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New Warriors Arena to be Slightly Lower, Assuming It Gets Built in the First Place – Artist’s ConceptionTuesday, November 12th, 2013
So, unlike the disastrous America’s Cup and 8 Washington campaigns, the Golden State Warriors project is based around stuff that San Franciscans can actually benefit from.
So that’s a good sign.
Remember, the more you complain now, the better this deal gets for San Francisco. You the public are the bad cop and genial SFGov figurehead Ed Lee is the good cop. And of course the good cop won’t be able to get the best deal possible for San Francisco without the bad cop.
If Ed Lee doesn’t like this game, then he can just retire, right? Or go back to his old job the way he promised to in the first place, right?
It’s too bad that Oakland will lose its team.
Well the announcement is officially coming this AM, but Messrs. Matier und Ross already have the skivvy on the brand-new, slightly-more-NIMBY-friendly proposal.
And, here, check the latest illustrations.
From the former proposal, a silvery looming UFO with kayak access…
…to the new proposal, a slightly lower silvery looming UFO without kayak access:
So Warriors, take that 13% rate down to 3% and then you might have something, you might have a privately-financed stadium deal.
Now let’s review our waterfront proposals.
The America’s Cup deal was poorly-negotiated on purpose so we could pay for Larry Ellison’s ego trip. It’s an ongoing travesty.
And 8 Washington is corruption.
But this here arena proposal seems OK fine to me, more or less.
I’ll now invite the rich, property-owning NIMBYs of SoMA to move to Fairfield, where 15% of the houses are in foreclosure.
I’m struggling to understand how this scene makes any sense at all.
And there were a couple more fare inspectors lurking about Bush Street out of frame:
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Hey SFMTA! Why don’t you put this amount of effort into “inspecting” how much money the average cable car operator skims each and every shift?
Hey SFMTA! You’re the worst large transit agency in the United States.
Hey SFMTA! Why don’t you throw me a few thousands of dollars* and then I’ll become a MUNI cheerleading, MUNI suck-up, MUNI kiss-ass website like, I don’t know, MuniDiaries.com?
Hey SFMTA! This is what you pay people $32 an hour plus bennies to do, sit around all day in a group chit chatting and waiting for a bus to come by every half-hour or so?
Hey SFMTA! What was this, training day?
One lady got off this N Judah Express and said “I don’t have time for this” as she just walked on off. And nobody from the SFMTA did nothing, oh well.
*Actually, this site you’re looking at right here gets more traffic than Muni Diaries(TM**), so I’ll have to demand more compensation*** than what you paid them for this shameful partnership sellout deal.
**”Muni Diaries (TM)?”
Sure looks that way:
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PS: MUNI sucks.
PPS: In 2012, we can see a cheerleading bus ad for MUNI inside of a MUNI #71 Haight-No. Mmmm… My, how things have changed since 2011:
“First of all, Jeff, I’m not your buddy! Second your admission that “For nearly three years, we’ve published Muni news on the site, and have always tried to do so in the most constructive way possible” simply affirms what I stated in my original post. MD is a cheerleading site for Muni. That’s all I was getting at. The Diaries takes the position that Muni is a worthwhile and valuable asset to our community. I take the opposite and more realistic position that it is not.”
PPPS: So, you see, saying that MUNI sucks whenever possible is constructive because it assures everyone that you’re not on the payroll of the SFMTA…
So the Golden State Warriors are Inviting Random San Franciscans to Ask Them Questions? Yes – Big Conference Call TonightMonday, November 12th, 2012
So there I was feeding Pendragon and Tatsu yesterday (Veteran’s Day 2012) when I get a robocall at 7:07 PM* from Your Golden State Warriors basketball team, Caller ID 888 479 4667.
Appears that I’ll need to opt out to avoid getting another call at 7:00 PM tonight (a national holiday, Veterans Day 2012, observed) that’s going to turn into some big conference deal where I, yr obdt srvnt, will get to ask Management “any question” I want!
1. My first question will be this:
“As presented in the Conceptual Framework, no public monies will be used to fund any portion of the multi-purpose venue or any other structure. The rehabilitation of Piers 30-32 will also be privately financed by GSW. The City will reimburse GSW for the infrastructure improvements to the Pier, which will remain in City ownership, up to $120 million with a 13 percent annual return on costs.”
Follow-up: What other Easter Eggs do you have hidden inside this deal, SFGov / Golden State Warriors? And does Willie Brown get a piece of the action, like with the wasteful and expensive Central Subway? Or like with Rose Pak and 8 Washington? Or like with Thomas (“Coates Likes Boats”) Coates and the America’s Cup financing boondoggle? Or like with Ron Conway and the corrupt Twitterloin? I mean, who’s profiting off of this public private partnership?
2. My second question will be this:
Do you promise not to allow Larry Ellison to ever ever ever be involved with the new stadium deal?
Let’s get that in writing, why not. I mean, I think we’ve had enough of that deadbeat wanting us to fund his hobbies, am I right Warriors Fans? That America’s Cup is costing us eight figures, which is money that Larry Ellison should reimburse us for, like right now, the deadbeat.
3. My third question will be this:
Is Casey on the line?
