Posts Tagged ‘Mrs.’

Park and Rec Volunteers Get Free Slocombe, Three Twins, Mitchell’s Ice Cream! Today! Tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Looks like our local super-premium ice cream purveyors are a tad jealous of the Annual Free Cone Day from Ben & Jerry’s (But, as always, You Make the Call on that score). Anyway…

Announcing Free Cone Days at Three Twins (Lower Haight outlet only), Mitchell’s, and Humphry Slocombe March 24th and 25th. Hurray!

But there’s a catch - two, actually.

1. You need to commit to volunteering your labor* at a San Francisco Department of Recreation and Park facility; und

2. It’s a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGOF) deal, except for Mitchell’s – they’re giving away 200 cones before BOGOF kicks in.

*I don’t know, maybe the RPD people will be happy if you just commit to thinking about volunteering at RPD sometime in the hazy future.

Anyway:

Three Twins, 254 Fillmore near Haight, BOGOF, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM

Mitchell’s Ice Cream, 688 San Jose at 29th Street, 200 Free Cones then BOGOF, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Humphry Slocombe, 2790 Harrison near 24th Street, BOGOF, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

(Sadly, it appears that Jasper Slobrushe won’t be participating in Free Cone Days.)

R.I.P. Frederick John Inman:

 See you there! (Maybe.)

Orchids Everywhere at the Asian Art Musuem – Tribute to Doris Duke Runs Through Sunday

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In between downpours yesterday, made it over to the Asian Art Museum where they were getting ready for Orchids: A Tribute to Doris Duke, starting today and running through Sunday, October 25, 2009.

Turns out that Doris Duke was heavy into orchids, she was “collector, cultivator, and preservationist” all in one. Plus, some of her pieces will be on display in the Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma, the new exhibit starting this Friday, October 23rd. So why not turn the AAM into a mini Conservatory of Flowers for a little while, huh?  

Orchids: A Tribute to Doris Duke
Tuesday, October 20 through Sunday, October 25
Main Lobby, North and South courts
FREE with museum admission

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“Orchids (Orchidaceae) are flowering plants commonly found in Southeast Asia and other tropical parts of the world. This is a botanic description of orchids, but for most of us orchids are the most exotic of plants with an enormous diversity of shape, size, color. Doris Duke, who collected many of the artworks presented in Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, was an avid orchid collector, cultivator, and preservationist. As an homage to Doris Duke and her passion for collecting, for the first time and for five days only, the museum will present a striking display of orchids. The display features arrangements by members of Ikebana International and Ikebana Teachers Federation, San Francisco Orchid Society, San Francisco Garden Club, Asian Art Museum Flower Committee, de Young Flower Committee; floral designers, orchid aficionados, and others.”

See you there!

Jerry Brown Comes to San Francisco to Raise Money in Gavin Newsom’s Backyard

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Well, actually Jer-bear‘s journey today took him to San Francisco’s leafy Woodland Avenue, home of both Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks - it’s perhaps it’s a half-mile from Gavin Newsom’s new place on Masonic. So it’s kind of his backyard. Read all about the affair in this glowing report from Bill Wilson at the San Francisco Sentinel - was former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin there? Take a look to see.

And look who else was there – it’s Robert Haaland and his union allies. You know, the very same Robert that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson “hates” (reportedly). For the record, Mr. Haaland had this bon mot:

“Jerry Brown wrote the book that Gavin Newsom needs CliffsNotes to understand.”

(Or “needs CLiffNotes to read,” something like that – there might have been different endings. The book in this context would probably be entitled Governance or some such thing – people were talking about Jerry’s forward-looking high speed rail proposals from three decades ago, stuff like that.)

Ouch.

