Here’s the View from Seat 6A - August 2012 Over a Trapped Layer of LA Smog:
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I want to live in los angeles
Not the one in los angeles
No, not the one in south california
The got one in south patagonia
“If you start at the Bay Bridge and head west along most major streets in San Francisco, you’ll eventually get to a magical land of misery known as the Sunset. The name is a joke, and perhaps even a way to trick tourists: The sun rarely visits the Sunset, not even when it sets. The primary weather element in the Sunset is fog—thick, endless, depressive clouds of it that wash up from the ocean to completely saturate the land. I lived in the Sunset for a single, terrible year. Before I moved there, I used to be one of those snobby city-dwellers who’d look down on suburbanites who couldn’t handle San Francisco’s famously capricious climate. I’d heard the Sunset’s weather wasn’t great, but hey, how bad could it be?
“It was bad. Too bad for me; after our lease was up, my wife and I moved to the suburbs. Looking back, what bothered me most wasn’t the terrible climate—though I did hate it—but the vast difference between the Sunset’s weather and the weather everywhere else. Whatever meteorological patterns applied in normal parts of San Francisco didn’t seem to apply to the Sunset, which meant that forecasts for the city held no sway there. If the weatherman said it was going to be 80 and sunny, it was probably 55 and cloudy at my house.“
Of course, former Supervisor Ed Jew famously claimed to live in the Sunset, but instead of actually doing that he preferred to risk jail, which is where he’s at right now. Oh well.
What a great place for a high-cost, low-productivity photovoltaic power plant using panels costing many times more than the going market rate. Oh well:
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But it could be worse. The writer could have started talking about the “houses” of the Sunset District. Here they are, in no particular order:
Keep on keeping on, Sunset District.
Yesterday, owing to the unusual winds what blew away* the fog, I saw jumbo jets above S.F. in places where I normally don’t, but I couldn’t really hear them. (I guess jets have gotten a lot quieter these days.)
Like this low-flying United Air 747-400 near the Ferry Building – you could hardly hear it:
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*I suppose – cf. yesterday’s Blue Sky Red Bridge from Burrito Justice
Let’s see here, our first video is what popped up after I linked to the internationally-famous NMA joint about Twitter extortion in the Mid-Market area the other day.
Now, compare and contrast with KNTV, the closest thing the 415 has to an NBC affiliate.
Cue the young boy and… action:
People are still upset about the San Francisco Bay Area* NBC affiliate’s new “weather girl.”
“Christina Loren is really disturbing to watch. Today her white shirt is busting (pardon the pun) at the seems. Aren’t we done with this kind of sexiest marketing? I no longer want to watch this morning show due to this clueless barbie doll projection of a wanna be women.”
I’m trying to see the problem here, if this is the right video snip.
Seems as if a lot of people complain about her (cause man, some of her promotional videos were over the top), but it also seems that Channel 3 has toned things down a bit lately, for what that’s worth…
(If there’s one thing I can’t stand for, it’s TV weather. They’re spending like three minutes telling people something that should take three seconds, IMO. Oh well.)
*”San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco” in that precise order – that’s the priority of KNTV, per some of the people that work there.
(Sunrise this AM looked equally intense over the East Bay, let me tell you.)
(Avert your eyes from the plum trees they’ve got at the Peace Plaza on Post – they’re there to trick you into thinking you’re seeing cherry blossoms in January…)
Anyway, that’s what you call Sky Blue Pink.
That’s par for the course when the 415 enjoys chilly Blue Skies
Nice, non-cliquish Mike Billings of the San Francisco Examiner has the deets.
And famous area photographer Jim M. Goldstein of JMG Galleries was on the scene as well – here’s his gallery.
Look out for those landslides, InSetters!
“At 0839 hrs today, 2 boulders fell from a hill and landed on 2 unoccupied vehicles in a residential neighborhood. There were no reported injuries from this incident.
Quintara between Cragmont and 12th Avenue will remained closed until 24 hours after the rains have stopped. The 6 Parnassus bus line will continue a switch back at 14th Avenue and Noriega. DEM will monitor the situation until 24 hours after the rains have stopped.”
I’ve seen woise.
Genuine San Francisco hail:
Hey, wasn’t it supposed to snow last month or something?