Can you imagine monsters like these going up in Frisco? I can’t
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On the right you can see the new LEDs and on the left you can see the pinkish brownish light you get from regular old street lamps.
That’s it. That was the cause for all the hullaballoo.
And any org what crows about all the benefits of this change is the very same org that burns some street lamps all the livelong day, 24/7/365 for something like a year now.
My aging cell phone, which was the King Of The Hill back in 2012, crashed after I installed the app found at NYTimes.Com/vr, oh well.
But someday I’ll VR.
Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay During Our Great Drought – The Bay Looks Tough To Get In And Out Of These DaysWednesday, September 30th, 2015
Here’s a snapshot from last year…
…and here’s a snapshot from this year:
LED Lighting for the Golden Gate Park for “Safety,” But Not Really – Installers Witness Lamps Blazing Away 24-7Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
SFGov has learned to justify anything and everything as a matter of “safety.”
As here, where LED lights are going in:
Now IRL, what these LEDs will do is save money, prolly, over time. The connection to safety is tenuous, certainly.
Hey, what’s that in the background? Is it Yet Another Streetlight in the area what’s been on 24-7 for half a year? Yep.
Does SFGov care? Nope.
Are there many other examples of this in the area? Yep.
Opposition to SF’s Plan to Destroy 26 Healthy Hardwoods at Geary & Masonic: “SAVE OUR TREES From DEVELOPERS”Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Here’s the word on the street, from fliers posted all over:
Get up to speed on the coming ARBOR-GEDDON here.
I’m not sure about the reference to “DEVELOPERS.” SFGov is fixing on taking out two lanes of parking / rush-hour lanes betwixt Geary and Masonic. It’s not like they’re cutting down these trees to put up a condo building.
Here’s the proposal for after these old trees get cut down – it’s another “street art” project, complete with new, transplanted palm trees. Kind of an L.A. look.
Here’s what it looks like now – not an “urban forest” but this stand does have an actual “canopy,” which, of course, is unusual since forests, by definition, aren’t urban.
I can’t see anything online yet, but the flier says Judgment Day will be on September 2nd, 2015 – 5:00 PM in Room 416 at City Hall.