Posts Tagged ‘win’

Jello “Pudding Drop” Turns Into Mayhem – Dude Takes 1700% More Than Authorized – The Pink Bag Mafia Strikes

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Joe Eskenazi and Anna Latino were there early.

I dropped by later on and ended up seeing the exact same things they saw – it was as if Groundhog Day had come three days late.

It was Brother against Brother:

Good times.

OMG, Tuesday, February 5th is Jello Day in the 415! Former 49er Ronnie Lott to Hand Out Free Pudding as Consolation

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Heh:

“A special website that Jell-O has set up will have a plug-in that fans can download. Once they do so, if the winning team’s name [the B*lt*m*r* R*v*ns, of course] appears in an article on a webpage, that will be blurred out.”

That’s Phase One.

Here’s Phase Two, which will go off on Tuesday:

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Thanks Jello! (I guess.)

San Francisco’s Presidio Once Again Wins Preservation Design Awards: Officer’s Club and Landmark Projects

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

All the deets, below.

Via Presidio Trust

“PRESIDIO TAKES HOME TWO PRESTIGIOUS PRESERVATION DESIGN AWARDS
OFFICERS’ CLUB AND PRESIDIO LANDMARK PROJECTS HONORED

Presidio of San Francisco (October 4, 2011) — An innovative approach to historic preservation of the Presidio’s historic Officers’ Club has earned the Presidio Trust a Preservation Design award from the California Preservation Foundation (CPF). The award in the Culture Resources Studies and Reports category was one of two the Trust received at the CPF’s 28TH annual awards ceremony Saturday night. The rehabilitation of the Presidio Landmark was also honored in the Preservation category. These projects were among 27 winners in nine categories statewide.

It is the third consecutive year the Trust has earned a Preservation Design Award.

“It is a great honor to receive these awards from the California Preservation Foundation,” said Craig Middleton, the Trust’s executive director. “We take great pride in preserving the historic fabric and character of the Presidio and it is extremely gratifying when those efforts are recognized by an organization such as the CPF.”

The award for its Non-Destructive Evaluation Report, honors the Trust’s ground-breaking use of technology in preservation of the adobe walls inside the historic Officers’ Club. Using thermal imaging technology, similar to that used by fire departments to find hot spots or people in trapped in burning buildings, the Trust was able to map moisture levels and cavities inside the walls without having to drill into them or tear them down. Guided by these “maps” crews are now able to repair the walls using new adobe bricks.
“This is true preservation and conservation at its best and it’s exciting that the California Preservation Foundation has recognized that with their award,” says Christian Wallace a Project Manager for Planning and Historical Rehabilitation with the Trust.

The oldest and most loved building in the Presidio, and the oldest in San Francisco, the Officers’ Club is undergoing a complete rehabilitation that includes the repair and restoration of all significant historic spaces, the construction of new exhibit space and event venues, and seismic upgrades and improvements to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities. Work is scheduled to be completed late next year and the project is expected to receive a LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

While the award is a first for the rehabilitation of the Officers’ Club, it is the sixth award for the Presidio Landmark project since its completion in July, 2010 and comes on the heels of a Gold Level Building Design+Construction, Reconstruction Award. The Presidio Landmark awards recognize the Trust, and its partner, Forest City Development, for the rehabilitation of the former Public Health Service Hospital and its transformation into 154 residential apartments.

The Trust and its partners in historic rehabilitation have now won a total of seven Preservation Design Awards since 2000. Past winners include:

Ø 2010 Cultural Resource Study Award—for the Cultural Landscape of the Presidio’s Fort Scott
Ø 2009 Rehabilitation (Large Category) Award—for the rehabilitation of a former army airplane hangar for La Petite Baleen, a children’s swim school
Ø 2009 Craftsman/Preservation Technology Award—for the restoration of the Presidio’s historic Arguello Gate
Ø 2006 Rehabilitation Award—for the rehabilitation of an historic warehouse for Senspa, a stunning day spa
Ø 2000 Rehabilitation Award—for the rehabilitation of the Presidio Fire Station

Founded in 1977, the California Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage. With over 1,500 members it is the leading voice for historic preservation in the state. Since 1984 the foundation’s highly competitive Preservation Design Awards program has honored exceptional historic preservation projects for excellence in design, construction, planning and technology.

The Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to administer the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park site located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio is one of the largest and most ambitious historic preservation projects underway in the United States. The Presidio’s historic buildings represent the nation’s most comprehensive collection of military architecture, dating from the Civil War through the Cold War, including homes and barracks that reflect how the military social hierarchy and domestic life evolved in the Presidio. Since 1994, approximately 75 percent of the park’s historic structures have been rehabilitated for new uses. The Trust has won numerous awards for planning and historic preservation.”

“Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond” Show Kicks Off at the de Young Museum – Hear All About it on KQED-FM Right Now

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park just kicked off its new show. It’s called Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and it runs from September 25th to January 11, 2011

Here’s what the kick-off looked like.

