Lower Haight, San Francisco
The Lower Haight is a neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Haight-Fillmore, in San Francisco, California. The eastern boundary is placed at Webster Street, Laguna Street. It is east of the more famous Haight-Ashbury, which is known as the Upper Haight. The name derives from the significant elevation change as Haight Street climbs steeply from Scott Street to Buena Vista Park, the area straddles a shallow valley between Mint Hill and Upper Haight, sloping down from Oak Street toward Duboce. Duboce Park, toward the corner of Duboce and Scott, is a park containing a childrens playground, dog park. Adjacent neighborhoods include the Western Addition/Alamo Square to the north, Duboce Triangle to the south, Hayes Valley to the east, in 2015, many real estate listings inaccurately called the Lower Haight Hayes Valley but no part of Haight Street is part of Hayes Valley. The Association considers the neighborhood to be a subset of the Hayes Valley, a mixture of restaurants, small nightclubs, drinking establishments, residences and hair salons characterizes the Lower Haight.
Neighborhood institutions include John Muir Elementary School, San Francisco Zen Center, The United States Mint and Koshland parks, Lower Haight differs from Upper Haight by having a more diverse population and a smaller number of retail businesses. The Victorian and Edwardian houses tend to be less ornately painted and maintained in the Lower Haight than in the Haight/Ashbury neighborhood, the neighborhood has been referred to as having a grungey, post-punk bohemian atmosphere. In response to crime, a moratorium was placed in 2006 on new licenses in the neighborhood. In 2008, the San Francisco Planning Commission decided that the historic pattern of crime is no barrier to having multiple Medical Cannabis Dispensaries there. The San Francisco Zen Center is at the northeast edge of the neighborhood in an elegant brick building designed by famed architect Julia Morgan in 1922. The area is served by several San Francisco Municipal Railway bus lines, surveys show that this neighborhood has one of the highest number of daily trips by bike per capita of any San Francisco neighborhood, and walking is very popular.
Haight-Ashbury Lower Haight Neighborhood Site Haighteration a blog about the Lower Haight, sFStation, Lower Haight Lower Haight group, Tribe. net
19th Avenue (San Francisco)
19th Avenue in San Francisco, California, is an 8 km long, six-lane arterial thoroughfare that bisects the southwestern part of the city. It begins at the edge of Golden Gate Park in the Sunset District, as the continuation of Crossover Drive. After running through the Sunset District to Sloat Boulevard, it continues south, passing Stonestown Galleria and San Francisco State University and it passes Junipero Serra and finally ends at the western border of Ingleside neighborhood. Despite being a city street, the avenue between Golden Gate Park and Junipero Serra Blvd. is designated as part of the State Highway 1. The portion of the avenue between Eucalyptus Drive and Junipero Serra Boulevard is run by the Muni Metro M Ocean View light rail, 19th Avenue is located between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue. Previous legislative efforts were vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, in 2007, the bill failed to come to a final vote before the Senate session ended. On 22 February 2008, Yee successfully reintroduced the bill
Macondray Lane is a small pedestrian lane on the southeastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco, California. A wooded enclave in the heart of the city, it was recast by Armistead Maupin as Barbary Lane for his Tales of the City, macondray Lane extends two blocks east-west between Leavenworth and Taylor Streets, paralleling Union and Green Streets. At the Taylor Street end, a set of steps descend from the lane to Taylor Street, views from the lane extend northward to Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay
California State Route 1
State Route 1 is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U. S. state of California. At a total of just over 655.8 miles, it is the longest state route in California, Highway 1 has several portions designated as either Pacific Coast Highway, Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern terminus is at Interstate 5 near Dana Point in Orange County, Highway 1 at times runs concurrently with US101, most notably through a 54-mile stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge. The highway is designated as an All-American Road, SR1 was built piecemeal in various stages, with the first section opening in the Big Sur region in the 1930s. However, portions of the route had several names and numbers over the years as more segments opened and it was not until the 1964 state highway renumbering that the entire route was officially designated as Highway 1. Highway 1 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System, only a few stretches between Los Angeles and San Francisco have officially been designated as a scenic highway.
