Monthly Archives: December 2012
Dec 26 2012
Worse CEOs of 2012
 

Worse CEO’s

#1
Brian Dunn
Former CEO of Best Buy
Cross selling and upselling
Best buy is a virtual salesroom for
Alleged affair with a 29 year old

#4 – Zynga CEO Mark Pincus
Zynga – cashed out as quickly

#3 – Andrea Young – Avon CEO

#2
Audbrey – Chesapake
mixing business and personal together
Half a billion borrowed
EIG
200 Million hedgefund

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Dec 26 2012
San Francisco Area Farmers’ Markets List & Map
 

If you are a fan about farmer’s markets like I am you will always be in search of a local farmer’s market.

This is list is from Together in Food, we will try to update it with notes, websites, pictures as we go:

1. Alemany Farmers’ Market (Mission/Bernal Heights) – the “people’s market” and first in the state (see article here)
Saturdays: 6 a.m –3 p.m.
100 Alemany Blvd.
415-647-2043


Notes: This is one of my favorite markets when visiting the San Francisco Area. There are vendors here from all over the region. Look for the sought after red walnuts(milder flavors)
Bernal Heights’ Alemany Farmers’ Market is home to the oldest farmers’ market in the US. Operating every Saturday since August 1947!
Visit the Hummus Guy, best hummus!
Oysters are from Pt Reyes Oyster Farm at $10 per dozen. So fresh.
Parking: There is a lot if you go up Putnam and turn right on Tompkins and enter parking through back.

2. Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market (Embarcadero)
Year-round
Tuesdays: 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ferry Building
1 Ferry Plaza
415-291-3276
Notes: I understand this is one of the largest markets in the area.
website
Parking can be a bit expensive depending on the day you go. One tip is to park in the Embarcadero parking structure and buy something and your parking can be validated. I parked in the Howard lot on a Thursday and the cost was $18 for 1 1/2 hours. That is absurd for parking. So beware of the Howard parking structure, although they do advertise a $6 rate for the Sat and Sun for 4 hours.
Still I would be weary of that and the market does not validate that I could find out.

Other markets to be reviewed:

Bayview Hunters Point Farmers’ Market (SOMA/Potrero Hill)
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third St.
415-824-0386

Castro Farmers’ Market (Castro)
March 14-December 19, 2012
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Noe St. at Market St.

Crocker Galleria Farmers’ Market (Union Square/Financial District)
Year-round, Thursdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 7-September 27, Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Crocker Galleria
50 Post St.
415-393-1505

Divisadero Farmers’ Market (Alamo Square)
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grove St. at Divisadero

Fern Alley Farmers’ Market (Tenderloin)
June 30, 2012-September 15, 2012
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-2p.m.
Fern St. and Polk St.

Fillmore Farmers’ Market (Fillmore)
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
O’Farrell at Fillmore, and Fillmore Center Plaza

Fort Mason Farmers’ Market (Marina)
Year-round
Sundays: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Marina and Buchanan

Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market (Glen Park)
April 1-November 25
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Glen Park BART Station parking lot at Bosworth and Arlington

Heart of the City Farmers’ Market (Civic Center)
Year-round
Sundays: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
United Nations Plaza, Market St., between Seventh and Eighth Streets
415-558-9455

Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market (Inner Sunset)
Year-round
Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
8th Ave., between Judah and Irving St. in the parking lot between 8th and 9th Avenues

Kaiser Permanente Farmers’ Market (Richmond)
Year-round
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2425 Geary Blvd. at St. Joseph’s St.
Parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital Garage at 2190 O’Farrell St.
800-949-3276

Mint Plaza Farmers’ Market (Downtown)
Year-round
Fridays: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
66 Mint St. at the corner of Fifth and Mission Streets
*Food trucks available Monday-Friday year-round, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (follow them on Twitter for updates)

Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF
April 11, 2012-December 12, 2012
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Gene Friend Way between 3rd and 4th Streets

Mission Community Market / Mercado Comunitario De La Mission (Mission)
Thursdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bartlett St. at 22nd St.
*The Mission Community Market (MCM) is a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission District’s diversity with fresh foods, local businesses, and youth activities in order to improve family health, youth access to arts, and the safe, fun use of Mission streets. They have a few farm stands plus food vendors and activities.
Website here

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market (Noe Valley)
Year-round
Saturdays: 8 a.m -1 p.m., live music at 10 a.m.
3861 24th St. between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets
415-248-1332

North Beach Farmers’ Market (North Beach)
Year-round
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Powell St. between Union St. and Columbus Ave.

Rincon Center Farmers’ Market (Embarcadero)
Does anyone know if this is year-round or not?
Wednesdays and Fridays: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
101 Spear St., Rincon Center food court / atrium

Second Street Plaza Farmers’ Market (SOMA)
May 30-October 24, 2012
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
303 Second St. between Folsom and Harrison Streets

Stonestown Farmers’ Market (Sunset)
Year-round
Sundays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
West side parking lot near Macy’s off Buckingham Way
415-564-8848

UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market (Sunset)
Year-round
Wednesdays: 10 a.m-3 p.m.
505 Parnassus Ave.

Upper Haight Farmers’ Market (Upper Haight)
April 4-October 24, 2012
Wednesdays: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Waller St. at Stanyan St.

VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market
Year-round
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veterans Drive, off of Clement Ave. and 42nd Ave.

Yerba Buena Lane Farmers’ Market (Downtown)
April 10-October 23, 2012
Tuesdays: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (visited this one on my last trip; very convenient if you work nearby)
Market St. between Third and Fourth Streets

Map coming soon.

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Dec 25 2012
San Francisco Park Cafe
 

DOLORES PARK CAFE / 501 DOLORES ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110 / P 415.621.2936 / F 415.621.2901

MON–THURS 7 AM – 8 PM, FRI 7 AM – 10 PM, SAT 7 AM – 8 PM, SUN 8 AM – 8 PM

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7 AM – 10 PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY / 8 AM – 8 PM SUNDAY

DUBOCE PARK CAFE / 2 Sanchez at Duboce, San Francisco, CA 94110 / P 415.621.1108 / F 415.621.1169
MON–SAT 7 AM – 8 PM, SUN 8 AM – 8 PM

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Dec 25 2012
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Dec 24 2012
Happy Holidays & Season’s Greetings 2012
 

Happy Holidays & Season’s Greetings 2012

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season.

We look forward to 2013 being a better year that 2012 and that it bring us good memories and experiences throughout the coming years.

Best wishes to a healthy and happy holiday season.

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Dec 21 2012
Odysseo – Cavalia Horse Show Coming to Burbank/Los Angeles @cavalia
 

Odyssey – Odysseo

Opens February 27, 2013


Cavalia Horse Show Coming to Burbank/Los Angeles @cavalia

 

Cavalia’s #Odysseo is coming to #LA County in 2013! Want VIP Tickets? Follow @Cavalia & #RT to enter our Contest! pic.twitter.com/45WRhInW

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Dec 21 2012
NRA News Conference Protestor – “NRA Killing Our Kids”
 

NRA News Conference Protestor

“NRA Killing Our Kids”


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Dec 21 2012
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Dec 20 2012
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Dec 20 2012
X Factor Season 2 Winner: TATE STEVENS
 

‘The X Factor’ Crowns Its Season 2 Winner

TATE STEVENS WINS

 

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L.A. Reid(L) pictured with Tate Stevens(R)

A $5 MILLION SONY RECORDING CONTRACT AND A PEPSI MUSIC VIDEO DEBUTING AS A “POP STAR COMMERCIAL” DURING MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®

Tate Stevens, 37, was mentored by L.A. Reid.

