Posts Tagged ‘ABC’

What’s This? You Can Buy Beer at the Chipotles in Metreon on Fourth Near Mission? Well, There’s Goes the Neighborhood!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

I’ll tell you, I don’t have strong feelings either way about Chipotle’s. It’s like whatever, dude.

But check it, Chipotle’s is selling beer in SoMA on a LIQUOR LICENSE PENDING basis?

I’m as shocked as you are: 

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Now isn’t alcohol something people don’t want sold so close to Tenderloin Housing Clinic Beyond Chron-editing poverty pimp Randy Shaw’s corrupt Twitterloin / Skid Row North / “Uptown”* Tenderloin?

I thought so but now I don’t know.

Anyway, these days we have a place what sells fast food and beer together, just like a French McDonalds or whatever.

Oh, here’s what I could dig up on any liquor license application. It aint much.

Hey, remember the Redevelopment Agency? Here’s their No Irish Need Apply announcement from back in the day:

“Request for proposal for General Contractor Services for tenant-improvement build-out of a quick-serve kiosk restaurant, San Francisco Soup Company, in the food court of the Metreon, located on the ground floor at 135 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

San Francisco Soup Company will select an applicant following staff’s evaluation of the bids, Statements of Qualifications and oral interviews.

This opportunity is open to all businesses, both for-profit and non-profit. Applicants and SFRA certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise are strongly encouraged to apply. Be advised that the SF Soup Company and SF Redevelopment Agency are committed to vigorous equal opportunity employment.”

All right, enjoy.

*Uptown. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Testify, Randy: 

By the summer of 2008, going “uptown” in San Francisco will mean heading to the Tenderloin.”

Cheese and rice, Randy Shaw. What color is the fucking sky in your world? 

Can You Legally Drink Alcohol While Sitting on the Street in a Parklet? The Surprisingly Complicated Answer is …?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I don’t know.

But today Camden Avery of UpperCasing (The Upper Haight Blog) has the deets on this issue.

Presenting the Martin Macks Gastro Pub Parklet, as seen at Haight Street – don’t try stealing this one, you know, the way other people have stolen parklets:

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I’m stumped on this issue – I can’t even hazard a guess as to the answer.

But I’ll tell you, I appreciate the way this particular parklet doesn’t block traffic the way the poorly-designed and overly wide Mojo Bicycle Cafe Parklet does block traffic

Christmas on Sixth Street! At Long Last, Our City Family Puts Up Lighted Snowflakes from Lower Market to Mid-Market

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This is unprecedented.

This is the City Family extending the Market Street lighted Christmas snowflake zone all the way to Mid-Market.

See?

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They used to stop at 5th Street, but now they don’t – they go farther this year.

Hurray!

Won’t this please our corporate overlords at Twitter? (Probably not, but, you know, can’t hurt to try.)

All right, come to the annual lighting ceremony with the Mayor this Thursday evening, if you want:

“Snowflakes on Market – Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 17, 2011 through mid-January 2012

More than 140 five-foot-wide energy-saving LED illuminated snowflakes will decorate Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles this winter from Second to Sixth streets. A lighting ceremony, featuring dancers from the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. near the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market streets. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.marketstreetassociation.org

It will go a little something like this, probably.

Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

Those are Nutcracker-starring “Snowflakes” from the San Francisco Ballet. (The run starts up again December 9th this year.) Jessica Carter is the snowflake in the middle, so I’m told.

Happy Holidays!

How to NIMBY in the Inner Richmond: King Sing Restaurant is Dead But Yuubi is Coming – Your Protest Period Ends Soon

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Well here’s the sitch over at 501 Balboa at Sixth Avenue in the Inner Richmond.

It’s the former poorly rated King Sing Fine Dining Chinese Cuisine & Wine Bar.

He’s dead, Jim:

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See?

But here comes the replacement, Yuubi Japanese Restaurant:

Now, ss we all know, NIMBY’s and similar monsters aren’t born, they’re created, created by NIMBY-friendly rules and regulations.

You know, by stuff like this.

So have at it. You have ’til the end of the month to whine about one restaurant replacing another restaurant two football fields away from your fog-enshrouded, Prop 13-subsidized hovel.

Start up a group, why not? Call it the Inner Richmond Busybodies, or something. Say stuff like, “I’m the President of the IRBB and…”

Now that’s how you NIMBY in the 415.

All the deets, after the jump.

