Posts Tagged ‘charity’

The Slowest MEMBER of the Corrupt-Appearing “CHP 11-99 FOUNDATION” License Plate Holder Club

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

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Oh there’s an appearance of corruption issue? OK, so we’ll just stop issuing license plate frames then:

Can drivers buy CHP leniency? License plate frames for donors to the 11-99 Foundation are seen by some as speeding-ticket insurance. The group will stop issuing them.

But the above was from a decade ago.

Wouldn’t it be ironic, dont’cha think, if this foundation started selling license plate holders later on, you know after the whole controversy blew over?

Yes it would be, but that’s exactly what happened.

Oh well.

Your Fire Fighters, Area Strippers, and Area Strip Clubs Unite for the 2017 Toy Program – (Yes, 2017)

Monday, November 13th, 2017

No (further) comment.

Just released:

Kick-Off Charity Dance event on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Gold Club from 8-10pm (PRNewsfoto/Gold Club)

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“Gold Club San Francisco and 9 Premier Adult Clubs Team Up with San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 Toy Program’s Annual Holiday Drive

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ten premier adult clubs including the Gold Club, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Penthouse Club and Restaurant, Condor Club, Hungry I Club, New Century Theater, Centerfolds, Roaring 20s Club, Little Darlings and Garden of Eden have partnered with the San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 in order to spread a bit of cheer for families in need. Enticing entertainers perform nightly charity dances and collect new, unwrapped toys from patrons during the holidays for the SFFF annual holiday drive.

Along with the annual fundraising efforts, this year’s toy drive will be focused on collecting bicycles for boys and girls affected by the recent North Bay Fires. Since the inaugural fundraiser in the 1990s, these clubs have raised more than $300,000 and collected thousands of toys for more than 40,000 families each year, according to union officials.

“Our collective goal this year is to raise over $35,000 and collect hundreds of toys and bicycles,” said Axel Sang, Marketing Director for the Gold Club San Francisco.

The toy drive at the participating clubs will kick off with a soiree on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Gold Club from 8-10pm located at 650 Howard St. The evening will include complimentary cocktails, appetizers and the beautiful Gold Club entertainers, who will be performing charity dances throughout the evening. Guests can either donate $20 to the fundraiser or bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more to attend, but must register online beforehand at

Starting the evening of the kickoff party, hundreds of entertainers from all ten adult entertainment venues will be performing during a charity dance, which will be announced by the DJ. The charity dance contributions go support the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program’s annual holiday drive to provide much needed gifts to thousands of children across the region.

Along with the charitable performances, patrons who bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more will get free admission to all the clubs from November 16th through December 21st, with collection barrels located inside all 10 venues.

The toy drive wrap up will take place with an outrageously over-the-top check presentation celebration on Thursday December 21st from 8-10pm at the Penthouse Club & Restaurant 412 Broadway.

According to representatives, the Toy Program is not subsidized by any federal or state agencies. It is completely self- funded through donations from many businesses and operates through the willingness of dozens of volunteers who lend their time and hearts to the toy program, which runs year-round.

The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program also provides donations year-round to families in need when disaster strikes, union officials said, including toys, pajamas, personal hygiene products and other necessities.

“This is a cause close to our hearts, from the entertainers to the staff and our guests. The toy and bicycle drive supports our neighborhoods and families who are less fortunate and who can’t celebrate the holidays the way they would like to, especially those in the North Bay during these tough times,” Sang said. “It’s about giving – it’s about caring for others.”

“IF ONLY” Bus Ad: What?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

OK, I’ll bite.



No sale.

But WTF to this:

“Shakira’s gown from the “Get It Started” video: $3,000″

So you’re not selling an aging pop singer’s dress, you’re selling the experience of buying the aging pop singer’s dress?

And this:

“I encourage my friends to join nonprofit boards, collect art and buy great houses.”

Yes, don’t we all.

FOG Rally, a Questionable Charity Event / Lifestyle

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Ferrari Owners Group Rally?


Speaking of which:

I was out on the 2013 FOG rally with a bunch of other cars,” recounts Kevin Enderby. “I came over this crest in the road and saw a line of cars stopped right on the other side. I got hard on the brakes but never found out if I could stop in time—the car behind me hit me and pushed me into the car in front. Then the car behind him hit him and pushed him into me, again, and that pushed me into the car in front, again.”

Unloved Marissa Mayer Signage has “Taken a Beating” in Golden Gate Park – And Now Area Yahoo Uses Buffalo Paddock Sign as a Bottle Opener

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Get up to speed here, from a couple years ago.

I still don’t know what people are doing to this sign in the Buffalo Paddock* in Golden Gate Park. I don’t think the vandals mind her donating money – what, like $50,000? But I think they don’t like the idea of the thank you sign being planted here. Just a WAG.

Anyway, here it is, taking another beating, this time to pop the top off of a beer bottle, or three:

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Maybe Rec and Park should melt down this rusty sign for reuse and then somehow thank Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue some other way?

