Posts Tagged ‘Abuse’

New Signage from The Red Door Cafe on Bush – San Francisco’s Very Own “Brunch Nazi” DOES NOT Tolerate Gluten Intolerance

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Here’s an update on the latest signage for The Red Door Cafe on Bush near Franklin.

New rules:

Brace yourselves:

Double entendre a gogo:

Attention SFMTA: The Big Beneficiaries of Charging for Parking on Sundays are Placard Holders and Rich People

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Well, here you go, the first four vehicles I saw on this block of Clement in the Inner Richmond District on a recent Sunday had handicapped placards and the fifth one was a new Jaguar.


Is this what you want, SFMTA? Placard fraud ripping you off and richers paying you a few shekels per hour?

Oh, it is?

Well then, keep up the good work.

‘Cause I’ll tell you, all these drivers appreciated the easier parking opportunities I’m sure.

Oh, and your goal of 15% of the parking spaces on Clement being open and available at any given time will never ever come True.

Just saying.

On It Goes…

NMA-TV’s Take on “Joe Paterno and Penn State’s Fall From Grace” is Surprisingly Poignant – A One-Minute Video

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here it is, no dialogue:

I guess there are more than mountain lions roaming the hills of Nittany.

And here’s an earlier effort along the same vein, with JoePa as Pope. It has a nice stinger at the end.

SFPD Goes SVU: San Francisco Police Department Announces the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Like this:

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“San Francisco Police Announce the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit

San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr is proud to announce the formation of the first ever San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.).

For the first time in SFPD history, various investigative units have been assembled in one office to focus on the sensitive nature of crimes where in the victims have suffered the effects of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse & Exploitation or Sex Crimes. A majority of these victims are women, children or elderly.

Additional investigative assignments within the S.V.U. are: Human Trafficking, Stalking, Sexual Offender Registration Program, Financial Crimes and Missing Persons. The centralizing of these respective investigative disciplines will provide the public with better access to police and victims’ services. The “La Casa De Las Madres” advocate office is located in the S.V.U. office lobby. This in one example of the critical partnerships between the SFPD and the many victims advocates such as: Woman Against Rape, Institute of Aging, Trauma Recovery Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, W.O.M.A.N. Inc., Domestic Violence Consortium, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and S.F. Women Against Rape.”

Corrupt Randy, Pugnacious Tony, and Taciturn Bill: City Family Shows at Leland Yee CCDC Presser

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Thank Gaia Wheezie gave me time off from the Help Center this week, else I would have missed the big Senator Leland Yee Central Subway press conference.

And look who was there. See ’em?

1. Taciturn Bill Barnes – Ed Lee for Mayor Campaign Manager

2. Pugnacious Tony Winnicker – Ed Lee for Mayor Campaign Spokesperson (Boy, you give him your money and he won’t just sit around – he’ll hit the streets to fight for you.)

3. Corrupt Randy Shaw – Dictator for Life, Tenderloin

4. Others

I don’t know, if Ed Lee held a news conference about alleged corruption involving the San Francisco “City Family,” would a bunch of Leland Yee for Mayor managers show up to coach the media on what questions to ask (mind you, this is during the press conference) and also listen closely to every last syllable? Maybe. I kind of doubt it though.

Anyway, all the deets are below, but there’s no satisfying ending to this one – you’ll have to cool your heels to wait for the response from City Hall.

Senator Yee is giving The Powers That Be* ’til the end of the week to start turning over documents.

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“Yee calls for sunshine into waste, fraud and abuse at CCDC – Says without full disclosure, Central Subway project could be threatened

SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Leland Yee, along with several city residents, today called on interim mayor Ed Lee to make public the details of all contracts for the past five years between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), city departments and Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) regarding the Central Subway.

Today, Yee also submit public records requests for all correspondence between the Mayor’s office or the City Administrator’s Office and CCDC or powerbroker Rose Pak.

Yee’s request comes after the San Francisco Chronicle unveiled several instances of waste, fraud and abuse by the nonprofit, including charging taxpayers $750 an hour to attend project meetings, $578 per visitor for outreach, and $25,000 to host a single community meeting.

