Posts Tagged ‘labor day’

If You Want to Walk Across the Bay Bridge on September 1st FOR FREE, Then You’ll Need to Sign Up Now

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

‘Cause by the time you hear about this opportunity from the MSM or a blog, it’ll be too late.

Now some people wanted to charge you for the chance to walk the bridge, but they ended up deciding to just require registration with no payment required.

C’mon, this thing is only two decades-plus late.

All the deets:

“We are excited to announce that registration for the Bay Bridge Walk will be FREE! Our next email will include more details on each event and registration dates.

Registration is required for all on-bridge activities and there will be limited capacity so sign up early!

Please tell your friends and family who wish to participate to visit baybridgecelebration.com and sign up for e-mail updates. You will be the first to hear when registration is open.

More details on the Bay Bridge Bike, Run & Walk coming soon!

-The Bay Bridge Celebration Team”

There’ll be plenty of space to roam:

See you there!

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Launches His First Radio Ad in the Race for Governor – Have a Listen

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Oh, it’s on. The race against Meg Whitman is finally on.

See?

Brown’s first radio ad.

Full text:

“Announcer: Never accused of following conventional wisdom, Jerry Brown took on the status quo. As Governor he refused to take a pay raise and vetoed pay raises for state employeesdumped the Governor’s mansion and the limo to save money. And with Jerry Brown as Governor California was working. Four billion in tax cuts – 1.9 million jobs created. Jerry Brown has the knowledge and know-how to get California
working again.

Jerry Brown: As Governor, I was known for frugality. I thought if people were cutting back, Government should too. Today our state is in serious trouble. We need to make major changes – think differently and govern differently. By making the tough decisions now, we can get California back on track. We have to start living within our means. We need to return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people. And no new taxes without voter approval.

Announcer: Jerry Brown. The knowledge and know how to get California working again. Paid for by Brown for Governor 2010″

That’s it. 

One of JB’s official state limousines when he was Governor back in the 19070′s – a POS, mid-size, I’ll-bet-you-could-drop-a-street-Hemi-right-in-there Glacial Blue 1974 Plymouth Satellite with no options selected:

“Brown Expands Media Campaign with Launch of New Radio Ad

Oakland – Three days after launching his first television ad of the fall campaign, Attorney General Jerry Brown is broadening the scope of his outreach with radio ads running statewide today.

Brown’s radio message to voters mirrors what they see on TV – Brown calling for state government to “live within our means, ……..return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.”

“There is no doubt that California faces difficult choices,” Brown said. “I believe if we pull together as Californians first, we bring back the prosperity that makes California the dream for so many.”

The ad features highlights from Brown’s time as governor, including his leadership in cutting taxes by $4 billion, the state’s status as a world-leader in renewable energy and the creation of 1.9 million new jobs over eight years.

“Jerry Brown has the right strategy for California and the right message for California voters,” said Campaign Manager Steve Glazer. “We will use every resource and every medium to make sure voters hear from Jerry and have enough information to make the right choice in November.”

Whitman began advertising in the general election three days after the primary, and has run more than 45,000 ads since, with close to two-thirds of them negative ads attacking Brown. Whitman’s claims have been widely debunked by California media as well as watchdog groups like factcheck.org.

Skyscraperman Dan Goodwin Takes on Our Millennium Tower – Refuses Orders to Stop Climb

Monday, September 6th, 2010

This is the scene today in the SoMA, where Skyscraperman and cancer survivor Dan Goodwin is adding our Millennium Tower at 301 Mission to his list of climbed buildings.

SFist has a nice shot posted.

Looks like he needed something to do after his Extreme Delivery deal with Dominoes Pizzato climb the Campanile Tower at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las got cancelled.

Can you see the fellow on the right trying to talk to Dan from the partially open window? Dan paid no attention to him so the window guy shut his window after about 15 seconds. Click to expand:

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The Welcome Wagon awaits:

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Is this man really 55 years old?

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Apparently.

What do you think it’ll cost the SFPD to manage this falderal when all is said and done?

And what will Kamala Harris charge him with? How about: 

Disorderly conduct;

Public nuisance;

Criminal trespass; and

Criminal damage to property?

You know, for starters. Could this become an issue for Steve Cooley to use in the race for California Attorney General if Kamala goes too easy on Spider Dan?

We’ll see.

Famous Stan Lee will close this one out with the deets on his Dan’s life story:

What a story!

