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Paris is Not THE Sister City of San Francisco – And Paris Never WILL NEVER BE Sister City with San Francisco – Here’s Why

Monday, March 12th, 2018

This issue comes up from time to time, and recently as well, so here’s the detailed answer.

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Something to consider when sister feelings call.

Leaving you with the new list, which omits 2012 Frisco for some reason, but here’s the list from a few years back. Note who’s the Twin Exclusive – it aint us:

2012: San Francisco
2011: Dakar
2011: Sao Paulo, signed an amendment to the Cooperation Agreement of 2004
2011: Yerevan
2011: Rio de Janeiro
2011: Ramallah, signed a pact of friendship and cooperation inauguration, the Garden of Nations, a bust by French sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), including Ramallah to Paris
2010: Doha
2010: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2009: Istanbul
2009: Quebec
2009: San Francisco  
2009: Rio de Janeiro
2009: Quebec
2009: Jericho
2009: Istanbul
2007: Phnom Penh
2006: Montreal
2006: Cairo
2006: Beirut
2005: Copenhagen
2004: Tunis
2004: Sao Paulo
2004: Rabat
2004: Casablanca
2003 St. Petersburg
2003: Quebec
2003: Algiers
2002: Geneva
2001: Porto Alegre (joint statement)
2001: London
2000: Madrid
2000: Athens
2000 (updated in 2004): Washington
1999: Warsaw
1999: OVA (Arab Towns Organization)
1999: Mexico
1999: Buenos Aires
1999: Amman
1998: Sydney
1998: Sofia
1998: Lisbon
1998: Yerevan
1997: Tbilisi
1997, Santiago
1997: St. Petersburg
1997: Riyadh
1997: Prague
1997: Beijing
1996: San Francisco 
1996: Quebec
1996: Chicago 
1995: Jakarta
1993: Beirut
1992: Moscow
1991: Seoul
1987: Sanaa
1987: Berlin
1987: Amman
1985: Cairo
1982: Tokyo
1958: Kyoto
1956: Rome (Twin Exclusive)

Sunset District Update: Outta My Way, Kids, I’m Skateboarding Here!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Start at 4:10.

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San Francisco Hills:

Not Many Takers for Frisco Phone Book Delivery the Past Month – Is “YP” Just a Scam to Separate Advertisers from Their Money?

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

This is my current theory. If the cost of production and delivery is less than what you can get out of advertisers, then you have an operating business, it seems, even if every last one of these unwanted “books” gets recycled within a few days of them getting dumped off.

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Just a theory.

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“ORO PAZ” – Means Gold Peace – As in Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra (Gold in Peace, Iron in War)

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

This license plate tells everybody that you belong in Frisco:

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Stumptown 94108: Palm Trees Belong in L.A., Not Frisco, Ch. CLXVII

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

To wit:

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Oh, here’s another:

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As seen in Union Square.

(Yet oddly, parrots from South America, as seen from the Filbert Steps, DO belong in SF, go figure.)

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I want to live in Los Angeles
OK by me in Los Angeles
No, not the one in South California
They got one in South Patagonia

Weed Party in Golden Gate Park – Visitors Scratch a Entry Off Their Bucket List, 50 Years After the Summer of Love

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

As seen quite near Conservatory and JFK:

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Ho Ho Ho on the Overworked Panhandle Bike Path

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

If RPD would only widen this multi-use path, Santa could have used his full complement of 9 reindeer:

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Millennials Ruin Our Stanford Court Hotel: Longtime Nob Hill Denizen is Now All, “OMG! THIS FLOOR IS WET,” Etc.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

To wit:

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From the Big Four to this:

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Lovey and I fear the worst:

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#GOODBYE!

Party Poopers Put Up a Sign at California and Mason – Simple “HILL” on Nob Hill Replaced with “LOW GROUND CLEARANCE”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Back in my day, a simple say saying “HILL” was all that prevented out of towners with long vehicles from high centering, and that was the way we liked it!

But these days, we get a graphic graphic:

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The signs I can see online all have railroad tracks and just three lighting bolts, so maybe this is a custom job…

Ah, mem’ries:

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