Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

A Mystery Resolved – Or, How the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Reverse Commute to the Sunset Daily

Monday, September 25th, 2017

For some reason dese boids live in Frisco’s northeast but then commute southwest on a daily basis.

So in the morning, you see them over the Western Addition going southwest and then in the evening, you see them heading back northwest, as here over the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, as seen a while back:

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I haven’t ever seen this many in one flight outside of the Coit Tower / Financial District area.

I went looking for them about a dozen years ago – this was the view from the Filbert Steps:

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Seems they reside in the north and east of Frisco, but they reverse commute south and west, for food, I assumed.

And here you have it – the fruits of the Inner Sunset and also the berries of Forest Hill

I figured it was something like this, and now, after 12 years, I see that it’s so…

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders.

Les Avenues de la Résistance: Sunset District Sez: “LOCK THEM UP,” “NOT MY PRESIDENT,” and “RESIST”

Monday, September 11th, 2017

DJT is having a tough time Out West in our relatively conservative West of Twin Peaks area:

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As seen over le weekend:

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If You’re Not Using SFGov Property to Promote Your Business Venture, You’re Missing Out – Here’s Harrison Mills & Clayton Knight of Seattle – ODESZA, ODESZA…

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Here’s our Sunset District as it looked over the weekend. IDK how many of these green utility boxes got hit, but the number could be high based upon what I saw:

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One after the other on the (not Los Angeles-related) Sunset Boulevard:

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Uh, you can’t do this in Frisco, right?

The Joys of Watching a Self-Driving UBER Volvo Cautiously Make Its Way Down Irving in The Sunset

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Here we go, Irving Street on a dreaded sunny day in the Middle Sunset or the Inner Sunset or the Outer Sunset – I’ve heard this nabe described as all three:

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This area is a tad less difficult for a poorly-developed robot car to drive on than, say, Clement in the Inner Richmond, but there are plenty of bad pedestrians and illegal parkers on this part of Irving as well of course.

This seemed a touch early to be halfway through the intersection, given the position of these peds:

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And it was hard to tell what this Volvo was thinking after seeing it go for a few blocks.

Like IMO, this start was a bit abrupt, as if the driver dozed off for a few seconds and then all of a sudden woke up and said let’s go let’s go:

You know what, I’m think that this triple brake push at a four-way stop is an indication of something not being kosher. I cry foul.

And you know, when I teach people how to drive, I emphasize the importance of creeping a little bit at first to show others intent – like all right, I’m going now. This rushed start didn’t match the otherwise cautious, deliberate conduct.

Of course, this UBER drives better than most on the Streets of San Francisco.

Our Sunset District, on a Dreaded Sunny Day – The Specialness of Sunset Specials

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On a Clear Day/ You Can See 39th Avenue:

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Now, let’s use the pejorative phrase Sunset Special in a sentence:

As people start families priorities change. Being close to the densest urban parts of SF starts to fade as a priority. Schools, safe streets, backyards with enough room for kids to play and homes larger than the typical Sunset special become higher priorities.

FIN

Your View of the Farallon Islands from Inside the 3.5-Starred Charlie Sava Pool Way Out There in the Sunset

Friday, May 19th, 2017

On a clear day, you can see the world’s most mouse-infested island from 19th Avenue:

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I was there at Sava during its kickoff back in aught-nine – this place was a money-no-object kind of thing, so I’m kind of surprised it’s only rated 3.5 on the Yelp scale.

Our Golden Gate Park is Nothing But an Advertising Opportunity for Some Local realtors

Monday, May 1st, 2017

As you can see:

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This is firmly inside of GGP, on MLK, not that far from Lincoln, way out there on the West Side.

Does our RPD have an advertising policy for GGP? IDK, but I doubt that this ad is kosher.

(The word realtor should never be capitalized. IMO. The people responsible for advertising here in GGP are agents and/or brokers and maybe realtors or not, but prolly there’s a realtor involved somewhere along the line.)

In closing, I’ve never seen this in GGP, in all my years. Tsk tsk, area realtors.

A Font Orgy Way Out West: “SUnSET SOCCER SUPPLY”

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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This Type of Person is Why “Bay Area Bike Share” has a Very Low 1.9 Star Yelp Rating

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Now you’d think Frisco’s tourists would love love love an area taxpayer and feepayer-subsidized bicycle rental service with stations all over touristed areas like Market Street.

But some don’t because they get confused about the confusing pricing scheme, and they think wow, $9 for 24 hours? Man, we’re going to ride on out to Ocean Beach, whoo hoo!

But then it turns out that your credit card gets charged like low three-figures, because you didn’t check in your bikes every 30 minutes.

These bikes, coming back inbound from the West Side, where there are no BABS stations, are overdue and on the clock. They have exceeded their 15-minute combat radius:

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And then our tourists rage against BABS the only way they know how – on the Yelp.

Read and learn.

And this is still going on, in 2017.

The “solution” to this issue is that you get an automatic 50% refund just for asking.

Not much of a solution.

Out of gas already, trying to come up from the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park on a $1200 (if you lose it, or don’t check it back in entirely properly, but that’s another story) very heavy, electric motor-free, single-speed bike, about seven miles from where it was checked oot, eh?

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Oh well…

Frisco’s Version of Parking on the Front Lawn, Except Front Lawns are Hard to Find Anymore Out in the Sunset District

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

It used to be like this:

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But now it’s like this:

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FBOW, most of the lawns are gone, paved over long ago to make room for more car parking…