Posts Tagged ‘headquarters’

Science vs. Scientology: Northern California CoS HQ Gets Totally Pwned by California Academy of Sciences Banner

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

See the banner for the California Academy of Sciences on the left there? It’s right by the main entrance to the Church of Scientology’s NorCal headquarters, the scene of many protests by “Anonymous.”

See?

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What are the odds that the placement of that ad is just a coincidence?

(Oh well.)

The next time you’re in the area (right across the street from the TransAmerica Pyramid, BTW) stop by for a quick personality test, why not?

Here’s a sneak peak from Yelper Angela S on the Yelp.

Enjoy:

“As soon as we walked in we were asked to sign in – name (fake), address (San Francisco, CA), phone number (mix of my cell and land line – yes, those do still exist).  The man told us we could walk through at our own pace and then he’d give us a two minute spiel at the end.  We walked through reading some of the plaques that were ALL about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder.  L. Ron Hubbard’s books were sprinkled  everywhere.  When we got to the back there was a small area with maybe 60 chairs – it creeped me out.  I’m not sure why but it reminded me of a funeral home. I felt very out of place and felt that at any moment they could lock us in. After speeding by a few more plaques and pictures of you guessed it – L. Ron Hubbard we came across this ancient looking device.  The man from the front came over and said it was a “stress tester” and I immediately volunteered (at this point my date is wondering how fast he can drop me off). I held these silver canisters in my hands and watched this needle.

Scientologist: How’s work is going?
A: Fine.
Scientologist: What is your boss’ name?
A: Erica
[Needle was pretty steady.]
Scientologist: What’s your Mom’s name?
A: Pat
[Needle moves up a bit.]
Scientologist: What’s your Dad’s name?
A: Bob.
[Needle jumps.]
Scientologist: Ah…there is some tension with your Dad!
A: No, in fact, I am closer to him than my Mom. (I do understand why that’s a safe bet – most of my friends have issues with their Dad.)
[Scientologist ignores this comment and moves on.]
Scientologist: Are you married or dating?
A: This guy right here.  (I should write a book on what not to do when you just start dating someone.)
[Needle moves up a bit.]
Scientologist: Well what would you say is causing you the most stress in your life right now? (Reminded me of when Kramer pretended to be the movie phone guy, “Well why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you want to see?”)
A: Um…well things are pretty good.  I guess my friend, Ashley, who is really depressed.
[Needle jerks and hits the max]
Scientologist: Ohhhh, don’t tell me she is taking medication. [Shakes head disapprovingly.]
A: Um is that bad? [Flash back to Tom Cruise screaming at Matt Lauer about how terrible anti-depressants are.] (I glance at my date who has a look of sheer terror on his face.)
Scientologist: Anti-depressants only mask the problem.  It doesn’t solve anything.  Come over here.
[We reluctantly walk over to the L. Ron Hubbard library where he pulls out two books.]
Scientologist: I recommend that you give this book to Ashley and this one you should read.
A: Ok well thanks for your time and allowing us to look around.  I’ll think about those books.
Scientologist: Sure come back anytime.
[Date shook hands with Scientologist and asked his name again.  Date used his real name.  D'OH!]“

Bevan Dufty Campaign HQ Kickoff (and Pancake Breakfast) a Huge Success in the Castro This AM

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

A couple hundred souls (more or less) packed into 2280 Market this morning to eat pancakes and help former Supervisor Bevan Dufty break in his new campaign headquarters.

Smiles everybody, smiles:

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Wow, that’s a lot of phone lines. No robocalls for this campaign let’s hope:

San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros was on hand to introduce Bevan to all the supporters:

Bon Courage, Bevan Dufty!

Please join us for a fun morning at the NEW Bevan Dufty for Mayor Campaign Headquarters. Join long time supporters, new volunteers and neighbors for a TEAM BEVAN pancake breakfast and signature drive kickoff event on Saturday June 11th. Come enjoy conversation and learn about opportunities available to all volunteers and donors. It is an opportunity to hear Bevan share his vision for the future of San Francisco and begin a grassroots field effort to spread out into our great neighborhoods.

NEW Bevan Dufty for Mayor Campaign Headquarters
2280 Market Street (near Noe)
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 11 · 10:00am – 11:00am

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134320726645369
www.bevandufty.com

RSVP: 415-864-VOTE (8683)

rsvp @ bevandufty.com “

Join Bevan Dufty for Breakfast Saturday: Kicking Off Mayor Campaign HQ on June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10th, 2011

It begins.

It begins with a free breakfast.

Deets below:

Please join us for a fun morning at the NEW Bevan Dufty for Mayor Campaign Headquarters. Join long time supporters, new volunteers and neighbors for a TEAM BEVAN pancake breakfast and signature drive kickoff event on Saturday June 11th. Come enjoy conversation and learn about opportunities available to all volunteers and donors. It is an opportunity to hear Bevan share his vision for the future of San Francisco and begin a grassroots field effort to spread out into our great neighborhoods.

NEW Bevan Dufty for Mayor Campaign Headquarters
2280 Market Street (near Noe)
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 11 · 10:00am – 11:00am

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134320726645369
www.bevandufty.com

RSVP: 415-864-VOTE (8683)

rsvp @ bevandufty.com “

CW Nevius Recalls the Past 365 Days Living in the 415 – Rediscovers “Ocean – and a Bay”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Our CW Nevius is at it again, celebrating a year of life in the Big City.

