Posts Tagged ‘date’


Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Could this Fi-Di come-on be legal under the laws of SFGov?

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IDK, maybe.

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Prop 8 Date: March 26 – DOMA Challenge Too – Back-to-Back Showdown Over LGBT Civil Rights

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Well here’s the big news, direct from the Office of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, below.

Via Steve Rhodes – click to expand

“U.S. Supreme Court sets Prop 8 oral argument date for March 26

DOMA challenge scheduled for the next day, setting the stage for back-to-back showdown over LGBT civil rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 7, 2013) — The U.S. Supreme Court moments ago published its formal argument calendar for March 2013, scheduling oral arguments in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, called Hollingsworth v. Perry, for March 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT (7:00 a.m. PDT).

Another case that is also related to same-sex marriage rights — a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA — will be heard the following day, on March 27, at the same time. That case is called United States v. Windsor.

In granting review to both marquee marriage equality cases exactly one month ago, the nation’s highest court set the stage for potentially landmark rulings on LGBT civil rights that promise to be the most eagerly-anticipated of the current court term. Rulings are expected by the end of June.

The legal issues at stake in the challenge to Prop 8, the controversial 2008 ballot measure that eliminated marriage rights for same-sex partners in California, are two-fold: first, whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman; and second, whether the proponents of Prop 8 have legal standing to litigate the case.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights filed the lawsuit in May 2009 on behalf two California couples who sought to marry: Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo. They are represented by lead counsel Theodore B. Olson and David Boies. City Attorney Dennis Herrera intervened as a co-plaintiff in the case in August 2009, renewing San Francisco’s groundbreaking pubic sector legal advocacy for the broader societal interest to end marriage discrimination against lesbian and gay couples. At trial, Herrera and his legal team provided extensive evidence that state and local governments derive significant societal and economic benefits when same-sex partners enjoy equal marriage rights — and, conversely, that denying such rights inflicts grave injustices on the LGBT community that, in turn, harm government and society at large.

When the high court granted review to the case on Dec. 7, 2012, Herrera said: “The federal challenge to Prop 8 represents one of the most significant civil rights cases to be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court in decades, and I’m confident that the high court will reach a decision that reaffirms our Constitution’s promise of equal protection under the law.”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s argument calendar for March is published online here:

The comprehensive timeline of San Francisco’s legal battle for marriage equality since February 2004 is available on City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s website at:

The Prop 8 case is: Hollingsworth v. Perry, U.S. Supreme Court, Docket No. 12-144.  The DOMA case is: United States v. Windsor, U.S. Supreme Court, Docket No. 12-307.”

Tink happy tots…

DJH and company, 2008, Civic Center:

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This One’s Optimistic: Rio Grande Bar of Market Street Says, “June 1, 2012-“

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

That’s the opening date for the Rio Grande.


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When will it close?

Well, considering its location in the Mid-Market, I’ll bet on 2013.

But, Prove Me Wrong, Children

Prove Me Wrong.


Holiday Ice Skating at Justin Herman Plaza is Quite Popular – Here’s What Friday Night Date Night Looks Like

Monday, December 12th, 2011

People just can’t get enough of holiday ice skating at Justin Herman Plaza.

This is what Friday Night Date Night looks like:

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See the queue? People can’t seem to get enough…

ZOMG, Morris Day & The Time Play the Mezzanine – Where Will YOU Be at 11:11 PM on 11-11-11?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Veteran’s Day will be a big deal this year, what with the 11-11-11 factor and whatnot.

So check out Morris Day and The Time at the Mezzanine at 444 Jessie in SoMA, why not? Of course, you’re too young to remember Jungle Love and The Bird (or that lake scene) from Purple Rain (here’s the Beyonce version, if it will help you relate), but that’s O.K.

As seen on Divisadero:

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Or you can go see that scary 11-11-11 movie, your choice.

Sunset Productions, the Soul of San Francisco:

Welcome to Japantown, the Best Place to Buy “Expired” Food at a Discount in San Francisco – Now, Is That Legal?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Answer: Sure, it’s legal, more or less, why not?


