Posts Tagged ‘“Papa”’

The Humpback Whales of San Francisco County – Meet Mama, Papa and Junior – But Ouch: Big Killer Whale Bite

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

All right, I need to payoff on that headline.

Here are your humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) of San Francisco County, which, of course, includes a whole bunch of ocean (depending on how you look at it.)

A pair of namesake humps. This particular species is not endangered at all – there are tons of them out there.

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Horizontal tale = whale, of course. These things are huge, like almost 50 feet long and weighing as much as older DC-9 jetliners:

Here’s Mama and Papa and Junior, just a pod of freelance whales coming and going as they please:

And here’s what happens when a killer whale takes a big bite out of your hump. Chomp chomp:

Bon courage, cetaceans!

Bay Area Braces for Huge Funeral of Hell’s Angels President

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Mark “Papa” Guardado, President of the Hells Angels’ San Francisco chapter, was killed in the  Mission District on September 2nd. Tomorrow’s funeral should be well-attended.

The vigil will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. and a funeral Monday at 10 a.m. at Duggan’s Serra Mortuaryat 500 Westlake Ave. in Daly City, with interment to follow at Cypress Lawn cemetery in Colma. The two-wheeled funeral procession could be the largest in Bay Area history.

This is what the sidewalk memorial for Papa Frisco looked like today at 24th and Treat in the Mission. Click to expand:

The Guardian Angels were on patrol in this area over the weekend and there are extra police around as well.

Let’s hope for a peaceful day tomorrow.