Posts Tagged ‘old’

1959 Ninety-Eight: Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile, Your Grandfather’s – Certainly a “Linear Look,” Non?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A clean machine:

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As seen on the I-80 – this one really stood out.

The Cleanest 1983 Mercedes Benz W123 240D You’ll Ever See – 67 Horsepower Never Looked So Good

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I’m not suggesting that this beast runs clean, oh no. Its NOx emissions must be through the roof.

But look, it has its original hood ornament star. And four dog dish hubcaps painted to match

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And best of all, It Still Runs

Bucolic Pacific Heights, Filled with Cobblestones and Old Work Trucks

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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ONLY IN MARIN: “You are amazing.”

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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RPD Takes Down Its Tree Mail in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Before:

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After:

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Well there we go.

Thanks, RPD!

While you’re at it, why not fix the walking path along Oak? I don’t think this is a money issue, it’s a something-else issue. It has to do with your priorities, RPD…

RPD v. DPW: Rec and Park STAPLES Its Ad to a TREE in Golden Gate Park – Is This Allowed?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

I’ll tell you, our Rec and Park (rated at just 2.5 stars) is SICK AND TIRED of taking care of the ocean of sand that makes up our perfectly fine, 4 star-rated Kid’s Kingdom Panhandle Playground, so it wants to spend millions of dollars on a replacement.

So here’s the ad for the next step, for a public meeting at the Park Branch of our San Francisco Public Library:

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RPD stapled its ad to a tree.

Now let’s check out what DPW has to say. See that? No staples allowed. Like not even on a telephone pole, man.

I recognize that DPW rules might not apply all over Frisco, but geez man. Do you want people stapling crap to your trees, RPD?

Now as far as the proposals for getting rid of Kid’s Kingdom, well, what if the new playground were free and what if it could be created in an instant – would existing users prefer the new place or the existing playground? You know, IDK.

The parents / caregivers are, generally, astonished when they hear that the Panhandle Playground is one of the worst in Frisco. And actually a lot of them travel past other playgrounds to get to this particular one, so they aren’t looking forward to RPD taking all that sand away.

OTOH, RPD doesn’t have the scratch to fix the nearby walking path next to Oak. For want of a half-mil, it’s given up on doing anything with that abysmal macadam anytime soon.

So that’s why RPD going to lengths to dismantle a perfectly fine playground is a bit funny.

And of course, the new playground isn’t free – it’ll cost millions. And of course, it won’t get built in an instant – it’ll take months. And of course, there are other pros and cons to putting in a new playground. But RPD has already decided to get rid of Kid’s Kingdom, so they want people to now focus on tiny details (oh, what color would you like the paint to be?) as opposed to the big picture (the place is very popular, and people are sad at the idea of losing the sand, but they’d like RPD to do a better job of taking care of the place, and why not just keep this place instead of destroying it?)

Oh well…

Giant Eucalyptus Attacks Pickup Truck, Wins – Someday, Somebody Will Get Killed by a Tree in Our GGP Panhandle

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Our RPD’s way of taking care of trees appears to be to wait for them to fail and then haul off whatever hits the ground. IDK, do Blue Gum Eucalyptus really belong here on the somewhat sandy fringes of the Great Sand Wastes of the West Side? No, not really. But they’re here now, and they’re just waiting to kill you.

Here’s your clue as to what happened:

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A definite prob here:

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The sad message to our heartless SFMTA MUNI DPT:

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And look, no ticket on sweep day. Que bueno!

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And here’s the offending tree branch, cut up into firewood:

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I suppose both tree and truck will both live on, a bit worse for the wear.

But this tree and others like it? Well, THEY SHOULD ALL BE DESTROYED.

JMO.

This 2016 Christmas Tree Looks As If It Will Make It All the Way to Christmas 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

As seen perched in a large Indian laurel fig (Ficus Retusa) on a sidewalk abutting the mean Streets of San Francisco in April 2017:

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NIMBYS are Made, Not Born: The Taking of Alexandria 1 2 3

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

I never saw the original ALEXANDRIA way out there in the Richmond, but I did see the (gun-free) 20th Anniversary release of ET in the subdivided three-screen Alex 123 in back aught-two just afore it shut down forever in aught-four.

It’s been an empty hulk, a brokedown palace ever since:

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Now here’s the reverse angle with new housing going in to replace the parking lot:

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One stated goal of this project and others similar is to lower the value of housing, or at least lower the pressure on housing values, in the Richmond District. If you’re sitting across the street in your owner-occupied house THIS PROJECT DOES NOT BENEFIT YOU.

And the kicker is YES, IT WILL BE HARDER TO PARK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

All you can say for sure is that there will be pros and cons with this project, and others similar. There will be winners and losers. It’s easy to ID the losers is what I’m saying…

 

“RACING FORMS” on Geary: Business Signs are Difficult to Erect in Frisco BUT ALSO Business Signs are Difficult to Take Down in Frisco

Monday, March 27th, 2017

When was the last time somebody went into Martell’s Liquors on Geary way out in the Middle Richmond to buy, what, a printout of race horse statistics updated daily?

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I’m guessing the 1980’s.

Where would you place your bet? San Mateo County? Alameda County?

Was this a big business?

Signed/ CONFUSED IN FRISCO