Posts Tagged ‘Wednesday’

Know Your Fireballs: A Giant Meteor High Above California, Nevada, and Arizona This Evening?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Is this the thing that everybody’s talking about tonight?

The LA Times says meteor.

Fireballs FAQ from your American Meteor Society.

Follow men’s eyes as they look to the skies 
The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams 

[UPDATE: Here we go, the impression of a Young Artist, suspiciously over-detailed:

Jill Padilla’s son Juan drew this pic right after seeing the strange lights. (credit: Juan Padilla)

Awesome!

Until next time…

Shooting stars never stop/

Famous Louis’ Restaurant Out Near the Cliff House Reopens on August 3, 2011 – Meet Your Federalized Louis’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

From SF FYI Net comes the news: “Louis’ is reopening on Wednesday, August 3, 2011!!!

Check it:

“Got my card in the mail…YAY!!! Just went to your new website and read through everything…great job!!! I love all the “Green” changes you have made…can’t wait to have a cage-free bacon and cheese omelet with some organic coffee!!!!! See you soon…..”

Mmmmm… cage-free bacon.

Anyway, that means that worksite BMXing will soon be a memory:

An excellent capture from dendowling

All the deets:

The Richmond District Blog

“Louis’ Restaurant is going green and organic…”

Inside the Outside Lands

“Keeping Louis’ Alive…”

SF Chronicle

“The family that has run a beloved old-style diner will get to keep it…”

“Louis’ Restaurant is saved…”

“Louis’ serves up eggs, hashbrowns, and a view on the side…”

“Drama is unfolding at Louis’ Restaurant…”

“Can’t imagine the area without Louis’… it’s been my favorite since I was a kid…”

“Family must bid for diner after 73 years…”

 San Francisco Examiner

“Saving San Francisco, one link at a time…”

SF Weekly Blogs

“The bidding process may be more competitive than landing Louis’ famous corner booth…”

“Sutro Heights Diner Trys to Stay Alive…”

Fog City Foodie

The wait staff is super friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable…”

And here’s what I mean by federalized. Some of this stuff costs money, some of it saves money, some of it’s “whenever possible” – more what you call guidelines than actual rules. We’ll have to wait and see how this might affect prices.

“Louis’ Restaurant’s Efforts To Be Green & Healthy

We at Louis’ Restaurant know that it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  We also believe it is our responsibility to provide our guests with healthy food options.  The following are ways in which Louis’ Restaurant is working towards these goals:

Our Menu
With our yearly usage of over 150,000 eggs, we are now using only cage free eggs that are produced within 100 miles.  Our produce is now certified organic and sourced from within 200 miles, whenever possible.  All our meat and poultry are all natural, hormone and antibiotic free, vegetarian fed, and humanely raised.  All bread & desserts are sourced within 25 miles. Our coffee is certified organic and certified fair trade.

Our Waste Management
We have diverted our solid waste by 75% through recycling and composting.  Our takeout containers are made of compostable materials, and we have changed the way we serve our coffee creamer and butter to further reduce our waste.  We have discontinued selling plastic bottles, instead offering a bottle made of compostable material.  Our used cooking oil is picked up by Got Grease, a small local company that makes biodiesel fuel from the old oil, their major client is the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Our Renovation
We have installed new tile floors in our dining room made with 55% recycled content.  We have reused our tabletops and booth and counter seats by recovering them.  We changed all lighting to LED bulbs in our dining room and storage areas and all new appliances are Energy Star rated wherever possible in order to reduce our energy consumption.  Our toilet and faucets are all low flow.  We have installed a new high efficiency hand dryer in the restroom that will reduce use of paper towels. The bamboo wainscot in our dining room is Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) and is a renewable resource.  The roof at the addition has a reflective Energy Star qualified surface.  All interior paint is zero VOC.  Insulation is made from denim and contains no formaldehyde.  Our bathroom and alley doors were reclaimed as was the lumber used to build our emergency exit walkway.  We also used all FSC certified framing lumber to construct the East Elevation Addition.”

Bon Courage, nouveau Louis’!

OMG, Meet and Talk With Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell at the Plan C Fundraiser at TA48

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

TA stands for the TransAmerica Building and 48 is the floor number. (Don’t think I’ve ever been that up in The Pyramid, but I know there’s not much floor space up there – it’ll be quite cozy, I’m sure.)

Linda Post of the indispensable SF FYI Net has all the deets:

Plan C – Annual Fundraiser
When: June 22, 2011 – Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Transamerica Pyramid Penthouse, 600 Montgomery, 48th Floor, San Francisco
What: Plan C Annual Fundraiser. Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell will be speakers.
Event Co-Chairs: Mark Kelleher, Mike Sullivan, Steve Adams
Plan C Board: Steve Adams, Mike Sullivan, Bob Gain, Kat Anderson, Randy Brasche, David Fix, Baha Hariri, Amanda Jones, Mark Kelleher, Ashley Lyon, Lyssa Paul
$75. non-member includes Plan C membership, $50. Member
RSVP – Information: http://plancsf2011fundraiser.eventbrite.com/

Oh, here are ever more deets, below.

See you there.*

Annual Plan C Fundraiser Event

Please join Plan C board members and friends at the 10th anniversary of our annual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to celebrate our recent victories – and, most importantly, to discuss our plans going forward.

The night’s featured speakers will be San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

After a decade of hard work and persistence, we have much to celebrate this year with the election of a more moderate Board of Supervisors and many other accomplishments!

Plan C played a direct role in helping elect moderate supervisors Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell, and ensure passage of the Sit/Lie Ordinance and other initiatives. More recently, we worked to promote the payroll tax waiver to keep Twitter in San Francisco and encourage a mid-Market Street economic rebirth.

You can help us build upon our recent successes. Much depends on this coming November’s mayoral race, the first time ranked choice system will be engaged for a mayor’s election. You can count on Plan C, as San Franciscans have since 2001, to provide you with the city’s most widely used moderate voting guide.

Please join us as a sponsor for our 10th Anniversary fundraiser on June 22. Organizational and individual sponsors will be listed as co-hosts, hosts and premier hosts on event invitations, email reminders and signage. Hosts at all levels will receive tickets to the event, the quantity commensurate with donation level. Individual hosts at all levels will receive a one year paid Plan C membership with voting rights.

RSVP and Donate: For more details about giving levels and benefits, click here to sign up for our host committee or join as an individual sponsor.

The Details:

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Transamerica Pyramid — 48th Floor Penthouse, 600 Montgomery Street at Clay

Thank you for your support!

*Maybe**

**Srsly***

***Uh oh…

Get Your Posters, Get Your MLB-Approved Official Posters of World Series 2010 – Relive the Giants Victory

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

AllPosters would like you to load up on posters of World Series 2010.

Here are the two shots I have from them. I would assume that these show Game 2 and Game 5, respectfully, but I couldn’t find the first one in the Game 2 section so I gave up.

But anyway, the thumbnail shots they have are a library in themselves.

The colors here are a little saturated for my tastes, but this certainly is a memorable scene:

Go Giants!

Giants Fever Sweeps Over Civic Center – A Huge Crowd Already This Morning – All the Good Vantage Points are Gone

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Well it’s still early but there’s already pandemonium on the streets of San Francisco over the Giants winning the World Series 4-1.

As you can see, spectators are already lined up, camped out. The parade and celebration will soon begin.

And Placido Domingo, the greatest opera singer in modern times, is in the house.

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Our SFMOMA has an idea about the ideal viewing spot, but I don’t think anyone will be allowed up there but police snipers, prob:

“Clark” and “Lincecum” just came by BART:

If you have to watch over the office while your colleagues join the madding crowd, feel free to take in the action on UStream.

In the meantime, just crank up the Giants-themed smooth reggae from Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Congratulations, GIANTS!

¡Enhorabuena, GIGANTES!

Watch the Giants Parade Live Right Here if You Can’t Make It In Person – Runs From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

UStream is hosting KRON-TV’s coverage of our World Champion Giants Parade this morning.

(Nobody will know that you’re watching but your IT/ networking person. And s/he will be streaming this as well – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…)

Come back at 11:00 AM:

Congratulations, GIANTS!

¡Enhorabuena, GIGANTES

What, You Haven’t Ordered Your Official Giants 2010 World Series Parade Shirt Yet? – It’s Just $25

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

It’s a little Ed Hardy-ish for my tastes but that’s just me.

Hurry, the big parade is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010!

Here it is, From Honduras With Love:

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Ticker-Tape Parade for the Giants Wednesday at 11:00 AM! From Montgomery Street to Civic Center, Then a Party

Monday, November 1st, 2010

[UPDATE: OMG, watch the parade and celebration live on KRON Channel 4 or live on the Web!]

[UPDATE: And get your official parade shirt for just $25.]

Per Leanne Maxwell at SFist (San Francisco’s biggest and best blog) the Giants ticker tape parade starts at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at Washington and Montgomery and, per President Larry Baer, the party in Civic Center will get started at around 12:30 PM.

You’ve just got to be there – the SFPD is expecting over 100,000 fans to be on hand. Deets below.

