Posts Tagged ‘doctor’

How to Improperly Get a Nanny Parking Permit: Just Listen to the Millionaire Mommies of the Golden Gate Mothers Group

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The Examiner’s Will Reisman is all over the story of how people were getting nanny parking permit advice at the website of the Golden Gate Mothers Group. Check it:

San Francisco mothers accused of cheating system to get parking permits for nannies

(Well, you read that and you think isn’t Cheryl Brinkman another one of those Gavin Newsom lackeys /appointees? And isn’t the board of the SFMTA part of the problem itself? And isn’t the residential parking permit system a stupid, NIMBYish idea as well? That’s what you might think.)

Anyway, let’s say you want a parking permit now, without jumping through hoops. You and your baby need the 411 on “going around the system” like right now, baby. Well here it is, right here.

What’s that? “Object not found.” Somebody must have took down the adviceful webpage. How wude!

Oh, wait a second, here’s something they had up a few days back:

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Couldn’t locate all the techniques the mommies discussed, but enjoy a sampler:

  • “I was able to get one by first talking with our pediatrician about whether he’d be willing to sign an affidavit that our nannies would be providing “medical care”. Since our healthy 3 month old son wouldn’t be able to survive on his own without care, I think that the doctor justified it in his own mind and said that he’d be willing to sign it. (You have to get a permit for a specific car, so you can’t just have an extra permit.)”
  • “We just had our pediatrician sign the medical caregiver form and were able to get a parking permit for our nanny with no questions asked.”
  • “We went through this same exact problem when we lived in the city a year ago. So what I ended up doing was this, when we it came time to renew our parking permits, we did and it came in the mail and using Windex* or 409 ( I can’t remember which) we sprayed it on the permit and wiped away the black marker with our license plate number and wrote in our nannies. It worked out perfectly. I drove to work so I didn’t need a permit during the day. There was a period of 6 weeks that I didn’t know what I was going to do, so I got her a temporary permit ( you can get them for 6 or 8 weeks or something like that) I think it’s a visitors permit. You have to go into the parking office but it worked out fine. Obviously wiping the number off the permit isn’t on the up and up, but we didn’t feel we had any other choice.”

And oh! I have another one. Help your nanny by getting your doctor to sign off on a DMV handicapped placard application! (Doctors will do this for you because there’s no downside for them – you see, no physician has ever been disciplined in the slightest for improperly authorizing a DMV handicapped placard during the entire history of the state of California. That’s why getting a placard is a can of corn. Anyway, if I were a nanny, I’d appreciate a blue placard more than some stupid parking sticker that only works in certain areas…)

Remember, Transit First or something.

I was really hoping that this would be 75.00 worth spending when it came to a mothers group, but it wasn’t.  What I did get it is people that post on a variety of subjects including some that argue and upset others.

The moderation on this group is horrible.  If you try to ask what exactly the 75.00 is used for, your account gets shut down and suspended.

So let’s see $75.00 x 4000 members, plus all the advertising revenue 80K, where does all that money go? That’s a half a million dollars people have paid to have the privildge to post questions about a babies but rash?

No thanks, there are many other mothers groups out there. Bernal Heights parents group, Mission moms, Glen park, all on Yahoo for free.”

*Hey, where’s the Windex, Honey? I don’t know, ask the nanny. What, where the Hell is she – is she circling the block again? That’s it, we’re moving to Marin…”

Brace Yourselves! ISAPS Plastic Surgeon Convention Hits San Francisco Tomorrow

Friday, August 13th, 2010

I don’t know, I wouldn’t call the huge convention of plastic surgeons that starts tomorrow at Moscone Center a “Biennial Congress,” but that’s just me. (In other news, I wouldn’t call the Oscar awards show the Academy Awards, so there you go.)

It’s all safety and science and marketing and isn’t plastic surgery great, etc…

Anyway, it’s the reason for all the hubbub in the SoMA today.

The World’s Leading Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Convene in San Francisco -The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 20th Biennial Congress – San Francisco – August 14-18, 2010

All the deets, after the jump

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The Best Photos and Videos from the Great 2010 Valentines Day Pillow Fight

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Can you make sense of this scene at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero Ferry Building? (Perhaps a black-and-white, slo-mo Raging Bull-style video or this official 1080p will help.)

