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No block party in San Francisco

May 10, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Haight-Ashbury merchants tired of aggressive panhandling in the birthplace of the 'Summer of Love' back an ordinance that would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks citywide from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tourists flock to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood for people like the poem guy, who sets up a folding chair and typewriter and composes on demand in exchange for a little cash. Then there's the edgy puppet guy and the countless street musicians who lounge on the sidewalk with a change cup nearby.

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