Leave us begin:

1. “The Board of Supervisors: …definitely a greater tone of civility and cooperation.”

Well, that’s what happened when we lost your petulant, petulant buddy Gavin Newsom, right?

2. “Twitter moves to Mid-Market: The symbolism cannot be overestimated.”

Uh, Twitter moving from Third and Mission to Tenth and Market, that’s your exciting thing, Nevius? Here’s a little backgrounder for you from Gerry Shih, you know, since the story starts before you moved to town:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

“Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

You’re celebrating this, huh Nevius?

Oh, and is windblown Tenth and Market any more blighted than ugly Third and Folsom? (Not to my knowledge…)

“3. North Beach Library”

This is number three? Boy, your fuel pump is sucking air already, Nev.

“4. Parkmerced development: … there was talk…”

Don’t worry too much about what people say about your buddy David Chiu – he’ll do fine. (BTW, anything that replaces the current Parkmerced, even a toxic waste dump, would be an improvement. You rent controllers, well, things will prolly work out for you. Nothing is Forever, of course…)

“5. Interim Mayor Ed Lee: Admit it, you’ve been surprised.”

Uh, no I won’t admit it. You see, Nev, you’re at the bottom of the intellectual pyramid and Edwin Lee is at the top. Don’t you acknowledge this? And don’t you come off as a little patronizing when you use your words this way? Yes you do.

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And this is the point of your entire bit? Basically, this is what you’re saying:

Vote for Edwin Lee, Mayor of San Francisco.

How many times, in so many words, have you said this before? How many times will you say this again?

Face it Nevius, you’re a fraud. You’re extremely lucky to have your job.

Just saying, Bro.

Anyway, welcome to San Francisco….

SFMR11: Campaign HQ Kickoff for Senator Leland Yee a Huge Success – Hundreds on Hand at 710 Van Ness – Our Next Mayor?

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

[UPDATE: Dan Schreiber has the deets.]

This was the scene, or part of the scene upstairs, at the new Leland Yee for Mayor of San Francisco Headquarters on the corner of Turk and Van Ness.*

They’re claiming 500 souls were there this AM – I had to leave early so I don’t know – but nobody turns out crowds in San Francisco the way Leland does, that’s for sure .

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And here’s a shot from later in the day from David Elliot Lewis:

So, you multiply the hundreds of people times the level of enthusiasm and the product is unmatched so far in this mayoral race.

Bon courage, Leland Yee.

*The former location of Wolf Camera, IIRC, back in the PDE, the pre-digital era…

SFMR11: City Attorney Dennis Herrera Kicks Off Campaign Headquarters on California Bet. Polk and Van Ness

Monday, February 28th, 2011

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera kicked off his new campaign HQ at 1645 California Saturday morning.

Due to the size of the crowd and the room it was in, this is the best I do. Cold camera immersed into a warm room =

So, I couldn’t stick around. Would have been nicer to have a bigger space for the latecomers…

Oh, here we go, here’s the Big Board, showing where some of his supporters live:

The San Francisco Examiner’s Bruce Begin has the deets of the busy weekend past…

Yes on Proposition G Headquarters Opens in the Castro – Fix MUNI Now Kicks Off

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

From SF FYI Net came the news of the kickoff of the Yes on Prop G HQ down in the Castro this AM. See?

August 21, 2010 – Saturday

Fix Muni Now – Yes on G Headquarters Opening
When: August 21, 2010 – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to ll:30 a.m.
Where: 538 Castro, San Francisco
What: Kickoff Headquarters opening for Yes on G.
Information:
info@fixmuninnow.com

A throng gathered at 538 Castro* near 18th Street to hear Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, District 8 Supervisor hopeful Scott Wiener** and others get the volunteers fired up.

Via N Judah

Frankly, I can’t see this one losing. Check out Prop G propaganda/news links after the jump. 

*Shared with Scott Wiener – he has the left-side window box and the rear of the space while Yes on G has the right side and the front. It’s quite cozy.

“*Wiener dogs come from Vienna” – that’s how you remember how to write his name. Maybe this spelling will come naturally to me before the race against Rafael Mandelman and Rabecca Prozan ends come November.

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Well-Wishers Bring Too Many Balloons to Obama Headquarters

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This was the scene at 939 Market the other day when well-wishers sent so many celebratory balloons to Obama Biden HQ that there was trouble getting them all inside.

Such are the troubles of a front runner.  

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Will you take today or tomorrow off from work to volunteer, as Barack asked you to?

Another Balloon Delivery for Obama on San Francisco’s Market Street

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Obama ’08 Headquarters at 939 Market Street near Fifth receives yet another delivery of oversized balloons from well-wishers.

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They barely fit through the front door

Ron Dudum’s Campaign for San Francisco District 4 Supervisor Kicks Off

Friday, August 1st, 2008

This was the scene at Ron Dudum’s campaign headquarters on 2239 Taraval between 32nd & 33rd Avenue at his recent open house. Campaign Manager Tuan Nguyen is saying some of their recent events have attracted over 100 supporters.

Per Tuan:

“The Ron Dudum for Supervisor Campaign  will push forward and continue to gain new voters with the strong neighborhood support of locals.  This campaign is not about race or ethnic identification.  This is an opportunity for Ron Dudum,  a Sunset native, and District 4 to bring our experience, enthusiasm, and uniquely Sunset concerns to City Hall.”

It’s August so things are hotting up in this foggy district. Read about Supervisor Carmen Chu‘s “big money” race against Ron here.

To be continued…