*Or is it Bison Paddock? I can’t keep up.

OMG, National Pancake Day is Coming to Your Local IHOP – FREE PANCAKES TUESDAY, March 3, 2015!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

I’ll tell you, the last thing I need is free pancakes, but you, you deserve it.


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I’ll tell you, I remember the first National Pancake Day. I saw the press release and told my uncle about it. So him and his buddy went to a local IHOP.

It went a little something like this:

So what would you like? 

Short stack.

Anything else? 


Anything to drink?

Just water, thanks.

And then, they hopped on their road bikes and went to next IHOP and then they spent the rest of the day IHOP-hopping for the free pancakes and I think they stopped by a 7-11 for a 99-cent Big Gulp of diet soda and that was their day.

(And I asked him if they left any donations. Apparently, they did not.)


Is This the Marissa Mayer / Zack Bogue Cast-Iron Bison Paddock Sign that has “Taken a Beating?”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Here you go:

Marissa Mayer And David Sacks Are Backing San Francisco’s Bison

“Bradshaw tells us he later saw the sign a bit worse for wear, having ‘taken a beating.’ Weird. Who dislikes bison?”

And here’s the sign in question, I think. It’s on the east end of the paddock, on JFK in GGP. And it’s cast iron, I think. Pretty indestructible, IMO. It’s the color of iron oxide:

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It’s a little bit lighter in color on the left side, but otherwise it looks A-OK to me, condition-wise.

Anyway, I don’t know what “taken a beating” means.

Hunger Games, Frisco-Style, Dog Division – President Snow’s Granddaughter and Pooch Delight the Swells of the Capitol

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Oh, I meant Willie Brown’s granddaughter, seen at  the recent “Haute Dog” contest.

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Meanwhile, the canines of District 12 have nothing to eat…

If only Katniss Barbie could put an end to the Dog Hunger Games.

Actually IRL, part of the reason why we’re going to get the Central Subway to Nowhere in Chinatown and why we’re not going to get public power anytime soon is so that Willie L. Brown Jr. can pass along ever more riches to his progeny by the time he kicks off. It’s so that WB’s granddaughter (and not yours!) can be seen giving the money from AECOM and PG&E and all the others to a “worthy” charity.

You might think that that’s the hallmark of a healthy democracy

And you might favor naming a span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after him.

Or you might not.

The Happy Morning Joggers of the Tenderloin – Could This Be the New UC Hastings Running Club, the “Legal Eagles?”

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Usually when people run in the corrupt Twitterloin / Civic Center / Tenderloin area, it’s because they’re either victims or perpetrators, right?

So just jogging around for fun, well, that’s something new I think.

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All the deets from the oldest and largest law school in the West:

Purpose: To encourage healthy living and life balance through regular athletic activity; to promote a positive image of UC Hastings to the larger Bay Area community through involvement in charity runs; and to foster a sense of community at UC Hastings”

My Dinner With Barack – Yet Another Trip to the Bay Area – June 6th – Only $64,800 Per Couple!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

[UPDATE: Carla Marinucci has some more deets.]

Just announced:

“Senator Michael Bennet

Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee


Senator Harry Reid

Majority Leader, U.S. Senate

Cordially invite you to a reception & dinner benefiting the

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee


President Barack Obama

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Reception | 5:00 PM

Home of Marci & Mike McCue

Palo Alto, California

*Address provided upon RSVP

Dinner and Discussion | 6:30 PM

Home of Neeru & Vinod Khosla

Portola Valley, California

*Address provided upon RSVP

*Due to timing restrictions all guests may only attend one event.

Paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee,

and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Palo Alto, CA

Dinner Guest: $32,400 per person ($64,800 per couple)
Ticket to dinner at the Khosla home & discussion and photo opportunity

Reception Chair: $12,000 per person ($15,000 per couple)
Ticket to VIP Chairs’ reception at the McCue home and photo opportunity

Reception Sponsor: $5,000 per person ($7,500 per couple)
Ticket to reception at the McCue home and photo opportunity

Reception Guest: $2,500 per person
Ticket to reception at the McCue home

I cannot attend the reception or dinner, but I would like to make a contribution of $__________.
*Due to timing restrictions all guests may only attend one event.

The maximum amount each individual may contribute to the DSCC in a calendar year is $32,400 ($64,800 per couple).

The DSCC will not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16 for this event. Contributions from corporations, labor unions, and foreign nationals are prohibited under federal law.

Please make checks payable to “DSCC” and mail with completed form to:
DSCC c/o Emily Sullivan
120 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, D.C. 20002
For PERSONAL credit card contributions please fax this completed form to: (202) 314-3231.
Federal regulations require that all contributions drawn on joint accounts be personally signed by each contributor.

*A contribution of $32,400 enrolls an individual as a DSCC “Majority Trust” member and, along with other benefits, allows for attendance at the DSCC’s signature retreats.

Contributions or gifts to the DSCC are not tax deductible.