One assumes it was somebody’s first time, what with all the coughing:
Posts Tagged ‘ranger’
(OMG, this dude’s “white, in his 40′s, 6 feet tall, with short salt-and-pepper hair, and very fit?” Man, my ears are burning! But it wasn’t me.)
Well, this isn’t good:
Recent reports of incidents near Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
San Rafael, CA – Visitors to the Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve above Mill Valley and Corte Madera are cautioned to be watchful for a non-uniformed man misrepresenting himself as a Marin County Open Space District ranger.
Two incidents have been reported on or near Blithedale Summit Fire Road within the past month. The man is alleged to have provided incorrect information to visitors walking dogs regarding the Open Space District’s rules pertaining to dogs. In one incident, he is alleged to have kicked a dog and taken photographs of the visitors, both women, with his cell phone.
The man is described as white, in his 40s, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, with short salt-and-pepper hair, and very fit. He said his name was Dave Stevenson and that he worked for “the department.” At the time of the incidents, he was wearing black and silver bicycling clothing and possessed a black mountain bike.
The man is not employed by or associated with Marin County Parks or the Marin County Open Space District. While on duty in open space preserves, rangers are always in uniform.
Marin County Parks is investigating the incidents. Others who may have interacted with a man matching that description, or who may have witnessed similar interactions, are urged to contact Marin County Parks at 415-473-2816.”
Huge Multi-Ton Blue Gum Eucalyptus Tree Branch Falls in the Panhandle – “Environmental Weed” – Tasmanian DevilSunday, August 18th, 2013
This aint no bush, it’s part of a huge tree branch what just came crashing down in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle this AM.
See? It fell near Fell Street.
These Eucs are environmental weeds* don’t you know.
They Should All Be Destroyed
Of course she’s trying to kill us – clever girl:
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*It was introduced to California in the mid-19th century, partly in response to the Southern Pacific Railroad’s need for timber to make railroad ties, and is prominent in many parks in San Francisco and throughout the state. Naturalists, ecologists, and the United States National Park Service consider it an invasive species due to its ability to quickly spread and displace native plant communities, while local authorities, especially many fire departments across California consider them to be a major fire hazard, although the United States Department of Agriculture does not list it among its Invasive and Noxious plants list in California. Due to such reasons, programs across the state of California have been taken to remove all eucalyptus growth and restore native biomes in some park areas, such as on Angel Islandin San Francisco Bay, and in the Hills of Oakland California, where Eucalyptus Trees helped fuel the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm.
OccupySF is Big (or Bigger Than It Used to Be, Anyway) – How It Looks Near the Ferry Building in Mid-November, 2011Monday, November 14th, 2011
Here are the former bocce ball courts near the Ferry Building as of November 13th, one day before OccupyOAK got cleaned out by cops for the second time.
Camp Lee, 2011:
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And here’s the Federal Reserve Building on Market near Main:
Are there are other smaller tent places as well.
And oh, here’s the part of the cookhouse pantry for Base Camp:
I didn’t realize how big an operation this has become.
I don’t think a little rain will get all these people to leave, personally…
Possible Suicide This Morning on Stuart Between Market and Mission – Very Close to OccupySF Base CampSunday, November 13th, 2011
Don’t have the details for this death on the sidewalk of Stuart just south of Don Chee Way (which is now the southern border of OccupySF these days).
“A guy apparently just died on Steuart near Don Chee Way. Paramedics tried CPR but then covered up the body. No other info yet.”
That’s Occupy in the background – I have no idea of the dead person’s possible relationship to OccupySF or the Hotel Vitale:
Roof of the hotel showing the fencing:
The cookhouse for OccupySF is in the lower left-hand corner, first-responder SFFD Engine 13 is in the lower right, and “Spa Vitale” is on top:
A Happy Ending for the Thousands of Burning Man Bikes Abandoned in the Desert: Off to the Reno Bike CollectiveFriday, September 23rd, 2011
Remember this, from earlier this month?
“From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:
Via Danger Ranger – click to expand
What’s going to happen to all these bikes?”
Here’s the answer:
“Most will go to the Reno Bike Collective and other bike organizations, some will be repainted and added to the BRC Yellow Bike program.”
Uh, Ocean Beach Dog Walkers, the Feds Just Don’t Care How You Vote – Federal Rules Come to the 415, Oh No!Monday, June 13th, 2011
What makes us special that we need an exemption from federal rules, an exemption that nobody in America outside of the bay area expects?
That’s the Question of the Day.
A snowy plover on Ocean Beach _not_ being harassed by a dog:
Now, Ocean Beach Dog, ooh, somebody over there got an off-leash ticket from the Feds a looooong time ago. (Can you guess what year by looking at the website design? Sure you can.) Oh well. Well, the Feds don’t like Ocean Beach Dog and people what behave like Ocean Beach Dog. The Feds consider us Whacko City, USA because of outfits like OBD, oh well.
Most dogs don’t bother the boids, of course. Can you see the snowy plover?
But some dogs do harass the birds. (These aren’t actually snowy plovers near Lawton and the Great Highway but the dogs don’t know or care about that.)
(Get those Ocean Beach birds, good boy!)
And here’s the sitch up in Crissy Field:
See the birds, see the unleashed dog?
Is is surprising to you that an unleashed dog could find and chase these plovers?
On It Goes
Well, Dirty Harry debuted 40 years ago so let’s use his movie series to see what the 415 looked like back in the 1970′s.
Above the old Embarcadero Freeway and close to the build site for Embarcadero 4 (our youngest Embarcadero, it turns out) and Embarcadero 5, the crazy Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel:
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And back then, the Equinox revolving restaurant actually revolved. See it atop the Hyatt?
“The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a large, imposing exposed concrete structure. It was built in 1972, designed by notorious architect John Portman. He is known for his outlandish designs. The Hyatt Regency here is no exception. It’s hard to describe, but I’ll try. It was built as a modern concrete structure around an atrium with extensive use of odd angles…presumably to take advantage of the odd, triangular-shaped property and beautiful bay/city views. From some angles it looks like a normal building, others like a pyramid, and from yet others like spires shooting up to the sky. It’s extremely unique and enjoyable to look at by us architecture and engineering dweebs. To everyone else, it’s a big gaudy hotel that is seriously starting to look dated architecturally.”
Now here’s Harry leaving City Hall back in the mid-1970′s – can you imagine an uglier color than this blue?
Anyway, stay groovy…