Posts Tagged ‘proof’

Tortilla Conspiracy Takes Over the Levi’s Workshop on Valencia – Printing with Chocolate and Juice

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Our coporate overlords seem to be making the most of the temporary Levi’s Workshop down in the Mission.

The latest joint was called MISSION ICONS IN A TIME OF CHANGE.

Is this print from chocolate or beet juice? Don’t know.

Get all the deets, after the jump.

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Print What You Want, More or Less, at the Temporary Levi’s Workshop on Valencia

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I don’t know, if you want to drop by to check out the temporary Levi’s Workshop at 580-582 Valencia near 17th Street, well then be my guest:

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Or you can vandalize the joint, your choice.

Anyway, they sure seem friendly:

I guess that you can go in on Sundays and print up posters for your non-profit or not-for-profit event / joint on this Vandercook SP-25 Proof Press:

They have lots of stuff…

…including a bunch of rivets:

Alice Waters in the house:

Sponsors:

Sked:

And the graffiti was almost all cleaned up by the time I got there on Tuesday:

All the deets:

The Levi’s(R) Brand Pays Homage to Its Workwear Roots With the Launch of Levi’s Workshops

Interactive Workshops Open Doors in San Francisco this July and New York City later this Fall

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire/ — Since its inception in 1873 as one of the original purveyors of American workwear, the Levi’s® brand has been the uniform of choice for great American pioneers.  Levi’s® jeans have been worn by the craftsmen, laborers and artisans who helped define the cultural landscape in America and have shaped the energy and events of our times.  This week, the Levi’s® brand celebrates a new generation of pioneers and creative communities across the country with the launch of Levi’s® Workshops.  Taking a new, innovative approach to integrating community involvement with retailing, the first Levi’s® Workshop debuts this week in San Francisco followed by a second expression of the program later this fall in New York City.  The Levi’s® Workshops will be multi-use spaces, featuring a functional workshop, community event space and retail storefront.  Each Workshop is designed to focus on a specific craft including printmaking in the San Francisco Workshop and photography in the New York City shop.

The Levi’s® Workshops will serve as community-based extensions of the brand’s Go Forth marketing campaign, paying homage to the principles of hard work and civic engagement. Central to the Workshop program will be collaborations with recognized pioneers from each community.  For eight weeks, each Levi’s® Workshop will open its doors to the general public and host a range of interactive demonstrations, educational programming and events.

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Dennis Herrera Throws Down: Demands Proof of Accuracy for Intelligender Pregnancy Test

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera can’t abide companies that don’t prove their claims. So today he’s going after Intelligender LLC because of its “in-home fetal gender prediction product“ that you can get at Walgreens. For the record:

“IntelliGender, the Plano, Texas, creator of the “Boy or Girl Gender Prediction Test,” says scientists isolated certain hormones that when combined with a “proprietary mix of chemicals” react differently if a woman is carrying a boy or a girl. It claims that within 10 minutes of taking the urine test, a woman will be able to tell her baby’s gender. The specimen will turn green if it’s a boy, and orange if it’s a girl.”

The question is about accuracy, primarily.

San Francisco’s Happy Warrior:

As always, follow the action on the Twitter.

Herrera demands proof of accuracy, safety claims by IntelliGender in-home test

City Attorney invokes authority under Unfair Competition Law in seeking evidence for marketing claims by gender prediction test sold in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (March 10, 2010) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today invoked his legal authority under California’s Unfair Competition Law to demand substantiation for advertising claims by Intelligender LLC that its in-home fetal gender prediction product, which is sold and marketed in San Francisco, is “totally safe” and over 90 percent accurate.

“California law empowers public sector attorneys to seek proof for marketing claims for products sold to the consumers they’re responsible to protect,” said Herrera. “Intelligender is a product that came to our attention in which some of the advertised claims are dubious, and for which supporting evidence is notably unavailable to potential customers. Women and families interested in purchasing products like this are entitled to see the evidence that will enable them to be better informed consumers.”

According to Herrera’s letter to the Plano, Tex.-based manufacturer:

“The IntelliGender Test purports to accurately identify the gender of a fetus as early as 10 weeks after pregnancy, and well before ultrasound confirmation of fetal gender is available to expectant mothers. However, according to online reviews of your product, it appears that your advertising claim that the IntelliGender Test is ‘over 90% accurate’ is questionable. Additionally, as your product packaging does not identify the contents of the IntelliGender Test, there are concerns about the safety and proper means of disposal of the Test.     

“The San Francisco City Attorney hereby requests that you provide evidence of the facts supporting the advertising claims of IntelliGender listed below, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code §17508, which empowers city attorneys to request substantiation of purportedly fact-based advertising claims. For all claims listed below indicating that scientific methods were utilized, please include full reports of experiments, methods, results, and outcomes, in addition to the CVs and biographies of the clinicians retained to perform these trials and tests.”

Herrera asked that Intelligender provide documentation responsive to his request by the end of the month, noting that we would consider seeking “an immediate termination or modification of the claim,” as state law provides, if the information were not forthcoming.

