They come from market#62, many of them wide-eyed and gleeful often working for peanuts. They don't care because they made it to the big city.
You would think they'd make an attempt to know their new geography. It's fairly easy.
I'm not a misogynist, but many are women. They might do weather or traffic on the radio. Some are local TV news reporters who should know better. Their bosses forgot to tell them that it's Grant Avenue, not Grant Street.
My favorite is the ubiquitous, Doyle Ave. The natives know it's actually Doyle Drive. This may seem trivial and petty but it's an integral part of the job. Listeners and viewers alike want to know that the reporter knows their city and town. Wouldn't you?
Off topic: Speaking of Doyle Drive, a well-known local media story that was never made public, but I've got a big mouth.
Several years ago, a fatal accident took place on the approach to the GG Bridge. The victim's identity was withheld, partly because the body was in very bad condition due to the collision. A story made the rounds that the victim was in fact a local KGO-TV weather woman. Or was it? I bring this up only to let you be aware that the victim's ID was a hot topic of SF TV gossip for decades. Turns out the ID made for gossipy subject matter at local saloons. I'll leave it at that.
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