Posts Tagged ‘free’

Free Chinese Light Bulbs at Your Local San Francisco Public Library Branch – Just Show Your Card to Get a Four-Pack – Supplies Limited

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

I never complained about compact florescents (you know, unlike most ppl I know), so I’m sure not going to complain about LED lighting:

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All the deets:

Starting April 11, 2018 20,000 LED bulbs will be available for all San Francisco residents through public libraries. Residents can “Go LED” by picking up a free four pack of high quality LED light bulbs at any San Francisco Public Library branch using their library card. Residents are allowed one pack per library card while supplies last.

SF10YA – Frisco Ten Years Ago – Back When Barack Obama Came to the Bill Graham – A Very Big Event

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

11/14/2007, Civic Center:

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Before Bernie v. Hillary, it was Barack v. Hillary.

I showed up way late, but ended up being right on time. I think this was 10-something PM

Turnout was huge, as this was a free event.

There was a lot of energy in the room, needless to say.

A memorable evening…

ENVY ME! – Oh My, Who has a Better Parking Situation than Our Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Whoa, now this is a nice free parking space – it couldn’t possibly be closer to the start of your work day:

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Can’t recall the last time I saw such an old-school RESERVED FOR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH parking space such as this. I can remember them back in the long long ago, but this is the age of basic Econ 101-style THE HIGH COST OF FREE PARKING, non?  (And I’ll bet at least one part of our GGBTD is very familiar with the concepts underlying that particular book, but obvs, at least one other part of the GGB Family isn’t.)

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Consider This an Invitation to Your New RANDALL MUSEUM – Free Reopening Celebration on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018

[UPDATE: A note* on the raccoon.]

All the deets.

“You are invited to the Grand Reopening Celebration Randall Museum Friends and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are excited to announce the Randall Museum’s Grand Reopening! Join us for the ribbon cutting, free activities, live entertainment and the first chance to see the beautiful new Randall. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials at 10 am. Stay for fun family activities through 2 pm. The museum will stay open until 3 pm. This is a free community event. Limited parking is available and public transportation is encouraged.

February 11 10 am – 2 pm 199 Museum Way San Francisco, CA 94114″

Welcome back, Recology Raccoon:

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*See Comments.

“This raccoon was a rescue. He was originally an infant who lost his mother and was sent to a rehabilitation center in Morro Bay. They set him up with similarly aged orphan raccoons and raised them all with the intent of releasing them when they were old enough. At six months they released him on a landowner’s property and within one week he was found shredded by some other animal. His back was mauled, his tail so damaged it had to be amputated, he also lost one of his digits. So, by the time all of his injuries healed the Center at Morro Bay felt he could not be released a second time. They began training him, similar to dog training, so that he could become an animal ambassador.

The Randall Museum had an empty space waiting for a rescued raccoon so they took him in. He will stay at the Randall Museum at the Randall until he dies and the staff takes great pains to enrich his life by training and toys, and replacing live foliage in his exhibit often. He is rarely fed food out of a bowl- they hide his food or make puzzles out it, to keep his interest and intelligence alive.

He was a wild animal that only due to his life circumstances now will spend his life at the museum. And, he actually may help other raccoons to be better understood or at least appreciated. That’s the goal. The staff at the Randall Museum want people to leave knowing more than knew when they came in about nature, animals and how that amazing interaction can be a lifelong exploration.”

 

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MUNI Motorheads – These Well-Paid SFMTA Employees Take Don’t Take the Bus to Work, That’s for Sure

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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Hey, I know. Why don’t we start charging SFGov employees like $400 a month to park, you know, due to the High Cost Of Free Parking and whatnot?

Until then, zoom zoom…

Neighborhood Parking Decals: Collect Them All – Frisco Becomes a Parking Paradise with Multiple RPP’s

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Well, not really, but both these decals say 2018 on them, so this driver can look forward to a year of MORE THAN two hours of free parking in two different parts of Frisco:

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Sweet

The Failure of the Federally-Funded SFPark Program is Shown on Clement – Saturdays v. Sundays

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Was this shot of Clement taken on a recent Saturday or a recent Sunday? Well, IDK, as the parking / double-parking / handicap placard free parking abusing looks pretty much the same to me:

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This is despite the fact that Saturdays reflect implementation of the more market-rate SFPark approach but Sundays, well Sundays are ANYTHING GOES DAYS, due to our SFMTA board deciding that FREE SUNDAY PARKING was GOOD, and then DECIDING THE FREE SUNDAY PARKING was BAD, but then deciding that FREE SUNDAY PARKING was GOOD once again.

Myself, I’m not the kind to max out a parking meter and then lollygag about tending to bidness, as that (along with taxis, UBER, Lyft) is for non-cheap people, right?