America’s choice and the winner of the coveted The X Factor title and a $5 million recording contract with Sony Music.

This season’s winner will receive production and creative support to develop, create, record and shoot his first original track and music video.

The prize includes the winner’s video premiering as a Pepsi commercial during the live telecast of the “55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.”

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Dec 20 2012
Decide Annual Membership Only $10
 

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    Dec 20 2012
    Foliactive and Folilaser: Proven Methods to combat Hair Loss
     

    Herbal Technologies presents Foliactive and Folilaser: Proven methods to combat hair loss


    Folilaser

    Foliactive is a 2in1 method to combat hair loss and to make the hair stronger and healthier. The product consists of a natural dietary supplement and a spray which together work to build up the hair structure and stop hair loss.

    Folilaser is a laser comb to combat hair loss and to make the hair stronger and healthier. The device incorporates the patented technology Vibratonic and many other important advanced technologies.

    – Folilaser is registered in the EU.
    – Foliactive is a natural non-prescription product.
    – Both products can be used by both men and women.
    – Free delivery to the customer (within the EU).
    – Multiple payment methods. Worldwide delivery.

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    Dec 20 2012
    Take Control of Clutter Chaos, Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
     

    Take Control of Clutter Chaos, Sat., Feb. 23 (2013)

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Description: If you’re tired of being surrounded by so much stuff that you don’t know what you have, can’t put everything away or can’t find things when you want them, join Marion Landesman, retired social worker, to find out what you can do about it.

    Location:
    Huntington Hospital, West Tower Conference Rooms 5, 6 and 7

    Cost:
    Free

    Parking: $1 per 15 minutes, $6 maximum

    Reservations are required. Call the membership line at (626) 397-3147.

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    Dec 20 2012
    Big Daddy’s Fire Grill New Location Save Groupon Offer
     

    Big Daddy’s Fire Grill

     

    Get your groupon to save 50% on food at Big Daddy’s Fire Grill newest location.

    Groupon Special Offersdeal here

    New Pasadena Location:
    147 W. California Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA. 91105
    Opening Mid October
    Across the street from The Huntington Hospital directly next door to Vons
    10:30am – Midnight Daily
    T: 626.356.4900
    F: 626.356.4903

    Glendale Fall of 2012
    Arcadia Spring of 2013

    Big Daddy’s Fire Grill is a GOURMET FAST FOOD RESTAURANT which offers an exciting menu filled with FRESH, premium quality foods & ingredients, featuring our Hand Crafted Hamburgers using FRESH 100% Angus Beef.
    FRESH Grilled Marinated Sandwiches
    FRESH Dawgs and Sausages
    FRESH Herbs and Spices and Grilled on a WOOD FIRE to give our meats the sublime smokiness that can only be achieved when grilling on our famous OAKWOOD FIRE GRILL……………

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    The fries are crispy.

    South Arroyo
    147 W. California Blvd
    Pasadena, California 91105

    2122 E Foothill Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    Neighborhood: Pasadena

    (626) 796-1266
    https://bigdaddysfiregrill.com
    Managers: Ronny & Stephanie

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    Dec 20 2012
    James Bond’s Skyfall – One of the best Bond movies
     

    In the world of James Bond, super-agent for the British government, we expect girls, guns, and gadgets galore, but what we do not usually expect is great depth. Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig are not opposed to this history; rather, they mine it for all it’s worth while extending the metaphor of “license to kill” to encompass so much more. In doing so, Skyfall may just be the best Bond movie ever, or at least one of the top two or three. This is because despite all the usual and expected trappings, we get more into Bond’s psyche and history, thus understanding him more than as a caricature of our imaginations. The James Bond films inspire passion, with every new film generating debate about what a Bond film is supposed to be and how much the new film compares to the rest. The narrative and style of the Bond films have to varying degrees always encapsulated both Cold War paranoias and rampant post World War II economic growth. While a distinctively English character, the values that Bond perpetuates translate very directly to an American audience, and throughout the 50 years of Bond films the celebration of English national pride has often veered from sincere to gentle parody.

