Posts Tagged ‘55’

Here It Is, San Francisco’s Best Christmas Tree for 2015, in an Unexpected Place – 55 Foot Tall – Straight Outta Shasta

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Just look at this thing in front of Pier 39 – it’s huge!

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And it’s 100% real, for better or worse. I heard it’s 55 feet, but officially it’s 60, perhaps due to rounding, IDK:

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I’m calling this thing an Attraction:

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Oh, but why so soon, in early November?

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(WHY SO SOON? TWSS!)

This issue hadn’t occurred to me – I guess it is a bit early. (But feel free to add that to the lengthy list of things I care absolutely nothing about.)

Anyway, the Lighting Ceremonies are coming November 21-22, 2015.

See you there!

Look Who Wants to Pay Our Senior Citizens LESS Than Minimum Wage: The San Francisco Office of the EPA

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Check it out, $10.30 an hour to be a paralegal assistant, or an assistant paralegal, or something.

Can the feds get away with this? I suppose they can.

Oh well.

And oh yes, “a paralegal certificate is preferred” for this gig what pays 30% less than what the typical worker at San Francisco sole In-N-Out Burger makes up at the Fish Wharf:

ID: SCA-458, Location: San Francisco, Program: SEE
Wage/Hr: $10.30, Hours/Week: 40, Minimum Age: 55″

“55+ Opportunity – EPA Seeking Legal Analyst and Paralegal (downtown / civic / van ness)

Compensation: $10.30 – $12.72 per hour plus paid health insurance, dental option, paid holidays and paid leave.
The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in San Francisco for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant sponsored by the National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). More information can be found at www.NOWCC.org.Current Vacancies:SCA-457 Legal Analyst
http://www.nowcc.org/r/positions/view.aspx?record_id=3395SCA-458 Paralegal Assistant
http://www.nowcc.org/r/positions/view.aspx?record_id=3397Both positions include FULLY PAID HEALTH INSURANCE (United Healthcare), dental option, 11 paid holidays and paid leave. Additionally, the EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere and you’ll be side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing exciting work protecting our air, land and water. We currently have roughly 40 people enrolled in this program who are supporting the EPA in a variety of positions at the Region 9 offices. If this is the right opportunity for you, we’d love to have you join us!TO APPLY:
Must be 55 years of age or older in order to be eligible for this grant-administered opportunity
Click the “To Apply” link in the full position description: http://www.nowcc.org/applicants/positions/CA
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN NOWCC ONLINE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUMEPlease do not respond to this email with your resumeAdditional information can be found on www.NOWCC.org”

This is the White 2009 Hyundai Elantra Involved in This Morning’s Fatal Collision on Masonic near Turk

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry K. Lee has the early details and Terry McSweeny of KGO-TV has a video report.

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:

San Francisco Man Swears He’ll Never Drive More Than 60 MPH – The Pledge 60 Movement

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This man, recently seen on Franklin Street, has sworn he will never drive his Mazda 626 LX-V6 more than 60 MPH. Why? Cause he’s a part of the Pledge 60 Movement. Check out the sign that he printed at home (or at work, let’s hope, considering the cost of replacement printer ink, “starter cartridge” don’t get me started):

“I pledge 60 MPH max to save U.S. gas $

Fair enough. Not sure how this would work on the nascent Trans-Texas Corridor where they’ll have an 85mph limit, or for that matter Montana where teen-aged girls on narrow highways will pass you in their tiny three-cylinder cars going 90+, but oh well.

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The Sierra Club has/had a similar campaign – “I Can Drive 55 (or whatever the limit is).”

Pledgers should keep to the right (avoiding those carpool lane-stickered Toyota Priuseses going 80+ on the I-80) and they’ll be fine.

Pledge on.

(These kinds of pledges probably will have a higher success rate than those chastity pledges that don’t seem to work.)