John Buchanan, Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), says this is your “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Listen to him talk all about the new show on KQED-FM’s Forum program – it’s on right now.

Post-Impressionists From the Musee d’Orsay
We discuss the second of two exhibits hosted by San Francisco’s de Young Museum, featuring Impressionist masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.
This exhibit highlights Post-Impressionist works from Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and beyond. We talk with the directors of both the Musee d’Orsay and the de Young Museum.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Guy Cogeval, president of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris
  • John Buchanan, director of Fine Arts Museums San Francisco, including the de Young Museum”

But if you miss the radio show, they’ll post an mp3 soon enough.

It’s Didi! Diane B. Wilsey, Board President of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), reminded everybody about the goings on at the “little sister” Legion of Honor Museum just to the north of the de Young:

And here’s Romain Serman, our brand new French Consul General. He’s been on the job in San Francisco for seven weeks. He says that we’re “truly the sister of Paris.”

And here’s Guy Cogeval, President of the Musee D’Orsay. He says this exhibit is more beautiful than the first one he loaned us this year.

See you there!

Post Impressionists Countdown – Two Days Until the Big Show at Our De Young – Win Free VIP Tickets!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
  
 
Get your tickets right here.
 
Or, better yet, get your V.I.P. tickets over at the Richmond District Blog, where you can answer a question to win your fair share of the six available.
 
OMG, it’s Paul Gauguin’sPortrait of the Artist With the Yellow Christ.” See it getting unboxed and hung last week at SFGate.
 
 
Self-Portrait with Yellow Christ.  1890-1891.  Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).  Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 1/8 inches. RMN (Musée d’Orsay)/René-Gabriel Ojéda
  
It’s three paintings, three paintings in one! (And Paul looks just how I imagined waiter Jean-Luc in that General Foods International Coffees commercial* from back in the day. Bonus.) 

See you there Saturday morning. Get all the deets, after the jump.

*Unlike you, I know the 1980′s from personal experience…

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OMG, Win Tickets to See the Big Impressionists Show at the de Young Museum!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

[UPDATE: Looks like Darren K is the big winner today. Thanks for playing!]

I’ll tell you, the big Impressionists show over at our de Young Museum is the real deal. It’s a must-see, baby. But it’s leaving us on September 6th, 2010.

So, you need to get over there while you have the chance. Now, if you want to win a free pair of V.I.P. tickets (the kind without a time stamp so you can just show up and walk right in, generally), make a comment to this post telling everyone the name of the de Young’s affinity card that gets you discounts and special offers all over Northern California sometime after noon on Monday, July 26th, 2010. That’s it. I’m thinking that you’ll want to try posting right at noon on Monday. You got one shot at it. I’ll check the timestamp – 11:59 AM won’t cut it, but 12:00 PM or later will. First one wins. Use your real email, it won’t get published.

And, bonus, you’ll also get the hefty show catalog, which you could use to defend yourself in a streetfight, should the need arise.

And just look at what you might see there:

You can’t win if you don’t play.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay fever. Catch it.

Barbie’s VideoGirl Street Team Revealed: San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Ends This Afternoon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

They’re here. Right now. Giving away Barbie dolls avec built-in video camerasand pink docking stations for your iPod ‘n stuff.

At last report, they were hanging out in Union Square. Show them something pink and you could win big. Get in on the action here.

Find these people and win, win, win:

The team travels to Los Angeles next, and then Chicago and New York.

You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play…

OMG, Barbie Doll Video Camera Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 20!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Barbie is coming to the 415 on Tuesday, 7-20-10. That means that, if you want, you can get on the Twitter and the Foursquare to get clues to find the Street Team to win a free VIDEO GIRL Barbie doll/digital camcorder and other swag.

It’s going to be the biggest thing ever. Follow the action here starting at 10:00 on Toosday. (NB: Barbs is currently checked in at her dream house in Malibu. Srsly.) The deets:

“It’s Lights, Barbie, Action time! To celebrate the launch of Video Girl Barbie – a doll that records all of the fun with a built-in video camera – Barbie is putting on a scavenger hunt in San Francisco! Thought you and your readers might be interested in spending some time with Barbie, getting in on the adventure and going on a real-life hunt for prizes, free swag and, of course, a totally dollicious time!

Using location-based social media tool Foursquare (www.foursquare.com) to keep everyone apprised of her whereabouts, Barbie will “check-in” to a mix of fun and fashionable venues in San Francisco.To participate in the hunt, fans can follow along via video and text clues that Barbie leaves on Twitter (@BarbieStyle) and Foursquare (@BarbieStyle).

And, for those that “follow” the fun, there will be limited edition Video Girl swag including a chance to win your very own Video Girl!”

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iJustine explains how VG barbie works:

Like a backwards Tele-Tubby, non?

Enjoy!

