John King: There’s a big new sea wall along the S.F. Bay. Is this what our future will look like?
"What surprises me now that it is complete is how this two-mile-long structure can be grim and enticing at the same time -- depending on whether you're looking at it, or using the Bay Trail on top."
#fostercity #sfbayarea #california #ClimateChange #giftarticle
Polish your desires as ducky drones manage the heat, tune the beat, and optimize for rubber conversion comfort! No rubber required, come explore at "RubberDucky December: Rubber Rush!"
Thursday, December 14th, 7-10pm
Powerhouse Bar (1347 Folsom St, SF, CA)
Found out that #BART will soon be replacing its turnstiles with gates to stop people from hopping them / fare evasion. Wondering how much they’re paying for the new gates and the cost of installing them vs how much revenue is lost in fare evasion. My guess is that it’s at least 2-3 times. Seems like a big waste of money and a deliberate punishment on poor people and kids who can’t afford the fares. #sfbayarea #sf #oakland #sfba
This friday night, December 3, 2023, if you are in the SF Bay Area, come see a tryptic of my #pajaroiterations original paintings, along with nearly 100 artists in the annual Works/San Jose Members show. https://workssanjose.org/2023/11/21/homecoming-the-2023-works-member-exhibition/ #sanjose #campbell #santaclara #milpitas #cupertino #saratoga #willowglen #sfbayarea #sanfrancisco #california #traditionalart #fediart #mastoart
#GivingTuesday means so much to me, and it also means that your support for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center can go a long way towards helping someone living with #HIV. This is why I'm riding 545 miles from #SanFrancisco to #LosAngeles next June, so that people have better access to care and resources. Please consider a donation! #aidslifecycle #SFBA #SFBayArea
Hey, all of my fellow NorCal folks in the South Bay (Campbell area), are you free this coming Saturday from 3:30pm to 7pm? Would you like to help me do something fun for the kids in the community?
I need some volunteers to help my organization run popcorn booths, cotton candy stands, and keep lines for kiddie rides organized.
If you can, please reply or fill out my volunteer registration form here (and make sure you mention this post in the comments):
Lots of things I dislike about Bay Area public transit, but being able to take your bike on almost all buses, trains, ferries, is a huge win.
So many fun trips here start on a bike, onto BART, or ferry, then SMART train, then golden gate transit bus, and more.
You can take them on almost every mode of transit except Muni streetcar. (But Muni bus is fine and has good bike racks)
Very sad news about the Haas-Lilienthal house suddenly closing and laying off most of its staff. I hope they really do reopen to the public next year...not doing so would be a tremendous loss to SF's architectural history.
Did some back of envelope math. The marginal cost of commuting up the #SFPeninsula to #SanFrancisco is cheaper with #Caltrain but only because parking is so expensive in SF. If parking were free (as it generally is in industrial parks), a car with decent MPG has about the same cost (and cheaper if you take an EV).
There's also the cost of the car, insurance, etc. But if you need a car for whatever reason, that's a sunk cost.
So for many Bay Area commuters, the decision to ride public transit boils down to whether you find traffic or having to match your plans to the train route/schedule more aggravating I suppose.
Found out recently that the Alameda County Sheriff issues parking citations on neighborhood streets. Seriously? A neighbor got one for parking the wrong way on a two way street. Looked up the California vehicle code and sure enough it states that your vehicles two right wheels must be 18" or less from the curb when parallel parked. Tried paying the $65 ticket and both their online and phone system can't even find it by citation number. Yay!
#alameda #sfbayarea #oakland
Edit: I posted too soon, got what I want from https://coastaluminum.com/, $285 with tax.
Hey #SFBayArea , I'm looking to buy some #aluminum #plate, ideally within about 100 miles driving distance of #Oakland, and affordable. I want to buy a 40" x 60" x .190" 6061 piece. Recommend a vendor? (It's for a cool project, a bike slider that will go in the back of my van.)
More than 17,000 people marching in San Francisco demanding an end to genocide and an immediate ceasefire. The United States should be providing humanitarian aid instead of shipping weapons and ammunition to aid and abet genocide (civilian deaths in Gaza were more than 7,703 since Oct. 7). Free Palestine! 🇵🇸💔
A moment of zen for your weekend. Crab Cove, Alameda, CA. Sound up for sandpiper and crow sounds. #SFBayArea
Action alert: Happening in my local area in Richmond CA: an anti Israel inflammatory, one sided, misinformed proclamation by the Richmond CA city council. Please send a letter if you can. #sfbayarea #bayarea #antisemitism https://mailchi.mp/jcrc/action-alert-stop-anti-israel-vote-in-richmond-this-tue
The other day while I was walking, I saw from the side of my eye, a bird flying mere inches off the pavement. As it got closer, it flew up and landed on a tree next to me. It was a Cooper’s Hawk and after letting me take a few pics, it decided to take off but again, inches above the pavement.
