Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

SNICH!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Frisco’s last operational phone booth, almost, in case you want to drop a dime – as seen south of Market:

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If You Subtract the Car-Based Fun Cancelled by “Sunday Streets” from the “Car-Free” Fun Created,” What Do You Have Left?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Here’s Sunday Streets 2017 on JFK in the western reaches of Golden Gate Park:

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What’s missing is a bunch of parked cars on both sides of the street.

The result is this, relatively “people-free” meadows on a weekend day what would normally contain thousands, plus the concomitant bouncy houses and whatnot:

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Of course you can “frame” things as you wish, but in the Frisco of  2017, cars = people.

Sry.

It’s possible/probable that fewer souls come to GGP on Sunday Streets days. It’s also very possible that that’s the way you like it, as you favor one kind of person over another kind of person.

And of course, we’re just talking about one or two days a year, I realize, so no biggee, just like you realize you’re driving ppl away from our biggest park due to some greater goal you’ll trying to attain.

But when you figure that’s there’s no loss, no cons on the list of pros and cons, at all, to a Sunday Streets, well you’re wrong.

Realize that I’m not a bank vice-president from San Mateo County with a marketing degree tasked with increasing cycling in Frisco, I’m just somebody with far more miles, hours, years, decades on a bike in Frisco County than you, yes even you, Gentle Reader, so my sperpective might be a little different than yours.

Sry

How Many SFMTA Employees Seek Help for Substance Abuse Issues Each Year? – Hundreds? – “PEER Program”

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Through this program:

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LEAVES OF TWEE, LET IT BE: Artisanal POISON OAK Sign, Only In Marin

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Generally speaking, Gentle Reader, if you find anything cryptic on this site, you can always highlight and then right click* for a quick Googling for your answer. But in this case, the Criminal Minds soundtrack is the first hit, for some odd reason. Anyway, here’s your answer. Yes, poison oak is all over Marin County.

Camera left – so green, so shiny, huh? 

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*Sorry Mac users, Steve Jobs, in His wisdom, banned right clicking, for aesthetic reasons. IDK / I forget how you’d one click Google on a Mac. 

A Protest at the Masonic Avenue “Streetscape” “Improvement” Project: “SAVE THIS SIDE STREET & PARKING SPACES”

Friday, June 16th, 2017

On It Goes…

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Troll Life: Could This Stairway on Post be Turned into an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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An accessory dwelling unit is a really simple and old idea: having a second small dwelling right on the same grounds (or attached to) your regular single-family house, such as: an apartment over the garage. a tiny house (on a foundation) in the backyard. a basement apartment.

Air America, United Air – How This Tourist Plane Over Frisco Used to Work for the CIA as a Spy Plane a Half Century Ago

Friday, June 16th, 2017

As seen over western SF:

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The yellow floatplane, before it became a floatplane, used to operate out of Thailand as a part of the CIA-owned Air America, Inc a half-century ago.

See? It’s one of these:

“Six Beavers lined up at Udorn, probably in 1962 (UTD/Fink/ photo no. 1-JF25-16-PB1)”

Get all the deets right here:

AIR AMERICA: DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 (L-20) BEAVER by Dr. Joe F. Leeker Last updated on 4 March 2013

To wit:

“DHC-2 (L-20) L-202 833 1 March 62 leased from US Army 54-1693

Service history: arrived at Bangkok in crates on 15 February 62, to be operated under the Madriver Contract AF62(531)-1674, based at Vientiane, but maintained at Udorn (Minutes ExCom-AACL of 23 January 62, in: UTD/CIA/B7F1); assembled by Thai Airways according to contract no. BKK 62-001 (Memorandum dated 9 February 62, in: UTD/Fink/B2F16); officially received at Bangkok on 1 March 62 (Aircraft list of June 62, corrected to Sept.1963, in: UTD/Kirkpatrick/B1F1).

Fate: was to be returned to the US Army in October 62 (Minutes ExCom-AACL of 30 October 62, in: UTD/CIA/B7F1); returned on 21 April 63 (Aircraft list of June 62, corrected to Sept.1963, in: UTD/Kirkpatrick/B1F1); sold to R. N. Nelson Earth Movers as N5220G in March 92; sold to Kenmore Air Harbor Inc, Kenmore, WA, in 92; sold to San Francisco Seaplane Tours, Mill Valley, CA, on 13 July 94; current in March 2004 (request submitted to the FAA on 13 March 2004 at http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/); current in November 2008 (request submitted to the FAA on 23 Nov. 2008 at http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/).”

So there you have it. Head on up to the Sausalito / Marin City / Mill Valley area and take a ride on a piece of flying history, if you want.

OUCH: The City of Portland Rips on Frisco’s 8.5% Sales Tax Rate in an SFMTA Bus Stop Ad

Friday, June 16th, 2017

See?

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I’ll freely concede that The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland, but Our Friends Up North should realize that anything anybody in Frisco buys in OR is subject to use tax just as soon as its taken back to the 415. The rate is 8.5%, just saying.

Anyway, Portland is biting us, yet again.

Absurdly Low 35 MPH Speed Limit on The 101 Freeway in Northern Frisco Finally Raised – Can You Guess the Limit Now?

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

[Isn’t it funny how ppl from SoCal say “the 101” when they want they want listeners to understand that it’s freeways we’re talking about while ppl from NorCal ALSO say “the 101” when they want they want listeners to understand that it’s freeways we’re talking about? Non? I guess not. Anyway, feel free to call 101 freeway the 101, even if you live in Frisco.]

40, it’s 40 MPH now. Still absurdly low, but now less absurdly.

Here’s how things used to be at 101 South in the Presidio – 35 MPH maximum. Slow, so slow+

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And here’s how things are now on The World’s Slowest Freeway section:

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Let’s call this a slight improvement:

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There could be some thing where the CHP can’t give you a ticket for “speeding” at 42 MPH on a freeway, but IDK the deets on that.

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Anyway, enjoy your 40 MPH autobahn, Frisco…

What Passes for a Sidewalk at the Park Presidio Corridor in the Richmond District

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Infrastructure, baby:

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