Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

Lobos Creek Doesn’t Look Very Frisco at All

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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Wiki has a critical stance:

Broken pipes also leak raw sewage into the creek, causing a pool at Baker Beach and Lobos Creek where children play to be the most contaminated in the Bay Area.[5]

I would say, AT TIMES most contaminated, sure.

(It can’t be so so contaminated all of the time, right? Else our ER’s would be full, right? I mean, people swim in these pools on Baker Beach…)

If Our SFPUC (aka “SFWater”) Went to French Laundry, It Would Add Guy Fieri Donkey Sauce to the Bordelaise

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Oh look, yet another tiresome ad from our local utility poobahs:

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And here’s your backgrounder.

So, if the PUC were a person, s/he would carry horrible Donkey Sauce to Yountville to combine with French Laundry’s┬áBordelaise sauce.

Why? Because “two supplies are always better than one,” silly.

Nobody has Donkey Sauce straight, right? Yech! Similarly, nobody’s drinking Frisco’s substandard water straight neither. The plan is to add enough to make it worth the PUC’s while while blanketing our city with these nonsense ads.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, PUC

The Illegal Fire Pits of Ocean Beach

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

These can be found right next to the legal fire pits of Ocean Beach. I guess people feel there aren’t enough.

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And here’s the news about the Ocean Beach Fire Program

Frisco’s PUC Shows how a Reliable Tap Water Supply is Better than a Super Reliable Tap Water Supply

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This ad here has been my white whale – I’ve caught glimpses of it all over town the past few weeks, but here’s my first view head on.

Anyway, I guess you can see the three streams of water here:

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So I’m disputing the “amazing” claim about the 100% Hetch Hetchy what some of us will continue to get (due to a bad nitrate score last time I checked) AND I’ll point out that the groundwater being added in isn’t good enough to be tap water on its own – it needs to be cut, heavily, with Hetch Hetchy water, right?

So what would an honest marketing campaign look like? IDK, how about we’re lowering drinking water for some of you, mostly on the west side. And then you could point out the pros and cons of this decision…

The SFPUC’s Marketing of Its Adulteration of Our Water Supply is Pretty Amazing

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Well let’s take a look at what ppl who don’t get paid by the SFPUC to crow about the SFPUC and see what they say about Frisco’s vaunted (“amazing,” they call it) Hetch Hetchy water. Oh, we’re down there around #33 or so, betwixt Pittsburgh and a town even more corrupt than ours. (I’m sure there’s a rejoinder to that, but I don’t know what it might be.)

Anyway, the local PUC is a gonna cut our normal water with well water what by itself isn’t generally good enough to be considered acceptable drinking water. But if you adulterate the water supply only a little, you can still meet standards and also save a few bucks as well.

The ad I saw on the side of a MUNI bus had “reliable” or reliability as the theme. And here’s what you see at
San Francisco Groundwater Supply Project

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There are pros and cons to adulterating our water supply of course.

Weeping Sidewalks: If It Looks Like Toilet Paper, It IS Toilet Paper

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

You can see a little fountain springing up out of one of them

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Life in Frisco…

Vaunted Frisco/Hetchy Hetchy Drinking Water Quality Ranked 33rd in National Study – Why? NITRATE ‘n Stuff

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Oh well:

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The latest rankings:

National Drinking Water Database – City Water Ratings

Big City Water Ratings

EWG rated big city (population over 250,000) water utilities based on three factors: the total number of chemicals detected since 2004; the percentage of chemicals found of those tested; and the highest average level for an individual pollutant, relative to legal limits or national average amounts, including for the most common pollutants (disinfection byproducts, nitrate and arsenic). [read more on rating methodology]

The Last Time Anybody in Frisco Wanted a Phone Book, It was for the RAINBOW GROCERY Coupons Inside

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

But those monthly coupons are gone now, long gone.

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So why do we still have phone book deliveries in 2016?

DOLAN LAW FIRM, DOLAN LAW FIRM – IDK, Man, It Seems That Soggy Telephone Book Seasons Starts Earlier Each Year

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

If the delivery people would just take the extra time to put these unwanted “books” into Recology’s green containers, it would save a lot of people a little trouble…

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But when they’re not wet, they’re amazingly light – it’s easy to toss them out, actually.

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NEWS FLASH TO “YP” – Nobody Wants Your Product Here.

Maybe ppl in Montana do, but not ppl in Frisco.

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Restoration Hardware Catalogs are the New Phone Books – 666 Pages! – How to Cancel Delivery

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

‘Member phone books?

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RH is the new phone book:

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And then a few days later somebody took one:

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CANCEL SOURCE BOOK DELIVERY