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OMG, Baby Pygmy Seahorses at Our California Academy of Sciences! Watch This Short Video – You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

TweetAll right, play SPOT THE SEAHORSE right now: Click to expand Or should they be called seafoals, IDK. The deets: Meet the Academy’s brood of baby pygmy seahorses—the first ever to be born in an aquarium. Get close up view of these adorable babies in this behind-the-scenes video. To learn more about the Steinhart Aquarium [...]

Saving Private Nevius: The Good and the Bad of the Latest CW Nevius Effort Regarding the Mid-Market Area

TweetHere you go, writer CW Nevius becomes a guide for your ride through the gritty 6th and Market area – he’s been in Pentonville and he’s been in Battersea, he’s your Sightsee M.C: “The toughest corner for Mid-Market to turn“ 1. If this is about the good, the not bad and the ugly of CW Nevius, let’s [...]

Straight Outta Aubergenville: Renault 10, Stanyan

TweetLook, it’s the French Chevy Corvair, still on the road. Arresting: Click to expand

Questioning the Wisdom of Adding “Pedestrian Islands” to the Middle of the Street, as Here on McAllister in The Projects

TweetSee this pedestrian island smack dab in the middle of McAllister at what remains of Octavia? It didn’t used to be there. Oh, here we go: “Pedestrian islands provide a raised refuge area in the middle of the street for crossing pedestrians.” Click to expand So what this does is bottleneck McAllister traffic by not [...]

Amazingly, Our Local Postal Service Opens Its Doors Earlier on a Saturday Than UPS Does Monday Through Friday

TweetHere you go, here are the hours for USPS Clayton Station 94117 in the Upper Haight: Compare that with the opening time for the big UPS Customer Center at 320 San Bruno Ave. Well forget about Saturday ’cause the UPS aint even open on Saturdays. And M-F, the UPS begrudgingly opens at 9:30 AM. I’ll tell [...]

The Evanescent Tide Pools of Ocean Beach Allow Visitors to Get Their Feet Wet Near the Cliff House Without the Risk of Drowning

TweetSo what do you call this situation when a high tide strands ocean water on Ocean Beach and a temporary lake of salt water forms in the sand? I’m calling this a tide pool even though it’s not rocky in there at all. Anyway, these little lakes can be very long and very shallow – [...]

An Eye-Opening Lecture for Recreation and Parks Employees About the Importance of Not Driving On The Grass

TweetLet’s take a peek through the open door: The part of this lecture that I overheard appeared to do a good job about hammering home the rule about RPD workers not driving park vehicles on the grass. Here’s your context, from last year: “Woman killed by SF truck identified as outrage grows - Vivian Ho and [...]

Decorative Cantilever, BOULEVARD Cafe, Daly City, USA

TweetFrank Lloyd Wright or Frank Lloyd Wrong – You Make The Call: Click to expand Come for the hash browns, stay for the Great Art Deco Architecture…

The New MUNI T-Shirt’s Here! The New MUNI T-Shirt’s Here! – Things Are Going To Start Happening To Me Now

TweetRedolent of The New Phone Book’s Here, the new MUNI T-shirt‘s here. See? Click to expand By “new” I mean new to me, as they’ve been out for a while now. Have I mentioned yet that MUNI sucks? Forgive me. Bonus: Also included in the delivery was a limited edition of SIDE WALKS: “The San Francisco Museum [...]

The Craziest Bicycle I’ve Ever Seen in San Francisco: The Fortune Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike – Ride It to the South Pole

TweetThis is one of them “ice bikes” from Fortune Hanebrink. Or something. Use it to tow your sledge to the South Pole. As seen a few years back in the Western Addition: Click to expand All the deets: “Engineered and handcrafted 8000 ft above sea level in Big Bear Lake, California, HANEBRINK Electric All-Terrain vehicles [...]

Meet Your New South of Market San Francisco Skyline: One Rincon Hill South Tower, North Tower, Mount Diablo

TweetThat’s the new North Tower in the middle there – seems a little stubby compared with the older South Tower: Click to expand I already know what the South Tower looks like… …but it’s harder to describe the North Tower as it’s a more generic kind of building, IMO. Of course, no matter where you [...]

The “Proud Whopper!” – Wow, Burger King Goes Full Rainbow for Pride 2014 – “WE ARE ALL THE SAME INSIDE”

TweetThese “Proud Whoppers” are still on sale in the 415 / 628? Yes, down at 1200 Market Street at 8th and Larkin and Grove across the street from the Main Public Library Delicious! Vox Populi:  “I think this wrapper means we all have the same rights,” a young child explains. “A burger has never made [...]

How the SFPD Reacts to Deadly Accidents at the Poorly-Designed Intersection of Yorba and Sunset Avenue

TweetIDK, in any other part of California, there’d be a button to push for peds wanting to cross Sunset at Yorba. And that would make the light go red and then the peds would cross. But for some reason, SFGov put in a button that merely flashed yellow lights, because, because why? Because a flashing [...]

Well, Here It Is – Here’s Your Newly-Repaved Kezar Drive, July 2014

TweetFor the life of me, I can’t tell the difference the bad, terrible, bumpy old Kezar (seen in the background) and the new, wonderful, freshly-paved Kezar, you know, except for the color. Click to expand

The Languid, Sexy Baseball Furies of Fulton Street: Physical Graffiti at Barrel Head Brewhouse Near Masonic

TweetFirst she was all like this, back last year when the Barrel Head Brewhouse was going in at 1785 Fulton Street. A spontaneous act of street art, apparently: But now she’s all like this, taken off of the street and placed indoors upstairs at the Brewhouse. Note that the formerly-censored(?) bloodied bat has been restored. [...]

A 36-Story, 416-Foot Tall Condo Building at Post and Geary? Some Hate 1481 Post Already – A Dramaturgical Dyad

TweetWell, here it is, the proposed 1481 Post Street, from the ADCO Group. And here’s your welcome: “Welcome to 1481 Post Street: An Iconic Residence Reflecting Years of Neighborhood Input and an Innovative Approach to Urban Growth.” And here’s one possible future for Geary and Gough, as “seen” from our Chinese Consulate on Laguna: Click [...]

Via the Prelinger Archives: “San Francisco: Story of a City (1963)” – A Nice 22-Minute Video from a Half-Decade Ago

TweetFrom Paul Hoefler Productions, it’s ”San Francisco: Story of a City (1963)” Prolly could have addressed the wobbly projection issue with a simple one-click fix, but this is a great video.

OMG, It’s Carmageddon! Forget About Parking In Front of Your House Anymore If the SFMTA’s “Car Share Vehicle” Program Comes to Your Block

TweetIt’s a mere formality now, this plan from July 11th, 2004 to give a metric ton of street parking spaces over to ZipCar and the like. Here’s where some public parking spaces will soon be privatized:  Click to expand Hey look, even spaces on the side of the block where I live. Like, I don’t care, but [...]

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