Posts Tagged ‘777’

Today’s Mayor Ed Lee Electoral Victory Lap Around San Francisco is Nothing But a Big F.U. to David Chiu

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Ah, let’s see what’s on the agenda today – oh it’s a tour of the City, a kind of victory lap to celebrate yesterday’s big news.

Mr. Mayor will drop by Districts #4, #7, and  #10 with  area Supervisors. Check it:

“Mayor Lee to visit Sunset neighborhood merchants along Irving Street with Supervisor Carmen Chu to discuss jobs & small businesses.
Merchant walk to start at Sunset Super”

“Mayor Lee to visit West Portal neighborhood merchants along West Portal Avenue with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd to discuss jobs & small businesses.
Merchant walk to start at Squat & Gobble”

“Mayor Lee to visit Portola neighborhood merchants along San Bruno Avenue with Supervisor Malia Cohen to discuss jobs & small businesses.
Merchant walk to start at North East Medical Services (NEMS)”

Fair enough, but oh, here’s another one – it’s in District #3, you know, the realm of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.

“Mayor Lee to visit Chinatown neighborhood merchants along Stockton Street to discuss jobs & small businesses.
Merchant walk to start at Self-Help for the Elderly”

You notice anything? That’s right, Supervisor Chiu isn’t invited to a merchant walk in his own district.

Do you think that this is a mere oversight on behalf of the scheduling secretary?*

I don’t.

This is WillieBrownRosePakEdLee saying Foxtrot Yankee to poor DC for, among other things, Speaking Truth to Power a few months back.**

Oh well.

President David Chiu (along with Dr. Malcom-esque District #1 Supervisor Eric Mar) in mayoral campaign mode last week. 

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Soon, if not already, he’ll be in supervisorial campaign mode once again. What do WillieBrownRosePakEdLee have in store for David Chiu for 2012?

Well, we’ll just have to wait and see…

*Will Ed Lee be the first San Francisco Mayor since the 1990′s to NOT have sex with a young, attractive, female, SFGov mayoral scheduling secretary? Why yes, you can bank on that. How refreshing!

**Play us out, Managing Editor James Gardner:

“’So, Ed,’ began David Chiu, recounting a private conversation he claims the two had shortly before Lee reversed his longstanding insistence he wouldn’t run. ‘You told me you didn’t have the fire in the belly. You’d looked in the mirror and said you didn’t want to run … but you didn’t know how to say no to Willie Brown and Rose Pak.’

OK, there’s a genuine gotcha. Ouch.”

7 for all Mankind Kicks Off its New Boutique in San Franicisco. Recession, What Recession?

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Luxury denim maker 7 for all Mankind had a bit of a housewarming the other day for its relatively new San Francisco store at 224 Grant in Union Square. So that’ll be the only place in the Bay Area you can get its products outside of an upscale department store for now - don’t bother dropping by the Costco. (Of course Costco is the place to go to get lesser jeans that fall apart easily, looking at you Calvin Klein. Moving on…)

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It’s Spring, time for a new collection. Some of the products are super soft and “pre-distressed,” so they look like some strangers’ prized broken-in jeans. That’s where your money goes.

Straight out of Los Angeles County. When pants have a serial number…

Accessories as well:

In the face of our recession, 7FAMK is opening up boutiques all over the country this year.

Somebody still has money to spend, apparently.

That’s encouraging. Srsly.

Emirates Airlines Launches Non-Stop Service from SFO to the Middle East

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

From yesterday, here it is at SFO: a brand spanking new Emirates Boeing 777-200 LR (Longer Range) straight out of Dubai, on a non-stop flight that lasted almost two-thirds of a day. Click to expand:

Captain Marc, after having flown part of the flight in from the United Arab Emirates:

And this was the reception, starring His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline:

Gina Antonini, until recently a star athelete at UC Berkeley, addressed the crowd on behalf of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is into the idea of Green Flights. What made this flight green? Lots of things, including a continuous decent over Northern California:

San Francisco International Airport Director John Martin, the aforementioned HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, and Steve Kava, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff, all fielded questions at the presser:

And look who’s asking questions – it’s pugnacious New York Times aviation repoter Joe Sharkey, who seemed to be in pretty good shape despite the efforts of the Brazilian aviation system to kill him a few years back. (For now and forever, Nobody Leans on Sharkey’s Machine.)

The mood was jovial, despite the concerns expressed by Mssrs. Matier and Ross, Ashley Harrell and KGO-TV:

Speaking of which, Emirates released a pretty emphatic statement this afternoon:

“Emirates is in full compliance with the laws of the city of San Francisco, the state of California and the United States. Emirates is also in compliance with the Human Rights Commission.
 
Emirates does not discriminate in hiring in any way, including hiring based on sexual orientation, hiring of single pregnant women or hiring based on weight.  We require our cabin crew employees to undergo a medical evaluation to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the physically-demanding job, but we do not discriminate in hiring based on the results of those findings. Our hiring process is based purely on job qualification.
 
Emirates is committed to fair practices in employment and hiring in all countries in which we operate. We look forward to serving the Bay Area community.”
 
Boutros M. Boutros
Senior Vice President, Media Relations, Sponsorships and Events
Emirates Group

So, smiles everyone, smiles!:

Let’s say good bye to Boeing’s big twin…

…as it travels up through Canada, over the pole and down Russia way.

Thursday’s flight is already fully booked, so it looks like EK225 / EK 226 will be a success at SFO.

And if that pans out, maybe we’ll see the A380 superjumbo back at SFO on a regular basis.

Will Dubai become the Hub of Everything? Only Time Will Tell.

More nitty gritty after the jump.

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Emirates to Begin Airbus A380 Service to San Francisco.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

It looks like San Francsico will be getting its fair share of Airbus A380 superjumbo jets flying around. Emirates has a “familiarisation flight” scheduled for next month, so maybe you’ll see the biggest passenger jet in the world once again above the Bay Area.

This is what it will look like on August 4, 2008, when a fully-outfitted A380 will touch down at SFO:
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via daarkfire’s flickrstream

We’ll have to do with 777-200LR service into SFO until the A380s get into the schedule.

Bon Voyage!

16 Hours on a Plane – From SFO to Dubai – New Route From Emirates Airlines

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Pretty soon, you’ll be able to fly from SFO to Dubai nonstop on a brand spanking new Boeing 777-200LR. LR stands for longer range, and it can go quite a distance. The aircraft that will take you to Dubai will look a little like this, with the fattest jet engines in the world.

Happy flying!

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planegeezer via Flickr

Details after the jump.

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