Posts Tagged ‘stonestown’

Someday, I’ll Save Up My Pennies and Then Get UV Teeth Whitening at the Mall – Giant Tentacle in Your Pie Hole

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

As seen at a mall in San Francisco, back* in the day:

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Look closer:

Sometimes I just don’t know…

*RITZ CAMERA, RIP, probably, I mean, at this point in 2012.

San Francisco-Based Apple Retail Workers Union Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Apple Retail Workers Union just had its first birthday. Here are the deets, from last year:

Cory Moll, a worker at our busy, busy Union Square Apple Store, is starting up a (can you guess by now?) UNION.

Oh noes!

See? Check it:

“Work Different,” it says:

Via Cory Moll

It’s not much yet, but Cory’s been getting national (and international) attention the past few months.

And folk art – there’s folk art already:

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Hey, why doesn’t somebody, you know, in local media, look into this situation?

(Consider that a challenge to you, personally, if you want.)

All right, Apple workers, rise up and “Work Different.”

This is what it looks like when an Apple Store opens in the 415 – people seem genuinely happy, but who knows…

 

Are Apple Store Managers Nationwide Getting Trained for “Union Awareness” Right Now This AM? Yes, Per CNET

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

What’s this – Apple’s is doing “Union Awareness” training at Apple Stores all over the country this Tuesday morning, November 8, 2011?

Yes. Josh Lowensohn has the story.

Well, that’s news to me. Thanks, CNET!

And who’s the prime mover of this movement? It’s San Francisco resident Cory Moll, that’s who. (I don’t know why he doesn’t get more attention around town…)

Now if I were in charge of fighting unionization at Apple, I’d start handing out free bunny-ear iPhone cases to all workers. You know, as a way to win them over.

Like this:

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All right, we’ll just have to wait and see how this Apple vs union fight turns out.

In the meantime, feel free to send the unionizers a message, why not?

Unionizing Apple Store Workers Nationwide? Cory Moll, of Union Square, Starts Up the “Apple Retail Workers Union”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Cory Moll, a worker at our busy, busy Union Square Apple Store, is trying to start up a (can you guess by now?) a UNION.

Oh noes!

See? Check it:

“Work Different,” it says:

Via Cory Moll

It’s not much yet, but Cory’s been getting national (and international) attention the past few months.

And folk art – there’s folk art already:

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Hey, why doesn’t somebody, you know, in local media, look into this situation?

(Consider that a challenge to you, personally, if you want.)

All right, Apple workers, rise up and “Work Different.”

This is what it looks like when an Apple Store opens in the 415 – people seem genuinely happy, but who knows…

 

The Mall Has It All: Stonestown Gives Shoppers a Glimpse of Heaven, Right Above the Tokyo Express

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

David Yu is at again.

I’ve never noticed this oculus above the food court at Stonestown way out there in the fog-enshrouded West Bay. Can you see the Tokyo Express* sign?

Marvelous.

Is this Heaven or Las Vegas?

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*Of course Tokyo Express meant something else back in the day, back when you couldn’t even call the Japanese Tea Garden the Japanese Tea Garden.

Free Truffles Tomorrow at All Godiva Chocolatier Boutiques! OMG OMG OMG!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Brace yourselves – it’s Truffle Month at Godiva. That means that tomorrow, November 19th, 2009, they’re giving away truffles starting at 5:00 PM at malls everywhere.

Of course, it’s just one per person, while supplies last, yadayadayada. San Francisco (and Emeryville) locales are listed below – find any boutique in the U.S. right here.    

Check it. Speaking of OMG, note the golden ”GOD Chocolat” part of the ad. Does Godiva know what they did there? Hell to the yes they know what they did there. Why they made the ad that way shall remain a mystery:

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Now, they might try to slip you a truffle with sea salt on it, but all you have to say is, “Sea salt belongs in the ocean, not on my truffle. Give me a different one.” There you go.

To conclude, OMG, OMG, OMG - free truffles!

