If I had stolen this bike, seeing all these signs everywhere just might be enough to motivate me to collect my reward.
Posts Tagged ‘sign’
Word on the Street: A Touching Plea to Those Who Break Car Windows – “Have Been Five Times in a Very Short Time”Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Via San Francisco photographer James Corrigan:
You know back in the day a plain “NO RADIO” sign sufficed. Those were simpler times…
Our Sad-Sack SFMTA, a Part of the SFGov, Violates SF’s Sign Posting Rules to Advertise Itself to YouMonday, May 16th, 2016
Here are the rules you have to obey.
And now here comes our SFMTA to remind you how great the SFMTA is:
I’ll tell you, I’m meh about this project for the 3000 feet of Masonic betwixt Fell and Geary and I’d still be meh about it even if the money earmarked came from planet Mars for free and even if all the work required could be done in just one day.
I don’t think Masonic will be “transformed.” I don’t think we’ll end up with a “new” Masonic.
I don’t think I like our SFMTA promoting itself like this…
Anyway, our SFMTA seta a bad example, but here are the rules what applies to you, Joan Q. Public:
“Tips for legally posting signs on public property
To legally place a sign on a utility pole, it must:
Be less than 11 inches in height
No higher than 12 feet from the ground
Conform to the shape of the pole
Be attached with tape or other non-adhesive material such as twine, string or other non-metal banding material
Include a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner
Be removed after 10 days, if the sign is promoting a date specific event
Be removed within 70 days of the posting date
Not be installed on historic street light poles*, traffic signal poles or traffic directional sign poles.
* Historic street light poles are on these streets:
Market Street from 1 Market to 2490 Market
Mission Street from 16th Street to 24th Street
Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Broadway Street
The Embarcadero from King Street to Jefferson Street
Lamp Posts on Fisherman’s Wharf from Hyde to Powell
Howard Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street
Lamp Posts within Union Square
Mason Street from Market to Sutter
Sutter Street from Mason to Kearny
Kearny Street from Bush to Market
Just a guess on the 501 weeks part, but this guy’s been out there on Market a long, long time – at least since the aughts.
Anyway, this “one original” man must have “endless stories” of Life on the Street by now.
Remember when Willie Brown turned Market Street into the Champs-Élysées Of The West? I do. And then a good part of it “transformed” into the “world-class” Twitterloin.
But all I see is how much the place has stayed the same…
Welcome to Frisco, SFPUC
All right, I’m off to OyShaughnessy Dam for a little picnic with Miss OyShaughnessy. I’ll pick her up at the Cathedral Building on California and then we’ll drive down OyShaughnessy and then go past the OyShaughnessy Seawall. And then I’m going to help track down her sister.
Brigid seems real nice!
“Celebrity Chef” Traci Des Jardins Goes Beyond the Pale with a 15% “Surcharge” – Mijita at the Ferry Building – Our Poor Tourists!Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Via Reddit comes news to me:
And here it is:
“A 15% surcharge has been added to your bill to help offset rising employer costs in SF”
The degredients are listed so it wasn’t hard to see that this is poorly-rated Mijita Cocina Mexicana (1 Ferry Bldg, Ste 44, San Francisco, CA 94111, Embarcadero, SoMa, South Beach) we’re talking about here.
AND, I know aboot bogus 4% surcharges already, eh?
But FIFTEEN (15!) PERCENT? That’s beyond the pale.
Now let’s here from the horse’s mouth (or whatever), you know, herself: From Fast Company: “Educate customers about cost increases, and find creative ways to pass them on.”
When the health-care mandate was passed three years ago, Des Jardins was already paying half of her employee’s health care, so as a line on her P&L, the costs were already significant. The change made them “unsustainable,” she says, and even then they didn’t impose cost increases for customers for six months. Today, each bill at Jardiniére comes with a 4% line-item surcharge labeled “Stay healthy, San Francisco.” “We tried to build the cost into [the menu], but you’ve got different trends in what sells and what doesn’t, so it didn’t work to cover the cost,” she says. “It was rough in the beginning, but local people have gotten used to it—they realize that they voted it in. It’s harder for people from out of town, but it’s a lot like staying in a hotel—you get the hotel price, and then 20% later, you’ve paid your bill.”
So, this was back in the day, and at another joint (the not poorly rated Jardinere), but it shows the mindset. Let’s go:
1. So, there are “creative ways” to pass on cost increases and there are HONEST ways, right?
2. It “didn’t work to cover the cost?” What does this mean? Does it mean that you couldn’t simply raise prices? But oh yes you could!
3. “They voted it in?” IDTS! First of all, the “voters” in this case were the eleven members of the Board of Supervisors, not your typical customer of Traci Des Jardins. Second of all, they didn’t vote to impose a surcharge, which is simply something that some local restaurateurs decided to do on their own.
4. And it’s “harder for people from out of town” because, because some of them realize, only too late, that they’ve been led down le chemin de [Traci] Jardin[s], or led down the garden path, right?
Now I’ve seen gas stations do the same thing, do the same kind of pouting, but, similarly, it’s tout a fait inapproprie, amiright?
And, speaking of which, what if a gas station advertised on its big signs the price per gallon BEFORE a random “15% surcharge” gets added in – would we tolerate that?
Oh, and another thing – this, this here is wrong wrong wrong:
Now what if somebody from our CA State Board of Equalization (The Nation’s Second-Largest Tax Agency, I’m srsly) looked inside the four corners of this receipt. S/he would say, “Oh, the owner of this joint has gone stir crazy and is now charging customers a 23.75% sales tax. Ergo, all this money needs to be remitted to the great State of California.” I’m srsly.
So, what “Celebrity Chef” Tracy Des Jardins should do is raise her prices 15%, or whatever she wants – I don’t care, and then ditch the absurd surcharge, which, you know, should be illegal. (Oh what’s that, you’ll go out of bidness? Fine, who cares. Make room for somebody else at Ferry Building Stall #44.)
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This sign from The Richmond sort of makes a mockery of street safety, IMO
What’s next, “NEATNESS COUNTS,” “HASTE MAKES WASTE,” or “THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER?”
Turns Out That the Best Way to Fill Up the Parking Lot at the Horrible LUCKY PENNY Diner was SHUTTING THE PLACE DOWNMonday, February 22nd, 2016
Here’s the lot of our former LUCKY PENNY (“People Hate Us On YELP!”) as it is these days:
Man, the only time I’ve seen as many cars here was that week in December when news got out that the joint was going kaput. (Otherwise, this place was like a ghost town in the daytime…)
So now this parcel of land can fulfill its highest and best purpose – as a parking lot for neighboring Trader Joe’s #100:
Hey, are people living inside the Lucky Penny, our Brokedown Palace these days? IDK. But what are the people in there doing?