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As seen at Daiso, our relatively new 100-yen store. (Blade Runner, you were way off about The Future, BTW.)

So, mangia, mangia!

In other words, It’s All Good.

Ah memories:

As some people say, “I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to sell expired food.”

But, generally, it’s not.

As here, on Post Street at Ichi Ban Kan, where stuff that’s past its “Best If Used By Date” gets a fat discount and a special section and a pink label:

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Nothing illegal here, srsly.


Central City SRO Collaborative Uses Colour of Authority Inappropriately on this Utility Pole Posting

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Yeaaahhhh, this might be news to some people but you don’t need to be a “City-funded contractor” to make a posting on a post legally in the 415. Get all the deets below on that score.

Anyway, here’s what this old flyer is saying, as of yesterday:

“Central City SRO Collaborative is a City-Funded Contractor – DO NOT REMOVE POSTING”

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The other thing is that whoever put up this flyer did a half-assed job so it doesn’t conform to the shape of the pole and it doesn’t have a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner. See below.

So CCSROC, you think you’re special but you not. [Minus five points for Slytherin. OMG, Harry’s coming in July!!!]

The rules are easy to find an implement, right? See below.

Now, Go Forth and Sin No More, CCSROC.

Posting Signs from the DPW:

“Please Note:
The SF Cleanup Project endorsed by Quinn Cooper and Neighbors For Livable Neighborhoods endorsed by Tom Miller or Jessica Miller are not affiliated with the Department of Public Works or any City Agency in the City and County of San Francisco. If you receive a letter from one of these entities about signs you have posted, please submit it to DPW, Director’s Office, City Hall, Room 348, San Francisco, CA 94102 and DPW will deliver it to the City Attorney’s office for investigation. For more information, contact DPW’s Bureau of Street Use and Mapping at 554-5810.”

The public may post information on some utility poles if the postings follow regulations outlined in Article 5.6 of the Public Works Code. The law was adopted to ensure that flyers posted on public property do not contribute to litter or blight. Illegal postings may be removed by DPW and are subject to fines from $50 to $500.

Signs are defined as any card, decoration, poster, campaign sign, or any object containing or bearing writing that is affixed, posted or fastened to a utility or light pole that is permanently attached to the street or sidewalk. Signs do not include handbills, banners or A-Frame boards. Bulletin boards designed for neighborhood postings are exempt from this regulation. Signs attached to buildings are regulated by Part II Chapter I of the Building Code.

Tips for Legally Posting Signs on Public Property

To legally place a sign on a utility pole, it must:

Be less than 11 inches in height
No higher than 12 feet from the ground
Conform to the shape of the pole
Be attached with tape or other non-adhesive material such as twine, string or other non-metal banding material
Include a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner
Be removed after 10 days, if the sign is promoting a date specific event
Be removed within 70 days of the posting date
Not be installed on historic street light poles*, traffic signal poles or traffic directional sign poles.
* Historic street light poles are on these streets:

Market Street from 1 Market to 2490 Market
Mission Street from 16th Street to 24th Street
Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Broadway Street
The Embarcadero from King Street to Jefferson Street
Lamp Posts on Fisherman’s Wharf from Hyde to Powell
Howard Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street
Lamp Posts within Union Square
Mason Street from Market to Sutter
Sutter Street from Mason to Kearny
Kearny Street from Bush to Market

The Charms of Selling “Expired Food” in San Francisco – Generally Thought of as Illegal But Generally, It’s Not

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

As some people say, “I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to sell expired food.”

But, generally, it’s not.

As here, on Post Street, where stuff that’s past its “Best If Used By Date” gets a fat discount and a special section and a pink label:

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Nothing illegal here, srsly.


Look Out Ladies! Pickup Artist Workshop is Coming to San Francisco This Saturday

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

I’ll tell you all that I know. It seems that “the world’s number one daytime dating expert” Jeremy Soul* is coming to San Francisco to teach a one-day pickup artist workshop for $1500(!) per person on February 6, 2010. 

