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FYI: Please don't dig big ol' holes on SF beaches 🕳️🚫

Plus: A man was killed in a rollover crash in Noe Valley.

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Or on any beach, for that matter. These massive holes can wreak havoc on microhabitats, cause beach erosion, and even claim human lives.

Anointed a “Hole Party,” participants, who can attend for free, are encouraged to dig (as the name would suggest) holes and trenches large enough to stand in. These deep wells and snaking canals punctuated and latticed Ocean Beach in San Francisco on March 23rd, unearthed by a smattering of what one could only describe as Burning Man-like characters, who (very likely) work in some tech sector.

The Bold Italic published pictures pedestaling the glowing faces, and quirky outfits — because, as of late, the editors behind the once-beloved publication believe they’re a representative of Vogue, not a journalistic outfit responsible for shedding a spotlight on local issues and observations that made the online magazine adored in the first place — and, as you’d expect, the human-made massive holes.

Participants stood in the holes. People took pictures in the holes. They set bonfires inside a hole. Someone ate a sandwich inside a hole.

The piece’s author waxed poetic that these “holes are gone, but their memory remains”; one of the tenants of a Hole Party is to fill them back in after all the fun is said and done.

“May your holes bring peace and happiness to all who dig,” the writer continued. But what they failed to emphasize is that these holes, while objectively jovial to create, aren’t “gone,” per se — because their environmental impact is far more than surface level deep.

Another heartbreaking reminder that SF has some of the most dangerous intersections in the entire country... 🛣️💀
The city is on pace to surpass last year’s pedestrian fatalities tally; as of writing, SF has recorded twelve vehicular fatalities. On Saturday, a three-car crash in Noe Valley at the intersection of Clipper and Diamond streets killed one unnamed man.

According to authorities, the man’s car struck a tree before striking three other vehicles that were parked on the block near the intersection around 10:30 a.m.; per San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Mariano Elias, the car eventually stopped on its roof, but not before the driver was ejected from the vehicle.

Y’all, Please Don’t Dig Massive Holes on San Francisco Beaches

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