In San Francisco and the Bay Area,it’s just something that is fun and useful.
Try strolling around with attaching the Google Maps and the Street View.Let’s do it!
Kyoko actually visited and covered this story on-the-spot.
It’s a parking meter running on solar power. It accepts payment by coins and bills, credit cards, and cell phones according to a time period you wish to park. You can extend the time period from a different meter by providing the space number of which you parked your car. It’s very convenient.
This is a sign cautioning that a deer might jump out. Someone added a red nose to the deer and made it a Rudolph, a bright red nose reindeer. You will chuckle at the sign as it is such a well-known song and story.
America still seems wild and an animal would cross a road. Even an otter is one of them. Creeks run in many places in this area and otters are crossing roads. A high school is nearby and the street is busy for pick up and drop off traffic and various events. This sign cautions cars to keep cars from running over otters.
This is the residential area in speed zone 25 miles per hour. A judge is admonishing a violator for speeding. Although the meaning is unknown, a sticker of a lollipop has been added by someone on the hand of the violator.
The sign says that you should reduce speed since traffic school is boring. It’s not surprising that somebody speeds too much as the street is wide for a residential street. Anyone who has ever been to traffic school would take the message seriously.
This is a boulevard for bicycles which runs through a quiet residential area. There are bike lanes here and there. This boulevard gives priority to bicycles over cars. There are a few intersections on the boulevard that only bicycles can go straight, but cars can’t and that keeps car traffic to a minimum.
"Man Pushing Cat in Stroller" was originally painted in 1975 on the wall. Last year, an artist was requested to restore the painting which had been damaged and had graffiti written on it as time went on. The painting is arranged contemporarily by changing a cat to an alien in the stroller.
This is a billboard of a security company for business buildings and residential homes. Although it’s not clear that “Ninja” is an intruder or a home/building protector in the advertisement, it is evidence that Ninja has become well-known in the US.