Complete rules: http://alldolldup.typepad.com/all_dolld_up/2010/07/video-girl-scavenger-hunt-lights-barbie-action.html
RSVP to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/barbie?v=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=138435432851331&index=1.
More on the doll:
http://www.barbie.com/videogirl/
iJustine goes behind-the-scene with Video Girl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSCfbSKSxMc

Attention Bay Area Fiancees and Fiances – Wedding Event Tonight at Fort Mason!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I’m not sure if it’s too late to get in on this, but check it out and see if there’s room for one or two more tonight at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at the Dream Team Mixer – it’s just especially for people wishing to get married in the bay area.

(Be warned – somebody might try to make the case on how you should spend your cash in order to make your Big Day special, but isn’t that what you want anyway?)

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See you there!

Meet the Dream Team Mixer
 
We would like to invite anyone wishing to get married in the bay area to attend this fun and informative evening. 
 
Music from Spintronix. 
 
Flowers from  Branch Out Floral and Event Design. 

Movie Trailer featuring the Dream Team, from Studio MSV.

Hors d’ouevres from Spring Loaf Catering.

Wines from Franciscan Winery.

Lighting from North American Theatre Technology. 

Fashion Show featuring Bella Mia Bride, Bliss Bridal Shoes, Natural Images Skincare, One World Designs, and Get Your DO Up!

Photo Booth from The Laugh Box.

Special Display from Nancy Liu Chin Designs.

Rentals from Williams Party Rentals.

Cupcakes from Freedom Bakery & Confections.

Photography from Lilia Photo.

Limo from Lone Star Limousine.

Featured Special Guests: Haute Horticulture, Balloons Equal Fun,  Jon Casey Caricatures, and Blue Water Party Rentals.

Come meet the couples vying for the title of “San Francisco’s First Dreamy Couple”. 

You’ll learn more about the vendors responsible for this community-driven project and how you can enter for a chance to win a $100,000.00 Dream Wedding! 

We hope to find a hard-working and deserving couple who values the impact of giving back to the community around them.

Could it be YOU?

Enter the $100,000 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway to Win Win Win!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Are you just about to get married? If so, there appears to be no downside entering the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway. And if you win, you’ll be getting hitched on May 14, 2010, whether you like it or not!

All this assumes that you’re not bashful talking about your fiance (or fiancee) and that you don’t mind being exposed to a wedding-related sales pitch or two. After all, you only get married one time (or eight (!) times, something in that area). 

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And just for fun, read the FAQ. Apparently, ingrates, people who haven’t even won yet, write in with less-than-gracious inquiries:

Q} – I already paid deposits to other vendors for the wedding I have been planning on my own. Can I get those deposits back?

Q} I can’t afford to take time off work. If I am the winner, will I be compensated for my time?

Q} Can we cancel the wedding if we are the winners?

(Can you imagine? I mean, really, mink coats and no manners, right ladies?)

Anyway, here are the deets. The contest starts August 4, 2009, at exactly 7:55 AM Pacific Standard Time.

You can’t win if you don’t play! And Our Schools Win Too!*

“San Francisco’s top wedding vendors are giving away a Dream Destination Wedding & Honeymoon to Napa!
Contest opens August 4, 2009.  Visit
www.sfweddinggiveaway.com  to enter online.

Valued at $100,000.00, one deserving couple will win the wedding of their dreams. With a date set for May 14, 2010, the long list of prizes include everything a bride and groom need for the perfect dream come true.
 
Over 40 of the Bay Area’s most sought-after wedding professionals have gathered forces create a lavish wedding at Hotel Vitale, one of San Francisco’s most luxurious hotels, for the winning couple along with 75 of their friends and family.   No stone will go unturned, as this team puts together a high-end wedding worthy of platinum status.
 
Afterwards, the winners will head to Milliken Creek Inn in Napa, CA for a three night honeymoon including: Dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train, spa treatments and a private lunch and winery tour at Robert Mondavi Winery.
 
“These days, it seems all we ever hear on TV is bad news, with the recession, home foreclosures, and hundreds of people losing their jobs every day,” says Liz Guthrie, the contest producer, and owner of San Jose Wedding Consultants, LLC. “Weddings are expensive, and many people cannot afford a lavish wedding, especially given the state of the economy. We wanted to offer something back to the community that has been so good to us over the years, and the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding seemed like the perfect opportunity.”   
 
The winning couple will receive the following goods and services: wedding planner, coordinator and event designer; catered rehearsal dinner for 25 guests at a 1 Fort Mason; wedding ceremony and reception venue at Hotel Vitale; 3 nights’ accommodations in San Francisco; 3 nights’ accommodations in Napa; catered dinner; specialty rentals; shoes and dresses for the bride and her bridesmaids; Massage treatments in San Francisco and again in Napa; bridal party hair and makeup; jewelry for bride; wedding rings for bride and groom; wedding cake and grooms’ cake; engagement, rehearsal and wedding photography; videography; classical guitarist; cocktail hour jazz trio; party band for reception; DJ/emcee; custom invitations and wedding stationery; specialty lighting; limo transportation; photo booth; wedding favors; and more…

*Our schools win in only the most indirect sense.