Posts Tagged ‘profit’

Apparently, Frank Chu Doesn’t Mind if You Traffic in 12-Galaxy Signs

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Turns out that Famous Frank Chu is aware of people who trade his old signs and he’s cool with it.

(Any allegations of profiteering against Frank’s wishes are cheerfully withdrawn.)

My first photo of Frank Chu straight-on posted on the Web:

Click to expand. (I might have ‘shopped the sign a bit.)

Wonder what one of Frank’s old Impeach Clinton / Zegnatronic Rocket Society signs would be worth these days…

Scrappy SFO-Based Airline Now Losing Less Money – Virgin America Announces 2009 Results

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Popular Virgin America is still generally losing money, but they have some stuff to crow about. Check it, below.

Appears as if they’ll fly right through our Great Recession.

All the deets:

Virgin America Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results

Start-up Airline Reports Strong Performance in Second Full Year of Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22– Virgin America, the award-winning start-up airline, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009.  While driving growth against the backdrop of a contracting industry, the start-up airline made significant top line progress in its second full year of operations.  For full year 2009, Virgin America reported a $48 million operating loss on revenues of $548 million – a $140 million (or 74 percent) year-over-year improvement over 2008.  In 2009, the Company also reported its first quarterly operating profit in the third quarter.

Although the revenue and demand environment remained challenging in the final quarter of 2009, Virgin America reported strong revenue performance, industry-leading load factors, and improved unit costs for the fourth quarter. The airline narrowed its operating loss by $11 million year-over-year in the fourth quarter, improving its operating margin by 10.9 points.  Virgin America also reported a 47 percent increase in scheduled service capacity year-over-year.

Ever more deets, after the jump


The San Francisco Chronicle’s Circulation is down 25 Percent Year Over Year? Wow

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Via the San Francisco Press Club, we all learn that:

Chronicle circulation plunges 25%


 A quick search comes up with this:

San Francisco ChronicleCirculation: 370,345 Daily 424,603 Sunday

According to
That might need to be updated.
Well, let’s see what national media expert Rick Edmonds has to say:

Edmonds said there has also been a trend among some metropolitan dailies of “pulling back from trying to serve distant areas that are expensive to serve and don’t have a lot of value to advertisers. “In essence they’re just letting that kind of circulation go,” he said, citing the San Francisco Chronicle as a case in point.


There are rumors of “profitability” going around. Expect good things.

The Professional Dog Walkers of Bernal Heights Appear to be Overwhelmed

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The unlicensed commercial dog walkers of leash-free Bernal Heights appear to be overwhelmed at times. Perhaps each one should have an assistant – that would seem fair. Of course, there’s talk about requiring liability insurance and limiting the number pooches per businessperson, up in Marin.  

How many pooches can you Spot? Click to expand, they won’t bite:

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Were there any doggies inside this unattended pickup? At least one, anyway.

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But don’t give just a four-star rating to your dog walker on the Yelp, as he/she would likely take that as an insult. Five stars are de rigueur, it would seem.