Here’s your morning drive, 7:45 AM-ish, between Union Square and the Financial on vaunted Market Street:
Posts Tagged ‘illegal’
Market Street Inbound: Two Feet Left Betwixt the Frito-Lay/Coca Cola Trucks and the Historic Street Car TracksThursday, June 23rd, 2016
License Plate Update: It’s Not Just Bridge Toll Evaders, Now Law Enforcement Likes to Use Paper “Dealer Plates” – A Strange ConvoyWednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Here we go – mercy sakes alive, looks like we’ve got us a convoy, on Webster Street. Who inside? IDK, prolly a VIP from some authoritarian regime, like the Peoples Republic of somewhere or some other place where they occasionally need to roll the tanks through the capital to maintain power. Here’s the driver, with a giant black Mercedes / Chrysler Sprinter maxi-van with tinted windows:
Well, fair enough, it’s a free country over here, right? But what’s this – no license plates? Is that kosher? Could it be a violation of the California Vehicle Code Section 5200? Mmmm. Or maybe this van was bought just last week, down in the OC*?
And who’s running with flashing red and blue lights in the convoy? An escort of about eight SUVs with illegally tinted front windows and, guess what, more paper license plates:
Oh whoops, here’s an SUV with a regular plate, the only one I could see:
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of thing.
Ugly New Statue Appears South of Market – Like the Goddess of Democracy But Without Arms – “Venus de Rent Control”Monday, June 13th, 2016
A little closer and now it looks out of focus, non? The buildings in front and behind look to be in focus, but not the thing itself.
And here it is. (I swear this is in focus.)
Anyway, just like the real Goddess of Democracy, this thing was made in China, for better or worse.
Here Comes The Judge, the Taurus Judge, a Five-Shot Revolver Banned in CA But Promoted in Frisco – An “Everyday Gun”Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
On newsstands now, ‘neath pop star! and look chic!
(And look, this isn’t a very special weapon for her, it’s just an “EVERYDAY GUN.”)
You’d think the hand model would have a finger or two on the trigger, but no, for some reason.
Now don’t try buying one in California as it’s considered a sawed-off shotgun:
“Though Taurus deliberately designed the Judge to fire shotshells, the Judge does not qualify as a “short-barreled shotgun” under the National Firearms Act of 1934 as its rifled barrel makes it a regular handgun. However, the Judge is considered a short-barreled shotgun under California state law, which has a broader definition of “short-barreled shotgun,” and the Judge is thus illegal to possess in that state.“
Anyway, this was quite an arresting image as I passed by the magazine rack…
If You Think Frisco Govt Moves Slowly, Just Park Your Car in Front of a Garage Door – You WILL Get Towed, VERY QUICKLYWednesday, May 25th, 2016
What’s in this scene? Well, there are two BMWs and one Prius playing supporting roles, but the stars are the Subaru wagon blocking the driveway of the garaged Audi.
Man, it’s go-time, cause yoga pants has her iPhone out – that means that a city-dispatched tow truck is already on its way. This particular Subie was gone with a quickness:
I think the goal for SFGov is to have a tow truck on scene within a half hour. That’s lightning fast action for our normally somnolent City Family.
Anyway, this is Life on the Streets of San Francisco…
Who Owns the Streets of San Francisco? This Cleaning Company from Burlingame, Apparently – “CCSI” v. Telstar LogisticsFriday, May 20th, 2016
Here you go – look who’s parking on busy Fulton, smack dab in the middle of the street:
It’s CCSI, whatever that is. Oh, it’s a cleaning company out of Burlingame? So what gives them the right to park illegally? Is it the orange cones? Or it’s just some technique developed over the years, ala Telstar Logistics?
Hey, is this kosher?
But it looks like illegal parking is a part of CCSI’s bidness model:
And the kicker? Ohio plates on the back of the truck.
That’s the kicker.
And at the end of the day, CCSI execs count their fat stacks and laugh at poor poor Ed Reiskin…
This Rolling Billboard-on-Wheels Truck is Unstoppable – SFGov is Powerless to Regulate – Guess Which Amendment Protects ThemFriday, March 25th, 2016
That’s right, our First Amendment prevents local regulation, pretty much.
So there’s nothing to stop the crush of these orange Boost ads from circling and circling during rush hour.
We would circle and we’d circle and we’d circle to stop and consider and centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up and our wheels in slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here county, hell, any county, it’s just like heaven here, and I was remembering and I was just in a different county and all then this whirlybird that I headed for I had my goggles pulled off; I knew it all, I knew every back road and every truck stop…
Annual “4-20 Day” Irks SFGov Because It Can’t Make Money Off Of It – But Whole Foods Stanyan Just Looooves ItThursday, March 24th, 2016
It’s funny how some of the white, wizened, wealthy homeowners of the Western Addition (you know, the Nopa, the NOPNA, the Alamo Square) used to try to lobby the corner liquor stores of the 94117 to shut down on their busiest day of the year, Bay to Breakers Sunday.
Needless to say, the lika sto owners told the richers to go to Hell, you know, effectively, by staying open and selling all the booze they could sell.
Now let’s head over to SoPa (South of Panhandle, I’m srsly, that’s the term some realtors use) to see the Haight Stanyan Whole Foods getting ready on the day before its busiest day of the year, April 20th:
So, WF is happy, but Rec and Park is all, “Well, how is this event good for us?”
Sorry RPD, 420 is NOT good for you. (Why not just shut it down? Oh, that’s right, you can’t.)
Here’s how things will go in 2016 – it should be a relatively mellow Hump Day Wednesday:
- 10:30 am – The “unofficial” vendors usually begin to arrive
- 1 pm – The crowds start to get a bit thick as does the haze of smoke over the crowd
- 3 pm – It’s now wall-to-wall stoners
- 4:20 pm – It’s go time: crowd is at their peak, drum beats get more frenzied, and hippie girls twirl faster as 4:20 approaches
A good day to call in sick / play hooky..