This bike’s not going anywhere (but pieces of it might):
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Don’t know why.
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You know, San Francisco is the most corrupt large city west of Chicago, probably, but you wouldn’t know it by solely looking at paramedic response in the 415. I’ve never seen dysfunction from this part of the “City Family.”
When you’re in trouble, the SFFD will care about you…
Does the “Scene in San Francisco” program work? I’m sure it does for some people, but does it succeed overall, you know, for the Commonweal?
It’s the same deal with the CA state film subsidy program, which was recently looked at by the CA State Legislative Analyst’s Office.
Did San Francisco subsidize the horrible NBC non-hit show Trauma? Yes. Should it have? No.
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All the deets:
We have discussed five issues that could affect the results of the LAEDC and/or UCLA-IRLE studies:
Unknown assumptions embedded in the LAEDC economic models and their failure to consider the benefits of alternative public or private uses of tax credit funds (which could result in the credit program having significantly less net benefit than shown in the studies).
In-state film activity that would occur in California without any tax credit (which results in the credit program having less economic and tax net benefits than shown in the LAEDC study).
In-state economic and employment activity resulting from out-of-state productions (which results in the credit program having less net benefit than shown in the studies).
Crowding out effects (which result in the credit program having less net benefit than shown in the studies in at least some years).
Effects of film-related tourism (which would likely not result in significant changes in net benefits in most years).
While the total effects of these issues are impossible to quantify, their combined effects are likely to be negative in any given fiscal year—that is, resulting in the net benefit of the credit program being less than shown in both the LAEDC and UCLA-IRLE studies.
Given the conclusion that the net benefit of the credit program is likely less than shown in the LAEDC study, the LAEDC’s finding that the output-to-credit ratio was about 20-to-1 is likely overstated, as is its estimate of job gains resulting from the credit program. Moreover, given that UCLA-IRLE adjusted downward to $1.04 the projected state and local tax revenue return from every credit dollar and given that we find that this also was overstated, we believe it is likely that the state and local tax revenue return would be under $1.00 for every tax credit dollar—perhaps well under $1.00 for every tax credit dollar in many years.
In any event, even if the combined state and local tax revenue return is right around $1.00 for every tax credit dollar, the state government’s tax revenue return would by definition be less than $1.00 for every tax credit dollar. The credit program, therefore, appears to result in a net decline in state revenues.”
As promised, Jumping Taylor in a Fiesta. Wow:
And in the Financial, on California, near some fake cable cars:
More in Potrero Hill, on Bike to Work Day 2012:
And again in the Financial, being filmed by a radio-controlled chopper:
Matier and Ross say that there were donuts being done on the Bay Bridge – did anybody see that?
In closing, These Four Videos Showed Why Ken Block’s Recent “Gymkhana V” Filming was the Best Thing Ever.
You can’t beat that:
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All right, this is just a part of what SHN, Broadway in San Francisco, has for you in 2012, 1- 2-3:
News to me. Deets below.
Sometimes you’re the Jamie, sometimes you’re the Adam:
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Here it is:
Three Special Engagements for 2012!
|SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2011) – SHN is thrilled to announce three special engagements for 2012: the all-new, live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, and the return of favorites MAMMA MIA! and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.
MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths Tour
Golden Gate Theatre – January 8
MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring
Tickets for Mythbusters range in price from $45 – $160.
For more information on Mythbusters visit http://shnsf.com/shows/
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time atMAMMA MIA!
Tickets for MAMMA MIA! range in price for $30 – $100.
Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799, Press 3 or visit http://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.
For more information on MAMMA MIA! visit http://shnsf.com/shows/
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
The funniest show on earth is back to taunt San Francisco for a second time! Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” now returns to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. But before they can find their grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the fair city of San Francisco.
Tickets for SPAMALOT range in price for $30 – $100
Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799 or visithttp://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.
For more information on SPAMALOT visit http://shnsf.com/shows/
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Five stars, Mr, Hawk.
This is it, this is your chance to become cable-TV famous or something. Why don’t you try out for the pilot of the Chef Competition Show? (Let’s call that a working title.)
A lot of the deets are right here – check that out first.
I don’t know that Padma will be there, but OTOH, I don’t know that she won’t be there:
BRAVO CHEF COMPETITION, PILOT
Magical Elves (Top Chef) is casting a reality TV series pilot for Bravo, which will involve professional chefs competing against each other.
Project description: “We are seeking professional chefs of all levels, who have a lifelong love affair with food, a passion for creating visually impressive dishes, and a desire for adventure. If this sounds like something you have been dreaming of, then we want to hear from you immediately.” Casting across the U.S.
Seeking—Professional Chefs: males & females, 18+, all levels, passionate, sense of adventure.
“Bring a completed application to the auditions, available atwww.tinyurl.com/bravo-chef. Those unable to attend open calls can email their application to email@example.com. Include name, phone number, location, job title, recent photo, and name of the restaurant you currently work at. No pay.”
Thursday, July 21st, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2043 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
50 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
August 3rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Foundary on Melrose
7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Thursday, August 11th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vertigo Sky Lounge
2 West Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
187 Orchard Street
NY, NY 10002
Alternate entrance: Thompson LES 1
90 Allen St
NY NY 10002