Or Karlee or Amira? You know, somebody who’s a veteran Warriors Girl. No rookies please. And then I’ll have a bunch more inquiries about what it’s like to be a WG in the 510.
Oh, wait a second, I’ll be at the office,** so your call just might go to VM, Warriors.
*The 20th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Do you make all your spam calls on national holidays, GSW? Do you pay your robocallers, you know, a little extra for working evenings on a Sunday / national holiday? I hope so.
**Do I have the day off? No. Do I get paid extra for working on a national holiday. No. Oh well. Poor Pendragon. Poor Tatsu.
As seen in 1/8000 of a second at Justin Herman Plaza, September 12th, 2012:
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And see what Vernon Davis thinks about the upcoming game with the Detroit Lions Sunday night at the ‘Stick right here at TV 49.
Speaking of which, check out the New Santa Clara Stadium, which is probably going to be about 20 times better than Candlestick Park.
All right, tink happy toughts until 5:20 PM Sunday…
“Bring It On – The Musical” a Huge Success at Our Orpheum Theatre – Lots of Real Cheerleaders on Hand at Opening NightThursday, December 15th, 2011
You’ll have to see this crew flying high by January 7th, 2012.
Bring It On Company – Photo by: Michael Lamont
Oh, and look who was there, it’s the Oakland Raiderettes:
…and the 49er’s Gold Rush:
Everybody had a great time.
See you there!
All the deets:
“BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something – or someone – you really care about.
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, including Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q); Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights); Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (Wicked); and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).
This new musical comedy combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a show worth cheering for.
It’s “guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love.” -AOL.com
For more information on the show, click here.”
OMG, San Jose Has a Skyline That You Can See From SF – City Hall, Bank of America Building – They’re Just Like Us!Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Well this is the view you can get from Buena Vista Park in the middle of San Francisco.
That’s world-famous* Candlestick Park, Home of the 49ers and the Gold Rush, in the foreground, and in the background camera left is the City of San Jose, California’s third-largest and the Capitol of the Bay Area:
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Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, “Enhance that image.”
Well here you go, it’s downtown San Jose with all those tall buildings. See? It’s San Jose City Hall, “The 88″ residential building (which is actually only 87 meters high but let’s not dwell** on that), the Bank of America Building (nee Bank of Italy) from 1926, and the “Knight Ridder Building” (per Google Earth, I don’t know what they call it these days).
Oh, and somewhere in the mix there’s also Mineta San José International Airport – Silicon Valley’s Airport and the San Mateo Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge.***
Anyway, I didn’t know San Jose had a skyline what you can see from the 415.
But don’t look for it to get any easier to spot in the future owing to the fact that that SJC international airstrip is right in the middle of it all and there’s a height limit of 87 meters (I think?) in the area.
So, San Joser has a big, domed City Hall and a tall Bank of America Building and whatnot. They’re just like us!
(Oh, and speaking of the Niners, enjoy our winning football team(s), Santa Clara County.)
*No, not “world-class.”
Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture and prices in Chinese supermarkets can often be found containing many 8’s (see numbers in Chinese culture). The Chinese government has even been auctioning auto license plates containing many 8s for tens of thousands of dollars. The 2008 Beijing Olympics opened on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m. The shape of the Chinese character for 8 (八) also implies that a person will have a great, wide future as the character starts narrow and gets wider toward the bottom. 88 is used to mean “bye bye”; found in Chinese-language chat, text, SMS, IM. 88 is pronounced in Chinese Mandarin language as “ba ba” (“bā bā” to be precise), simulating the sound of the English language farewell “bye bye”.
And there’s this:
Eighty-eight is used as code among Neo-Nazis to identify each other. H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, so 88 is taken to stand for HH which in turn means Heil Hitler.For example, the number is used in the song “88 rock’n’roll band” by the neo-Nazi group Landser. The late convictedOrder terrorist David Lane wrote “Fourteen Words” and 88 Precepts, and the numbers are often found in combination (1488, 14/88, etc.). This form of the number has inspired the naming of the groups Column 88, Unit 88, White Legion 88 and Barselc88. Holocaust museum shooter James von Brunn often signed his writings as “JVB-88.”
“Redford tries to describe to Strathairn, who is blind, what he heard while in the trunk of a car. He remembers going across a bridge and being in San Francisco it means one of four possible bridges: Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, San Mateo, and the Dumbarton. They rule out the first two and then narrow it down to San Mateo based on the sound and frequency of the seams in the concrete.”
Forget About Shopping on Black Friday 2011 – Come Meet the 49er’s Gold Rush Cheerleaders at the Big Car Show!Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Word on the street regarding the San Francisco International Car Show at Moscone Center on Howard between 3rd and 4th:
“Meet and take pictures with some of the SF 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders in the Toyota display on Friday, November 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM”
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The show itself will run through Sunday night til 8:00 PM:
NOVEMBER 19-27, 2011
LOCATION: MOSCONE CENTER
10 AM — 10 PM (Sat. Nov. 19 – Sat. 26)
10 AM — 8 PM (Sun. Nov. 27)
ADMISSION: $9.00. Children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult.
Don’t forget your official calendars and Sharpies: