Posts Tagged ‘18 wheeler’

OMG, the BIGGEST 18-Wheeler Tractor Trailer Allowed in CA – On Masonic, by San Francisco Day School – CityTarget Truck

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

IMO, it’s more fun to not explain things, but here we go, let’s pay off that headline:

1. God damn, this trailer is freaking huge – I’ve never seen one bigger. This aint no 20-footer and it aint no 40 footer. It’s a 53-footer. It’s Harder Better Faster Stronger. It’s as big* an 18-wheeler tractor trailer as you’re ever going to see, Gentle Reader.

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2. Now here’s what pisses some people off about San Francisco Day School. These parents enter their kinder into the San Francisco SFUSD school busing program lottery. And, because they don’t already have an older kid already in a good public school AND because they don’t live a “low test score area” (like in parts of The Mission or near The Projects), they lose out in the lottery. So then they say, all right, well, we’ve lost the lottery, but we can simply pony up $27k(!) to put our four-year-old into a private school. But then they have to qualify by being interviewed. And then, sometimes, they get rejected. And then they get seriously pissed off. Anywho, Masonic Avenue / Boulevard is reason #1 why SFDS will never be a high status school (in comparison with the tonier outfits up in Specific Whites Pacific Heights.) Masonic is how the Jennie Zhus of this world get back and forth betwixt San Francisco Proper and the westside, The Avenues, the West Bay neighborhoods like The Richmond and The Sunset. Masonic, for better or worse, is a freeway substitute and it will always be that way and, for the worse, it’s the front door of SFDS. These days there’s a plan afoot to put in trees and a median that will slow down all the cars and the occasional MUNI bus, but that won’t really change things for SFDS. All the parents and nannies will still double park on neighboring streets, oh well. Look at the photo and there it is, the SFDS.

3. Oh man, the millionaire property owners of the lily-white “NOPNA” Northeast of Panhandle Homeowners Association DID NOT want to see those, those people shopping at a retail store up at Geary and Masonic again, oh no, but that’s what’s happening despite their best efforts. I myself didn’t object to the CityTarget, you know, but even I’m a little surprised to see such a big rig heading up Mervyn’s Heights with the Target targets on the side.

Just saying.

Of course, all of the above was implied by the simple photo and short headline…

*Unless you move to Texas, and even then…

**Who’s getting interviewed, really, the parents or the kid? IDK. I’ll tell you, I bet if Will Smith tried to get his kid into this joint, there’d be no problem, no problem at all. But if you don’t impress SFDS enough to get a green light, you’re money’s no good there.

Yet Another 18-Wheeler Gets Stuck Atop Pacific Heights – It’s Hard Out Here for a Driver – Broadway and Divisadero

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Attention truck, bus, and limousine drivers of the world:

It’s hard to drive in San Francisco.

If you’d only realize that when you’re planning your trip into town, life would be so much easier for you.

Via melfoody, from a few days back

Remember, it’s hard to drive here…

Hurray, That COSCO Company is Back in Town, Just Three and a Half Years After the Cosco Busan Petroleum Spill

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

And just look what the China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company has for us.

As seen on Market Street.

It’s hard to tell at first, but the iPad2 logo is from an SFMTA ad. (I fooled myself for a moment there.)

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Sorry about that bar pilot, COSCO.

Proof that MUNI Doesn’t Cause All Big Accidents in SF: 18-Wheeler High-Centers atop Nob Hill

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

This truck, she is stuck.

The driving wheels are high and dry after the driver tried to take Mason southbound from California westbound this AM.

(Believe this is the very same block Hugh Grant’s stuntman drove down in a Ford Exploder SUV for the filming of Nine Months back in 1995.) 

In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again

 

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See? Now there’s your problem. Screeeech!!!!

They ought to have a sign or something.

Of course, limos also have this issue sometimes around town.

Anyway, a kajillion PG&E trucks and the SFPD are on the scene with lots of personnel helping out as California Street turns into a giant taxi parking lot.

I’d have no idea how to get big rig rolling