Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

The Biggest Inflatable Bouncy House You’ll Ever See, Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Grown adults in foreground to show scale:

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Llama Watch, Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Red Meatball Over City Hall – San Francisco Honors 79th Birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Thusly:

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What the New “Lucky Strike” Upscale Bowling Lounge in SoMA Looks Like, Now That It’s Open

Friday, September 21st, 2012

It looks like this:

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Quite a lot of stuff going on in that shot, huh?

I hadn’t seen the place since it opened up in March 2012.

This is what things look like back then:

The thing about Lucky Strike at 200 King near 4th Street is that’s it’s not like any bowling alley you’ve ever seen. Call it a “gastropub-ish funhouse” or an “upscale bowling lounge” instead.

Get the deets here and now let’s take a look.

Exterior at 200 King:

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L.S. on the left, AT&T Park on the right, kitty-corner:

And the CalTrain station is to the right as you look outward:

Here’s the main bar and restaurant seating area. The idea of the communal tables on the left is to have them at Goldilocks height, not too low and not too high, to allow mixing and conversation betwixt those sitting and those standing.

OMG, this place is bigger than I thought it would be.

Moving on to the Einstein Room, with billiards and other diversions to entertain your brain:

But lets go further in, let’s go bowling:

Shoes shoes shoes!

On the way to the lanes:

I don’t know what this is:

Here we go, here are some of the lanes:

The main bowling area will have art all around, made by innumerable local artists. Here are some Obey Giants from Shepard Fairey, who used to be local.

Moving on past the Lebowski Wall(!) to…

…the Green Room, your own private party space with your own private lanes! OMG.

Can you imagine what kind of large, rich, youthful companies have already made reservations to rent out the Green Room and portions of the main bar area? Oh yes you can, give a guess and you’ll be correct. Anyway, here are the special Green Room lanes, one of which is named in honor of Brian Wilson, a part-owner.

In short, Lucky Strike is going to be awesome.

See you Friday!

RFK Jr. at USF! Big University of San Francisco Law School 100th Anniversary Celebration This Wednesday

Monday, September 17th, 2012

All the deets below.

“USF School of Law Celebrates 100 Years in San Francisco - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Convocation

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2012  – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will kick off a year-long celebration at the University of San Francisco School of Law, which is commemorating its 100(th) birthday and a century of providing a premiere legal education at the city’s first university.

Kennedy will deliver a keynote address during the public convocation on Wed., Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. inside St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus. Kennedy is a professor of environmental law at Pace University and co-director of that school’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping restore New York’s Hudson River.

“Our centennial celebration is about far more than longevity,” said Jeffrey Brand, dean of the USF School of Law. “It’s about one hundred years of offering an education with a conscience, and graduating top attorneys who empower the powerless and help change a world plagued by injustice. As we begin our second century in this magnificent city, we rededicate ourselves to our vital mission of educating for justice.”

Social justice is a cornerstone of the school’s identity. In 2011-12 alone, USF law students provided 22,000 hours of pro-bono legal work to underserved communities, and the school-sponsored seven free law clinics, including the Investor Justice Clinic where students represent investors in actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms or their employees, and the Child Advocacy Law Clinic in which students receive training and, under the supervision of the clinic director, represent abused, neglected, or abandoned children in child welfare proceedings.

The USF School of Law began on Sept. 18, 1912 on the corner of Market and 7(th) Streets in downtown San Francisco with three faculty and 39 students. Today, it has 40 influential legal scholars who teach 700 students on the USF Law School campus near Golden Gate Park. The school is proud to be one of the nation’s most diverse with nearly half of its law students identifying themselves as ethnic minorities, and 53% are women.

The USF School of Law is sponsoring a number of notable events during its year-long centennial celebration, including:

    —  Sept. 27: Presentation by Clarence B. Jones, former speechwriter,
        attorney, and advisor to the late Martin Luther King Jr.: “Pivotal Legal
        and Leadership Policy Decisions Faced by Martin Luther King.”    

