Posts Tagged ‘ca’

The Sad Scene at the Fell Street DMV, with People Waiting in Line at Six-Something AM – What Do They Know?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

This was at about 6:20 AM:

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What compels people to start queuing up two hours afore a joint opens? Is this a winning strategy?

Air America, United Air – How This Tourist Plane Over Frisco Used to Work for the CIA as a Spy Plane a Half Century Ago

Friday, June 16th, 2017

As seen over western SF:

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The yellow floatplane, before it became a floatplane, used to operate out of Thailand as a part of the CIA-owned Air America, Inc a half-century ago.

See? It’s one of these:

“Six Beavers lined up at Udorn, probably in 1962 (UTD/Fink/ photo no. 1-JF25-16-PB1)”

Get all the deets right here:

AIR AMERICA: DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 (L-20) BEAVER by Dr. Joe F. Leeker Last updated on 4 March 2013

To wit:

“DHC-2 (L-20) L-202 833 1 March 62 leased from US Army 54-1693

Service history: arrived at Bangkok in crates on 15 February 62, to be operated under the Madriver Contract AF62(531)-1674, based at Vientiane, but maintained at Udorn (Minutes ExCom-AACL of 23 January 62, in: UTD/CIA/B7F1); assembled by Thai Airways according to contract no. BKK 62-001 (Memorandum dated 9 February 62, in: UTD/Fink/B2F16); officially received at Bangkok on 1 March 62 (Aircraft list of June 62, corrected to Sept.1963, in: UTD/Kirkpatrick/B1F1).

Fate: was to be returned to the US Army in October 62 (Minutes ExCom-AACL of 30 October 62, in: UTD/CIA/B7F1); returned on 21 April 63 (Aircraft list of June 62, corrected to Sept.1963, in: UTD/Kirkpatrick/B1F1); sold to R. N. Nelson Earth Movers as N5220G in March 92; sold to Kenmore Air Harbor Inc, Kenmore, WA, in 92; sold to San Francisco Seaplane Tours, Mill Valley, CA, on 13 July 94; current in March 2004 (request submitted to the FAA on 13 March 2004 at http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/); current in November 2008 (request submitted to the FAA on 23 Nov. 2008 at http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/).”

So there you have it. Head on up to the Sausalito / Marin City / Mill Valley area and take a ride on a piece of flying history, if you want.

New-School “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” (NEV) Parks Illegally on the Streets of San Francisco – Can You See What’s Wrong?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Oh NEVs. I’ve seen this kind of thing afore with Smart Cars

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Tsk tsk.

I know what you’re thinking driver, but:

CA Vehicle Code: 22502. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent  curbs shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb…

Creeper Seal, Monterey, CA

Friday, April 28th, 2017

[UPDATE: And not a sea lion. See Comments.]

Observing a mother sea otter with pup, somewhere off of 17 Mile Drive:

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The Nevada DMV Appears to be More Flexible Than the California DMV When You Request a Personalized License Plate

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

‘Cause I guess in California, people will complain to the DMV?

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That’s my guess…

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Meet the New Frisco, Way Out in the Avenues, Complete with a Mirror Finish

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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Does this sayBMW i8 hybrid say, “Look at me,” or what?

Here’s the competition, also seen West of City Hall:

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Wonder if these two know each other…

License Plate Confetti: Your Car Should Have This

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Every day would be Christmas, every night would be New Year’s Eve, if only your ride had a little unauthorized LPC:

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Long time ago I talked with an IT manager at the state DMV – he said they had to make sure that three-letter combinations like S-E-X and A-S-S couldn’t ever be used on a CA license plate. But I guess 666, the number of the beast, is A-OK? And he was like, sure, no prob. So On It Goes

Timeless Icons of the I-80: MILK FARM, Dixon, CA

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

It doesn’t get any more iconic than this

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Do You Have to Have a Front License Plate for Your Car? YES – But Does UBER Have to for Its Cars? IDK

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Here’s a robot car in The Richmond:

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And here’s what John Law has to say:

5200. (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for
use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which
they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.

I’m thinking there are reasons you’d especially want an FLP on Uber’s experimental cars, but maybe that’s just me…

Secretary of the Navy Visits Treasure Island Today to Name New Ship “USNS Harvey Milk” – Live on Facebook

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Via San Francisco FYI net:

“USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
When:  August 16, 2016 – Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Treasure Island Great Lawn, San Francisco
What:  Join the Secretary of the Navy, the Harvey Milk Foundation, Federal Elected Officials and Harvey’s family and friends for an historic ship naming ceremony.
Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Ed Lee,
San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus
Reception to follow with remarks from CA Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins,
San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer, SUNY Albany  President Robert Jones.”

Don’t know what the influential Harvey Milk Club thinks of this, but anyway, this is our Navy’s thing these days:

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All the deets.

In July 2016, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus advised Congress that he intended to name the Military Sealift Command‘s John Lewis-class oilers after prominent civil rights activists and leaders: