That’s my guess
It’s over 100 feet wide (and some people wanted it wider. In fact the Chief Architect herself says it’s too wide, but oh well.)
Let’s see here, a stalled lane of traffic next to another stalled lane of traffic next to one of three useless medians next to an unused lane next to a lane so rich white people can park their cars. And then repeat on the other side and then pat yourself on the back for a job well done:
(Most “new ideas” are bad ideas, of course.)
“Tesla Test Drive
Join us on Sunday, Feb. 23 to test drive a Tesla! The Tesla Team will have 2-3 test drive cars available and 1 stationary car for walk-arounds. NEMA residents will be able to RSVP for test drive time slots and get the full Tesla experience.
To sign up for the Tesla Test drive this Sunday NEMA residents should click here to secure a spot or simply show up on Sunday. The cars will be parked in front of the North Tower lobby entrance.
Date: Sunday, 2/23/2014
Who: Tesla Drive Team + NEMA Residents and Visitors/Guests
Where: Cars will be located in front of the North Lobby Entrance (8 10th Street)
Be sure to strike a pose in front of the Tesla line up and use #rentnema!
Tech-savvy and design-driven, NEMA is a next generation luxury residential community at the forefront of San Francisco’s dynamic Mid-Market neighborhood renaissance. Get social with us and follow our story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
– See more at: http://rentnema.com/blog/test-drive-a-tesla-nema-on-223/#sthash.25v2iXXC.dpuf “
Looks as if we got our weekly Tuesday Noon Siren Test in early when some of San Francisco’s emergency sirens went off today at 3:45PM to … mark the end of Sunday Streets Chinatown?
Take a look:
“The siren signified the end of Sunday Streets this week in Chinatown. We apologize for any concern.”
So more than just the one siren went off and that was the mistake?
Why should our City Family be horsing around with the emergency sirens in the first place?
So we should call them San Francisco’s Emergency/End of Sunday Streets sirens?
Anyway, it sounded like this:
“A siren from San Francisco’s Outdoor Public Warning System sounded at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, but a City Twitter account stated that the siren was activated accidentally.”
And here comes Johnny-come-lately AlertSF.org:
“The sirens were activated citywide inadvertently this afternoon. There is no emergency in San Francisco.
[UPDATE: This might be a gasoline-powered 230S, if that’s even possible. My bad. If anybody in town has an unusual euro-only Mercedes, it’s this guy. It might even have a manual transmission.]
Old Mercedes diesels* might be really slow, and they might emit more particulates than a fleet of new cars, and they might get converted to run on french fry grease, but…
The most cartoonish cloud of smoke coming from a car exhaust I’ve ever seen:
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…they will never die.
And here’s the thing – old diesels are exempt from California’s annual smog check program.
That’s a giant loophole big enough that you could drive a big old honking Mercedes Benz diesel through.
“I’ve only been a Benz owner for less than a year now. However, I’m beginning to think that stamping out smoke on these 616s is like trying to rid your yard comletely of dandelions – it’s a fool’s errand.
I’ve had my IP rebuilt, rolled in a new timing chain, and had the valve seals replaced all within the last 6 months. Injectors are also new and the valves were adjusted when the seals were replaced. Fuel filters and fuel lines are also new and all fluids are fresh. The only differences between mine and yours are that I have lower compression and I use perhaps a 1/2 quart of oil in 2,000 miles.
Despite this, I still have some smoke. There’s a hint of whitish smoke on cold idle at start up and a bit of black smoke when I get on the throttle or climb steep hills.
I have another set of injectors that I had rebuilt and will install them in due course. I’ll also rebuild the vacuum pump as a preventative measure. But after that, this game of “whack a mole” has to end.
There is one good thing to come from all this work, however. My engine sounds silky smooth. No knocking, no nailing, and no hicccups. The only underhood sounds you hear are the clickity click of fuel injectors popping and the combustion inside the engine. So long as this continues to be the case and my oil consumption doesn’t increase, I should consider everything else to be inconsequential.”
*Pray that this particular old Mercedes is a diesel. ‘Cause otherwise this rig prolly needs to get oil added on a daily basis…
Don’t you think it’s time for you to join WillieBrownGavinNewsomEdLee’s somewhat corrupt “City Family?”
Sure, why not?
You’ll get to share beer (or rather, steal beer or rather, actually, IRL, pour out beer) with San Francisco’s lovely citizens:
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And after a while you’ll get to show potential recruits the intricacies of law enforcement.
Now, I’m not saying that this application process is easy, not at all.*
But I am saying that this might be for you:
“Northern Station Newsletter
Captain Ann Mannix
August 25, 2011 #11-36
Finally, we are going to start actively hiring new police officers, starting the application process tomorrow. If interested please log onto www.jobaps.sf and create an applicant account which then allows you to apply for the position of entry level police officer. For further information on the position go to www.sfpdcareers.com. On-line applications will be accepted for one week or until we receive 2500 applications. If you have any interest I would encourage you to apply.”
*Like, just try to get the those links to work – that’ll be a test of how motivated you are. Figure it out, find a way to apply before they get 2500 aps.