Only In Marin: “BIKE LAME” Stencil Still Going Strong in 2016

July 25th, 2016

(I didn’t think I had this shot, but it turns out that I do.)

As seen on the way up to Mt Tam, a little down the hill from Bootjack:

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Imagine a 40-something BMW driver of Marin County who says to himself, “GOTTA MAKE TIME, GOTTA MAKE TIME” when he’s 15th in a line of cars behind a weekend peloton – that’d be my #1 suspect for the perpetrator of this graffito crime…

Frisco, Oaktown, and Mother Bu – WARRIORS, RAIDERS, 100-Spoke Wheels – 510 in the 415

July 25th, 2016

A fading Chevy Malibu promotes Oakland’s fading sports giants…

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“Bu; the Bu; Mother Bu nickname Malibu, California”

Official San Francisco Park Ranger Vehicle with Illegal Window Tint Patrolling JFK

July 25th, 2016

As seen on JFK:

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And in the city it’s a pity cos we just can’t hide
Tinted windows don’t mean nothin’, they know who’s inside

Well, not really. But it’s one of our Frisco Park Rangers anyway.

Just saying.

Urban Spin Class, Market Street – A Chair is a Chair

July 22nd, 2016

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Biking on Market Street, Betwixt an Uber and a Honda

July 22nd, 2016

A little timid but she made it through…

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This is Fifth Street on the way to Union Square.

“Market Street Clean Patrol”

July 22nd, 2016

I don’t think this is the solution, but here’s your band-aid for Market Street:

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Rolling daily…

Piazza Aint Francis – Does This Look Like a Good Idea? Here’s What Some of the Neighbors Think

July 22nd, 2016

Here’s the proposal:

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And here’s the reply

Here’s All What’s Left of 1994’s Giant “Gold Mountain” Mural at Romolo Place in North Beach – Graffiti

July 21st, 2016

First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:

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But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:

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Due to this:

“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.

There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…

Twee Overload: Little Houses, But on Wheels – The Smallest Room You Can Rent in Frisco for $250 Per Night

July 21st, 2016

It’s Rental Vintage Cars:

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