Posts Tagged ‘van’
Does This SFPD Van Patrol Geary Up and Down Solely to Push Along Double Parkers? Sure Looks That WayMonday, March 27th, 2017
Popo sidles up behind you and fills your rear-view. Then you’d better get going with a quickness.
As seen way out in the Middle Richmond on a Sunday*, when desperate parkers just circle and circle and #38 MUNI buses are relatively few and far between
Then the officer hangs a Louie and starts heading west again, over and over…
*Our SFMTA has vowed to increase “parking availability* here but of course it hasn’t. The plan was to have drivers give more money to the SFMTA by charging for street parking more and more often. But the pork barrel dynamic pricing trial is long since over and Sunday parking is free again, for some reason, so all it takes is a few hot dim sum places in the area to get street parking to 99%+ occupancy, not that this really affects me all that much…
All right, when you’re doing your ENG (Electronic News Gathering) on the streets of San Francisco, as this one was doing the day after Donald Trump somehow got elected President, you’ve got some basic things to worry about.
The first is crime – either somebody will want to steal your stuff, at gunpoint sometimes, or they’ll want to vandalize your mobile news van. One way to handle this is to maintain a low profile. One way to do that is paint your van white in a plain vanilla wrapper, so that’s why most networked news vans are unmarked in the 415.
And the second, well, it’s handling complaints from the Gentle Viewers and passersby who start complaining about all the fumes your news van spews our hour after hour. So you attach a garden hose to direct exhaust up to the roof, thusly:
Like, how does this help?
Here’s the other way of doing it:
I’ll tell you, I can see how this kind of thing could lead to problems, you know, mechanically, but my real question is HOW DOES THIS HELP, AT ALL?
How on Earth does this help?
This truck was parked right outside of Black Rock Battery, so couldn’t it use shore-side power ala the Port of Frisco?
Get a Special PP License Plate from the DMV and then You Too Can Park Wherever the Hell You Want – The Joys of Being a PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERWednesday, October 19th, 2016
It’s mostly video these days, not photography per se:
Get your own, here
Tell the Truth 2016 visits Frisco in a 15-passenger van:
I’m thinking the CCC should prolly take their name off of their surplus vans…