Posts Tagged ‘kim’

Yes, You Caught Me at the 4 STAR, But I was There to See COLUMBUS – Not VENGENIC LOVE, No Way Man

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

TBH, I don’t know what any of these flicks are aboot, eh?

Turns out VENGENC LOVE is a Nicolas Kim Coppola (or Nick Cage if you want the benefits of LALA-LAND NEPOTISM without the baggage) vehicle called VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY. It has a worldwide gross of $4,526 so far, so you know it’s gotta be good.

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(He used to have a place on Franklin what was uglified by the addition of garage space for car parking. I bumped into his nanny at Bix one time – I guess she’d take his kids there for french fries, as if it were McDonalds.)

Anywho, the last time our 4 Star Theatre had an actual four stars was back in 2013, oh well.

In conclusion, you can’t say this place don’t have character. Enjoy it while it lasts…

District Six Supervisor Jane Kim on “White Privilege” – Your 15-Second, Out-Of-Context YouTube Video of the Day

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Here it is:

Oh, the transcripts are in:

“There is a privilege to being white in this country. I’m not saying that if you’re white, you have a lot of power as an individual. But if you’re white, you might be more likely to find* a white President,** a white Senator, a white police chief. I mean I’m just saying, right?” 

Have you been to college? This is exactly what it’s like.

I mean I’m just saying, right?

*No comprendo. Do not copy. Repeat transmission, Good Buddy. So if “you” aren’t white, then you’re less likely to find a white…

**Or half-white.***

***I mean, I’m just saying, right?

UPDATE, from the Comments section – Twitter, Randy Shaw, the non-profit mafia, etc:

“sorry bout that, it seems out of context, but she actually wasn’t even asked about race, but rather gender relations…she brought up the race issue all by herself, – out of context

here’s the wider clip with the context:

you might even find this even more strange, actually…but that’s still not the whole thing…the whole thing is 55 minutes long and it was a meeting at one of randy Shaws hotels, the hartland…in fact, it appears there’s quite a bit of questionable stuff in there, especially about the corrupt twitterloin tax break

two more clips:

notice how one of Randy Shaws clients specifically says that it’s ‘unfair to put people that are just homeless into a hotel like that full of heroin addicts, meth addicts and crackheads’ and how THC staff and Jane Kim completely sidesteps the question and takes it to another context:

the tax breaks, including twitter:

it goes on..I’m working on a post myself and making clips…It really looks like the entire mid market tax break is an inside job, controlled by a tiny few non profits

this could really blow up…did she not know she was being taped, with a camera right in her face?”

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Car Wash Owner is in Big Trouble Over CA Wage and Hour Laws

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide employers who don’t follow state and federal wage and hour laws, as L.A. car wash owner Jonathan Min Kim is about to discover, if he hasn’t heard the news already.

All the deets are below.

El Protector De La Gente, Jerry Brown.


Let’s see what the “Underground Economy Unit”(!) has been up to:

Brown Sues Los Angeles Car Wash Company for Workers’ Rights Violations

Los Angeles -Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sued a Los Angeles car wash for $2.6 million for illegally forcing employees to work nearly 60-hour weeks without overtime, ignoring minimum wage laws and denying injured employees workers’ compensation benefits.

Brown’s legal action was part of his statewide crackdown on companies that break worker-protection laws.

“Most companies in California comply with state wage and benefit laws, but if you’re running a firm that’s exploiting your workers in this economy when people are desperate for jobs, we want you to know that we will find you, we will stop you and we will file some of the toughest legal actions in the nation against you,” Brown warned.

Brown’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court today against Auto Spa Express, Inc. and its owner, Jonathan Min Kim, and Sunset Car Wash, LLC. The violations occurred at Auto Spa Express car wash facility located at 2028 Sunset Blvd., which employed between 23 and 41 people, depending on the time of year. The facility was sold to Sunset Car Wash, LLC earlier this year.

The suit contends that from 2006 to 2008, the company failed to:

– Pay the state minimum wage to its employees. Employees were often paid $6.32 an hour; the state’s minimum wage is $8.00 an hour. On days when there were no customers, employees sometimes would not be paid at all.

– Pay overtime. Employees were often forced to work six days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., without overtime pay.

