Posts Tagged ‘bay area’

A Forthcoming Toyota Prius Driver: “POWERED BY PETROLEUM”

Friday, May 12th, 2017

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Swag Report: This Year’s BIKE TO WORK DAY Swag Bag is Remarkably Swag-Free

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

It’s about 12% swag, by weight:

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The rest of it is marketing.

Back in the day, you’d see people actually using these bags, but they were nicer back then and the universal charge for grocery bags wasn’t the norm. Anyway, seeing these things used in the wild is a rarer sight.

And the SFBC appears to be more independent of the SFMTA, garnering sponsorship from competing personal injury attorneys. THe SFMTA used to offer up SFMTA-branded swag, but not no mo.

Anyway, numbers. Actual swag: 28 grams worth of Clif Bar, the exact kind they give away at work, except the swag is a Fun Size. (But it is legitimate swag.) Total “swag” bag weight this year: 243 grams.

Not complaining, just explaining.

SFGov Shut Down 325 Kearny in February, Because It was So Unacceptable – Now, Meet 323 Kearny – “TABLE SHOWER?”

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

All right, here’s your background on “Queen’s Health Center.”

And here’s a quote:

“If a place says ‘table shower’ at least three times on the outside, you know” it’s not surprising that it’s a brothel

The joint looked like this:

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So that was three long months ago. You can see what’s left in the upper right here. Horrible 325 Kearny is all gone. The space is now “AVAILABLE.” But check out neighboring 323 Kearny as of May 2017:

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So who’s going to investigate this Watergate? Say, what’s CW Nevius doing these days? Somebody could approach him to say, “Pepper, you’re going undercover.” Then he can report back what TABLE SHOWER means, you know, like the etymology of this phrase I’ve never heard of…

Twitterloin Update: Hibernia Bank / ONE JONES has a New Friendlier Fence – Was This a Good Investment of $20 Million?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

IDK.

Anyway, this usually empty hulk has some new marketing signs out front…

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…and here’s the new see-through fence:

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Here’s a good one, from last year, from Area Realtor CWNevius:

The overhaul will surely have a positive effect on the neighborhood…

I’ll tell you, I have a beef with just about every part of this clause except for overhaul, because this building was indeed overhauled. But “will” and “surely” and “positive effect” and “neighborhood,” well, geez. Next time you’re at this corner, you know, buying your street meat or whatever, pop open your mobile and scan for WiFi – and then you’ll see that that there are no actual neighbors in this so-called neighborhood.

(And that’s just one clause of one bit out of four bits what made up a full two days’ work for Chuck Nevius. I don’t think I ever read all these bits. Look how happy he was when his colleague also got a ticket from the MUNI police, the same way as Chuck hisself did just a few months earlier. Except Chuck didn’t actually pay his fare. And then he complained about the way he was caught. And I think he’s still mad about getting towed by the SFMTA, even though he admitted breaking the rules. What a character!)

Anyway, who will dare to move into One Jones? Who will be The One?

(Hey what about the Academy of Art – they could have come in few years back and opened up yet another campus the way they did with that landmarked pavestone church at Van Ness and Union. I don’t think their stus would mind this 1 Jones location, at all…)

Who Needs a Cargo Bike When You Have a Boosted Skateboard? – A Remarkable Scene on Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

And, faster than our SFMTA MUNI DPT

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Meet the “Cultish” Company What Supplies the Fish to Your Favorite Sushi Restaurant

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

As seen in Frisco

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In other news

I’m Glad I Got My Giant Heron Nesting Photos Done BEFORE Camera Thieves Took Over Stow Lake

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Here’s the news:

SFPD INVESTIGATING RASH OF CAMERA ROBBERIES IN GOLDEN GATE PARK

Here’s my effort, from a few years back, when dese boids nested on a different island, taken with a 12-pound lens on a spindly tripod. Isn’t it beautiful?

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You’re welcome.

How 90-Degree Parking and Double Parking are a Bad Combination on Busy Baker Street – A Turned Head of Disapproval

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Prolly there shouldn’t be 90-degree parking here and there should be a white zone here in front of this large institution on Baker so that your relatives or taxi drivers or Paratransit drivers or even some of those hated UBER Lyft drivers in economical Priuses can come by and drive you someplace, but our SFMTA just loves to add parking to certain blocks for certain reasons at certain times. It doesn’t really make sense overall, but that’s just the way our SFMTA is.

So we end up with this kind of sitch.

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So normally a bike rider can simply go around a double parked car, but with this kind of set up I wasn’t sure if this bicycle “activist”-type person would be able to make it past easily, you know, due to all the stalled traffic from rush hour and whatnot. She had just the mildest of reactions that you could expect, just a slight WTF head turn to the right to the let the driver know, “Bad form, Dude.” (Of course our Bro-iest of bike riders would dismount and start slapping body panels – that’s the range of reactions you can expect.)

So whose fault is this? IDK. Hey, why not go back to regular parking here? Now that’s an idea.

(Our SFMTA wants UBER Lyft drivers to circle about for 10-20 minutes and then hike to the lobby to make a legal pick up, one assumes…)

When You Go Too Far With Your Motorized Bicycle and End Up Building a Car – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Putt putt putt putt on JFK through GGP…

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Hornblower Vessel Appears to Go Woo Woo in Our San Francisco Bay

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Here it is, docked just north of the Ferry Building as it was ejecting some clear liquid astern, fine,…

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…and some brown liquid up front:

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So what’s this stuff?

IDK