Posts Tagged ‘bay area’

Our SFPUC Makes Everybody a Superhero – Somehow – Marketing “CleanPowerSF”

Thursday, October 27th, 2016


(ClearChannel cleaned up all this glass. which I hadn’t noticed, the next day, but this bus stop gets attacked often, oh well.)

IDK, SFPUC – if everybody’s a superhero then nobody’s a superhero, right?

Lemme just say I don’t understand/am confused by the following on this page:

“Community over Profits” [A Capital “P,” right, Comrades?]

“Because CleanPowerSF is not-for-profit…” [Our SFPUC is a not-for-profit?]

“Your choice will localize energy, create jobs and stabilize energy prices.” [Doesn’t PG&E “create” jobs too? “Stabilize?”]

“Small Premium, Big Impact” [Or Big Premium, Small Impact? Just saying.]

“SuperGreen pay the applicable Green rate plus an additional $0.02/kWh.” [SuperGreen – who dat?]

“That’s a small investment with big returns for the environment and the local community.” [Or extremely small returns?]

“Upgrade your service to SuperGreen…” [But it’s the same service though, right? It’s the same juice from PG&E, right?]

And what’s up with the rates for regular PG&E v. Non-SuperGreen?


So, best case scenario is that, after a monthly PG&E fee you gotta pay to NOT have PG&E, a “typical” bill will be $66.40, as opposed to … $66.40?

Note that I rounded the numbers there, to the nearest nickel. Speaking of which, why not round PG&E’s percentage up to 30%, you know, why not?

Hey SFPUC, your desks inside the windmill building in Civic Center cost $20 grand each? Hey, is that “sustainable?” Oh, yes, and no? Hey, how about financially?

So many questions about the CleanPowerSF…

MTAP? What’s MTAP?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I thought they could have been Metropolitan Transit Agency Police, but no – it’s Muni Transit Assistance Program.


News to me.

Looks Like BMW of San Francisco Can’t Af-FORD to Operate a BMW, in San Francisco

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Or maybe this pick-em-up is just a rolling billboard, in which case shouldn’t it be a BMW instead of, IDK, an F-150 with its badges removed?


UCSF Popo Enter the Tenderloin – “UC Hastings Entering Public Safety Partnership with UCSF Police

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

I had missed this news, but you can’t miss all the new UCSF vehicles on McAllister these days. Changing things was quite a big issue earlier this year. Anyway:

“Affected members of the UC Hastings Public Safety officer’s unit have been presented various employment options if they meet required qualifications, as police officers, security guards, or security guard supervisors for the UCSF Police Department. For officers who do not qualify (or elect to not apply) for jobs with the UCSF Police Department or alternative positions with UC Hastings, the College will offer conscientious separation terms.”


So that’s that – the oldest and largest law school in the West is now a little closer to the UC Family.


Never Seen This: Brand-New Alenia C-27J Spartan Over Frisco

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Here’s your background

U.S. Air Force shelving brand new C-27J Spartan aircraft after spending millions.

I guess those are six-bladed propellers:


I don’t know who’s operating this machine…

Same Old Story: Uber Driver from Our Great Central Valley Runs Into Trouble in Frisco

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Moving violations, parking tickets, bridge tolls, self-employment tax, wear and tear, the gasoline – it all adds up:


Which Sounds Worse: “The Sports Club/LA – San Francisco” or “MIAMI AD SCHOOL, San Francisco?”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The answer of course is “The Sports Club/LA – San Francisco,” which is just crazy, man.*

But this is close:


A: Screw this man, I’m going to ad school.

B: Miami Ad School?

A: Natch, man!

*I’m going to open my own own gym, call it “The Sports Club/Frisco.” And then I’m going to expand in the southland – call the new place “The Sports Club/Frisco – Los Angeles.” That’s the ticket.

The Wild Parrots Not of Telegraph Hill – As Seen Over the Eucalyptus of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The range of dese boids has increased a lot since I first saw them on the Filbert Steps some 11 years ago:


Speaking of which, they still hang out there, but they aren’t as approachable as back in the day:




And some shots from the Aughts

Any Traffic Issue can be Solved with MORE CONES – If Troubles Persist, Simply Add MORE CONES

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


Paging Mr. Herman: A Fully Operational James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The newish James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 – it was either this or another Pier 39-type operation. Anyway, this is the first I’ve ever really seen this glassy building up there in the Tourist District.  I doubt I’ll ever go there myself:


And here’s Ruby Princess berthed at Pier 27 in front of Frisco’s third big bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael. That’s Red Rock Island in the middle there. It’s for sale. It’s always for sale:


And on the left is the JC, which is shut down now, but will open again, they say.

It’s always opening soon…