An arresting ad from The Richmond:
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All the deets below. Get your tickets here.
“JAPANESE LIVE GAME SENSATION “THE REAL ESCAPE GAME” COMES TO THE BAY AREA FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS AT NEW PEOPLE
Join Other Players At The Bay Area’s J-Pop Culture Venue To Solve Puzzles And Collect Clues To Escape A Mysterious Village Before Werewolves Attack!
San Francisco, CA – NEW PEOPLE, the dynamic San Francisco entertainment destination showcasing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture, brings the newest Japanese live game sensation to the United States for the first time ever with a special installment of “The Real Escape Game: The Escape From The Werewolf Village,” beginning Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday March, 25th.
“The Real Escape Game” is an inventive live game event that requires players to cooperate and use their detective skills to solve multiple mysteries to locate a hidden key in order to escape from a locked room within a limited time. The U.S. edition, “The Escape From The Werewolf Village,” will be staged inside the venue’s spacious 3rd Floor SUPERFROG Gallery at NEW PEOPLE, which will be remade as a mysterious village where werewolves have been known to attack people by night. As villagers disappear one by one, players must work together and use their deductive skills and gather clues to escape before the werewolves attack! The game setting will be accentuated with the use of actors, music, sound effects and lighting elements to add ambiance and immerse players in the environment.
NEW PEOPLE Game Times For “The Real Escape Game”
Friday, March 23rd: 6pm, 9pm
Saturday, March 24th: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sunday, March 25th: 11am, 2pm, 5pm
Advanced tickets are now available for $20.00; Tickets at the door are $25.00. Each game session lasts about 90 minutes. Advance tickets and complete game details are available at: http://www.newpeopleworld.com/2012/01/18/come-play-real-escape-game//
**Note: The Game puzzles require no special skills or knowledge to solve; all puzzles can be solved with use of intuitive logic and deductive reasoning. All aspects of The Game will be conducted in English.
“The Real Escape Game” was first played in Tokyo in 2007 and since then, more than 100,000 participants have played in multiple cities across Japan, China, and Singapore. “The Real Escape Game” was the brainchild of Takao Kato, the founder of the Kyoto-based publishing company, SCRAP. Over 2,300 sessions have been staged to-date with as many as 10,000 participants taking part simultaneously. The Game was recently played by several hundred participants at massive arena venues including the Tokyo Dome and the city’s Jingu Baseball Stadium. The San Francisco session at NEW PEOPLE will be the first time “The Real Escape Game,” has been played in the United States.
“The Real Escape Game has become a big sensation in Japan and is a fun way for people to meet and work together to solve ingenious puzzles,” says Seiji Horibuchi, president and founder of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. “The Real Escape Game is often staged in eclectic settings ranging from small theatres to large sporting arenas to cathedrals. NEW PEOPLE will be transformed into a foreboding village beset with werewolves and ingenious hidden puzzles that players must solve in order to escape! Come meet new friends and try out the latest live game phenomenon from Japan with this fun event happening in March!
About NEW PEOPLE, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, California, NEW PEOPLE, Inc. (http://www.newpeopleworld.com/) offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan through its unique entertainment destination as well as through licensing and distribution of selective Japanese films. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment (www.newpeopleent.com), a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the “Kingdom of Pop” for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation, in North America. Some titles include DEATH NOTE, GANTZ, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, and THE TASTE OF TEA.
This is the lane that goes through St. Mary’s between Stanyan and Shrader:
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The owner of the white Hyundai (CA 6HOT660) resides in the Chinatown / Nob Hill area, one might assume.
And here’s one of the cars that driver Jose Jimenez hit on Clayton near Fell Street when he was traveling from the hit and run scene to St. Mary’s. This two-ton minivan was pushed a foot or two so the impact speed must have been fairly high:
Here’s what it looked like around town.
But this shot, I’m a little auspicious of.
Here’s how it looked from Russian Hill. It’s morphing time!
And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:
All right, see you again in 2029…
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Tourism is a much more important biz than freight-hauling these days, so don’t look for rail to make a comeback along the waterfront anytime soon. But maybe we’ll get the Fort Mason Tunnel open again for transit, once the goddamn NIMBYs of the Marina stop screaming about it.
Starting from the north near AT&T Park, the entire affair looked like a ghost town, with more traffic enforcers and volunteers than participants. Then, when you got down to 3rd Street and Oakdale, you could see things picking up a bit, with live music and whatnot.
Let’s see how June 20th SS down in the Mission turns out. Probably be a bit more lively, one might assume.
*Except for the Ocean Beach one that got rained out, that is.
Oddly, our MSM reported on how things went down in Fun Diego – can you believe how different these dispatches are? And this IndyBay bit leaves out the part about “Western culinary imperialism.” Oh well.
Here’s Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi caught in mid-stemwinder:
When Whale They Ever Learn and Nice People Heart Whales:
(Of course, Japan, Norway, and Iceland are the major whaling nations but cetaceans are hunted in the United States and Canada as well. Japan killed a little more than 500 Minke whales the past year and America got about 40 Bowheads, so call that 4000 tons for America and about 3000-something tons for Japan. Both of these species are not endangered, Or So They Say.)
Anyway, the deets:
Save the Whales Day, May 23, 2010
Demonstration Locations and Contacts
Save the Whales Day
May 23, 2010
Demonstration Locations and Contacts PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR UPDATES
AND MORE DEMONSTRATION LOCATIONS.
County Location Contact Time
Del Norte Front St. Park Visitors Center firstname.lastname@example.org 11:30 am
Humboldt Eureka, foot of F St. on the plaza email@example.com 10:00 am
Los Angeles Palisades Park (by pier)
Santa Monica wanconservancy.org 11:00 am
Marin Rodeo Beach at
Ft. Cronkhite Nancy Okada
firstname.lastname@example.org 2:00 pm
Mendocino Ft. Bragg Town Hall
363 Main Street email@example.com
www.OceanProtection.org 1:00 pm
Monterey Monterey Bay Park Pelican Network
Big Sur, CA 93920
contact: Jack Ellwanger 10:00 am
Orange County Main Beach Park
Laguna Beach firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com 10:00 am
San Diego Spanish Landing Park (San Diego Bay, across from the airport, west of Harbor Island Dr.) firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com 11:00 am
Santa Barbara Beach by the Breakwater firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 am
Santa Cruz Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Dr. Patricia Matejcek
email@example.com 11:30 am
San Francisco City Hall Jeremy Pollock: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Luis Obispo Rock parking lot
Morro Bay email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 am
San Mateo Pacifica, next to the Pier on the promenade Nadia Holober, 650-740-3125
email@example.com 10:00 am
(2nd location) Poplar Beach,
Half Moon Bay Susan Herhold
Sonoma Whale totem sculpture at Doran Beach (just south of Bodega Bay) Gregory Fearon:
firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 am
Ventura Harbor Village Lawn Alan Sanders:
After famous Conan O’Brien performed at his “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010“ at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on April 22-23 he headed south down to San Joser. But on the way, he managed to put in a visit to Google’s HQ in Mountain View. O.K. then.
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Front cleansing indeed.