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SAN FRANCISCO: Tenderloin school gets new neighbor: sex club
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/10 | C.W. Nevius

Posted on 02/16/2010 7:45:18 AM PST by SmithL

Marie-France Ladine, principal of the San Francisco City Academy in the Tenderloin, got an unpleasant surprise last week. She learned that the faith-based school's new neighbor is going to be the Power Exchange sex club.

"Our school is right next door," she said. "We can hear the music through the wall."

Actually, that music was from the previous tenant, the Pink Diamonds strip club, and if you were a world-class optimist, you might say that the Power Exchange is an improvement. Although the sex club has been controversial, it hasn't had the outbreaks of violence that made Pink Diamonds notorious.

"One evening we had a youth group," Ladine said. "And as soon as they got there, shots were fired. They were diving on the floor."

Terrance Alan, who owns the building at 220 Jones, next to the Academy, says it isn't his fault there's a school next to a club that sponsors sex between consenting patrons.

"An adult business has been open at that location continuously since 1952," Alan said. "The school moved in there with full knowledge that this was an adult business."

True, but the Tenderloin neighbors complain that there was no community outreach, no advance warning, and no chance to speak out against a sex club opening next to a school that has students from kindergarten to eighth grade.

"There are 3,500 kids in this community," said Ladine. "They're poor, they're scared, and a lot of them don't speak English. They have no voice."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antibreeder; hedonism; heterophobia; ifitfeelsgooddohim; sanfranciscovalues; sexclub; sexualizingchildren
San Francisco Values
1 posted on 02/16/2010 7:45:19 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Terrance Alan, who owns the building at 220 Jones, next to the Academy, says it isn't his fault there's a school next to a club that sponsors sex between consenting patrons.

Is that like a gay bathhouse where strangers meet to share STDs?

How does the board of health tolerate it?

2 posted on 02/16/2010 7:47:19 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SmithL
San Francisco is one sick sick sick place.
Why anyone lives there is beyond me.
I don't even know anyone even visits.
It is vile.
3 posted on 02/16/2010 7:48:06 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: SmithL

The teachers can partake on their breaks.


4 posted on 02/16/2010 7:48:12 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: SmithL

How many potential customers of the sex club are going to be prohibited from entering because of sex offense convictions preventing them from going near a school?


5 posted on 02/16/2010 7:48:56 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SmithL

Why would anybody choose a location nextdoor to a strip club or a sex shop to build a private Christian school?


6 posted on 02/16/2010 7:50:27 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: a fool in paradise
Homosexuals in San Francisco rule everything.
7 posted on 02/16/2010 7:51:06 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: SmithL

On the bright side it’s a gun free zone.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 7:51:38 AM PST by A message (Does that really need a sarcasm tag)
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To: VRWCmember

MY thoughts exactly ....


10 posted on 02/16/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: svcw

San Francisco is one sick sick sick place.
Why anyone lives there is beyond me.
I don’t even know anyone even visits.
It is vile.

No it is not


12 posted on 02/16/2010 8:01:24 AM PST by Jolla
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To: svcw

Homosexuals in San Francisco rule everything.

Wrong again


13 posted on 02/16/2010 8:01:46 AM PST by Jolla
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To: VRWCmember
Why would anybody choose a location nextdoor to a strip club or a sex shop to build a private Christian school?

Very good question, I believe the school is the one that made this mistake, kind of like people that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise.

14 posted on 02/16/2010 8:03:22 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

You have your opinion I have mine.
SF is a vile disgusting place.


15 posted on 02/16/2010 8:03:47 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: svcw

SF is a vile disgusting place.

No its not.


16 posted on 02/16/2010 8:05:39 AM PST by Jolla
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To: SmithL

The Pittsburgh Public Schools have built a $30 million High School for the Performing Arts just two doors down from one of the region’s largest strip joints. (although word is a large % of the student body there is gay)


17 posted on 02/16/2010 8:06:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SmithL

I thought states had some laws that said sex whatevers couldn’t open up near schools.


18 posted on 02/16/2010 8:06:56 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jolla

That J is your opinion.
My opinion is otherwise.


19 posted on 02/16/2010 8:07:18 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: svcw

Have you ever lived in San Francisco?
Have you ever visited San Francisco?


20 posted on 02/16/2010 8:09:52 AM PST by Jolla
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To: svcw

It is Sodom & Gomorrah revisited.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 8:10:57 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: Jolla

Yes
Yes


22 posted on 02/16/2010 8:11:03 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: dumpthelibs
That's a good description.
23 posted on 02/16/2010 8:11:35 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: Jolla

that’s quite a comeback there!


24 posted on 02/16/2010 8:11:54 AM PST by isom35
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To: Jolla

Yes it is.


25 posted on 02/16/2010 8:16:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: svcw

Ah well, at least you have a basis, most that rant against the City never have. To bad you had such a terrible time here, you must have been around some nasty places.