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It was the Yelp-rated Great Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight of February 14th, 2010! This joint went down yesterday despite a threatened crackdown from San Francisco’s Park Rangers and an ominous warning from San Francisco Director of Public Health Mitchell Katz - he fretted about the risk of corneal abrasions, penetrating injuries, and even orbital fractures.” Captain Bringdown, M.D. documented 17 injuries from last year that were serious enough to require medical attention at emergency rooms. Hope 2010 was safer.

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Let’s take a look from the beginning. Just hop on the BART…

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…don a disuise to protect your identity…

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…or your corneas…

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…allow our gorgeous (red hair, blue feathers) media types (SF Stationwhat’s that?) time enough to give the command to roll cameras…

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…and leave us commence:

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A chicken fight with goose feathers – is that allowed?

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Beefcake, BEEFCAKE!

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Some took a defensive posture…

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…while others went mano a mano, no holds barred:

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Verily, it was the Great Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight of 2010:

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See you next year!

[Update: Mission Local has some good shots as well.]

Press Release of the Week: “Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Oh boy, here we go. On the heels of the Murphy-Goode-Winery-you’re-out-of-a-job-so-send-in-your-one-minute-video-to-win-a-$60K-temp-gig-but-really-we-just-want-to-get-our-name out-there construct comes the Dr. David-W.-Kim-you’re-out-of-a-job-so-send-in-your-one-minute-video-to-win-a-facelift-procedure-but-really-we-just-want-to-get-our-name out-there follow-up.

Five star Yelp-rated, straight-out-of-UCSF David W. Kim, M.D., FACS is waiting for your video – don’t disappoint. Or just read below to give your laugh lines a workout, you unemployed geezer.

Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!

Dr. David W. Kim Announces the Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — Sympathetic to the older job applicant, Dr. David W. Kim has established a Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest. As millions compete for a limited number of jobs, older applicants (those over 40) see facial surgery and non-invasive treatments as a way to stay competitive with younger applicants. “Of course, one’s accomplishments should set one apart, but in our culture a youthful appearance is highly valued,” begins Dr. David W. Kim, former Chief of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery at University of California Medical, San Francisco. “Many matured individuals feel at a real disadvantage interviewing with wrinkles, jowls or bags under their eyes.” The San Francisco Surgery Center and anesthesiologist, Bill Spina MD, will partner with Dr. Kim to provide a facelift and treatments to one deserving winning contestant.

“My practice is in San Francisco,” begins Dr. Kim, “and with 1 out of 11 Californians out of work, I have an increasing number of older unemployed patients who want facial surgery before they start interviewing.” He is not alone. According to the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons over 2/3 of their members believe that jobseekers are the largest industry trend for 2009.

But does facial rejuvenation really help in getting a job?  A tremendous amount of research has proven that physical attractiveness is an advantage. “Every culture advances those who carry that culture’s desired traits,” says Dr. David W. Kim. “In our culture, prominent signs of aging are usually detrimental in getting a job.”

A firm believer in a natural facial outcome as opposed to a cookie cutter effect, Dr. David W. Kim is the author of 57 papers on beautywith his most recent appearing in March/April JAMA’s Archives of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery.  He is a sought after speaker who has appeared at over 50 conferences from Seoul to Dubai and is a frequent television medical expert. His remarkable facial reconstructive work was a Discovery Television feature.

To enter, contestants can send their Why A Facelift Will Help Me Get Work story, in 250 words or less and attach a facial photo by email to: drkim@dwkimmd.com or by mail to Dr. David W. Kim, 490 Post Street, Suite 933, San Francisco, CA 94102.  They are also encouraged to supplement their entry by posting up to a one-minute video on YouTube and emailing the URL link to drkim@dwkimmd.com.

Dr. Kim will be accepting applications from May 15th through June 15th.  You can learn more about Dr. Kim at www.dwkimmd.com.  The winner will be informed by June 19, 2009.

 Dr. David W. Kim is available for interviews

The Happy, Robotic Health Professionals of the California Pacific Medical Center

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

First, we had cycloptic Prince Narnias, then we had humanoid Emirates chauffeurs.

Now, MUNI brings us the robotic health professionals of the California Pacific Medical Center.

When their foreheads blink, they’re saying, “I love all humans!” Click to expand.