Posts Tagged ‘C.W.’

Congratulations, San Francisco Chronicle Writer CW Nevius – You’ve Made Poynter’s “Error of the Year” List!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Via the Bay Area Observer comes the news of one of CW Neviusese’s many, many errors going national.

See?

Ah, mem’ries:

C.W. Nevius’ column about Most Holy Redeemer banning drag queen performers incorrectly stated that entertainer Peaches Christ appeared at an event at the church’s hall with a dildo shaped like a crucifix. He did not appear at the event, nor does he use the prop.”

I are smart, so very very smart:

It’s not that Mirkarimi is expected to have much of a shot to win reinstatement. All the smart money at City Hall is predicting an 11-0 vote against his case. That way everyone has some political cover. An ideological vote - John Avalos or David Campos voting for Mirkarimi to confirm far left credentials – isn’t likely.”

And what of the so-called Southern Waterfront Proposal for the already-failed America’s Cup 2013?

Check it. The Nevius changed course 180 degrees over three months (which is 60 degrees per month, you know, nautically.) That’s a lot to forget about.

In closing, Nevius, can’t you try a little harder? I mean, you get paid for five days a week and you only “work” about two days a week, right?

In the alternative, why don’t you acknowledge your numerous mistakes?

Just asking, Bro.

With All This Talk About San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Perjury, Let’s See What CW Nevius was Saying in March

Monday, July 16th, 2012

This is the situation this month, July 2012.

And this here is what CW Nevius was saying all the way back in March:

“My sense is that Mayor Ed Lee will probably announce today that he’s charging Mirkarimi with official misconduct, a move that seeks to remove the sheriff from office by sending him before the Ethics Commission before the ultimate showdown before a tribunal – the Board of Supervisors.

“This move has no downside for the mayor.”

That sounded stupid then and it especially sounds stupid now.

Oh well.

Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar Throws Down: Becomes the First Candidate of 2012 to Qualify for Public Financing

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Here’s the latest from the Eric Mar campaign:

“Supervisor Eric Mar First Candidate To Qualify for Public Financing

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2012 – Late on Friday afternoon, Supervisor Eric Mar’s re-election campaign received the official word from the San Francisco Ethics Commission that he is the first candidate in the city, from any district or any race, to qualify to receive public matching funds.

Supervisor Mar’s campaign will receive their first $20,000 in qualifying public funds from the city shortly.

Campaign spokeswoman Nicole Derse said, “This accomplishment highlights Supervisor Mar’s broad community support and the strength of our grassroots campaign. We are proud to be the only candidate in the city to have met this goal.”

To receive public financing, a candidate must collect at least $15,000 in qualifying contributions from San Franciscans for donations up to $100. Although many candidates, including Supervisor Mar, have raised substantially more funds than that, the threshold for public financing measures the quantity of low-dollar donations. Supervisor Mar’s campaign has received donations from over 450 individual donors, the vast majority of them from San Franciscans in amounts from $5-$100.

“I am incredibly honored to be the first candidate in the city to qualify for public financing. I look forward to engaging thousands of Richmond residents in our grassroots campaign over the next four months,” said Supervisor Eric Mar.

Supervisor Mar is running a strong grassroots campaign, and signature gathering and voter contact efforts will further intensify in July.

Supervisor Mar’s re-election campaign will open the doors on their new Richmond office at 5812 Geary Blvd. (at 22nd Avenue) this week and will hold an office opening celebration and signature gathering mobilization next Saturday, July 7th at 12:00 Noon.

Supervisor Mar will be updating information on his campaign regularly at his website www.ReelectMar.com

Aslan, the Lion of the Richmond, is, once again, on the move, the same as four years ago:

Sorry, CW Nevius. The conservative-faction victory you, for some reason, so desperately seek won’t be found in District One. Not this year.

Most-Improved CW Nevius Headline of the Month – Original: “Crime Plagues Several San Francisco Neighborhoods”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Now, how could you improve the headline for this bit?

I mean, really, Nevius? How about, instead, “Crime Plagues All San Francisco Neighborhoods?”

How about that?

Oh, here we go, IRL, version 2:

Much better.

(When will our Charles Marlow venture up-river again?)

Sutro Tower, Digital Television, and Buying Off the NIMBYs of Twin Peaks

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

All right, you already know about Sutro Tower, right? Well, here’s an update. Digital TV is here, not that you care, cause you get cable from the Comcast monopoly. 

