Posts Tagged ‘asia’

Longtime East Bay Resident and SFGate Advocacy Journalist CW Nevius ID’s Cable Car as a “Hyde Street Trolly”

Monday, January 6th, 2014

(You can take the boy out of the East Bay (and plop him in a SoMA condo), but you can’t take the East Bay out of the boy.)

Gentle Reader, consider CW Nevius and his most recent bit advocating for the oppressed white millionaire homeowners of Russian Hill – this time he’s acting at the behest of Supervisor Mark Farrell (R., District 2)

See that*? 

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Now I think the word you’re looking for, CW Nevius, is trolley with an “e,” as in potatoe.

Except it aint a trolley, it’s a cable car.  To wit:

“…electric tram (streetcar), sometimes confused with a cable car.”

And the vehicle code section cited here is wrong:

“The problem, says Deputy City Attorney Buck Delventhal, is California Vehicle Code 21106.1…”

CW Nevius, if you’re going to take the trouble to cite a law, why not take the time to do it the right way? Do you feel overworked, CW? You shouldn’t. Moving on…

And there’s this:

“Stefani says Farrell’s office was unaware of the 1987 law…”

Uh, former law? Or former bill? Did the “law” sunset automatically? And was it ever signed by The Duke in the first place? I don’t think so actually.

You see, CW Nevius, what you should look at are the reasons why the millionaires’ efforts always fail. Try this on for size:

The streets of a city belong to the people of the state, and the use thereof is an inalienable right of every citizen, subject to legislative control or such reasonable regulations as to the traffic thereon or the manner of using them as the legislature may deem wise or proper to adopt and impose.’ … ‘Streets and highways are established and maintained primarily for purposes of travel and transportation by the public, and uses incidental thereto. Such travel may be for either business or pleasure…”

Nevius, why don’t you retire or go back to sports, srsly? Then you’d get replaced by somebody who would do your job better than you, right? Wouldn’t that be a win-win?

But before you do that, why don’t you fix this**`?

“Jose had been struck by a late-’90s, silver, four-door sedan as he stepped off the curb at Oak and Scott.”

“And the intersection of Fell and Scott, where Jose was hit, has consistently been described as one of the city’s most dangerous.”

Fin. 

*Looks like somebody is striking a pose on the crosswalk:

I’m a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the  
Yeah on the catwalk on the crosswalk, yeah
I do my little turn on the crosswalk

**I actually believed The Neve on the Fell and Scott thing, so I was going to go out there a week or two later on a Tuesday night at around the same time on the theory that this was somebody coming home during the evening drive. But then I saw that the actual location was on Oak so now I think the driver isn’t on a commuting schedule. You know, I’ve got a Canon 5D, crank the ISO up to 25,600, use a simple 200mm 2.8 prime to see if I could see some damage and get a plate. I mean it might have been worth the effort.

Brad Pitt Made a Cadillac TV Commercial in SF and LA for the Chinese Market? – So Very Wrong

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

I don’t know, You Make The Call on how wrong this Cadillac commercial is:

Apparently, San Francisco and Los Angeles are the same place.

Apparently, Brad Pitt just looooooves grandpa cars.

Apparently, Brad Pitt is a whore and his price is $3,000,000.

Apparently.

“Hmmm…Nasi Gudeg!” It’s Indonesia Day at Union Square Today from 10AM to 5:00 PM – Plenty of Food to Try!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Hmmm…Nasi Gudeg! 

I don’t know what that means, but it’s what you’ll be saying after you visit the Indonesia Day 2011 celebration in Union Square today, July 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Check it.

Actually, I didn’t understand any of this, so sheltered I am, so ignorant I am about the fourth most-populated country in the world:

Oh, here we go, subtitles!

See you there!

Phone Home: iPhone Stolen on the Streets of San Francisco Pings Its Rightful Owner from Vietnam 2 Weeks Later

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

From @FredSharples comes this news: Panic Co-Founder Cabel M. Sasser had his Apple iPhone 4 ripped out of his hands while waiting for a table at a San Francisco restaurant two weeks ago.

Well, let’s let him Tweet the rest of the story:

“The good news? My iPhone 4, snatched out of my hand in SF (long story), just pinged, two weeks later! The bad news? http://t.co/ZBJ1J05

That’s right, it turned up in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon, aka S S S S S Saigon) in Vietnam, per the free Find My iPhone app.

Check it. Sai-going, Sai-gong, Sai-gone:

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But that’s not the worst part, oh no:

“Worst part was, I was holding it pretty close, waiting for a table at a restaurant. And *poof*, gone so quickly.”

(What a nice story – it’s like the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and the Mayor’s Office got together to write the copy, huh?)

All the deets here on the Twitter.

Oh  well.

Huge Vietnamese Website Rips Off San Francisco Photographer David Yu, Again

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Here’s the thing – Vietnam ranks pretty low on the list of places you generally need to worry about. Of course they’ve sent people to California to spy on us, but so has our good buddy Russia and a host of others and I’m sure America has spies over there in Hanoi as well, and S,S,S,S,Saigon too, or whatever they’re calling it these days. Fine.

But here’s a minor beef. Seems that a big .vn website, one with traffic greater than SFgate.com anyway, has no qualms about reposting a bunch of photos from Flickr after stripping copyright info.

Thusly. That’s not fair use, Dan Tri. You know, all that bay arean David Yu wants to do is add color to our lives, so it’s bad form to piss him off, right?

A typical kind of shot from DavidYuWeb:

Used with persimmon.

Should we expect more from huge profitable MSM websites operating out of our sister city?

Mmmmm….

The Waters Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge Can Get a Little Busy Sometimes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Thusly. Click to expand:

Empty tanker Polar Alaska heads out back up to I’ll-give-you-just-one-guess as full container ships arrive from East Asia.

Just another day in the busy 415.

Jannah, Serving Middle Eastern California Cuisine on Fulton, Opens Wednesday, July 8th

Monday, July 6th, 2009

At the site (if not the exact same address) of the former Korean-themed brothel Gabin comes Jannah. It’s at 1775 Fulton in the NOPA, just down the street from the candyBar at 1335.

And guess what, they’re hiring! Servers, apparently, atleast that’s what the signs said.

And guess what, they’re already five-star rated at the Yelp!

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See you there on Wednesday, the updated forecast for opening day.