As promised, here’s Katie Couric’s postcard to the 415, recorded inside a minivan as she was heading down to SFO a few days back:
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How Much Does Katie Couric Loooove San Francisco? Check Out Her New Goodie-Bag-in-the-Minivan YouTubeMonday, August 27th, 2012
You know, like he’s had too much caffeine or taurine or whathaveyou.
You can’t just start a right on red and then hope it all works out, oh no. Cause then what happens is that peds will go around the crosswalk behind you. Thusly:
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So, duuuuuuude, hey dude, lay off the Red Bull.
Here’s another shot, with more contrast. It shows the classy URL of the Rockstar. See? By the time ROCKST★R Founder Russell Goldencloud Weiner (son of right-wing radio host Michael Savage!) hopped aboard the energy drink train, www.RockStar.com was already taken. So he added the number 69 as a differentiator for the URL.
Stay classy, ROCKST★R!
1. Slow down, Rockstar driver! You’ll give yourself a heart attack;
2. Stay classy, Rockstar founder! Heh, “69″ heh. You so crazy!
Hot Ticket: Gavin Newsom Returns to SF and the Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM Has Him, September 8th, 2011Friday, September 2nd, 2011
If you think you might be into it, get you tickets now, ’cause this joint is going to sell out with a quickness:
“On Thursday, September 8th, we will be hosting the program Gavin Newsom: The Man, the Issues and the State of California, to discuss California and Gavin Newsom’s new role as Lieutenant Governor. This should be a great opportunity to hear from San Francisco’s recently departed mayor, and California’s newly elected Lieutenant Governor, on his new role and the state of affairs in Sacramento.
Uh Oh: Is Our Cafe Gratitude Running Afoul of CA’s “Tip Pooling” Law? – “Direct Table Service” and “Chain of Service”Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Comes now Cafe Gratitude server Sarah Stevens, who alleges that she is:
“…required to participate in an unreasonable and uncustomary tip pooling scheme that leaves her with a very small percentage of the tips she earns as a server. Specifically, Stevens alleges that after tipping out 20% of her daily tips to the “central kitchen” — an offsite kitchen on 14th street — Stevens then splits the remaining 80% of her tips equally with all of the Café Gratitude staff, including the “shift leaders” and retail employees.”
Improper involuntary tip pooling? No thank you!
Today’s special – Greens ‘n Gruel. All right, eat up, after you thank me!
Per John Birdsall, CG is engaging in shady behavior:
Uh Oh. If Sarah can prove what she’s saying, she’ll have a nice case against CG, leaving aside other issues, like her not getting proper breaks ‘n stuff like that.
‘Cause our Department of Industrial Relations does not approve of servers splitting tips with anyone who doesn’t provide “direct table service.”
“According to a California court, Labor Code Section 351 allows involuntary tip pooling. Therefore, your employer can require that you share your tips with other staff that provide service in the restaurant. In this regard, it’s DLSE’s position that when a tip pooling arrangement is in effect, the tips are to be distributed among the employees who provide “direct table service.” Such employees could conceivably include waiters and waitresses, busboys, bartenders, host/hostesses and maitre d’s. Employees who do not provide direct table service and who do not share in the tip pool include dishwashers, cooks, and chefs, except in restaurants where the chefs prepare the food at the patron’s table, in which case the chef may participate in the tip pool. Additionally, tip pooling cannot be used to compensate the owner(s), manager(s), or supervisor(s) of the business, even if these individuals should provide direct table service to a patron.”
(California’s laws are biased towards waitstaff at the expense of food preparers, IMO, for whatever reason.)
[UPDATE: Stop the presses! An employment lawyer in the Comments section has just pointed out the "chain of service" concept that some judges worked out a couple years ago. News to me. Anyway, the trend is that our courts are more accepting of mandatory tip pooling schemes than they were a few years back. But still, management has to keep its paws off of tip money in CA no matter what.]
Anyway, from where I’m sitting, this looks like game, set, and match for server Sarah. You hear that, restaurant owners? This is a dead bang, this is a lead pipe cinch. Just saying.
Owing to Program 4 at the San Francisco Ballet, I missed my chance to see Steve Wozniak emcee the Bay City Bombers’ season opener last weekend. But this short vid eases the pain. Will this Apple co-founder join in on the fun in the near future?
You Make The Call.
The Woz at Kezar Pavilion on Stanyan last Saturday:
Your next chance to pay $10 to see banked tracked roller derby comes up May 1st, 2010, when Orlando’s finest rollers come to town.
See you there!