Some years ago, Potrero Avenue was repaved along its entire length. In a monumental case of poor planning, shortly thereafter PG&E ripped up the new pavement and replaced the gas lines along the entire length of the road. This destroyed the bike lanes' integrity along both sides. (Most noticeable between 16th and 24th Streets.) Currently they are rideable only with great annoyance and difficulty. (I have many broken spokes to prove it.)
An apparently homeless family has been living out of a maroon Honda (with white racing stripe) on Newhall between Jerrold and Kirkwood. The kids are very small, 0-6mo. and ~2 years. I have seen the father more than the mother and feel badly for them, of course, but the father is rather sketchy in his appearance and how he looks around at people in the neighborhood. He also left a gallon container of used car oil uncapped just out on the curb after changing the oil on a car in the street (Newhall), presumably for some money. It would be nice if they kids were checked up on but really I would like to just have the family and the car checked occasionally because as a resident of the block (around the corner from where they are staying) I'm not interested in welcoming more sketchy characters in to the neighborhood.
**Update (10/15/11)- the kids and the mom are presumably gone. The car must've been towed but homeboy is still sketcherific. Still doing illegal mechanic work but not with the same frequency. There are several containers of uncapped used motor oil to be found at the NW corner of Kirkwood and Newhall right now. Yesterday he was riding a bike down Kirkwood and stole someone's rolling Recology bin.
714 Rhode Island Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA - Potrero Hill
SIDEWALK BLOCKING: Maybe permitted (200911302208?), but should not have been! Almost complete blockage of sidewalk, so owner could privatize sidewalk and create level parking spot for himself on a steep hillside. This prevents wheelchairs from using it, and forces pedestrians into the street. They should have to tear it down and restore sidewalk to uniform condition.
701-789 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA - Potrero Hill
The furniture warehouse company leaves their trash, garbage, broken glass, broken furniture, etc all over the sidewalk after they stop working. Today a piece of glass cut my foot (I was wearing sandals). They constantly leave their trash everywhere and don't follow up on cleaning after themselves.