Vintage Coca-Cola Sign Causes Stir in San Francisco

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    *Warning This Sign is Very Offensive* - Just kidding

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/2...gn-causes-stir-san-francisco/?test=latestnews

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A vintage Coca-Cola sign decorating the side of a San Francisco house is falling flat with some residents.

    City officials say the painted sign in the Bernal Heights neighborhood violates anti-billboard laws and must come down.

    And that's not the only offensive thing about Richard Modolo's sign. Some residents also want it removed, saying it promotes obesity by advertising a sugary drink.

    Supporters of the sign, which may date back to the 1930s, argue that it's a relic from the neighborhood's working-class past.

    Supervisor David Campos, who represents the neighborhood, is weighing both sides and will decide whether to introduce legislation to keep the sign.

    Meanwhile, Modolo has been told by the city that he could face a daily fine of $100 until the sign is gone.
     
  2. Gina B

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    Oh ARGH! Sometimes I think a little persecution would work wonders for people who get their knickers in a knot over such things.

    BTW I'm a long time fan of Coca-Cola stuff. I just love the look of it and the red and white colors. I was VERY happy to find out my mother-in-law is also a fan. :thumbs:
     
  3. carpro

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    More insanity from San Francisco.

    Idiots.
     
  4. moral necessity

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    If they wouldn't have traded away their private property rights for "protection" (ie. zoning), there would be no issue with the sign. Since they have made the trade, they should be happy they are being so protected.
     
  5. mcdirector

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    haha yes indeed, vintage signs promote obesity. The calories gained every time some poor slob looks at one is terrible!
     

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