Posts Tagged ‘19’

Kaiser Crows About 2014 Hospital Rankings: “19 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Is this a good result for the Kaiser system? IDK. I suppose.

Anyway, I don’t have a beef with the east bay’s very own KP, the largest HMO in the land.

Here’s their victory lap:

“Nineteen Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are rated “high performing” for other specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports’ 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings, published today.

The annual rankings, considered to provide an objective analysis of the nation’s medical centers, are derived from the evaluation of nearly 5,000 hospitals. This year’s rankings include the top 17 U.S. hospitals overall and the top 50 according to their performance in 16 key medical specialties. Now in its 25th year, the report also analyzes and rates facilities in most states and in major metropolitan regions (all U.S. regions with at least 500,000 in population).

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Christmas on Sixth Street! At Long Last, Our City Family Puts Up Lighted Snowflakes from Lower Market to Mid-Market

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This is unprecedented.

This is the City Family extending the Market Street lighted Christmas snowflake zone all the way to Mid-Market.

See?

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They used to stop at 5th Street, but now they don’t – they go farther this year.

Hurray!

Won’t this please our corporate overlords at Twitter? (Probably not, but, you know, can’t hurt to try.)

All right, come to the annual lighting ceremony with the Mayor this Thursday evening, if you want:

“Snowflakes on Market – Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 17, 2011 through mid-January 2012

More than 140 five-foot-wide energy-saving LED illuminated snowflakes will decorate Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles this winter from Second to Sixth streets. A lighting ceremony, featuring dancers from the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. near the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market streets. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.marketstreetassociation.org

It will go a little something like this, probably.

Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

Those are Nutcracker-starring “Snowflakes” from the San Francisco Ballet. (The run starts up again December 9th this year.) Jessica Carter is the snowflake in the middle, so I’m told.

Happy Holidays!

Word on the Street: “Burn Fat, Not Oil”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

As seen on Market Street:

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Now, where have I seen these dolls before?

Mark Your Calendars: Word on the Street is that the Next Big Iraq War Protest will be on Saturday, March 19th

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Brace yourselves:

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Yes We Cannabis! Naked Ken Doll and Naked Brad Doll Agree: Yes on Prop 19 – As Seen on Market Street

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

As stated, as seen on Market Street, inbound:

The small dots are noise (due to an unnecessarily high ISO equivalence on an older camera) and the large dots are raindrops (due to an unnecessarily high shutter speed), so don’t click to expand.

Stay dry, Sugar Daddy Ken!

Stay dry, Brad!

Gavin Newsom, Spencer Christian and the San Francisco Ballet Snowflakes to Light Up Market Street at 6:30 PM Tonight

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Our Market Street Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 PM tonight.

Just like last year.

Mayor Gavin Newsom with the Snowflake Girls in 2009 near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic “Moment of Lighting.” Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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Market Street Snowflake Lighting

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Powell & Market Street

3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony
November 18th at 6:30pm
Powell & Market Streets at the Cable Car turnaround

The Market Street Association organized event of the 3rd annual Market Street Holiday Snowflake lighting will kick off the downtown Holiday season. 142 snowflake decorations will adorn the historic Path of Gold lampposts from 2nd through 6th Streets. Spencer Christian of ABC 7 news will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. “Snowflakes” from the SF Ballet will be on hand to help with the count down to the official lighting.

Sign-holding Frank Chu and Jesus Loves You Guy expected.

See you there!

See the RAND Corporation’s PowerPoint about Post-Prop 19 Marijuana Pricing and Usage in CA

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here’s a short report for you to read from the RAND Corporation

It’s exactly what’s being  presented at the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee and California State Senate Public Safety Committee right now this A.M.

“Insights on the Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Prices and Consumption
BEAU KILMER CT-351″

What’s it going to be like when you can get some quality bud for $38 an ounce? Will ganga use double, getting back to the rates we saw last in the 1970′s? Will we start exporting mary jane to other states? Will growers get pissed off about a $50 an ounce tax?

Get some predictions from the report.  

And here’s an MSM version of the info in the recent RAND study

Courage.

Caliber’s “People, Places, and Spaces” Urban Photography Show Starts August 19th

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Some true calibur pimps from Caliber will present an urban photography show at DWN_TWN. The reception at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 will kick things off and the exhibit will run until September 19th at 644 Hyde Street, just up from Geary.

You’ll get to see work from:

Brad Evans

Troy Holden

Travis Jensen

See?

 
See you there!

Has the Stow Lake Boat House Been Overcharging for Rentals the Past Couple Years?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Here’s something I couldn’t figure. People on Yelp talk about paying $19 and $24 per hour to rent row and paddle boats at Stow Lake, and yet I’ve been informed that the current charges are just $14 and $19, respectfully. (It’s not like the prices are posted all over the place or anything or on a website somewhere.)

Could it be that the prices are supposed to be $14 and $19 under the agreement with the City but yet people were actually being charged $19 and $24? Don’t know. It sure seems odd though, that the Yelpers would make a mistake on how much they paid for the service they’re Yelping about.

Take a look for yourself, if you’d like. It’s hard to determine what all’s going on, given the history.

One might think that how much to charge for services in Golden Gate Park would be specified by contract.

One might think…

Look Out Shoppers – The Gap’s Traveling Cheer Squad and Drumline is Now in the Bay Area

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Here’s how it will be until the end of this week – you’ll be out and about on the Streets of San Francisco near Union Square, the Ferry Building or Fishermans Wharf and then you’ll encounter Gap‘s Cheer Squad and Drumline and/or their giant buffalo-plaid bus.

This peppy crew will be giving away stuff as they perform.

Thusly. This is a lot of air without a net, huh. As recently seen in NYC:

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You can’t miss them – they just drove up from L.A. in this monster:

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So, be on the look out. What more can we ask from our corporate overlords than free swag? 

They’ll be hitting Santa Clara County today, San Francisco tomorrow, Marin County Saturday, and San Mateo County Sunday.

The deets:

The Gap Cheer Squad and Drumline are bringing the cheer home to San Francisco this Thursday through Sunday. They’ll be spreading cheer around the Bay Area with performances and giveaways. Show your holiday spirit and you could win cozy Gap accessories or a pair of 1969 jeans.

Thursday, December 17th
Valley Fair Mall

Friday, December 18th
Union Square
The Ferry Building
Market & Powell (The Flood Building)
Chestnut Street
Fisherman’s Wharf

Saturday, December 19th
Corte Madera

Sunday, December 20th
Stanford Shopping Center

 
Cheer Squad & Drumline Dates and Cities:
New York City: Friday, November 27 – Monday, November 30
Chicago: Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6
Los Angeles: Friday, December 11 – Tuesday, December 15
San Francisco Bay Area: Thursday, December 17 – Sunday, December 20