Posts Tagged ‘great’
Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay During Our Great Drought – The Bay Looks Tough To Get In And Out Of These DaysWednesday, September 30th, 2015
Here’s a snapshot from last year…
…and here’s a snapshot from this year:
A Couple Things Wrong with “Mayor Lee’s SHOP & DINE in the 49″ Initiative – Is SF Really 49 Square Miles?Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Well, no it’s not. Add together all the land of San Francisco County, even including all the landfill and the Farallones and Alcatraz and even including the slivers of islands we only have small parts of, like Angel Island and Red Rock Island and Alameda Island, all of it, is only just 46 point something square miles.
Don’t you people know that?
So 7×7 = 49, yeah sure, that’s a good start, but what about the Great San Francisco Bight? (Or bite, either way.) A big part of our Upper Left is missing, right?
So you’re the great cheerleaders for the City and County but you don’t even know what it looks like, right?
Is this pedantry what I’m committing? Well, you tell me, babe. Hey, let’s talk about the other Mayor who got appointed by Mayor Willie Brown – let’s hear something from Gavin Newsom:
“We can sue – we’re a 49 square mile city, founded in 1849, by the 49’ers. The city [Santa Clara] can’t take the name 49’ers.”
Well leaving aside the facts that SF wasn’t founded in 1849 and it wasn’t founded by 49’ers (who actually lived far to the east of SF in 1849), and that some 49’ers settled in Santa Clara as well, leaving all that aside, we’re not a 49 square mile city, right? So that shouldn’t be a any part of a legal argument about where any NFL stadium should be, right? Until at least one of our Mayors gets things right, this pattern will continue. Right?
(And check the video – if that’s what he’s like post-“rehab,” what was he like before?)
Anyway, how about Get Your Kicks in the 46, you know, instead? I’m sure our NikeTown would like that one. Or, rounding up, you could go with Shopping Heaven in the 47?
Oh, and the other thing is that telling people to only shop in the county where they reside, which is more or less what we’re doing here, is a baaaaaad idea for a tourist town like Frisco.
Oh, and another thing is, gee, is this kind of feel-good thing effective? No, but you’re trying to throw struggling boutiques a bone? OK. But with stuff like this?
Having breakfast/lunch/dinner @__________, my favorite place to #shopdine49
I’m making a difference by shopping and dining in the 49 this holiday season #shopdine49
I support local businesses and I love my neighborhood. #shopdine49″
Why would a normal person follow any of these suggestions?
OMG, It’s the Great San Francisco Structures Map 2012! 134 Buildings Under Construction, Approved, Etc…Monday, June 25th, 2012
But don’t tell the San Francisco Bay Guardian, oh no. They won’t want to see certain buildings, like 8 Washington,* on this list.
Anyway, here it is, via Claudia Siegel, the San Francisco Business Times San Francisco Structures map 2012.
What an odd pattern of development, non?
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Those West-side NIMBYs sure are strong, huh?
All the places, as of June 2012, after the jump.
*Putting 8 Washington/Rose Pak on the ballot this Fall? Sure, why not?
Build It and They Will Come: Tourists Have Already Found the New Dottie’s True Blue Cafe on 6th StreetMonday, January 23rd, 2012
Well, it will be tougher to murder people sight unseen at the corner of Sixth and Stevenson from now on, as this shot from Bluoz shows.
Via Bluoz – click to expand
You open on Friday and then have lines out the door on Saturday – that’s how it goes in the 415.
OMG, Fancy Food Show 2012 at Moscone Center a Huge Success – Continues ‘Til Tuesday – Our Great Recession is OverMonday, January 16th, 2012
Like this. Can you see the Canadian Pavilion and the German? This is less than 10% of the exhibit hall space. It would take you hours to check out all the exhibitors:
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Now if you want, you can pay your $60 to check things out for yourself, but expect to find a trade show – it’s not oriented towards consumers at all. But every last food trend you could imagine (and some you could not) is in the house and everybody’s handing out samples and related swag.
And every last nook and cranny of Moscone North and South is filled up. The place is hopping. I expected to see at least a few attendees bummed out over the state of the economy, but I didn’t. The Great Recession is Over, people.
This truly is a world-class* event, as defined.
Bon courage, people of Fancy Food Fest ’12!
*The tedious cliche “world-class” was overused in the 415 already by former Mayor Gavin Newsom and those in his administration and, now, the current Ed Lee holdover administration (which is basically the same people but with rearranged titles) has stepped up its use. IRL, not everything what touches the City and County is “world-class,” capiche? And, IRL, not everything what touches San Francisco needs to be “world-class.”
So, why don’t we save this term for events and organizations where it truly applies, like for outfits like the San Francisco Ballet (oh, the debut of Onegin kicks off the 2012 Season on January 27th, get your tickets here) for instance? All right, carry on.
OMG, this is it. [Cue O Fortuna]
You can’t beat that.
(I guess Ike won that NIMBY war after all. Good for him.)
Count of Monte Chase-O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
and then soothe
as fancy takes it;
but Hot Momma Huda
melts them like ice.
Fate – monstrous
you whirling wheel,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
you plague Ike Shehadeh too;
now through trickery,
I bring my bare back
to your NIMBY villainy.
Fate, in health
and in virtue,
is against me,
and weighted down,
So at this hour
pluck the vibrating string;
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me
The Great Parking Lot of Northern San Francisco Gets Greened Over – 700 Free Parking Spots Gone at Main PostWednesday, October 26th, 2011
Not that I care about the lost parking spaces…
Check out the video, right here:
I think Don Fisher of The Gap paid for this operation what cost millions.
The Presidio people were supposed to have reopened the moribund Main Post Theatre by now but the Infamous NIMBYs of the Marina District and the Greedy Owners of Nearby Movie Theatres put a stop to that.