– Provide accurate itemized statements of hours and wages to employees. Employees were often paid in cash so that the company would not have to pay into the State Unemployment Fund or withhold pay for state taxes.

– Provide safe working conditions or report industrial injuries suffered by employees.

After receiving numerous complaints from Auto Express Spa employees, the Underground Economy Unitof the Attorney General’s Office conducted an investigation into Auto Spa Express’ practices and uncovered the violations.

Brown seeks to recover $630,000 in unpaid wages for the company’s workers and to assess $2 million in penalties for violating California’s Unfair Business Act. The Attorney General is also seeking an injunction to prevent the defendants from committing similar violations in the future.

Today’s action is part of Attorney General Brown’s ongoing crackdown on businesses that engage in unfair business practices by evading payroll taxes and failing to provide employees with state-mandated protections and benefits. Similar lawsuits were filed against a drywall contractor in Bakersfield and several trucking companies in Los Angeles.

The lawsuit is attached.

Press Release of the Week: “Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Oh boy, here we go. On the heels of the Murphy-Goode-Winery-you’re-out-of-a-job-so-send-in-your-one-minute-video-to-win-a-$60K-temp-gig-but-really-we-just-want-to-get-our-name out-there construct comes the Dr. David-W.-Kim-you’re-out-of-a-job-so-send-in-your-one-minute-video-to-win-a-facelift-procedure-but-really-we-just-want-to-get-our-name out-there follow-up.

Five star Yelp-rated, straight-out-of-UCSF David W. Kim, M.D., FACS is waiting for your video – don’t disappoint. Or just read below to give your laugh lines a workout, you unemployed geezer.

Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!

Dr. David W. Kim Announces the Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — Sympathetic to the older job applicant, Dr. David W. Kim has established a Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest. As millions compete for a limited number of jobs, older applicants (those over 40) see facial surgery and non-invasive treatments as a way to stay competitive with younger applicants. “Of course, one’s accomplishments should set one apart, but in our culture a youthful appearance is highly valued,” begins Dr. David W. Kim, former Chief of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery at University of California Medical, San Francisco. “Many matured individuals feel at a real disadvantage interviewing with wrinkles, jowls or bags under their eyes.” The San Francisco Surgery Center and anesthesiologist, Bill Spina MD, will partner with Dr. Kim to provide a facelift and treatments to one deserving winning contestant.

“My practice is in San Francisco,” begins Dr. Kim, “and with 1 out of 11 Californians out of work, I have an increasing number of older unemployed patients who want facial surgery before they start interviewing.” He is not alone. According to the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons over 2/3 of their members believe that jobseekers are the largest industry trend for 2009.

But does facial rejuvenation really help in getting a job?  A tremendous amount of research has proven that physical attractiveness is an advantage. “Every culture advances those who carry that culture’s desired traits,” says Dr. David W. Kim. “In our culture, prominent signs of aging are usually detrimental in getting a job.”

A firm believer in a natural facial outcome as opposed to a cookie cutter effect, Dr. David W. Kim is the author of 57 papers on beautywith his most recent appearing in March/April JAMA’s Archives of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery.  He is a sought after speaker who has appeared at over 50 conferences from Seoul to Dubai and is a frequent television medical expert. His remarkable facial reconstructive work was a Discovery Television feature.

To enter, contestants can send their Why A Facelift Will Help Me Get Work story, in 250 words or less and attach a facial photo by email to: or by mail to Dr. David W. Kim, 490 Post Street, Suite 933, San Francisco, CA 94102.  They are also encouraged to supplement their entry by posting up to a one-minute video on YouTube and emailing the URL link to

Dr. Kim will be accepting applications from May 15th through June 15th.  You can learn more about Dr. Kim at  The winner will be informed by June 19, 2009.

 Dr. David W. Kim is available for interviews

Mayor Willie Brown Predicts the Plot of This Season’s 24 – A Deathbed Cliffhanger

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Fox TV 24obsessed former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown recently expressed his thoughts after being queried about the ending of the current Season 7. Willie says hero Jack Bauer will be on his deathbed as the season closes, so fans will need to bide their time to see if Jacko makes it through.

It sort of sounds like ridonkulous 24 will become something of a giant commercial extolling the benefits of stem cells.  

A behatted WB kicking it in the State Building, just after covering a Jerry Brown press conference. Click to expand:

Only Time Will Tell.