You think this guy is sitting around waiting for MUNI?
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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.
Once again, it’s time for Carnaval down in the Mission District, our “Sunshine Belt” in the 415.
This year’s is the 75th running, so won’t you come and join the fun?
All right, grab your gourd cozy…
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…and then fly on up to see Carnaval:
Once again, via David Yu
You know, a lot of people travel great distances to see the Carnaval, so why not you too?
“The Carnaval San Francisco Parade is always the 4th Sunday in May on Memorial Day Weekend – May 29, 2011 – Begins at Bryant & 24th at 10AM and heads up the Mission Street to 17th…”
All right, see you there!
And here are a few shots from Carnavals past:
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Rei e Rainha do Carnaval 2009? Well they certainly looked the part, anyway.
¡Irmandade! Sisters doing it for themselves:
Capoeira, as seen on Meet the Fockers
She has the rare Blood Type “C”:
Samba com criança:
I Dream of Jeannie, or 48 Jeannies on 24th Street, or something:
Sadly, these Jeannies weren’t followed by phalanx of Major Nelsons
Mi Chevy y tu Chevy. “SICKT FO” = 1964:
Puertas de tijera – ahora mas que nunca. Will scissors doors work on my heretofore bLand Cruiser? If so, I’ll take four, plus another one on the tailgate – why not?
You’d think Zorro would have a Nissan Z-car but he makes do with his Celica and some tape.
NorCal Waste Systems, aka Golden Gate Scavenger, is now Recology:
Cão + cão = dois cães, mais ou menos
And There You Have It.
[UPDATE: The Tricycle Music Fest West, you know, for kids, is starting later and heading indoors – the new time is just after noon and the new place is downstairs at our Main Library in Civic Center (across the street from the Burger King at 8th and Market). It’ll go ’til 3:30 PM today.}
The forecast for tomorrow’s Sunday Streets Civic Center, Tendeloin is nicht gut right now (not showers, not light rain, it’s simply regular “rain” ) but that’s not going to change anything ’cause they’re saying this joint will go off “rain or shine.”
It’d be nice if San Francisco had a backup plan, you know, a Plan B, for the precipitation that everybody knows is probably coming, but oh well. (It’d be nice if San Francisco were a place where planning events weren’t so involved and weren’t so expensive, but oh well, again.)
Stay dry. Here’s the sked:
Civic Center Plaza (Carleton B Goodlett Place, across from City Hall)
Main Sunday Streets Activity Hub
• Sunday Streets Info Booth and Volunteer Check In
• Sunday Streets Sponsor booths
• Community information tables
• Sunday Streets merchandise for sale- sponsored by Walk SF
• Free basic bike maintenance by REI, Lombardi Sports and Bike Kitchen
• Free bike rentals by Bike & Roll and Blazing Saddles
• Free test rides on PUBLIC Bikes
• STAR 101 FM Radio music broadcast and free samples of healthy snacks
• Science demonstrations by Climate Change Education
Civic Center North Lawn; (Carleton B Goodlett near McAllister)
• StreetSmARTS Mobile Free Wall Project presented by Department of Public Works and SF Arts Commission: Open to artists of all ages and abilities, materials provided
• 11 and 12:30 PM: demonstrations and intro classes by Capoera Brasil SF
• Live music by: Two Zmooth, YMCA Youth band
Pet Programs (Civic Center South Lawn; Carleton B Goodlett near Grove)
Presented by Happy Hounds Massage
• Pawsitive Tails dog training
• Northern Family Dog Rescue
• Hearing Dog Program
Bike programs (Grove between Larkin and Carleton B Goodlett)
Presented by the SF Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YMCA Bike Program
• Freedom from Training Wheels presented by the SF Bicycle Coalition
• Kid’s Bike Safety Rodeo presented by Presidio YMCA Bike Program
• How to load a bike on the bus, by MTA Sustainable Streets Program
• Free basic bike maintenance by REI, Lombardi Sports and Bike Kitchen (Civic Center)
• Free bike rentals by Bike & Roll and Blazing Saddles (Civic Center)
Tricycle Music Fest West (Main Library steps, Larkin near Grove)
Presented by the San Francisco Public Library & Friends of the Public Library
• 11:00 The Devil-Ettes and Pip Squeak A Go Go
• 11:30 Frances England
• 12:30 The Time Outs
• 1:30 The Sippy Cups
• Bookmobile (Northeast corner of Grove and Larkin)
Children’s Activities (Civic Center south playground, near Grove and Larkin)
Presented by Shih Yu- Lang YMCA
• Kid’s Games, Hula Hoops,
• Girl Scouts
• Head Start
• It’s Yoga Kids!
• Activities for teens and tweens with La Casa de Las Madres
Fulton Skate area (Fulton between Larkin and Hyde)
Skating Presented by the Calif. Outdoor Rollersports Assoc.
