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Amateur Radio

By Ronald Hobbs, published on May 30, 2007

...of the 1950s", Amateur Radio, is still alive and kicking. Before you start to yawn, every Bay-to-Breakers race since day one, every major civic activity involving masses of people has been monitored by the Amateur Radio Service. Amateur Radio has been responsible for health and wellfare traffic that got authorities to the scene of many catrastophies here in the Bay Area-- and beyond. In the process it has saved many lives. It is largely an unseen force but in the Bay Area there are slightly fewer than 4000 licensed (by the Federal Communications Commission) radio amateurs. These... (more)

Tags: san francisco, traffic

Wayward Whales Winding Way Homeward?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 25, 2007

...and Dawn, had traveled 90 miles inland more than a week ago before turning around at the Port of Sacramento on Sunday. They were making progress Monday until they reached the Rio Vista Bridge and began swimming in circles. Scientists theorized the whales began circling because vibrations from traffic upset them. The pair could not be coaxed forward even when the drawbridge was raised to halt the flow of vehicles. Scientists have been watching the two closely because their route includes sloughs leading to muddy deltas where the whales could become lost and trapped. The pair also faces a... (more)

Tags: san francisco, traffic

Skateboarding rises as transportation

By DrSinValley, published on Apr 30, 2007

...on nearly around the clock.” For skaters like Garcia the ride can be a haphazard gauntlet of speeding cars, pedestrians, potholes and police. “Scary moments? I’ve had a few,” Garcia wrote in an e-mail, “a couple of close encounters with cars pulling out into traffic and not seeing me on the shoulder.” The law is another risk for skaters. When Garcia rolls to the east edge of the SFSU campus, he always tries to remember if it’s a protest day or not. If a protest is happening, he can’t ride through the sloped campus because University... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, police, traffic

The 65/40 Club of Ossining, NY

By Elliot K, published on Apr 28, 2007

Call it Speed Trap Hill, or as the judge referred to it Death Trap Hill, and you too could be where I was on this lovely evening in April in the Town Court of Ossining, NY. I found myself in traffic court fighting a ticket I received almost a year ago to the day, with twenty-one others who came to be my friends on this night. I had arrived late due to internet directions that had me making left turns onto streets that I had already made right turns, and I heard someone say, “Yes, sixty-five.” It peaked my interest, and I asked if the ticket was given in a forty mile per hour zone on Route... (more)

Tags: police, traffic

A day in the life of a new yorker

By Bedoykhek, published on Apr 25, 2007

...undressed into the shower and to work.speaking of the car where is the dam thing ? I don't see it on the right side either ? the next logical train of thought would be that it was towed for being on the wrong side one time to many,or getting coffee at the curb hoping against all odds that a traffic Police would not show up.OK.The next logical action would be to call 311,they are really helpful,WWW.whatever yep it was indeed towed ! OK the Marshall's office would be the next step,$269.00 worth of coffee and snooze button,$386.82 towing plus service charge.The marshals office is a dingy... (more)

Tags: police, traffic

Advice for tourists so I don't accidentally mug you.

By Jane, published on Apr 23, 2007

... you. If you find yourself baffled at the top (or bottom) of an escalator, step to the side to figure it out. (See #1 for more on this.) 4) Similarly, when you stop to marvel at how tall the buildings are, please do so in a less dense area of the sidewalk to not disrupt the flow of pedestrian traffic. There is rhythm and flow on the streets of New York City that you are not prepared for because where you’re from, you drive everywhere. But trust me, step aside to marvel. 5) Don’t list ground zero as a tourist attraction when speaking to a native. I shouldn’t need to ... (more)

Tags: new york, traffic

My Least Favorite Beach Boy

By Matt Weston, published on Apr 21, 2007

...marketplace. Later described as a “safe stroll,” the delegation was accompanied by over 100 soldiers in armored vehicles with attack helicopters circling overhead. McCain and the rest of the delegation wore bulletproof vests during their hour-long visit, as soldiers redirected traffic and restricted access in the market to Americans only. Sharpshooters were also posted on rooftops. No American casualties were reported during McCain’s visit. The delegation indeed proved Baghdad security is sound for those intrepid enough to move about for sixty-minutes with a heavy... (more)

Tags: movie, iran, traffic

Censored

By Jennifer Cox, published on Apr 20, 2007

...I would instead like to discuss censorship in general. More specifically, my own recent experiences with being offended by what radio stations choose to censor. One day recently, I was innocently driving home from work, trying to enjoy some music on the radio despite the intolerable amount of traffic I was facing. When all of a sudden my sanctuary was interrupted by the mutilation of a song that has long been played on the radio, without this censoring. I was infuriated by this obvious assault on our first amendment rights. A word that had hitherto been perfectly acceptable to utter, had... (more)

Tags: music, traffic

Crossing En Garde

By m.moore, published on Apr 5, 2007

...it sounds. Literally try and guess where I’m going to, not attempt to, but where I’m actually going to cross this busy street. I must admit the game is exhilarating, in principle, for both parties involved. On the one hand you get the rush of defiantly attempting to cross a busy traffic-way guarded only by the shield of 'Pedestrian’s right of way,' and on the other you have a extremely startled driver attempting to bring a momentum encrusted two ton motor vehicle to sudden halt in a manner of moments. Pretty thrilling right? I can imagine your quizzical... (more)

Tags: traffic

Survive This!

By Dr. Traci Vujicich, published on Mar 26, 2007

... In fact, the next survival Challenge is to manage to get to the dry cleaners, the bank, the gas station, the post office, the market, and the drug store with a screaming baby in the back seat. This Challenge is timed, and to make things difficult, I have been placed in perilous bumper to bumper traffic. I must complete the Challenge in time to pick up the eight year old from school. What is worse than seeing your fellow castaway walk around nude? Having to clean his butt after he takes off his diaper and all of the clothes you struggled to put on him earlier in the day. Then again, he is... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic

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