Anyway, let’s hope we learned our lesson from a decade ago…
Posts Tagged ‘8’
If You Liked the (Now-Banned) COSCO Busan, You’ll Love the COSCO Fortune – It’s Twice as Big – As Seen From the Bay BridgeFriday, January 6th, 2017
But if he has his dog walking license (and all these Frisco pooches are registered, which is unlikely but whatever), then this spectacle is Nice And Legal, AFAIK.
(As you can see, at least one tourist at the Broadway Gate thought this scene was noteworthy enough.)
Have fun, pooches!
Oh, Rec and Park Raises Prices 14% at Japanese Tea Garden, Coit Tower, Conservatory, and Strybing – Now $8 EachFriday, October 16th, 2015
Price for admission at all these places was $7 in 2014, but now in 2015 it’s $8? News to me.
I suppose Rec & Park doesn’t make a big deal about raising prices, or maybe they did and I just missed it. IDK.
All the deets:
Strybing Arboretum, aka San Francisco Botanical Garden
It used to have four foot wide lanes.
Then it got six foot lanes, but now it’s lots busier these days, with all manner of transport upon it:
And the SFPD and Rec & Park drive upon this path with Crown Victorias all the time too, right?
So what’s wrong with eight foot lanes, I ask you.
(Oh, no other “improvements” are required, no beautification efforts are required, or desired. Just work on the basics, SFGov.)
Things were bad before, but I think we’re entering performance art territory here, up in Marin County.
“I feel like I just got mugged. They are charging $6.97 for regular (other yelpers posted pics). The average price for gas in northern California is $3.43. I will never EVER go here again even though it’s on my way home from work, FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS GO TO BRIDGEWAY GAS.”
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Send somebody, anybody up there to ask, “Hey, what’s the deal with the $8 gas?” Before that, buy a few gallons to see what the experience is like. Also, check for the purported dirtiness. Like “can you believe this is the bathroom of a gas station what charges* $200 to fill your** tank?!” And then you say, hey, I gots to fill up my right rear with air, and then see if Dude makes you pay for the privilege – well that’s agin the law, right? (But don’t send CW Nevius – he’d find a way to get rejected on this slam dunk, like he’d tell this story from the poor gas station owner’s ‘sperective, something like that. SPROOOOING off the rim, that’s what I’m talking about.) Anyway, engage, make it so.
*And call your economist buddy and ask about elasticities of demand for low-margin bidnesses. So let’s say the Shell down the street only makes a few pennies per gallon (and possibly makes more money selling high-margin snacks, you know, the way movie theaters do it), well, maybe it makes sense to cut your business by 95% if you can increase your margins by 10,000%, that kind of deal. Who knows, maybe Dude makes money some other way off of the property…
**I can remember the first time I paid $20 for a tank of gas. It was back in the 1990’s for a rusty Audi 5000 I bought from a doctor in Manoa Valley. And then back in the aughts, I remember paying $100 to fill the tank of a Land Cruiser up in, you guessed it, Marin County. I’ll remember the $200 threshold too, if and when I ever achieve it. (And if I filled up at Bridgeway today, I think I could almost, just almost make it to $200.)
MISSING: Steven Harris – Last Seen at the California Academy of Sciences Jan 6th – Last Ping at Market / Van NessThursday, January 8th, 2015
[UPDATE: “STEVEN HAS BEEN FOUND. He is currently with family.]
OK, here’s the report as far as I know:
Steven Harris, went missing around 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, last seen leaving his job at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His home is in San Bruno, and his last phone ping was at Market & Van Ness. His family is trying to get any sort of media attention to help bring Steven home.
The Bay Area Runs on Petroleum – A Dozen Tankers at Anchorage 9, the Former Hangout of the Exxon ValdezThursday, October 30th, 2014
Here’s four of them:
The big ships offload to smaller tankers – a process called lightering.
Oddly enough, San Francisco’s inept SFMTA transit agency has spilled more petroleum into SF Bay than any single vessel spill over the past 40 years. We had the Cosco Busan mishap a few years back, but that was a container ship and it only spilled fuel it was going to use on its trip across the Pacific. The Bay Area has never had a big big oil tanker spill.
The 1971 SF Bay Oil Spill was as close as we came…
OMG, It’s the Great San Francisco Structures Map 2012! 134 Buildings Under Construction, Approved, Etc…Monday, June 25th, 2012
But don’t tell the San Francisco Bay Guardian, oh no. They won’t want to see certain buildings, like 8 Washington,* on this list.
Anyway, here it is, via Claudia Siegel, the San Francisco Business Times San Francisco Structures map 2012.
What an odd pattern of development, non?
Click to expand
Those West-side NIMBYs sure are strong, huh?
All the places, as of June 2012, after the jump.
*Putting 8 Washington/Rose Pak on the ballot this Fall? Sure, why not?
The “San Francisco Jewish Community” Paid for Supervisors Malia Cohen, Carmen Chu and Scott Wiener’s Trip to Israel Last Month?Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Well, this is news to me:
Gee, who didn’t go on this junket?
Now if I were a Supervisor, I’d prefer to take a $6000 [don’t say bribe, don’t say bribe] whatever and use it to head off to Trinidad, but that’s just me.
Vacation, have to get away