Posts Tagged ‘standing’

Here’s How San Mateo Handles Day Laborers: Huge Signs Telling You Where To Go To Find Them

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Thusly, just off the 101

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This place has been around for a long time.

Of course, some cry foul:

Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the arm of the federal government in charge of enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, said her office is focused on fighting terrorism, but still wants employers to know they are violating laws and subject to sanctions if they hire people who are not authorized to work in the country — including the workers from the San Mateo center. “That said, our primary concerns now are fighting human smuggling, counterfeit employment documentation and helping ensure domestic security,” Kice said.

Area Cyclist Caught Brazenly Hitching a Ride on the J Church Through Dolores Park – SFMTA Allows Bikes on _This_ Streetcar

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Via Sara Sonic:

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Why is This Lady CHP Officer Standing on the Central Freeway? The Better to Stop and/or Tase You

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

I have no idea how anyone could think that it was a good idea to end America’s primary east-west interstate freeway at Market and Octavia, but that’s what we have with the two-lane Central Freeway off-ramp these days.

Anyway right at the end of the off-ramp, the shoulder turns into a right-turn-only lane. And that’s right where this California Highway Patrol officer was standing the other day, with her prowler blocking your path.

Thusly.

“The current standard issue firearm for CHP officers is the Smith & Wesson Model 4006 TSW in .40 S&W. Each CHP patrol car is equipped with a Remington 870 Police 12‑gauge shotgun and a Colt AR‑15A2 in .223. Additionally, some officers are authorized to carry a taser.” If she has a Taser, she would be carrying it like this.

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So I guess she was looking for CVC 21755 Pass on Right Safely violators?

Due to the perpetually congested traffic conditions there’s no place for you to hide after seeing the black and white Crown Vic.

It’s a living.

Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of law enforcement technique of standing about on a freeway and waiting for the perps…

If You Want To Be a San Francisco Bike Messenger, You Must, Simply Must, Wear a Black T-Shirt

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Thusly:

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The Wall, Sutter and Sansome, San Francisco, USA, 94104

Handsome Man Ventures Into Mid-Market Wearing Only a Towel and Flip-Flops

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

See?

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He’s holding his wallet.

Maybe this is a Lion King deal?

OMG, Les Miserables Debuts, Once Again, at the Orpheum Theatre – Standing Ovations – A Really Big Show

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The debut of the 25th Anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES was a huge success at our Orpheum Theatre last night.

Man, this show is big.

(So, as I said yesterday, get your tickets at SHN now - they’re not getting any cheaper and this musical leaves us on August 26th, 2012.)

Now here’s Emily L’s review from the Orchestra Section’s Row U:

“Extraordinary musical! Les Miz is a beautiful story of a man’s life struggles, portraying bourgeois issues such as poverty, child abuse, prostitution and other political corruption in 1800 France. I was instantly enthralled from the very first scene of the show. This cast is amazing and captivating in every way. The voices went with each characters’ every movement and the visual sets were stunning. The orchestra seating was a special treat as the sound resonated throughout, spot on with the actors. In 2 hours, Les Miz will bring out smiles, pains, laughs, cries, ‘aww’s, and cheers – it’s a roller coaster ride definitely worth riding at least once!” 

So there you have it.

Les Miz reminds me of that other famous, long-running show, Phantom of the Opera, in a way. But guess who says Les Miz is “far superior?” It’s Steven Winn of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Vive ‘Les Miz’: Pop opera returns to S.F.”

Now let’s hear from Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi, who also caught yesterday’s debut:

“Les Misérables @shnSF. Entire cast deserved standing ovation, but WOW -Javert @AndrewVarela525 & Jean Valjean @Peter_Lockyer - mesmerizing!”

And here’s Diane Dwyer of NBC Bay Area:

“Just saw #lesmiserables‬ @shnsf at the Orpheum – perfection – standing ovation .. Highly recommend it!”

All right, see you there!

“Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.

For more information, visit: www.lesmiz.com.”

This could be you:

 

Wow, the WillieBrownGavinNewsomEdLee-Approved Corrupt Twitterloin Never Looked So Good – “You Stay Classy!”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Wow, this one has it all – MUNI’s aqua blue DC Transit #1076, these green Market Street bike lanes, and the Furniture Mart Building, whose former owner created the Twitterloin with a little help from King Willie II, Gavin Newsom.

Of course, King Willie I, the original, is taking credit for the corrupt Twitterloin as well, as is King Willie III, Ed Lee.

A fantastic capture from Nick Fisher:

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The Boredest Cops in the World Have Got to be the SFPD Dudes What are Standing About Mid-Market These Days

Friday, June 10th, 2011

[UPDATE: You know, I do and do and do for you people, and what thanks do I get?* You guys don't like this post? I should have pointed out that this is a new thing, that I've never seen this before, you know, real SFPD cops just standing around, like they're guarding a crime scene or something. But I guess I have seen stuff like this before, just not as much.

Things are afoot in Mid-Market, baby, and by that I mean notorious 6th and Market, not the greater Twitterloin area, which was drawn up, for some reason, by Acting District 6 Supervisor Randy Shaw / vested real estate interests.

I have no doubt that the SFPD is more than capable of pushing crime scenes one block further north into the Tenderloin proper and a couple blocks south into SoMA. The thing is that criminals, like everybody else, like a short commute, they like doing crimes near the Audi Avenue (nee Powell Street) and Civic Center BART / MUNI stations. Having cops hanging about certainly is bad for the criminal biz, making the criminals have to work just a bit harder...

* I think that's a riff David Letterman's mom had back in the '60s, back in Indiana.]

Exhibit A: In front of the Blick art supply house, what replaced another art supply house* not too long back:

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Exhibit B: Right across the street, just lollygagging about, all the live-long day:

Effective policing?

No.

Merchant pleasing? Mayor pleasing? Twitter pleasing?

Certainly.

*“Blick’s opening on Central Market and the weekly Arts Market at U.N. Plaza are major new milestones in our efforts to foster the growing cultural arts district in Central Market,” said Mayor Newsom. “Blick and the Arts Market will be cornerstones in attracting artists and arts entrepreneurs to the area and continue its economic and physical transformation.”

 

What’s Stopping Former Mayor Gavin Newsom From Holding Over All the Way ‘Til January 3, 2012?

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I mean, really, what’s stopping him? And what’s the difference between holding over one week or 50?

Sure, what I’m trying to do is kind of fucked up, but who’s going to stop me? Like, do you have standing to sue me? Nooooope. Not many people do.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 5, EXECUTIVE

SEC. 2. The Governor shall be elected every fourth year at the same time and places as members of the Assembly and hold office from the Monday after January 1 following the election until a successor qualifies.

SEC. 11. The Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Controller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer shall be elected at the same time and places and for the same term as the Governor.