Posts Tagged ‘golden gate park’
What’s this? It must mean that Heron Watch 2016 is on in Frisco:
Here’s the scene, on the other side of Stow Lake this year:
Passersby wonder what the fuss is about, then stop to check things out:
And here they are, some of the new babies:
I’ll tell you, I prefered the former breeding location, near the Stow Lake Boat House – you can see one parent here, what just had barfed up / regurgitated a freshly-killed gopher. Can you see which fledgling gulped it down?
Dem boids were certainly were closer to shore back in the day, easier to see.
Anyway, on it goes. They’ll fly the coop by the end of May, most likely…
A Tale of Two Recent Photos: Distracted Driving – Supervisor (and “Urbanist!”) Scott Wiener(?) + SFMTA PCO + Uber Driver with Handicapped PlacardMonday, April 11th, 2016
Let’s start with Future Senator and Current Urbanist Supervisor Scott Wiener, you know, if this from KevMo is accurate.
Moving on, to this. Some deets on the PCO here and now onto the Uber driver. Uh, what’s he doing? Is he holding a phone up high so his eyes can easily switch back and forth from his device and The Road Ahead? IDK. And hey, what would be a nicer gift for an Uber Lyft driver than a handicapped placard? I’ve never seen this. Gee, I bet that really cuts down on the parking hassles one might have Ubering about Frisco.
Anyway, this is How We Live Now in 2016
Whistling-Blowing Park Ranger Harshes Owner of Unlicensed, Unleashed Dog in the Golden Gate Park PanhandleFriday, April 8th, 2016
Camera left shows the Ranger and camera right shows the errant dog owner.
I’ve never seen this:
I’m assuming the dog’s unlicensed, as the vast majority of canines aren’t licensed in Frisco and I imagine the rate for non leash owning dog owners is lower still.
Don’t know if any woo woo or wee wee came out or if it was picked up.
The owner and dog sauntered away, with no threat of getting cited, it appeared.
Anyway, I’ve never seen this…
Exactly Which Handheld Device is This MUNI DPT PCO Operating Illegally While Driving? – Are SFMTA Quotas Really This Bad?Thursday, April 7th, 2016
IDK, is this illegal? She was driving her INTERCEPTOR scooter about 20 MPH inbound on JFK in GGP the other day.
Is this the machine what allows her to ticket parkers? She doesn’t have enough time to process tickets whilst dismounted?
Or is this some kind of GPS, which might be legal to operate in CA these days, based on the latest judicial interpretations, you know, maybe? Or it’s a cell phone and she’s calling in an emergency that’s important enough to call in but not important enough to stop for, and then it’s legal?
And there aren’t quotas for PCOs at the SFMTA? Perhaps they’re just targets and guidelines?
What kind of operation is this?
Relax and swing:
UPDATE: Oh, here’s some new video from ground zero:
Here’s a photo of how it looks close up – a big thanks to Jeff Waldman:
Annual “4-20 Day” Irks SFGov Because It Can’t Make Money Off Of It – But Whole Foods Stanyan Just Looooves ItThursday, March 24th, 2016
It’s funny how some of the white, wizened, wealthy homeowners of the Western Addition (you know, the Nopa, the NOPNA, the Alamo Square) used to try to lobby the corner liquor stores of the 94117 to shut down on their busiest day of the year, Bay to Breakers Sunday.
Needless to say, the lika sto owners told the richers to go to Hell, you know, effectively, by staying open and selling all the booze they could sell.
Now let’s head over to SoPa (South of Panhandle, I’m srsly, that’s the term some realtors use) to see the Haight Stanyan Whole Foods getting ready on the day before its busiest day of the year, April 20th:
So, WF is happy, but Rec and Park is all, “Well, how is this event good for us?”
Sorry RPD, 420 is NOT good for you. (Why not just shut it down? Oh, that’s right, you can’t.)
Here’s how things will go in 2016 – it should be a relatively mellow Hump Day Wednesday:
- 10:30 am – The “unofficial” vendors usually begin to arrive
- 1 pm – The crowds start to get a bit thick as does the haze of smoke over the crowd
- 3 pm – It’s now wall-to-wall stoners
- 4:20 pm – It’s go time: crowd is at their peak, drum beats get more frenzied, and hippie girls twirl faster as 4:20 approaches
A good day to call in sick / play hooky..
Now That It’s March, You Can Assume That the Blooming Cherry Trees You See Are Not Actually Plum – Oh, Here’s OneTuesday, March 22nd, 2016
The fake cherry trees of January are now a deep purple, ’cause they’re plum trees.
That means that the cherry trees you see these days are real cherry.
Accept no substitutes…