Someone’s been vandalizing compact Smart cars in San Francisco, flipping the tiny vehicles on their front and rear ends in the city’s streets.
NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street, and another was found a bit south on Sweeny and Bowdoin streets, closer to the Portola district. They were either sitting on their headlights, rear bumpers high in the air, or vice versa.
Julie Colwell was out jogging Thursday morning, as she does every morning, when she was cut off in the crosswalk by a passing car.
“I was like, ‘You jerk! Pay attention!’” Colwell recalled. “I yelled, ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ I was fuming.”
But the 42-year-old Sunnyvale, Calif., mother of three had a sudden change of heart Friday morning.
She said she found this apology note taped to the crosswalk pole near Cherry Chase Elementary School, the exact spot where she had nearly been hit the day before.
Nice to see a smiling Coach Harbaugh isn’t it?
An unlikely push-up contest played out over the weekend at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo when the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach faced off against a walrus (that’s right, a walrus). Who do you think would win?
BEST RETURN ADDRESS EVER! Investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski got this in the mail today.
Thanks to “Anne” for the tip!
If you have a tip for Tony or any member of our Investigative Unit, call (888) 996-8477, email email@example.com or be like “Ms. Onimus” and mail your tip to: NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, 2450 N 1st St., San Jose, CA 95131
NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING: National non-profit Reboot wants you to take a break from your smartphones, tablets and computers on National Day of Unplugging (March 7-8). It starts this evening and will continue for 24 hours. http://bit.ly/1k1qZV7
Most of us here on the digital team at NBC Bay Area would find it very hard to completely unplug for 24 hours… but we’d love to try! How about you? Can you do it?
GOOGLE GLASS BAR BAN: Leave the Glass at home. That’s the policy a South of Market watering hole has instituted, choosing to let other establishments continue the tech culture war begun over the appropriate use of Google Glass, according to reports.
"Our patrons have expressed concern with being recorded while enjoying themselves," reads a sign at The Willows bar in San Francisco. "Kindly remove before entering."
What do you think? Should Google Glass be banned from bars or other public places?
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THE ART OF PHOTOBOMBING YOURSELF: How does she do that? Everyone’s been asking NBC Bay Area reporter Janelle Wang about her creative photobomb pictures in Sochi, wondering how she pulls them off.
She’s even managed to pull off a QUINTUPLE photobomb!
So, what’s the secret? All is revealed in this video tutorial. Watch!