Posts Tagged ‘event’

The Train was Already Full, But Area Cyclist Manages to Squeeze in Anyway

Friday, December 5th, 2014

As seen on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park during RPD’s 85th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event:

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Video: RedBull “SteepCrest 2014″ on De Haro in Potrero Hill – Bike and Skateboard Ramp Jumps – Kind of a Nothingburger

Monday, November 24th, 2014

I’d wondered why I hadn’t heard of any coverage of this one.

It was kind of a nothingburger. See?

I don’t know, if Red Bull wants to start shutting down streets to promote itself, I think it could come up with some better ideas.

Here are just a few. Hey RB, try to be more like this:

Just saying.

Instead of Concentrating on the 7th Game of the World Series, Mayor Ed Lee is Playing Ping Pong at a Political Event?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

In the words of the great John MalkovichWTF to that:

“…fundraiser for Evan Low is happening tonight in SoMa from 6-8 PM! With an open bar, amazing food, a live DJ set, and Mayor Ed Lee playing ping pong, this is an event not to be missed.”

And this official fundraiser graphic is odd, certainly, and “500 DOLLAR BUY IN” seems very “off-message.”

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Oh, there’ll be some TVs on that the Mayor Airbnb can glance at, perhaps in between sets with Ron Conway? All right.

(Hey, who’s Evan Low – what does he have to do with San Francisco?)

No wonder Senator Mark Leno is ahead in the polls, already, in next year’s mayoral race…

[UPDATE: And here it is, as advertised, incredibly.]

“New Generation Nikkei Fund” Aspires to Save All the Japantowns in America – SF Launch Event at Ozumo, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 11th, 2014

All the deets here.

NGNF San Jose Launch Event

Envisioned by the next generation of stakeholders of the Japanese American community, the New Generation Nikkei Fund (NGNF) strives to:

  • Foster a culture of giving and volunteerism amongst Japanese American and Asian American young professionals
  • Enhance collaboration and communication amongst Japantowns and existing Nikkei communities at large
  • Support Japantown or Nikkei community based organizations with a grant(s) and a new generation of donors

“Introducing the New Generation Nikkei Fund: Creating a new generation of philanthropists to support our Japantowns!

Join us for happy hour at Ozumo restaurant in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 5-7pm to celebrate the launch of the New Generation Nikkei Fund in San Francisco!

Looking for a quick, easy way to do some good and make an impact in your community? NGNF is all about connecting community non-profit organizations serving our Japantown communities with the next generation of community supporters. Come find out how with a minimum donation of $25, you can make the deciding votes to fund programs and non-profit organizations that serve San Francisco’s Japantown.

We’ll be hosting a happy hour where you can meet our committee and learn how to join our statewide movement to support the future of our San Francisco and San Jose Japantown and Los Angeles Little Tokyo communities, all while enjoying appetizers and drinks and mingling with other NGNF donors. The happy hour has also been made possible with the support of Nakayoshi Young Professionals.”

Does SFGov Know What It’s Doing? Here’s the 420 Day Street Notice Still Blazing Away 24 Hours After 420 Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

If you can’t take the sign away yet, SFGov, why not just turn it off and get it out of the way, would that be too hard?

Or is it still blinking today on 4/22? We’ll see…

Wow, SFGov Overreacts to 420 Day This Year – Haight Ashbury Shut Down for This? – “Event at Golden Gate Park”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Well, here it is, the result of millionaire homeowners in the 94117 pressuring not-so-bright Supervisor London Breed into pressuring the SFPD and SFMTA and the rest of the SFGov alphabet soup into treating annual 420 Day at Sharon Meadow like a big corporate-sponsored event:

Katie Utehs ‏@katieutehs:#420 gathering in @GoldenGatePark went from being unorganized to partially organized & I’m not sure which is worse.”

Ouch!

Here’s the event, officially:

Event at Golden Gate Park - On Sunday, a large group of participants is expected to gather at Sharon Meadows [sic] inside Golden Gate Park.

The following street closures will be required by the San Francisco Police Department from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Kezar Drive between Lincoln Way and John F. Kennedy Drive
Stanyan between Frederick and Oak streets
Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan streets

During the street closures, Muni buses will be allowed through the closed streets. Personnel from SFPD and SFMTA will determine to re-route Muni buses as crowds grow. Muni bus re-routes will be expected to begin at approximately 3 p.m.

Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected around the event area.”

Here are a few of the closed streets:

Stanyan:

Haight:

Ashbury:

And so of course Fell turned into a parking lot, what with Kezar, Gateway to the Sunsets, shut down (for some reason) this year:

Sometimes I just don’t know…

What’s This, Kezar Drive, Gateway to the Inner Sunset and Beyond, is Going to be Shut Down for 420 Day on Sunday?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

All right, when I first saw this sign the other day, I didn’t  understand it – I was like “KEZAR CLOSED,” huh?

But now I understand, I think.

I think the Sunsets are going to be cut off from San Francisco due to the big 420 Day gathering this Easter Sunday 2014.

The sign says to “… USE … FULTON.” 

