Posts Tagged ‘Mona Brooks’

A Huge Turnout for Senator Leland Yee’s Re-Election Kick-Off in the Sunset District

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Hundreds upon hundreds of enthusiastic Senator Leland Yee supporters were on hand for his campaign kick-off this morning way out there in the cloudy Middle Sunset, out there at the Recreation Center on Lawton.

As close as I could get:

Via the SF FYI Net:

Senator Yee Campaign Kick-Off Rally
When: April 10, 2010 – Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton Street, San Francisco
What: Kick off rally in celebration of the 2010 Re-elect Leland Yee for Senate Campaign. No charge.
Food, entertainment and special guests.
After the celebration, volunteers will mobilize for a 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. precinct walk.
 
It seemed more like a campaign stop for a presidential candidate. Famous political photographer Mona T. Brooks was on the scene anyway, among the paparazzi:
 
 
I’m just blown away by the turnout this AM in the normally somnolent Sunset, is what I’m saying. This was a display of the Awesome Power of a Fully-Operational Mothership right from the get-go.
 
(Glad I’m not running for Mayor….)

Earth Hour Comes to San Francisco – Lights Out for One Hour.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

After last night’s Earth Hour of partial darkness from 8:00-9:00 PM, the lights on the “architectural necklace” of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge came back to life on the north side first. (Unfortunately, didn’t get a look at the troubled eastern span last night – it was probably darkened also.) 
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You can get the idea of the effect of Earth Hour 2008 in San Francisco by looking at these before and after shots of the Ferry Building taken by talented local photographer Mona Brooks.  

The lights on the suspension cables of the western span of one of the busiest bridges in the world are just for decoration, not for navigation safety or whatever. Pretty. They sure make a big difference to the look of San Francisco at night when they are turned off.

Question: Turning off these decorative lights for an hour saves enough electricity to power Al Gore’s house (his actual house, not his San Francisco condo in SOMA that’s visible on the right) for how many minutes?

Answer: About 13 minutes. Let’s work on that math, after the jump.

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