Posts Tagged ‘golden’

Gold Mountain by David Yu: A Nice Shot of Foggy San Francisco – Orange, Orange, Orange

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Here it is – look closely:

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Two Hawks Atop an Eagle – This Pair Patrols the Skies Over SoMA and the Corrupt Twitterloin Mid-Market Area

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Look at what Bluoz spotted atop our Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:

“This is on top of the flag pole at the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at 95 7th street, corner of Mission and 7th, so if your near there, look up, because that area and the federal building across the street is pretty much home to this pair of hawks and they’re often circling above. And this golden eagle on the flag pole is one of their favorite perches.”

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Impressive!

Gumps in Union Square is Already All Ready for Christmas 2011 – Everything’s Eurocentric, Except for Buddha-Claus

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

As seen from Post Street.

Don’t miss the giant Buddha* – he’s in the mix as well:

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Merry Christmas!

* Now, you think, and I’m srsly you guys, you think maybe at some point Gumps could make a replica of the Buddha and then send the original back to Northern China whence it came? Just asking, Gump-bro. I know you have custody of it currently, from Agents of Fortune, though Accident of History, but is that the way it will always be? 

“A Qing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, carved for a summer palace in Northern China, is located in the store. It was carved in the Northern Manchurian Province of Jehol, the summer capital of the Ch’ing Emperors in the early 19th Century. The piece, the largest of its kind outside a museum, is the only item in the store that is not for sale.”

China, China, calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?

“Let’s Keep Not Paying Taxes – YAY!” Taiwan’s NMA-TV Takes on the Amazon v. State of CA Sales Tax Fight

Monday, July 18th, 2011

NMA-TV out of Taiwan, Free Republic of China, well, they’ve got us pegged. They know all about what goes on in California and they show that with pithy animated videos.

As here, with the whole Governor Jerry Brown vs. Jeff Bezos / Amazon.com sales tax / “use tax”* issue. NMA already has a proposed slogan for the statewide initiative that’s coming our way from Amazon.

See?

And here’s Jeff Bezos (fresh from swimming in a pool of his money) explaining things to California Governor Jerry Brown and our Official State Animal, who looks hungry for a little tax money.

It’s going to be a tough row to hoe getting people to vote for the Amazon tax next year, IMO.

Anyway, good job NMA-TV.

*The tax is on your “use” in CA of whatever you buy. It’s pretty much like a sales tax except it’s based on the tax rate of where you live (as opposed to sales tax, which is based upon where you buy something). 

Boy, Not Much Has Changed Since This WWII-Era Map Was Made By the Golden Pheasant Restaurant

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The five-star-rated San Francisco EATS Exhibition continues in the basement and the “6th Floor Skylight Gallery” (Note to self: Say what now, Skylight Gallery?) of our Main Public Library on Larkin.

Here’s a part of the ephemera and whatnot they’ve got down there – a useful map of the bay area with all the landmarks and cities laid out.

Enjoy:

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“San Francisco Eats showcases the culinary delights that can be found in the San Francisco Public Library’s collections dating back to the mid 19th century and will serve as a visual feast for visitors of all ages. From the Gold Rush to Slow Food, San Francisco has never stopped being a beacon of gastronomic delight.

This exhibition includes menus, historical photographs, an array of food writers, cookbooks and culinary history, ephemera such as coasters and matchbooks, and San Francisco food inventions, including gadgets and signature dishes.

Exhibition is on view in both the Jewett Gallery, Lower Level and Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor.

The San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to building its collections and welcomes your donations.  For more information on how to submit or donate, contact the San Francisco History Center at 415-557-4567.

HeadphonesCheck out the Opening Program: Food for Thought Podcast

Related Exhibitions and Events

*San Francisco Eats
Saturday, December 11, 2010 – Sunday, March 20, 2011
Main Library, Skylight Gallery – 6th Floor
Saved by the Sea
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Potrero
*Lights! Camera! Cuisine!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
North Beach
The San Francisco Cliff House
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Richmond
Western Addition’s “On the Same Page” Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Western Addition
*The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Chinatown
*Mochitsuki — Japanese Rice Cake Making Party by Kagami Kai
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Western Addition
Eddie Madril, Native American Storyteller & Dancer
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Main Library, Children’s Center – 2nd Floor
Ravenous:
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A and B
A Little Piece of Earth
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Potrero

TARGET Just Keeps on Giving to San Franciscans – Lucky “Eva E” Finds Golden Ticket in Colma

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The next time some allegedly rich allegedly yuppie-types* say something like, “…San Franciscans are supposedly ["supposedly?" what?] going elsewhere such as Colma and Serramonte for their department store fix….,” you can just point to the case of San Francisco resident Eve E. Why? Well, she just made a surprising discovery after making a run for the border to do a little shopping at one of the busiest tar-GHEY stores in the world.