All the deets after the jump.

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Soul Slam IV: Prince vs. Michael Jackson – The Final Battle in San Francisco Tomorrow

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Soul Slams I, II, and III ended without a clear winner, but tomorrow, well, things should be different. I mean if Michael Jackson can’t win Soul Slam IV this year, of all years, well, then he never will. Now, the King of Pop has the height but Prince, he has the reach so keep that in mind tomorrow night when you’re wagering at the musical squared circle that is the Mezzanine at Triple Four Jessie in the SoMA, doors at 9:00 PM.

And remember, early-ass arrival is “highly suggested.” It’s Going to be on, per Tamara Palmer

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Too fat, fat you must cut lean.
You gotta take the elevator to the Mezzanine,
Chump, change, and it’s on, super bon bon
Super bon bon, Super bon bon.

PRINCE & MICHAEL JACKSON
 
featuring
DJ SPINNA
along with
PROOF | HAKOBO | KING MOST
 
Mezzanine 444 jessie street, sf 
21+ | Doors 9pm-4am

There will be 200 tickets at the door 9pm.
 
LIMITED PRESALES AVAILABLE AT:
http://going.com/soulslam
 
 
fresco, Massive Selector & Keistar are proud to bring you the 4th installment of a not-to-be-missed event to heat up our Indian Summer in the beautiful Bay Area:
SOUL SLAM: PRINCE AND MICHAEL JACKSON
At MEZZANINE (444 Jessie Street, San Francisco) this Saturday, September 19.
Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of musical marvels! On the cut, we’ve got DJ SPINNA rockin’ the best of the King of Pop and his Royal Clan (Jackson 5, Jermaine, Janet, Rebbie, MJ covers & More) and Prince and all his Disciples (Sheila E, The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Alexander O’ Neal, Vanity 6, Apolonia, Morris Day & More).
Plus the Bay Area’s prodigal sons Hakobo, Proof & King Most warmin’ up the dance.

Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of non-stop soul music celebrating 2 of music’s biggest icons.
 
This is one of the biggest events of the year! Early-ass arrival highly suggested. Capacity will be reached. Pick up your presale tickets now!
SOUL SLAM IV is dedicated to the life, memory, and music of the KING OF POP,  MICHAEL JACKSON. rest in power…

It’s Here! Neighborhood Free Days at the California Academy of Sciences!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

You know what makes you better than all those melon farmers out there? It’s the fact that you hang your hat every night in the City and County of San Francisco. That makes you special. To celebrate you, the California Academy of Sciences is offering free admission for you (and your neighbors). Just match up your zip code with the handy chart below, gather up the necessary proof of where you reside, and head on over to Golden Gate Park.

And the nice thing about this free admission program is that it probably won’t be as crowded as it sometimes gets on the third Wednesday of the month, when everyone gets in sans tariff.

Celebrated Missionites getting a little camera time in front of the green screen before entering the Cal Academy yesterday. Bide your time, your free day is coming:

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Thanks, Bank of America.

A Mystery Solved – MUNI’s Twittering Fare Inspector Tells the Whole Story

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Here’s the deal. Back in the day, about a half-decade ago, they didn’t make 35mm digital cameras with full-frame sensors AND high frames-per-second capability. So your lens would see things the sensor did not, and all that information on the outside edge of the “image rectangle” would just dissappear into the black void. As in this entry of the now famous female Transit Fare Inspector

Here’s the rest of her day from a photo of a different bus. At 3:30 PM, some richly misunderstood punk got a ticket for not having his MUNI transfer and he took it out on the poor TFI. See? It’s conveniently highlighted in yellow on the ad: 

It goes on to say how you can appeal a citation. So, the messages sent are these:

Don’t attack the TFIs because they are just doing their job, which includes doing many helpful, useful things.

Don’t attack the TFIs because you’ll have recourse later on to fight against your unfair citation.

I’ll confess that I missed the punchline of the ad, so I missed most of its meaning.

Apologías.

Carry on.

San Francisco MUNI Fare Inspectors – Good People, Tough Jobs

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

So this is the ad you can see on the side of a San Francisco MUNI bus – “Good People. Tough Jobs.” The same slogan is on some of the vehicles the Parking Control Officers use these days (and you know, they could always twist it around to Tough People, Good Jobs and use it for recruiting.)

Anywho, the bus ad has a Transit Fare Inspector’s pretend Twitter feed on the right side. About what you’d expect, except for two entries. Check it out.

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10:05 AM Stopped a tagger from vandalizing a Metro train.”

O rly? What’d you use - handgun, rifle, akido, maybe a 12-gauge shotgun?

“12:25 PM Broke up a fight between two passengers.”

That’s it, no details? We gots to gets the deets.

Maybe MUNI should set up a fare inspector as an official Twittererer for a week or so. In real life. The fare inspector could give out tips to passengers, show what a typical day is like, give advice on how to hold onto your Apple iPod, etc…

It couldn’t hoit.