The Big Sur section from San Luis Obispo to Carmel is an official National Scenic Byway, the entire route is designated as a Blue Star Memorial Highway to recognize those in the United States armed forces. In Southern California, the California Legislature has designated the segment between Interstate 5 in Dana Point and US101 near Oxnard as the Pacific Coast Highway, the legislature has designated the route as the Shoreline Highway between the Manzanita Junction near Marin City and Leggett. Smaller segments of the highway have been assigned other names by the state. The legislature has relinquished state control of segments within Dana Point, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, and Oxnard. The route annually helps bring several billion dollars to the tourism industry. Segments of Highway 1 range from a rural road to an urban freeway. Because of the former, long distance thru traffic traveling between the metropolitan areas are instead advised to use faster routes such as US101 or I-5. At its southernmost end in Orange County, Highway 1 terminates at I-5 in Capistrano Beach in Dana Point and it travels west into the city center.
After leaving Dana Point, Highway 1 continues northwest along the coast through Laguna Beach, Highway 1 enters Newport Beach, where it is known as simply Coast Highway. Upon entering Huntington Beach, Highway 1 regains the Pacific Coast Highway designation and it passes Huntington State Beach and the southern terminus of California State Route 39 before reaching Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. PCH continues along the coast into Seal Beach, the city on its journey in Orange County. PCH enters Los Angeles County and the city of Long Beach after crossing the San Gabriel River, Highway 1 continues northwest through the city to its junction with Lakewood Boulevard and Los Coyotes Diagonal at the Los Alamitos Circle, more than 2 miles from the coast
Geary Boulevard is a major east-west 5. Geary Boulevard terminates near Sutro Heights Park at 48th Avenue, close to the Cliff House above Ocean Beach at the Pacific Ocean, at 40th Avenue, Geary intersects with Point Lobos Avenue, which takes through traffic to the Cliff House, Ocean Beach and the Great Highway. It is a commercial artery through the Richmond District, it is lined with stores and restaurants. The boulevard borders Japantown between Fillmore and Laguna Streets, the roadway was originally called Point Lobos Avenue, a name which survives as a branch and extension of the current street. The modern name pays tribute to John W. Geary, the first mayor of San Francisco after California became a U. S. state, Geary Boulevard has the highest address and block numbers in San Francisco, with the last block being the 8300 block. In addition, although it is unsigned and contains no habitable structures, the right-of-way began as a dirt carriage track to the Cliff House and Ocean Beach, two popular local attractions.
For a time, a flat track paralleled the road where horsemen raced their mounts on Sundays, cable cars were operated on the street from 1880 to 1912 by the Geary Street and Ocean Railway. They initially ran from Market Street to Central, connecting to an extension running steam powered cars along Geary to 1st Avenue, in 1892, the cable car line was extended to 5th Avenue, where it turned south to reach Golden Gate Park directly. Despite its name, the Geary Street Park & Ocean Railway never actually reached the ocean, the B Geary line eventually reached Playland and Ocean Beach after turning south at 33rd Avenue and west on Balboa Avenue. This made the length of Geary from Market Street to 48th served by streetcars. If and when a streetcar line is built along Geary. The section of the boulevard between Franklin Street and Masonic Avenue was upgraded to an expressway in 1961. It features between four and eight lanes and two grade separations at Masonic and Fillmore, complete with frontage lanes.
Geary Boulevard lends its name to the open source email client Geary. There have been feasibility studies by Muni that have investigated the possibility of creating a rail line on Geary. A bus rapid transit line is being planned on Geary Boulevard between Van Ness and 33rd Avenue, with a target completion date is 2019-2020. The McLoughlin Gallery, an art gallery at 49 Geary Street Media related to Geary Boulevard
California State Route 35
State Route 35 in the U. S. It provides views of the Silicon Valley Metropolitan Area. It was originally designated State Route 5, but this was changed with the creation of Interstate 5 in 1964 and this route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System. However, only the portion from the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara County line to the SR92 junction is actually a scenic highway. The highway begins at the junction of Summit Road and State Route 17. It bears the name Skyline Boulevard for a majority of its route along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west of Silicon Valley, passing cities such as San Jose and Palo Alto. The southern portion of the road, starting at Highway 17 and ending at Black Road, is mostly a narrow, from Black Road going north the road has been upgraded. The road reaches its highest elevation near Sanborn Skyline County Park at about 3,000 ft, the ridge that the road follows forms the border between Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
However, the boundary is so irregular that the road weaves in, Highway 35 is co-routed with SR92 for 2 miles east, descending towards Crystal Springs Reservoir, which it crosses on a causeway, and joins Interstate 280 northbound for 6 miles. However, on the side, Route 35 exists as a separate road to the west of the freeway between Bunker Hill Dr. and Route 92, as there is no connector road between 280 South and 92 West. Route 35 departs from 280 at the end of San Bruno, running to the west of the freeway, regaining the ridgetop separating South San Francisco. Because of its views and winding roadway, Skyline Boulevard. Many sports cars and motorcycles can be found congregating near the intersections with State Route 9 and State Route 84, mountain bikers are commonly found at the many trailheads along the road. Numerous hiking trails originate from parking lots off Skyline in these open spaces. Whenever there is snow on the higher elevations, many people take their families up to see and play in the snow.