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Media Smackdown: National Aviation Journalist vs. ABC7KGOTV’s Michael Finney on the “Trapped 8 Days at SFO” Bit

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Uh oh, I smell trouble brewing after this recent bit from the Bay Area’s Michael Finney.

Check it:

“…a loyal reader sent a link to what ABC seven-on-your-side reporter Michael Finney  in San Francisco thinks is news, a 2 minute plus tear-jerker of a story about Terri Weissinger, who made a home for herself in the San Francisco Airport in April.”

The battle is now well and truly joined:

Mr. seven-on-her-side, Finney had the nerve (reporters are very nervy, busted!) to call the airline for a response as if Ms. Weissinger’s inability to pay for the services of an airline to take her and her stuff from A to B was worthy of a response from the airline and got a somewhat gracious,  “We have apologized for her experience but cannot refund her ticket.” Stuck in the airport because of baggage fees, is the characterization of the reporter. She wasn’t stuck in the airport because of baggage fees, she was stuck in the airport because while she certainly looks like an adult, she was as ill-informed and as helpless as a child.”

This is what the lecture on “Aviation Reporting 101″ looks like:

Can’t we all get along?

Big Thigh Bruise: What It Looks Like When You Get Hit in the Leg by an Oakland PD Rubber Bullet During OccupyOAK

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Via KGO-TV / ABC7‘s Amy Hollyfield, who’s on the scene in Oaktown right now.

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I assume a rubber bullet did that, but it could have been something else…

The Union Square Apple Store Becomes a Late-Night Post-It Note Shrine for Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The scene this morning on Stockton Street via hard-working, early-rising ABC7 News reporter Amy Hollyfield:

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OMG, Nine Bay Area High School Seniors Picked as Finalists for Beach Blanket Babylon Scholaraship! Big Show on June 6

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Well there’ll be a cavalcade of stars (including hat lady Jan Wahl and area billionaire Gordon Getty) judging the live performances of nine high school seniors at Club Fugazi at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard in North Beach on June 6th, 2011.

All the deets, below.

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The deets:

SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS CHOSEN! THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON SELECT NINE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO COMPETE FOR THREE $10,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS

FINALISTS TO PERFORM LIVE AT CLUB FUGAZI ON MONDAY, JUNE 6th

SAN FRANCISCO (May 9, 2011) – Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the selection of nine Bay Area finalists for the Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” One winner in each category will be presented with a check for $10,000 towards their college education. The nine high school seniors who will perform live on Monday, June 6th are:

ACTING
JESSICA CHANLIAU – Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School, Novato
TAYLOR EDELHART – Lowell High School, San Francisco
ANYA RICHKIND – Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco

DANCING
MADELINE BAGBY – Castilleja School, Palo Alto
DARIUS DROOH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco
ALEX LYASHEVYCH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco

SINGING
JILLIAN BUTLER – Liberty High School, Brentwood
ZACHARY PISER – Piedmont High School, Piedmont
CARA WODKA – Fremont Christian High School, Fremont

“Every year I’m impressed by the talent and caliber of the entries we receive, and this year was no exception,” said Schuman Silver. “Narrowing the field down to just nine finalists was not an easy task.”

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Star 101.3′s Don Bleu. The celebrity panel of judges scheduled to appear include: San Francisco Ballet’s Principal Character Dancer & Choreographer Val Caniparoli, singer and actor Franc D’Ambrosio, KGO Radio’s Jerry Friedman, Composer Gordon Getty, San Francisco Opera’s General Director David Gockley, KMEL’s Chuy Gomez, California Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director Carey Perloff, ABC7′s Don Sanchez and KRON4/KCBS Radio’s Jan Wahl.”

(I don’t know about ticket availability or anything at this point – they’ll be tough or impossible to get, one might imagine.)

Bon courage, contestants!

Hey What Up, Chevron – Why Are You Still Asking Me For My Digits at the Pump? Isn’t That Illegal These Days?

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Apparently not.

Michael Finney explains it all.

Toyota recommends 91 octane for my unpimped ride, but 87 is allowed as well so that’s something to think about when you pump $101 of the precious juice at $4.09 per… (And actually, your car as well can handle 87 octane just fine. I know you might disagree but, unless you’re cruising around in an aging Porsche 912 or something, you’re wrong. You’re also a sucker as it costs just two cents more per gallon to make 91 octane. But the markup is what, 1000 percent? Something like that, sucker.)

So, all apologies, Chevron. I shouldn’t have ever suspected you all of doing something illegal or anything.