Posts Tagged ‘bay area’

An SFPD Crackdown on Drivers in Haight-Ashbury, Lately

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

You never used to see this, regular SFPD patrol cars enforcing traffic laws. Typically, the Motor Patrol (motorcycles) would get you – they’d enforce traffic all the live long day. And if you got a ticket from a regular patrol car, well, you must have really messed up.

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But these are the days of enforcement actions, where the focus is on traffic patrol.

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Hey, does Park Station sometimes go a month or two not handing out a single solitary ticket to a pedestrian or bike rider? Yes, yes it does. Look at their stats. It seems that, in the interest of safety, the SFPD should have those groups ascared of getting a ticket as well. But no, zero enforcement, at least during some months, means zero risk of getting a ticket in the area* and that’s why about half of the ped vs. driver and bike vs. driver accidents in Frisco are the fault of the driver, and the other half not.**

*It varies by station, of course, but the whole city is like this, with bad-attitudes peds all over.

**And this fact is so politically charged that we the public no longer get to hear about the fault of deadly accidents about town. I think that disclosure ended in calendar 2014. These days the focus is upon “mistakes” made by all concerned, but that’s not a safety approach, that’s a political approach. So hearing a non-engineer*** mayoral (politics!) appointee (politics!) talking about his safety organization is a bit a joke, some feel.

***Not a necessity, but it’d be nice.

American Beauty-Style “Dancing Bag” Appears at 3rd and Market – It was Roundly Ignored by Passersby, Oh Well

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Somebody(ies) was horsing around with a plastic bag yesterday, but nobody noticed AFAICS.

You know, like in American Beauty

First it was all like this:

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And then it was all like this:

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Next time I see this, I’ll have video for you, Gentle Reader.

Sadly it was NOT the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed…

Kiosk-Enabled Open Air Bicycle Chop-Shop on Market Near Second is Now Out of Control

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Parts from many stolen “donor bikes” are here – maybe a couple dozen?

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And how many Franken-bikes could you build with the parts here? IDK, maybe a half-dozen?

On It Goes…

If You Liked the (Now-Banned) COSCO Busan, You’ll Love the COSCO Fortune – It’s Twice as Big – As Seen From the Bay Bridge

Friday, January 6th, 2017

The Cosco Fortune is twice as heavy as the infamousĀ Cosco Busan, so I’d call that twice as big.

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Anyway, let’s hope we learned our lesson from a decade ago…

How to Raise Your Own Little Zuckerberg: “Code-A-Pillar” by Fisher Price – For Ages 3-6

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

You can’t start too early with coding school, I guess:

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Stanford, CU Anschutz, Oberlin, and Yale – This Small Honda is Better Educated Than You!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Spotted by Area Photographer James Corrigan:

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Famous Green Icons of Frisco: Melusine the Starbucks Mermaid and Sir Isaac Lime – Otter-Cide Arrested, Some 21 Years Ago

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

I think the otter wins this one:

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Residential Parking Permit Program Area Q a Huge Success, or Failure, Depending – But Certainly It’s Having an Effect

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Depending on how you look at it, of course. I myself am burdened by the study of the Economics, so excuse me if I don’t wave my pom poms for this 2015 creation of the SFMTA:

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Pre-2015, you’d never see this, all these empty spots. (People have moved their rides west, on the other side of the river of Masonic, where you can park it day after day, permit or no.)

What’s that, isn’t this great you say?

Well no, it’s not. Sry.

Eight Day Laborers, One Jogger, Kelly-Moore PAINTS, Divisadero, New Year’s Eve, 2016

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

As seen south of NoPA (Northeast of Panhandle Area), aka DivCo, aka the Western Addition:

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Word on the Street: This Star Wars Rey Figure “Looks Like a Man”

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

According to one passerby, in SoMA:

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His GF also had a thumbs down. So no sale for these two fans…