Walking through Potrero Flats, it can look like you suddenly entered a war zone. Some of the news stands in the area are absolutely hideous eyesores. They are gummy from years of decayed and worn stickers. They are further encrusted by taggers and scribblers. On top of that, there is just a general filth and grime that finds its way to the tacky edges of the news stand.
What’s worse, there is rarely anything to read inside. It is an upsetting point to me that there are tons of these news stands with no point of being there besides being ugly. Thankfully, the Board of Supervisors agreed that the news agencies responsible should take them down once and for all.
It seems like, out of respect, the news agencies should have corrected the problem a long time ago. In the meantime, if you see a news stand that has been overlooked, contact 311.