Posts Tagged ‘district’

The Only Thing Worse Than the Line to Get into MARUGAME UDON is the Line to Get to the Line to Get into MARUGAME UDON

Monday, April 9th, 2018

See what I mean?

I was already thinking man, that’s a long line, and then I saw where it really starts:

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All the deets.

(Meanwhile, all points north of here at the Stonestown Mall look like scenes from Omega Man, owing to the big hulking empty Macy’s.)

Unexpected Hummer, Richmond District

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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Frisco’s Most Windswept Bus Stop – Less a Shelter Than a Sine Wave-Based, Cantilevered Roof

Monday, March 26th, 2018

IDK, what’s the roof supposed to be, p-waves from the Big One what’s going to come and kill some of us some day?

IDK but I think so.

Ooh, how, how … practical? 

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Most of the time, the wind comes from the west here, and this is an east-west street, oh well.

Les mise en scene:

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A challenging location, needless to say…

A Gasoline Mystery: 76 Station Charges Just $2.32 per Gallon But the Chevron Across the Street is Asking $3.40 – What Madness is This? – 1400 19th Ave v. 1401 19th Ave.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

I remember, back in the 1990’s, in Hawaii, paying (ever so slightly) over $20 for a tank of gas* for the first time in my life.

But you know, from that perspective $2.32 at a 76 station doesn’t seem all that expensive, at all, you know, for 2018:

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And here’s your Chevron – note the cash price. That’s a whopping 46% more:

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And of course, these stations are right across the street from each other, in our Middle Sunset, or whatever ppl call it:

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It’s a mystery…

*I can also ‘member the first time I spent three figures on a single tank – that was in Marin, in the Early Aughts. Good times…

A Good Turnout for Sunday Streets Mission (#1 of 2), 2018 – Valencia is Now the Flagship Sunday Streets Street

Monday, March 12th, 2018

I suppose that the Embarcadero used to be the flagship location, but that venue isn’t around any more.

Prolly they’re still fine-tuning schedules and locations, as some recent events have looked like fog-enmeshed ghost towns, where it’s literally hard to see another soul.

No no, this is how it‘s supposed to be:

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Ten years ago, people got around on wheels more, it seems. Most of yesterday’s large crowd was on foot, as you can see…

This Richmond District Mom Appears to be a Bad Driver – VW Shows Off “PEDESTRIAN MONITORING” in the Avenues – See the Video

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Via your locally-owned and operated RICHMOND DISTRICT BLOG we discover this new ad for the 2018 VW Atlas SUV.

However, there’s something wrong with this driver if she can’t see this kid at or well before this point in time:

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The VW appears to be 50+ feet from where the errant kid was soon going to be in the above.

Here’s the whole thing:

Not saying that Frisco pedestrians aren’t horrible, just saying that PEDESTRIAN MONITORING shouldn’t have been necessary here.

And just as we don’t want to lull peds into a false sense of security, we don’t want to do the same with drivers.

(And when driving on our wide wide avenues at 25 MPH or less, one has a higher safety margin when more towards the middle of this street, so she should have been more to her left, generally, assuming that no oncoming traffic was oncoming.)

(Also, no FLP (Front License Plate), which of course is required in CA. Unless you have your reg in the front window ’cause your new car is so new that you haven’t gotten your plate from the DMV yet, but the reg isn’t in the window either. That’s a MINUS 5 for Hufflepuff House, as you’ll get cited by the SFPD, CHP, or the SFMTA, the big three of area FLP enforcement)

IOW, I question the Hollywood crowds’ ability to show this safety feature in this case…

ENVY ME! – Oh My, Who has a Better Parking Situation than Our Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Whoa, now this is a nice free parking space – it couldn’t possibly be closer to the start of your work day:

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Can’t recall the last time I saw such an old-school RESERVED FOR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH parking space such as this. I can remember them back in the long long ago, but this is the age of basic Econ 101-style THE HIGH COST OF FREE PARKING, non?  (And I’ll bet at least one part of our GGBTD is very familiar with the concepts underlying that particular book, but obvs, at least one other part of the GGB Family isn’t.)

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2526 Francisco: Well, Sure It’s Listed for $5 Million, But If Only They’d Accept Cryptocurrency for It – “BITCOIN ACCEPTED?”

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

You’re in luck, Gentle Miners:

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And here’s the lawn sign, via davedog2000:

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That rider* at the bottom, that’s the icing on the cake, baby!

*That’s the name of that thing per signs.com, and they ought to know…

THE PORTOLA Update: Lousy Transit and Lousy Parking – Does Any Other District in Frisco Have It This Bad?

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Here’s the new sign for THE Portola, fka Little Jerusalem and The Flat.

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(So, when you’re talking about the San Francisco district, it’s the PORtola, but when you’re talking about the Street in the Presidio or the Drive (what’s basically a continuation of Market, which as the joke goes is “straight until it hits the Castro”), it’s porTOla, but  if you’re talking about the dude himself, it’s portoLA. That’s my understanding. (Oh, here’s KALW’s take.))

Anyway, Man, parking is a competitive sport here – ppl just circle and circle, and then they squeeze on in, thusly:

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Of course, parking is no picnic in more name-brand hoods such as Russian Hill or Nob Hill, but in those places non-driving options seem better.

Look at this, free parking for laundromat customers only, which I’ve never seen before in Frisco. What luxury!

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Anyway, ppl end up buying cars to fit the space they have:

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And they end up posting signs on the topic:

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And here – a brace of rusty rear-engined, air-cooled relics, all in a row, perhaps from the same owner. (I’ll bet this kind of thing gets discussed on NextDoor.)

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I don’t hear anything good about MUNI down here, on the wrong side of perpetually-congested Hospital Curve. So how else should one get around?

I wouldn’t mind riding a bike in the Portola, but I prolly would mind the ride to get all the way down there. I wouldn’t know a good way.

(Anyway, that’s my impression. I know all about the northern half of Frisco, but The South? Not much at all.)

The solution would appear to be just having a garage….

Stumptown 94108: Palm Trees Belong in L.A., Not Frisco, Ch. CLXVII

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

To wit:

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Oh, here’s another:

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As seen in Union Square.

(Yet oddly, parrots from South America, as seen from the Filbert Steps, DO belong in SF, go figure.)

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I want to live in Los Angeles
OK by me in Los Angeles
No, not the one in South California
They got one in South Patagonia