Posts Tagged ‘sea cliff’

Is PG&E Money Going to Google so that Web Searches for “Janet Reilly” Send People to “Not Janet Reilly.com?”

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

[UPDATE: Well, no, it seems. See Byron’s comment. A mystery solved. But I got to tell you that a unique ID number would solve this problem. That way, we could all invoke Thomas Paine without confusion…]

Get up to speed on the whole NotJanetReilly.com issue right here.

Now, who’s paying Google to send searchers to Not Janet Reilly, a tiny website that would get no attention but for a Google “Sponsored Link?”

Oh, it’s Common Sense Voters, SF 2010?” But who are they?

Are they “CommonSenseSF” and/or the “Coalition for Reliable and Affordable Electricity and/or PG&E?”

Don’t know. But the big beef against Janet at NotJanetReilly appears to be the whole Public Power / Community Choice Aggregation issue, one that PG&E would seem to have an interest in. See?

Now, I’m not surprised to hear that District 2 rejected Public Power in the past, but I wonder:

Who would win a popularity contest in D2 right now – Janet Reilly or PG&E?

That’d be something for some area Pigs Giraffes & Elephants(who haven’t been having a good year, to say the least) to consider, mmmm?

Zillow Claims to Know the Best Places to Trick-or-Treat for Halloween 2010 – Try These Nabes on the Way to Sea Cliff

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Our Zillow Blog is out with its San Francisco Trick-or-Treat Housing Index this AM – turns out that 2009 runner-up Noe Valley gets the crown for 2010. Get all the deets below.

(Zillow factors in crime data as well, but I’m always out there double-strapped betwixt Devil’s Night and All Saints Day so I don’t care much about that.)

The costume for 2010 is, once again, Catbus and Totoro.

(Or anything to do with the SF Giants – we’ll be celebrating that night if they win the World Series in four games…)

As promised, the deets:

“This year, the City’s youngest residents can rejoice, because not only is San Francisco ranked the second-best city in the country for trick-or-treating, but we’ve also got the scoop on the neighborhood level too. For the second year in a row, we put our data statisticians to work calculating Zillow’s San Francisco Trick-or-Treat Housing Index — a scientific crack at ranking neighborhoods for the best candy booty.

Top 5 San Francisco Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in 2010

1. Noe Valley (#2 in 2009)
2.
Marina (#19 in 2009)
3.
Haight-Ashbury (#4 in 2009)
4.
Inner Richmond (#3 in 2009)
5. 
Pacific Heights (#14 in 2009)

See you out there!

This Volkswagen Minibus has 21 Windows, Yet Some Would Yearn For More

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

You’d think having 21 windows on your ancient, 1960′s-era VW T1 Type 2 Transporter would put you ahead in the windows race, but you’d be wrong.

As seen in wealthy Sea Cliff, the home (or former home) of Robin Williams, actress Sharon Stone, actor Cheech Marin, screenwriter Monica Cliff, real estate/casino tycoon Luke Brugnara, and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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You need to add in two rear corner windows like this in order to get a 23 window model. Here below is the King of All VW buses. It won’t get you up the Waldo Grade in a hurry, but it will get you there, with or without green and blue bear dogs.

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via VWBuses

The Richers of Sea Cliff Missed It By That Much.

Among American enthusiasts, it is common to refer to the different models by the number of their windows. The basic Kombi or Bus is the 11-window (a.k.a. 3-window bus because of three side windows) with a split windshield, two front cabin door windows, six rear side windows, and one rear window. The deluxe model featured eight rear side windows and two rear corner windows, making it the 15-window (not available in Europe). Meanwhile, the sunroof deluxe with its additional eight small skylight windows is, accordingly, the 23-window. From the 1963 model year, with its wider rear door, the rear corner windows were discontinued, making the latter two the 13-window and 21-window respectively. The 23 and later 21 window variants are usually described as Sambas.