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Posts Tagged ‘east bay’
Here’s What Our Massive “Left Coast Lifter” Barge Crane is Doing These Days: Nothing – Soon, Off to NYC?Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
“The massive crane is expected to be used during construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge, a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River in New York State by Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium of companies that includes American Bridge Company.”
As she appeared last week:
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OMG, KQED Touches the Third Rail by Dissing West AND East Oakland – See the “Offending Paragraph” HereWednesday, November 20th, 2013
Then read the inevitable retraction here:
Then read this graf here, the one that got deleted, never to return:
“Don’t Be Scared
The only rule to living here is to find where to go and not to go. The places I am going to take you on a tour through will label me as “bougie” by Oakland standards, but I don’t think there is anything elitist about coming home in one piece. So stay out of East Oakland and West Oakland. That doesn’t sound like it leaves much, but it does. Trust me, my friends have been violently mugged in East Oakland and had the same house robbed three times in West Oakland. But be my guest if you want to go to either for ‘cool points.’”
Oh, here it is:
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If KQED wants to do this kind of stuff, it should label the post as an editorial or as a reader contribution or something like that. I’ll tell you, another big corporate website in town, carpet-bagging Gannett Co Inc’s west coast loss-maker,* The Bold Italic, similarly runs into trouble when it runs similar kinds of posts.
I’m saying that this kind of post, presented the way it was, damages the KQED brand.
Could KQED Forum do a radio call in show about this incident for a full hour? Heck yes.
That’s certainly an option, KQED people.
*Millions and millions of dollars all told.
Come for the views, stay for the tuned sloshing dampers:
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Flyers Just Posted All Over Town: $5000.00 REWARD – MISSING PERSON – SEAN SIDI – MEDICALLY DEPENDENTTuesday, July 16th, 2013
A reward has just been offered.
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WHEN: July 14, 2013 between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: On Broderick between Fell and Oak opposite Peet’s coffee.
There is parking in the DMV lot
WHAT: Pick up new fliers with the Reward Offering. Receive a location assignment for posting of fliers.
Sidi Friends and the San Francisco Community,
We would like to express our gratitude for all the tremendous support that we have received from you. So many of you have brought us food, donated money, spent hours posting fliers and helped in any way possible. This outpouring of love and kindness has kept us going in the absence of our beautiful son Sean.
We have yet to receive a single clue of Sean’s location. As many of you know, we have placed fliers all over San Francisco, Marin, and some in the East Bay. We have sent search parties from San Francisco all the way to the Oregon border. Last weekend, Claude (Sean’s dad) and two friends flew up to Montana to the Rainbow Gathering. This was a gathering of as many as 10,000 hippies and transient individuals. Some of the Rainbow family were in the park when Sean disappeared and it was speculated that he might be at this gathering. Unfortunately, Sean was not at the event, however, Claude and his friends managed to spread the word and hand out hundreds of photos and fliers.
At this point it is time to bring the search to the next level. We are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Sean’s safe return. We are hoping this will stimulate further interest and some possible solid leads. As a result, we need your help to post these new fliers and help spread this information.
If you are able to help us out, please join us this Sunday, July 14th. We will have 6,000 freshly printed fliers available to distribute. There are specific neighborhoods/locations that we would like to be certain to cover, however, if you prefer you have the option of placing the fliers in your own neighborhood. Be sure to bring a staple gun or tape (or both).
Thank you so very much,
The Sidi Family”
CCSF student Gloria Dean has a question for the SFMTAMUNIDPTSFBC:
“I would like to know the reasons why the Muni constantly stops trains on the T-Line at 23rd Street as if the rest of Third Street doesn’t exist.
“To see elderly women, men and children waiting over an hour for a train to get home is some of the worse treatment of citizens I’ve ever seen from a transportation system. I’ve traveled extensively all over the country as well as the world and I’ve only lived in this area for one year. However, this is obviously a classic combination of classism and racism being displayed, and it is truly a SHAME!
“I’ve decided to take my car out of the parking garage and drive. I refuse to be treated as a second class citizen. I deserve more and so do all the residents of Bayview. Last check, San Francisco doesn’t end at 23rd Street.”
Well I know the answer – it has to do with the district election system for the Board of Supervisors, and also the SFMTA’s general incompetence.
Now the Supervisor for our Bayview Hunters Point area asked about this sitch and the answer was that the T-Third zipped along at a speedy 9 MPH or something, so a T-Third Express wasn’t really needed.
Hey, here’s a jobs program. Why not tear out the T-Third and bring back the buses? Just asking. I mean the T-Third takes up a lot of space, right? Why doesn’t MUNI use it more?
Now speaking of the N Judah Express, here it is, in action, or lack thereof:
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Is that four buses sitting around on Sansome Street during rush hour? The drivers are just starting work and it’s time for a 40 minute lunch break? All right.
And here’s another on Bush, just idling away.
Actually, even when the N Judah Express band-aid operation is operational during our rush hours, the buses are totally empty, no passengers, most of the time.
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Hey, what’s “ZERO GRAFFITI INTERNATIONAL?”
It’s an “international” anti-graffiti convention that’ll have fewer attendees than passengers on the bus you can see on the left.
Hey, why do we have those giant ads sitting on the sidewalks of Market?
Was it part of a corrupt public-private deal involving former Mayor Willie Brown?
And he appointed Gavin Newsom and Gavin Newsom appointed Ed Lee?
And the “preferred” airport shuttle service is the corrupt GO Lorries?
Is the keynote speaker going to be Rod Blagojevich?
OMG, They Made a Movie About the AC Transit Bus Fight – On Netflix Now – Entitled “Bad Ass” – $$ for Epic Beard Man?Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
This incident in the East Bay a few years back…
…has been made into a movie called Bad Ass:
But the new news is that you can watch this flick for free now via the NetFlix.
It’s just released. See?
“This movie is: Exciting”
(But, sorry streamer-only NetFlix people, right now you can only have them mail you the DVD or the Blu-Ray – you can’t just stream this to your device.)
And no, I don’t think Vietnam Tom Bruso, or anyone else on the bus that day…
…will get a dime out of Bad Ass.
That’s Tinseltown for you…
Showing How STRAVA, Inc is Dealing with Its Legal Challenges: Here’s What the “Hyde Street Bomb!” Looks LikeWednesday, June 20th, 2012
Take a look at this segment created by the “Strava Community” of troubled Strava, Inc. owners, managers, and/or users.
See? This is a bike trip down Nob Hill through the Tenderloin to the Mid Market:
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Note the innocuous-sounding title: Hyde/Market st.
But also note the URL up there. The name of this segment used to be “Hyde Street Bomb!” But that doesn’t look so hot when you’re in the national news for getting sued.
Oh, here it is, have a go on the YouTube – will the cyclist beat all those cagers in Priuseses what stop for red lights? Hells yes:
Now, do you think that the “Strava Community” might have had an effect on the behavior of this cyclist?
You Make The Call.
And oh, here’s how that Strava webpage looked before, was it just a day ago? Two days ago? I don’t know. But this is quite a recent change. Alls I know is that somebody in the “Strava Community,” be it an owner, manager, legal advisor, person following instructions from a legal advisor, cyclist, or, really, anybody in the entire world, created this segment and/or edited it.
The people at Strava, Inc. aren’t what you call transparent, so it’s hard to tell.
Anyway, here’s your Hyde Street Bomb!
Does registering for Strava and racing down Nob Hill in this fashion make you an “athlete?”
Again, You Make The Call.