Here’s 20 minutes of audio from @ScannerSays.
(“10-30″ means that the car is suspected stolen.)
They’re doing land-office business these days.
Before there was $4 toast, there was Eddie’s…
[UPDATE: Hello FaceBookers. Leave a comment if you want – tell me if I got anything wrong…]
My dad used to fly these. I’ve never been so close to one in flight.
Here it is, low and slow over Golden Gate Park heading southwest:
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One assumes it’s an HC-130H out of CGAS Sacramento.
You know, these people:
You’re invited to come to Civic Center tonight to see Game Four of the World Series on a makeshift “Jumbotron.”
See you at 5:07 PM (or earlier, to get a good spot if you want to be able to actually see the action unobstructed.)
It’ll look like this, but probably with more Matt Cain than Timothy Leroy Lincecum on the screen:
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The SFPD requests (more or less) that you transfer your alcohol to unmarked containers, thusly:
And, oh yes, speaking of the Rec and Park, Remember to Vote No on Proposition B (November 2012), the so-called “Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond”
Well, because Prop. B is too costly for San Francisco
And also because Reform is Needed at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Also because area lawyer Philip Alan Ginsburg would consider passage of Prop B (November 2012) an endorsement of how he’s running the RPD.
Now, let’s hear from San Francisco Mayor Ron Conway,* after the jump. (Spoiler: He wants you to go to Chipotle’s and spend your money before you blow town.)
PS: The after party will be in the Mission District – spread the word, bring fireworks.
*Poor Sony. It appears that any television-like contraption bigger than 100 inches now gets the generic term “jumbotron.”
“Displays similar to the Jumbotron include:
These are your skyline landmarks, as seen from Treasure Island:
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This is what San Francisco looks like for the year-end holidays of 2011. Now here’s what things looked like in years past:
First, he was all like this:
Then he was all like this:
Then it’s all like this. The view from Chinatown of Embarcadero Center Buildings One, Two, Three, Four, and West (lower right – EW is the black sheep of the EC Family) along with the Emerald City look of 505 Montgomery.
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A reverse angle from the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge showing the TransAmerica Pyramid, in black-and-white, mostly:
A family portrait, as seen from Treasure Island. All your faves are in there, girlfriend. Your Embarcadero Center, 345 Cal, 555 Cal (pronounced Triple Five Cal, good buddy, come-on), 505 Monty, and the TransAmerica Pyramid at 600 Monty. Hai, chiizu!
Happy Holdays and Merry Christmas!
The upshot of last week’s big news is that the FTC wants you all to treat 4-Loko as something you’d be pouring into cups to share instead of you bogarting a huge can just for yourself.
These cans, which actually have more alcohol than a forty, aren’t resealable, so they’re destined for Hell:
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All the deets:
“FTC Requires Packaging Changes for Fruit-Flavored Four Loko Malt Beverage – Marketer of Supersized, High-Alcohol Beverage Agrees to Stop Allegedly Deceptive Claims to Settle FTC Charges
The marketers of Four Loko have agreed to re-label and repackage the supersized, high-alcohol, fruit-flavored, carbonated malt beverage, to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising.
The FTC alleges that Phusion Projects, LLC and its principals falsely claimed that a 23.5-ounce, 11 or 12 percent alcohol by volume can of Four Loko contains alcohol equivalent to one or two regular 12-ounce beers, and that a consumer could drink one can safely in its entirety on a single occasion.
In fact, according to the FTC, one can of Four Loko contains as much alcohol as four to five 12-ounce cans of regular beer and is not safe to drink on a single occasion. Consuming a single can of Four Loko on a single occasion constitutes “binge drinking,” which is defined by health officials as men drinking five (and women drinking four) or more standard alcoholic drinks in about two hours.
“Deception about alcohol content is dangerous to consumers, and it’s a serious concern for the FTC,” said David Vladeck, Director of the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Four Loko contains as much alcohol as four or five beers, but it is marketed as a single-serving beverage.”
