Posts Tagged ‘42nd’

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Calls for a Female Supreme Court Justice

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Here’s the scene this morning in the outer Outer Sunset District / Parkside area of San Francisco – it’s Congresswoman Jackie Speier at her Town Hall Meeting. Here’s the news – as far as the replacement for departing United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter is concerned, Jackie has “no doubt it’s going to be a woman.” 

And who might that woman be? How about Miss San Carlos (San Mateo County) 1977 and current rust belt governor Jennifer Mulhern Granholm? She went to Cal and then Harvard Law and she’s the Democrat Sarah Palin – how’s them apples? Jackie helpfully points out that Ms. Granholm would be the first [actually second, see comments] naturalized citizen to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. We’ll see

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Look below to see what Representative Speier has been up to the past year.

Town Hall Meeting -Congresswoman Jackie Speier

When: May 2, 2009 – Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School, 2650 42nd Avenue, San Francisco

Mark Nagales, Field Representative

San Francisco’s 42nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, 2009

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

As expected, there was a great turnout for the 42nd Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown today. Sunny skies and the Grand Parade made today the busiest of the four-day festival. Let’s take a look at the staging area this morning.

Its Grand Marshall George Takei! Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (born in San Francisco) is seen here hanging out with Heidi Cheung, Miss San Francisco’s Outstanding Teen 2009 and Crystal Lee, Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2008.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California President and Mrs. Masaaki Tanaka, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador and Mrs. Ichiro Fujisajki, George Takei, and Consul General of Japan and Mrs. Yasumasa Nagamine:

The mise-en-scene in front of City Hall:. Click to expand:

My Melody, Hello Kitty, and Badtz Maru were pleased to be on the scene:

From Hawaii with aloha:

Photographer David Yu was welcomed by all, including this contingent from Los Angeles:

Miss National Asia Dow-An Kou is on the right:

Bevan Dufty chilling with local pageant winners. 

Elizabeth Kress, Miss San Francisco:

And Little Miss San Francisco 2009, Alyssa-Marie Muna:

And now on with the parade:

Senator Leland Yee:

Frosty Senator Mark Leno:

Assemblymember Fiona Ma with Bob Twomey:

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano:

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu:

And his ride for today:

Supervisor Bevan Dufty and company:

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi with the Japanese Ambassador and Consul General:

Supervisor Eric Mar:

 Richard Hashimoto, President of the Japantown Merchants Association:

Thought this was an electric Tesla Roadster at first. Actually, it’s the similar (but lighter) gas-powered Lotus Elise. (Horrible Tesla Motors is long on promises, certainly, but just because a toy car is expensive and is powered by electricity, that doesn’t mean it’s a desirable product, that doesn’t mean it represents “the high end.” Just ask Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who ended up giving his Tesla Roadster back. Go ahead and buy one if you want, though. While you’re at it, why not buy an impractical electric Ultra Motor A2B bike and an impractical electric Segway Scooter as well.)

Speaking of cars, here’s part of the NUMMI contingent all the way from Fremont. It’s the only car factory in the West that’s still operating. Union labor, FYI 

Nihonmachi Little Friends:

And your reward for making it all the way to J-Town? Yummy chicken and rice balls from O-Izakaya Lounge at 1625 Post Street.

See you next year!

The 42nd Annual International Children’s Games Close in San Francisco Today.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The 42nd Annual International Children’s Games finish up today, so this is your last chanceto see the basketball and soccer (aka football, futbol) finals up at the University of San Francisco.

The kids from Brantford, Ontario, Canada deflect a spike under the menacing eyes of evil soccer boy:


See you there!

Opening Day of the International Children’s Games a Huge Success

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

The International Children’s Games are going on right now in San Francisco.

Click to expand. From Opening Day:



The San Francisco JROTC was there as color guard for all the colorful flags. Phasing them out wasn’t quite the breeze some anticipated.


The last flag you’ll see in this entry:


Oops, more flags. It looked like a Quidditch Invitational over by Kezar Stadium.



At USF: 



This soccer ball as your head thing is getting out of hand:


O.K, no more flags after this:


A Satisfactory Soccer Makeover at the International Children’s Games in San Francisco

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

This lad at the 42nd Annual International Children’s Games appeared to be pleased with the new haircut he got at Kezar Stadium last night.


Citius, Altius, Fortius.

The 42nd Annual International Children’s Games Comes to San Francsco.

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Participants are warming up now for the 42nd Annual International Children’s Games in our little burg.

The spirit of athletic competition that will sweep the world in August is coming to San Francisco in July. On Friday, July 11, the 42nd International Children’s Games kicks off with the Opening Ceremony at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. The International Children’s Games, this year held in San Francisco, brings together more than 1,200 youth athletes (between the ages of 12-15 years old) from 84 cities in 42 countries, and representing all six inhabitable continents.

Why don’t you buy yourself some tickets?

They aren’t all that expensive, and you’ll be able to see an international competition just like the Olympics but without all the drugs and the G-word issue that has Mia Farrow and the New York Times so upset these days. And who knows, maybe you’ll meet Brandi Chastain, winner* of the 1999 World Cup (thanks to a terrible noncall on keeper Brianna Scurry shown at 2:15 here).


Soccer practice at foggy, foggy University of San Francisco

Everything kicks off tomorrow. The Opening Ceremony at Kezar will feature Mayor Gavin Newsom and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma. 

Mobile phone users: Feel free to sign up to receive updates about schedules and match results by sending a text message to code 95294 with the keyword “KIDS” in the body of the text message.

Will you root for the team representing San Francisco, Oakland, or somewhere else?

See you there!