By comparison, city contracts show payment to other entities for meeting attendance does not come close to what was received by CCDC. In fact, one contract for the city’s Arts Task Force showed a charge of 80 percent less, at $125/hour.

On the steps of City Hall and using a “golden” chair to represent the exorbitant cost the City paid for CCDC to attending meetings, Yee said, “As a strong supporter of the Central Subway, I am very concerned that possible malfeasance may jeopardize this important project. We need to get to the bottom of this immediately and the interim mayor needs to give the public the facts about these contracts.”

Yee said he expects Lee to provide the public documents regarding the Central Subway by the end of the week, at which time he will consider further action

This is not the first time Yee has fought to disclose public documents. Yee has become one of the State’s staunchest open government advocates, and last year, Yee made national headlines when he demanded the release of Sarah Palin’s speaking contract at California State University. Subsequently, students found parts of the contract along with shredded documents in the administration’s Dumpster, and Californians Aware successfully won a lawsuit against the University to fully disclose the contract.”

*Have you seen this one from Anonymous,** via writer John Cote, from deep inside the CCDC itself?



**Somebody within the CCDC who doesn’t approve of its recent dealings, I’m forced to assume…

MUNI Bus Ad: Yet Another Charismatic Cult Leader or Is It About Elder Abuse? You Have To Read the Fine Print

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Oh MUNI, you so crazy!

But in this case, this is an ad regarding elder abuse and not the more typical MUNI kind of ad.

OK then. All the deets after the jump.

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So, let’s review. Cults are A-OK with MUNI but something like smooth, refreshing Blast by Colt 45 is zehr verboten.

Go figure.

‘Advertise in San Francisco Transit Shelters and on Kiosks

Clear Channel Outdoor®
Phone: 510-835-5900

Advertise on SFMTA/Muni Vehicles

Please contact:

Heather McGuire
SVP/General Manager
Titan Worldwide
233 Post Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108


Advertising Policy

MTA Advertising Policy
Effective October 16, 2007

Advertising on Municipal Transportation Agency (“MTA”) property, or as authorized under any contract with the MTA, constitutes a nonpublic forum. No such advertisement shall:

  • be false, misleading or deceptive;
  • concern a declared political candidate or ballot measure scheduled for consideration by the voters in an upcoming election, or an initiative petition submitted to the San Francisco Department of Elections;
  • appear to promote the use of firearms;
  • be clearly defamatory;
  • be obscene or pornographic;
  • advocate imminent lawlessness or violent action;
  • promote alcoholic beverages or tobacco products;
  • infringe on any copyright, trade or service mark, title or slogan;

In addition, all advertisements on MTA property or as authorized under any MTA contract shall include the following language: “The views expressed in this advertisement do not necessarily reflect the views of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.”

Any pilot programs or experimental advertisements must be submitted and approved by the MTA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer at least sixty (60) days prior to implementation.

This policy shall be effective upon adoption but shall not be enforced to impair the obligations of any contract in effect at the time of its approval. It shall be incorporated into any new contract for advertising on MTA property including any new contract for advertising on transit shelters effective on or after December 7, 2007.

The MTA Board of Directors reserves the right to amend this policy at any time with written notice to any affected advertising contractor.

MTA contracts granting advertising rights shall include this Policy as an attachment and must require the following:

  • The contractor must comply with the advertising standards set forth in this Policy, as they may be amended from time to time.
  • The contractor must display only those advertisements that are in compliance with this Policy.
  • The contractor must promptly remove any advertisements that are in violation of this policy upon written demand by the MTA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, in conformity with state and federal law.

Printable version: SFMTA Advertising Policy (version 6 accessible PDF, 22KB)


As stated, all the deets, after the jump


“ADA Abuse” in the Richmond District, 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Question: When four-star-Yelp-rated Han Il Kwan restaurant way out there in the West Bay, in the Middle Richmond District, precisely, had to close down recently for extensive refurbishment, as reported in the excellent Richmond District Blog, was that an example of “ADA abuse” or was it an example of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California Disabled Persons Act functioning as designed?

Answer: This one’s easy. Increasing costs for businesses and/or shutting them down is an example of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California Disabled Persons Act functioning as designed.

What some call “abuse” of the law, I call use of the laws.

Via Jim C

Next question…

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