Do you sometimes wonder where all your time goes?
How many hours do you spend searching for the white rabbit when you should have abandoned the idea or chosen a different angle?. Say you are looking for a study or reliable source to spice up your homework or your course work. You want to make a point backed up with proof you are right. Maybe you’d like to wow your friends with an exciting music video or weird facts.Read full story
What would you say if someone asked: "How can I help you?"
If you don't ask, you don't get. This works both ways. The new chief of a hospital in a TV show called New Amsterdam asked the question, how can I help you?. Despite the title of the episode being called, How Can I Help You? it was still a surprise to hear it asked.Read full story
Will China’s 20% aluminum output reduction cause a shortage of Coca-Cola cans and fire-resistant wrap in the US?
In July 2020, according to USA Today, despite plenty of aluminum, can producers were unable to meet production requirements. Loyal Coca-Cola customers, unable to buy their soda in the shuttered venues they visited pre-pandemic, increased their consumption at home.Read full story
Avoid eviction, pay 25% and apply for up to 18 months of rental assistance in San Francisco before 30th September 2021
Housing is key states: Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed. To find out which program your neighborhood qualifies for, you'll need to enter your area and click search or select your area on the map.Read full story
California Burning: cheeseburgers, almonds, and massive profits created perfect drought conditions for wildfires
A Swiss-owned conglomerate has piped water from San Bernadino Forest to land outside of the forest border illegally since 1988. They’ve taken between 50 and 150 million gallons per year and pay the forest service $2,100 per year for forest land use. This does not include water rights. Nestlé Waters stole water from the forest. The catastrophic results of drought, wildfires, and loss of homes and lives play out annually. Nestlé Waters and BlueTriton’s profit over people approach must be stopped.Read full story
British chain Morrisons $9.64 billion takeover bid by US firm compared to selling in San Francisco and buying in Seattle
First, Morrisons turned down £6.3 billion because their biggest shareholder didn’t like the offer, then the board backed the second offer. A megadeal worth £6.7 billion. A last-minute £7 billion bid beat the consortium of investment bidders backed by US billionaire Koch family and Japanese mogul Masayoshi Son.Read full story
Off-grid, self-sustainable homes for now and the future
The Garbage Warrior, aka Michael Reynolds, has a vision of the future. People abandon crumbling structures in cities and the only reason they’d return to a city would be to scavenge for items to enhance their Earthships.Read full story
Felisia Thibodeaux ferries the I.T. Bookman elderly from Lakeview to San Francisco City College for their vaccinations
In the middle of the battle between the folks who gratefully got the vaccination and the folks who think they don't need to get vaccinated, sits another group of Americans. People without cars.Read full story
San Francisco Police and Sheriff Departments need new recruits, entry-level pay $92,560
Existing staff do 16-hour shifts 3 times a week. Quality of life crimes are not just happening in the streets but in jail, hospitals, and the ambulance service. It's mandatory to have 8 hours off after a 16-hour shift. But what can San Francisco's finest do with those 8 short hours?Read full story
Locals wowed by delightfully scented shiny new San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train cars and comfy seats
A local who rode on one of the new trains said it even smelled cleaner. This evoked several stories from other folks of their sensory experiences of individual BART cars. One involved motion sickness induced vomiting and another had a migraine and didn't manage to get off before throwing up.Read full story
San Francisco's Dusted and Blue's online hand-building workshop last weekend of August
Support your local businesses by signing up and saving the date for Zoe and Mitch's hand-building pottery classes at the end of August. Mason Street ceramicist, Samantha Lee, is the owner of Dusted and Blue. Sam creates, teaches, and tends to a community of potters. The community business offers include pottery classes and memberships. When Sam isn't making pottery or pen drawing landscape illustrations she is out walking with her dog, Harper.Read full story
Fast & Furious on 19th and Ulloa, San Francisco sideshows waste lives, police time, and upset the residents
The SFPD doesn't know where or when a sideshow will happen. Officers are dealing with calls all over their parts of the city at any time of the day or night. When calls start coming in about a sideshow there's little in their power they can do.Read full story
Get used to hearing the clanking of San Francisco's cable cars again as they make a jubilant return with free rides
San Franciscans missed the sounds of the cable cars on their local routes. Some are even taking a ride just for the fun of it! RichieNRich found it so heartening to see families queue up at the Powell turnaround waiting for one of the two cars running from there.Read full story
$10,000 reward for safe return: Frenchie Bulldog Bruce lost in San Francisco on July 26, have you seen him?
According to his owner, 6-month-old chocolate brindle Bruce went missing around 5 PM while being looked after by his Rover.com sitter. His owners were away at the time it happened but flew back home on the day he went missing to hear the heartbreaking news.Read full story
Driving while Black in Florida, data proves police racially profiled based on their assumption about minorities
"Each one of those stops had nothing to do with breaking the law. It's like somebody pulls your pants down around your ankles. You're standing there nude, but you've got to act like there's nothing happening. The worst thing you can do in a situation like that is to become emotionally engaged, because if you do something, maybe they're going to do something else to you. It doesn't make a difference who you are. You're never beyond this, because of the color of your skin." – Michael, 41, chief executive of municipal agency.Read full story
Hunters and other predators played much bigger parts in reducing the Yellowstone elk population than the wolves
Naturalist guide Aaron Bott, who lives and works in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem tells us the grizzly bear population is 700-800, maybe even 1000 now. Wouldn't death by bear be a more likely reason the elk numbers went down so dramatically? Older elk would die off, and a lot fewer calves survived to replace them. Thus the 20,000 elk reduced to 5,000 by the late 2000s. But hold your horses. There's more.Read full story
Did Yellowstone wolves really bring down 80% of the elk population all on their own?
In a previous post, Whites Are The Original Immigrants I mentioned Yellowstone National Park and the reintroduction of wolves. In response to the story, I received the following comment:Read full story
New York's inclusive urban development includes outdoor dining, walkability, and third places
By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA - Manhattan Mall, CC BY 2.0. New York restauranteurs who created pavement pods last year kept their businesses alive. Diners want the sidewalk buildouts to stay free of cars. After the first lockdown when restaurants started reopening, the city supported them by allowing parking spaces to be used for their pods instead of cars.Read full story
What have San Francisco's Giants and Zero Waste got in common?
We see recycling receptacles every day. On the street and in the office. We know we should do it, but do we? Perhaps you work full-time or have a family and work part-time, maybe you're single and an avid recycler or you sling everything into the main trash can.Read full story
San Francisco, CA agrees two-year $13.2 billion budget, top 3 programs: homelessness, rent relief, and public safety
San Francisco Street FurnitureBy I, BrokenSphere, CC BY-SA 3.0. On June 1, I asked: Will the Mayor's San Francisco proposals meet the Budget Chair's expectations on corruption, inequity, and innovation? On June 30, Budget Chair Matt Haney, the Board of Directors, and Mayor London Breed agreed on a whopping $13.2 billion!Read full story