Posts Tagged ‘grove’
Sacrilicious! Homeless Man Rudely Discards a King James on Grove Street – You Won’t Believe What Happened NextTuesday, April 8th, 2014
Here’s your bible story and there it is, having been thrown onto a crosswalk of Grove by a homeless person about 30 seconds earlier:
But lo, a passing jogger picked up the bible and put it back from whence it came, on top of a garbage bin:
The whole transaction from bin to street to bin took about a minute.
This has been Sacrilicious! Homeless Man Rudely Discards a King James on Grove Street – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
New Warriors Arena to be Slightly Lower, Assuming It Gets Built in the First Place – Artist’s ConceptionTuesday, November 12th, 2013
So, unlike the disastrous America’s Cup and 8 Washington campaigns, the Golden State Warriors project is based around stuff that San Franciscans can actually benefit from.
So that’s a good sign.
Remember, the more you complain now, the better this deal gets for San Francisco. You the public are the bad cop and genial SFGov figurehead Ed Lee is the good cop. And of course the good cop won’t be able to get the best deal possible for San Francisco without the bad cop.
If Ed Lee doesn’t like this game, then he can just retire, right? Or go back to his old job the way he promised to in the first place, right?
It’s too bad that Oakland will lose its team.
OMG, the SFPD is Now Using Radar Guns to Enforce the New Lower Speed Limit on Masonic – “It’s an Illegal Outrage!”Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Well, gee, this is new.
First of all, I’ve never seen the SFPD driving around in one of their new-fangled Ford Taurus POLICE INTERCEPTERS*
And second of all, I can’t recall seeing the SFPD using handheld radar guns pointed out the rolled-down window of a radio car,** in all my years.
An officer “likes” his Kustom Signals Directional Talon Radar Gun, pointed southward on Masonic Boulevard over the Labor Day weekend:
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A bystander on one of the gratuitously super-wide sidewalks of Masonic said that this cop using radar on this street was, “an outrage, an illegal outrage.”
Which I don’t think is true, actually.
The SFPD has said for a long time it uses radar for speed enforcement, but its spokespeople are cagey about it, I don’t know why.
Now I’ll tell you, this scene was south of Fulton (which of course has a much higher maximum speed (35 MPH at least in the Richmond)), compared with Masonic’s 25 MPH) betwixt Hayes and Grove and most of the speeding goes on north of Fulton, in the hilly area south of Anza, where there are just two signals and they are more or less synced.
Anyway, in a land where we can’t put up proper cell phone towers, the police are allowed to point radar guns at you from cars.
*Which is just a ridiculous name for a car. Intercepter actually can mean something in a military*** setting, but using the term for a regular old police car is 100% marketing. How about “heavy-duty” or “police special” instead, Ford, you know, for your ugly, ugly big-on-the-outside, small-on-the-inside Taurus?
***Yes, the US Coast Guard is a branch of the military, the smallest branch, AAMOF.
On most streets, nobody’s going to stop you, so why not do it?
The only downside would be causing an accident, ’cause you could have some liability there.
But see? These gals are Doin’ It Right – they parked in the middle of the block. Whatever you do, don’t park too close to a cross-street:
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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Big Ben, c’mon?
Ah, yeah, 10-4, Big Ben, for sure, for sure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon.
Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Big Ben, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy.
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy…
Well the announcement is officially coming this AM, but Messrs. Matier und Ross already have the skivvy on the brand-new, slightly-more-NIMBY-friendly proposal.
And, here, check the latest illustrations.
From the former proposal, a silvery looming UFO with kayak access…
…to the new proposal, a slightly lower silvery looming UFO without kayak access:
So Warriors, take that 13% rate down to 3% and then you might have something, you might have a privately-financed stadium deal.
Now let’s review our waterfront proposals.
The America’s Cup deal was poorly-negotiated on purpose so we could pay for Larry Ellison’s ego trip. It’s an ongoing travesty.
And 8 Washington is corruption.
But this here arena proposal seems OK fine to me, more or less.
I’ll now invite the rich, property-owning NIMBYs of SoMA to move to Fairfield, where 15% of the houses are in foreclosure.