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Good News: The SFPD is Hiring Police Cadets! – But, Bad News: The Pay is Just 6.6% More Than the Coming $15 Minimum Wage?!

TweetI guess this is the SFPD’s version of a Community Service Officer program? But the pay starts off at $15.99 per hour? The thing is that the In-&-Out Burger pays more. And didn’t we just vote in a higher minimum wage? Can you imagine living in the Bay Area with a part-time job what pays $1300 per […]

The Owner of This Car Used to Feed Feral Cats in Golden Gate Park – Huge Bags of Food on JFK Drive

TweetI don’t know if she’s still doing this. Another woman had a car with a bumper sticker showing two hunters aiming at / shooting each other – that was her solution to hunting. Anyway, they’d stop and then walk up to the nearest cover to dispense cat food. The bird lovers did not / do […]

An SFMTA Fantasy for Van Ness – Check Out This Illustration – IRL, Route 101 Will be Filled with Cars, Bumper to Bumper

TweetIs this a joke? This is a joke, right? School buses in San Francisco? Are we going to have yet another SFUSD consent decree and be busing kids around even more? Actually, SFMTA, the trend is to have less busing and also lots of kids ride on SFMTA buses, as you well know, SFMTA. So […]

Lady Cyclist on an Old-School Fixie Bicycle in Golden Gate Park: Guess the Decade

TweetI’m thinking that kind of scene is pretty much what you could have seen in each of the past 13 decades…

Marin County Housing Projects: Fireplace or Giant Bar-B-Que? You Make The Call

TweetI could go either way. Boy, that’s a lot of smoke. Burning trees amongst the trees: Back in the day, people living in Marin City would tell me that they lived in: 1. Marin County; or 2. Sausalito T’was ever thus.

Extremely Airbnb People, 94115

TweetI mean, extremely. There’s no way these people would be hanging about the Western Addition like this, without a clue whether their next step lies to the north, south, east, or west, but for Airbnb, or something like Airbnb. Of course, some people welcome this development and others don’t. No matter, it’s an ongoing revolution

The OTHER West Portal, Sunset Tunnel, 94117

TweetI’d never notice this before, this WEST PORTAL sign near Carl and Cole just outside of the Sunset Tunnel Do people drive their bikes and cars through this thing? People do.

Shocking: The Term “New Market” Has Become Normalized Already – Here’s “NEMA” Right Next to SOMA No Big Deal

TweetI give up, NEMA is here to stay. All it took was one little weather station high (nine stories) above Mid Market:   How should the NEMA people celebrate this climate-related milestone? What would they say? WEATHER, NOT PLEATHER FORECASTS, NOT WHORECASTS CLIMATE SAVVY, NOT SHABBY You get the idea. (Like similarly, I could almost […]

All Right, Supervisor David Chiu + The Prop E Soda Tax + Coke and Pepsi Money = ???

TweetI don’t really “get” this one, I don’t understand what’s going on here. But see if you can figure things oot, eh? “San Franciscans United For The Soda Tax - Calls on David Chiu to Stop Coordination with Big Soda Industry WHAT: A public call to action from San Franciscans United For The Soda Tax. The coalition will […]

The Price of Gasoline in High-Cost San Francisco Will Soon be … Two-Something Dollars Per Gallon – Here’s $3.25 Right Now

TweetI remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990?s. And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000?s (by that, I […]

The Q! – How Any Monkey Can Use Photoshop on This Shot of San Quentin – The Miracle of the Healing Brush Tool

TweetI’ll tell you, I know every street, alley and pathway of northern San Francisco and southern Marin, you know, like the back me hand, Matey. But this part of Marin, near San Quentin Prison, I don’t know so well, so I figured I’d take a shot and then later on ID those peaks on the […]

“Quake Shaming,” Frisco-Style: Millionaire Property Owners Won’t Like Seeing These Large EARTHQUAKE WARNING Postings

TweetI’d heard of these newish warnings, but hadn’t actually seen them. Les mise-en-scene Complete with exclamation points: Is this what they call an “unfunded mandate?” Ah tink so!

Bertha and the French Professor: Lessons for Public Private Partnerships

Jean Tirole is an influential, respected, and by all accounts gracious man who won this year’s Nobel Prize in economics. Bertha is a 7,000-ton tunnel boring machine that’s been stuck under Seattle for nine months—but is still tweeting—as state officials and a private contractor battle over who should pay to get her out. Show More Summary

Come Play “Spot the Illegal Housing Unit” – Is It #861, #863, #865 or Other?

TweetI’m betting on Other, Unit #859, but that’s just a guess: Click to expand One of these fonts is not like the other/ One of these fonts just doesn’t belong…

If Steven Spielberg Drove Nancy Pelosi and a Dog on Nancy Pelosi Drive in a Classic Corvette…

TweetI learned my lesson on this one, which didn’t actually depict the people mentioned in the headline: If Bob Dylan and Cyndi Lauper Drove Up Haight Street in a Beat Up Corvair Convertible… So I’ll say that Nancy Pelosi and Steven Spielberg didn’t actually go tooling about Golden Gate Park in a red Chevy convertible yesterday. But […]

Electricity Parasite, 94117

TweetI see people like this all the time. Poor devils: Myself, I got a couple of these (if necessary, though usually they are not) (and while we’re at it, one of these, too) for my years-old mobile, so you won’t catch me trying to look under your bus seat for an outlet or, as here, siphoning […]

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