*Martha Strand was over at Café Trieste in North Beach Sunday where the weather was so beautiful and mellow the mood had to change and it did: a KRON MMJ was setting up a live shot and all the hubbub and commotion destroyed the ambience. Martha quickly made a detour for Original Joe's and a solid Bloody Mary. See, even bad things turn good.
*More Barbieri: look, Ralph was no doubt beaten down and wounded at the end but he was still the best thing going. The voice was hoarse and his energy was lagging but he still had it--a lot of it. I'd take The Razor at 75% over some of the other schlums who really mail it in--that said, your e-mails and comments speak volumes about Barbieri's popularity. He could have easily lasted another couple of years.
*Jessica Castro of KGO-TV (ABC7) continues to get better and better to a point where if they don't step to the plate and take care of her, Disney SF will lose another Minnie if you know what I mean...
*The "Interloper" at KGO Radio is a robotic-like character that tracks employee business inside the building. It's all in the up and up because most workers are aware of its existence but some senior execs are bitching and moaning so we will monitor and report back to you.
*Joe Vasquez at KPIX: the mystery man.
*Jesse Gary back at KTVU: something seems weird.
*Scott Reiss, one of 4 sports guys at Channel 2 is the least-liked of the four --for reasons that are obvious if you sort of watch Scotty.
*KNBR math: Now roughly 40 minutes of commercials in an hour and only 20 minutes of actual content. The advertisers are taking note and will soon take action.