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Which, like, I don’t care, but isn’t this going to mess up traffic?

Just asking.

(And oh, just so you know, the group of people who just love, love, love cars the most are hippies, believe it or not. You’ll see.)

Wow, San Francisco’s Annual 420 Day in Golden Gate Park is Now Officially a Thing – Check This Sign

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

As seen on Fell Street:

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You see, the “event” is you and your buds smoking buds in Golden Gate Park on 420 Day.

Our local government would just love to fee this “event” out of existence, ala the former Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic, but there’s no entity to tax or fee or fine – poor SFGov!

(Oh, “Kezar” will be “closed?” IDK what that means. I guess I’ll find out on Sunday.)

Anyway, this event is now official, just saying.

OMG, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Magic Johnson & Orlando Bloom are Coming to Oakland on March 26th! It’s “We Day California”

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Well, this is different.

All the deets:

“Natalie Portman and Magic Johnson bring largest youth empowerment event to California featuring Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom

- First-ever We Day California will bring together 16,000 students and teachers on March 26 -

- Media accreditation is now open at www.weday.com/press -

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, international charity and educational partner Free The Children announced that its stadium-sized youth empowerment event, We Day, is coming to California for the first time on March 26, 2014 at Oracle Arena with the support of Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever. Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom were among the first revealed as part of the star-studded lineup of speakers and performers who will take the stage at We Day California alongside 16,000 students from over 400 schools across the state.

The announcement was made at Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School in San Francisco in front of over 700 students who were joined by players from the Oakland Raiders and a surprise appearance by Glee star, Jacob Artist.

Organized by Free The Children, We Day is taking the philanthropic world by storm and going global with events in the United States, Canada and the UK. Over 180,000 youth this school year alone will come together to take part in an unprecedented educational initiative which inspires students to become active local and global citizens.

Spearheading its arrival in California are long-time Free The Children supporters and We Day California Co-Chairs, Natalie Portman, and Magic Johnson along with philanthropic thought leaders Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media and the Skoll Global Threats Fund and Daniel Lurie, CEO and Founder, Tipping Point Community. National businesses are also lending support to We Day including Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever, and professional sports teams including the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants, the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland Athletics.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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So It Turns Out We’ll End Up Paying to Watch Larry Ellison Fix the America’s Cup Boat Race After All? All Right

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Well here’s the news:

New America’s Cup Deal to be Submitted Tuesday at Board of Supervisors

WOW, I’LL BET THEY’RE ALL INKING UP THEIR RUBBER “YES” STAMPS RIGHT NOW!

San Francisco, California, 20/03/2012

THIS IS THE AMERICA’S CUP SO OF COURSE EVERYBODY INVOLVED SPEAKS EUROPEAN. BOY, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 10/11/12 – CAN YOU? OH WAIT, I MEANT 11/10/12, WHICH IS NOVEMBER 10TH, OR IS IT OCTOBER 11TH?

“It’s an arrangement we can live with, but not what we expected,” America’s Cup Leaders say.

WHEN LOWER CASE LETTERS WON’T HONOR YOU ENOUGH, CHOOSE UPPER CASE AND THEN CALL YOURSELVES “LEADERS.” HAW-HAW. OH WHAT’S THAT? WE’RE STILL NOT GIVING YOUR ALREADY FAILED AND OVERHYPED EVENT THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT ENOUGH MONEY? AWW, THAT’S TOO BAD!

The head of the organization spearheading the America’s Cup in San Francisco today said that they will support the deal that the office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee submitted to the Board, which finalizes the path for the City of San Francisco to host the world’s most prestigious sailing event, the America’s Cup, in San Francisco during the summer of 2013.

SO, YOU’LL SUPPORT THE DEAL YOU JUST MADE WITH THE MAYOR. HOW GENEROUS OF YOU ALL! HOW SURPRISING! BUT I’D SAY THAT SAILING AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IS MORE PRESTIGIOUS, JMO.

“We have worked very hard to bring this historic race to San Francisco and we’re glad we have reached an agreement with the City,” said Stephen Barclay, a Director of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “While we support the deal submitted to the Board, it is not what we had anticipated or planned for.”

HEY, AREN’T YOU THE SAME SACK OF SHIT WHO SAID YOU WOULD TAKE THE AMERICA’S CUP TO FUN DIEGO? AND YET YOU AREN’T FOLLOWING THROUGH ON YOUR THREAT? YOU WERE LYING THEN, WEREN’T YOU, STEPHEN BARCLAY? AND WELL, YOU KNOW, ANDREW LUSTER GOING TO JAIL FOR DATE RAPE DRUGGING PEOPLE WAS, SIMILARLY, NOT WHAT HE “ANTICIPATED OR PLANNED FOR,” RIGHT? SO WHAT’S YOUR POINT?

Barclay said the new deal falls short on several key provisions that were “anticipated to be included and the absence of these provisions will have a negative impact on the financial outcome of the event.