26 posted on 02/16/2010 8:17:17 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

Yep.


27 posted on 02/16/2010 8:18:21 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: Morgana

We have a couple of storefronts here. One is a sex shop. The other used to be a whorehouse until it got closed down. Some local pastor thought it would be a great place to open up a church there. It failed. No one wants to bring their kids past a sex shop to go to church.


28 posted on 02/16/2010 8:20:02 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: VRWCmember

They probably don’t have a choice in San Fran.


29 posted on 02/16/2010 8:20:09 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: svcw

“San Francisco is one sick sick sick place.
Why anyone lives there is beyond me.
I don’t even know anyone even visits.
It is vile. “

It’s no better or worse than many cities in this day and age.
There are good people there, just like anyplace.


30 posted on 02/16/2010 8:22:10 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

San Francisco is the queen of bad cities.


31 posted on 02/16/2010 8:23:06 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: svcw; fieldmarshaldj; Paleo Conservative
Richard Nixon on San Franciscans:

""But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time . . . It is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco."

32 posted on 02/16/2010 8:24:11 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: svcw

“San Francisco is the queen of bad cities.”

Maybe, but have you spent any time there?


33 posted on 02/16/2010 8:35:37 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yes


34 posted on 02/16/2010 8:36:54 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“San Francisco is the queen of bad cities.”

Maybe, but have you spent any time there?

I had a really bad experience there. While leaving my wife
turned into a pillar of salt.


35 posted on 02/16/2010 8:46:23 AM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: SmithL

***She learned that the faith-based school’s new neighbor is going to be the Power Exchange sex club. ***

It could have been worse! What if he had turned the store into a Sporting Goods store and sold (gasp) Guns! The San Fran Libs would go ballistic!;-)


36 posted on 02/16/2010 8:58:08 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Don't touch my ..Shoulder, Pork and Ham!)
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To: Morgana

***They should have put the school ANYWHERE but in San Fransisco, home of the Queers!***

If they had put the faith based school elsewhere there might not be “ten righteous men” in the whole city!


37 posted on 02/16/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Don't touch my ..Shoulder, Pork and Ham!)
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To: isom35

No it isn’t.

;p


38 posted on 02/16/2010 9:33:32 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: CrazyIvan

“While leaving my wife
turned into a pillar of salt.”

Wow, can’t argue about that!!


39 posted on 02/16/2010 11:12:16 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: VRWCmember
Why would anybody choose a location nextdoor to a strip club or a sex shop to build a private Christian school?

The problem may be that any location in San Francisco is within close range of a strip club or sex shop.

40 posted on 02/16/2010 11:39:24 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: SmithL

Even by San Francisco standards the Tenderloin is a dump.. if it wasn’t for all the import/export that comes through that town for folks to suckle off of, it would look like Detroit.


41 posted on 02/16/2010 12:04:54 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m not sure what you are talking about, CAPA is nowhere within 2 blocks of the largest club in the region, its on 9th Street.

The only club close to it is called Blush, which has been a strip club in one form or another for many decades... and while it does more advertising than most in town it is not remotely one of the largest, in fact its one of the smallest in terms of size. The place is maybe the size of most folks gamerooms.

The largest in square footage right now is probably Cheerleaders, which is out in the strip districts, nowhere near CAPA.

If it makes you feel morally better, they did buy up and tear down another club in the downtown area to build that african american center that they spent untold gobs on.

In all honestly, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has cleaned up downtown a huge amount in the past 20 years, much of the Cultural District as it now stands was not all that long ago nothing but porn theaters, adult bookstores and problem bars not all that long ago.


42 posted on 02/16/2010 12:11:17 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: CrazyIvan

Well, at least now you have a 10-year supply of salt.


43 posted on 02/16/2010 8:30:40 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I grew up in and around San Francisco. Yes it is chock full of people that would not like this website one bit, but you would be surprised at how many would. For one, there is a huge asian population - they are not liberal or gay by any means.


44 posted on 02/16/2010 8:50:05 PM PST by reardensteel
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To: reardensteel; Clemenza; Impy; BillyBoy

I’ve got family there and in the Bay Area, and my cousin just had a baby in SF a few weeks ago. From a scenic standpoint, it is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, but personally, when I visited, I never felt comfortable there. The politics and values there are viscerally offensive, almost as if they delight and revel in immorality, and it is ugly and in-your-face. The joke that they consider themselves tolerant goes only so far as to be accepting of similar-minded offensiveness. To call the place “liberal” is an insult to the word, “fascistic” is far more appropriate and fitting.

You cannot have a place where people vote 90% the same way and of the mindset they champion and consider it a good place. There was still hope for the city in the 1970s, but they chose the path of darkness. As for its Asian residents that might seem a possible future hope for some level of rationality, I’m afraid even they have been effectively assimilated into the ultraleft fascist hive mindset. It will likely take an act of God to set the place straight again.


45 posted on 02/16/2010 9:00:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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