Anyway, in part due to an extremely high amount of handicapped placards issued about town, the parking sitch looks pretty much the same from Saturday to Sunday.

If our SFMTA was really serious about increasing “parking availability” here, it’d jack up meter prices and then institute charging for parking on Sundays again. We’ll have to wait and see when that will happen.

Some Places have Bread Lines, Frisco has Brioche Lines

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

It was Brother against Brother, if only for an afternoon:

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THE FUTURE IS NOW: Free, Ad-Supported, Electric Charging at Serramonte – THE MALL HAS IT ALL

Monday, September 11th, 2017

I guess the ad is what’s new here – I’ve never seen this:

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Serramonte Center is your prototypical mall. It’s undergoing an urbanist-inspired makeover that makes it an even less attractive place to go to. I’ll tell you, I’m not going to go there and then complain about going there on a regular basis, it’s just that my special lady friend had something delivered to the fucking mall (like why would you want to go there?) instead of to herself, by mistake, and of course it wasn’t her mistake. But what can you do? So you drive on down there and there are zero parking spaces and all this, as I said, urbanist-type crap (huge sidewalks, aesthetic plantings what take up a lot of room) that they are constructing. There’s no place to park as they are making new multilevel structures and there’s no real place to drop people off close to the stores. It’s a hybrid of old and new, and it’s not looking good. And of course even after they finish it’s still not going to be good.

JMO.

Official SFGov “Cooling Centers” Announced – Public Pools Free Today, Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 – And Which Libraries Have A/C?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Here’s the link from sfdem.org (which of course is the worst URL in the history of the world, ’cause, 1) it’s a .gov website IRL and 2) the dem part makes it seem like it’s from the big “D” Democratic / Democrat party. So, resolved, SFGov should change its internet nomenclature ASAP NBD and our Department of Emergency Management should change its name to generate a less confusing acronym.)

And here’s your heat forecast – 97 degrees today they say. Not as hot as yesterday. Feel free to type in your own zip code, but I’m not sure how much “micro climates” matter today when we’re getting all this heat and smoke from the Great Central Valley with our winds going the wrong direction.

Now, relatively new Sava Pool looks like an Olympic facility IMO…

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…and relatively new Ham Rec looks like a water park:

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Arrive early, I’d say.

(And Rossi Pool didn’t make this list, IDKY.)

And look, they’re going to kick people out of King Pool at 3:15 PM to give latecomers a chance to squeeze in at 3:30 PM, looks like.

And hey, do Carnegie libraries generally have air conditioning? I think not. But look below, our DEM knows the score.

Also, “Geary Avenue.”

Also, “Lombard Avenue.”

Just saying

All right, here’s your 311 for 09/02:

“City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Saturday September 2, 2017

The following City and County of San Francisco facilities will act as cooling centers due to the high temperatures expected tomorrow. For information about cooling centers and city services and information call 3-1-1.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools
All pools will be open and free to the public Saturday, September 2:
·         King Pool – 5701 3rd Street 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
·         Sava Pool- 19th Ave & Wawona Street 8:30AM–4PM
·         North Beach Pool – 651 Lombard Ave 8:15AM–5:30PM
·         Coffman Pool – 1701 Visitation Ave 9:30AM–5PM
·         Hamilton Pool – Geary Avenue & Steiner Street 9:00AM–4:45PM
·         Garfield Pool- 26th Street & Harrison Street 9–10AM, 3:30–5PM

San Francisco Public Libraries
The following libraries have air conditioning:
·         San Francisco Main Library – 100 Larkin Street 10AM-6PM
·         Mission Bay – 960 Fourth Street 10AM-6PM
·         North Beach – 850 Columbus Avenue 10AM-6PM
·         Potrero Hill  – 1616 20th Street 10AM-6PM
·         Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street 10AM-6PM
·         Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street 10AM-6PM

Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers
The following cooling centers will be open in partnership with non-profit partners:
·         The Salvation Army, 1156 Valencia Street 10AM-6PM
·         The Salvation Army, 360 Fourth Street 10AM-6PM
·         The Salvation Army, 1450 Powell Street 10AM–6PM
·         Jewish Community Center of San Francisco -3200 10AM-6PM
·         Yerba Buena Ice Rink, 750 Folsom Street (12:00 pm to 11:00 pm Only for Seniors)

The public is urged to take make measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:

·         Drink plenty of water
·         Wear light clothing
·         Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
·         Wear a hat if you must go outside
·         Avoid strenuous activity
·         Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
·         Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down
·         Please do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is having a medical emergency or showing signs of a heat stroke. Symptoms include:
·         Extremely high body temperature 103°+
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Red, hot, dry skin (with no sweating)
·         Rapid, strong pulse
·         Throbbing headache
·         Dizziness
·         Nausea
·         Mental Confusion
·         Delirium
·         Hallucinations
·         Chills
·         Unconsciousness”