But, just in case you’re struggling with a free digital to analog converter box you just got from the govmint, there might be some good news coming in a few months when they lift the digital antennas up higher on the tower.

So, do you see this vertical array in the middle of this photo? Them’s the digital antennas: 

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Click to expand.

Kind of an afterthought, they were, so there was a big fuss about getting them up there. They weigh a ton (or rather 10 tons, actually). I’m a little hazy on all the deets of high-def and digital and whatnot, but whatever, this 125-foot long array is not long for this world. Check it:

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See? All the “DT” antennas are going up all the way to the top (and losing the DT suffix). Match up the chart with real life here:

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So what this all adds up to is that there’s a chance your reception will improve in a few months. No promises, however. Most of the people who are bummed with DTV are still going to be bummed with DTV, but it’s a Worthy Effort. Listen to a KQED Forum podcast from Scott Shafer and Glenn Phillips, field agent for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

And, as always, re-scan if you run into trouble. What’s that? You still can’t see Wheel and all your stories? Sorry.

Oh, and what about the Not In My Back Yard millionaires who never cottoned to Sutro Tower in the first place? Well, they’ve been bought off for peanuts.

Check it:

13. STI agrees to contribute:

a. $ 3,000.00 per year to the Midtown Terrace Home Owners Association. The initial contribution payable prior to December 31, 2008. Subsequent contributions to be made on or before July 1 of each year.

b. $ 4,500.00 one time contribution to the Twin Peaks Improvement Association for an open space improvement project.

c. $ 6,000.00 one time contribution to the Forrest [sic] Knolls Neighborhood Organization to replace the Forrest Knolls [sic again - Run Forrest Run!] entrance sign.

d. $ 10,000.00 one time contribution for the benefit of the surrounding area to purchase two drinking fountains one each at the walking paths around two area reservoirs. The contribution will be payable only when the fountains are approved by the appropriate agencies and actually purchased.

How’s them apples?

Anyway, hang your antenna high and hope for the best.

2009 March of Life West Coast – Tens of Thousands Come to San Francisco

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Of course any group of protesters naturally wants to believe they are great in number. So when turnout is hard to determine, people tend to get a little optimistic. Now let’s take a look at what the San Francisco Chronicle’s C. W. Nevius has to say about last year’s March for Life West Coast:

“They claim huge numbers for this walk – their estimate last year was 25,000 walkers, although The Chronicle story had the total at 10,000.”

Actually, The Chronicle story had the total for 2008 at at least 10,000.” To wit:

At least 10,000 abortion opponents were bused into the city from all over California, and from outside the state, for a morning rally in Justin Herman Plaza.”

Now, it’s not exactly clear what the reporters actually think in this case – it could be they just punted the issue and focussed on other matters. So it’s fairly weak support for an allegation of excessive International A.N.S.W.E.R-style overcounting.  

This was the vanguard today – it took 40-something minutes for them to all pass through. Click to expand

More photos here.

The people at March for Life West Coast appear to be generally more realistic than the average protest group, anyway. For 2009, they’re claiming more than 30,000, and one booster is saying precisely 32,200.

This number isn’t impossible, but that’s not the point. The point is that C.W. Nevius could have made his point about ignoring this large event without being devius.

Carry on.

Another Coyote Killed in San Francisco, Coyote Summit to be Held on June 19th.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Well here’s the headline: “Hunters Shoot Aggressive Coyotes in Presidio” (They probably mean coyote in the singular, as only one critter was shot.) Here’s a mental exercise – substitute in the word “dogs” when you see “coyotes”:

Anyone who thought urban coyotes could learn to live in harmony with people in the city got a jolt of reality this week.

Of course dogs have killed more people than coyotes in San Francisco the past 100 years, don’t you know. Just a little perspective.

KCBS reports that a Coyote Summit will be held soon:

Coyotes have become such a growing problem in San Francisco that a special summit will be held this month, on how to deal with the creatures as they become increasingly bold. At the summit, which will be held on June 19th, Fish and Game, and animal experts from surrounding jurisdictions, will begin developing procedures on dealing with problem coyotes.

Here’s one of the coyotes that was shot and killed last year in Golden Gate Park:

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As long as we don’t feed them, things should work out. Don’t get too excited. These animals aren’t big like wolves, so mostly people just ignore them. Mostly.

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Can’t we all get along?