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OMG, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon! – Nov. 11, 2012 – Ft. Mason – Get Tickets Now

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

It’ll look just like this.

It’ll cost you like $21-something for your ticket. Buy it now if you’re planning on going.

All the deets, below.

In closing, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon!

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Fall Chocolate Salon is scheduled for Nov. 11th.

FALL CHOCOLATE SALON 11/11

Chocolate lovers, en garde! A unique event with limited tickets available for attendees, the Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 25 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.

An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is the perfect place to find the perfect Holiday gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience.

Advance Tickets available through November 10th, while quantities last. (No Tickets at Door. San Francisco)

Celebrating its anniversary, the 2012 Third Annual Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Amano Artisan Chocolate, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Saratoga Chocolates, Toffee Talk, Smitten: Artisan Truffles, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Toffeeology, Jade Chocolates, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier, Sixth Course Artisan Confections, Clarine’s Florentines, Plumeria Flours, Butterfly Brittle, CocoTutti, Marti Chocolatt, Snake & Butterfly, Quail Point Chocolates, Rachel Dunn Chocolates, Kallari Chocolate, Be A Gourmet, Farm Fresh To You, Gems and Silver Jewelry, The Winery SF, Jerk’NPickle, TasteTV,and more.

FallChocolateSalon.com

Here’s What Tonight’s World Series Viewing Party Will Look Like – But No Alcohol in Civic Center – Vote No on Prop B

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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:

Via RubyxCube - click to expand

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”

Why?

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.

That’s why.

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.”

Oh well.

Displays similar to the Jumbotron include:

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The Toughest Job in Town: Window Washing the Alcoa Building Through Its Unusual Exoskeleton

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

See what I mean?

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They must use extension sticks or something.

 

OMG, It’s the 6th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason this Sunday, March 4, 2012!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Once again, it’s the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon at Festival Pavilion up at Fort Mason this Sunday.

“THE 6th ANNUAL

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

Sunday March 4, 2012
10:00am – 6:00pm

San Francisco, Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion, 30,000 square feet of Chocolate, Wine and Confections”

Get your tickets here.

(This one is a bit more expensive and upscale compared with the outdoor Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival.)

There will be tons of people at the Salon, but the lines for samples won’t be too long at all.

Here it is from the inside:

Stirling Confections’ truffle bars:

It’s so totally worth it.

See you there March 4th!

San Francisco Giants Big Screen Broadcast a Huge Success – Thousands Crowd into Civic Center – But Beer Ban Enforced

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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:

Via Holly509 – click to expand

And a little later, when they turned on the orange lights of City Hall:

Via RubyxCube

And here’s the scene later on when the Giants led 3-1:

Via Che

It’s On! Game 5 of World Series to be Shown Outdoors at Civic Center on the Big Screen – But, Hide Your Alcohol

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

[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:

Via SF Mike

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.

SFPD Looks for Help Solving the August 2, 2010 Murder of Philip Dimartino

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Believe this murder took place somewhere in the Lower Haight area.

Here’s the info from the SFPD:

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING THE HOMICIDE OF PHILLIP DIMARTINO

On August 2, 2010 at 1pm, Mr. Philip Dimartino was found stabbed to death in his apartment on Hermann Street in San Francisco. Mr. DiMartino was known to frequent bars in the Castro District. Anyone with information about this case or Mr. DiMartino is urged to please contact the San Francisco Police Department.
 

Inspector Michael Morley, Richard Martin, or Bob Velarde

SFPD Homicide Detail 415-553-1145

SFPD Bay Area Regional Information Center ( BRICC) 415-553-1071

SFPD Anonymous Tip Line: 415-575-4444

SFPD Text-A-Tipto: 847411

type: SFPD + msg

SFPD CASE #100 704 683

2010 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon a Huge Success

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Throngs were waiting to get into the Festival Pavilion up at Fort Mason this AM – as promised, it’s the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.

Perhaps a bit more expensive and upscale compared with the outdoor Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival. (Speaking of which, the 15th Annual of that popular event is coming up September 11-12, 2010.)

Anyway, there are tons of people at the Salon, but the lines for samples aren’t too long at all.

Here it is from the inside:

Stirling Confections’ $25 truffle bars are a hit, once again.

And KOFY TV 20 is there doing something or other – they’re Everywhere You Want To Be these days. (Perhaps KOFY’s recent affiliation with noted Wikipedian Beth Spotswood is starting to pay off…)

It’s so totally worth it. See you next year!

Supervisor Eric Mar Calls for More Protections Against Second-Hand Smoke

Monday, February 1st, 2010

[UPDATE: Joshua Sabatini has an update - the next committee hearing will be on February 22, 2010.]

Your San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar wants to expand Article 19F of the San Francisco Public Health Code – you know, the one from 1994 that prohibits smoking in enclosed areas and sports stadiums.

Check out the current rules after the jump, but don’t get used to them as they could be changing soon. This afternoon’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors Committee on Land Use & Economic Development could lead to some changes.

A graphic from this afternoon’s rally – secondhand smoke levels from outdoor dining areas at two unnamed cafes in North Beach are considered dangerous by the EPA:

80 souls were there before the committee meeting began:

Eric Mar and supporters enjoying a healthy smoke-free ride in the Richmond District back in 2008:

Brace yourselves: 

COMMUNITY RALLY TO SUPPORT EXPANDING PROTECTIONS FROM SECOND HAND SMOKE 

     Rally & Press Conference Before the Board of Supervisors Committee
      Hearing on Ordinance that Closes the Gaps in Public Health Code 
                        Polk Street City Hall Steps
                      Monday, February 1 at 12:00 noon 
  WHAT:    A rally and press conference to support an ordinance that will
           expand protection from second hand smoke by closing gaps in the
           San Francisco Public Health Code.  San Francisco is poised to
           join 18 other Bay Area cities in offering protection from
           second hand smoke by prohibiting smoking in many outdoor areas
           such as farmers markets, outdoor dining areas, theater and ATM
           lines, hotel and motel lobby areas, and other places frequented
           by members of the public.  The rally will convene just before
           the meeting of the Board of Supervisors Committee on Land Use &
           Economic Development, which will hear the proposed legislation
           for the first time. 
  WHO: A large crowd of community members including families, tenants,
           tenant advocates, members of the Chinese Progressive
           Association and San Francisco Tobacco Free Coalition;
           Supervisor Eric Mar, Supervisor John Avalos, Jul Lynn Parsons
           (Co-Chair of Mayor’s Disability Council), Carol McGruder
           (Tobacco Free Coalition member); Alex Tom (Tobacco Free
           Coalition; Chinese Progressive Association) and others. 

  BACKGROUND: 

The proposed ordinance would update Article 19F of the San Francisco Health Code, the landmark legislation adopted in 1994 that protects residents and visitors from second hand smoke. If approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by the Mayor, San Francisco would join a long list of other Bay Area cities that have already expanded protection from second hand smoke for their residents to include many outdoor areas. 

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