Is this sign necessary in the coming Age of Waze / Ubiquity of the Google Maps?
I don’t think so…
Perhaps from a Raider’s game, or a black celebration:
Steller sea lion with Mylar balloons near Middle Farallon (photo by CS) – click to expand
Get all the deets on westernmost San Francisco from “Notes from Smellephant Island – The adventures of a wayward biologist living with seals on the Farallon Islands”
[UPDATE: Well, it looks like the Taiwanese civilian carriers are going to comply but the Korean and Japanese will not. So maybe the the PLAAF will scramble if it feels like it? Isn’t that what it does now? Maybe this ham-fisted move will make sense in five or ten years…]
Can you see those B-52’s? Now that’s what you call soft power. (Chrysler whale not depicted, but sources report it was about to set sail)
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So let’s see here. China’s newly-declared East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is a big flop already. Who’s going to recognize it? North Korea, maybe. But anybody else?
Nope. Not South Korea, not Taiwan, not the U.S., not the Philippines, and not Vietnam and certainly not Japan. So for a regular ANA or JAL flight from Tokyo to Taipei, do you think that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is going to scramble the fighters every day?
I don’t. How could it?
So you declare a bunch of rules and nobody cares. How does this benefit the people of China?
ECSADIZ = DOA
At Ocean Beach.
Via Nature’s Lantern – click to expand
This has a better, closer view from the same area along 17 Mile Drive. (No pup though.)
Pup, rock, mom:
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Smash, smash, smash. And then:
Pup, crab, mom:
Nom, nom, nom.
From SF FYI Net comes the news: “Louis’ is reopening on Wednesday, August 3, 2011!!!“
“Got my card in the mail…YAY!!! Just went to your new website and read through everything…great job!!! I love all the “Green” changes you have made…can’t wait to have a cage-free bacon and cheese omelet with some organic coffee!!!!! See you soon…..”
Mmmmm… cage-free bacon.
Anyway, that means that worksite BMXing will soon be a memory:
All the deets:
The Richmond District Blog
Inside the Outside Lands
San Francisco Examiner
SF Weekly Blogs
Fog City Foodie
And here’s what I mean by federalized. Some of this stuff costs money, some of it saves money, some of it’s “whenever possible” – more what you call guidelines than actual rules. We’ll have to wait and see how this might affect prices.
We at Louis’ Restaurant know that it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We also believe it is our responsibility to provide our guests with healthy food options. The following are ways in which Louis’ Restaurant is working towards these goals:
With our yearly usage of over 150,000 eggs, we are now using only cage free eggs that are produced within 100 miles. Our produce is now certified organic and sourced from within 200 miles, whenever possible. All our meat and poultry are all natural, hormone and antibiotic free, vegetarian fed, and humanely raised. All bread & desserts are sourced within 25 miles. Our coffee is certified organic and certified fair trade.
Our Waste Management
We have diverted our solid waste by 75% through recycling and composting. Our takeout containers are made of compostable materials, and we have changed the way we serve our coffee creamer and butter to further reduce our waste. We have discontinued selling plastic bottles, instead offering a bottle made of compostable material. Our used cooking oil is picked up by Got Grease, a small local company that makes biodiesel fuel from the old oil, their major client is the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
We have installed new tile floors in our dining room made with 55% recycled content. We have reused our tabletops and booth and counter seats by recovering them. We changed all lighting to LED bulbs in our dining room and storage areas and all new appliances are Energy Star rated wherever possible in order to reduce our energy consumption. Our toilet and faucets are all low flow. We have installed a new high efficiency hand dryer in the restroom that will reduce use of paper towels. The bamboo wainscot in our dining room is Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) and is a renewable resource. The roof at the addition has a reflective Energy Star qualified surface. All interior paint is zero VOC. Insulation is made from denim and contains no formaldehyde. Our bathroom and alley doors were reclaimed as was the lumber used to build our emergency exit walkway. We also used all FSC certified framing lumber to construct the East Elevation Addition.”
Bon Courage, nouveau Louis’!
NASA just posted a photo from the last Space Shuttle flight. It’s big, like 4000 pixels.
Here are some annotations. (The white line is the mighty San Andreas fault.)
Click to expand.“This image featuring the San Francisco Bay area was recorded with a still camera using a 180-mm lens by one of the Expedition 26 crew members aboard the International Space Station, flying 220 miles above Earth.”
And here’s the plain version at 1800 pixels: