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August 8, 2009

What's RMST? Saw this hovering above downtown Walnut Creek this morning.


No, it's not the "Hollywood" sign, just some letters that stand for something and that mean something to some group or individual who wanted to make a strong statement--even mark their territory.

Saw "RMST" prominently affixed to a hillside, rising above the Walnut Creek BART station, that offers strong visibility over the expanse of downtown. It wasn't there on Friday, was it? Am I that unobservant? I was heading out of town for a short trip, but snapped this photo before getting on the freeway heading west. Is RMST still there? More importantly, what is RMST?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

all the makings of swim team antics:-)

Wood in the Hood said...

http://www.rmst.org/

Here you go!

Anonymous said...

My guess... it's Rudgear Meadow's Swim Team hovering over the competition. It's the big Conference Meet for local swim teams this weekend.

Soccer Mom said...

I think there might have been other swim team antics going on around town. Someone did a highly intricate TP (teepee?) job on a house in our neighborhood.
As someone who engaged in such antics as a teen, I very much admired the handiwork and wish I had snapped a photo of it. Of course, I wouldn't want to be the family who had to clean that up, especially getting the toilet paper out of the highest branches of the trees...

Anonymous said...

Now how do you know it's swim team antics?

How about:

Reject Macerich Shopping Terror

or

Republican Mob = Street Thugs

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 5:22: lmao! you rock.

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, the RMST has been going up there for years. Very visible from downtown and the freeway. Those swimmers are my (gurgle) prime suspects.

Anonymous said...

RMS is Root Mean Square and is a mathematical calculation to give the equivalent DC power from AC power. It has something to do with the square root of the average of the instantaneous squares of the voltages of a sine wave.

A sine wave (or sin wave) is women of loose morals in the navy.

The T stands for turpitude as in moral.

Hope this clears things up...

Anonymous said...

No it's from WC School District

RMST stands for Real Mean Sexy Teachers.

Stay tuned I have been told that next week they will add their 900 number to the display.

I'm sure not all will agree with it but on the other hand it is quite an out the box way of funding the schools in these times.

Anonymous said...

Go Seals Go!!!!

-alum circa 1976-1987

Castle Hill Bill said...

Rudgear Meadows Swim Team has marked that hill for years. However one year a certain swim team made up of Seahorses from Dewing Park topped the Seals sign by using flour to add to the mark of "RMST (Heart)DPST". Very creative and I think DPST won the 'conference' that year.

Anonymous said...

Yep, it's a swim team. On a Lafayette hillside you see SVST (Sun Valley Swim Team).

The conference just completed. WHO (Walnut Heights Otters) took second place and won the spirit award.

GO OTTERS!

What a fun weekend.

Soccer Mom said...

So, weren't the big swim meets this past weekend? How did they go? My son doesn't do swim team....

Masterlock said...

I wonder if you live in my hood SM, because someone receiving an excellent toilet papering on Friday night. I went mountain biking with my brother and he also commented on the thoroughness of the miscreants who carried it out.

The county swim meet was this weekend, that's why they pulled off that RMST sign. I wonder who will clean it up though and how long it will stay?

Anonymous said...

Correction - it wasn't the county swim meet. It was a conference meet with 8 teams. The county swim meet is next weekend.

SM, the meet was great. It's two days with prelims in the morning and finals and relays in the afternoon. Each team has a theme with all the costumes and decorations. It's really loud on the second day in the afternoon.

It's a great community activity with lots of volunteering to make it happen.

Masterlock said...

Oh, I thought it was county? Must have got bad information, thanks for setting me straight 10:17.

JJ said...

Castle Hill Bill - You bring back old memories! I remember sneaking up on that hill with sacks of flower to show those Seals who's boss. Go Seahorses!!

-DPST Alum 1988-2001

Anonymous said...

What about a statement of love? Say Rich Moore loves Stacey Tashi...a wedding proposal?