Posts Tagged ‘November 5’

OMG, the Best Way to Spend New Year’s Eve is at Beach Blanket Babylon! Special Show Ticks Start at $65

Friday, October 19th, 2012

If you can get tickets to this show, my hat’s off to you – this looks like an excellent way to handle NYE 2013 in the 415:

“STEVE SILVER’S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON - New Year’s Eve tickets On Sale Monday, November 5

SAN FRANCISCO (October 18, 2012) – Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the world’s longest running musical revue, rings in 2013 with two special performances on Monday, December 31, 2012. Tickets for these performances range in price from $65 – $190 and are available starting Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. by phone at 415-421-4222, online at beachblanketbabylon.com or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green Street, San Francisco).

Both the 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. shows will feature a pastiche of the best and worst of 2012 – Beach Blanket Babylon style. Guests at each show will receive champagne and truffles. The second show – ending at the stroke of midnight – will feature post-show dancing until 1:30 a.m.

“New Year’s Eve at Beach Blanket Babylon is always a fun-filled evening packed with laughter and surprises,” said Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Beach Blanket Babylon. “We are very excited to share another celebration with friends and fans throughout the Bay Area.”

Hailed as “a constant cascade of showstoppers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including Lady Gaga, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Kim Kardashian; Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Cast of “Glee,” Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grammy Award Winner, Adele and The San Francisco Giants.

Tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon’s special New Year’s Eve performances range in price from $65 – $190 and are available starting Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 415-421-4222, online at beachblanketbabylon.com or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green Street, San Francisco). Arrangements for groups 30 or more and private performances may be made by contacting group sales at 415-421-6788.”

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Hurray! Chase Bank Announces it Won’t Charge Customers a Monthly Debit Card Fee – Thanks Chase!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Say what you will about our corporate overlords at Morgan Chase, you can’t deny that they can tell which way the winds are blowing these days.

Proof of that is this announcement, below.

My favorite Chase Bank is the one on Oak and Divisadero. Isn’t it kewl? 

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That’s right, it’s hella cool.

On a somewhat serious note, thanks for Chase Community Giving, Chase. That’s better than spending your money on a Super Bowl commercial or whathaveyou.

(But don’t get on my bad side, Chase, else it will be smashy smashy like what happened to your nearby competitor on Fell a couple Halloweens back.)

Anyway, you all can join the boycott,* I don’t care. As long as the Chase customers can have their bank branch on Oak, that’s fine.

Or take your money to a credit union, I don’t care.

And, oh, goran nasai, Amerika no Ginkoo. Mite, mite:

“Chase Announces it Won’t Charge Customers a Debit Card Fee - Consumers Union Calls On Bank of America to Drop its Plan to Charge a $5 Fee for Debit Card Purchases

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2011 — JP Morgan Chase announced today that it will not charge its customers a $3 monthly debit card fee after testing the charge in Wisconsin and Georgia.  The bank announced that it would drop the idea following negative reaction from its customers.

Consumers Union, the nonprofit advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today commended Chase for its decision and reiterated its call on Bank of America to end its plan to charge a $5 debit card fee beginning in 2012.

“Consumers Union has heard from thousands of consumers across the country who are outraged that Bank of America is instituting the $5 monthly debit card fee,” said Norma Garcia, manager of Consumers Union’s financial services program.  ”It’s time for Bank of America to listen to its customers who are saying loud and clear: drop the fee or we’ll drop you.  All banks that are considering debit card fees should ditch those plans.”

SunTrust has also started rolling out a similar debit card fee and Wells Fargo has been testing one in select markets.  Earlier this month, Consumers Union called on Chase, Bank of America and these other banks to abandon plans to charge customers a fee for debit card purchases.

“It’s unfair for banks to stick consumers with a monthly fee just to use their own money,” said Garcia.  ”The banks that charge debit card fees risk losing customers who are fed up with financial institutions that got bailed out that are now turning around and hiking fees.”

Consumers Union has published a set of tips for consumers who want to switch banks.

Saturday, November 5, has been dubbed Bank Transfer Day by grassroots activists upset with rising bank fees, including the new $5 debit card fee that Bank of America will start charging its customers in 2012. Consumers are being encouraged by Bank Transfer Day organizers to switch their accounts to credit unions or community banks on that day.

SOURCE  Consumers Union”

Oh, there’s an updated version of this release. See it after the jump.

*Facebook, really? Heh. Home of the ephemeral…

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