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One assumes that the average jay visiting the “world-class” city of San Francisco already knows to lock the doors of his/her ride when parking in GGP, right?
So what is this sign really saying? Is it saying, “Don’t blame us if somebody breaks into your locked car and takes the stuff that’s in plain view?”
I think so…
OMG, The JIMMY is Back in Speedway Meadow! – Annual “OLD CAR PICNIC” Coming Saturday – Motorcycles & Bicycles WelcomeWednesday, October 15th, 2014
What’s amazing is that San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department, which in its current iteration is a money-hungry, mafia-esque outfit run by a lawyer* who worked on the Gavin Newsom campaign back in the day, relented after first trying to impose dramatically higher fees. Do you want me to cite all the annual events that the RPD has fee’d to death under the Ginsburg Regime? I could do it. Except now I’ll need to take Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic off of that list.
This lowering of RPD’s highly inflated fees is unprecedented, is it not?
Anyway, all the deets:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
7 am to 4 pm
Park your vehicle on beautiful Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) for a donation to benefit the developmentally disabled.
Cars & trucks $40, motorcycles $20, bicycles $10.
1987 or older year limit for vehicles. no vehicles larger than 3/4 ton pickup. No other vehicles allowed on meadow. No exceptions. No in & outs.
No vendors or amplified music. Please respect the Park and its neighbors. The SFPD will be on duty and issue citations for traffic and parking violations.
San Francisco Old Car Picnic benefits programs for the developmentally disabled.
Bring your BBQ! Bring your camera! Everyone is welcome!!!”
All right, see you there!
*I’ll tell you, compared with this irate lady, I came down on the other side of the Stow Lake Boathouse vendor issue, and the Beach Chalet soccer field issue as well, but she’s spot-on on the subject of Phil Ginsburg, who dreams of becoming Mayor, someday:
“For Ginsburg, who began using the words “privatization” and “Golden Gate Park” together almost immediately after his jogging buddy, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, appointed him, Stow Lake is just the beginning. If Ginsburg has his way, every inch of Golden Gate Park will be “privatized” and bringing in boatloads of cash. Ginsburg left his position as Newsom’s chief of staff in 2008, citing as the reason the ambiguous “desire to spend more time with his family.” Evidently he quickly grew tired of his family because he accepted the Rec and Park job just one year later, even though he had no experience managing parks. In August of last year, he quietly fired every Rec and Park director (the low-paid people who actually do the hands-on work) and hired more six-figure middle managers. Each is expected to generate revenue up to 10 times the amount of their salaries, effectively turning them into sales people.”
Here’s What Tonight’s World Series Viewing Party Will Look Like – But No Alcohol in Civic Center – Vote No on Prop BSunday, October 28th, 2012
You’re invited to come to Civic Center tonight to see Game Four of the World Series on a makeshift “Jumbotron.”
See you at 5:07 PM (or earlier, to get a good spot if you want to be able to actually see the action unobstructed.)
It’ll look like this, but probably with more Matt Cain than Timothy Leroy Lincecum on the screen:
Via RubyxCube – click to expand
The SFPD requests (more or less) that you transfer your alcohol to unmarked containers, thusly:
And, oh yes, speaking of the Rec and Park, Remember to Vote No on Proposition B (November 2012), the so-called “Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond”
Well, because Prop. B is too costly for San Francisco
And also because Reform is Needed at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Also because area lawyer Philip Alan Ginsburg would consider passage of Prop B (November 2012) an endorsement of how he’s running the RPD.
Now, let’s hear from San Francisco Mayor Ron Conway,* after the jump. (Spoiler: He wants you to go to Chipotle’s and spend your money before you blow town.)
PS: The after party will be in the Mission District – spread the word, bring fireworks.
*Poor Sony. It appears that any television-like contraption bigger than 100 inches now gets the generic term “jumbotron.”
“Displays similar to the Jumbotron include:
- Martin Professional LED Screens
- Barco LED Screens
- D3 LED‘s Dynamic Digital Displays
- Daktronics ProStar
- Mitsubishi DiamondVision
- Panasonic AstroVision
- Philips Vidiwall
- Toshiba TechnoRainbow”
San Francisco Giants Big Screen Broadcast a Huge Success – Thousands Crowd into Civic Center – But Beer Ban EnforcedMonday, November 1st, 2010
Well Giants fans have flocked to Civic Center this evening to watch Game 5 on the big screen.
San Francisco Police, Deputy Sheriffs, Park Rangers and the CHP were all on hand to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. They did this by making people pour out their beers.
“Tuck Fexas” and “Texas Sucks Cocks” were typical sentiments, it appeared
Here was how things looked early on:
Via Holly509 – click to expand
And a little later, when they turned on the orange lights of City Hall:
And here’s the scene later on when the Giants led 3-1:
Smooth Raggae to Celebrate the Giants – Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You), Giants VersionMonday, November 1st, 2010
Michael Franti & Spearhead have recorded a World Series anthem for the San Francisco Giants to the tune of their hit song Say Hey (I Love You).
