Issued to radio car #169:
Posts Tagged ‘cruiser’
I have no idea how anyone could think that it was a good idea to end America’s primary east-west interstate freeway at Market and Octavia, but that’s what we have with the two-lane Central Freeway off-ramp these days.
Anyway right at the end of the off-ramp, the shoulder turns into a right-turn-only lane. And that’s right where this California Highway Patrol officer was standing the other day, with her prowler blocking your path.
“The current standard issue firearm for CHP officers is the Smith & Wesson Model 4006 TSW in .40 S&W. Each CHP patrol car is equipped with a Remington 870 Police 12‑gauge shotgun and a Colt AR‑15A2 in .223. Additionally, some officers are authorized to carry a taser.” If she has a Taser, she would be carrying it like this.
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So I guess she was looking for CVC 21755 Pass on Right Safely violators?
Due to the perpetually congested traffic conditions there’s no place for you to hide after seeing the black and white Crown Vic.
It’s a living.
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of law enforcement technique of standing about on a freeway and waiting for the perps…
It was all pomp and circumstance today down at Piers 30-32 when Russian Guided Missile Cruiser Varyag (Viking, mas o menos) made a courtesy call. See for yourself at Japan Security Watch.
Here she is after coming through the Golden Gate yesterday:
“Russian Federation Navy Missile Cruiser Varyag transits through San Francisco Bay while Coast Guard boat crews provide a security zone around the vessel, Sunday, June 20, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns – 100620-G-7265M-047″
All sorts of government officials went aboard today – people like Mayor Gavin Newsom and elements of every alphabet soup federal agency extant.
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There are some of your 16 huge launch tubes right there:
Then it was all over to Pier 7 or someplace for a ceremony with George P. Shultz and the Russian Ambassador:
They were all addressed by this avuncular Russian cowboy:
(This Rear Admiral has a few medals, huh?)
And then it was time to hit the town and do a little alcohol shopping. Thusly:
Now, if you want to get on this aging cruiser to see how the recent refurbishment went, well, get there early at the foot of Bryant Street on Thursday. It should be a very popular tour (from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or whatever they decide to do.)
Next time you’re on Google’s Main Campus down Mountain View way, be sure to use these Google Bikes to get around.
Aren’t they adorable? And best of all, they’re fixies! single-speeds with coaster brakes.
I’ll pay top dollar if you manage to boost one. (Must have Google-colored wheel insert.)
First, the Google Toilet:
Then the Google Car:
What will be the next perk for the employees at Google?
Fake Michael Schumacher will have even less of a chance of evading Park Station the next time he drives his Ferrari F355 Spyder to Haight Ashbury for a pint or five.
Maybe our City is just trying out something new…