Posts Tagged ‘cal’

For Shame: Costco Has to Mark Down These Lovely UC Berkeley Paper Plate / Napkin Sets to Just $2.97

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Costco #144 (America’s First Urban Costco) in SoMA chose to sell some Cal-branded  stuff but that turned out to be a mistake.

These lovely paper plate / paper napkin sets originally sold for over $10, at first. But not many people wanted them so  managers were forced to mark these things down to just $2.97, just to get them out of there.

For shame, Cal Alum, for shame. Have you no Spirit?

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I’ll bet the bright red Stanfurd sets stocked at more southerly Costcos sold out at full price.

A: “Hey babe, you used to be a Lecturer at Cal, right? Don’t you want one of these sets, you know, for a party or something?”

B: “Meh”

Do These People Fly UC Berkeley Flags all the Time, Or Only On Days When Cal Wins a Nobel Prize?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I don’t have enough data to make this determination.

As seen yesterday, October 4th, 2011, in the Western Addition – it’s the mansion of patriotic San Franciscans:

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Congratulations, Dr. Saul Perlmutter! You now have “worldwide fame and campus parking.”*

All the deets after the jump.

*Don’t let the Streetsblog people find out about the free on-campus parking perk. I’m seriously.

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Potrero Hill’s Potrero Power Plant To Go Offline in Early 2011?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Rebecca Bowe has the story of the coming end of San Francisco’s 362 MW Potrero Power Plant early next year.

Perhaps we should rename the PPP’s iconic red tower “Coit Tower South” and charge tourists admission to take rides to the top?

It’s a landmark now, right?

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New Student-Authored Golden Bears Blog Shows What It’s Like to Study at UC Berkeley

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

From BerkeleySi-iiiiide‘s Frannie Dinkelspiel comes word of the new Golden Bears Blog, which will tell you what it’s like to be a student at Cal.

See?

Get all the deets right here.

Can you Picture Yourself at Berkeley?

The founders:

  • Natalie K.
  • Josh E.
  • Ratha
  • Diamond A.
  • Sara C
  • Renee B.
  • Prabh K.
  • Farrah N.
  • Yana P.
  • Trisha R.
  • Stephanie B.
  • Jax H.
  • O.K., check it out.

    Tomorrow’s Big Game Might be the Best Ever, If You Can Find It On TV

    Friday, November 20th, 2009

    Tomorrow’s Big Game between the Stanfurd Cardinals (or Trees or whatevur) and the University of California Golden Bears might prove to be the best one yet, what with both sides being in the Top 25 for the first time ever. You ought to tune in and see if the coaches are all, “What’s your deal man? No, what’s your deal, man?” 

    Uh oh, which channel? Versus? (I don’t know, back in the days of analog TV everything was simple, remember?)

    Now they can’t play at the Haight Street Grounds (good name for a coffee shop, non?) anymore cause The Man tore it down and put up houses,  so Palo Alto’s Stanford Stadium will have to suffice. Log on or tune in at 4:30 PM, even if you don’t like college football.

    Here’s the lineup. First Cal

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    ..and now here’s the Cardinal:

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    Hurray!

    NB: Cal will lose.

    Panda Pledge Not Enough – Panda Express Booted From UC Berkeley

    Saturday, May 9th, 2009

    All you have to do is scan the excellent live blog transcript from Katie Baker here to see how and why the Panda Express proposal over at UC Berkeley got kicked to the curb. For a shorter take, this detailed PANDA conspiracy chart explains everything. It all fits together, man!

    Baffled Panda Express Panda, getting kicked to the curb:

    The kids at UCSF don’t seem to mind the P.E. they have up atop foggy Parnassus:

    Raise your left paw and recite The Pledge:

    We never, ever add MSG

    We cook only in 100% soybean oil

    We chop our veggies fresh every day

    We prepare our unique sauces in-house 

    When, Oh When, Will the East Bay Area Get Its Giant Pandas?