Posts Tagged ‘soma’

SoMA Tableau: WHITTIER FIGHT SHOP

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As seen on Clementina, near our SFMOMA:

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Apparently, it’s a better-than-average fight shop, down there in Whittier, CA.

South of Market, South of MGD: A Hamm’s Beer Ad in 2018

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

I can recall this TV commercial from 1979, but otherwise Hamm’s has hasn’t occupied my thoughtspace since then

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A Deft Move, for Tout Le Monde to See

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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A SoMA Mystery: LOVENTRUMP – What Does It Mean? – I’m Stumped

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

There’s this.

And there’s this.

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AFAIK, the locus of support of DJT is the precinct at McAllister and Fillmore in the Old Folks Home district.

As stated, I’m stumped.

Only In Frisco: Shredding Though Costco #144 on a Skateboard

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Think it was Herb Caen who did Only In Frisco, or Only in Marin, one of those.

In any event, as seen south of Market:

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The Final Word from YAHOO: “Ma”

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

That’s it:

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Frisco 2017: A City on the _Grow_

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Look out, Shelbyville!

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Clever or Too Clever? This is How El Tonayense Taco Truck “Reserves” Its Place Overnight in Front of the Best Buy

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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IDK how things work here, how the taco truck people manage to reserve a parking space. But I’ll tell you, kind of thing was a huge issue during the Great Food Truck Battle of 2nd Street back in 2011.

Back then, if you didn’t want food trucks around your legacy lunch spot, you’d park your (or your friend’s) SUV or pick-em up exactly where a hated food truck would want to come to steal your customers.

Thusly

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And thusly:

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Anyway, like I say, I don’t know how this parking reservation system works today…

A Tent City Moves: Mayor Ed Lee’s Vietnam – He Can Take Any Hill in the Theater, But He Can’t Win the War

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

[TRIGGER WARNING: Military Analogy – “taking the hill” as in Hill 937 during the Vietnam War, for example. Also Personal Vietnam, as with DJT. Also a kind of Sports Reference, to the Big Game.]

This is 498 11th Street, let’s say. Really, it’s across the street from the end of the even side of the 400 block of 11th, but if I told you I was talking about the long-lasting Tent City (2015-2017) across the street from 498 11th, you’d go there and look around and say, “Oh, there it is.”

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How would you describe it? I almost don’t recognize the place, without tents* and parked RV/stolen-bicycle-part-processing stations.** Anyway, DPW SFPD SFMTA and other SFGov alphabet soups geared up*** to take this hill, betwixt Potrero and a Best Buy parking entrance/exit, really just part of one side of one city block, and now the water trucks come by three (3!) times a day, Mayor Willie Brown-style.

And this is 400 11th Street more or less. You can see the structure made to hold up the Veteran’s Cab sign on the left and the I-80 freeway on the right. In essence, a small Super Bowl Tent City moved one block, about 100 meters, a mere tenth of a Klick (Military Slang), to the northwest:

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IMO, absolutely nothing has changed, after this huge, years-long effort.

A solution to this whole issue is Above My Pay Grade. I’m just offering my Sit Rep.

Over and Out.

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SoMA Costco Update: When Your Comfort Animal Needs Its Own Comfort Animal

Friday, July 21st, 2017

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