Right under the windshield wipers, thusly – as seen on Fell Street:
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This is an oldie but a goodie, a time-honored technique.
I cry foul.
Well, here it is, an actual real 8-page newspaper “serving Cole Valley, Alamo Square, Hayes Valley and the Haights” – it’s the brand-new HAtCHBeat, Issue One*
Now meet Liz Fedak, Publisher.
Somebody who tried something like this a little while back was Eve Batey. Her online-only effort didn’t work out.
And speaking of online-only, Hoodline (mostly covering “Divisadero, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Upper Haight,” mostly) comes to mind as there’s a lot of overlap there. Liz has carved out an area that we can call District 5 Less The Inner Sunset.
Who’s taken notice already? How about D5 Supervisor London Breed** with her City Hall column and SFPD Park Station Captain Gregory Corrales with his Police Beat?
And add to that an alphabet soup of SFGov departments, including advertisers with big ads such as the Department of Elections and the SF Public Library.
Check it out if you can. You’ll see a bit about Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic (1988-2013) that takes a decidedly anti-RPD position.
That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“Do you have interest in writing, photography or videography? Whether you have experience or not, send an email to email@example.com to get involved.”
Leaving you with the categories to be covered:
Business + Money — HATCH Beat
Parenting — HATCH Beat
Profiles — HATCH Beat
Community — HATCH Beat
Calendar — HATCH Beat
Pets — HATCH Beat
Food + Drink — HATCH Beat
Police Blotter — HATCH Beat
Entertainment — HATCH Beat
Bon courage, HAtCHBeat!
So, sure, as an athlete at Sochi you got offered a free Note 3 phone, but the fine print on the deal says you have to cover over the Apple logo on your iPhone if you want to use it to take some snaps at the Opening Ceremony.
“Olympic sponsor Samsung wants to see the opening ceremony no competition items in your TV picture. Those who want to attend the ceremony on Friday at the invasion photos or videos with a competing product which has to cover for example the Apple logo.”
Sounds like a fair deal to me, as my 2012-era Note 2 is getting long in the tooth these days.*
Oh Apple, will you ever win?
In closing, please enjoy this German to English translation from the same graf:
“As a welcome gift to get the Swiss athletes not only beer tankard (from one of the sponsors), Swiss Olympic laid it on the pillow chocolate balls ready.”
That says it all, huh?
USA! USA! USA!
I’m sorry, sAmSUng! sAmSUng! sAmSUng!
Leaving you with the Beirut Boat Show:
*(Oh that’s right, I have no skillz with which to become an Olympian, oh well. At least I have my Android Phone Name Generator)
This big sign is at the corner of Fell and Divisadero. It promises a quick 43 minute trip up to Rohnert Park from the “Bay.”
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And yet, Google Maps has the journey at one hour.
Even if you choose the Golden Gate Bridge as your starting point, the trip will take more than 43 minutes.
(Perhaps the Graton people think you own a Suzuki Hayabusa or Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird or something.)
To add injury to insult, the place sucks, apparently.
“Every bit as bad as the previous reviews, maybe even worse. Place already stinks of smoke, no comps, mediocre food and watered down drinks way overpriced to go with crappy service, ridiculous “dress code”, rude and patronizing “security”, tightest slots / worst blackjack odds anywhere in N. Cal. I wouldn’t go back to this place if you paid me.“
Oh, Graton Resort & Casino, will you ever win?