Posts Tagged ‘cereal’

Just One Graphic from the SF Weekly Beats Everything from The Bold Italic – Plus Photos of Black Market Food

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Here ya go, it’s Down and Out in Mid-Market:

Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market by Albert Samaha

1. Do you see that “Market Street Specials” graphic, The Bold Italic? It’s better than anything you’ve ever done* since you came to town to try to make money hawking made-in-San-Fran goods to clueless tourists and your fellow newcomers, you dig? It serves THE READER, right? Oh, what’s that, TBI? Your job is to lose millions upon millions year after year to serve up a fat tax break for your corporate masters Back East? Well, mission accomplished.

2. And srsly, I don’t think it’s the job of SFGov-funded COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS to confiscate food in the Twitterloin.

3. Uh, the vast majority of food market food comes on 18-wheelers, you know, on pallets and stuff. (Speaking of corporate tax breaks…)

4. Adieu, writer Albert Samaha? :( It’s been real.

5. And finally, ah memories. Find the Crispy Hexagons cereal and win:

*To wit, let’s take legible information from an Excel spreadsheet and turn it into this garbage.

Good Times: Going Raccoon-Fishing on Treasure Island at Night – You Can Use Teddy Grahams as Bait

Friday, November 4th, 2011

As seen on Halloween Night, 2011:

Via julesreyes – click to expand

Raccoons just love San Francisco. Remember?

“Via the Legion of Honor’s Facebook, comes a link to this outstanding capture from Plomomedia’s Flickr Photostream.

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Here it is full-size.

Of course, there are scores of raccoons in the area. But is there a reason that this gaze would congregate at a Yelp-rated #18 46th Ave bus?

Well, if the well-paid gardeners and maintenance workers of Strybing Arboretum carry around cans of catfood for the red foxes, can’t bus operators have a little fun too?”

Dennis Herrera’s Campaign – The Awesome Power of a Fully-Operational Mothership

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

This was the scene last night at Tosca, which was loaded to the rafters during the celebration of the re-election of Dennis Jose Herrera as City Attorney of San Francisco. He won with a Saddam Hussein-like 96% of the vote.

After seeing who was there at the victory party and the gauging the mood of the crowd, you gotta consider DH the front-runner in the race to become the next mayor of San Francisco.

The Awesome Power of a Fully-Operational Mothership - this was as close as I could get to San Francisco’s legal Tour de Force and his lovely wife Anne in the scrum of well-wishers.

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Anyway, I’ve seen momentum before. DH has it, ’nuff said.

And guess what, today is VK Day – Victory Over Kellogg’s Day in the 415. Even famous John Stossel would approve of San Francisco today!

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today applauded a move by Kellogg to end its controversial recent marketing practice of claiming that Cocoa Krispies and other cereal products “now helps support your child’s immunity.”  
 
On Oct. 27, Herrera invoked his consumer protection authority under California’s Unfair Competition Law in a letter to the president and CEO of the Battle Creek, Mich.-based company in which the City Attorney demanded substantiation for the health claims.  Boxes of cereal prominently boasting the alleged immunity benefit had reportedly begun to appear on the shelves of San Francisco stores against the backdrop of heightened concerns about a potential swine flu epidemic.  In his letter last week, Herrera wrote, “The Immunity Claims may also mislead parents into believing that serving this sugary cereal will actually boost their child’s immunity, leaving parents less likely to take more productive steps to protect their children’s health.” 
 
In response to Kellogg’s announcement today, City Attorney Herrera issued the following statement:
 
 “I am gratified that Kellogg listened to our concerns, and recognized the obligation we all have to convey accurate information in the context of a serious public health concern like swine flu.  I know many critics viewed this as a cynical marketing ploy to prey on parents’ fears about their kids’ health, to sell sugary cereal as some kind of new health food.  Notwithstanding the health benefits of vitamins, prudence and integrity demanded this step, and I’m glad Kellogg took it.”

Up next? Vitamin D-loaded Cherry 7 Up Antioxidant, possibly.

Congratulations, Dennis Herrera!