Gee, I thought the whole point of getting rid of clutter was NOT getting it back, and yet:
“We Pick It Up – We Store It – We Bring It Back*”
Clutter: a confusing or disorderly state or collection.
*We live, we die, we live again!
As these tourists from Oregon will soon discover. They merely stopped in a yellow truck loading zone cut into the vast sidewalks of Market Street. When they finally noticed the PCO standing directly behind them, they bolted away outbound, like this:
But that doesn’t help, as stopping is parking and they were illegally parked.
The next step will be the bill for $91 coming in the mail, but, unlike most people with Oregon plates in Frisco, this crew looks like they’re actually from Oregon. So maybe the SFMTA will track them down to figure out a mailing address? Or maybe they’ll bide their time until this ride accumulates five tickets, and then it’ll be a towaway / Denver Boot?
A better strategy for drivers would be to talk to the PCO instead of just driving off, but I’m not saying that would necesarily work either…
Here it is, your Bunker Road Tunnel* to Rodeo Beach and beyond.
The driver of this old Datsun(!) pickup truck seemed to be giving this cyclist a little bit of room, but then a shout came out…
…from this guy going the other way. So whoops, the Datsun driver moves a yard or two to the right. Thusly:
Bikes have dedicated lanes in this tunnel but cars don’t. Does that mean that bikes don’t have to wait up to five minutes for a green light the way cars have to? I know not. The surfer dudes in the 4WD pickup could not possibly look more like Marin Locals, like Regulars on this stretch of road, but the driver was surprised to see a cyclist going the other way? Now because it’s a tunnel, shouting works, but what if dudes had had the radio on and couldn’t hear? There could have been an accident.
A single-lane tunnel carries Bunker Road from the Rodeo Valley to U.S. 101. Built in 1918, this tunnel is known as Baker-Berry Tunnel but also known as the Bunker Road Tunnel or the Five Minute Tunnel. A date stamp on the western entrance to the Baker-Barry Tunnel lists 1994, which may have been the year the tunnel was retrofitted for earthquake protection or reconstructed for other reasons. Additional work was completed in 2013 to allow for wider approaches for bicyclists. A traffic signal governs the flow of traffic into the tunnel, since only one direction may proceed at a time.
*Some mock the Yelp for rating a tunnel:
“Solid four-star tunnel… Screw you, Yelp.”
“What can I say, it’s a hole in the ground..lol”
Well I guess the basic answer is that having SoCal-style, LIFEGUARD ON DUTY structures in Frisco is that it would cost a lot of money.
So there’s that. And I’ve also heard that having lifeguard towers around would send a message that OB is a safe place to swim. (And certainly it’s not. It’s not even a safe place to wade in.)
Anyway, here’s one of the trucks they send out when people go missing:
Innovation Capital Of The World is what some call us. Or rather it’s what some, effectively, pay the Mayor to call us. Is a pickup truck with a surfboard “innovative?” IDTS.
Anyway, here’s a newsflash about America’s Most Dangerous Beach from 18 years ago. Not much has changed since then. We have a few more signs now, but otherwise…
What’s in this scene? Well, there are two BMWs and one Prius playing supporting roles, but the stars are the Subaru wagon blocking the driveway of the garaged Audi.
Man, it’s go-time, cause yoga pants has her iPhone out – that means that a city-dispatched tow truck is already on its way. This particular Subie was gone with a quickness:
I think the goal for SFGov is to have a tow truck on scene within a half hour. That’s lightning fast action for our normally somnolent City Family.
Anyway, this is Life on the Streets of San Francisco…
Here you go – look who’s parking on busy Fulton, smack dab in the middle of the street:
It’s CCSI, whatever that is. Oh, it’s a cleaning company out of Burlingame? So what gives them the right to park illegally? Is it the orange cones? Or it’s just some technique developed over the years, ala Telstar Logistics?
Hey, is this kosher?
But it looks like illegal parking is a part of CCSI’s bidness model:
And the kicker? Ohio plates on the back of the truck.
That’s the kicker.
And at the end of the day, CCSI execs count their fat stacks and laugh at poor poor Ed Reiskin…
IDK, filming something, prolly.
And the flat black paint reduces reflections, that’s what I’m going with.
But when you film in SF, you face a lot of costs. That’s what killed Nash Bridges after a few years and that’s what also helped to kill Trauma after a few months worth of shows got aired.
Anyway, we’re no Vancouver, that’s for sure…
From Gunma, Japan comes this Toyota 86 Scion FR-S, which stands for Front-engined, Rear-drive, sport.
Upon further review, I’m thinking this is just a private auto.
No matter, look for it here, in Japantown East, in a few short weeks:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard)
San Francisco’s Japantown
The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.
This exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.
Now in its sixth year, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival has grown progressively since its inception with 3,500 attendees in 2011 to more than 20,000 in 2015. One of San Francisco Japantown’s largest festivals, the popular culinary and cultural event serves as the main fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, and is held annually on the first Saturday in June.
Proceeds from the Festival help to publish the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.