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And here’s what the last Giants ticker tape parade looked like back in 1958:

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That was then, this is now, on Haight Street near Ashbury. The cops just shut down the street:

Les mise-en-scene:

Some buses on Haight Street got rerouted, others just got stuck:

And some people had their own bus, like these fans on Sutter. Complete with light sabers, of course:

So things were pretty mellow around most of the town.

But the Mission was a different story:

Via TracyClarkFlory

All the deets:

MAYOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES PARADE AND CIVIC CELEBRATION FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
City to Honor Returning World Series Champions with Ticker-tape Parade Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Financial District to Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco, CA–Mayor Gavin Newsom announced tonight that San Francisco will host a ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The parade will begin on Montgomery Street at Washington Street at 11 a.m. and go southbound on Montgomery Street to Market Street, before continuing westbound on Market Street to Civic Center Plaza. Following the parade, on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Newsom will present the team with the key to the City and honor the World Series Champions in a civic celebration. The parade route will replicate the route taken by the team when they first came to San Francisco from New York in 1958.

“San Francisco could not be prouder of its hometown San Francisco Giants tonight,” said Mayor Newsom. “Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization. You have earned this historic World Championship through your talent, determination and teamwork, defying the odds and bringing the entire City together throughout this remarkable season. San Francisco eagerly awaits your return, and we cannot wait to celebrate your triumph in Texas with a ticker tape parade and civic celebration to welcome you home.”

The sidewalks lining Wednesday’s ticker-tape parade down Montgomery and up Market Street and the celebration at Civic Center Plaza are open to all members of the public. Those viewing the parade and who wish to attend the celebration in Civic Center Plaza are advised to arrive early and take public transportation.

Why Don’t YOU Apply for the Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee? Deadline May 11, 2010

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Oh man, it’s all going to turn around for you now. Why? Cause you’re going to have a chance to join the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Citizens Advisory Committee.

It’s not hard to apply. (Here’s a sneak-peek if you can’t open that link right now.)

Yes, you can! San Carlos, here we come!

Caltrain Seeks Community Volunteers for Advisory Committee

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board is seeking applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee to represent San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The CAC is comprised of nine volunteer members, who serve in an advisory capacity to the board of directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential rail customers.

Applicants should be residents of one of the three counties, and applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, May 11. The CAC meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in San Carlos, just one block from the San Carlos Caltrain Station. All meetings are open to the public.

Caltrain operates 98 trains each weekday between San Francisco and San Jose, with commute-hour service to Gilroy, and hourly weekend service between San Francisco and San Jose. Last year, Caltrain carried nearly 12 million riders, and currently it carries an average weekday ridership of more than 40,000.

Interested persons can download an application HERE or call 650.508.6223.

4/12/2009 – tcb
Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650.508.7927


San Francisco County Representatives

  • Francois Granade
  • John Hronowski
  • Mona Tekchandani

San Mateo County Representatives

  • Paul Bendix
  • Gerald Graham, Chair
  • A. Sepi Richardson

Santa Clara County Representatives

  • Bruce Jenkins
  • Cat Tucker
  • Brian Wilfley

* Download and application to become a CAC member: (PDF, 31 KB) – (MS WORD, 111 KB)

The Citizens Advisory Committee is comprised of nine representatives from various segments of the community and acts in an advisory capacity to the tri-county Caltrain policy board. Responsibilities include providing input on the needs of current and potential transit users.

The CAC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Caltrain’s administrative office in San Carlos, one block west of the San Carlos Caltrain Station. All meetings are open to the public. Comments to the board may be submitted to cacsecretary@caltrain.com.

Brace Yourselves: UC Berkeley’s Professor John Yoo is Coming to San Francisco January 27th

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Fresh from flacking his book on the Daily Show, UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo is coming to the 415 to flack his book at the Commonwealth Club on Wednesday, January 27th.

See?

Tickets are still available. But be aware that “attendees are subject to search.”

Can’t imagine why

Anyway:

“Crisis and Command:  Presidential Power in the 21st Century” 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Attendees subject to search. In association with the International Relations MLF.

John Yoo, Law Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Crisis and Command

Allen Weiner, Co-director, International Law Program, Stanford Law School – Moderator

At the Department of Justice, Yoo played a large and controversial role in shaping the Bush administration’s policy in the war on terrorism, arguing that prisoner of war status under the Geneva Conventions does not apply to “enemy combatants.” He further asserted executive authority to undertake “enhanced interrogation techniques” regarded as torture by the current Justice Department. Yoo will trace the history of presidential power.

Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street
Time: 5:15 p.m. check-in,