Per NESTLE USA:

“The first lucky winner, Eva E. of San Francisco, presented her shiny Golden Ticket to WONKA for official verification, and it has been verified as the first genuine WONKA Golden Ticket! WONKA’s Golden Ticket delivers the Grand Prize of a lifetime: a trip around the world for the winner and three guests. The prize is worth up to $40,000.”

(You can actually go out and buy a WONKA bar? Did not know that, no sir.)

What it’s like to discover the Golden Ticket:

Charlie Bucket was lucky to have a Target near where he was living…

*Is that a slur or an attack? “Rich, Young, Urban, and Professional” – I don’t think so…

All the deets:

Extra! Extra! First Two WONKA Golden Tickets Found!

Only Eight Coveted Tickets Remain in America’s Search for “Gold”

GLENDALE, Calif., July 27 — The hunt for WONKA’s legendary Golden Tickets is now more intense than ever. Inspired by the grand search in the beloved WONKA story, new WONKA® Exceptionals chocolate bars were distributed across the country, and a WONKA Golden Ticket was placed inside 10 of them. Today, WONKA announced that two of 10 Golden Tickets have been found.

The first lucky winner, Eva E. of San Francisco, presented her shiny Golden Ticket to WONKA for official verification, and it has been verified as the first genuine WONKA Golden Ticket!WONKA’s Golden Ticket delivers the Grand Prize of a lifetime: a trip around the world for the winner and three guests. The prize is worth up to $40,000.

The second winner, Jason C. of Southaven, Miss., had his Golden Ticket verified not long after Eva.

“We’re thrilled for Eva and Jason, and can’t wait to hear more about the adventures they have planned for their globetrotting journeys,” said Patricia Bowles, spokesperson, Nestle Confections & Snacks. “This serves as a good reminder that only eight WONKA Golden Tickets remain to be found. We look forward to celebrating as more Ticket holders come forward.”

Eva found her Golden Ticket in a WONKA Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Bar purchased at a Target® store in Colma, Calif. Jason found his in a WONKA Exceptionals Domed Dark Chocolate Bar at his local Walmart® store in Southaven, Miss. The WONKA Chocolate Waterfall Bar and Domed Dark Chocolate Bar are two-of-three varieties of new WONKA Exceptionals chocolates (the third is the Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Bar). The collection of delicious chocolate can be purchased at retailers nationwide.

As for the first two Grand Prize winners, where will they go? What do they plan to do, and who will they take with them? One thing is certain: they will only be limited by their imaginations!

Ever more deets from our corporate overlords, after the jump

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Military Dolphins and Sea Lions Star at “Golden Guardian 2010″ Terrorism Drill

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Golden Guardian 2010” – it’s on!

Golden Guardian 2010 will be the sixth Full Scale Exercise (FSE) in the Governor’s Golden Guardian Exercise Series since 2004. The theme of Golden Guardian 2010 is terrorist attacks in multiple ports throughout California. The FSE will be aligned with the National Level Exercise, NLE10 (Improvised Nuclear Device in FEMA Region IX), and will take place over several days in May 2010.”

O.K. then. Joe Eskenazi has a full report with video.

A military dolphin today near AT&T Park:

On the job:

OMG, call Cute Overload. These critters salute when they’re not finding terrorists ‘n stuff:

Here’s a much better photo of a well-trained animal. Hard at work or hardly working? A military dolphin as seen in the Gulf:

Brien Aho / U.S. Navy

Never seen anything like this before…

Tomorrow’s Big Game Might be the Best Ever, If You Can Find It On TV

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Tomorrow’s Big Game between the Stanfurd Cardinals (or Trees or whatevur) and the University of California Golden Bears might prove to be the best one yet, what with both sides being in the Top 25 for the first time ever. You ought to tune in and see if the coaches are all, “What’s your deal man? No, what’s your deal, man?” 

Uh oh, which channel? Versus? (I don’t know, back in the days of analog TV everything was simple, remember?)

Now they can’t play at the Haight Street Grounds (good name for a coffee shop, non?) anymore cause The Man tore it down and put up houses,  so Palo Alto’s Stanford Stadium will have to suffice. Log on or tune in at 4:30 PM, even if you don’t like college football.

Here’s the lineup. First Cal

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..and now here’s the Cardinal:

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Hurray!

NB: Cal will lose.

The Sleepy Hooded Merganser Ducks of Golden Gate Park

Monday, March 9th, 2009

This pair of Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) are definitely taking a rest with their heads tucked in.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean they close their  golden eyes…

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As seen in the Wildfowl Pond in the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing) inside Golden Gate Park.