Posts Tagged ‘exposition’

What’s This – You Can’t Take Photos of Hemp Expo Participants in Front of Oakland City Hall, Per the Mayor?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

So Oakland officials didn’t want the MSM or anybody else taking photos of Hemp Expo participants toking up with Oakland City Hall in the background over this weekend’s Hemp Expo 2011?

Seems that way:

KTVU-TV showed what appeared to be an Oakland official instructing the media not to take photos of people smoking in front of City Hall. The official was not identified, but Arturo Sanchez, an assistant to the city administrator told the station, “it’s not that we don’t want the picture, we try to keep this area of City Hall, (and) this public park free of smoke.”

Check it out here at 1:40:

“Do not take a photo of somebody directly in front of City Hall”

Well, some of these people here are lighting up – see?

Via Hempire – click to expand

I don’t know, maybe this edict worked, ’cause I haven’t seen any photos online of people smoking bud in front of City Hall.

Seems funny to have this kind of rule.

All right, Oakland, see you next year…

Melissa Etheridge at National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 1-4, 2009

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Academy Award-winning and two-time Grammy Award-winning Melissa Lou Etheridge will, along with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, keynote the 2009 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo at Moscone Center West starting February 1st. (Or maybe Melissa will just have “special guest” status – the P.R. people are still sorting that one out.)

And this year, for the first time ever, you members of the public, you great unwashed masses, can pop over for a look on “Public Day,” February 4th.

Even MUNI is on board the biodiesel bus:

And why did the alternative fuelers pick little old San Francisco, of all places in the world? Because They Love Us:

San Francisco is an inspiration to our industry like none I’ve ever seen,” said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board.  “As we look to the future of energy in the United States and the role biodiesel will play in the nation’s energy plan, San Francisco provides a unique blueprint for other cities to follow.”


See you there!

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