Beleaguered Alamo Square 'Super Bowl 50' Statue Now Salutes 'Superb Owl 50'

Photo via SF Citizen
By Rose Garrett - Published on January 27, 2016.

The temporary Super Bowl 50 statues, erected in Alamo Square and elsewhere, have already gotten their share of criticism (and vandalism). Today, SF Citizen sends us this photo, reporting that the Alamo Square installation has undergone a somewhat predictable letter switch. He writes:

"Alamo Square Super Bowl 50 "50" sculpture got hit again, last night/this morning? Every part of this thing has been mangled at this point. So yes it's graffiti-proof, sort of, but just go up there and take a look at it now—it'll take some work to make it presentable again ..."

About 1 hour ago
San Francisco Mission

Mission Pupuseria owner fends off violent customer with furious table-flipping skills

An unruly customer messed with the wrong grandmother at Panchita's Pupuseria, where the matriarch owner took matters — and a large wooden table — into her own hands. Read More

About 23 hours ago
San Francisco

New statewide stay-at-home order sounding likely as first week of December brings escalating COVID hospitalizations

Just ten days after announcing a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew for all "Purple" tier counties in California, Governor Gavin Newsom today gave a stark warning that stricter orders akin to what we saw in March may be coming within days amid quickly escalating coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations. Read More

About 23 hours ago
San Francisco Financial District

American Institute of Architects takes over ground-floor space in landmark Hallidie Building

The landmark Hallidie Building (130 Sutter St.) is getting a new ground-floor tenant next year, and it's the professional organization for architects that has long occupied some offices on an upper floor of the building. Read More

1 day ago
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight smoke shop owner arrested in Salt Lake City after allegedly refusing to wear a face mask to board an airplane

A man who made international headlines after allegedly attempting to board a Delta flight out of Salt Lake City while refusing to put on a face mask turns out to be the owner of Upper Haight smoke shop Pipe Dreams (1376 Haight St.), which advertises itself as the oldest smoke shop in San Francisco. Read More