The 23.5-ounce Four Loko cans are the size of about two regular beer cans and are non-resealable. The FTC complaint alleged that on one company website, consumers were encouraged to enter a “photo contest” in which they posted many photos of people drinking directly from the 23.5-ounce Four Loko cans. In stocking instructions, Phusion urged merchants to place the cans where other refrigerated, single-serve alcoholic beverages are displayed.
The administrative settlement requires Phusion Projects to include disclosures on containers of Four Loko, or any other flavored malt beverage containing more alcohol than two and-a-half regular beers, stating how much alcohol – compared to the amount of alcohol found in regular beer – is in the drink. The order also specifies the location and appearance of the disclosure. For example, the disclosure for a 23.5 ounce can of Four Loko with 12 percent alcohol by volume would state: “This can has as much alcohol as 4.5 regular (12 oz. 5% alc/vol) beers.”
Starting six months after the settlement takes effect, Phusion Projects is required to use only resealable containers for flavored malt beverages that have more alcohol than the equivalent of two and a half regular beers.
Also, the settlement bars Phusion Projects from misrepresenting the alcohol content of any beverage, and from depicting people drinking directly from the container of any product containing more alcohol than that found in two and a half regular beers.”
Ever more deets after the jump.
Via a source I fear to mention, well, now this just isn’t right:
“SF bay area craigslist > san francisco > gigs > event gigs
Apple emps needed to search home (bernal heights)
Date: 2011-09-04, 7:23PM PDT
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple emps needed to search home and car looking for electronic devices. Devices may have faulty antenna please bring own GPS.
Previous law enforcement exp a plus.
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“On Monday evening, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT, San Francisco Giants’ baseball rookie Brandon Crawford will have a meet and greet at new Men’s Wearhouse location at 785 Market Street.”
All the deets. below.
See you there!
Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Grand Opening in San Francisco with Shortstop Brandon Crawford
San Francisco, California — June 29, 2011 — Men’s Wearhouse proudly announces the grand opening of its newest San Francisco location downtown in the historic Humbolt Bank Building at 785 Market Street.
This July Fourth, rookie Brandon Crawford will be on site along with the usual assortment of stylish suits, name brand formalwear and casualwear selections that Men’s Wearhouse is known for to celebrate its grand opening and the birthday of our nation. In addition to hosting San Francisco baseball’s newest shortstop for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing, Men’s Wearhouse will offer fifty percent off the regular price of all items (excluding shoes) the entire day.
“With corporate headquarters in the Bay Area, Men’s Wearhouse has been a long-standing fan of our baseball teams and we couldn’t be happier to have Brandon Crawford join us for the opening, “said Matt Stringer, SVP Marketing and Creative Services, of Men’s Wearhouse. “Crawford is a great example of a young guy that knows how to dress well and present himself. The partnering with Men’s Wearhouse is a perfect fit for Crawford, who embodies the idea of dressing for success.”
The grand opening deal is twice as sweet for existing customers in the San Francisco area who received exclusive invitations to the store for the upcoming weekend to enjoy refreshments and complimentary personal consultations.
The new San Francisco location features a great selection of Big & Tall styles and top-tier designers like Calvin Klein, Joseph Abboud, and Kenneth Cole. The new location is a full-service Men’s Wearhouse, offering tuxedo rental as well as a vast retail selection.
In addition to offering the formalwear and suit styles for which the brand is known, the new location features an ample casualwear selection that includes everything from athletic wear and comfortable tees to sport coats and designer denim. During the Grand Opening event, there will also be a special selection of vintage baseball shirts and hats for purchase.
The newest Men’s Wearhouse location opened for business June 12, 2011. San Franciscans will like the way they look, we guarantee it!
About Men’s Wearhouse
Since it was founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse has become one of the largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel in the country, with more than 900 stores carrying a full selection of designer and private-label suits, sport coats, casualwear, and accessories. Today, The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. family of companies includes Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, K&G Fashion Superstore, TwinHill Corporate Apparel, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada, making it one of North America’s leading providers of quality and value in both apparel and apparel care. In addition, Men’s Wearhouse also operates in a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.menswearhouse.com.