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THE PORTOLA Update: Lousy Transit and Lousy Parking – Does Any Other District in Frisco Have It This Bad?

TweetHere’s the new sign: So, when you’re talking about the district, it’s the PORtola, but when you’re talking about the street in the Presidio or the Drive (what’s basically a continuation of Market), it’s porTOla, and if you’re talking about the dude himself, it’s portoLA. That’s my understanding. Man parking is a competitive sport here […]

Consider This an Invitation to Your New RANDALL MUSEUM – Free Reopening Celebration on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

TweetAll the deets. “You are invited to the Grand Reopening Celebration Randall Museum Friends and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are excited to announce the Randall Museum’s Grand Reopening! Join us for the ribbon cutting, free activities, live entertainment and the first chance to see the beautiful new Randall. Join us for a ribbon […]

Severe Pwnage on Page – What Happens When You Park Your Car on the Streets of San Francisco

TweetMy accident reconstruction capabilities, which were untaxed by this straightforward fender bender on nearby Hayes, are unable to make sense of this one on Page near Clayton:

MUNI Motorheads – These Well-Paid SFMTA Employees Take Don’t Take the Bus to Work, That’s for Sure

Tweet Hey, I know. Why don’t we start charging SFGov employees like $400 a month to park, you know, due to the High Cost Of Free Parking and whatnot? Until then, zoom zoom…

Mystery Shroom, Masonic

TweetDon’t know what this new thing does, or what it emits. Might make a nice street stool though: Thank goodness I have protection…

Official Coyote Warning, Golden Gate Park Panhandle

TweetAint never seen this, in all my years. As seen where the Panhandle bike path splits from the newly resurfaced walking path, betwixt Fell and Oak and near Stanyan: Continue west and then you’ll wind up on JFK Drive, which has been Coyote Central, over the years. My closest daytime encounter: This particular pup was […]


TweetI’ve never moved a Scoot to escape, myself. Another close parker on the Streets of San Francisco: Oh, if only all Scoot-ers were perfect parkers…

FordGoBike Goes Electric: Ford Motor Company’s GoBike “Bikeshare” Rental Scheme to Expand with Battery-Assist Bicycles in April 2018

TweetPretty soon it won’t be so hard to pedal up our 48 hills on a heavy, clunky GoBike rental See all the deets in this just-released press release:  “Motivate will launch a pilot program adding 250 Ford GoBike-branded GenZe electric bicycles to its bikeshare fleet in San Francisco, beginning April 2018. (Photo: Business Wire) January […]

More Trouble for our Hidebound SFMTA: Its Magic Cure-Alls, Traffic Circles, are Causing Problems on Euclid These Days

TweetThese things are new. Some don’t like them, for various reasons. Anyway, these changes on Euclid have generated boo-coup calls to 311, and what’s new this week is that non-SFMTA members of Our City Family are looking into them, this week, at City Hall.  Perhaps crosswalk lines could be moved, that kind of thing. That’s the […]

If You Like Seeing a Caravan of Nannies in Idling Porsches and Mercedes Benzes on Avenues Golden Gate and Central, You’re Going to LOVE the Expansion Plans of San Francisco Day School

TweetThis is Central. When this double parked line of vehicles gets longer, it turns west on Turk: And here’s the front of the line on GGA: Anyway, here’s the Plan and all the deets:

Here It Is, Here’s the Result of $50,000,000(!) Worth of Pacific Coast Highway Reconstruction – Reconnecting Muir Beach with Stinson Beach

TweetThis was your view a few days ago, looking south (east? southeast?) along Highway One from Rocky Point Road near Stinson: At the time, Google Maps said that this road was open but two signs saying ROAD CLOSED overruled that I suppose. Here are all the deets about all the activity the past year. And […]

Taking a Break – Have a Great 2018

TweetGentle Readers, I must leave you. Why, I cannot say. Where, you cannot know. How I will get there, I haven’t decided yet. But one thing I can tell you, any time I hear the wind blow it will whisper the name, Gentle Reader. And so let us part with a love that will echo through the ages. Plus it’s […]

This $300,000 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Prolly Should Have License Plates, But the Ferraristi of Frisco Generally Don’t Like Displaying Plates

TweetThis is a 2017 model, so like I say, it prolly should have plates on by now. As seen on gritty Fulton: But there are many benefits of running around without plates of course. I can name five or six. But people who have Hondas and Kias all seem to be able to display their […]

World Famous Mavericks Surf Competition Could be a GO – Between January 3 and February 28, 2018, Weather Permitting – Women Invited for the First Time

TweetThis is news to me, if not to you. Via Elliott Almond: HALF MOON BAY — The big-wave surf contest at Mavericks is a go for the upcoming winter season and it’s going to include women for the first time. The World Surf League announced Monday it has added the popular contest as the fourth […]

The Perils of “Slack Fill” – 8 Gums Sold in a Box What Could Have Easily Fitted a Dozen – I Am Undone

TweetI’ll tell you, Costco doesn’t do this to you (as much), but store #144 in SoMA no longer sells gum, as best as I can figure. So off to a new purveyor. But check it: Man, I coulda had four more gums! But the package had a giant “8” on it, so I can’t complain. […]

MIschief Managed: “OVER 3 TONS” Route Prohibition Signs Replaced by “OVER 5 TONS” – So Now Large SUV’s are A-OK

TweetAllow me to explain. Take a look at this, from back in The Aughts: SF Mayor’s Hybrid SUV is So Heavy it Needs an Exemption to be Legal on Many Streets And then take a look at this, from college-boy Andy Bowers: California’s SUV Ban Anyway, that was then and this is now: Now this […]

Hammer’s Doing Well for Himself

TweetOne time I had a peek at Hammer’s Driver License. I was wondering, “MC Hammer or just plain Hammer, or something else?” IIRC, it was just plain “Hammer.” I saw Hammer one time at 2 Embarcadero Center, when he was getting sued over something, and then another time on a JetBlue flight – he had […]

Punch Buggy Yellow: GSR – Der Gelb-Schwarzer Renner (Yellow-Black Racer)

TweetMy first sighting. Looks like we got a renner: This new one goes a tad faster than the original

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