Posts Tagged ‘night’

Are “Rear Red Lights” Required for Bicycles at Night in California? No, Not At All – So Why This SFMTA Poster?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

What does this poster mean to you? Does it mean that its creator is saying that rear lights are required by law?

Yes it does.

But are rear lights required by law IRL?

No, they are not.

Does the SFMTA know this? IDK.

Hey, who is more likely to kill bike riders in San Francisco? Is it all the car drivers in the world or is it the several thousands of drivers employed or regulated by the SFMTA? Again, IDK, but it’s a reasonable question.

Hey SFMTA! Why don’t you have a lawyer look at your posters before you release them?

Just asking.

How “The Club” on Your Steering Wheel Won’t Save You from Break-Ins on the Mean Streets of San Francisco – McAllister

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

McAllister Street:

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Now That the Smurfs 2 Movie is Out, Let’s Recall the Time in 2011 When Mayor Ed Lee Had City Hall Lit in Blue for the Original Smurfs Film

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Here’s a retread post from 2011.

Enjoy:

OMG, it’s SMURFS WEEK in San Francisco, just like they had in NYC.

Hurray!

So, even though we might not have a blue* Mayor…

…we do have a blue City Hall. IRL, SRSLY, this is what City Hall, the Highest Classical Dome in the Western Hemisphere,* looks like at night these days:

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And here’s an effort from Do Not Lick, who asks, “How Broke is San Francisco?”

As they, say, Smurf Happens:

San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue in Honor of The Smurfs

City Hall, San Francisco\

Plus:

Smurf Village at Hillsdale Shopping Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center

10AM-3PM - Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Hurray!

Thanks Sony!

*Or sunburned, take your pick. This photo, which is sometimes used to show people what Ed Lee looks like, is way, way, way, way oversaturated

I would show you a one-click fix but I am ignorant of how to do such a thing. PhotoShop’s Replace Color on a sunburned area would be a start…

Oh, wait a sec, here we go – a simple black and white does the trick:

That’s better.

*That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

“Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol

Midnight Sparring, Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Jumping ropes and boxing gloves?

Looks like some people have been night exercising:

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Wow: “Coyote on the Moon” – This Critter in Golden Gate Park Owns the Night

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

From photographer David Cruz:

“Golden Gate Park before sunrise, coyote holds it ground and watches over its golf course.”

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San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue and Yellow to Help Steal the Golden State Warriors From Oakland

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Thusly:

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At first I was thinking…Easter?

And then I thought Boston Marathon.

And then I realized it was for the GSW.

Is it a little cheesy to do this so far ahead of time?

Yep, IMO.

Oakland doesn’t have much, you know.

They were going to get a pair of pandas from China, but that didn’t work out.

Oh well.

That’s Venus, the Evening Star, to the right of the dome, BTW.

And that’s a #5 Fulton hover bus heading inbound on McAllister…

Say Hello to Comet PANSTARRS 2013, aka “C/2011 L4″ – As Seen By Photographer David Yu from Twin Peaks

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Via David Yu:

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C/2011 L4

Pan-STARRS

The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) is an array of astronomical cameras and telescopes and computing facility that is surveying the sky on a continual basis, including accurate astrometry and photometry of detected objects. By detecting any differences from previous observations of the same areas of the sky, it is expected to discover a very large number of new asteroidscometsvariable stars and other celestial objects. Its primary mission is to detect near-Earth objects that threaten impact eventsand is expected to create a database of all objects visible from Hawaii (three-quarters of the entire sky) down to apparent magnitude 24. Pan-STARRS is funded in large part by the U.S. Air Force through their Research Labs.

How Do Thieves Break Your Car Windows Quietly on the Streets of San Francisco? With Tiny Ninja Rocks!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Has it been ten years since Ninja Rocks have been enshrined in our California Criminal Code? Yes!

Celebrate by breaking into cars this year, as people are already doing on McAllister Street right near City Hall.

But don’t use a hammer to get car booty. Hammers are heavy.

Use ninja rocks to break windows instead. (They’re super light so they’re easy to carry around.)

Thusly:

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PENAL CODE SECTION 466-469

“466. Every person having upon him or her in his or her possession a
picklock, crow, keybit, crowbar, screwdriver, vise grip pliers,
water-pump pliers, slidehammer, slim jim, tension bar, lock pick gun,
tubular lock pick, bump key, floor-safe door puller, master key,
ceramic or porcelain spark plug chips or pieces, or other instrument
or tool with intent feloniously to break or enter into…”

The Sidewalk Owls of the Bay Area – This Tiny Western Screech Owl Lives Just Above Your Heads – A Great Photo

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Another great shot from San Francisco nature photographer David Cruz.

“A pair of little owls (Western Screech Owl) were in a hole in a live oak tree that hangs over a quiet street in the SF Bay Area. Very cool seeing them in a quiet urban situation, cars drove right under the hollow branch at a steady residential pace. Shortly after sunset, one owl stood near the edge for a moment before flying away,  allowing me to photograph it. “

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Ach du Lieber, Raccoons! A Short Video of Masked Bandits Taking Over Haight Street

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When you’re on Haight Street these days, sure, you expect a parolee to come along to give your noggin a floggin and rip the iPhone from your grasp, you know, something routine like that. 

What you don’t expect is an encounter like this, involving a gaze of brazen raccoons.

Lower Haight Raccoons by Monte Francis: