Posts Tagged ‘hearst’

Ah Berkeley, Nuclear-Free Since 1986, Sort of – Shutting Down the UC Berkeley Nuclear Reactor at 2521 Hearst Ave in 1987

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The More You Know:

University of California officials have decided to shut down a 20-year-old nuclear reactor on the Berkeley campus, saying the “political hassling” it sparked outweighed its usefulness. University of California officials have decided to shut down a 20-year-old nuclear reactor on the Berkeley campus, saying the “political hassling” it sparked outweighed its usefulness.

The gymnasium-sized basement of Etcheverry Hall (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering) once housed a complete nuclear reactor. It was removed when the City of Berkeley declared itself nuclear-free…”

Did Hearst Editor-At-Large Phil Bronstein Really Go On Patrol with the Guardian Angels in the Mission Last Friday?

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Dragon-fighting alligator wrestler Phil Bronstein claims to have gone on patrol with the out-of-control San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels last Friday en la Mision, but, but there have been zero (0) reports of concomitant mayhem since then.

I smell a rat.

Mission Mission had something something about it, but where are accounts, where are the reports of something like a couple dozen Norteños checking into the SF General?

I mean, is this a real photo?

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Only Time Will Tell…

Kitteh Deer Deer Kitteh! – Remembering Our Real Life Citizen Kane – The Hearst Building at 3rd and Market

Monday, January 10th, 2011

You want to be immortal, to live forever? Well then build monuments to yourself the way that Hearst guy did. (If you told me his first name, I’d remember it, but otherwise, I don’t know recall his first name.)

Except that that plan doesn’t work so people forget you after you die.

Anyway, here’s the huge piece mounted on top of the main entrance – you’re probably looking at 15 or so feet worth of facade:

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See the pattern? It goes:

Kitteh Deer Deer Kitteh

Deer Kitteh Kitteh Deer

Kitteh Deer Deer Kitteh

Deer Kitteh Kitteh Deer

Kitteh Deer Deer Kitteh

Remember, kittehs are everywhere, you just need to know where to look.

Magazines to Advertise the Greatness of Magazines: “The Power of Print” Campaign

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Magazines suck these days, right kids? Oh, wait a sec, maybe not. That’s the message coming out of the “4A’s [AAAA, the American Association of Advertising Agencies] Leadership / Media Conference that kicked off yesterday at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Check it:

“The leaders of five major magazine companiesCharles H. Townsend, Condé Nast; Cathie Black, Hearst Magazines; Jack Griffin, Meredith Corporation; Ann Moore, Time Inc.; and Jann Wenner, Wenner Media—today jointly announced the launch of one of the largest print advertising campaigns ever created to promote the vitality of magazines as a medium.”

O.K. then. Here’s the campaign logo – how many fonts from different mags do you recognize? Hint: “Es” is from Esquire (but even I knew that. I got the “M” and the “g” right as well, but everything else…)

Y&R NY made a clever graphic, I’ll give you that. But whenever you hear a Betty harshing on a Veronica, you start to think that the Betty is playing a losing game. For example, how bon are these mots?

“We Surf the Internet. We Swim in Magazines.”

“Will the Internet Kill Magazines? Did Instant Coffee Kill Coffee?”

Oh well. Look forward to seeing this ad in a few months:  

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In short, magazines, magazines, magazines!

In short, Magazine Fever – Catch It.

In short, Grawwwwwwwk!!!!! goes the dinosaur.

All the deets, after the jump.

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Should We Bring Back the Bear Pit at Golden Gate Park?

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Everybody knows about the bison of Golden Gate Park, but history of the Bear Pit, which used to be near the Childrens Playground(?), is not as well-known. Big Grizzlies (like Monarch Bear, the “biggest in captivity“) and Black Bears were kept in what looks to be a very small area.

These days, the Grizzly Bears of San Francisco live in what appears to be a vastly superior environment.

But you make the call – check out the Hearst Grizzly Gulch at the 80 year old San Francisco Zoo when you can. Watch the orphan sister bears from Montana and see how much they frolic.

See you there!

2008 is a Bad Year for the Day Laborers on Hearst Avenue in Berkeley, CA

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

There looked to be about 60 day laborers hanging around looking for work on (William Randolph) Hearst Avenue on the west si-iide in Berkeley the other day.

What does Truitt & White, “the Professional Builder’s Choice,” think about the advisability of employing the people on the street in front of their store?

We will not make any recommendations on using the Day Labor standing on Hearst Avenue or the surrounding area.”

Fair enough. What is the typical rate of pay? No matter, business is not good these days. Not good at all.

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