Most of this type of news rack were put out of business by the new-school green monster “pedmount” racks that became popular for some reason.
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This copter for one:
There were a couple others too.
In Most of America MSM TV News Vans have Loud, Garish Logos, But in the San Francisco Bay Area, We Generally See Plain White Wrappers – Why’s That?Friday, February 19th, 2016
The anonymouser, the better:
This is on Battery in our MSM Ghetto, but I get all these channels all mixed up. These particular vans above are not from KGO, that’s all I know.
Sometimes there are clues as to whose doing the news inside, but generally not.
Now these are KGO vans.
Some local outfits do go for loud and garish, but they do so at their own risk.
As I tried to tell a newcomer Tech Bro just a few days ago, Things Are Different Here…
Photoshopped Folk Art Mocks San Francisco’s Disastrous Hosting of Super Bowl 50 Party – “Super Tent City”Sunday, January 31st, 2016
This is not the problem for the NFL…
…but it’s a symptom of the problem, for the NFL.
The Large, Wasteful, Obsolete, Expensive “PedMount” News Boxes of the Streets of San Francisco – Aesthetics vs. Our 1st AmendmentThursday, July 30th, 2015
Does SFGov tax newspapers to run these green monsters?
Yes. Yes it does.
Most of these green boxes are empty most of the time.
Every so often, people come by to clean the big, green mostly-empty-all-the-time Pedmounts by illegally parking in bus zones, or simply double parking. The workers need to scan a barcode inside the Pedmounts to prove that they actually visited, cause, you know, it’s hard to actually tell what good they’re doing.
These Pedmounts were a bad idea from the beginning and they’re an even worser idea now, in this day and age. (We also have to pay for them by having all these giant 17-foot-tall ads on sidewalks.)
UC Berkeley Prof Lydia Chavez Threatens to Shut Down Mission Local by June 1st Unless Shes Gets Money from Readers, Bidnesses?Friday, March 27th, 2015
[UPDATE: The graphic you can see below has been replaced, with this:
This here is pretty much all I know about Mission Local which has gotten a lot of funding from UC Berkeley over the years.
So let’s see here, try a Norelco shaver or a delightful bed from Costco.com (save $100 now!) for just a month and it will, how do we say, transform your life? OK fine! So is Prof Chavez hectoring me here? I need to “care more?” I need to become a “better neighbor?” Whoo boy.
Now the first graf here, who and what is university-degree’d-up LC taking aim at here? I’m thinking it’s directed at SFist and people like college degree-less Eve Batey, who also tried to make a go of things, back in the aughts. What a contrast. (If Lydia could link to examples of what she’s talking about, that could help her readers. Perhaps she could take the time to do that the next time she comes down to visit us from the penthouse in her ivory tower.)
And what’s this, Lydia Chavez thinks I’m naive to not pay money for news? I think she does.
And then this earnest, earnest, ever-so-earnest journalistic crusader is going to talk about her “sense of humor?” What?
And then comes the punchline of her ransom note – it’s give me money or else.
And she offers “business memberships?” IDK, seems that kind of thing might come with a bit of baggage, huh?
And IDK, until I saw all this hectoring, I never had an unfavorable impression of the ML.
An alternative would be to simply announce that you all are shutting down and then wait for the reaction? You’d get attention from the MSM and some thought pieces about you and The Bay Citizen (and the like) and whathaveyou and, through that process, maybe you’d end up with some monetary support as well.