Here’s this young guy, Dan Goodwin, seemingly normal in every respect, who ends up emulating his comicbook hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, in real life!

After witnessing the tragic fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on November 21st, 1980, Dan became a man with a mission. A mission made all the more urgent after the horrible event in New York on September 11th, 2001.

We’ve all seen the newspaper and TV accounts of Dan’s incredible feats, his scaling the outside walls of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the World Trade Center in New York. But SpiderDan (as the media dubbed him) is far more than a publicity-seeking opportunist. There has been an unflagging, altruistic purpose to his widely-heralded, attention-getting climbs. This amazing young man has elected to put his new-found fame to a most worthy cause, a cause that should be at the very top of our nation’s priorities today.

Aware of the fact that America’s skyscrapers are, and always will be, vulnerable to future terrorist attacks, Dan Goodwin has devoted his time and his fame to sponsoring the world’s first Skyscraper Defense Act. Its goal is admirable, its purpose clear, its need painfully apparent. The Skyscraper Defense Act would fund the creation and training of super elite rescue teams throughout the United States capable of rescuing victims from burning skyscrapers through the use of specially designed hovering helicopters, cables and highly trained professionals able to scale the exteriors of such buildings.

I’m proud to think that a superhero like Spider-Man, with whom I’m so closely connected, might have influenced Dan Goodwin in any way and might bear some share of the credit for the concept of the much needed and much admired Skyscraper Defense Act.

So, here’s to SpiderDan. It’s a kick to be able to welcome a real life superhero into the proud pantheon of American icons!

Excelsior!

Stan Lee

Jerry Brown Finally Kicks Off Campaign for Governor – His New TV Commercial Now Released

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Well Labor Day 2010 is here so the official race for Governor has now begun. It’s the Topic of the Day. See?

“Despite Republican Meg Whitman having spent some $20 million this summer on ads slamming Democrat Jerry Brown, the race remains a dead heat.”

O.K. then.

Jerry Brown’s team was up at the crack of dawn to kick things off today by announcing the release of a new commercial.

Check it

Here’s the script:

“Voiceover: As governor, he cut waste – got rid of the mansion and the limo. Budgets were balanced. Four billion in tax cuts. World-class schools and universities. Clean energy promoted. One-point nine million new jobs created. California was working.

Jerry Brown: I’m Jerry Brown. California needs major changes. We have to live within our means, we have to return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.

Voiceover: Jerry Brown. The knowledge and know-how to get California working again.”

JB hisself will be all over the state today – Los Angeles, Manteca, Sacramento, Fairfield, you name it.

All the deets:

Brown Begins the Fall Campaign with Launch of First TV Ad

Los Angeles – Jerry Brown began the fall campaign sprint today with four appearances across the state and the announcement that his campaign would begin advertising with a 30-second television ad in which Brown outlines some of the governing principles underpinning his candidacy.

In the ad, Brown calls for California to “live within our means, ……..return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.”

“The summer is over, and the people of California are ready to hear from the candidates for governor,” Brown said. “We’re facing tough times, but if we pull together as Californians first, we can restore our state’s dynamic economy and get California working again.”

The ad features highlights from Brown’s time as governor, including his leadership in cutting taxes by $4 billion, the state’s status as a world-leader in renewable energy and the creation of 1.9 million new jobs over eight years.

“Meg Whitman and her allies have spent $130 million, much of it attacking Jerry Brown,” said Campaign Manager Steve Glazer. “The attacks are false, the voters don’t buy it, and they are ready to hear Jerry Brown explain how he’ll turn California around.”

Whitman began advertising in the general election three days after the primary, and has run more than 45,000 ads since, with close to two-thirds of them negative ads attacking Brown. The claims made have been widely debunked by California media as well as watchdog groups like factcheck.org.

“Despite a summer of politics-as-usual attacks, the race remains a dead heat,” Glazer added. “This is the start of an aggressive ad campaign that will be matched with aggressive public outreach to present voters with a clear choice.”

Fixing the Cracked Up San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge – A Close Up Look

Monday, September 7th, 2009

See the crack? The red stuff will soon take up the slack, and that will be good enough until this part of the bridge gets imploded in 2013:

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You might not even notice this temporary repair as you go speeding by.

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Those are the only photos you can get from CalTrans now, as they took down all the others down after they made it onto Northern Calfornia’s biggest blog. Oh well.   

And hey, how about that other stuff that CalTrans and everybody is working on? Watch it live right here on the KGO-TV.

Actually, it looks like they’re already done.