Posts Tagged ‘california’

World Famous Mavericks Surf Competition Could be a GO – Between January 3 and February 28, 2018, Weather Permitting – Women Invited for the First Time

Friday, December 29th, 2017

This is news to me, if not to you. Via Elliott Almond:

HALF MOON BAY — The big-wave surf contest at Mavericks is a go for the upcoming winter season and it’s going to include women for the first time. The World Surf League announced Monday it has added the popular contest as the fourth event on its Big Wave Tour calendar for the 2017-18 season.

And here’s the latest:

HALF MOON BAY — The big-wave surf contest at famed break Mavericks has received approval from various government agencies and will be held between Jan. 3 and Feb. 28, the World Surf League announced Thursday.

If not the beginning of 2018, perhaps at the end…

(I guess they are keeping the name Titans of Mavericks.)

This was as close as I got, back in the Aughts:

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It’s a special event of course.

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Tink good toughts and then maybe everything will come together once again…

The Perils of “Slack Fill” – 8 Gums Sold in a Box What Could Have Easily Fitted a Dozen – I Am Undone

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

I’ll tell you, Costco doesn’t / didn’t do this to you (as much), but Frisco’s store #144 in SoMA no longer sells gum, as best as I can figure.

So off to a new purveyor. Check it:

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Man, I coulda had four more gums!

But the package had a giant “8” on it, so I can’t complain.

(That’s how they get you…)

MIschief Managed: “OVER 3 TONS” Route Prohibition Signs Replaced by “OVER 5 TONS” – So Now Large SUV’s are A-OK

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Allow me to explain.

Take a look at this, from back in The Aughts:

SF Mayor’s Hybrid SUV is So Heavy it Needs an Exemption to be Legal on Many Streets

And then take a look at this, from college-boy Andy Bowers:

California’s SUV Ban

Anyway, that was then and this is now:

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Now this sign aint in Frisco, but it’s the logical fix.

So if regular old SUV’s start to come close to being too heavy (be it actual weight, or curb weight, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) for existing laws, well then simply change the laws, right?

Five tons is way heavy.  Even the massive Ford Excursion, which left us some dozen years ago  is under 5 tons no matter how you  slice it.

Anyway, that solves this intractable problem.

(So if Gavin Newsom ever visits town again and wants to see his old crib on Masonic, and he wants to get there in a large black SUV (as is his wont) he’d be barred from going up there using Masonic as a couple of the blocks up there still bar passage of OVER 3 TONS vehicles, I’m srsly. The quick fix for Frisco would be a bump to five tons, easy peasy)

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Hammer’s Doing Well for Himself

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

One time I had a peek at Hammer’s Driver License. I was wondering, “MC Hammer or just plain Hammer, or something else?” IIRC, it was just plain “Hammer.”

I saw Hammer one time at 2 Embarcadero Center, when he was getting sued over something, and then another time on a JetBlue flight – he had three seats all to himself in the far back row. That was JB’s version of First Class, I thought.

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They sell this 3M wall hook stuff at Costco. I got it on sale. It’s super duper sticky.

So, as stated, Hammer’s Doing Well for Himself.

Punch Buggy Yellow: GSR – Der Gelb-Schwarzer Renner (Yellow-Black Racer)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

My first sighting.

Looks like we got a renner:

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This new one goes a tad faster than the original

Tent Encampment 1, Exit 73, Interstate 80, Christmas 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

As seen from the I-80:

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Frisco’s Nicest Garage Owners: Gingerly Pulling Out Instead of Calling the SFMTA to Tow Away _Two_ Vehicles

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

I didn’t think they could make it but they did:

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Both of the parked cars are illegally parked, perhaps two feet away from where they should be. If only one had followed the rules, then this wagon could have gotten out easily, instead of requiring a spotter.

I cry foul.

Anyway, this is the worst I’ve seen, in all my years…

The Strongest Frisco Rainbow I’ve Ever Seen – No Filter – From Back When They Called Strybing Arboretum Strybing Arboretum

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

This kind of thing is why I continue to call our San Francisco Botanical Garden the Strybing Arboretum.

Anyway, here’s your single rainbow, all the way, as seen near Heidelberg Hill, back when everybody called Strybing Strybing:

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This shot doesn’t look very SF, but there you go…

The White Tiger Stencils of Steiner Street

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

From back in the day:

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What do they mean?

Not Many Takers for Frisco Phone Book Delivery the Past Month – Is “YP” Just a Scam to Separate Advertisers from Their Money?

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

This is my current theory. If the cost of production and delivery is less than what you can get out of advertisers, then you have an operating business, it seems, even if every last one of these unwanted “books” gets recycled within a few days of them getting dumped off.

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Just a theory.

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