Chocolixir Drink
Baked Goods
Hand-dipped Products
GODIVA BOUTIQUE
Westfield San Francisco Center
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
PHONE: 415 543-8910
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Chocolixir Drink
Baked Goods
Hand-dipped Products
GODIVA BOUTIQUE
Embarcadero Center
Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
PHONE: 415 397-7878
Street Map
 
Chocolixir Drink
Baked Goods
Hand-dipped Products
GODIVA BOUTIQUE
Stonestown Galleria
3251 Twentieth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
PHONE: 415 566-5058
Street Map
 
Chocolixir Drink
Baked Goods
Hand-dipped Products
GODIVA BOUTIQUE
Bay Street Emeryville Mall
5645 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
PHONE: 510 595-0185
Street Map

Verily, the mall has it all. See you there!

The Embarcadero Chevys Closed Down Last Week Because Its Lease Expired? Really?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Well it was quite a mystery last week when, via Eater SF’s The Shutter, we all learned that the Chevy’s Fresh Mex at 2 Embarcadero Center in the Financh would close down forever as of last Friday. Per ABC KGO TV Channel 7, the employees were bummed because they only got three days’ notice of the closure - and as for any severance benefits, well that’s a big fat nada.

Why did this eatery close down without warning? Well, the manager (and management in general) didn’t want to say. But now, we have a statement from Chevy’s. See?

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Their “lease expired.” Simple, right?

But that seems a little funny. (Of course, I’m not in the restaurant biz so I don’t know.) You’d think they’d have been able to give the workers more notice if this was just a matter of losing a lease.

(And you know, actually, I’d imagine that Boston Properties (or whomever you talk to when you want to strike a bargain on cheaper rent at Embarcadero Center) would be looking to make a sweet deal, based upon the low level of occupancy they have these days…)

Maybe Chevys’ management figured they’d be closing this store a month or two ago, but they kept this info a secret from the workers?

(When Warren Simmons, Sr. and his son Warren “Scooter” Simmons, Jr. started up the first Chevys (no apostrophe, please) in Alameda back in 1987, did they think that this was they way it was going to be? Oh well.)

Mmmmm……

It’s Here! Neighborhood Free Days at the California Academy of Sciences!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

You know what makes you better than all those melon farmers out there? It’s the fact that you hang your hat every night in the City and County of San Francisco. That makes you special. To celebrate you, the California Academy of Sciences is offering free admission for you (and your neighbors). Just match up your zip code with the handy chart below, gather up the necessary proof of where you reside, and head on over to Golden Gate Park.

And the nice thing about this free admission program is that it probably won’t be as crowded as it sometimes gets on the third Wednesday of the month, when everyone gets in sans tariff.

Celebrated Missionites getting a little camera time in front of the green screen before entering the Cal Academy yesterday. Bide your time, your free day is coming:

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Thanks, Bank of America.

Whitening Your Teeth at the Mall, For All the World to See

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Here’s a scene from a mall. Specifically Stonestown Mall, deep in San Francisco’s Sunset / Parkside Fog Belt. It’s a kiosk from WOWSmileXpress Professional Teeth Cleaning.  

 

Here’s a closer look. Pay your $100, don some red Bono sunglasses, cram a huge wand into your piehole, and then you’ll be the envy of all the Hot Dog on a Stick-eating passers-by for the next half-hour or so. 

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And what says the photo of the happy bride with super white teeth? “Ask us about  our group pricing for your special events.” O.K., then.

You have a dazzling array of choices in this arena:

Celebrity Sexy Teeth
Rembrandt
BriteSmile
Zoom Teeth Whitening
GO SMILE
Crest Whitestrips
Aquafresh White Trays
Listerine Whitening Strips
Colgate Simply White
Nova White

Choose wisely, or maybe just choose nothing.

Forget Summer Camp for Your Kids – Send them To Apple Camp!

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Apple retail stores are offering four free workshops that are recommended for kids ages 8 to 12 this summer. Sign them up today! But hurry, as spaces are filling up right now.

Is this how they will greet your tweens when they arrive at the three-hour workshops in July? We can only hope.

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Talk with your young ‘uns and pick two of the following:

  • Podcast Workshop: — for kids with intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • iWeb Workshop — for kids with beginner to advanced computer skills.
  • Music Workshop — for kids with beginner to advanced computer skills.
  • Movie Workshop — for kids with intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • Apple is the new Borg – the sooner your kids realize that, the better. Give in.

    See you there!