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“Man Out Watching the Lunar Eclipse” – A Ten-Second Night Shot of Sutro Tower from Kite Hill

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It’s yet another great photo from Trophygeek:

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First Ever America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in San Francisco

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Here she is, as seen moments ago by The Kangsterizer:

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All the deets

The Face of Red Light Running

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

What some people don’t get is that it’s all right for a driver to enter an intersection on a yellow and then clear the intersection on a red. That’s why peds aren’t necessarily allowed to proceed when the lights turn green for them. This aspect of the CA Vehicle Code is not all that well known.

In any event, this a red light runner, IRL, a relatively sight for me:

So it was noteworthy…

Flags of Single-Party States Over City Hall: Germany 1935, People’s Republic of China 2014

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

1935, first floor:

2014. 2nd floor:


From the SFGate:

“In an interview Thursday, Lee said he wasn’t fully up to speed on the protests in Hong Kong, where he met his wife decades ago. Much of the rest of the world, however, has been watching the scenes of protesters using umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas. “To be candid, I haven’t studied all of the reason’s why they’re protesting,” Lee said. “It’s Occupy Hong Kong, so if they’re anything like Occupy San Francisco, you’re going to have to study it for a while to see what there are trying to say.”

Uh, actually, there’s one basic reason, which most people SF already seem to know about. To wit:

“In September 2014, pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong protested outside the government headquarters and occupied several major city intersections soon after the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) an8i88nounced its decision on proposed electoral reform.[3] The NPCSC would require a nomination committee to pre-approve up to three electoral candidates before proceeding to a vote involving the general population. After the election, the Chief Executive-elect would then still need to be formally appointed by the central government before officially taking the post.”

SFPD Enforcement Action on Fell: “Do Me a Favor and Slow Down”

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

As this area has gotten safer over the years, traffic enforcement has become a greater priority.

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But even so, simple speeding won’t get you pulled over on Fell Street, generally. To stand out, you need to speed PLUS do something else wrong, generally…


Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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A Minor Rebellion Against the SFMTA’s Plans to Slow Down Masonic

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Our SFMTA has certified that there’s no opposition to its plans to slow down Masonic by putting in a median and a bumch of trees.

And yet, ppl in there are putting up home-made signs, thusly:
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Something doesn’t add up…

Only in Pacific Heights: “Pediatric Occupational Therapy”

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

How would I explain this bidness to a foreigner?

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I’m at a loss…

Median to Nowhere: What the SFMTA Thinks is a Good Idea in Laurel Heights I Think is a Bad Idea

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

On this stretch, I drive in the middle of the road, both traveling east and west, for pedestrian safety:

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If the median here were actually installed by the SFMTA / DPW / whomever (instead of just being painted on), I’d be forced to drive very close to the place where bad peds tend to dart out.

I care about ped safety. The SFMTA cares about, what, “sustainable streets” theology?


Poor Planning from the Ironically-Named San Francisco Planning Department Leads to Trouble at Trader Joe’s Masonic

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

One lane for the deliver truck plus one lane for shoppers waiting to get into the lot = chaos for Masonic

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Oh well.