Alison Ettel, ‘Permit Patty’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Alison Ettel is the woman who called police on a elementary school-age San Francisco girl hoping to sell water to baseball fans in front of her apartment building Saturday. The girl’s mother captured it on her cell phone and posted it to Instagram. Ettel, who can be seen on her phone calling police tries to hide when she realizes she’s being recorded by the girl’s mother. Ettel has deleted her Facebook.

Now known virally as #PermitPatty, Ettel has two master’s degrees, one in urban planning, owns a medical marijuana business, was an equity trader and a Brookings Institution researcher.

Ettel, 44, is not unlike so-called #BBQBecky, the woman who called police on a black family having a cookout in a park in Oakland who too was well-educated.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. An 8-Year-Old Selling Water to Baseball Fans Had the Police Called on Her by Ettel

A woman named Raj on Twitter, whose cousin is the little girl, said her cousin lives near AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants were slated to play the San Diego Padres Saturday. The girl, with a big smile and a rolling cooler, announced, “Cold water $2. Cold water $2” hoping to sell water to baseball fans.

Her mother was outside their apartment building with her daughter when Ettel began phoning the police. When the mother began capturing Ettel calling cops, the woman tried to hide by ducking down around a concrete wall on the sidewalk and when the mom said, “…you can hide all you want. The whole world gonna see you, boo.” Ettel comes from her hiding spot and says, “Yeah. Illegally selling water without a permit? Yeah.”

2. #PermitPatty is a Thing With General Outrage, Memes & Viral Notoriety

We gotta new meme tho y’all #PermitPatty

— Raj 🌹 (@_ethiopiangold) June 23, 2018

#PermitPatty is being likened to #BBQBecky, Jennifer Schulte, an Oakland woman who called police to report a black family having a BBQ in a park where she said no charcoal grills were permitted. It was reported later that Schulte was “evaluated for an involuntary psychiatric hold” after the incident. She too went viral after calling police and telling a 911 dispatcher that black people were using a charcoal grill in a non-designated area in Lake Merritt park.”

People are angry but are using humor to address what The Root called “Calling Police on Black …read more



Where Was Hallmark’s ‘Wedding March 4’ Filmed? Can You Visit Willow Lake Inn?

Hallmark is premiering a new movie tonight that is the continuation of its Wedding March series: Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New. We will get to see what’s next in the saga of Mick and Olivia and their gorgeous wedding venue. Read on to learn more about where the movie was filmed, how to visit Willow Lake Inn, along with other stories about the filming.

The Wedding March series of films are beloved by Hallmark fans. The original Wedding March debuted to a remarkable 2.3 million viewers when it premiered during Hallmark’s June Weddings series, and fans have been clamoring for more and more movies ever since. And their wish is Hallmark’s demand, because we’re getting a brand new movie tonight.

Like the movies before it, this movie was filmed in British Columbia and Vancouver and other areas in Canada. And the wedding venue that Olivia and Mick run, called Willow Lake Inn in the movies, is actually Rowena’s on the River (aka Pretty Estates Resort) in British Columbia.

The beautiful wedding venue where the movies take place is Rowena’s on the River, in Harrison Mills, British Columbia, according to I’ve Scene It on Hallmark and Country Living. Charming Rowena’s on the River is a 160-acre estate that was built in the 1800s. It was originally owned by the Pretty family (hence why it’s called Pretty Estates Resort), and now it features an inn, four cottages, a restaurant, and a golf course. Kerry from I’ve Scene it On Hallmark interviewed the owners of the estate to get more details (and actually stayed on the property too, so you’ll definitely want to visit their article for more details.). Kerry learned that the Pretty couple originally bought the land in 1924. Charles Pretty built a dam to produce electricity for the property on the land. Kerry wrote that the property was just as beautiful in person as it looks on TV.

“Short weekend get aways ♡”
What a great set of photos from Jessica Raechelle of Rowena’s Inn on the River!#Scenic7BC

— Tourism Harrison (@harrisontourism) January 24, 2017

Rowena’s Inn on the River is also called Pretty Estates Resort. And yes, they offer wedding packages. You can have your wedding their or host a special event there year-round. It’s the perfect location, because it has stunning mountain and waterside …read more