That’s all well and good, but here’s the thing – after their morning session, they’re going to go out into the streets to put theory into practice. That means that workshop attendees are going to hit on you if you’re anywhere around Union Square** this Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Brace yourselves, girlfriends.

And for you men out there, I’ll say that there are still two spaces left (purportedly, anyway) in the San Francisco workshop. You ought to cowboy up and fork over your money, right? Check the video*** to see the techniques in action. And click here to see what recent graduates have said about their schooling:

“I spent quite a lot of time with Starlight* in field and we had some crazy experiences. This guy is SOLID and i’m learning a lot from him. Running up and down Union Sq, dodging cars, chasing girls. I probably opened 30-40 sets in a 4 hour time frame.”

Good times. Here’s Jeremy’s travel sked.

(If you’re busy on Saturday or you don’t have the dough, consider Asian Dating Coach Bonsai, “a 5’6″ Asian guy sharing his dating expertise”. Will you accept his Valentine’s Day Challenge? Ask him about the importance of “Social Proof.”)

For whatever reason, there’s no LGBT workshop in the works.

But now, consider Jeremy Soul’s pithy advice:

1. Appearance. Be mindful of what you wear and what it says about you.
2. Start the conversation with a compliment. For instance: “I saw you passing by and I like your style.”
3. Be interested. Find out who she is and what she does. Lead the conversation.
4. Body language. Act confidently and don’t be afraid to touch the person you’re talking to.
5. Get contact information to be able to meet later. Evenings are better suited for intimacy.

All right, here’s the elevator pitch for Saturday’s workshop. And, oh yes, “tram” is English English for “MUNI.”

“Find a HOT Date next time you’re on the Tram! Find out how.

Modern men lead such fast paced urban lifestyles they don’t have time to go out after work and meet women. Through a combination of classroom and in-field training, men can learn the latest skills and techniques to meet, attract and date beautiful women in any setting during the day – all in about 8 hours!

“Meeting women in daytime environments, aka Day Game, is scary to most men. But Jeremy Soul and his elite team of Day Game coaches have spent years learning this skill and can teach it to you.”

Soul takes students on intense 8 hour training programs. During these day-game workshops, men are taught how to find, meet and attract beautiful women in various locations during the daytime. At a cost of $1500, the workshops comprise of 4 hours of in-class theory and 4 hours of live-infield training where the students hit the street and put the theory into practice, receiving instant feedback from Love System instructors. There is no other workshop like this in the world!

A former recruitment consultant and a self-confessed introvert, Jeremy began his journey of self-improvement over a decade ago. Having achieved freedom in his dating and social life, it has now become his crusade to help others to do the same.

Soul is widely recognized as the foremost daytime dating expert in the world, he is credited with the creation of the Love Systems day game workshop and is currently in the process of launching a book entitled Daytime Dating.”

If you ever wondered why some stranger on MUNI physically touched you, well, now you know.

[UPDATE: Eugenia at award-winning MUNI Diaries has a few thoughts. And comments have been reopened for all you haters out there. Remember, haters, when you’re playing “the stripper game,” the strippers just might be playing the you game. That’s not unprecedented, you know.]

*I’ll eat my hat if that’s his given name. [UPDATE: Turns out it’s ” Jeremy Bonney.”] Let’s just assume it’s his nom de l’amour. Jeremy’s partners in crime include “Starlight, Carbeau, Big Business, Biskit, Dubbsy, Bonsai, Vercetti, Keychain, 5.0, Mr. M,” and for all I know, Star Scream and JetFire, why not?

**Just a guess, but where else would they go?

***I couldn’t bear to continue the vid after about 3:20 myself. Your success percentage with this plan will be something in the single digits. Is that enough for you? NB: Jeremy’s holiday party advice seems perfectly cromulent, anyway.

The Double Dating California Quail of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The thing about California Quail, the likes of which can be seen in a recent photo from Strybing Arboretum (aka San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park, is that they like to hang out with each other during the cold months. Hence the term “winter covey.” But as you get closer to springtime, they like to pair off into mating couples.

This pair kept nearby another male-female couple. Consider it a double date. Click to expand:

Next come the kids.