I think it’s an eagle:
Turns out that four of the 14 judges hail from Estado Libre y Soberano de Tabasco, so that explains the surprise victory.
Cholula’s the fourther, so it gets an AutoPen-signed certificate instead of a medal.
Here’s the latest, from Santa Clara County:
Via John K at Calaveras Reservoir – click to expand
What can I say but that it’s Bald Eagle Watch time, baby?
Dese boids are coming in from the north and from the south.
When will we have a nesting pair here in San Francisco?
This will have to do as the best photo available so far of the “spiritualist tennis pro charged in 4 hit-runs.”
(Obviously, nobody buys a new Nissan Rogue to go rogue on cyclists – what could explain these events?)
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California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide gang wars in Steinbeck Country. So today he’s telling us about the people in his Gang Suppression Enforcement Program, along with a whole bunch of other California and federal peace officers, arresting 94 suspected Montery-area Norteños and Sureños.
And to keep things going, Jerry just announced a local, Salinas-area gang task force.
Anyway, there was a big press conference today – look at who all was there.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello (Northern District of CA), Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo, Salinas Chief of Police Louis Fetherolf, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and a host of others down in Salinas :
“Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today discussed “Operation Knockout,” in which agents from Brown’s Gang Suppression Enforcement Program (GSEP) of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement arrested gang members after an eight-month, wide-ranging investigation and sweep targeting the most powerful gang leaders in the Salinas area.”
All the deets:
SALINAS – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that more than 200 agents from his Gang Suppression Enforcement Program and other law enforcement agencies today arrested 37 members of two vicious gangs responsible for a rampage of violence — including more than three dozen murders and 200 shootings — that terrorized the citizens of Salinas and nearby areas.
Today’s mass arrests culminated an eight-month operation, code-named “Operation Knockout,” aimed at apprehending members of the Norteños and Sureños gangs that turned Salinas into a hub of murder, robbery and drug dealing.
The operation targeted the most dangerous gang leaders in the Salinas area. In addition to the arrests made today, agents seized 40 pounds of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana, nine ounces of methamphetamine, $34,000 in cash, and 12 guns. An additional 57 arrests were made before today’s sweep.
“Operation Knockout was designed to restore safety to the streets of Salinas,” said Brown. “Citizens in John Steinbeck’s hometown deserve better than having to endure a violent crime rate that’s three times the national average. We owed it to the people of Salinas to arrest these out-of-control gang members and ensure a heightened sense of personal security throughout the city.”
Ever more deets after the jump
San Francisco’s Books, Inc. on Van Ness played host to legendary Andre Agassi a few days back Friday evening to tell the truth about love, tennis and drugs, or something. Certainly, the Financial Samurai was impressed:
“Just shook hands with my idol, Andre Agassi at his “OPEN” book signing in San Francisco! Got 4 books for $125 bucks (ouch). 2 for clients.”
Here’s the cover. Does he have cat eyes?
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Does Andre’s book reveal more than he may have intended? Let’s hear from scribe Oindrila Mukherjee:
“Much has been said about how this book is meant to inspire people. The biggest lesson a young fan can get from reading it is that if you’re rich and famous and powerful, in other words, if you’re Andre Agassi, then you can get away with anything. If you get 2 speeding tickets within the hour, the judge will ask for your autograph and let you go. If you snort crystal meth and test positive, you only have to submit a written lie and the ATP with throw out the test results. And anyone who dares to cross you (or worse still, beat you in a tennis match) will have to pay when you write your autobiography.”
Anyway, it’s 11-something bucks, your choice.
There was a time when a big movie like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull would open at a place like the now-deceased Coronet Theater. But The Castro was doing pretty well for itself last night with a packed house on the first day of the new Indy.
Bullwhip? (Doesn’t everybody in San Francisco have one already?) Free.
Costco drinking water? $.12 plus $.05 CRV.
Fedora? $29.97 from Lucky Supermarket.
Memories of entertaining the long lines of people waiting to get a good seat? Priceless.
View from the balcony includes an old-skool organist and a proper chandelier
So turn up your hearing aid (if you have one, as the Castro Theatre’s sound system seems a tad on the quiet side) and get on out there!
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