Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Meet the “Cultish” Company What Supplies the Fish to Your Favorite Sushi Restaurant

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

As seen in Frisco

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In other news

Organic Sushi Rice for Cheap at Costco #144

Monday, January 30th, 2017

This product didn’t used to be available at Frisco’s solitary Costco, but now it is:

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Some foodie types are excited about this, that’s all.

Embarcadero Center Holiday Ice Rink 2016-2017 – Not That Busy Yet – Runs Through January 8, 2017

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

All the deets.

Yelp here.

Not too busy yet, as you can see.

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(Healing Brush used to get rid of a big old light pole, as you can see, near the bottom and up high on the bridge cables. Good enough for a half-assed One Click Fix.)

Open November 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017

Sunday-Thursday: 10 AM – 9:30 PM

Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 11:30 PM

Celebrating 30 Years of Holiday Spirit in San Francisco! The Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice rink, a beautiful city setting and an array of shops and restaurants to enjoy. This is signature San Francisco and it’s what makes The Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center presented by Hawaiian Airlines, the perfect place for holiday fun. For three decades locals and visitors have been celebrating the season at Embarcadero Center. Join us and create festive, unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. Location Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center and across from the historic Ferry Building.

General Admission – $11
Children (8 & under) – $7
Skate Rental – $5

*Skating sessions begin on every even hour beginning at 10a.m. and last an hour and a half*

Sessions Closed for Private Events:
November 30, 2016: 6pm
December 1, 2016: 6pm, 8pm
December 5, 2016: 6pm
December 6, 2016: 4pm, 6pm
December 7, 2016:6pm, 8pm
December 8, 2016:6pm, 8pm
December 12, 2016:6pm
December 13, 2016:4pm, 6pm
December 14, 2016:4pm, 6pm
December 15, 2016:4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
December 19, 2016:10am
January 5, 2017: 12pm

Catching Up with the NEW Stow Lake Boat House – Photos – It’s Just the Same, Except for the “PRIVATE EVENTS”

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Well, I guess the transition to the new vendor at our Stow Lake Boat House in Golden Gate Park is fully complete, not that you could really tell. Four Yelp stars, currently.

Things were a little contentious for a while there, what with the crew from Save Stow Lake, who supported the former vendor what operated this place. Get a taste of that conflict here. (And see what became of SaveStowLake.org down below – it’s kind of funny.)

Here it is, looking more like Camp Crystal than what you’d expect to see in Frisco:

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Here’s your seating area for the cafe. The worry back in the aughts was that this room was going to go upscale, become an upscale dining establishment. That didn’t happen.

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Now back in the day, the old vendor simply raised prices without telling/getting permission from Rec and Park, so today’s prices are basically the same as back in the aughts. The new Family Boat seats six, I figure.

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Le Cafe, complete with pink popcorn for sale, as was desired by the alarmist preservationists who supported the former vendor:

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Oh, this is new – room rentals

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I don’t think the Save Stow Lake people saw this coming, ’cause I don’t recall them complaining about the specter of private parties in a public park, oh well. I think it’s like $100 an hour to have a birthday party in a rented room these days. Naturally, visitors will think a bathroom is where all the people are milling about, so this sign keeps them out and points them across the street, fair ‘nough.

Now if conditions get too rough for you out on the high seas of this quite artificial “lake,” well you can always dial the snack bar and they’ll talk you home, like the air traffic controllers from Airport ’75

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So that’s your update.

Now, here’s what’s become of SaveStowLake.org. So who’s selling what here? IDK, but, from Japan, it’s the “Telephone Lady” who has tax tips for you:

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Anyway, that’s the bizarre end to the bizarre movement to “save” Stow Lake, which of course is still with us even though these Save Stow Lake people lost, big-time.

Happy Boating!

Historic Koshland Mansion, Frisco’s Most Expensive Listing, is Taken Over by HandyCam-Toting Skateboarders – Another Indignity at 3800 Washington

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

For one brief shining moment, some thought Taylor Swift would buy this long-empty fixer-upper up in Presidio Heights.

Then there was the art-thieving squatter – he’s imprisoned now, AFAIK.

And now this is how things looked last week:

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I count five sk8tr boyz recording their tricks up there.

Look for the results on the YouTube.

Our poor, poor Koshland Mansion…

An Incredible Journey in the Inner Richmond: From Old-School, Art Deco Movie Palace to an Indoor “Baseball Academy”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

All the deets.

Rather striking, non, on a dreaded sunny day?

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Men Ruin Everything – Men are Pigs – Rear Window Stick Figure Family Portraits Ruined by “Making My Family”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Riffing off of this type of thing, of course.

Men Ruin Everything:

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Men are Pigs.

International Incident in Chinatown: Elephant Flag Appears to be Much Larger than Neighboring US and PRC Flags

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

I don’t know my US Flag Code, but I’m thinking you shouldn’t have your jumbo elephant flag flying at the same height as neighboring national flags.

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So, to fix things, you gotta shrink the jumbo flag or embiggen* the PRC flag, then you gotta fly the oliphant flag at a lower altitude, and while you’re at it, make sure your PRC flag looks natty instead of ratty, you know, the way it looks now…

* A perfectly cromulent word, right?

If You Live in SF, You and Your Fam Can Visit the Academy of Sciences for Free, Courtesy of Target Stores

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Once again, it’s time for NEIGHBORHOOD FREE WEEKENDS at our CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES courtesy of TARGET Stores.

Of course there are other days you can visit this place for free, but the lines can be quite long because the whole world is invited. It can look like this:

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Or at least that’s my impression. Just look at this – these people in the pouring rain on JFK Drive were hundreds and hundreds of yards away from the main entrance. The nice thing about zip code-based free neighborhood weekends is that it’s not as crowded as this, plus they throw in Fridays too.

Anyway, the days for 2015 go from February 27th to March 22.

All the deets:

“San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each spring and fall, according to zip code.

Free admission is available for San Francisco residents of each zip code during the designated dates listed below. Visiting adults are limited to six children for free entry. Proof of residency* is required.

Bernal Heights, Castro, Cole Valley, Glen Park, Haight, Lake Merced, Mission, Noe Valley, St. Francis Wood
Zip codes: 94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, 94132
Spring 2015 Free Days: Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1

Parkside, Sunset
Zip codes: 94116, 94122
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 6, 7, 8

Chinatown, Marina, Nob Hill, North Beach, Presidio, Richmond, Russian Hill, Seacliff, Telegraph Hill, Western Addition
Zip codes: 94108, 94109, 94115, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94126, 94129, 94133
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 13, 14, 15

Bayview-Hunters Point, Downtown, Hayes Valley, Ingelside-Excelsior, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, SoMa, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Visitacion Valley
Zip codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94112, 94124, 94130, 94134, 94158
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 20, 21, 22

* Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable:

A driver license or state ID card

Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date

Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box)”

Family Road Trip or Family Guilt Trip: “HE PD 4U”

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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