Posts Tagged ‘Embarcadero’

Codename Stagecoach: Barack Obama’s Cadillac Monster Truck Passes By the Ferry Building

Friday, February 17th, 2012

All the deets of yesterday’s drive-by:

A specially designed and outfitted armored vehicle with DTS styling and a high-roof fitted to a GM four-wheel drive chassis was used in the second inauguration of U.S. President George W. Bush. While details of the modified vehicle, codenamed Stagecoach, remain classified, previous such vehicles indicate that it would have been upgraded with advanced armor and safety features in order to protect the president from various threats. 

“Its successor entered service with President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. According to GM, the manufacturer, the “2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine” is the first not to carry a specific model name. The vehicle is a combination of a Cadillac limousine body on the chassis/platform of a GMC Topkick commercial truck and bears styling cues from the CTS and Escalade models as opposed to the DTS.”

Precious memories:

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POTUS was worried that he’d get too excited about seeing San Francisco’s new and improved, almost-America’s-Cup-ready “World Class Waterfront,” so he decided to take a nap.

Best of all, it’s a Cadillac: 

Good call, Mr. President.

The Coked-Up Cruise Ships of San Francisco’s Pier 35 South – A Recent Bust for Cocaine Up in Fishermans Wharf

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The P&O* Cruises Aurora was just in town up near Fishermans Wharf at Pier 35 South for part of her 2012 World Cruise.

But three of the passengers on this ship got busted for blow, deets here.

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*Peninsular and Oriental

That Hulking Cruise Ship at the End of the Street – MV Aurora Graces San Francisco, Briefly – Next Stop: Hilo, Hawaii

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The P&O* Cruises Aurora was just in town up near Fishermans Wharf at Pier 35 South for part of her 2012 World Cruise.

(Man, it must be tough running a cruise ship, with all the passengers having nothing to do on around-the-world trips except colluding on class-action lawsuits.)

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Anyway, Bon Voyage, Aurora!

*Peninsular and Oriental

The Crazy Windmills of Pier 23 Plus Those “Free Leonard” Banners

Friday, January 27th, 2012

What’s this big metal tower thing on the left?

Of course it’s not actually a windmill, but maybe it’s some kind of air exhaust for something underneath the streetcar tracks of the Embarcadero?

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Now, the “Free Leonard” tree banner, well, I think it’s this, but I remain baffled by that tower…

Come Take the Dell Ultrabook Challenge Today Near the Ferry Building: Meet the Windows Version of the MacBook Air

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I guess. Actually they were closed forlunch when I passed by. Today they will be in the Marina in the morning and then at Fishermans Wharf starting at 2 PM.

I don’t know, maybe they’ll have some Dell swag for you as you check out their forthcoming XPS 13, which starts at $1000, which sounds a bit high to me but whatever.

A taco truck without tacos, temporarily in the 415:

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See you there, I suppose.

The Great Skating Rink of Justin Herman Plaza is Melting Now – See It Again in November

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Was Hawaiian Airlines against OccupySF? Or was it Disney? I don’t know.* I’ll try to find out though…

Anyway, the skating is now over for the 2011-2012 season.

Melting! I’m melting!

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*Some jackholes at Boston Properties et al. would have you believe that these sponsors were up in arms over OccupySF, but I don’t think that that’s true, for either Hawaiian or Disney.

Your Right to “Absolute Sex” is Guaranteed By the Moonies – “You Too Can Say ‘I Do’”

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

See?

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As seen on the Embarcadero, fka East Street:

But don’t laugh, they control the fish supply at your favorite sushi place, I’m srsly.

“In America, first you get the sugar,* then you get the power, then you get the women.”

*Or fish, maybe that works too.

Huge Anti-Abortion Rally Coming to Civic Center January 21st: Walk for Life West Coast Has a New Starting Location

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The 8th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will start at Civic Center this year.

Will organizers lie about attendance by simply adding 5000 people to the previous year’s estimate as is their custom? We’ll just have to wait and see. Somebody will document the crowd overestimating, but I don’t know if it will be me this year…

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All the deets:

“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Walk for Life will be unable to follow its familiar route from Justin Herman Plaza and along San Francisco’s waterfront to Marina Green. Instead, we will be gathering at Civic Center Plaza at 11:00 am for the Info Fair to be followed by the rally at 12:30 pm. At 1:30 we will start walking down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza. There will be no additional events at Justin Herman Plaza.

We are excited about this new opportunity and believe that this new venue will give us the chance to grow our numbers. More information to come so please sign up for our email blasts to keep informed of these important changes.

HOTEL UPDATE: We have sold out of the rooms at the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel. We were able to negotiate a discounted rate at the Kabuki Hotel in Japantown (very close to the Cathedral) for $139/night. For further options, gohere.

FLYERS: Color flyers are now availble for download. If you would like to receive copies of the flyers, please send us an email with your address and how many you would like. Help spread the word!

Confirmed speakers include: Lori Hoye, Dr. Vansen Wong, Rev. Clenard Childress and Jacquie Stalnaker.

Once again this year EWTN will be broadcasting the event live via satellite on TV andImmaculate Heart Radio will be broadcasting the event live on the radio.”

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What’s Hanging Off the Side of the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero – The Scariest-Looking Cell Phone Antennas Imaginable?

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

That’s window cleaning equipment on the left, but what are those huge antennas on the right?

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Courage.

Know Your Justin Herman Plaza Skating Rink Ringers: Le Petit Siren Lures You In

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I’ll tell you, in this field of ice skating newbies, there’s just one person who knows how to do it right, gracefully twisting and turning.

Can you spot her? 

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She makes it look easy.

All the deets.