–  Nov. 9: Public Interest Law Foundation Annual Auction and Award Ceremony
        honoring David Boies, chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller &
        Flexner. This is a fundraiser to provide grants to law students working
        in unpaid public interest law jobs during summer break. 

–  Feb. 7: Centennial Gala Dinner, San Francisco City Hall.

For a detailed calendar of all centennial events, please visit www.usfca.edu/law/about/centennial/events/

About the University of San Francisco School of Law

The University of San Francisco School of Law is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities. The law school pursues excellence in a humane, diverse, and intellectually vibrant learning community of outstanding teachers and scholars dedicated to training ethical professionals. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and innovative programming that educates students to be skilled and effective lawyers ready to practice law. Now celebrating its centennial year, the USF School of Law is ranked as one of the “Top 170 Law Schools” by Princeton Review and the 10(th) most ethnically diverse law school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, please visit www.usfca.edu/law.

Journalists interested in covering the Sept. 19 convocation, or any other centennial event, must register in advance by contacting Anne-Marie Devine at (415) 422-2697 or abdevine@usfca.edu.

SOURCE  University of San Francisco, School of Law”

OMG, Today is Jerry Day in San Francisco’s McLaren Park – Honor the 70th Anniversary of the Birth of Jerry Garcia

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Here are all the deets on Jerry Day:

SAN FRANCISCO- Musicians, fans, family, friends and community members will unite on Sunday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the life and music of the legendary Jerry Garcia at the venue named in his honor—the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater—in San Francisco’s McLaren Park, located in Garcia’s childhood community, the Excelsior District.

This popular event—attended by approximately 4,000 people—poses a unique opportunity for local businesses, particularly those that offer food and refreshments, to embrace the celebration of Jerry Garcia and the Excelsior District by offering special menu items, coupons and deals to draw in customers before and after the festivities.

The 10th Annual Jerry Garcia Day, which will also commemorate his 70th birthday (August 1), features an eclectic lineup including Melvin Seals & JGB, who played with the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Peter Rowan, Sandy Rothman, Pat Nevins, Blue Bear School of Music and special guests.

Jerry Day 2012 – August 5, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
45 Shelley Drive (John McLaren Park), San Francisco 94134

OMG, Our New “Lucky Strike” Upscale Bowling Lounge in SoMA is Going to be Incredible! Opens March 9 – Sneak Peek Photos

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The thing about Lucky Strike at 200 King near 4th Street is that’s it’s not like any bowling alley you’ve ever seen. Call it a “gastropub-ish funhouse” or an “upscale bowling lounge” instead.

Get the deets here and now let’s take a look.

Exterior at 200 King:

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L.S. on the left, AT&T Park on the right, kitty-corner:

And the CalTrain station is to the right as you look outward:

Here’s the main bar and restaurant seating area. The idea of the communal tables on the left is to have them at Goldilocks height, not too low and not too high, to allow mixing and conversation betwixt those sitting and those standing.

OMG, this place is bigger than I thought it would be.

Moving on to the Einstein Room, with billiards and other diversions to entertain your brain:

But lets go further in, let’s go bowling:

Shoes shoes shoes!

On the way to the lanes:

I don’t know what this is:

Here we go, here are some of the lanes:

The main bowling area will have art all around, made by innumerable local artists. Here are some Obey Giants from Shepard Fairey, who used to be local.

Moving on past the Lebowski Wall(!) to…

…the Green Room, your own private party space with your own private lanes! OMG.

Can you imagine what kind of large, rich, youthful companies have already made reservations to rent out the Green Room and portions of the main bar area? Oh yes you can, give a guess and you’ll be correct. Anyway, here are the special Green Room lanes, one of which is named in honor of Brian Wilson, a part-owner.

In short, Lucky Strike is going to be awesome.

See you Friday!

