Thank God for the Sac Bee and SF Chronicle or we wouldn't know how much of a cluster-uck the Bay Bridge eastern span has become.
Anybody have any confidence in this bridge? I love the Caltrans people latest PR pitch that the new span is a helluva lot more safer than the old one. That's swell. (Which means, people, we have a problem).
**How would you love to be KPIX? The "official" Bay Area TV station of the "New Bay Bridge." The password is awkward. I'm not sure I'd be running promos right now if I were PIX but what the hell could they do? And don't tell me about the jokes making the rounds otherwise I'll have to splain.
**What would Herb Caen say about all this bridge mess? Ask Willie Brown and Jerry Brown.
**The new management team over at the Chron was a sign of the current problems facing the folks at 5th and Mission. The people inside the building: the editorial folks, the businesspeople, the rank and file all have issues just like most people in the newspaper business.
**Ray Woodson over at KNBR: straight-forward, simple, funny, no screaming and yelling and just the right amount of sarcasm when needed. In other words, who needs Red Bull Spiccoli?
**I don't mind taking a bullet in regard to the Nine-Nooners on both KGO and KNBR because I know there's a lot of other 415 Media people who feel the same way I do just cant' or won't talk which is fine with me.
**Up arrow: Pat Thurston.
**How bout this funny KGO news nugget? Someone driving the news car got a ticket and didn't pay the fine or report it to management. Soon, a $100 ticket became a $300 ticket and how did the bosses respond? By impounding the news car so now no one can use it. That's right. KGO Radio has a news car and it's sitting in the garage because no one paid for the ticket. This is funny, really funny, until you stop and consider that with Cumulus, anything's possible.
**Rapponi update at KTVU: still not talking which means I might have to get in touch with the KTVU plumbers. (Inside joke).
**The Ronn 21st century template: gadgets, smart phones, food and wine.
**I understand KTVU's Mark Ibanez, who emceed the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame dinner last week, threw out a number of juicy zingers at the bloated one. Then again, that's an easy target.
**A prominent reporter with a lot on his mind at KGO-TV thinks he has the upper hand which he does. The problem is management doesn't think the numbers look good so yes, we have an issue.
**The Jessica Aguirre laugh: priceless.
**"Feldman and Fareed" at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area: That's the best you got?