Posts Tagged ‘green’

New Paint for “The Wiggle” – It Takes a Village

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A huge number of workers and white trucks were all about the upper Lower Haight area today

This could be a sign that all the tinkering of the past few years is done:

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We’ll see:

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Festive Holiday Drank – No Filter – Conclusion: Red + Green = Christmastime

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Believe it’s a strawberry / lime combo. This is how it comes out. Enjoy:

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Merry Christmas, Merry Part.

Turns Out This Giant Mystery Signpost in Golden Gate Park is Merely Going to Say, “The Panhandle”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Man, this installation took a long time, man:

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And now it’s here, in a rather over-engineered fashion, some might think:

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I guess this is what they mean by “wayfinding,” for all those people who suddenly forget which part of Golden Gate Park they’re in:

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It almost looks like a map of Oklahoma, non?

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Hashtag: #THEPANHANDLEISOK!

So IDK, man. What’s the point of this? You know, if this sign went up back in the day, in the age that it’s aping, that would be a different matter. But IRL, it’s just expensive faux Victorian / Edwardian crap, similar to the twee benches also recently installed as part of some “safety” project.

I just don’t get this, man.

The Most Proper Alfa Romeo I’ve Seen in Frisco, in All My Years – A 1750 Berlina, Born in the ’60s

Friday, December 1st, 2017

See what I mean? Proper:

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As seen on Fulton, at a red light, talking with the driver of this other aging Alfa, which just happened to be in the neighboring lane:

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Let’s just say Frisco is un sanctuario per aging Alfas, perche no?

Frisco’s Opt Out System for Useless Telephone Book Delivery Isn’t Working, and Here’s the Proof

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Here’s the official opt out webpage, but it don’t work.

What happens is that deliverers count the number of units in a building and then leave that exact number on your stoop regardless of anybody opting out. Really, this is a lot easier than consulting some Do Not Deliver list.

So, a 3-unit building:

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And a 14-unit building:

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And another 3-unit building:

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See how that works?

So:

  1. Frisco’s vaunted opt out system doesn’t work.
  2. Nobody wants these useless, bulky ad books anyway, so that makes things obvious that Frisco’s vaunted opt out system doesn’t work.
  3. Phone books haven’t been relevant since they took out the Rainbow Grocery 20% off coupons.

Attention YP: Nobody in town wants your products.

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The Safety Trees of Masonic – Somehow These New Median Trees from the SFMTA will Increase Safety – Somehow

Friday, November 17th, 2017

On it goes, the changes at the 3000 feet of Masonic north of Fell:

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SFMTA Incompetence on Display: Giving Over 30 Seconds of Flashing “DON’T WALK” on Wide Geary Blvd, But Just 12 Seconds on Wide Fell Street

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Here’s Geary:

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And here’s Fell at Baker, which flashes DON’T WALK for 12 seconds after giving ppl over 30 seconds of green WALK.

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I mean, this is exactly wrong. Why not have 12 seconds of WALK and then over 30 of DON’T WALK instead?

Of course Geary is wider, but not all that much wider.

This situation makes no sense.

Now it might make sense to the SFMTA, which blows with the wind with its half-assed approach to safety.

But in the turning world outside of the SFMTA, this situation at Fell and Baker makes no sense. And mind you, this intersection was the subject of recent SFMTA boasting about how much the SFMTA has done for us here…

Twee Overload: Another Non-Safety-Related, Non-Improvement “Safety” “Improvement” for the Panhandle – How Does This Pole Help?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Somehow, Rec and Park is trying to turn Golden Gate Park into some kind of old-school, National Park fantasyland, like something out of Every Day Is Like Sunday, these days.

So we’re paying for stuff like these Edwardian-era wooden benches, which to me don’t match the Panhandle’s current situation.

(Speaking of which, the wooden graffiti benches are getting used, but perhaps not by those intended by RPD. So people will check-in in the daytime, then you see them still there at the end of the day, and then they’re still there the next day, not that I care, but I question how much RPD knows about GGP, and the Panhandle part of it in particular.)

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Anywho, that’s your background. And here’s what’s new:

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The concrete base has been at this location for a while now. I was thinking it could be for an LED light pole, but I was also thinking I’d be wrong. Turns out we’re getting a sign.

What will it say? Prolly the Rec and Park board would prefer something not allowed, such as ED LEE GETS IT DONE, XXX OOO, RPD, but maybe it will say, “Golden Gate Park?”

IDK.

Now what I think RPD should do is widen the neighboring multi-use path that abuts Fell, but that might be too much of a heavy lift for them, oh well.

On it goes…

Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Friday, October 13th, 2017

This was the vision, mostly that of landed gentry millionaires with Strong Ideas about How Things Should Look:

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And this is the reality, of Life in the 94117:

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And this is the kind of post-vandalism fix-it job you can expect from Rec and Park, about a week or two after residents call the 311:

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Not saying I could do better, but we’re down to bare wood here people, with no finish at all on all, pretty soon, looks like.

This vignette makes me think Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

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How Well-Matched are Rec & Parks’ Brand-New and Quite Twee Wooden Benches with the Panhandle? Let’s Take a Look

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Not well-matched at all, it would seem:

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(Also, free hair curler!)

Here’s your background.

(Hey, is our RPD Board older, whiter, richer, and more suburbanite-minded than the locals they are employed to serve? You tell me, Babe. You tell me.)

Anyway, workers will take off these scribbles by removing the remaining surface treatment on these old-tyme, Elizabethan wooden slats, and then we’ll see how it goes…