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    Skyfall is a throw back to the easier going and less serious style of Bond films that seem to occur whenever a new leading actor has settled into the role. Skyfall is better directed than Quantum of Solace, but it declares its disinterest in maintaining the series’ edgier potential in the opening sequences that are over-the-top and unbelievable, although not in a way that is outrageous enough to be truly exciting. Instead, it’s proudly an old-fashioned ‘silly Bond’.
    Industry reports suggest Skyfall will take at least $70m (£44m) in North America on opening, beating the previous best for a Bond film, $67m for 2008’s Quantum of Solace. The 23rd 007 outing is well on course to become the highest-grossing film in the series so far, ahead of the $594m total posted by Craig debut Casino Royale in 2006.

     

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    Dec 19 2012
    Apple iTunes Gift Card $40 for $50 Card Save 20%!
     

    Apple iTunes Gift Card $40 for $50 Card Save 20%!

    Who doesn’t want free money? Great deal for $40. Delivered in 15 min.

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    The card is delivered via electronic email. So you can buy the card and gift it immediately.

     

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    Dec 19 2012
    Golden Eagle Picks Up Child Video
     

    Golden eagle Picks Up Child

    Did you catch the video of a golden eagle picking up and carrying a child in a park in Canada?

    A golden eagle tries to snatch a baby in Montreal! What if he got away with it!?
    Un aigle royal attaque un jeune enfant sur le Mont-Royal!

    ——UPDATE:
    Inside Edition Just Confirmed That 3 Students From Montreal Confessed That It Was Fake.

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    Dec 18 2012
    The Voice Season 3 Winner – Cassadee Pope
     

    The Voice Season 3 Winner
    On Tuesday night when Cassadee Pope, from team Blake Shelton, won Season 3 of “The Voice.”

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    Dec 18 2012
    FaceLube Men’s Anti-aging Skin Care Products
     


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    Dec 18 2012
    Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo Jan 19-20, 2013
     

    CrossFit to be featured at The 2013 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo!

    The Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo, presented by Body Fortress and Subway Restaurants, celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We are excited to bring the immensely popular CrossFit events back to TheFitExpo in an even bigger and better way! This year we will be featuring the CrossFit Kids and Teen Gauntlet Competition, as well as the adult CrossFit event, “LA Battle of the Boxes”.

    The Gauntlet is one day competition calling for qualified youth CrossFitters in Novice (12-14 years), Junior Varsity (13-16 years) and Varsity (13-18 years, based on ability) divisions to hit multiple WODs in a mental and physical test of pure CrossFit athleticism.

    Stop by the CrossFit Kids booth on Saturday to put younger kids through a physical and fun obstacle course to get a taste of what the program offers or come on Sunday, January 20, 2013, to see the incredible results of training with a CrossFit Kids program. For info on Cross Fit Kids & Teen Competition please visit: https://www.thefitexpo.com/TFELA_crossfit_kids.asp

    This year TheFitExpo is opening up the competition to adults as well in the Forging Elite Fitness “LA Battle of the Boxes” happening on Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th, 2013(RX and scaled divisions). Pre-register for this highly competitive event to find the BADDEST box in town! Register now to compete as an individual, as a team (2 male, 2 female), or both! https://www.thefitexpo.com/TFELA_crossfit_adults.asp

    Join the competition or come on down to the Expo to watch the excitement happen live! Both competitions are FREE to watch for all TheFitExpo attendees!
    Adult admission tickets are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend, available on-line now. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children under 6 are free. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Plenty of parking is available.

    For more TheFitExpo information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities visit www.thefitexpo.com.

    Battle of the Boxes

    The Gauntlet

    Cross Fit

    Thanks,
    Your friends at TheFitExpo Los Angeles

     

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