Posts Tagged ‘sun’

That’s Califorya: Another Excellent Capture from Kevin Montgomery of the Uptown Almanac

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The best mural ever, as shown at the Uptown Almanac:

Click to expand - Team 1:AM, 5th and Folsom

Speechless I am.

Botox Mom Doesn’t Live in San Francisco, Despite “Published Reports” to the Contrary – Also, Nobody Ate My Hamster

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

[UPDATE: All right, well then tell me where. You need somebody to cross-examine the woman who gave birth eight years ago at 26 with a husband who was like 80, per the Sun? I can do that. Just show me where that suddenly-shy news hound is and I'll go ask her. (Oh, and I'll need some cash for her interview fee, if she demands one - hey, did she get anything from the Sun? Mmmmm...) And she's entered her daughter into beauty pageants, like plural? In San Francisco? In California? Those pageants that have no presence on the Internet in this day and age? And do beauty pageant stage moms really use botox, that's like a technique IRL?]

Let’s see here, does “Botox Mom” Kerry Campbell live in any of the 47 square miles of San Francisco?


And yet:

According to published reports, Campbell lived in Birmingham, England, and recently moved to San Francisco.”

Let’s see here, who published these reports?

The Sun:

Now, did somebody make a live hamster sandwich and then eat it in England?

Nope, the reporter made it up.

And yet, that’s a “published report”  in the Sun as well.

Oh well.


OMG, Skin Cancer Screening in Chinatown – See a UCSF Doctor for Free – Saturday, May 7th – Ends at 4PM

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

[This event turned out to be a huge success, with a bigger turnout than a recent effort in the Mission District. This one's all over but I'll post about the next one when it happens.*]

Our UCSF Department of Dermatology is bringing it today in C-Town. Check out all the deets below.

Drs. Ortiz and Wei and UCSF professionals and volunteers are waiting to see you right now – no appointment necessary:

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In Chinese first:









及早檢測對診斷潛伏的黑色素瘤非常重要。這次檢測毋須預約,整個過程約30分鐘。華埠公共衛生局地址: Mason 街1490號 (夾 Broadway 街)。


And now back to English:

UCSF to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Chinatown

WHAT: The UCSF Department of Dermatology, in partnership with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Chinatown Public Health Clinic, will offer free skin cancer screenings in Chinatown to mark National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

UCSF faculty and residents will perform the screenings. Translation services will be provided.

Early detection is key to diagnosing potential cases of melanoma. No appointment is necessary and screenings will take approximately 30 minutes.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chinatown Public Health Center
1490 Mason Street @ Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

WHY: Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with over one million people diagnosed each year. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of their skin color or general health.

  • Skin cancer and melanoma account for about 50 percent of all types of cancers diagnosed;
  • Skin cancer is one of the more preventable types of cancer;
  • More than 90 percent of skin cancer is caused by excessive exposure to the sun;
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime;
  • Each hour, one person dies from skin cancer;
  • Asian American melanoma patients have a greater tendency than Caucasians to have advanced disease at diagnosis.

See you there!

*Assuming I survive the Great San Francisco Blog War of 2011.

Oh Hail! Bee-bee-sized Hail Assaults San Francisco – When Oh When Will the Comforting Fog Return?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Look what’s falling on San Francisco this AM.

It’s hail! Newsworthy hail. (Run for the hills, Ma Barker.)

Or snow, some people call this kind of thing snow.

But not area Kiwi jodiolson. She knows the score:

“Simultaneous sun and hail in SF. In New Zealand, they call these sun showers.”

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And here’s how it looked in the SoMA, per Bluoz

(Thank Gaia I don’t live in Chicago or someplace….)

Photovoltaic Solar Panels Have Come to San Franciscos Public Housing Projects

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

That big residential solar project in the Lower Haight / Western Addition / Hayes Valley from SunWheel Energy Partners just went live. The juice, she  is flowing.

See all the deets in this 15 minute video - it’s just like being there.

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil “The Thrill” Ting was there for the ribbon-cutting…

…as was District 5 Supervisor Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi:

San Francisco Affordable Housing Sites Power On Solar Energy
Federal, State and Local Officials, Site Residents and Community Members Celebrate Green Energy and New Jobs at Western Addition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2010 – On Monday, January 25, 2010, Sunwheel Energy Partners, which provides turnkey solar energy systems for urban and community partners, celebrated the commissioning of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at three affordable housing community sites in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighborhoods — bringing solar power, green jobs and financial relief to residents and owners.  The ribbon cutting ceremony at Plaza East Apartments was widely attended by a notable group of federal, state and local officials as well as the site’s residents and community members who were hired to install the solar panels.
Dignitaries in attendance included Henry Alvarez, Executive Director, San Francisco Housing Authority; Timothy Alan Simon, CPUC Commissioner; Phil Ting, SF Assessor-Recorder; David Rubin, Director of Service Analysis, PG&E; Michael Carlin, SFPUC Deputy General Manager; Neola Gans, Vice President, SF Housing Authority Commission; Caroline Krewson, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Stephen Schneller, Director, San Francisco Office of Public Housing; Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor; and representatives of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s offices. Senator Mark Leno issued a proclamation commending the site.

Even more deets, after the jump


Merry Christmas from the Groves of Marin County, USA

Friday, December 25th, 2009

These trees near Muir Woods are tall, huh?

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The Best Place to Hunt for Buried Treasure in Golden Gate Park

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Now you can a bunch of research by reading up on tomes of yore but if you want to search for buried treasure in Golden Gate Park, the best place to start must be at Stow Lake near Yelp-rated Strawberry Hill island.  

Why? Well, just look at this recent photo. Something must be down there, ‘neath the spotlight:

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Happy hunting!

Writers Matier and Ross vs. the PR Flacks of the Presidio Trust

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Well read it for yourself, from Messrs Matier and Ross:

“The folks at the Presidio Trust have just issued a glossy, 26-page annual report with this slick introduction: ‘It’s 6 a.m. in the Presidio as the sun rises over the Golden Gate Bridge.’”

This is a problem because, supposedly, El Sol only rises above the East Bay Hills or something. But the quote from the report is actually:

It’s 6 a.m. in the Presidio as the sun rises over the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco…”

See? There are plenty of photos out there showing sunrise over the bridge itself. It all depends on your perspective, of course.  

If M&R are getting into the nitpicking corrections business, maybe they should start with their own column. One short bit about purported “attorney extraordinaire John Burris” a while back was rife with actual errors but nobody complained about that. 


Can’t we all get along?

A Black Hole Sun Over San Francisco

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Usually the sun wins out against the fog as the day goes along, but not always.

El Sol looked more like a moon on this afternoon.

City Hall shrouded:

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Is Living on a Cruise Ship Really Cheaper than Renting in San Francisco?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Per the Cruise Hot Sheet, you can float out of San Francisco on a big modern liner, like the 2400-passenger Norwegian Sun, for just $599. This “Freestyle Cruise” starting in November 2008 goes on for 19 days, so that works out to a Cost Per Day (CPD) of just $31.53. Plus you’ll feel like you’re living in San Francisco’s District 2 at the 96-seat “Pacific Heights Restaurant” on Deck 11.

Passing by the Cliff House and the kiteboarders of Ocean Beach, The Norwegian Sun headed out yesterday for sunny Mazatlan, Mexico. Click to expand:

Now there are people living in the Tenderloin these days who are paying more than that just for a tiny studioapartment with no amenities at all. So going on a cheap “repositioning” voyage can be cheaper than living in San Francisco, if you believe the Innernet.

Bon Voyage!