, 2014

Dear, Ron Conway.

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