Look at this beaut blocking Samsome for a few light cycles – it’s LABERINTO!
You know who I thought could have been on board?
But the welcoming paint scheme is marred by this:
NOT FOR HIRE
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I guess I know why the SFMTA, America’s worst and slowest large transit agency, wants to spend millions and millions of taxpayer dollars to improve its image. So it will then be able to obtain and spend even more of our money, of course.
But I’m mystified as to the thought process behind its marketing.
For example, here’s a happy meter maid saying, “I am a single mom working to send my child to private school. I am SFMTA.”
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So the San Francisco Unified School District is that bad, huh?
(TRIGGER WARNING, Lookism: And she’s not a model, she’s a Real Person, an actual DPT Parking Control Officer? Latina/a, just a guess. Very attractive/appealing, huh? How did she get selected? Does someone at at the SFMTA’s in-house agency thumb through a bunch of PCO headshots saying, ” …pooch, dog, I-don’t-think-so, oh-now-here-we-go?” Is that how it works, something along those lines? Funny that, SFMTA.)
If I were the SFMTA, I’d take this ad down and never run it again.
If I were the SFMTA…
Actually, if I were the SFMTA, I’d stop lying to people.
I’d say, “The Central Subway is mostly about pork barrel spending.”
If I were the SFMTA…
All the deets, below.
See you there at the Opening Event:
“Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will feature Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.”
“Music, Dance, Books, Films and More Highlight San Francisco Library
Exhibition on Latinos in Popular Music
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, on view in the
Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Aug. 27-Nov. 13
From free music and dance performances, to film screenings, album art and literature talks, the San Francisco Public Library will be humming with activity from August to November, thanks to more than 25 special events in support of the exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.
The traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, on view in the Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Aug. 27-Nov. 13, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.
Developed by the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor travels to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Among the exciting programs coming to the San Francisco Public Library in support of the exhibition is an opening event, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, featuring Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet. They will perform and provide educational insights on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Chelis Lopez of KPOO radio station will serve as the emcee.
Family and children’s programs include From Latin Beats to Tiny Feet, a free performance on Sept.24 with La Familia Peña-Govea and youth ensemble Futuro Picante. On Oct. 21, children can help build a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. And the Library’s third annual Tricycle Music Fest West has a special Latin theme this year with three free concerts featuring Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. On Nov. 5, teens will participate in a special Latin dance competition at the Main Library. See a complete list of programs below.
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Most of the vehicles were trucks of one sort or another, many of them were work vehicles, and most of the passengers appeared to be Latino. What was it?
It was an evanescent parade of honking vehicles surrounding San Francisco’s City Hall for a brief period yesterday.
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