Posts Tagged ‘black’
Yelplash! – 100s Upon 100s of One-Star Yelp Reviews for Napa Valley Wine Train – Also, “NAPA VALLEY RAILROAD POLICE!?”Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
This post is two posts…
…two posts in one!
Moving on, to this – it was the “Napa Valley Railroad Police(!)” busted / escorted off the premises these women?
WTF to that.
“Are Napa Valley Railroad Police Officers “real cops?
Yes. Every one of our peace officers is a fully empowered police officer under the authority of section 830.33(e) of the California Penal Code. Our officers have peace officer authority 24 hours a day anywhere in the State of California the same as any city police officer our county deputy sheriff. Our primary jurisdiction extends to in and around property of the Napa Valley Railroad.
Can Napa Valley Railroad Police Officers write traffic tickets?
Yes. Our officers can enforce all of the laws of the State of California including all sections of the California Vehicle Code. Enforcement is an essential component of carrying out our public safety mission. We focus our attention on violations related to the railroad.
Why does the Railroad need its own police department? Is there that much crime?
The Napa Valley Railroad Company operates its own police department with the intention of limiting its reliance on public resources. The Napa Valley Wine Train carries up to 350 people at a time on one train. The railroad line includes over 90 public and private crossings that run over and alongside Highway 29. Our mission includes protecting the patrons, employees, and assets of the railroad. We believe that our presences is the most effective deterrent to crime.”
This FAQ only leads to more questions.
And what’s next, the Cliff House Restaurant Police? The Ronald McDonald Police Squad?
Anyway, chew on that.
The Wine Police, they live inside of my head
The Wine Police, they come to me in my bed
The Wine Police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh, no
Garish, $140K, BMW i8 SAFETYCAR Towed by DPT, for Safety, One Supposes – The Limits of Supercar OwnershipWednesday, August 12th, 2015
You’d think a SAFETYCAR such as this one would spend its time on a racetrack up north, but no, it mingles with regular cars on the streets of San Francisco, like this:
Now here’s the update, from Jake Saltzman:
IDK, did SAFETYCAR block traffic in a yellow zone during towaway rush hour and then did DPT have it towed as a hazard to navigation? Well, something like that.
(Someday, _I’ll_ own and operate a SAFETYCAR!)
Boy, Our SF “City Family” is Really Counting on Stealing the Oakland Warriors from Oakland – “LET’S GROW WARRIORS?”Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Is there anything wrong with leaving the Golden State Warriors in Oakland?
Anyway, here’s the scene in Golden Gate Park – I can’t imagine this arboreal/sports clothing line program “makes money” for our City Family, but rich like having fun too, and this is one way for them to do it:
What’s next, “Let’s Grow Niners?”
Actually, Dude was driving perfectly fine, not at all like an aggressive Grizzly…
First I’ve noticed this one:
I like it better than this one, which, in any event, reminds me of the Deflate-gate cheaters…
Facebook Buses are, Once Again Improperly “Staging” in SFMTA Bus Stops – Zuckerberg vs. the 21 Hayes – Idle, Idle, Idle…Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
To review, corporate shuttles aren’t allowed to “stage” (hang out, idle around, wait for the next run to start) in MUNI bus stops. Here is staging in action, just yesterday:
Arguably, the whole SFMTA Commuter Bus Pilot Program does not comply with CA state law. Arguably.
Having said that, this Facebook vehicle isn’t in compliance – disallowed staging and no green SFMTA Pilot sign front and rear.
And what’s this, homemade-appearing Florida license plates – looks legit!
Of course it’s good for drivers to take a break to walk around sometimes, but there’s no official place for these buses to do so.
Astonishingly, FB drove these drivers into becoming fully-unionized Teamsters. I understand the distance that Zuck wants to keep from liability – from accidents and the sometimes-crazy actions of workers, but man, there’s been a signif. cost to its corporate image. Couldn’t FB have said it wants the lowest bidder but that the drivers must be paid like $50 an hour? IDK.
Oh, really this is a Loop Transit bus? Well no, it’s a Facebook bus, you know, IRL
On It Goes…
Spotting a Newfangled $1800 “Riide” Electric Bicycle in the Wild for the First Time: From Kickstarter to Real LifeThursday, July 9th, 2015
Here it is, parked at Haight and Stanyan:
Who knows, this might be a good thing for you. Certainly, this looks like a better approach at an electric bike than what I’ve seen in the past. (But one wonders how much the components cost compared with the MSRP of $1800.)
And speaking of which, this ad is a little alarming, if it is, indeed, for a brand-new Riide ride:
“Riide Electric Bicycle (Brand New, MSRP $1800) – $1300 (downtown / civic / van ness)
Brand new electric bicycle. I ended up not needing the bicycle. Valued at $1,800. Please let me know if you have any questions. http://electricbikereview.com/riide/v1/”
And I’ll spare you my quibbles about Riide’s marketing come-ons.
IMO, this Kickstarter is a Nonstarter, due to pricing and due the hassles you’d have of locking it up outside in the 415, as you would inevitably want to, one supposes. But this concept would appear to be a step in the right direction…