For most of the route, State Route 35 offers vistas of both Silicon Valleys skyline, and the Pacific Ocean, among the bayside streams are San Francisquito Creek, Redwood Creek, and San Bruno Creek. As old highway maps show, State Route 35 was originally designated State Route 5, the number was changed in the 1964 renumbering. The original state route 35 was located in southern California and ran north to south from State Route 22 to U. S.99, the highway continued west on Centralia Road and north along Pioneer Blvd. until hitting San Antonio drive at Rosecrans Ave
Castro District, San Francisco
The Castro District, commonly referenced as The Castro, is a neighborhood in Eureka Valley in San Francisco. The Castro was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States, San Franciscos gay village is mostly concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. It extends down Market Street toward Church Street and on sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street. Some consider it to include Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights, which both have a strong LGBT presence and it reappears in several discontinuous sections before ultimately terminating at Chenery Street, in the heart of Glen Park. Castro Street was named for José Castro, a Californian leader of Mexican opposition to U. S. rule in California in the 19th century, and alcalde of Alta California from 1835 to 1836. The neighborhood now known as the Castro was created in 1887 when the Market Street Railway Company built a line linking Eureka Valley to downtown.
In 1891, Alfred E. Clarke built his mansion at the corner of Douglass and it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire which destroyed a large portion of San Francisco. Up to the 19th century, the possession of the Russian Empire in North America included the modern-day U. S. State of Alaska and settlements in the modern-day U. S. states of California. These Russian possessions were collectively and officially referred to by the name Russian America from 1733 to 1867, formal incorporation of the possessions by Russia did not take place until the establishment of the Russian-American Company in 1799. At the time, Russia was a young naval power. From the start, in 1840–1865, three consecutive Finnish pastors served this pastorate, Uno Cygnaeus, Gabriel Plathán and Georg Gustaf Winter, the Finns Aaron Sjöstrom and Otto Reinhold Rehn served as the parish organists/sextons during the same period. In 1841, under the governorship of Russian America by Finnish Arvid Adolf Etholén, during the final three decades of the existence of Russian America, Finnish Chief Managers of Russian America included Arvid Adolf Etholén in 1840–1845 and Johan Hampus Furuhjelm in 1859–1864.
A third Finn, Johan Joachim von Bartram, declined the offer for the term between 1850 and 1855. All three were high ranking Imperial naval officers, in reference to San Francisco, researcher Maria J. Enckell states the following about the Finns in the Russian-American Company, Russia relied heavily on Finnish seamen. These seamen manned Russian naval ships as well as its deep-sea-going vessels, Company records show that in the early 1800s these ships were crewed predominantly by merchant seamen from Finland. From 1840 onward the Companys around-the-world ships were manned entirely by Finnish merchant skippers, Most Company ships stationed in Sitka and the Northern Pacific were likewise manned by Finnish skippers and Finnish crews. During the California Gold Rush and in its aftermath, a substantial Finnish population had settled in San Francisco, Kalevalas visit in the city received a very warm welcome and created much attention. In addition to the Finnish-built corvette Kalevala now returning to the U.
S, Finnish officers serving in the squadron included Theodor Kristian Avellan, who became the Minister of Naval Affairs of the Russian Empire
Mission Street is a north-south arterial thoroughfare in Daly City and San Francisco, California that runs from Daly Citys southern border to San Franciscos northeast waterfront. The street and San Franciscos Mission District through which it runs were named for the Spanish Mission Dolores, only the southern half is historically part of El Camino Real, which connected the missions. Part of Mission Street in Daly City is signed as part of State Route 82, from the south, Mission Street begins as a continuation of SR 82/El Camino Real at the Colma-Daly City border, just south of San Pedro Road. Mission Street runs north to the Top of the Hill district, where SR82 splits as San Jose Avenue to the northeast and it crosses the San Francisco city limits mid-block between Templeton Avenue in Daly City and Huron Avenue in San Francisco. Near Van Ness Avenue, the road turns northeast again and travels through Mid-Market, regis Museum Tower,555 Mission Street, Millennium Tower,535 Mission Street,350 Mission Street, and the Salesforce Tower