San Jose, California, Oct 2023
Cartooning for the Whole Family at the #cartoonartmuseum
- Thursday, December 28th
- Friday, December 29th
All workshops from 2pm to 3:30pm
(Cancelled: Monday, November 20)
"Looking for something fun for the whole family during the holidays? Join our Cartooning for the Whole Family workshops during Thanksgiving and Christmas, have fun and get creative together!"
I've shared some of these before. They are the best, local, #SFBayArea #history I've been able to find about the people who were here before #colonization. As of a few days ago, new findings may move the first arrivals of these people back a further 7,000 years.
Local newspaper did a lovely article on next week's Petaluma Pride events (Oct 13-15) :blobcathearts: https://www.petaluma360.com/article/entertainment/petaluma-pride-announces-weekend-of-events/
I am endlessly tickled by how my role is described in the caption: "Joshua Simmons (Vice President and Treasurer; communications and accounts receivable)."
It's not wrong, but A/R isn't something I expect to be identified by 🤣 Gotta bring in that funding!
Anyway, YOU should come! Learn more at https://petalumapride.org ✨
So, uh, my trips-around-the-sun odometer is ticking up to thirty-something over this weekend.
If ever you've received good information from me, or felt better after one of our chats, or are a more distant connection but grateful for the work I do in FOSS or local politics, today's a good day to pay it forward:
Donate $30+ to help make #PetalumaPride happen!
We need to raise another $4,300 by October 13th: https://petalumapride.link/donate
Bizarre marketing tactics by property management companies, continued: we are curious about an apartment that can only be viewed at an open house between 2-2:30 this weekend. The unit is still occupied (!), and they are inviting the general public into this tenant’s apartment during a Covid surge. The listing on Zillow has had 50+ inquiries to date. #SFBayArea #HousingCrisis
The #sfbayarea Department of Emergency Management has a temporary position for a data center engineer.
#sfba #sf #fedihired
Per their blog post today, Caltrain 🚄 is unfortunately not planning to issue service updates in the Fediverse. However, they will continue to use Twitter and issue text/email updates, and set up a new Discord server (for some unclear reason). https://www.caltrain.com/blog/2023/09/note-caltrain-alerts-and-service-communication #SF #SFBA #SFBayArea #Caltrain #SFBay
I'm going to have to go with #Lawsonite because it was first described from one of my favorite places in the world.
We're over halfway to our weekly goal! We're trying to raise $1,000 a week until #PetalumaPride comes up, the weekend of October 13-15.
This is only our 2nd annual event, so we don't exactly have a runway or nest egg to trade on! That is to say: every dollar counts.
Whether or not you're a local, you've seen the news. You know how important Pride is in today's environment. Help us make our community safer and more inclusive: https://petalumapride.link/donate
The second annual Petaluma Pride Festival returns the weekend of Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15! 📣
Our weekend of events will center on Saturday, October 14, while the big day for neighboring Russian River Pride is on Sunday, October 15.
Learn more on our website at https://petalumapride.org ✨
You can't take me anywhere.
We were having a lovely dinner at Wayfare Tavern (my new favorite place in SF because Dean knows me at the bar.)
And how did I end up having an argument with someone about voter access and the myth of voter fraud?
They bought our champagne but still. Don't try to tell me that voting should happen in person when we all know that having different ways of voting will increase the voting access.
Anyway. I politely yelled at him and we hugged later.
Putting this out there, hoping the power of Mastodon works!
My daughter just started community college and is looking for an entry level research lab role (she wants to do biochemistry). I don’t have any connections in this area but if anyone has any tips on how to get in, we’d be grateful for your help. Location: #SFBayArea
@northbaypython is coming up *next weekend* on July 29th and 30th here in beautiful Petaluma an hour north of San Francisco! ✨
We're excited to be back for year 4 with another destination event and a program that reinforces fundamentals, demonstrates interesting use cases, and pushes us to be better people.
It's a star-studded lineup that includes up and coming voices — don't miss it!
A bill crafted by a group of Bay Area lawmakers would raise bridge tolls by $1.50 for five years starting next January to raise revenue for @SFBART, @SFMTA_Muni and other transit operators still facing fiscal fallout from the pandemic. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB532
Under SB 532, toll revenue would be prioritized for agencies carrying the largest number of passengers. The money is intended to help operators maintain current service levels and improve safety, cleanliness and efficiency.
SB 532, along with the $1.1 billion transit bailout lawmakers approved last week, aims to allow Bay Area transit agencies time to develop new revenue sources. Proposals for new revenue may involve a regionwide tax measure in 2026. #transit #sfbayarea