Drinking in public before Lunch?!?!?

It seems that Natoma, between 6th and Mary, has become an early morning “safe” place to drink 40 oz Malt Liquor drinks for a group of approximately 5 individuals of Central or South American descent. They typically arrive about 7:15 am and leave at 10:00 or 10:30 am. While walking the dog on a number of occasions I followed them from the Homeless Shelter, on 5th and Bryant, to the place of their daily morning ritual (Natoma Street) If you happen to live in the hood and find yourself passing these guys, please, please, please call SFPD Non Emergency Number for the local station house (415)553-0123, tell them what you see, give them your name and number and request the officer make contact with you upon completion of the work ticket. The only difference it seems between this hood and say… Nob Hill, is the sheer number of individuals willing to make that call and “get involved” please call, please follow up and above all engage the Police when you see them and let them know what you see. It’s the base model of Community Policing.

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2 Responses to Drinking in public before Lunch?!?!?

  1. robert says:

    I am interested to find out if any of your photos are taken in the Natoma st alley between 5th and 6th street. I was planning on attending a number of conferences and workshops at an agency that recently relocated there but it looks unsafe and gross. Please let me know.

    • dewey says:

      most of the pictures here were taken in the area bounded by 4th and 7th streets, and market and folsom streets, which wold include natoma between 5th and 6th.

      yep, some of the area is gross, but some is nice, and i would not call it unsafe. any place can be unsafe depending on the time and activity, and that is true for this area. i wouldn’t not come to your workshops based on just these photos.

      (i’m curious to learn what firm has relocated to that part of the street; it’s not exactly a massive residential or business area. there are a few apartment buildings and smaller dwellings, and then there are a few small businesses.)

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