The world’s first urban Costco gets some unusual items sometimes, huh?
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But it only holds 48 guns? Is that enough?
I’ll hold out for the 64-gun model, you know, to keep my “adventure” safe.
Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood ‘s message to Toyota owners back in 2010:
“LaHood says his advice to owners is to ‘stop driving it. Take it to a Toyota dealer because they believe they have a fix for it.'”
Now here’s message regarding Boeing’s new 787 wide-body:
“I believe this plane is safe and I would have absolutely no reservations of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at the press conference.”
Perhaps these statements are the right thing to say politically, but they’re not the right thing to say IRL. The chances of people dying in a 787 accident over the next month or so are low, but those chances are orders of magnitude higher than that of passengers on a tried-and true Boeing 777, for example.
So the fact that we’re not even going to consider grounding the fleet in America because some pol “thinks” the 787 is “safe” seems stupid to me.
And the latest is that an airline in Japan has grounded its entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners.
I don’t know, you might buy it.
Happy California Street, where ped and cyclist coexist:
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(IMO, poorly-rated ParkMerced (The Mistake By The Lake) should be razed to the ground and replaced with more normal and higher density housing, and that’s pretty much what’s going to happen, sooner or later, so that’s good.)
Don’t get me started about the basements of the high-rise apartments at ParkMerced, and the people living down there (granted, this was a few years back) on mattresses and stealing electricity, and stealing your panties (just panties, thank you, nothing else) from the driers, and stealing bikes, bike parts, etc.*
Storing your bikes in the catacombs of PM, well that’s like crossing the river Styx and entering Bicycle Hell, or at least that’s my impression. As stated, IMO, the buildings of ParkMerced, well, They Should All Be Destroyed.
But what’s this, there’s a dedicated Bike Room at the Presidio Landmark Apartments and here’s what it looks like ?
OMG, it’s Bicycle Heaven!
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(Put this setup in the basement of Park Merced and then the Park handtools would be gone in an hour and the expensive tool chest would be on craigslist the next day.)
So this is where your money goes, on stuff like this, when you pay rent at the PLA.
*Uh, Legal, can we get a an approved stamp, you know, on possible defamation issues?
YES, “APPROVED.” LEGAL.
“Many stop driving in part because they fear they might injure someone else. But the reality is that older drivers themselves are almost six times more likely to be injured in an automobile accident than are drivers ages 25-64. Thus, older drivers face a much greater risk of being harmed from the actions of younger drivers than the other way around.”
So, take that, South Park:
A scene from Grey Dawn
And it looks like cars that can drive themselves is In Our Future:
“Promoting technological innovations, such as autonomous vehicles, that promise to reduce accident rates overall while simultaneously providing older individuals who can no longer drive safely an alternative means of transportation, is likely to have the single greatest impact on the safety and well-being of older drivers and passengers.”
O.K then, learned something new today…
Uptown Almanac‘s Kevin Montgomery is all steamed this AM about an Eli who had the popo shut down* our recent Four Loko party in Dolores Park.
Anyway, it seems that elements of SafeCleanGreen Mission Dolores might be at the meeting as well. Play nice. people:
“Dolores Park Works is organizing a community meeting to discuss safety, law enforcement and 19th & Dolores has been set. The big day is September 1st, from 6:00-8:00, at Mission High School cafeteria, which is located across from the tennis courts in Dolores Park (entrance to cafeteria off of Dolores & 18th).
We will be covering:
We will be hearing from:
This is your chance to hear how and why the signs were installed, how laws will be enforced, and plans for 19th & Dolores traffic calming. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please help us spread the word.”
*Wow. Circulation-cutting, tight-as-possible jeans are in again? Did not know that.
This video speaks for itself. (Not sure that San Francisco has an office entitled “Vice-Mayor,” but realize that this whole deal is coming from the same guy who avoids the Safest Neighborhood in San Francisco due to concerns over personal safety. Also, Bill claims he’s visited San Francisco “hundreds of times.” I’ll bet you a loofah he’s exaggerating a skosh.)
Bonus: Take a look and see if San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is in favor of prosecuting people who try to buy hamsters or Coca Colas.
Will Jeff Adachi be the Mayor of San Francisco come January 2012?
Do you like shark fin soup? Some folk do, especially in San Francisco. But the people behind the Shark Safe Project DO NOT approve. So they’ve skedded a Shark Finning Protest Demonstration for January 25th in the heart of Chinatown.
Will San Francisco become the first “Shark Safe” city in the USA? Looks like we’re on our way…
And will the graffiti kids switch from girafa to friendly, smiling shark?
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Only Time Will Tell.
Find out, after the jump.
Apparently, the freeways of California are open to scooters, if they’re the right kind. Like this Suzuki Burgman for instance, seen on the 101 heading north in Marin County.
Read all about these fast scooters here (and discover the set up for the Chronicle’s off-colour moped joke here). Maybe this is your new set of wheels?