Like on Masonic Avenue, for instance:
Some other places too.
California allows us to make these calls on a case by case basis…
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IMO, it’s more fun to not explain things, but here we go, let’s pay off that headline:
1. God damn, this trailer is freaking huge – I’ve never seen one bigger. This aint no 20-footer and it aint no 40 footer. It’s a 53-footer. It’s Harder Better Faster Stronger. It’s as big* an 18-wheeler tractor trailer as you’re ever going to see, Gentle Reader.
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2. Now here’s what pisses some people off about San Francisco Day School. These parents enter their kinder into the San Francisco SFUSD school busing program lottery. And, because they don’t already have an older kid already in a good public school AND because they don’t live a “low test score area” (like in parts of The Mission or near The Projects), they lose out in the lottery. So then they say, all right, well, we’ve lost the lottery, but we can simply pony up $27k(!) to put our four-year-old into a private school. But then they have to qualify by being interviewed. And then, sometimes, they get rejected. And then they get seriously pissed off. Anywho, Masonic Avenue / Boulevard is reason #1 why SFDS will never be a high status school (in comparison with the tonier outfits up in
Specific Whites Pacific Heights.) Masonic is how the Jennie Zhus of this world get back and forth betwixt San Francisco Proper and the westside, The Avenues, the West Bay neighborhoods like The Richmond and The Sunset. Masonic, for better or worse, is a freeway substitute and it will always be that way and, for the worse, it’s the front door of SFDS. These days there’s a plan afoot to put in trees and a median that will slow down all the cars and the occasional MUNI bus, but that won’t really change things for SFDS. All the parents and nannies will still double park on neighboring streets, oh well. Look at the photo and there it is, the SFDS.
3. Oh man, the millionaire property owners of the lily-white “NOPNA” Northeast of Panhandle Homeowners Association DID NOT want to see those, those people shopping at a retail store up at Geary and Masonic again, oh no, but that’s what’s happening despite their best efforts. I myself didn’t object to the CityTarget, you know, but even I’m a little surprised to see such a big rig heading up Mervyn’s Heights with the Target targets on the side.
Of course, all of the above was implied by the simple photo and short headline…
*Unless you move to Texas, and even then…
**Who’s getting interviewed, really, the parents or the kid? IDK. I’ll tell you, I bet if Will Smith tried to get his kid into this joint, there’d be no problem, no problem at all. But if you don’t impress SFDS enough to get a green light, you’re money’s no good there.
You’re invited to come to Civic Center tonight to see Game Four of the World Series on a makeshift “Jumbotron.”
See you at 5:07 PM (or earlier, to get a good spot if you want to be able to actually see the action unobstructed.)
It’ll look like this, but probably with more Matt Cain than Timothy Leroy Lincecum on the screen:
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The SFPD requests (more or less) that you transfer your alcohol to unmarked containers, thusly:
And, oh yes, speaking of the Rec and Park, Remember to Vote No on Proposition B (November 2012), the so-called “Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond”
Well, because Prop. B is too costly for San Francisco
And also because Reform is Needed at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Also because area lawyer Philip Alan Ginsburg would consider passage of Prop B (November 2012) an endorsement of how he’s running the RPD.
Now, let’s hear from San Francisco Mayor Ron Conway,* after the jump. (Spoiler: He wants you to go to Chipotle’s and spend your money before you blow town.)
PS: The after party will be in the Mission District – spread the word, bring fireworks.
*Poor Sony. It appears that any television-like contraption bigger than 100 inches now gets the generic term “jumbotron.”
“Displays similar to the Jumbotron include:
I don’t know, sometimes when a police dog gets old, they’ll let a retiring police officer do an adoption deal, but that kind of thing’s not going to happen with assault weapons and retired cops in California anytime soon.
Why? Because of this recent bit here from the AG’s office.
I don’t know, I wouldn’t mind living in a neighborhood full of retired cops with unnecessary firepower. It’d be just like Switzerland where every house has some sort of gun, practically. And nobody messes with Switzerland.
And wouldn’t this scene with Clint Eastwood be more effective if he had some sort of World-War I-era machine gun in his hand?
Well Giants fans have flocked to Civic Center this evening to watch Game 5 on the big screen.