CRAZY LARRY ELLISON WANTS TO HAVE A BOAT RACE AND HE WANTS THE PEOPLE OF THE BAY AREA TO PAY ATTENTION. WHY ON EARTH SHOULD REGULAR PEOPLE SUBSIDIZE THAT VENTURE? MAYBE AMERICAN’S DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY TO WATCH SAILING – IS THAT A POSSIBILITY?

While far from ideal, we’re just pleased to be done so we can move away from deal points and start focusing on the races and the competition between the teams, which is what the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup is all about.”

UH, NO. THE AMERICA’S CUP IS ALL ABOUT THE GLORIFICATION OF LARRY ELLISON.

The new deal calls for the America’s Cup Event Authority to spend more and be reimbursed less.

AWW.

The deal re-instates Piers 30 and 32 as the potential location for the America’s Cup Team Bases, giving the race a central area for the teams and a ‘pit row’ for spectators. The fan access to Team Bases, combined with the America’s Cup Village at Piers 27/29 and the natural sailing amphitheater* of the Bay, will create one of the best live viewing experiences the sport has ever seen.

OH, WAIT, YOU FORGET THAT NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE AMERICA’S CUP. IT’S THAT ONE LITTLE THING THAT YOU ALL KEEP FORGETTING ABOUT.

For those not able to view the race in person, this Cup sees the return to live national television, with NBC Sports Group to broadcast over-the-air in the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years.

BECAUSE YOU’RE PAYING NBC TO DO SO. NBC WOULD AIR FOOTAGE OF MY BIRTHDAY IF I PAID THEM ENOUGH MONEY.

“The broadcast interest is a reflection of the exciting venue, technological advancements of the boats, and, most importantly technological advances in cinematography that capture this race like never before,” said Barclay.

UH, NO, IT REFLECTS YOUR INTEREST IN PAYING NBC TO AIR YOUR PATHETIC EVENT. ADVANCEMENTS WHAT NOW? NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE RACE SO WHY DOES IT MATTER IF IT GETS “CAPTURED” OR NOT? AND WHY DID SAN DIEGO JUST SNORE THROUGH YOUR RECENT ACTIONS A FEW MONTHS BACK?

In 2013, the 34th America’s Cup is expected to generate over a billion dollars in economic benefits for San Francisco during the next two years and will draw millions of fans and spectators and more than 1,000 accredited news media for the races.

NOBODY EXPECTS THIS. NOT YOU OR ANYBODY AT CITY HALL.

The race will be sailed in the natural stadium** of the San Francisco Bay between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, running up and down the City waterfront. The Bay produces spectacular racing conditions with consistent, heavy winds, putting on shore spectators at the heart of the action. The race will be sailed in 45-foot-long catamarans, which feature towering wing-sails reaching 70 feet into the air.

WOW, 45 FEET? THAT’S NOT ALL THAT LONG, IS IT? AND THE BOATS WILL BE 70 FEET HIGH? I THINK YOU’RE CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIMENSIONS OF YOUR OWN DAMN BOATS, BUT WHATEVER. EVERYTHING ELSE YOU SAY IS WRONG SO WHY NOT THIS AS WELL?

About The America’s Cup World Series

New to the Cup this season is an additional series of races leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cup called the World Series Races. The America’s Cup World Series races will pit rival challenger skippers and their teams from France (Aleph and Energy Team); Sweden (Artemis Racing); England (Ben Ainslie Racing); China (China Team); Spain (Green Comm Racing); Italy (Luna Rossa Challenge); Korea (Team Korea), and New Zealand (Emirates Team Zealand). All will be vying to beat America’s Cup defender and ORACLE Racing-Team USA, led by the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup, Jimmy Spithill.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

The America’s Cup World Series is focused on creating on-the-water excitement for both the teams and the fans, as the AC45 wing-sailed catamaran was designed for both speed and close racing. While capable of speeds of more than 35mph the AC45 remains nimble enough to handle the tight, tactical race courses that will be part of the San Francisco Bay competition between the rival teams.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

Now entering into the back-half of its inaugural season, the America’s Cup World Series will next land in Naples, Italy in April 7-15, followed by events in Venice, Italy (May) and finally the season-closer in Newport, Rhode Island (June) where the series champion will be crowned.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

The America’s Cup World Series racing allows the teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup, July 4-September 1, 2013 in San Francisco, which will determine the sole challenger in the America’s Cup Final against ORACLE Racing, the defending America’s Cup champion. The America’s Cup Final will be held September 7-22, 2013 in San Francisco.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

*UH, I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT AN “AMPHITHEATRE” IS, JUST SAYING: “A natural amphitheatre is a performance space located in a spot where a steep mountain or a particular rock formation naturally amplifies or echoes sound, making it ideal for musical and theatrical performances. The term amphitheatre can also be used to describe naturally occurring formations which would be ideal for this purpose, even if no theatre has been constructed there. Notable natural amphitheatres include the Drakensberg amphitheatre inDrakensbergSouth AfricaSlane Castle in Ireland, the Supernatural Amphitheatre in Victoria, Australia, and Echo amphitheatreRed Rocks Amphitheatre and The Gorge Amphitheatre in the United States.”

** UH, NATATORIUM?