Posts Tagged ‘2016’

This “Substandard” Pedestrian Bridge on Geary has a Bright Future in 2017, Despite All Its Haters at the SFCTA / SFMTA

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

One doc the SFCTA had dissed this bridge 23 times, ’cause the SFCTA thinks it will interfere with the Geary BRT project. And this marketing doc here gets into it a bit.

Well it turns out that this bridge will stick around. Look, about a dozen and a half souls were using it last I saw it:

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Anyway, this bridge will slow down the BRT yet they’re still talking about how the “average” #38 round-trip rider will save a half an hour a day. This seems impossible to me. If they said a few #38 riders might save a half hour on some days, well, that’d be more honest, but you can’t expect too much from the SFCTA / SFMTA…

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The Best Grocery Bags Ever Return to Costco #144

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Four giant bags, two styles, $5.99

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA they say, in case you forget where you’re at

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Word on the Street: KEEP TOBIAS BLUE

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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California Dreaming: Surf’s Up, MLK DAY 2017, Seacliff, Frisco, 94121

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Seacliff has more than its fair share of rich kids driving about in old VW Transporters, it seems.

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A nice Volkswagen, certainly…

Eight Day Laborers, One Jogger, Kelly-Moore PAINTS, Divisadero, New Year’s Eve, 2016

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

As seen south of NoPA (Northeast of Panhandle Area), aka DivCo, aka the Western Addition:

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Word on the Street: This Star Wars Rey Figure “Looks Like a Man”

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

According to one passerby, in SoMA:

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His GF also had a thumbs down. So no sale for these two fans…

Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Frank ran into some trouble back in the 1980’s but I’ve never had any issues with him, after hundreds of encounters at area events over the decades.

If I had to guess, SHEPARD is for astronaut Alan Shepard and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS is a reference to the Russian-built Admiral Kuznetsov / Varyag / Liaoning and the like. I mean they’re sort of like aircraft carriers:

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Expensify is paying the bills these days:

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This guy from Quiznos sandwiches cut an ad deal with Frank a long time ago, and that put then-unknown Quiznos on the map, or so the story goes.

Leaving you with this – here he is from a decade back at the final Castro Halloween, when he encountered some dude dressed as Frank Chu. (And later that night, a kid from the projects shot nine people on Market near Noe and that was the end of Halloween in the Castro.)

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This has been Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016.

 

Seattle’s HOMEGROWN Sandwich Chain OPENING SOON at Troubled 222 Battery

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

That was the windup, now here’s the pitch.

They look almost ready to open at this star-crossed building what’s been shut down for years and years, IIRC.

Read all about it at Eater SF

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(And the new bay area locations are not to be confused with HOMEGROWN OAKLAND?)

Oh, the Seattle location has surprisingly low Yelp rating, IMO.

Anyway, this was the scene yesterday with the future “Sandwich Partners” getting training inside:

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All the deets:

“Say “Hello!” to Homegrown — Coming to the Bay Area in January 2017!

Here at Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, we believe that even something as simple as a sandwich can do big things in the world. If you share our team’s passion for the environment, sustainability, healthy living and delicious organic foods, we want to hear from you!

Learn more about what it means to be a Partner at Homegrown: http://www.eathomegrown.com

Are you ready to be a part of something BIG? Apply online today. Training begins soon!
https://my.peoplematter.com/eathomegrown/Hire/Recruiting/Application/Index?as_json=False&sourcecode=SL

About YOU. . .
As a Sandwich Partner, you are the face of Homegrown. You take pride in your work and love being a part of a team who brings smiles to your community with each visit. You are self-motivated and thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and fun environments. You’re looking for an opportunity to grow with a company who values you and provides real opportunities for advancement. You are an expert at providing exceptional service to our guests, have a passion for great food and strive to make a difference every day. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

Homegrown Benefits:
• A fun, healthy and team-oriented work environment
• Competitive wages and generous tips
• Delicious all-natural organic food — Partners can enjoy a FREE meal during their shift
• Consistent and flexible hours for those looking for a part-time or full-time schedule
• Work-life balance & company sponsored wellness activities throughout the year
• Volunteer opportunities at Homegrown’s local organic farm
• Opportunities to GROW – We love to develop our team and help you to achieve your goals

***Don’t forget to ask about Full-Time Shift Lead opportunities!***”

“LOVESAC Opening March 2017?” – Heh, You Said “Sack”

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

And then you head to the website and it’s all, “As a LoveSac Member…”

As seen on Market somewhere:

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And I’m like, “Heh, you said ‘member.'”

Good times.

Oh, as seen on TV.

Bonus: Happy Fun Slander* via Yelp:

This store and brand is a huuuuge waste of money. The mark-up is ridiculous. It may cost them 50-75 TOPS to make these BEAN BAGS that are made with “Memory Foam” but they sell them for upwards to a thousand bucks. Not to mention the Manager is extremely obnoxious and the associates are purranas. They tell you the couches have a lifetime warranty when in fact each little piece to the couch has about a 2 year warranty and the only thing that’s lifetime is the wood frame… Umm.. that’ll do me a lot of good. Save your money and time and go somewhere else.

*Potentially, you never know. And unless you’re super sure about all the deets, you should always say defamation, as that’s the umbrella term for libel and slander, mas or menos.

Marketing 101: When Naming Your Town, Don’t Pick “LOUSETOWN”

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Else you might soon be living in a ghost town

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