Posts Tagged ‘metal’
VIPUBER: Did the CA DMV Give This Uber Bro a Metal Tab for His License Plate to Class Up This Black Nissan?Friday, November 4th, 2016
Now here’s what the gov’mint has to say on the topic:
- Metal month and year tabs may be assigned to:
- commercially-registered station wagons assigned special plates, and
- commercial vehicles used in transit-mix cement or asphalt-bituminous spreading or garbage operations.
So you might think that Travis talks out of his asphalt or that he really spreads a lot of the bituminous around or that UBER is garbage operation, but aside from that, help me out here Gentle Reader – can just anybody get a bad-ass looking metal tab from our DMV?
I gots to know.
Tags:17, 2016, 2017, bay area, black, california, cement, concrete, cvc, display, dmv, license, metal, metal tabs, nissan, plate, registration, renewal, San Francisco, sentra, sticker, tabs, tags, truck, uber, vip, vip uber, vipuber, yellow, yom
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Better Know Your Local Unions: Glaziers Architectural Metal & Glass Workers Local 718 – ORGANIZE OR DIEThursday, November 3rd, 2016
Riding on a $10,000 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 with a modified exhaust, if I had to guess, setting off car alarms all along McAllister:
It’s a living…
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A huge 29-inch by 2.something wide bike tire fits in this grate near 2nd Street no problem.
Apparently, our SFMTA MUNI loves this setup, but it’s led to accidents. Maybe they’re waiting for the Feds to fund a project to change things here, IDK.
Anyway, you really need to look out on Market near Second…
Metalcore is Forever, on the Streets of Frisco – Our City Attorney Might Have a Few “Issues” with this Old AdFriday, August 19th, 2016
What’s this stuff made of? It’s been there at McAllister and Divisadero in the north NoPA, DivCo, western Western Addition for months now:
This would be agin the rules even if it were temporary chalk, oh well…
Tags:2016, ad, album, band, bay area, california, city attorney, dennis herrera, divco, divisadero, headspace, Issues, may 20th, mcallister, metal, metalcore, NOPA, San Francisco, sidewalk, western addition
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Unloved Marissa Mayer Signage has “Taken a Beating” in Golden Gate Park – And Now Area Yahoo Uses Buffalo Paddock Sign as a Bottle OpenerWednesday, June 15th, 2016
Get up to speed here, from a couple years ago.
I still don’t know what people are doing to this sign in the Buffalo Paddock* in Golden Gate Park. I don’t think the vandals mind her donating money – what, like $50,000? But I think they don’t like the idea of the thank you sign being planted here. Just a WAG.
Anyway, here it is, taking another beating, this time to pop the top off of a beer bottle, or three:
Maybe Rec and Park should melt down this rusty sign for reuse and then somehow thank Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue some other way?
*Or is it Bison Paddock? I can’t keep up.
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The New Corporate Shuttle Bus Terminal on Fell is Now Fully Operational – Oh, It’s For FaceBook? – And a Note About SFGH Naming RIghtsFriday, June 3rd, 2016
Here you go, you can click here and then click some more to learn about the lengthy new corporate bus-only bus stop at Fell and Masonic.
But here’s endgame – an officially marked, new-school bus stop what’s 100-something feet long. And look, it’s for Facebook (among others, presumably).
But our Teamster drivers from the Central Valley, they don’t seem to want to pull all the way into the stop. I guess overhanging trees are an issue? IDK. So Fell gets blocked a bit for a little while oh well:
Anyway, that’s that, a mystery solved. But look, just one block away is a bus stop (a famous one ’cause it’s just nine second away from another on this very short block, but that’s another story) what has an ad for Zuckerberg Hospital. So, the nine families who are pissed off about the new bus terminal on Fell can think about how they themselves didn’t buy naming rights for SFGH?
Oh, the ad’s on the other side of the bus stop, but it kind of looks like this:
Is this for real – ZSFGcare.org? Hey, instead of just buying naming rights, why didn’t we make Zuck pay for the whole thing? I’m thinking he got off cheap.
We could have gotten more money out of the Zucks, ergo we should have. Hey Zuck, why not make a check out for the difference, like what, half a billion, and make it out to SF General Fund and have somebody drop it off at City Hall. (They’ll know what to do with it.) And then you’ll be a pioneering philanthropist instead of being like all the others.
Like, if you’re name’s going to be on the thing like this forever, then you should have paid for all of it, lock, stock and barrel.
Just saying, Z.
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Here’s how things looked yesterday morning – not a high rate of compliance at our sad-sack SFMTA’s Bright New Thing:
But look – it’s neighbor helping neighbor via a note on the windshield:
And then, by the end of the day, white paint had appeared on the curbs.
So go ahead and park there if you want. The Teamster drivers will call in a tow and then the SFMTA will make a profit off of America’s Highest Administrative Towing Fee. (Hey, you know who’s “addicted to cars” more than anybody else in Frisco? That’s right, it’s the people at the SFMTA. Without all the money it gets, somehow, some way, through car owners, well, our SFMTA would have to have massive layoffs and end up with only 5000(!) employees.)
Anyway, I guess they’re done now, so this is what a 116-foot corporate shuttle bus terminal looks like…
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Our SFMTA’s New Corporate Bus Terminal on Fell Near Masonic is Off to a Rough Start – Poorly-Placed Signage?Thursday, May 26th, 2016
I remember how the SFMTA kicked off its new corporate bus-only terminal on Fell betwixt Masonic and Ashbury as if it were yesterday, or the day before yesterday anyway.
Way back then, the temporary signs notified locals* to not park there and the locals complied. But now we have more permanent signage, see?
The problem is that they’re harder to see. Now you’d think that they could have put one on this metal pole here, but they didn’t:
No no, they’re mounted only on concretey light poles way up high:
So here come the parkers, during the evening drive yesterday, betwixt 4:00 and 8:00 PM:
This Prius is parked right under one of the two news sign. Is this kosher? I can’t tell. I don’t think it is.
Hey SFMTA! Don’t most bus stops / terminals have lines marked out on the street? I think so! Anyway, your three temporary no parking signs were doing a better job than your two brand-new permanent signs, just saying.
On It Goes…
*One time, a Facebook Teamster from Stockton(!)** asked me, “What’s Divisidero?” We were both on Masonic at the time…
**Man, how can you live in Stockton and work in Frisco doing a decidedly non-telecommuting job?
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The Bude’ Abides – Better Know Your Giant Buddha of Golden Gate Park – But Why Don’t We Send It Back to Japan?Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Here’s your history of this 3000-pound statue in our pricy ($8 a person!) Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park:
Oh, here we go, just found this in the SFChron, but I don’t know what “Tajima province Honsha, Japan” means. (Perhaps they meant to say Tajima Province in Honshu, Japan? That would be like saying Atlanta, GA in the American South, I guess.)
Hey, maybe we should make a replica of this thing and send the original back to Japan, how about that?
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