It’s not my job to spin all news about the historic Hibernia Bank into something positive and uplifting, so I won’t.
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Our Heretonow Unleaseable Hibernia Bank White Elephant Now Marketed as ONE JONES – Let’s See If This HelpsMonday, February 27th, 2017
Falun Gong Show: What You Need to Know About “SHEN YUN Dec 31 – Jan 8,” Playing at Our War Memorial Opera HouseThursday, December 22nd, 2016
Well let’s see. There’s this:
(I think it’s the 10th anniversary of this piece of service journalism, back when blogs were big.)
And there’s the Yelp entry.
Oh, a red, white, and green theme this year – how Christmassy!
And oh yeah, the government of the Unitary Communist State known as the People’s Republic of China just hates this show, so you can find a few “facts” from the propaganda arm of the PRC on the web, pretty high up in Google searches, as well.
IMO, one should be able to know a bit about this show afore seeing it, that’s all…
Here’s the “tradition” and here’s the 2016 version:
First there was the Renault Twizy:
As seen on Page:
And now there’s the highly similar Nissan Quad:
Race them if you want to:
All the deets:
A Scoot Quad is a mini electric car that can carry two people. Say hello to the Quads and get ready to explore the city in a whole new way.
• Top speed of 25 MPH
• Range of 40 city miles
• $1 of electricity to fill ‘er up from a normal wall outlet
• Gets the equivalent of 250 MPG (after doing the math to convert the electrical energy to dirty gas equivalent)
• Produces 6% of the CO2 per mile of a car (including the emissions from the power plants that make the electricity)
• US drivers license and Scoot membership required
• Carries two people — that’s what the backseat is for!
• No freeways, bridges, or roads with speed limits over 35 MPH
• Quads are $6 up to 30 min, 20¢ per minute afterwards.
So this is Twitter mural in the ‘Loin, so that gives us The Twitterloin, a phrase endorsed by our East Coast Media Elites:
Ironically, a good portion of the Tworkforce at the Twitter would have prefered being HQ’ed down in nearby Brisbane, CA.
Ironically, Twitter would’ve have moved into that building at 10th and Market anyway, without any enterprise zone tax incentives.
From far away, on the I-80:
Your best view from the I-80
And here’s a little closer, during springtime:
And closer still:
I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen this – a pizza delivery in the Western Addition flats, on McAllister near Fillmore. This has been a no-go area for some pizza places in Frisco for a long time. There’s a long history of this kind of delivery redlining – see some of it here, or even more here.
(IMO, Friendship Village(s) = The Projects.)
Here’s one current delivery map. It’s a tad embarrassing, you know, for all of us in Frisco, so you now have to request persimmon (Mmmm… persimmon) from the owner/manager of Amici’s Pizza to see it – that’s how embarrassing it is.
I’m not saying that this part of McAllister Street is particularly dangerous and I’m also not saying that big-city pizza delivery is particularly safe, I’m just saying I can’t ever recall seeing a Domino’s delivery in this area, in all my years.
First, the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth was all like this:
But then it got hounded by SFGov, so it went away
And then, oddly, it became 826 Valencia:
But around the corner, you see that BIG BOY MARKET is still making money off of the intersection of Golden Gate and Leavenworth, through advertising:
Hey, do I question whether the “real problems” of the Twitterloin originate(d?) from a “handful of lawless corner stores” the way CWNevius says?