Or Target Tor, as it’s called these days
Remided me of this risky light bulb change at the State Building a half-decade back
You think you’re special, Angelenos?
You’re not special.
Anyway, nice headgear, Hollywood.
But remember, minimum wage in these parts is $10.55 an hour. (Sometimes you Hollywood people don’t understand that.)
All right, on with the show:
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Someday, I’ll wear noteworthy headgear and ride a tourist bus around town.
On most streets, nobody’s going to stop you, so why not do it?
The only downside would be causing an accident, ’cause you could have some liability there.
But see? These gals are Doin’ It Right – they parked in the middle of the block. Whatever you do, don’t park too close to a cross-street:
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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Big Ben, c’mon?
Ah, yeah, 10-4, Big Ben, for sure, for sure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon.
Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Big Ben, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy.
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy…
“***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013***
SEIU 1021 Strike Expected to Stall Bay Area Today
– More than 5,000 City of Oakland and BART Employees are expected to strike throughout the day. Workers will set up picket lines at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall at 7 AM.
WHO: City of Oakland and BART workers officially go on strike, starting midnight July 1. Community supporters, elected officials and labor allies, join workers at the picket lines.
WHAT: Workers, represented by SEIU Local 1021, are protesting unfair labor practices and demand greater investment in critical public services. The separate contracts for the City of Oakland and BART expired at midnight, June 30.
A press tent on Frank Ogawa Plaza with electricity and WiFi will be set up for media, starting at 7 AM.
WHAT: Mass Strike Begins
WHEN: 7 AM Monday, July 1
WHERE: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
VISUALS: Workers picketing, chanting in front of City Hall, near the 12th St BART station
Interviews with workers for the City of Oakland and BART are available at Frank Ogawa Plaza all day.
The following are key press conferences throughout the day in Oakland and SF:
4:30 AM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7 AM– Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland
12 Noon – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland/Community and Labor Solidarity Rally
5 PM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7:30 PM – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. Press announcement regarding strike
FOR ONGOING AND UPDATED STRIKE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.SEIU1021.ORG“
To this, IRL:
Get all the deets from Callsign Redwood, after the jump.
And here’s something else, seen on California Street yesterday:
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So, how much does it cost to manufacture an official SFGov 2012 GIANTS street sign these days?
Can I buy one? What’s the price?
Or better yet, can I get some for free to hand out to my good friend / benefactor Con Ronway?
Next stop, Willie L. Brown Jr. Boulevard!
Thank you, drive through.
For an hour, anyway.
You’ll need to approach your free space from 5th Street, as Clementina is a one-way.
And I guess the main entrance to Target is at 4th and Mission, so if that’s your destination then it’s more better to say two blocks away.
But still, free parking is free parking.
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I’ll tell you, there are two kinds of San Franciscans:
1. People who know / care about who the current Mayor is; and
2. People who think the Mayor of San Francisco is still Gavin Newsom or Willie Brown or Dianne Feinstein*
A third of the first group welcomes the new City Target store, a third doesn’t care, and a third opposes this corporate chain-store invasion, man.
And the second group? They either don’t care or they welcome this store.
Golfing for Gift Cards and Bullseye doggie dolls:
*Which you know, isn’t too far from the truth, IRL.
(Oh, which of the two groups listed above is larger? The second one.)
I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.
As does Charlize Theron:
Feel free to continue shopping online until October 14th.
(And hey, where’s our Masonic and Geary Target, when’s that one coming?)
See you at the City Target on the Second Sunday of October 2012!
Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.
That means that Paris has been “twinned” with Rome in an exclusive sister-city relationship. It’s an “elaborate cultural partnership,” as they say.
So does that mean that Mayor Ed Lie will be lying once again today?
Yep, pretty much.
But you’ve got to realize that things are more or less on autopilot at City Hall these days, so it’s not really his volition.
Now, here’s what we really have with the City of Light. We have one of these things:
Which in American is “pacts of friendship and cooperation signed by the City of Paris.”
Which, IRL, is rien de bien grave (no biggee). See Below.
IMO, we should be like Dubai, which ID’s itself as a Partner City with Paris.
All right, TTFN. But remember, We’ll
Always Never Have Paris.
IRL, Paris, France is friends with just about everybody. The list of partner cities:
2012: San Francisco
2011: Sao Paulo, signed an amendment to the Cooperation Agreement of 2004
2011: Rio de Janeiro
2011: Ramallah, signed a pact of friendship and cooperation inauguration, the Garden of Nations, a bust by French sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), including Ramallah to Paris
2010: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2009: San Francisco
2009: Rio de Janeiro
2007: Phnom Penh
2004: Sao Paulo
2003 St. Petersburg
2001: Porto Alegre (joint statement)
2000 (updated in 2004): Washington
1999: OVA (Arab Towns Organization)
1999: Buenos Aires
1997: St. Petersburg
1996: San Francisco
1956: Rome (Twin Exclusive)
And in other news, George P. Shultz was a Nixon and Reagan appointee, not a Carter appointee. (You’d be amazed how many people think (or say) he’s a Carter appointee.)
Anywho, ever more deets, including a visit to Le Twitter HQ in the corrupt Twitterloin:
“From September 25 to 28, the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, is visiting San Francisco to strengthen ties and cooperation between the two cities.
The mayor of Paris has a full agenda for his stay in California. After a welcome reception at the Consulate of France in San Francisco, he visited two companies Parisoma and Twitter. 27 in the morning, he will go to Parisoma a common workspace, exchange and support for entrepreneurs. Created by the French Stéphane Distinguin, Parisoma accompanied nearly 300 start-up since its inception in 2007.
Bertrand Delanoë must also discover the new headquarters of Twitter in the SoMa district, the famous social network of micro-blogging, along with its CEO Jack Dorsey. With New York, Paris is the city with the most subscribers to his Twitter account, and this year the City of Light became the first in the world to exhibit his tweets in the public space, the place Châtelet.
Paris delegation has always aimed to encourage more trade with San Francisco, mainly on economic and technological. Several meetings with the mayor of this city, Edwin Lee, are well planned and Bertrand Delanoë is expected to sign a memorandum with him, in line with those of 2006 and 2009 to facilitate cooperation. This will be an opportunity to discuss joint projects twinned towns and to consider connections between the research teams.”