Posts Tagged ‘grand hyatt’

OMG, Those Who Raise $1000 for the Special Olympics Will Get To Rappell Down the Grand Hyatt Union Square July 22-23!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

What’s this? People rappell down the Grand Hyatt Union Square? People do.

Those people who raise enough cash for the Special Olympics Northern California do, anyway.


Via 7×7, comes news of Over The Edge 2011.

This could be you:

If you’re into this, it’s not too late to get in on the fun.

Get cracking!

Confirmed: Prius Drivers are the Worst Drivers in San Francisco

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

No, not you. You’re a peach, you average-or-better Toyota Prius driver in San Francisco. The problem is all the thousands of other drivers of Priuseses in town. You know, the left 40% of the bell curve.

What’s the deal with you all? You drive as if you’re the only people on Earth. So, if there are a lot of streetlamps on at night, don’t bother turning on your headlights cause how does it benefit you, right? And if you want to cross town, just drive through the Sunset Tunnel – no hills and no red lights! And if you want to park, just do it the way you feel, you dig? You’re entitled.

As here, where a hastily parked Prius turns busy Stockton Street into a slolom course. I mean, its rear is more in the traffic lane than not. But for a bad San Francisco Prius driver, that’s a parking job well done, now let’s find that Starbucks:

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Now don’t be talking about confirmation bias. Oh no. Just check it out for yourself, on the streets.

So, Volvo drivers are the ones who don’t know that you’re thereand Prius drivers are the ones who know that you’re there, but they just don’t care.

(And someday somebody will explain to me how the EPA mileage estimates are lower for the 2010 model than they were for the 2004 model, even though the roomier 2010 model is better in many ways and, in real life, gets better fuel economy. Did somebody mislead us about fuel economy, back in the day?)

All right Prius driver, enjoy your rolling triggerfish, but try remember that you’re not the only person in the world.

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Glub glub.

San Francisco’s Hotel Workers are Now Raising Hell at the Palace on New Montgomery

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Remember a few days back when our loud, loud, loud hotel workers were in front of the Grand Hyatt for 72 hours? Well, the party has moved South of the Slot (happy 100th, Jack London!) to 2 New Monkey Street in the SoMA.

The Palace Hotel employees didn’t look too happy.(Aaron Peskin is out of the country right now, correct?)  Check it:

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On It Goes….

The Weekend Picket Line at the Grand Hyatt Union Square was Very Loud and Disruptive

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Oh boy, this was the loudest and most disruptive hotel picket line I’ve seen in San Francisco.  Now up at the wharf hotels, back in the day, you’d see a police presence and all sorts of rules about when and where strikers could march, how much noise they could make, etc.

But not at the Grand Hyatt, scene of recent filming for NBC’s horrible Trauma TV serial. From what I could see, it was totally wide open at the 72 hour strike that ended yesterday. Anything goes so anything went.

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Steve Rhodes has 152 photos posted, but here are some more:

The protest was loud, loud, loud – kettle drum, tire iron on a iron skillet, megaphones with sirens. It was a circus.

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See that? All the bellhops and security agents had something in each of their ears – either radio speakers or earplugs. (That should keep Cal-OSHA happy.)

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Bang the drum slowly, but loudly:

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On and on they went…

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…chanting away:

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“Who’s got the power?
We got the power!
What kind of power?
Union power!”

The whole affair was national news. But Matier und Ross think that the Local 2 strikers have a weak hand to play.

Judge for yourself, after the jump.

To Be Continued…