Posts Tagged ‘storm’

American-Made Storm Grates Put Out of Work by the Foreign Competition: SFGOV Tells You to “Shop And Dine” the 47 Square Miles of Frisco, BUT…

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

…it itself buys stuff from overseas.

See? This one’s from AJAX FOUNDRY of 45 Clementina, SF, CALIF:

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But this one’s from, well, simply, CHINA?

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I’ll tell you, if SFGov really wanted to, it could get these grates from closer to home, but apparently it don’t really want to.

One might think the greater SFGov entity was loaded with Frisco-centric contract steerers and multitudes of buy locallers, but I guess not. Not really.

Hey, remember when a former Mayor, the dude who pleaded with local families to not pick up and move to Neighboring County X, you know, back when he was Mayor, but then after he was no longer Mayor, packed and moved to … the very same Neighboring  County X. Isn’t it ironic?

Dont’cha think?

Anyway, that dude was the one who said that one of the reasons why the Santa Clara 49ers football team should no longer call itself the 49ers is because SF is 49 square miles, so this was like our trademark or something. But IRL, Frisco ain’t 49 sq mi, it’s 46.something. So did / does our dull-witted former Mayor actually believe the 49 square miles bit, like he’s DJT and somebody told him something was true one time, so he believes it?

You know, you can’t really tell.

Anyway, Shop and Dine the 49 should be Shop and Dine the 47, and in any event, SFGov shouldn’t be lecturing ppl on this issue anyway, IMO.

(It’s always Amazon Prime members who are lecturing you about Buying Local, in’nt? Or maybe it just seems that way. All these Shop Dine 49ers should have a ceremony where ppl could burn their Amazon Prime cards, IMO.)

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Living the Dream: $500 Indiegogo Electric Fat Bike Spotted in the Wild – At Home on Ocean Beach

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Background here.

And what’s this?

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It’s a Sonders E-bike, being ridden as it was meant to be.

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So I guess some kickstarter-type deals work out for some people – that’s the lesson.

Our “Great Highway” Way Out There at Ocean Beach Now Has It’s Own Closed Sign on Lincoln – Flashing Lights

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

See?

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Is this sign necessary in the coming Age of Waze / Ubiquity of the Google Maps?

I don’t think so…

Surf’s Up: “Storm of the Decade” Coming Soon – 11 to 18 Foot Waves at Ocean Beach?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Here’s Rivera during last week’s Storm of the Month, which, Ocean Beach surfing-wise, was much better than average – hundreds of surfers were on the wet side of the Great Highway on this day:

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Well, forget all that:

Seas from the developing system will combine with the distant swell and build to 15-18 feet. Mavericks at Half Moon Bay is likely to see some of the largest waves reaching as high as 27 feet during high tide. Stinson Beach and Ocean Beach could see 11 to 18-foot waves. High tide on Wednesday will be at 2 a.m. and 12:38 a.m., Thursday at 2:40 a.m. and 1:12 p.m., and Friday at 3:19 a.m. and 2:02 p.m.

Stay safe.

PARK RANGER or Storm Trooper: You Make The Call

Monday, May 26th, 2014

This guy quickly drove his 4WD buggy through the crowd in Sharon Meadow on 420 Day 2014 as part of a “show of force” for the hippies

On the grass and on the pavement – I didn’t know which way to go to get out of his way.

OK fine, RPD

Wow: “Bicyclist Pedals Through a Foot of Water at Flooded 18th and Dolores” – December 2nd, 2012

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

A nice capture from jeffelder this AM:

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Abandoned Ski Boots on Masonic a Sure Sign of Our Coming Snow Storm – The Great Blizzard of ’11 Starts, Ends Saturday

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

And best of all, they’re just your size!

As seen on Masonic Avenue during yesterday’s evening drive:

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Now, scour the Western A for some yuppie’s abandoned cross-country skis and you’ll be all set for this cold, cold weekend.

Oh we’re gonna rock down to Masonic Avenue/

Spooky Electrical Storm Over San Francisco Tonight – Lightning and Thunder and Rain, Rain, Rain

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

There’s genuine lightning over San Francisco tonight.

Check out Trevor Pressman’s brand new 11-second video for proof.

First it was all like this:

Then it was all like this:

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And leave us not forget the hail:

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And here’s another view, from Bluoz. Striking Bernal Hill:

And here’s KTVU’s effort, a nice shot of simultaneous strikes on our Bay Bridge, showing the Bravo and Delta Towers getting hit:

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Stay safe!

San Francisco This Morning is Both Rainy and Foggy – An Unusual Combination

Friday, February 5th, 2010

One of the nice things about San Francisco is that when it’s foggy it’s generally not rainy and vice versa.

The exceptions to that rule are days like today. It’s like we’re living inside a rain cloud or something.

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Oh well, Spring is coming….

Flooded Streets Don’t Slow Down San Francisco’s Street Sweeping Service

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

When the signs say that they’re going to ticket cars and run the street sweepers on Tuesday morning betwixt 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM, you can bet that they’re going to ticket cars and run the street sweepers on Tuesday morning just after 8:00 AM. Flooded streets cannot alter this. It Is Written.

So this is how City employees will spend their time today, whether you like it or not!

“Beeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….”

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After all, The Spice Must Flow.