What makes this set-up better than the SFMTA’s failed attempt at Octavia “Boulevard” and Market is that this is an uphill stretch with lower speeds.
Perhaps the thinking is that this DMV building is not long for the world…
Here it is, a shot via c_nilsen, showing fringe upon fringe:
The yellow border, now reproduced as a part of the flag was originally intended to be a gold fringe, but mistakenly became incorporated into the design. When used indoors, as is the custom, a gold fringe is added to what was originally intended to be the fringe.
Now say what you will about the current version of our phoenix flag, regardless of that, I’ll concede that this fringe upon fringe look, used for ceremonies mostly, looks stupid.
So, there. Room for common ground with the pay-us-money-to-follow-this-year’s-fashion designerly community.
Up next? #2 That stupid-looking cartoon bird…
On the one hand, the millionaire NIMBY’s of the “Alamo Square Historic District” literally cry about tourist buses and band together to ban them from Hayes Street, but on the other hand, they say “fuck you” to those who use and reside upon neighboring Fell.
This is the result – problem solved (for us millionaire property owners, anyway):
Then what they’ll say is, “Why don’t you start your own Historic District?”
It’s human nature to band together to work on a common goal, you know, the way the anti-vaccination crowd does – there’s fraternity there, there’s sorority.
But sometimes you lose perspective. That’s the price.
Seen here being towed backwards up Oak and then up Clayton. One assumes this front wheel drive car has a dolly attached:
Anyway, this is how I see Autoreturn – they don’t really return cars as much as take them away.
Hey look the new SCHEDULE OF FEES, effective yesterday. What’s really out of whack here is the “Administrative Fee” of $266. This is how our inefficient, money-hungry SFMTA earns its money – by charging a fee on top of the money it already makes on the cars it tickets and has towed. Is this the highest administrative fee charged of all of America’s 3000-some odd counties? Yep. Why’s that? Well, it’s to pay the salaries of the Parking Control Officers that the SFMTA already makes money off of, oh well.
Here’s Spencer Brown’s recent experience with AR. But, as stated, the real profiteer here is the inefficient, money-hungry SFMTA.
SF ought to kill this fee entirely.
Here you go, from yesterday:
And here come the umbrage-takers:
It’s still going on, the umbrage-taking, even a day later, even after a modified Tweet from Zagat what used Our Full Name, all 13 characters.
I know that saying “San Fran” is risible to some hot-headed residents of Frisco, but I don’t know _why_.
(Like “foodie” is offensive to some as it’s diminutive, right? It’s crazy to worked up about such matters, but at least I get that one.)
Someday, somebody will explain it to me…
Nickname(s): The City by the Bay; Fog City; San Fran; Frisco (antiquated); The City that Knows How (antiquated); Baghdad by the Bay (antiquated); The Paris of the West
Who knows, maybe they‘ve soft opened already by this late date? IDK.
Here’s all I know about this “Mexican” “Restaurant”
Chipotle Mexican Grill
2675 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Anyway, here’s what it looked like a week ago, complete with acres of free parking right out front:
Speaking of which, man this place is going to be hard to get to – nobody would purposefully design the streets around City Centre Mall the way they are these days. First came Sears and then came the rise of the millionaire NIMBY neighbors (yes even here, in this bleak place) and then you mix in five decades of random happenstance, and then you’ll end up with a rat-maze of one-way streets and left-turn onlys.
Here’s the map:
If you’re at Geary and Mason, simply enter Target, take the escalator upstairs, exit Target and then take the Great Chipotle Tunnel past the Panera Bread and boom, there you go.
Bon Courage, I guess.
Presenting the “Discolyft theme car”
I’m guessing this Lyfter doesn’t moonlight for Uber…
You didn’t see this type of thing…
…back in the day.
As seen on Haight Street:
I could think of worser ways for you tourist types to spend your time/money. This would seem to be similar but more expensive than touring about the city on an open-air double-decker bus, on a dreaded sunny day…