Posts Tagged ‘(415)’

There’s Way More Poo in Justin Herman Plaza Now Than During the Height of OccupySF – Why Is That?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Horses, that’s why. Police horses, that is.

JHP poo, tourists, the Embarcadero, and Ferry Building. Welcome to San Francisco!

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Perhaps the super-whiny whiners in the the area, such as Boston Properties* and whoever, will start writing sneaky letters to SFGov about how they’re going to sue, sue, sue over horse poo now?


So, now that OccupySF is over, area property owners are happy? Really? Mmmm.

And who was it, was it Hawaiian Airlines or Disney what was demanding the end of OccupySF? Maybe I’ll look into that and see how they feel about Occupy. [Cough, boycott, cough.]

On It Goes…

*Owner of Embarcadero Center or someplace. (Now isn’t that a great name for a San Francisco company?) 

Know Your Checker Marathon Cars: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356, Embarcadero Center

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Haven’t seen one of these in a long time:

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Kicking it Old-School With Allegiant Air Out of Oakland International – Super Old “Super 80″ Aircraft

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

There I was monitoring recent Zeppelin activity over the 415 and what do I see but an old-school Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas DC9 / MD80 / MD85 / MD90 / whatever flying out of OAK.


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You can buy a used jetliners with ancient low-bypass engines for as cheap as $4,000,000 and then start up an airline? Did not know that.

Anyway, these kinds of planes are old, baby.

But you can fly to Phoenix, AZ for $32* so I guess that’s some consolation.

*Plus fees, baby. Lots and lots and lots of fees.

Down with the landing gear
Up goes the useless prayer 


Monday, November 28th, 2011

Who knows what will end up happening to the unused trapezoidal-shaped parcel in the middle of Harrison, Division and 11th Street in SoMA right across from the Costco.

But this landmark Veteran’s Cab sign looks like it will hang on regardless:

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Amazingly, None of the Bikes in the Updated SFPD Mission Station Recovered Bike Database are Fixies

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I thought most of the bikes in the flat, flat Mission District were fixies these days, but I guess not:

Here are the the latest photos of the recovered rides:

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All the deets.

The “Bay Area Hip Hop Dictionary” Certainly Delivers What It Promises

Friday, November 11th, 2011

There I was, looking for hours for something apropo what rhymes with cuddie bang only to be rescued by the Bay Area Hip Hop Dictionary:

It’s all gravity, baby.


Hey, Did Somebody Steal Your Bike? Well, Look For It at the New SFPD Mission Station Website Photo Database!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Right here. (Cause, you know, the Mission District is San Francisco’s Capital of Bike Stealing.)


“New bicycle section on to track reported stolen and recovered stolen bicycles. Send us your feedback!”

But sadly, the Recovered Bicycle Database only has one entry right now – it’s a black Specialized road bike that I’m sure you’ll recognize in a second, if it’s yours.

“For Information: Inspector Pomatto #2071 Mission Investigations (415) 558-5400″

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OTOH, the Stolen Bicycle Database has eight entries currently. See?

Thanks, Captain Corrales!

The Breeders’ Choice: Xtracycle Cargo Bikes Have Become the Minivans of San Francisco

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

See? You could probably fit another couple of ankle-biters on there, no problem:

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(But you shouldn’t have too many kids anyway, else the locals will start calling you a “breeder,” and that’s meant to be quite an insult.)

Get in on the fun here, but the prices seem a bit high, oh well…

The Sports Club/LA? Can You Imagine a Worser Name Than That for a Gym in San Francisco?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I suppose down in Los Angeles, they should have The Sports Club/SF?

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You know, just to be fair.

A preferable name would be The Sports Club/Love Canal or The Sports Club/Tuzla, something like that.

Those names would be better, srsly.

MUNI Bus Ad: Yet Another Charismatic Cult Leader or Is It About Elder Abuse? You Have To Read the Fine Print

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Oh MUNI, you so crazy!

But in this case, this is an ad regarding elder abuse and not the more typical MUNI kind of ad.

OK then. All the deets after the jump.

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So, let’s review. Cults are A-OK with MUNI but something like smooth, refreshing Blast by Colt 45 is zehr verboten.

Go figure.

‘Advertise in San Francisco Transit Shelters and on Kiosks

Clear Channel Outdoor®
Phone: 510-835-5900

Advertise on SFMTA/Muni Vehicles

Please contact:

Heather McGuire
SVP/General Manager
Titan Worldwide
233 Post Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108


Advertising Policy

MTA Advertising Policy
Effective October 16, 2007

Advertising on Municipal Transportation Agency (“MTA”) property, or as authorized under any contract with the MTA, constitutes a nonpublic forum. No such advertisement shall:

  • be false, misleading or deceptive;
  • concern a declared political candidate or ballot measure scheduled for consideration by the voters in an upcoming election, or an initiative petition submitted to the San Francisco Department of Elections;
  • appear to promote the use of firearms;
  • be clearly defamatory;
  • be obscene or pornographic;
  • advocate imminent lawlessness or violent action;
  • promote alcoholic beverages or tobacco products;
  • infringe on any copyright, trade or service mark, title or slogan;

In addition, all advertisements on MTA property or as authorized under any MTA contract shall include the following language: “The views expressed in this advertisement do not necessarily reflect the views of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.”

Any pilot programs or experimental advertisements must be submitted and approved by the MTA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer at least sixty (60) days prior to implementation.

This policy shall be effective upon adoption but shall not be enforced to impair the obligations of any contract in effect at the time of its approval. It shall be incorporated into any new contract for advertising on MTA property including any new contract for advertising on transit shelters effective on or after December 7, 2007.

The MTA Board of Directors reserves the right to amend this policy at any time with written notice to any affected advertising contractor.

MTA contracts granting advertising rights shall include this Policy as an attachment and must require the following:

  • The contractor must comply with the advertising standards set forth in this Policy, as they may be amended from time to time.
  • The contractor must display only those advertisements that are in compliance with this Policy.
  • The contractor must promptly remove any advertisements that are in violation of this policy upon written demand by the MTA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, in conformity with state and federal law.

Printable version: SFMTA Advertising Policy (version 6 accessible PDF, 22KB)


As stated, all the deets, after the jump