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The Death of Mi’yana Gregory: Grading Matier & Ross, the SFDA, the SPPD and Others

TweetI suppose we as a society have all failed Mi’yana Gregory. What can we learn from this? Matier and Ross: A+ Continued excellence. They are the Un-Nevius. Before, I was wondering why the aunt was getting charged, but not anymore after reading that M&R piece. Speaking of CW Nevius, he would have taken the same […]

Ant-Man Filming Has Dominated the 94117: Nothing But “Cinema Vehicles” and Extras from the Panhandle to Kezar Stadium

TweetI, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. As seen near Kezar, an Aston Martin: As seen in GGP: s Via Peter Chu:

“Marissa Mayer in Conversation with Marc Benioff” at the Castro on October 30th – Via INFORUM, the Commonwealth Club’s “Innovation Lab”

TweetI’m figuring Marc’s going to go all 60 Minutes on Marissa during his hard-hitting “interview” at the Castro Theatre, j/k. More seriously, check out the “nosebleed” tickets for just $10. Hey, both these people have had photo shoots at San Francisco Magazine. Benioff was so enamored, he’s using one of their photos as his g0-to headshot these days. […]

The Ugliest Car You Can Buy Today is the Fiat 500L – I Mean, Just Look At This Thing

TweetI’ll tell you, for a while there, I was thinking that the base MSRP for the four-door Fiat 500 was $25k, and I was like, “WHAT?!” But now I see it’s only $20k (and the $25K price was for the pimped out “Lounge” model.) No matter, this thing looks like some home-market Japanese kei car […]

The Most Evil Car in All of San Francisco: Darth Vader’s MINI Cooper

TweetIs this MINI Coupe an actual Cooper? IDK. But this car is evil, I know that. Click to expand

UC Hastings Dean Frank Wu Has Become the J. Peterman of SF – Here’s His Pre-Apology for Snubbing You at the Gym

TweetI’ll tell you, I never before have encountered an entity the likes of UC Hastings Dean Frank Wu. So that’s the baseline, but now he’s just kicked things up a notch (BAM!) with: Why I Might Not Say Hello to You at the Gym And here’s one reaction from the peanut gallery: The Tens @thetens · Just RTing this [...]

Chris Matthews To Obama: Sue Congress!

Occasionally Tweety has a decent idea. This is one. He says President Obama should sue Congress for failure to provide services. I'm not sure if that's a legitimate claim from the executive to the legislative branch, but it seems to me that there should be a way for the people to sue Congress for failing to govern. Or something. What say you?

Nest of “Scoot” Rental Scooters Parked in a Public Space in the Western Addition – Is This Kosher? – Is This SFMTA-Approved?

TweetI know not, Gentle Reader. I guess they leave these scooters about and you find them with your cell phone and then drive away? OK fine. I’ve just never seen a nest like this before. Maybe next time I come through, there’ll be 30 parked in a row and there’ll be Hertz and Avis rental [...]

The shrinking evolution that turned T. Rex to Tweety: study

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A branch of large, lumbering dinosaurs shrank over just 50 million years of evolution to become today's modern birds, a study showed Thursday. "Birds out-shrank and out-evolved their dinosaurian ancestors, surviving where their larger,...Show More Summary

Will This Fall’s Half-Billion Transit Bond Allow Your Landlord to Raise Your Rent, Costing You Thousands? – “Pass-Throughs”

TweetI don’t know. But check this out: “Ordinance calling and providing for a special election to be held in the City and County of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for the purpose of submitting to San Francisco voters a proposition to incur the following bonded debt of the City and County: $500,000,000 to [...]

“TO BE TAKEI” Opens at Our Sundance Kabuki Theatres in Japantown August 22nd

TweetI haven’t seen this one, but you might want to: “TO BE TAKEI” (90 minutes) Directed by Jennifer Kroot Co-directed and edited by Bill Weber Opens August 22 Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco Additional information is available at: More Summary

If You’re Worried About Your Bike Getting Stolen While Shopping at Lucky, Just Bring It In With You No Big Deal

TweetI’ll tell you, I’ve parked my ride in front of this Lucky, the so-called “Ghetto Lucky” of the NoPA Western Addition without locking it up about 20 times now. With no trouble. It would never occur to me to just bring a bike into a gro sto…

A Query at the Lucky Super: “ARE YOU ARMY STRONG?” – Our US Military is Now Actively Recruiting in the 415 / 628

TweetI used to see these military recruiters on Davis Street like every day. They’d park their small American-made cars at the meters all day long, but they’d never pay, oh well. Anyway, I’m strong all right, but I’ve never asked myself if I’m, you know, ARMY strong, so I found this banner intriguing…

Sue Ellen Mischke, 94109 – Cruising the Tenderloin Wearing a Bra as a Top – Was This a Sorority Initiation?

TweetI’m just not sure how serious this woman was. Maybe this was a Truth or Dare situation Anyway, here she is, walking down Polk in the 94109, in the part of town I call the Tenderloin, to the contrary of Randy Shaw, an aging white male lawyer who lives in a mansion in the East [...]

Master with Student in Golden Gate Park – One In Very Good Shape and the Other Trying to Get In Very Good Shape

TweetI’ll tell you, Gentle Reader, I’ve lived in this town longer than you, but I’ve never witnessed people exercising by holding their arms up like Sutro Tower until just recently. (My best guess is this is something to do with the Bollywood Dance Workout – Slumdog.) And then there’s this – passersby were gawking: I’m thinking the [...]

Monomaniacal Single-Issue Voting Run Amok: “DogPAC: I Have a Dog and I Vote!”

TweetI’ll tell you, Supervisor Scott Wiener, for one, lives in fear of running afoul of these people, the very same people who vandalize the “no dogs allowed” signs our Feds put up on certain parts of our Federal lands: Click to expand Our Feds wonder why Bay Aryans can’t abide the rules the rest of [...]

The Unpopular SFMTA Used to Poll Neighbors Before Permanently Installing Traffic Circles, But Not Anymore – Why’s That?

TweetI’ll tell you why. It’s because the SFMTA dramatically overestimated its popularity and the popularity of traffic circles being plopped down in the middle of intersections. Isn’t that pathetic? It held all these mini-elections and it lost every last one. So these days, there are no more mini-elections and the SFMTA is free to spin [...]

Presenting the Newish Sidewalks of Arguello in the Presidio: The “Arguello Gap Closure Project”

TweetI’ll tell you man, at first I didn’t notice this change on Arguello in the Presidio, the Arguello Gap Closure Project. Click to expand Anyway, enjoy. “Improves pedestrian and bicyclist safety by widening road to provide: • New pedestrian path • New bike lanes with lane markings and  signage • Addresses gap in pedestrian and bicycle [...]

Kaiser Crows About 2014 Hospital Rankings: “19 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report”

TweetIs this a good result for the Kaiser system? IDK. I suppose.   “Nineteen Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are [...]

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