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Olympic Hero Jonny Moseley to Star at Grand Opening of House of Air Trampoline Park in the Presidio

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Remember that guy who started up the Icer Air urban ski jump thing on Fillmore Street a half-decade ago? Well, he’s back, baby!

Back to help by serving as Brand Ambassadair at the Grand Opening Weekend of our new House of Air Trampoline Park.

JM loves to fly and it shows. Above Cow Hollow back in aught-five:

Via Thomas Hawk

All the deets:

Olympic icon Jonny Moseley partners with House of Air, will host Opening Weekend festivities as ‘Brand Ambassadair’

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2010) – On the day after House of Air
opened its doors to the public, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave
Schaeffer
were thrilled to announce a new partnership with Olympic
Gold-Medalist Jonny Moseley.  The former “Sportsman of the Year” will
serve as an ‘Ambassadair’ for the ground-breaking trampoline park,
helping to spread the word about the venue’s ability to make “Flyers”
out of all of us.

“When I first heard about House of Air, I knew it was something that I
wanted to be a part of,” said Moseley.  “What I like most about it is
the fact that it offers something for everyone.  Whether you’re a
highly-skilled athlete looking to hone your skills, or an adult or
child looking to experience the joy of flying, you’re guaranteed to
have a great time.”

Moseley also stated that he will be hosting House of Air’s grand
opening celebration, which will begin on Friday, September 17 and
continue throughout the weekend.  The celebration will include live
DJs, exciting raffle giveaways, and demonstrations from expert
jumpers.  “We’re going to have a lot of fun this weekend,” added
Moseley, who will be doing interviews with the media throughout the
weekend.  “I’ll be judging a “dinner roll” competition on Friday
evening.  The winner will receive a pair of K2 HardSide skis, so
hopefully lots of people will be eager to show off their moves.”

The weekend’s festivities will kick off on Friday at 1:00pm with a
ribbon cutting ceremony, and will last all evening, before resuming
again on Saturday morning.  Those who would like to purchase tickets
to jump during these or any other times can do so by visiting
www.houseofairsf.com.

House of Air is located at 926 Mason Street at West Crissy Field in
the Presidio of San Francisco.  Prices start at $14 per hour for open
trampoline jump time; each additional hour is $10.  House of Air will
be open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 11
p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  House of
Air will also be open for fitness classes at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
For more information, or to make a reservation for a birthday party or
corporate event, please visit www.houseofairsf.com.  You can also
follow House of Air on twitter @HouseofAir and find House of Air on
Facebook www.facebook.com/houseofair.

OMG, Tramampoline! House of Air Trampoline Park to Open in the Presidio September 15th

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Folks at the not-yet-Yelp-rated House of Air Tramp Park are counting down to T-Day, the day it finally opens.

And they’re bursting with pride already. Check their Media Page for quotes like these:

“…the best thing to have happened to San Francisco since the chicken and waffle box, indoor trampoline park House of Air – Brock Keeling – SFist.com

We’ll be offered Trampoline Dodgeball and Trampoline Basketball and what could be better than that (other than Trampoline Thunderdome ultimate fighting with no holds barred)?

It’s here, it’s finally here! An hour of tramping will cost just $14:

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Will you attend any of the Grand Opening days? Remember it’s not really at the 900 block of Mason Street atop Nob Hill and it’s not at Fort Mason, neither. It’s in the Presidio on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge 

See you there!

A different kind of flying at historic Building 926:

All the deets:

Countdown To Liftoff Underway at House of Air. Revolutionary Trampoline Park Set to Open on September 15, 2010

With exactly one week until the official opening of their ground-breaking trampoline park, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave Schaeffer are thrilled to begin counting down to the day they have long dreamed of.  Beginning on Wednesday, September 15, people of all ages and ability levels will be able to take flight at House of Air, which is located at the western edge of San Francisco’s
Chrissy Field.

McGeehan and Schaeffer are also excited to announce that, beginning on Friday, September 17 and continuing all weekend, the venue will be staging a Grand Opening Celebration.  The event will feature demonstrations from experienced flyers, a live DJ, food and drinks,
and other exciting details that will be announced soon.  “We can’t believe we’re only a week away from opening,” said Schaeffer.  “We
encourage anyone and everyone to come get a firsthand look at this amazing space.”

“House of Air was designed to appeal to everyone,” added McGeehan. “Flyers will be able to soar on any of House of Air’s multiple trampoline structures, each of which were created to fulfill a different thrill.”

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Jerry Brown Throws Down: Owners of Recalled Toyotas and Lexuses Get Loaner Cars

Friday, February 26th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide you fretting over your recalled Toyota or Lexus - so he just struck a deal with Toyota USA so that you’ll be taken care of when getting service.

It’s all going to be on a case-by-case basis, so if you’re totally freaked out and you just don’t want to drive your car no mo, then maybe your dealership can send somebody to come around your place to pick up your car, fix it and return it as good as new. Or you can get a loaner if your repairs go into extra innings.

Read the news, below.

Jerry Brown, automático para la gente:

Brown Forges Deal with Toyota to Help Consumers While Recalled Vehicles are Repaired

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that his office has reached an agreement with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. to provide California Toyota owners with at-home pickup and vehicle return and cost-free alternative transportation while their recalled vehicles are being repaired.

