It’s not too late to get in on the fun:
Well, it looks like we have the German Consulate and the Teamsters to thank for today’s showing of the final match of World Cup 2011.
(Did Rec and Park make a special website to promote this event in Civic Center? Looks that way.)
All the deets of the U.S. vs. Japan:
The weather was looking like it was going to be a little kosame (Japanese for drizzle, something like “a little bit of rain”) today but Civic Center is generally sunny even when there’s drizzle in the West Bay, so it should all be good.
Hey, you know who has World Cup fever? SFGate, that’s who. SFGate just seems to loooooove frolicking female soccer players.
*Oh, I guess they added more shots in there on that bit. Before, it was like seven frolicsome honey photos with just one sports-type shot. But it looks like they were just getting started when I first noticed. Still, you don’t get too many frolic shots of men’s soccer on the SFGate…
But is at least one of them out of uniform?
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Possibly, despite the fact that women seem to have more flexibility in this area than men:
5. JEWELRY AND ORNAMENTS (also see DGO 11.08, Grooming Standards). On-duty officers shall not wear jewelry or personal ornaments that are visible except:
a. A wristwatch.
b. A total of 2 rings that are consistent with officer safety. An engagement and wedding ring set will be considered as one ring.
c. A conservative tie bar or tie tack.
d. Female officers may, in addition, wear the following:
1. Hair clips or pins that match the color of the hair.
2. One ear post in each ear. The post must lie flush with the ear and be plain metal, gold or silver colored. The face of the post is not to have a diameter of more than three-eighths (3/8) inch. Nothing shall hang from the post.
But, as always, You Make The Call.
Now, you kids are too young to remember the 80′s, but your parents certainly know that:
“The Go-Go’s were the most popular all-female band to emerge from the punk/new wave explosion of the late ’70s and early ’80s, becoming one of the first commercially successful female groups that wasn’t controlled by male producers or managers. While their hit singles — “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels” — were bright, energetic new wave pop, the group was an integral part of the Californian punk scene”
Well, OMG, they’re back and they’re going to play the Fillmore Theatre August 16th. Deets below.
Oh, here they are, Meet the Gogo’s:
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Maybe they weren’t as big as the Spice Girls, but the were a little more real than the SG. (The GG’s weren’t put together by some dudes placing a classified ad in the papah and then picking a crew from 500 respondents…)
Anyway, all the deets of this summer’s Ladies Gone Wild Tour, after the jump.
I’m thinking, gee there aren’t a whole bunch of women at the reins of power in San Francisco these days, right? Let’s see here, the prospects of having a female Mayor, Board of Supervisors President, City Attorney, District Attorney, Public Defender, Assessor-Recorder, or Treasurer anytime soon would appear remote.
So, yes, we have a woman fire chief, but even so, there’ll be a lot of pressure to find candidates of the female persuasion for SFPD Chief, wouldn’t you think?
So let’s say that candidate is you. The first thing you’ll need to do is figure out is what you’re going to do about the TASER issue. If, as is the case with former* Chief George Gascon, you’re a firm believer in the TASER then you should get that info to the deciders ASAP. Say something like, “Forget about me if you won’t let me start up a well-run TASER program ASAP, with or without community input.”
That would be a bold move, huh? But otherwise, you’re not going to get any kind of TASER program during your term.
Stay tuned below, for a TASER program ranking.
Yes this is a TASER in SF, but it’s on the holster of a CHP officer:
So, a ranking of Taser programs, from worst to first:
3. A half-assed program, the kind run by BART
2. No program at all.
1. A well-run program, the kind that the SFPD would most likely have.
Has the lack of an SFPD TASER program resulted in a few deaths the past year? It would so appear.
*So far, assuming his appointment to District Attorney holds….
I’ll tell you, the reason why the home county of the exchange student who was recently sexually asaulted in San Franciscois resting easy these days is that the media of said home country isn’t aware of the attack. And why’s that? Apparently, it’s the policy of San Francisco to not give out that kind of information. Per the SF Appeal:
“Police are not releasing information about the country the alleged victim is from in order to protect her identity, Tomioka said.”
I’m wondering how small a country has to be such that saying its name discloses the identity of any particular tourist in San Francisco.
Like if there’s a famous exchange program in Monaco (population 30k) and they send ten students a year to the States? That would seem to fit the bill, fair enough.
But what if the exchange student is from one of the following Big Ten tourist-producing countries (countries avec concomitant robust, aggresive media, of course)?
If the student is from one of these countries, I’d be hard-pressed to see how saying the name of the country would identify any particular person from that country. Maybe there’s a written policy, or maybe there’s an unwritten rule, the way the MSM won’t report routine cases of Golden Gate Bridge jumpings?
That is all.
She’s not getting too much attention from the San Francisco Bay Area MSM yet, but Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw‘s name is being queried all over the Internets this A.M. Why? ‘Cause she’s a strong candidate to replace outgoing United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Judge Wardlaw ladles out bowls of rich, creamy justice in Pasadena mostly, but she probably comes to San Francisco to visit the H.Q. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And guess what? She was born here! A short bio:
“Judge Wardlaw was born on July 2, 1954, in San Francisco, California. She grew up in the Bay Area, raised by her Mexican-American mother, who worked as a bookkeeper, and her Scotch-Irish father, who worked as a door-to-door furniture salesman.”
The judge et vir:
[Horrible red-eye effect reduced in post, somewhat, so don't rely on this for eye color.]
“During my second set of confirmation proceedings, I was told that some people thought I wasn’t smart enough because I looked like a California girl (which I proudly am). I actually empathize a bit with Reese Witherspoon’s character in “Legally Blonde”– during my first semester at UCLA, no one invited me to be in their study group!”
So there, you have it. Oh, and how about her answer here:
Q. On a related note, do you consider yourself to be a judicial diva?
Could Favorite Daughter Kim McLane Wardlaw rise from little old San Francisco all the way up to the SCOTUS? Only Time Will Tell.
Here’s the scene this morning in the outer Outer Sunset District / Parkside area of San Francisco – it’s Congresswoman Jackie Speier at her Town Hall Meeting. Here’s the news – as far as the replacement for departing United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter is concerned, Jackie has “no doubt it’s going to be a woman.“
And who might that woman be? How about Miss San Carlos (San Mateo County) 1977 and current rust belt governor Jennifer Mulhern Granholm? She went to Cal and then Harvard Law and she’s the Democrat Sarah Palin - how’s them apples? Jackie helpfully points out that Ms. Granholm would be the first [actually second, see comments] naturalized citizen to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. We’ll see.
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Look below to see what Representative Speier has been up to the past year.
When: May 2, 2009 – Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School, 2650 42nd Avenue, San Francisco
Mark Nagales, Field Representative