It’s 580 California in front of the BofA Building:
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[UPDATE: Herb Caen eventually recanted re: the Frisco Issue – see Comments. Or here’s the short version:“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”]
“Person that comes to your house to remove your used AA batteries because you’re too lazy to ‘dispose of them properly.'”
Here you go – they’ll come right to your place for pickup if you put your used batteries in a baggie:
“Curbside Battery Recycling Service – Most residents may place their batteries in a sealed plastic bag taped to the top of their black bin for curbside collection.”
This baggie system is news to me, as I’m accustomed to the Big Orange Bucket:
“Residents of multi-unit homes (4 units or more) should place batteries in their Orange Battery Bucket. If your building does not have one, ask your building manager to order one at (415) 330-1300. For more information on battery recycling, please visit: SFEnvironment.org/ecofinder
So who says our local garbage monopoly is all bad?
*As opposed to the actual Elon Musk. I’ll tell you, BEM is much cheaper for us than the real deal:
This really stands out to me, perhaps it does to you as well:
Of course it’s the giant cross atop Hill Davidson
Now I’ll ask you, does crime pay? Or did it pay back in aught-seven, when metal “recyclers” stole the hundred-something pound bronze plaque up there to sell for hundred-something dollars? IDK.
Anyway, some people are still mad how the cross and all that land up there got sold for just $26K in a sweetheart deal, but byegones.
I never understood how SFGov could have a cross up there when I first moved to town, but now it all seems kosher…
Hurray! The Memphis Minnie’s “Big Pig” Van is Back on the Road, After Being “Destroyed” in a Giants Victory Riot on HaightTuesday, May 21st, 2013
Remember when our San Francisco Giants won the World Series the time before last?
It was back in 2010. Good times. I celebrated by climbing on top of the Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint And Smokehouse Ford van parked on the street in the Lower Haight.
There I was, looking fierce bouncing up and down in my little black dress and orange pumps, along with bunch of other people.* We few, we Band of Brothers, we Baseball Furies.
Anyway, as the above link to Haighteration shows, the Big Pig, she got messed up.
But here she is back on the road in 2013, wavy roof panels and all:
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I don’t know, I think this ride is worth more than it would have been without the battle scars from aught-ten.
I think this rig is now a historic artifact worthy of preservation.
Keep on keeping on, Memphis Minnie’s.
*Oh, not really. Actually, after watching on a friend’s big screen (’cause I don’t I have cable ’cause I want the Comcast monopoly to die die die) I had to ride my bike on up to Pac Heights. The city was electric, all over, not just in the Mission and in the Haights.
The See-Through Skyscrapers of South of Market – Now Our PacBell Building Looks EVEN MORE Like It Belongs in DetroitThursday, March 14th, 2013
First, our PacBell Building in SoMA was all like this.
Then is was all like this.
Now it’s all like this, so you can see through entire floors.
Say hello to the higher floors of a totally gutted building:
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If only San Francisco were the Innovation Capital of the World or something, then we wouldn’t have a bunch of empty buildings sitting around for years and decades.
On It Goes…
When Trannies Attack: This Giant Liebherr Crane High Atop Our Pacific Bell Building Looks Just Like a TransformerThursday, February 14th, 2013
Look at this monster perched high atop 140 New Montgomery Street, up there with all those Neo-Gothic eagle statues.
Reminds of when Devastator climbed up one of those pyramids in that Transformers II movie…
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Anyway, the abandoned Pac Bell building no longer looks like it belongs in Detroit, so that’s good.
Look for Yelp to move in this year, directly under the enemy’s scrotum.
“The PacBell Building or 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco’s South of Market district is a Neo-Gothic, 132.6 m (435 ft) office tower located close to the St. Regis Museum Tower and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The 26-floorbuilding was completed in 1925 and was San Francisco’s first significant skyscraper development when construction began in 1924. The building was the tallest in San Francisco until the Russ Building matched its height two years later in 1927″
Financial District Nazgul – The Freakiest Thing You’ll Ever See in the 94104 – “Faceless Rooftop Wraiths”Friday, January 18th, 2013
Twelve feet tall they are:
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OMG, Ride the E-Line “Twin Torpedos” for Free This Weekend! Volunteer to be a Temporary Streetcar DocentMonday, October 1st, 2012
How would you like to volunteer as a docent helping out with the new-school / old-school E-line on October 6-7, 2012?
First, some background about how busy the 415 will be this weekend:
“Looking at what’s scheduled for that weekend, there might not be room in the city for many more people, much less cars. First, there’s the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, a three-day event that drew about 800,000 people last year. That Sunday afternoon, the 49ers play the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park, while the Giants are hoping for weekend playoff games at AT&T Park, all guaranteed sellouts. About 60,000 people typically attend the Castro Street Fair, scheduled for that Sunday, while thousands more will jam North Beach for the annual Italian Heritage Parade at 12:30 on the same day. A different crowd will probably be at the Burning Man Decompression street fair, also that Sunday afternoon. To add to the fun, two mega cruise ships are expected to dock at Pier 35 over the weekend, disgorging thousands more tourists. Then, of course, there’s Fleet Week, which brings thousands of sailors and as many as a million visitors to the waterfront for the weekend.”
So you’ll be needed to help out all the visitors moving around on the Twin Torpedos, streetcars 1006 and 1008:
“We need several more docents to work the stops along the E-line on October 6 and 7, helping riders find the right platform and providing information about the service. We have docent books prepared by Paul Lucas, so it’s easy to learn what to do. If you’re interested, send us an email and we’ll get back to you.”
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