San Francisco Police, Deputy Sheriffs, Park Rangers and the CHP were all on hand to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. They did this by making people pour out their beers.
“Tuck Fexas” and “Texas Sucks Cocks” were typical sentiments, it appeared
Here was how things looked early on:
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And a little later, when they turned on the orange lights of City Hall:
And here’s the scene later on when the Giants led 3-1:
[UPDATE: SF Mike is on the scene this afternoon – here’s what the set up looks like. Now, you’d think Rec and Park would have a bigger big screen or maybe two little screens side by side to make a rectangular big screen, but, you know, lowest bidder and whatnot:
And, oh yes, here’s your fresh new theme song for tonight.]
[UPDATE 2: And here’s what it looked like.]
You might need to get to Civic Center early in the afternoon of Monday, November 1st, 2010, if you want to get a good seat to see the Giants clinch World Series 2010 on a giant television screen.
But this event, like the annual Bay to Breakers civic event, will be “alcohol-free,” at least on paper. See?
“In keeping with the event focus on families, alcohol will not be sold or permitted on Civic Center Plaza during the broadcast. Mobile food vendors from Off The Grid will be onsite to provide sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Those attending the broadcast are encouraged to come early to secure a spot on the lawn and take public transportation via MUNI or BART to Civic Center or Van Ness stations.”
Civic Center will have more fans wearing orange than when The Netherlands lost to Spain in the World Cup Final earlier this year:
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The show starts at 4:30 PM with the first pitch coming from the left arm of Cliff Lee at 4:57 PM.
All the deets:
MAYOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES BROADCAST AT CIVIC CENTER PLAZA OF GAME FIVE OF THE WORLD SERIES
City to Host Public Viewing of Monday’s Potential Clinching World Series Game for Families, Giants Fans
San Francisco, CA–Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that Monday’s Game Five of the World Series will be publicly broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza for families and fans to gather and cheer the Giants onto a potential World Championship. Similar to the successful public broadcasts of the World Cup earlier this summer, a jumbotron screen will broadcast the potential clinching game of the World Series in front of San Francisco City Hall. The City previously received permission from Fox Sports Broadcasting to show the potential clinching away game.
“The Giants 3 – 1 lead in the World Series has electrified the City and brought us all together to celebrate our hometown team and what’s best about the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Mayor Newsom. “The game that could clinch the Series may be in Texas, but we’re creating an opportunity right in front of City Hall for families to gather and cheer the Giants to a World Championship.”
The Mayor’s Office is collaborating with the Recreation and Park Department, who successfully hosted the World Cup Live soccer events at Civic Center Plaza earlier this summer, to broadcast the game. In keeping with the event focus on families, alcohol will not be sold or permitted on Civic Center Plaza during the broadcast. Mobile food vendors from Off The Grid will be onsite to provide sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Those attending the broadcast are encouraged to come early to secure a spot on the lawn and take public transportation via MUNI or BART to Civic Center or Van Ness stations.
“I also want to encourage fans from across the City and Bay Area to watch the game at their neighborhood bars and restaurants,” said Mayor Newsom. “Let’s give a lift to our local economy and small businesses while we’re boosting the Giants to victory in the World Series.”
San Francisco City Hall, the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Conservatory of Flowers and other City landmarks and buildings will continue to be lit in Giants Orange through the World Series. Mayor Newsom is also urging Giants fans and local businesses to show their pride in the National League Champion team by wearing the Orange & Black or displaying signs, flags or other shows of support for the team.
Potential Final Game of World Series Broadcast Schedule
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers
Game 5, Arlington, Texas: Monday, November 1st – 4:30pm PDT, first pitch at 4:57pm.
You’ll have to figure out for yourself just exactly where in Marin County this nude beach is, in this mostly-SFW photo from a while ago. The place was officially closed at the time due to an unsafe stairway and it’s more-than-likely officially closed at this time.
But actually, your nudist types like out-of-the-way places anyway, the kind that require long descents from the nearest road.
The nude types were to the east of the stairway and the never-nudes were to the west – it all worked out. All the while, a couple of fun fearless females felt free to parade up and down the whole beach by the low tide line, on the catwalk, they did their little turn on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk, yeah, they did a little turn on the catwalk for about half-hour:
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By the way, is there a special law that disallows photography on Public Nude Beaches? Not that I’m aware of.