“This agreement goes a long way towards easing the burden caused by Toyota’s massive recall,” Brown said. “It will now be much easier for Toyota owners to get to work and take their kids to school while critical safety repairs are made on their cars.”

Under the terms of today’s agreement, Toyota will provide owners of recalled vehicles the following services:

- Pick-up and return of vehicles by the dealership;
- Transportation to the dealership and/or to the owner’s place of work;
- Alternative transportation, such as a rental car, loaner vehicle or taxi reimbursement for a reasonable period that the customer is unable or unwilling to use his or her car; and
- Expedited scheduling for repair services.

These services will be provided by Toyota through the dealers at no cost to either the owners or the dealer.

The following Toyota vehicle recalls are covered by today’s agreement:
- September 29, 2009 for floormat entrapment;
- January 21, 2010 for sticking accelerator pedals;
- February 8, 2010 for anti-lock brake system issues; and
- February 12, 2010 for drive-shaft failure.

The following vehicles are involved in the recent Toyota and Lexus vehicle recalls: 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2007-2010 ES 350, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2006-2010 IS 250 and IS350, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2004-2009 Prius, 2010 Prius, 2009-2010 RAV4, 2008-2010 Sequoia, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2009-2010 VENZA, and 2010 HS 250h.

More information on the specific vehicles affected by the recalls can be found at www.nhtsa.dot.gov and www.toyota.com/recall.

Californians are encouraged to contact their local Toyota and Lexus dealers if they believe they are eligible for these accommodations. Consumers can also contact Toyota’s customer service center at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

This agreement will remain in place until all Toyota vehicles subject to the recall have been repaired. If additional safety recalls arise, an extension of this agreement or other appropriate provisions will be pursued.

Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. is based in Torrance, CA.

Famous Phil Bronstein, Michael Kinsley, Steve Coll ask “What Comes After Newspapers?”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Publicity-shy San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Communications editor-at-large Phil BronsteinThe One responsible for our nation’s recent newspaper upheaval, is not one to blow his own horn. You see he’s too polite too mention it, but he will be the star at tomorrow’s “What Comes After Newspapers?” panel at Fort Mason tomorrow night.

This free event is being put on by Zócalo Public Square, the people who just brought you Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark (another purported Killer of Newspapers.)

Get the deets below:

The answer is out there, Phil, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

It appears there are a few seats left. You should get over there and try to ask them about Rupert Murdoch’s great idea.

Zócalo in San Francisco
What Comes After Newspapers?
  

A Zócalo/New America Foundation Event

Moderated by David Folkenflik, media correspondent, National Public Radio

Thursday, May 07, 2009, 7:30 pm

Fort Mason Center
Golden Gate Room at the Conference Center, Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123

From town tabloids to major metropolitan dailies, newspapers seem to be in their last throes. The availability of free and instant news online, the high profit margins demanded by media conglomerates, and the steep declines in advertising revenue have hit newspapers hard. They have been forced to lay off employees, trim their pages, close print operations or–as The Hearst Corp. has threatened to do to the San Francisco Chronicle–shut down completely. Will a new model or medium rise to do what newspapers have aimed to do for over a century–pursue accuracy and objectivity, doggedly investigate stories, act as a check on power, embody a community’s conversation with itself, and write a first draft of history? Or will the demise of newspapers mean a radical shift in what we know and how we know it? Zócalo hosts a panel–including former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll, Slate founder Michael Kinsley, and former San Francisco Chronicle executive vice president and editor Phil Bronstein–to discuss the decline of print media and the future of journalism.

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute based in Washington, D.C. For more information, click www.newamerica.net.

San Francisco’s Phil Bronstein Plays the Colbert Report – Tonight, Tonight, Tonight!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

You all know San Francisco Chronicle / Hearst Communications editor-at-large Phil Bronstein, right? He is The One responsible for our nation’s recent newspaper upheaval, don’t you know.

Well, just now he’s taping a segment for tonight’s airing of the Colbert Report, so watch it tonight at 8:30 PM (or 11:30 PM, one of those, probably) on Channel 63, the Comedy Central comedy channel.

Will Phil rely on Bullet Time to dodge the slings and arrows from Stephen Colbert? We Can Only Hope:

PB as Neo.

Be sure to tune in tonight!

Phil Bronstein Claims “I Am The One” Responsible for Current Newspaper Upheaval

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Apparently, San Francisco Chronicle / Hearst Communications editor-at-large Phil Bronstein am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds. But there’s an upside to our recent newspaper upheaval:

My old officemate, Eve Batey, ex of SFist, is launching the San Francisco Appeal news web site this week with former Chronicle investigative reporter and editor, Chuck Finnie. The SF-based Public Press, describing itself as non-profit, non-commercial, donation-supported news operation, recently advertised on Craigslist for journalists and ended up hiring former Oakland Tribune editor, Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig, a definite pro.

See? It looks like things might shake out all right after all.

Like Neo in the matrix, he is The One.

To Be Continued…

Support Your Local Feral Cat Colony in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

So sayeth this car’s license plate holder. The owner of this vehicle also recommends you to spay and neuter feral cats.

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O.K. then.