R.H. (on the left) y compania descending Parnassus Heights after brunching with Attorney General Jerry Brown this afternoon:

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Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks – Woodland Avenue – Jerry Brown
When: October 4, 2009 – Sunday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visit with California Attorney General Jerry Brown while having traditional Sunday brunch. California Attorney General Jerry Brown has not officially declared his candidacy for Governor in 2010. Join Agar Jaicks and Jane Morrison in the growing movement urging Jerry Brown once again to lead California toward a brighter future. Jerry has been in the forefront for decades of what is now known as 21st Century programs, thinking and actions: Sustainable energy. Reducing greenhouse gases. High speed rail. Wild river and coast protection. Resolving global conflict. Support for better education opportunities in public schools. Women and minorities sharing leadership at all government levels. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Attorney General Brown’s much-admired intelligence, humor and experience make him the ideal candidate for Governor.
Patrons: Pam Brennan, Richard Dana, Ina Dearman, Robert Dockendorff, Judith Flynn, Terence Hallinan, Eileen Kivlehan, Jeanmarie Maher, Esther Marks, Elaine McKeon, Marsha O’Bannon, Eliot Seal, Joan Simmons, Michael Wong
Sponsors:Claudia Abernathy, Marie Angell, Cedric & Dorothy Bainton, Prof. Ray Berard, Robert Champlain, Robert Erickson, Diana Taylor and Jay Folberg, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Walter Johnson, Margel Kaufman, Josie Karydas, Dr. & Mrs. John Kerner, Ryz Koprowski, George Lorenzetti, Mary Ann Massenburg, Evan Mogan, Zoanne Nordstrom, May O’Riordan, Gimmy Park Li, Carla Perez, Ceryl and Jim Roe, Norman Schlossberg, Ralph Singer, Virginia Sung, Debra Walker, Edith Wellin, Carol Bettencourt and Don Willenburg.

On It Goes.

San Francisco’s 42nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, 2009

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

As expected, there was a great turnout for the 42nd Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown today. Sunny skies and the Grand Parade made today the busiest of the four-day festival. Let’s take a look at the staging area this morning.

Its Grand Marshall George Takei! Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (born in San Francisco) is seen here hanging out with Heidi Cheung, Miss San Francisco’s Outstanding Teen 2009 and Crystal Lee, Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2008.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California President and Mrs. Masaaki Tanaka, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador and Mrs. Ichiro Fujisajki, George Takei, and Consul General of Japan and Mrs. Yasumasa Nagamine:

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My Melody, Hello Kitty, and Badtz Maru were pleased to be on the scene:

From Hawaii with aloha:

Photographer David Yu was welcomed by all, including this contingent from Los Angeles:

Miss National Asia Dow-An Kou is on the right:

Bevan Dufty chilling with local pageant winners. 

Elizabeth Kress, Miss San Francisco:

And Little Miss San Francisco 2009, Alyssa-Marie Muna:

And now on with the parade:

Senator Leland Yee:

Frosty Senator Mark Leno:

Assemblymember Fiona Ma with Bob Twomey:

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano:

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu:

And his ride for today:

Supervisor Bevan Dufty and company:

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi with the Japanese Ambassador and Consul General:

Supervisor Eric Mar:

 Richard Hashimoto, President of the Japantown Merchants Association:

Thought this was an electric Tesla Roadster at first. Actually, it’s the similar (but lighter) gas-powered Lotus Elise. (Horrible Tesla Motors is long on promises, certainly, but just because a toy car is expensive and is powered by electricity, that doesn’t mean it’s a desirable product, that doesn’t mean it represents “the high end.” Just ask Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who ended up giving his Tesla Roadster back. Go ahead and buy one if you want, though. While you’re at it, why not buy an impractical electric Ultra Motor A2B bike and an impractical electric Segway Scooter as well.)

Speaking of cars, here’s part of the NUMMI contingent all the way from Fremont. It’s the only car factory in the West that’s still operating. Union labor, FYI 

Nihonmachi Little Friends:

And your reward for making it all the way to J-Town? Yummy chicken and rice balls from O-Izakaya Lounge at 1625 Post Street.

See you next year!