Posts Tagged ‘Merced’

Lake Merced vs. Lake Merritt: Oakland’s Large Pond is Just Like Ours But Ours Has MORE Gunshots

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Believe it or not.

The old pink-tannish boat house at Lake Merced:

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If you’re looking for the West Coast crew scene, this is it – pretty much a handful of UCSF stus who rowed at Fair Harvard and/or their east coast prep schools, back in the day.

All right, stroke, stroke, stroke…

Sam: What regiment was that?

Spence: The 22nd Special Air Service.

Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse at Hereford? [repeats]

Spence: I don’t like your attitude.

Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse -…

Spence: Fuck off!

Sam: What’s – -you got the gun. I’m unarmed. Do something. Go ahead. Do something. DO SOMETHING.

[Spence spills the coffee cup and Sam subdues him]

Jerry Brown Kicks Off “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour in Oakland This Morning – 12 More Stops All Over CA

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Attorney General Jerry Brown was looking good at 7:30 this morning in Oakland – he was on hand with a crowd of a couple hundred to kick off his statewide “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour. He’ll be on it all the way to election day.

“ We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

Here’s Carla Marinucci’s report.

JB looks towards The Future, or the huge building across the street that he had built in Jack London Square – your pick:

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As Jerry’s lean staff worked the press…

…Jerry greeted Congresswoman Maxine Waters:

His short talk covered lots of topics, including “elegant density,” the vitality of urbanity, basically:

Le mise-en-scene this AM:

Then Jerry left in a Pontiac – he was off to the Central Valley and points south, complete sked below.

“Team – I wanted to give you a quick update from the road.  Jerry just kicked off the “Let’s Get California Working Again” tour in Oakland this morning.  Great crowd, great event.

As Jerry said, “We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

We are going to make 12 more stops.  Please join us along the way and help us get out the vote.

http://www.jerrybrown.org/lets-get-california-working-again-tour

We are in the final stretch.  What you do these next 3 days really matters.  We need you to help us get out the vote – knock on doors, call your friends – we will win this campaign but it’s up to you.

Keep up the great work and hope to see you on the tour.

Thanks,

Steve

P.S. For a full list of events please see below.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Merced

11:30 AM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Central County Democratic HQ
644 W. Main St, Merced

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Fresno

1:15 PM
Remarks at Fresno County Women’s Democratic Club Luncheon
Pardini’s Restaurant
2257 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno

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Bakersfield

3:15 PM
Meeting with Voters
Ellis Island Pizza
3611 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eureka

8:00AM
Meeting with Voters
Samoa Cookhouse
908 Vance Avenue, Eureka

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Chico

11:00 AM
Meeting with Voters
Broadway Heights Restaurant (upstairs)
300 Broadway St., Chico

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Sacramento

12:45 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Winn Park
2732 P St., Sacramento

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Riverside

4:00 PM
Meeting with Voters
Anchos Southwest Grill
10773 Hole Ave., Riverside

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Monday, November 1, 2010

San Diego

8:30 AM
Meeting with Voters
Cafe Coyote
2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego

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Los Angeles

11:30 am
Get Out the Vote Rally
Los Angeles Public Library – Central Library
630 W. 5th St. (Flower Street Side), Los Angeles

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Salinas

2:45 pm
Get Out the Vote Rally
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main Street, Salinas

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Oakland

4:30 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Jack London Square
501 Water St, Oakland

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Everyone in California Agrees More Federal Pork for High Speed Rail is a Good Thing

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

When it comes to funding an 11-figure(!) transit project, every litttle counts as they say in Euro-land. So just try finding an elected official in CA who don’t want the Feds to kick in another eight figures, to drip another drop in the bucket, right?

Well, our California High-Speed Rail Authority recently asked around, and it turns out that everyone is all aboard.

Deets below.

A Californian TGV pour vous et moi? Someday, maybe:

François Lacôte, SVP at French conglomerate (and BART train maker!) Alstom Transport, and our globetrotting First Couple, Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, trainspotting in France a year or so ago. Via the Mayor’s Office of Communications.

To Be Continued….

California High-Speed Rail Authority Seeks New Federal Funds. Local Leaders Support $16.6 Million Bid for Planning

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 — With strong support from local officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has submitted three planning grant applications that could provide as much as $16.6 million in additional federal funding for the state’s high-speed train project.

The funds would pay for service development plans that would help keep the preparation of draft environmental documents and preliminary engineering documents on schedule in the Los Angeles to San Diego and Merced to Sacramento sections of the high-speed rail project and on the Altamont Corridor Rail Project. In addition, the Authority is also supporting the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in its effort to apply for rail plan grants.

“California’s high-speed train project is the biggest public infrastructure project in the nation,” said Authority Chairman Curt Pringle. “We’re already leading the pack in federal funding for high-speed rail, and we’re committed to fighting to bring every federal dollar possible to California. These new applications show we’re continuing to work hard to win additional support and keep high-speed rail on track.”

The applications will go to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which has $115 million available for planning and construction funds for high-speed intercity passenger rail under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act approved in 2008. Up to $50 million will be awarded in this round of funding.

It Goes On…

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Jerry Brown Throws Down: Midas Auto Shop Franchisee Spanked Hard for Bait and Switch

Monday, January 25th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide car repair shop owners who rip you off for unnecessary work. News comes this morning about a judge in Alameda County who signed off on a: 

$1.8 million settlement that prevents Maurice Irving Glad (aka Mike Glad), owner of 22 Midas auto shops throughout California, from owning or operating an auto repair shop in the state, after the franchisee “deceptively lured” customers with cheap brake specials and then charged hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs.”

Now what do you suppose Mike did with some of that ill-gotten booty? Well, he traveled the world, natch, but he also produced an Academy Award-nominated documentary (narrated by Edward James Olmos!) called Recycled Life. (So all those people in the East Bay and the South Bay who thought they were just fixing their cars actually were financing the Hollywood dream factory by paying an average of $268 more than they should have….)

Anyway, get the deets below to see how our California Bureau of Automotive Repair does sting operations. And get the other side of the story from Mike’s mouthpiece via Henry K. Lee right here.

El Protector De La Gente, Jerry Brown:

Read all about it, after the jump

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