Posts Tagged ‘grate’

American-Made Storm Grates Put Out of Work by the Foreign Competition: SFGOV Tells You to “Shop And Dine” the 47 Square Miles of Frisco, BUT…

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

…it itself buys stuff from overseas.

See? This one’s from AJAX FOUNDRY of 45 Clementina, SF, CALIF:

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But this one’s from, well, simply, CHINA?

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I’ll tell you, if SFGov really wanted to, it could get these grates from closer to home, but apparently it don’t really want to.

One might think the greater SFGov entity was loaded with Frisco-centric contract steerers and multitudes of buy locallers, but I guess not. Not really.

Hey, remember when a former Mayor, the dude who pleaded with local families to not pick up and move to Neighboring County X, you know, back when he was Mayor, but then after he was no longer Mayor, packed and moved to … the very same Neighboring  County X. Isn’t it ironic?

Dont’cha think?

Anyway, that dude was the one who said that one of the reasons why the Santa Clara 49ers football team should no longer call itself the 49ers is because SF is 49 square miles, so this was like our trademark or something. But IRL, Frisco ain’t 49 sq mi, it’s 46.something. So did / does our dull-witted former Mayor actually believe the 49 square miles bit, like he’s DJT and somebody told him something was true one time, so he believes it?

You know, you can’t really tell.

Anyway, Shop and Dine the 49 should be Shop and Dine the 47, and in any event, SFGov shouldn’t be lecturing ppl on this issue anyway, IMO.

(It’s always Amazon Prime members who are lecturing you about Buying Local, in’nt? Or maybe it just seems that way. All these Shop Dine 49ers should have a ceremony where ppl could burn their Amazon Prime cards, IMO.)


The Richmond District’s Classiest Entranceway: Fish and Bubbles

Monday, November 14th, 2016


MIND THE GAP: Subway Grate on Market More Than Capable of Swallowing a Large Bicycle Tire

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

A huge 29-inch by 2.something wide bike tire fits in this grate near 2nd Street no problem.

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Apparently, our SFMTA MUNI loves this setup, but it’s led to accidents. Maybe they’re waiting for the Feds to fund a project to change things here, IDK.

Anyway, you really need to look out on Market near Second…

The Difference Between Willie Brown and Ed Lee: Purposefully Spraying Homeless with Water Trucks v. Purposefully Not

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Former Frisco Mayor Willie Brown:

When I was mayor, I had the Department of Public Works send the street sweepers down Market Street at 3 a.m. If you were sleeping on the streets, you knew that water truck was coming. I never got in any trouble for it, because at the same time I was spraying the homeless…”

Market looks like this after a few runs from an early morning water truck or two:

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But look at this – just the other day the driver of a water truck deliberately drove around this steam grate on Market inbound near 4th so as to not spray this guy:

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Maybe not a big difference, but it’s a difference.

The Biggest Wheels You’ll Ever See on a Camaro – Market Street, USA – Rolling in My Aught-Four – Is This Real Life?

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Hurry! It’s Halloween 2012 on Market Street, so grab your camera and go click:

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Yes, that’s a real car.

Oh here it is, gliding over the MUNI Metro grates of Monkey Station:

Thank you, drive through.

What Do You Do After Dropping Your iPhone Down the Drain on the Streets of San Francisco?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

I don’t know what you’re supposed to do in the situation.

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I guess you could start a vigil.

Let’s hope it all worked out…

What Market Street Looks Like Beneath the Subway Grates

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

It’s like this.

Looking directly down from Market Street:

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Wow, we’re messy, huh?

Justin Ryan Beck is Back! OccupySF = Hippie, Cop, Nervous Pup, Hipster, Black Power Salute, MUNI 1057 (Cincinnati, 1948)

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Famous San Francisco street photographer Justin Beck has bounced back from losing his camera on the mean Streets of San Francisco, looks like.  He’s got another Nikon to work with so that’s nice.

Check it, a canary yellow streetcar.

Is this an album cover? 

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Poor pooch. Daijoobu, daijobu. Gambate!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: How Are You Supposed to Drive Through This Kind of Steam?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Check it out, Grove Street looks like this these days:

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Uh, Actually 311 Operator, I’m NOT Your Customer – Fixing the Gaping Hole of Fell Street

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Called 311 for the first time yesterday to see about getting DPW to find a metal grate that’s going to stay put atop this hole at Fell and Masonic.

Somehow, I’m 311’s “customer” instead of just a Samaritan trying to help San Francisco govmint to its job better.

This thing is more than a foot wide – a touch dangerous, I thought:

Who had the idea to start calling taxpayers customers?

Maybe this is part of the problem?

Anyway, they wanted my phone number.

How 311 having my digits would help DPW I know not…

(Hey is there some button to push so you can talk to the 311 operator right away instead of listening to their canned spiel? I know not. Oh well.)