One assumes the car was headed up to UC’s Laurel Heights propertah via Masonic, and since you’re here anyway, might as well issue a few citations along the way:
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Here it is, looking west at around 37th Avenue:
And here’s what you should be looking at – the aging SFPD SUV with radar on the left, the 30 MPH speed limit sign in the middle, and the SPEED LIMIT 25 MPH / SENIOR CITIZEN FACILITY signs on the right:
Read all about it here, courtesy of a disgruntled Prius driver what got a ticket last year, when the speed limit zones on this stretch of Fulton went 35-25-35. As you can see, these days it goes 30-25-30, but the concept’s the same.
One would think SFGov would want to put in a few more traffic signals in this area, but one would be wrong.
Via KQED – oh, I see.
Interestingly enough, elements of the designerly community plus a North Bay tech firm’s marketing department are colluding to ban our current Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra City of San Francisco rising phoenix flag and replace it with something like Chicago‘s, or something.
Until that time, look forward to more 41510-style SF/Oakland mashup logos from our SFPD Academy.
Yelplash! – 100s Upon 100s of One-Star Yelp Reviews for Napa Valley Wine Train – Also, “NAPA VALLEY RAILROAD POLICE!?”Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
This post is two posts…
…two posts in one!
Moving on, to this – it was the “Napa Valley Railroad Police(!)” busted / escorted off the premises these women?
WTF to that.
“Are Napa Valley Railroad Police Officers “real cops?
Yes. Every one of our peace officers is a fully empowered police officer under the authority of section 830.33(e) of the California Penal Code. Our officers have peace officer authority 24 hours a day anywhere in the State of California the same as any city police officer our county deputy sheriff. Our primary jurisdiction extends to in and around property of the Napa Valley Railroad.
Can Napa Valley Railroad Police Officers write traffic tickets?
Yes. Our officers can enforce all of the laws of the State of California including all sections of the California Vehicle Code. Enforcement is an essential component of carrying out our public safety mission. We focus our attention on violations related to the railroad.
Why does the Railroad need its own police department? Is there that much crime?
The Napa Valley Railroad Company operates its own police department with the intention of limiting its reliance on public resources. The Napa Valley Wine Train carries up to 350 people at a time on one train. The railroad line includes over 90 public and private crossings that run over and alongside Highway 29. Our mission includes protecting the patrons, employees, and assets of the railroad. We believe that our presences is the most effective deterrent to crime.”
This FAQ only leads to more questions.
And what’s next, the Cliff House Restaurant Police? The Ronald McDonald Police Squad?
Anyway, chew on that.
The Wine Police, they live inside of my head
The Wine Police, they come to me in my bed
The Wine Police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh, no
Exploring Alternatives to the Crowded, Problematic “The Wiggle” Bike Route – “RIDE OAK?” – Sure, or McAllisterFriday, August 14th, 2015
Here you go:
Well, let’s see, there are LOTS of reasons to not ride the vaunted THE WIGGLE route and also, there are other options asides from OAK.
But let’s consider Oak now. Oh, here’s famous fixie-riding Andy on the left side of Oak, from all the way back in aught-seven.
And look, the dashed lines made a sort of bike lane on the left side – good times. (Unfortunately, this space for bikes is no longer there, due to subsequent restriping.)
Anywho, going straight on Oak instead of taking the Wiggle at Scott is nice because you’ve only got one sort of steep block. I see people take Oak all the time. Oak is good. Oak is fast. Oak is congested a lot of the time due to horrible horrible Octavia Boulevard (what was dreamed up by wealthy homeowners in Hayes Valley), so you’d spend some time weaving about, getting around drivers trying to get on the I-80 / the 101 superslabs, but that’s OK. I’ll add that Oak is for the adventurous, certainly.
So, Oak is far from being a ridiculous choice, a choice TO TEACH US ALL A LESSON about the dangers of the SFPD handing out citations. It’s a viable option.
Or what of Oak and Baker to Fulton to Divisadero to Mcallister to Market? This is THE UNWIGGLE with no wiggling at all betwixt Divis and Market. And look, you’ve defeated the rich people of HV who put a 105 foot wide BOULEVARD betwixt you and your destination, ’cause Octavia is but a nothingburger walking path / federal housing project parking lot on this route – it won’t slow you down at all.
Or Fulton? It’s a bit hillier than McAll and you’ve got big old City Hall in your way, but it’ll do.
Or Golden Gate? That works too.
Or Haight all the way to Fillmore, just to avoid the congested THE WIGGLE?
Notice that all these routes avoid “cycling” a bunch of people through the stop signs at WALLER and STEINER in the Lower Haight.
Those are some of your inbound routes.
As far as using Fell to go back home, well that’s CRAZY TOWN, that’s ill-advised. I rarely have seen that, in all my years.
IMO, the best way to get back is MCALLISTER…
…of course, there are other non-THE WIGGLE choices as well.
The Back of a Brand-New SFPD Police Car Doesn’t Look Too Comfy – Economy-Class Legroom – Hard Plastic SeatsThursday, August 6th, 2015
Is there a Ford in your Future?
Let’s hope it’s not this one:
If You Liked Yesterday’s Lower Haight Bicycle “Stop-In,” You’re going to LOVE Tomorrow’s Critical Mass – It’s OBEY THE LAW DAY!Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Here’s the thing about Critical Mass, Man – it doesn’t have any LEADERS, Man.
Not officially, anyway.
But people are planning away right now, for tomorrow’s special OBEY THE LAW Critical Mass, July 31, 2015.
So this is the plan, Man. As with the recent Stop-In, cyclists would collectively stop for stop signs and red lights. The supposed concomitant traffic chaos during a Friday Evening Drive will, somehow, TEACH US ALL A LESSON about something. We’re going to be super-sorry that the SFPD dared to enforce a section of the CVC.
Anyway, that’s the word on the street, from some interested parties. (Oh, and check the official* SF Critical Mass Twitter – maybe they’ll have something.)
We’ll see how it goes. (It’s hard to herd cats, of course.)
Tourists just loooove CM, generally, you know, once they’ve been seated at the CHAYA on Embarc…
…or they’re already nearing their destination at the Fish Wharf:
(Both these shot show serendipitous(sp?) moments – everybody’s trying to understand what they’re looking at.)
But locals, I don’t know. Some of them don’t like the Commute Clot. Like people who would otherwise be taking these MUNI rides home. See how they stretch to the horizon? That was how Crit Mass looked, back in the day
Oh, you’re still here, Gentle Reader? Enjoy:
*And by that, the meaning is unofficial, officially. But, you know, wink wink, Man! Hey, don’t sue us, Man – that wouldn’t be groovy at all. ‘Cause like we organizers for these parades what sometimes have thousands of entrants, well, we have less liability insurance than the average impoverished Airbnb room letter. Man.