• 10 – 2:30: Free roller rink, skating lessons & skates
• 12:30 & 2:30: Slumdog Millionaire skate dance
• 12:45 & 2:45: Thriller skate dance
• RollerSoccer mini exhibition games presented by RollerSoccer International Federation
• Skateboard information with Downtown Streets Skate Shop
Grove Street & UN Plaza (Grove between Larkin, Hyde and Market)
• Eco games, info, composting demos by Department of the Environment (Grove near Larkin)
• Farmer’s Market (Market near 8th Street and Hyde)
O’Farrell Street (Polk to Jones)
Music, Activities and Family Entertainment
• Chalk drawing, kid’s activities and live music presented by the Great American Music Hall (O’Farrell /Polk)
• Chair massage, presented by California Pacific Medical Center (mini park O’Farrell / Larkin)
• Free bike safety gear and info, photo contest, presented by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Association (O’Farrell between Leavenworth and Jones)
• Hyde Street Band (631 O’Farrell near Leavenworth)
Boeddeker Park (Jones and Eddy)
Presented by Friends of Boeddeker Park
• Tai Chi with Chris Sequeira 11 am to Noon
• Live Jazz Band with Melvin and the Mellotones at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
• Games for kids all day in the park
Ellis Street (Polk to Leavenworth)
Sponsored by SF Recreation & Parks
• Tenderloin Recreation Center (570 Ellis near Larkin)
• Tenderloin National Forrest (Cohen Alley, off Ellis near Leavenworth)
• Tribute to the Black Hawk Jazz Club – music and performances presented by SF Recovery Theatre
OMG, it looks as if somebody is trying to Fix Octavia. Get the deets about today’s workshops and open house, below.
(Personally, I’d start by getting rid of all the parking spaces and all the medians – I’d de-boulevard the boulevard.)
Notice the color of the traffic lights?
Anyway, here’s the info. It’s as close as you’ll get to an admission from the Powers That Are that maybe, just maybe, Octavia isn’t just the most perfect thing ever.
See you there!
Monday, Sept. 27:
SFCTA Hearing Room, 100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor
OPEN HOUSE: 12:00–2:00pm
PUBLIC WORKSHOP: 5:30–7:30pm
Persons requiring translation services should contact the Transportation Authority at 415-522-4800
The Market-Octavia neighborhood has seen several transformative efforts recently, most notably the opening of the Octavia Boulevard/Central Freeway project in 2005 and the adoption in 2008 of the Market and Octavia Better Neighborhood Plan. Octavia Boulevard is the first facility of its kind in the United States in 80 years, redefining traffic engineering practice through context-sensitive solutions. The Octavia Boulevard project has delivered a transportation facility that provides neighborhood access to a regional freeway while providing an attractive public space. A timeline of key Octavia Boulevard events is shown below.
This Circulation Study will quantify and evaluate the performance of the transportation system in the Market-Octavia area and recommend changes for improving travel options and traffic distribution in the area. The study will focus on multimodal and system-level perspectives. These multimodal transportation issues include:
The study will help support and advance key priorities of the 2008 Market and Octavia Better Neighborhood Plan including improved pedestrian circulation and transit facilities, as well as conversion of streets from one-way to two-way operation.
As the study area is both an active local neighborhood and a critical element of the transportation system for regional traffic coming to, from or through the area, the proposed solutions will need to address local, citywide and regional needs. This map of the general local area is consistent with the Market-Octavia Neighborhood Plan. Click here to see the study area map.
The objectives of the Study are to:
The Central Freeway and Octavia Boulevard Circulation Study will serve as a vehicle for discussion and coordination among local and regional stakeholders, while providing policy guidance for ensuring integration with the larger regional and long-term needs.
As area needs are studied and possible solutions prioritized, information on potential projects will be posted here.
Preliminary Draft Existing Conditions Report. Includes Origin-Destination Survey from October 2009. Completed.
Public and Stakeholder Outreach. Engagement with key stakeholders and community groups. Ongoing. Key events planned for September 2010 and November 2010.
Technical Analysis and Project Development. Based on existing conditions and needs assessment, and stakeholder input, an evaluation framework will be developed for potential solutions, resulting in project screening and the selection of up to three potential projects. Conceptual designs will be developed for these three potential projects. September/October 2010.
Funding and Implementation Plan. Funding plan, including fair-share contributions, and implementation roles, steps, and issues. December 2010.
Final Report. Culmination of all recommendations and designs. January 2011.
Send an email to Margaret Cortes or call 415.522.4826.
Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan (led by SF Planning Department)
I’ll tell you, there was never anything too much wrong with the Clinton-era Lexus SC400 / Toyota Soarer. The 1UZ-FE engine inside these rigs was built to last so there’s nothing stopping these vehicles from rolling into the future, excepting for the small stock wheels they came with.
The owner of this ride is saved from that embarrassment by a set of aftermarket wheels, 24 inchers if I had to guess.
See? You can’t say these wheels are too small, that’s for sure.
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This car is totally ready for the twenty tens, certainly.
(But don’t go crazy and try to use 26 inch wheels. You want to make sure your car still can turn of course.)
Unlike the thousands of people at the Valrag down at Piers 30-32, the crowd at the Bunker Hill was manageable:
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Let’s start at the back, as the tours did. Countless Tomahawk missiles are down there, probs:
A five-inch gun, Harpoon missile launchers, and Old Glory - Gaia bless America:
Those petroleum mishaps clean up in a jiff with the Oil Spill Containment Kit:
The fix-it shop for twirlypoppers:
This giant bell sits amidships:
They turn it upside-down for baptisms, if you can read the etchings:
Now we’re at the bridge, where you can see the Financh and the Bay Bridge:
The helm. Left and right are clearly marked – how convenient!
The view from the bridge overlooking the waterfront:
Now we’re at the bow, where you can pose with an AR-15:
This isn’t your grandfather’s cruiser. The way you can tell that is by the small bore size of this five-inch gun. Of course, this is a missile boat, primarily, not a gun boat:
And way up at the fron, the First Navy Jack: Don’t Tread On Me. It’s in vogue now, in this post-9/11 era.
All the deets, in English and Russian:
And There You Have It.