It’s On! Game 5 of World Series to be Shown Outdoors at Civic Center on the Big Screen – But, Hide Your AlcoholSunday, October 31st, 2010
[UPDATE: SF Mike is on the scene this afternoon – here’s what the set up looks like. Now, you’d think Rec and Park would have a bigger big screen or maybe two little screens side by side to make a rectangular big screen, but, you know, lowest bidder and whatnot:
And, oh yes, here’s your fresh new theme song for tonight.]
[UPDATE 2: And here’s what it looked like.]
You might need to get to Civic Center early in the afternoon of Monday, November 1st, 2010, if you want to get a good seat to see the Giants clinch World Series 2010 on a giant television screen.
But this event, like the annual Bay to Breakers civic event, will be “alcohol-free,” at least on paper. See?
“In keeping with the event focus on families, alcohol will not be sold or permitted on Civic Center Plaza during the broadcast. Mobile food vendors from Off The Grid will be onsite to provide sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Those attending the broadcast are encouraged to come early to secure a spot on the lawn and take public transportation via MUNI or BART to Civic Center or Van Ness stations.”
Civic Center will have more fans wearing orange than when The Netherlands lost to Spain in the World Cup Final earlier this year:
Click to expand
The show starts at 4:30 PM with the first pitch coming from the left arm of Cliff Lee at 4:57 PM.
All the deets:
MAYOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES BROADCAST AT CIVIC CENTER PLAZA OF GAME FIVE OF THE WORLD SERIES
City to Host Public Viewing of Monday’s Potential Clinching World Series Game for Families, Giants Fans
San Francisco, CA–Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that Monday’s Game Five of the World Series will be publicly broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza for families and fans to gather and cheer the Giants onto a potential World Championship. Similar to the successful public broadcasts of the World Cup earlier this summer, a jumbotron screen will broadcast the potential clinching game of the World Series in front of San Francisco City Hall. The City previously received permission from Fox Sports Broadcasting to show the potential clinching away game.
“The Giants 3 – 1 lead in the World Series has electrified the City and brought us all together to celebrate our hometown team and what’s best about the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Mayor Newsom. “The game that could clinch the Series may be in Texas, but we’re creating an opportunity right in front of City Hall for families to gather and cheer the Giants to a World Championship.”
The Mayor’s Office is collaborating with the Recreation and Park Department, who successfully hosted the World Cup Live soccer events at Civic Center Plaza earlier this summer, to broadcast the game. In keeping with the event focus on families, alcohol will not be sold or permitted on Civic Center Plaza during the broadcast. Mobile food vendors from Off The Grid will be onsite to provide sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Those attending the broadcast are encouraged to come early to secure a spot on the lawn and take public transportation via MUNI or BART to Civic Center or Van Ness stations.
“I also want to encourage fans from across the City and Bay Area to watch the game at their neighborhood bars and restaurants,” said Mayor Newsom. “Let’s give a lift to our local economy and small businesses while we’re boosting the Giants to victory in the World Series.”
San Francisco City Hall, the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Conservatory of Flowers and other City landmarks and buildings will continue to be lit in Giants Orange through the World Series. Mayor Newsom is also urging Giants fans and local businesses to show their pride in the National League Champion team by wearing the Orange & Black or displaying signs, flags or other shows of support for the team.
Potential Final Game of World Series Broadcast Schedule
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers
Game 5, Arlington, Texas: Monday, November 1st – 4:30pm PDT, first pitch at 4:57pm.
Gogh Giants! – Our de Young Museum Beseeches Us to “Fear the Beards” – Brian Wilson Plus Van Gogh = ???Friday, October 29th, 2010
Epic Bearded Men – both have been in town lately:
Check out Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay in November and December after the Boys of October have taken care of business…
The Crazy Wavy Cloudy Weather of World Series Game 2 – “Looked Like Ghostbusters” – A Painted Sky at 4500 FeetFriday, October 29th, 2010
This is what our skies looked like during the Second Game of the World Series against Texas last night (and that link has an orange and black pump shot for you foot fetishists / women’s shoe salesmen*).
Here’s the reaction about town:
What do you say?
A lonely airliner at exactly 4000 feet heading towards SFO, just under all the commotion:
From Mervyn’s Heights – Click to expand
Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders
*Those categories overlap more than you might imagine…
World Series Update: Watch Games Three and Four Outdoors with Gavin Newsom, But Leave Your Beer at HomeWednesday, October 27th, 2010
[UPDATE: Word on the street is that this isn’t going to happen after all….]
Erin Sherbet has the deets on the coming Jumbotron-style showings of games 3 and 4 outside in the rain this weekend. But please remember:
“This is not a party zone,” said Newsom spokesman Tony Winnicker. “It’s a place for families and true baseball fans who want to cheer Giants on — there are lots of other places to party and buy pitchers of beer.”
Harsh. “True baseball fans” don’t drink beer, apparently.
“I never realized how boring this game is”