Posts Tagged ‘santa’

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Criminal Music Companies to Pay for Music Fests Statewide in 2010

Monday, May 17th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide goddamn record companies that fix prices. (Feel free to read that as record companies, straight up.) Anyway, when you bought all those Rico Suave CDs back in the day, you paid too much. 

Can I tell you how this all relates to the big scheme of things? No, I get my record co. antitrust lawsuits mixed up. But this whole deal probably had something to do with bad behavior by execs from Universal Music Group, Sony Music EntertainmentWarner Music Group, and/or EMI Group.

But that doesn’t matter now. What matters that these melon-farmers are going to own up for past misdeeds by paying for statewide music festivals.

El Protector De La Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

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Butte Marin San Diego Sonoma
Calaveras Mendocino San Francisco Stanislaus
Contra Costa Mono San Joaquin Tehama
Del Norte Monterey San Luis Obispo Ventura
El Dorado Napa Santa Barbara Yolo
Fresno Nevada Santa Clara Yuba
Humboldt Orange Santa Cruz  
Inyo Plumas Shasta
Kern Riverside Sierra
Lassen Sacramento Siskiyou

 

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Brown and Arts Council Host Statewide Music Festivals Funded by a Price-Fixing Settlement
SACRAMENTO -Yodeling, operas, musicals, Japanese drumming and symphonies are among the summer events around the state sponsored by more than a half million dollars from a Department of Justice settlement with music companies in a case of fixing advertised prices.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the California Arts Council today announced dozens of musical presentations during this summer’s festival season and throughout 2010. Visit the California Arts Council’s website for a full listing of concerts and events benefiting from the grants:
http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/doj/.

“The Attorney General’s office is proud to be part of providing these cultural events that bring people together to experience all types of music. It’s affordable because of our ability to provide discounted tickets,” Brown said, “and these performances are a testament to the incredible richness and diversity of the state’s music.”

The grants support performances and events in 43 of the state’s 58 counties, reaching an estimated audience of 200,000.

All the deets, after the jump

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Santarchy! SFPD Forced to Bust Boozing Santas in Union Square – It’s SantaCon 2009

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Via Steve Rhodes comes a few images of Santarchy. Yes, San Francisco SantaCon 2009 managed to march through Union Square today.

SC09 is bigger and better than 2007 or 2008. Is the Red Tide coming your way?

The temporarily-widened sidewalks of Powell Street are no safe haven for boozing Saint Nicolaseses. Look out Santa, it’s the cops!

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A detention and citation for this fellow:

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Busting for drinking in public – a 12-ounce Tecate was the weapon:

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It really is like a red tide – at 17th and Castro and Market in front of the Twin Peaks bar:

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And the regulars at the Triple Crown had a surprise today:

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How many more Santas will get cited?

When will it end?

Santarchy 2008 Runs Wild on the Streets of San Francisco

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Take a look at this excellent slideshow here to see what Santarchy looks like on the streets of San Francisco.

Sometimes you’ll be minding your own business at Hooters or on the ferry and then BAM! Santas everywhere.

The scene this chilly afternoon in the Mission District. Click to expand:

via Steve Rhodes

Santacon 2008 continues today so look out!

Or just follow the action from Twitter, below. (This kind of thing is part of the reason Why They Hate Us, so enjoy.)

Merry Christmas!

sfsanta

Santa at the lookout!
Santa’s getting lucky!
Someone send some strippers to meet Ho on Haight & Mastro at bars on Market! Santa needs more Hos!
#Ho8 Bouncy castle deflated. Santa heading from Duboce Park to bars on Market St.
mas santa says “lookout” market! we’re haeadin to lucky 13 and pilsner!
#Ho8 and Mastro Santas converging at Duboce Park NOW! Bouncey castle goodness on hand!
Santa Doesn’t Stop Believing!
Herding cats is nothing compared to herding Santas.
Mas santa bringing down the house at duboce park!
@oof Santa’s keeping the green fairy in a hip flask and sometimes lets her out to massage his balls.
h8: heading to duboce park where we will meet the mastro(nation) group
#Ho8 Lots of Mastro Santas seem crossing Duboce Park to join Ho on Haight Santas in Lower Haight.
#Ho8 Santas dancing in the street to the Charlie Brown theme in Lower Haight!
KK: Santa on Grant Ave. Strip clubs next!
KKK @ekai I’m deputizing you…this santa is on a 30 bus headed downtown :)
mastro meetup with h8 at 4 in duboce park
Mastro Castro and market
mastro: marching up Castro!
santa had a donut, 2 coffees, and makers mark today…santa needs food
Drink up -find your partners

Year-End Holiday Festivities in San Francisco’s Japantown

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

It’s been a busy year for San Francisco’s historical Ja pantown, but now that the neighbors have settled down, it’s time for Year-End Festivities.

Looks like things might be a little less festive this weekend since 50 degree weather isn’t exactly conducive to hula dancing, but there’s stuff going on until the end of the year.

As seen on Post Street:  

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This weekend’s sked is below, with other days after the jump.

See you there!

Saturday, December 13
10 am-4 pm  -  Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire – Kimochi Kai  (St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center)
Noon       -  Koto performance – Murasaki Ensemble (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.}
1 pm       -  Taiko drum performance – Somei Yoshino Taiko (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.)
2 pm       -  Hawaiian dancing – Performance by Keolalaulani Hawaiian Dancers – Canceled due to weather.

Sunday, December 14
1 pm       -  Japanese classical dancing – Michiya Hanayagi Dancers – Canceled due to weather.
3 pm       -  Traditional Okinawan dancing – Ohtori Kinsen Kai – Canceled due to weather.

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Obama-Themed Tree Lighting Set for Tomorrow in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Everything is all set for tomorrow’s Christmas Tree lighting at the McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park:

Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for its 79th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The 100-foot Monterey cypress at the east end of Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s official holiday tree. Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and activities for the entire family, plus, a visit from Santa!

This year’s event will be all the more special in light of Barack Obama’s recent victory. The train underneath the tree features a huge Obama logo along with a few other Obama references.

Obamanos! in front of McLaren Lodge

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All aboard the Obama train. See you there!

Thursday December 4, 2008 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, California 94117