OMG, San Francisco Giants Relief Pitcher Brian Wilson Joins Lucky Strikes Lanes as a Partner/Owner! The Dude Abides…

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Brian Wilson loves him some bowling, as this photo shows. Deets of the biggest thing to hit SoMA this decade below.

Brian Wilson arrives at Matt Leinart Foundation’s celebrity bowl at the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley on July 13, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl, Lucky Strike Bowling Alley Hollywood, CA United States, July 13, 2009 Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage.com

Here’s the news:

“Lucky Strike San Francisco Announces Brian Wilson as New Partner”

“SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012  – Lucky Strike, the gastro pub-ish Fun House about to open on King Street across from AT&T Park is proud to announce that Brian Wilson, gifted closer for the Giants, has joined Lucky Strike San Francisco as a partner/owner. Steven Foster, founder and CEO couldn’t be more thrilled. “Of all the well known folks from the professional sports and entertainment world that have helped popularize Lucky Strike, there isn’t anyone that I would rather have as a partner than Brian.  He is a singular force – a unique combination of excellence – as an athlete, as a person and as an appreciator and lover of life.  As all his fans know he is fearless, in the moment, inventive and community oriented.  It’s how Lucky Strike aspires to roll on every level. “

Reaching the closer at spring training as he readies for the season, Brian echoed these sentiments. “I am amped to be on board with Lucky Strike.  The concept – from the ambiance to the food to the energy – is edgy, crafty and unique.  I am pumped to be in the Lucky Strike mix and am honored that lane 12 will be renamed lane 38.  I love that number, and I expect to roll many massive strikes on that lane.  See you there. The Dude abides.”

“The Dude abides.” I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.

Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals.

“About Lucky Strike:

Lucky Strike Entertainment is the leading operator, and defining brand, of upscale bowling lounges in the United States and Canada.  Lucky Strike specializes in hosting a variety of upscale parties from team building events to birthday parties. The business has grown over the course of the last eight years since inception, from one location in California to a total of 21 locations across 14 states and two countries.  Steven Foster is the CEO and Co-founder of Lucky Strike Entertainment, and has over 30 years of experience creating entertainment and dining concepts.  Steven, along with his wife Gillian, has been the driving force for the success and growth of the Lucky Strike brand across the nation. For more information, please visit www.bowlluckystrike.com.”

Church of Scientology San Francisco Bidnessman Can’t Even Leave His Building Without Running Into Anonymous

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Well, here it is a pithy two-minute video showing area Church of Scientology President Jeff Quiros leaving his historic building at the foot of Columbus.

(The reference to “SF Weekly” has to do with Lauren Smiley’s recent five-part “Scientology Apostate” series.)

I didn’t realize that Anonymous was still on the case like this.

Here’s what it looked like back in aught-eight when Church leaders walked over to the Chinatown Hilton to celebrate L. Ron Hubbard’s birth anniversary: 

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But it’s not too late to get in on the fun – if you want to try to make money from religion, why don’t you apply?

On It Goes…

Google, You’re So Adorable: Art Clokey’s 90th Birthday – Google Doodle Honors Gumby, Pokey, Others

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Now maybe it’s the four-figure check direct from Mountain View, CA what’s sitting in my wallet that’s influencing me here, but I don’t think so. I’ll just say it: Gaia Bless Google. And here’s why.

These days, the Online Axis of Evil is composed of Facebook, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) what’s currently running the People’s Republic of China, and [INSERT YOUR CHOICE HERE,] right? Well, Google’s fighting all of them, tempering them, making them behave better, all the time. Hurray! Hurray for Google.

So sure, maybe they sent a multi-hued car to your street to packet-sniff your cellie ‘n stuff like that. But they didn’t mean it or nothing.

So Google, keep on keeping on, that’s the Message of the Day.

Speaking of which, it’s Art Clokey’s 90th, so be sure to check out today’s Google Doodle:

See? Adorable!