A “cut and cover” tunnel they call it:
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“This event brought exactly the right kind of crowd to the Marina.”
Uh, white people with some extra folding money to spend – that kind of crowd?
Anyway, you’d think that the friendly Marinites would similarly welcome the Feds landing Alcatraz tour boats at Fort Mason, right?
Let’s hear from socially awkward, born-into-the-one-percent District Two Supervisor Mark Farrell in the very same pages of the Marina Times:
“The National Park Service’s (NPS) intention to study Fort Mason as a possible location for its Alcatraz tour ferry service is one of those ideas with serious and long-lasting impacts that must immediately be put to rest.”
(Yeah, it’s one of those ideas, huh? So like, Alex, I want “Ideas with serious and long-lasting impacts that must immediately be put to rest” for $1600?”)
Apparently, one set of aquatic tourists is the best thing in the world and another set of aquatic tourists is the worst thing in the world?
Now here’s the kicker. The reason why the white people of the Marina are worried about the Fort Mason proposal is that it’s a lead pipe cinch, owing to the lack of NIMBY laws on federal land:
“What makes the idea even more distressing to residents and establishments in the Marina is the lack of local environmental review and input that would be available. The NPS stated that environmental review of the Fort Mason site would be conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and not under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), because Fort Mason is federal property. Without a CEQA process in place for Fort Mason, the enormous changes contemplated in the Marina will never be considered by our local government, and any NEPA appeal would have to take place in Washington through the federal courts. In my letter to the NPS, I asked that since they are prepared to undergo a CEQA analysis for the sites located at the Port of San Francisco piers, they should do the same for the NPS-owned piers at Fort Mason…”
So, don’t come here, Feds. Don’t come here where it’s super easy to do business, you know, without dealing with millionaire NIMBYs for decades, oh no, don’t even think about it! Feds, you must immediately put the idea “to rest.”
Well, we’ll just have to wait and see how that works…
Hey look, it’s free!
And no co-payment neither.
Here’s the crew who’ll be waiting for you, or at least this was the crew at one of UCSF’s recent screenings in Chinatown:
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Free Skin Cancer Screening at UCSF
WHAT: In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the UCSF Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings. The event is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. No appointment is necessary and no insurance is required.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will take approximately 30 minutes.
WHERE: 1701 Divisadero Street, third floor, San Francisco.
WHY: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than three million skin cancers diagnosed annually in some two million people in the United States. More new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than the combined totals of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of skin color or general health. Many can be easily treated when detected early.
About UCSF Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center consistently ranks as one of the top 10 hospitals in the United States. Recognized for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among health care professionals and scientists, and a highly compassionate patient care team, UCSF Medical Center serves as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco. The medical center’s nationally preeminent programs include children’s health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, women’s health and cancer. It operates as a self-supporting enterprise within UCSF and generates its own revenues to cover the operating costs of providing patient care.
I don’t know, do you care about this kind of stuff? I don’t.
But I certainly don’t care about born-into-the-one-percent, supercracker Supervisor Mark Farrell, who stood me and another Supe up on the steps of City Hall* back in the day, and/or the plans for the new freeway in the Presidio.
Wow, a tunnel. It looks every other, right?
*I don’t know, if you don’t want to do something then you say, “I don’t want to do this.” Or, better yet, say nothing, same message. But what you don’t do is say you’re going to do something and then blow it off. That’s pretty fucking basic, I think.
In the space of about ten minutes one quiet morning, two or three SFPD motorcycle cops handed out citations to the drivers of three Audis, a MINI and a Toyota Prius hybrid in the area of the western terminus of the Broadway Tunnel.
Audis and MINIs generally go too fast, of course – I didn’t see exactly what the Prius driver did wrong.
Anyway, here’s one of the Audis, a TT, coming out of North Beach way too fast. My buddy Nelson thought this was real funny:
Audi drivers, you may have good reflexes ‘n stuff but you’re right down there with the Prius drivers.
Anyway, it’s unusual to see the SFPD care about speeding, IMO.
I guess you can still see part of it, but the lower reaches and the “Green Works” logo are long gone.
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San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel is a highly traveled thoroughfare in the heart of the city. Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles pass through it per day. Its walls are caked with dirt and soot, and lined with patches of paint covered graffiti from days gone by. It set the perfect canvas to create a beautiful work of art showcasing the talents of reverse graffiti artist “Moose”, and the power of Green Works plant based cleaner.
That’s the Holiday Inn on Van Ness that you can see when you take the tunnel from the West Bay back to San Francisco:
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Some people might prefer Yosemite Valley’s tunnel view…
See it? It’s all lit up 24-7, like a giant Hasbro Lite Brite toy.
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Or should I say “Thanks, SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING of Orlando, FL” instead?
(And I still don’t know what’s up with Prius drivers. They’re a breed apart is what I’m saying…)
“Southern Manufacturing is proud to be
recognized as a leading manufacturer of
Blank Out and Lane Control signs. Southern
can design and engineer energy efficient
LED signs using standard MUTCD symbols as
well as unique displays. At Southern
Manufacturing, dedication to continuous
improvements in the technology and
fabrication of Blank Out and Lane Control
signs has led to great developments in
quality and design. We manufacture a
variety of sizes ranging from 24 inches up to
60 inches wide.
Using solid state, high flux/high output light
emitting diodes these signs are engineered
to withstand 110 mile per hour winds. With
a minimum projected life of 50,000 hours,
cost of operation has become a major
decision factor in the engineering and
fabrication of these signs.
Constructed from sheet aluminum the body
and frame is light weight and durable. The
sign bodies are continuously welded for
superior strength and weather protection.
Door frame and body are powder coated to
a standard black, with additional finishes
NASA just posted a photo from the last Space Shuttle flight. It’s big, like 4000 pixels.
Here are some annotations. (The white line is the mighty San Andreas fault.)
Click to expand.“This image featuring the San Francisco Bay area was recorded with a still camera using a 180-mm lens by one of the Expedition 26 crew members aboard the International Space Station, flying 220 miles above Earth.”
And here’s the plain version at 1800 pixels: