San Francisco & Golden Gate
San Francisco , officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.5 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The Golden Gate is the North American strait connecting San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. /5
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Sunset on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from the San Francisco Bay looking towards the Golden Gate Bridge. The smoke…
Golden Gate and its mystical fog draw millions of visitors each year
Today we saw San Francisco and fled before anyone else was awake, cuz that's how we roll. Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard St., pier, Twin Peaks-
Golden Gate kicks off service From to San Francisco; the first expansion in 40 years.…
2. Smoked and had a photoshoot at the Golden Gate 🌉 (San Francisco, California)
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most suicidal places in the world. More here!! 👇 👇
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Great views today from our Tuesday Brokers tour on 10th Avenue in San Francisco!! Golden Gate…
Fog below the Golden Gate, San Francisco, California | Photo by Photo by Dima Feytser (on IG)
Amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and San Francisco plus its bay on my run up Twin Peaks this morning
I just love how much space these places have. (@ Golden Gate in San Francisco, CA)
8-mile through Golden Gate Park ended at the beach with this. Not bad, San Francisco. Not bad at all.
Last days in San Francisco. Being on the Golden Gate made me realise the bravery of the ones who constructed such...
Lovely short piece from about a man who has saved so many lives on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge:
westt coast California from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, Big Basin redwood trees. Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.
Hayne signs with San Francisco 49ers: HE has risen from Sydney’s golden west to the Golden Gate. In one Austra...
Another cool photo of my favorite bridge: "San Francisco, city by the Golden Gate, Queen of the West. And has only …
Having a blast while enjoying the beauty of San Francisco. tours of Golden Gate Park. Thanks Johannes.
Walked across golden gate last Saturday singing last days of summer in San Francisco
July 27, 1862 – Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231
Jackson Alexander Miller - May 15, 2010 - San Francisco, California Jackson left home depressed and anxious while titrating off of an anti-anxiety medication. He drove the family car to the Golden Gate Bridge and left all of his belongings in the car. Bridge authorities confirmed that there were no jumps from the bridge that weekend and videos showed Jackson going towards the bus stop and then disappearing out of view. Four days later there were 3 sightings of Jackson on California Ave. near 21st Street in San Francisco, CA. There have been numerous leads from people who think they have seen Jackson in San Francisco since then but none have been confirmed due to delays with tips coming too long after the sighting, and lack of cooperation with the SF transit authority in locating bus video tapes. Jackson’s family is still, very much, actively looking for him. Although Jackson was last seen in San Francisco, his home Sheriff Dept. is managing his case. His family begs for help from the public as it is mor ...
Arrived in Reno on Thursday and met up with my sister, D. We stayed at the Nugget that evening. Of course my sister arrived there first so she checked several rooms before the final selection. On Friday we headed to San Francisco and spent time at the Golden Gate Bridge. We also went to Muir Woods. Yesterday we started out on a wine tour but at the first stop realized that in addition to the tour fee we would have to pay $20+ at each winery to taste. I had a quick conversation with the tour guide and was able to get a refund so we went back to the hotel and made a reservation for a wine tour at the Jarvis Winery. This tour was well worth the expense and we had a wonderful time. Now today we are waiting for the fog to clear and then we will continue with sight seeing. Tomorrow we will head to Reno and then the conference will begin on Tuesday.
It seems the $17mn"anti-suicide"metal-nets were not enough if a new extra barrier is fixed to San Francisco's Golden Gate!
HAPPY TUESDAY! DECEMBER IN San FranCISCO. CROSSING THE Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m). History Before the bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and wh ...
Never a dull day looking at the Golden Gate. (San Francisco) .
Another cool photo of my favorite bridge: Golden Gate in Sunset.. San Francisco
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San FranCISCO (BAY CITY NEWS) — A body was found in San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge this morning, according to San Francisco fire officials.
Why is there so much fog in San Francisco?
As a dwindling number of the demographic, “Born and raised in San Francisco”, I’m often asked what is my favorite sight in SF? There are no wrong answers of course and while I usually understand the context of the question, my favorite place in SF is just a few miles from my house at Lands End. It’s appropriately named for it’s northern most point on the Peninsula and it’s usually covered in fog so thick it obliterates the parking lot just 50 feet away. Lands End is also home to the Memorial for the USS San Francisco and the memorial for the Battle of Guadalcanal. I’ve known many military vets and proudly count my brother Vic and Brother-in-law Terry as men of honor whom I most admire. We rightfully speak of our Vets with terms of courage, bravery and sacrifice. However when speaking directly with Vets, they rarely use these terms to describe themselves. Mostly our visiting Vets are quick to share a smile and their sense of gratitude. I’ve never seen any Vet or my brothers hold a gun in an ...
I was there in San Francisco when Eddie Vedder was too ill to continue playing at Golden Gate Park. I didn't...
So exhausted after climbing the golden gate and exploring so much of San Francisco - but we made it to dinner! Definitely not in my 20s anymore!
"Just another typical San Francisco sunset when is away 《putting the golden in golden gate
A little moment in motion from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco :) Photo/Video by AlexisCoram Share away :)
See ya later, San Francisco ~ you've been great! We just pulled up the anchor and are headed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Overnight sail; Monterey bound.
Cool shot of the over the Golden Gate Bridge during Fleet Week in San Francisco (Photo: Rich Shelton) http:/…
SHN: The Official Site of Broadway in San Francisco - tickets, subscriptions, shows & events at the Curran, Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres
Fancy a trip to San Francisco? Choose Empathy and Compassion in Society: participate and xchange with experts-with views of the Golden Gate
Another cool photo of my favorite bridge: Good 25 mile ride through San Francisco and across the Golden Gate.
San Francisco may have the Golden Gate, but Seattle has Fire Clouds
Today in San Francisco we met up with our fabulous friend from nursing school days, Robin Jones who very kindly was our personal guide around the city for the day. We elected to take a "hop on hop off" bus, and headed around the city, getting off at Pier 39 then walking to Fishermans Wharf. From there we jumped on another of those buses and went out over Golden Gate Bridge for a look-see back at the city etc.
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In a unanimous vote on Friday, it was decided by members of the Golden Gate Bridge's district in San Francisco that a massive steel net would be implemented on the bridge to prevent suicides. The project is to cost $76 million.
For John Brooks, the years of waiting for officials to come up with money for a suicide barrier on San Francisco's majestic Golden Gate Bridge have been agonizing.
San Francisco's beautiful and famous Golden Gate Bridge will finally provide extra prevention for depressed people who attempt suicide.
Did touristy things in San Francisco today. Golden Gate Bridge. Hot fudge sundaes at Ghiradelli's. Clam chowder in a sour-dough bread bowl on Fisherman's Wharf. Pier 39. Beautiful sunset. There's old magic in the city by the Bay. It's one of my favorite places. Hands down my favorite city. I have this time. This bittersweet time...
Flag Day What's a flag? What's the love of country for which it stands? Maybe it begins with love of the land itself. It is the fog rolling in with the tide at Eastport, or through the Golden Gate and among the towers of San Francisco. It is the sun coming up behind the White Mountains, over the Green, throwing a shining glory on Lake Champlain and above the Adirondacks. It is the storied Mississippi rolling swift and muddy past St. Louis, rolling past Cairo, pouring down past the levees of New Orleans. It is lazy noontide in the pines of Carolina, it is a sea of wheat rippling in Western Kansas, it is the San Francisco Peaks far north across the glowing nakedness of Arizona, it is the Grand Canyon and a little stream coming down out of a New England ridge, in which are trout. It is men at work. It is the storm-tossed fishermen coming into Gloucester and Provincetown and Astoria. It is the farmer riding his great machine in the dust of harvest, the dairyman going to the barn before sunrise, the lineman me ...
Mythbusters discussed the 11th June 1960 escape from Alcatraz tonight. They say that anyone who went into the water would quickly die from the cold. Water temperature in San Francisco Bay right now is 15.3C, and presumably in June it would be a bit warmer. It is about 4-5km from Alcatraz to land on Marin Headlands near the Golden Gate Bridge, though intelligently using the tide could effectively reduce this considerably. (Angel Island is closer, but we're told that tidal currents make this a bad choice). Anyhow, I finally get to my question: Given what we know about the distance and the water temperature, are there sea swimmers here who would think that they could make it to safety from Alcatraz swimming all the way? It doesn't seem beyond possibility, but there seems to be an assumption that if the escapees raincoat 'boat' failed and they landed in water, that they would certainly drown. Surely not so in June if they could swim.
When the pink pack slips on my back I get a frisson of excitement. It is a return to the flexibility of childhood combined with the resources of adulthood. I know something new, and interesting, is bound to happen. Travel bemusement, a state of mind I very much enjoy, is guaranteed. Purses, as much as I love them, carry around vast amounts of the necessary bits and pieces that may be needed in a life of predictability and responsibility. A backpack strips down to the basics of a wallet, camera, sunscreen and a water bottle. Since I can't predict what may happen, I don't need stuff to accommodate it. Freedom. Today the backpack took us to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. With the intention of finding the buffaloes and the beach, we happened upon this The competitive yo-yo circuit was holding its annual Bay Area championship. When I was in fourth grade I was given a very cool, for the time, Duncan butterfly yo-yo. I knew how to wrap the loop on my finger for maximum spin. I could "walk ...
We went on a 3 hour dinner cruise last night for our 50th anniversary all around San Francisco Bay. Saw the sun set with the Golden Gate Bridge in the back ground and went all around the bay passed Alcatraz and over to Giants Stadium. Very beautiful with the lights from the city and very romantic. Had a wonderful time. Thank you for all the anniversary wishes.
this time tomorrow we will be landed in San Francisco. Looking forward to a Giant's game, bike ride across Golden Gate Bridge, brunch, trolley rides, Irish coffee, Arcade Museum, Timbuk2 bag, a quick trip down to Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and up to north of Napa Valley for wine and beer tasting. Please let me know other suggestions... And yes, this is how I go on vacation.
On Friday Sal Redner, and I with Rachel Jensen and Tuyet SilverSnow Vong had a great video shoot in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. We were shooting footage of Ba Bu for a cinematic exciting video. We'll post it here when Sal is done editing. What a great day!
Our KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area camera was rolling when one Prius collided into another after trying to make an illegal right turn before the approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. We've seen several drivers, even Muni buses drivers violate this same traffic rule after the last San Francisco exit was moved back 1000 feet. If you miss the exit, you have to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and pay the toll to come back to the city. If this is part of your commute... be careful, please.
Takeoff RWY 28L, with a climbout towards the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Right turn to pass the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. Two "problems": 1) The video is 6:30. 2) Irresistibly tempting to immediately fly to San Francisco. Can help you with number 2). Just buy a ticket! ✈️ Welcome to SAS!
I love studying shipwrecks, so was stoked to report this newly discovered wreckage from 1888 near the Golden Gate:
Looking over some ball fields in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco hosting a vision tour to plant new churches. PRAY!
So excited to go to California not only do we get to see family, but we are going to The Walt Disney Family museum, the Exploratorium at its new home and a harbor cruise around the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. After being to San Francisco so many times I can't believe I get to finally do a bunch of touristy stuff!! :)
It's the centre of the tech world - Silicon Valley outside San Francisco in California. But as the cost of renting an apartment continues ever skywards in the Golden Gate City, tech giants are coming under fire from angry local residents. In a city with a long history of speaking out, resident grou...
I've lost my heart in San Francisco ... The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of Paris The light of San Francisco is a sea light an island light And the light of fog blanketing the hills drifting in at night through the Golden Gate to lie on the city at dawn And then the halcyon late mornings after the fog burns off and the sun paints white houses with the sea light of Greece with sharp clean shadows making the town look like it had just been painted But the wind comes up at four o'clock sweeping the hills And then the veil of light of early evening And then another scrim when the new night fog floats in And in that vale of light the city drifts anchorless upon the ocean Lawrence Ferlinghetti
It was a very tiring and exhausting week but indeed a wonderful and memorable experience. We visited various famous tourists spots in California, Anaheim's famous Disneyland, The Universal Studios , famous Walk of Fame, the Red Carpet in Los Angeles's Hollywood district, Sta Monica's beachfront, a great tour in San Francisco's tourist spots, the famous Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Pier 39 or the Fisherman's Wharf as they call it, and many more. And we had the chance to be reunited with our relatives. Many thanks to sister Leth Aguilar in touring us around.
because what most people except history buffs don't know is that while FDR was President, he went to the 1%er's and told them that they could either invest 1/3rd of their wealth into projects to build up their home cities and states infastructure and build community facilities or be taxed for 50% of their incomes. The result was the Nelson Art Gallery, the WWI Memorial and The Plaza outdoor European styled shopping neighborhood over 20 city blocks of Italian marble, tile, sculpture and French fountains in Kansas City, The Met, Frank Lloyd Wright Museum and the Subway system in NYC, restoration of the entire historic sections of Philadelphia and Williamsburg VA, the other two bridges in San Francisco to supplement the Golden Gate, and our taken for granted Interstate Highway System, 68 power plants, expansion of the railway system for hauling coal to those power plants, and 109 water treatment plants nationwide...that's why!
A front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle told the story of a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. The whale also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted the whale just east of the Farallon Islands (beyond the Golden Gate Bridge) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived. They determined that the whale was so bad off that the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. The team worked for hours, carefully slashing through the labyrinth of lines with curved knives. Eventually, they freed her. The divers say that once the female humpback was free to move, she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. The whale then came back to each diver, one at a time, and gave each a nudge, pushing her rescuers gently around ...
In the battle royale between landmark San Francisco bridges, the Golden Gate will probably always get the glory. But after seventy years, its sister span to the east is coming into its own. The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress is an upcoming exhibition at the city's De Young Museum that chronicles the...
San Francisco Sunrise by Matt Granz A foggy beginning to a beautiful day over San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge with it's sister Bay Bridge looking on just east of the city, whose skyline can be seen on this glorious California morning. Matt Granz: Photos · Blog
Today, 05th Jan 2014 in History! LEAD STORY On this day in 1933, construction starts on what will become one of America's most famous landmarks: the Golden Gate Bridge. When completed in 1937, the Golden Gate has a 4,200-foot-long suspension span, making it the world's longest suspension bridge. Since opening to the public in May 1937, almost 2 billion vehicles have crossed the bridge, in both the north- and southbound directions. The bridge was named not for its distinctive orange color (which provides extra visibility to passing ships in San Francisco's famous fog), but for the Golden Gate Strait, where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean. The bridge spans the strait and connects the northern part of the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. Prior to the bridge's construction, the only way to travel between these two areas was by ferry boat. The bridge's chief engineer, Joseph B. Strauss (1870-1938), an Ohio native who built numerous bridges across the U.S., was involved with ...
Beautiful view from San Francisco looking out to the Golden Gate. great pic via
Devayani:-1 It was 2003 or '04. The point is it was post-9/11 America at it's paranoid most. Bin Laden may have failed to achieve most of his goals-& fail he must-& fail he will- but he certainly changed a free,open society into a scared & paranoid one. My flight back to Mumbai was off-SFO- San Francisco. I like SF, as I generally & basically like USA. There's something very fresh & creative about SF- from Steve Jobs to the Golden Gate-& USA, from Golden Gate to the Brooklyn Bridge. During security check as my backpack was passing through X-ray machine the computer screen turned all red & started blaring the words 'HIGH EXPLOSIVES.' I am thinking like what high explosives do/can I have? Apart from my tongue & my pen I mean. There was a disciplined commotion around my gate. My check in gate was closed. A couple of masked soldiers cordoned me off. All clicking of boots & metal around me. It was all straight out of a Hollywood movie, only real. I was ordered to sit in a particular position with my feet grou ...
One of San Francisco's top destinations for locals and visitors alike is the city's historic Ferry Building. Opened in 1892, the Ferry Building was a bustling transit hub; since the Golden Gate and...
3.2 "Saa-aa-aan Francisco, open those golden gates" Over the Bay Bridge we went and then through the city of San Francisco. We didn't stop, we just gawked at it for a moment -- we wanted to get to Santa Rosa, our El Dorado. Over the Golden Gate and through the Rainbow tunnel into Marin County. It took about an hour to get to Santa Rosa, we soaked in the scenery of the area where we'd soon be living. It was definitely suburban but it had a rural feel and a mountain setting. Santa Rosa was a clean, mid-sized California town. It had an orderly feel to it, the housing and business looked similar with an almost Mediterranean styling. We hurried to find a newspaper so we could secure Chris's dream job. Then we sat down for a coffee while Chris perused the classifieds. Programming... Computer Programming... System Programming... Nothing. But there were pages and pages of job ads for Dentists, Dental Technicians and Dental Assistants. As a matter of fact pretty much the entire classifieds were devoted to t ...
What a mint day. Up early in the hotel for the match, and we do the mags over. Then off into San Francisco for Chinatown, Fishermans Wharf, boat trip around the bay for Golden Gate and Alcatraz, then up to the bizarre Lombard Street for the strangest road ever. Back in time for trip to awesome restaurant on Palo Alto. Some day that. Bring on 1st trip to Walmart offices tomorrow. Good night.
Just got home from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. It was such a great day. Light traffic both directions...got to see the beautiful Golden Gate...great weather...and the entertainment! We saw Kevin Welch play first (he was awesome) with Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin, then a great set by Ryan Bingham (who had a great fiddle player whose name escapes me). The set after was billed as a Kate McGarrigle Tribute with Martha and Sloan Wainwright (Martha is Kate's daughter). Well, I was pretty excited to see Martha...so out she comes w/her aunt Sloan and band. Fats was playing w/ them, too. Rick and I saw some people sitting on the side, and pretty soon things started to unfold. Martha began inviting other artists on stage. First Emmy Lou Harris...next song Buddy Miller was added to the mix...Steve Earle sang one of Kate's songs..Emmy Lou did a couple more. Richard Thompson did a couple of songs, Loudon Wainwright III came out...I can't exactly explain how it felt, watching all those ...
Loved my brief trip to San Francisco with Alcatraz, Painted Ladies, Lombard St, Golden Gate etc were all so interesting to see!
In 1977 a tourist from West Germany thought Bangor, Maine was San Francisco and looked for the Golden Gate Bridge for 4 d…
Q5. Which US city is popularly. known as the 'City of the. Golden Gate' ?. (A) New York. (B) Washington. (C) San Francisco. (D) Los Angeles
With my summer plans on hold, I've decided to do a series of urban landscape photos of San Francisco. I know about the obvious spots - Golden Gate, Ferry Building, Peace Plaza, Chinatown, etc - but what about some hidden locations that would make some awesome urban landscape photos? If you know of such a location, leave me comment. If I shoot it, I will provide you a nice print of the shot.
New York and San Francisco are beautiful. The fireworks on the Hudson River and the Golden Gate. Just amazing!
Jack LaLanne's Amazing Feats And Greatest Tips The following is an amazing listing of Jack LaLanne's incredible feats and his 15 guiding principles for longevity. Jack's Amazing Feats Jack was known not only for his TV show, but for amazing the world with feats of great physical prowess. Jack's incredible feats as reported on Jack LaLanne's web site: 1954 (age 40): swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, underwater, with 140 pounds (64 kg; 10 st) of equipment, including two air tanks. A world record. 1955 (age 41): swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while handcuffed. When interviewed afterwards he was quoted as saying that the worst thing about the ordeal was being handcuffed, which reduced his chance to Star Jump significantly. 1956 (age 42): set a world record of 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes on You Asked For It, a television program with Art Baker. 1957 (age 43): swam the Golden Gate channel while towing a 2,500-pound (1,100 kg; 180 st) cabin cruis ...
Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Van Ness and Golden Gate, San Francisco. SF Pride's Indie Oasis Stage is back and better than ever! Sponsored by the Lookout.
Does anyone have any must-see ideas for a trip to San Francisco? I am already checking out Candlestick Park, the sea lions, alcatraz and the Golden Gate but I have heard their sourdough bread is a must-try and I'm looking for a few more activities to fill my days.
Amazing day! First walk over thr Golden Gate; then sequoia forest at Muir Woods National Park; then amazing Alcatraz; amazing Lombard St; followed by dinner at Pier 39 and ending with Irish coffees at La Buena Vista ...wish you were here :)
To kick off the "Summer of Love" here in San Francisco back 46 years ago in 1967, This poster for the Summer Solstice Celebration was circulated calling for a "Love In" in Golden Gate Park. I have no idea just who this Hippie pictured was or the artist that created this piece for that matter. No doubt music was played there but the bands that did, remain a casualty of time as it was never documented to my knowledge. There were several concerts in Golden Gate Park during that summer that are documented as who played, but that was later on during the Summer of that same year. This poster marks a brief spot in time that the flowers were plentiful, the beads we around everyone's neck and the San Francisco hippies were dancing in Golden Gate Park with long hair flowing. That slice of time has become as much of an enduring American archetype and legend as the gunfighters and cowboys who roamed the Wild West. We celebrate once again, the coming of Summer with this "Poster From The Past". HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE! M ...
The Wipro San Francisco Marathon recap--warning, it’s a long one! # of runners: Marathon 5817 Half Marathon 11,118 My ranking: 4106 out of 5817 1140 out of 1916 females 184 out of 284 in my age group Finishing time 4:58 The marathon course: A run through Fisherman’s Wharf, an out and back over the over the Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio, Sea Cliff, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, The Mission and At&T Ball park. Rolling terrain, highest elevation gain was 300ft. The race was held on Sunday, June 16th. I started my adventure on Friday the 14th. Flying out of Spokane, I thought it was only appropriate to wear my Spokane Windermere Marathon shirt. I was asked at the security checkpoint if I had ran in the marathon, I told him I had and that I was on my way to run the San Francisco marathon. He then asked me if I was a professional marathoner? I just laughed and told him I wish. How fun would it be to train all day and travel around to run? My flight to CA was smooth sai ...
aids -- a biological weapon developed and deployed by us military According to the Los Angeles Times: In an experiment designed to determine both attack and defense capabilities of biological weapons, a Navy ship blanketed San Francisco and its neighboring communities with a bacteria-laden fog for six days in1950, according to U.S. military records. The records contain the conclusion that nearly everyone of San Francisco’s 800,000 residents was exposed to the cloud released by a Navy ship steaming up and down just outside the Golden Gate. The aerosol substance released by the ship contained a bacteria known as serratia, which was believed harmless by the military at the time but which has been found since to cause a type of pneumonia that can be fatal. The LA. Times added that at least twelve people were hospitalized around that time for serratia pneumonia. One of them died. That was just the beginning. The army disclosed that it had conducted 239 open-air tests between 1949 and 1969! Of those, 80 were ...
Day 14 ~Sam and I had a lovely brunch with Olga & Bill this Father's Day morning and the sun decided to join us at noon also! ~Took a quick walk around Golden Gate Park with Sam ~replaced back tire on the Tiger, just to be extra safe. Hard to believe we've already put enough mileage on this new bad boy to need it. ~Father's Day BBQ dinner at Andrew Lieberman & Lily Lin's home. Our family meal was scrumpous and Dahlia provided much entrainment. That darling little girl is so much fun to be around. ~Quick stop at the Apple store on the way out of San Francisco, to purchase a GoPro Hero 3 camera for the rest of our trip. (We wish we would have put it on for our ride out of the city last night) ~Sunset views going over the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the coast were a sight to see. ~took a narrow single lane very curvy road less travelled through Muir Woods where we saw 3 deer, 1 fawn, an a owl. Ended up turning back in fear we would run out of gas and be stuck out there all night. ~BoGas in Bolinas saved .. ...
Day 11 (Tuesday): spent the day walking around San Francisco's downtown and the Golden Gate Park. Also took a leisurely stroll up the streets around the very, very steep Nob Hill. Took a ride back to the hotel in the crowded and rather scary Cable Car. Had dinner at a seafood restaurant in Fisherman's wharf. Up early tomorrow for a tour of some of California's wineries...expect tomorrow's update to be even less coherent!
Once again the trip to San Francisco was a treat... I left from the Old Persidio area once a base and now mostly a park and housing. The Bay stretches out towards downtown and soon the Golden Gate Bridge is in sight and Alcatraz out my passenger side window. Like a partially submerged turtle it sits there and guards the Bay and the memories of incarceration with little hope. Soon Marin County and Sausalito comes and goes. Next I pass through the last urban area considered Bay Area, a place called Santa Rosa, a bedroom community that sprawls out and a reminder of the burbs expansion. Soon we are in Wine Country, places like Ukiah, Alexander Valley, Knights valley, and not far to the East the famous Napa Valley. Lines of vintage grapes arranged like organized troops ready to march into battle in perfect formations. It always reminds me of Tuscany Italy in this part of California, its almost identical in weather and soil fauna and humidity. Perfect for wine... Next we drive through Willits and a sign that re ...
Fantastic time in California, 3 days in and around Mountain View, Giant Redwoods, wine tasting and saw Larry Page in his self drive car. 3 days in San Francisco being a tourist (cycling the Golden Gate Bridge the best). Then 4 days in the Sierra Nevada mountains (east of Yosemite), incredible scenery and some strenuous (for me) hiking. 2 & 1/2 hr delay to flight home - could be worse.and to those who noticed a relationship update - posted by my husband (of many years) ..no change.
Off yesterday on the hop-on hop-off, open-topped Yellow Bus, mainly to see the Marques de Pombal statue and park (highly revered after his take charge actions and vision following Lisbon’s disastrous earthquake in the 18th cent), the Nautical museum and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Basilica Estrela, the Ponte 25 Abril (originally called the Salazar Bridge until the dictator was overthrown – the sister bridge of the Golden Gate in San Francisco), the Torre de Belém, and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. These last two define Lisbon, Portugal being the earliest of the great discovery nations. The Treaty of Tordesillas makes fascinating reading (I included it in one of my journal columns a few years back), but basically shows how the known world at the time was split up between Spain and Portugal, and a lack of knowledge of the existence of South America (some believe it was actually known, but it’s speculation) caused Brazil to speak Portuguese, and the rest of South America to speak Spanish.
Songs of San Francisco: From Gold Rush to Golden Gate: Hot on the heels of the recent exhibition of California...
From the Golden Gate to Napa Valley, San Francisco & Wine Country are beautifully explored together. Plan your trip:
The breathtaking view of San Francisco and its bridges, Golden Gate, Alcatraz, and Treasure Island at…
Golden Gate Bridge in the distance in the fog. @ The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Aloha folks! Just want to bring to your attention about a special event that is coming up on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Please join us for the Energy for Life Walkathon at the Golden Gate, Park-Music Concourse Bandshell in San Francisco, CA. Registration is at 8:00 am. What is this walkathon for? It is to bring awareness for Maria Jose and other children who suffer from a disease called Mitochondrial Disease. Mitochondrial Disease is the body's inability to turn food into the energy needed to sustain life. Possible symptoms can effect three or more organ systems. It is estimated that every 30 minutes a child is born who will develop a Mitochondrial Disease by age 10. Although The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation promotes research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and provides support to affected individuals and families, there is no cure...yet. Therefore, we would like to extend a warm invitation to one and all and join us, THE LITTLE ANGELS' TEAM. Your g ...
Cash customers targeted at the Golden Gate Bridge as all-electronic tolls approach: San FranCISCO - Golden Gate...
A Municipal Report by O Henry Fancy a novel about Chicago or Buffalo, let us say, or Nashville, Tennessee! There are just three big cities in the United States that are "story cities" - New York, of course, New Orleans, and, best of the lot, San Francisco. FRANK NORRIS. East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State. They are the Southerners of the West. Now, Chicagoans are no less loyal to their city; but when you ask them why, they stammer and speak of lake fish and the new Odd Fellows Building. But Californians go into detail. Of course they have, in the climate, an argument that is good for half an hour while you are thinking of your coal bills and heavy underwear. But as soon as they come to mistake your silence for conviction, madness comes upon them, and they picture the city of the Golden Gate as the Bagdad of the New World. So far, as a matter of opinion, no refutation is necessary. But, dear cousin ...
Speaking of preppers: The Tunguska event was an explosion that occurred we believe in 1912 but wasn't found till 1917. A object of unknown size and composition exploded 5 miles in the air with the force of 15 megatons. 400 square miles of forest was leveled while another several hundred square miles was burned. Had this even happened over the center of San Francisco Bay every city from San Francisco to Alameda and Marin down to San Mateo would have been crushed instantly. very skyscraper in the SF skyline would be flattened. Both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge would also have been flattened and buried under the water. Outside the initial blast radius your home would have suffered catastrophic damage from the shockwave but not enough to cause it to collapse immediately. It would however, have been subjected to such intense heat that anything made of wood would instantly ignite. Your ammo would also explode as well as your stockpile of water since the water would instantly flash boil. No ...
We met these girls at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco today! Had a great time with Kelly Thomson, Karlene Rebich and the Candy Man...Michael Powell! Chocolate, Chocolate, Cherry Chocolates, more chocolate and more chocolate! I actually don't think I can eat another piece of .chocolate. The best drink, "Q" real ginger ale. Felt at home when I saw Valley Ford Cheese, and Strauss Yogurt, both the best of their product in the whole show. Leaving the city and seeing the reddish sky and the lit Golden Gate Bridge I felt lucky to be with friends and living in California!
Drove over 3 Bridges Today!!: Richmond Bridge to Sausalito/ Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, Bay Bridge to Oakland. Enjoying MLK Weekend.
I am afraid to see this movie. Has anyone seen it already?I can tell from the trailer that the guy who plays Neal Cassady does not even come close. I will see it, though and report back. Incidentally I read every last word Kerouac wrote between age 20 and 23. I read his last book, Desolation Angels, riding across country by car (hitchhiking), by rail, and bus. Last words read as I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In truth, most of his later work is about bitter disappointment, and disappointment is, of course, a very particular feeling for alcoholics, which he was. Not all his work is great- but On the Road is great. It is one of the greatest rhythmic novels of all time. It grooves in an amazing way.
Ok all you cookie loving people out there! It's Girl Scout cookie time!!! Leigh and Kate are both selling. If you'd like a personal sales call, send me a message! Otherwise you can place your orders here! And remember, if you don't want to EAT the cookies, there's always Gift of Caring for our military! Thanks for your support! Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, and Do-Si-Dos...only $4 box. We deliver! Help our troop raise $ to go to San Francisco & bridge across the Golden Gate.
Week 4 update: San Francisco was incredible. Fisherman's Wharf, Bubba Gumps, Rainforest Cafe, Alcatraz, shopping in Union Square, cocktails at Lefty's Piano Bar, dinner and live music at Tiernans, hungover and tandem riding the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, plus so much more... Amazing times and amazing company. In Kyoto, Japan now, exploring ancient temples
The Bridge - More people choose to end their lives at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge than any other place in the world. For a one year period (2004) director Eric Steel and crew rolled cameras on the bridge nearly ever daylight minute, and in doing so managed to capture most of the 24 suicides that took place during that period as well as many unrealized attempts. The Bridge is a haunting look at suicide. More specifically those who choose to do so at Golden Gate, and the impact that it has on the families and friends of those left behind, and of those who just happen to be there when someone hopes the railing during the final moments of their existence. This documentary is completely fascinating, and as someone who's lost family members to suicide and has dealt with loved ones suffering from mental illness firsthand I was very moved by it. Be warned that it does show people die, but there's nothing gory or necessarily graphic about it. I highly recommend it.
A tanker hit a support under the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, CA. Yikes, I think I'd take the Golden Gate for travels in that area. Yikes!
A Christmas Carol SFEMS founder Ken Johnson took great pleasure in his annual Christmas caroling parties. This is a favorite story he told about one of those outings. Bob Dawson included it in his 1994 tribute to Ken for the SFEMS newsletter. Each year, Ken's caroling excursions trod different neighborhoods, some of which proved more congenial and receptive than others. Near the top of the "others" list was Pacific Heights, San Francisco's elite district at the top of Broadway, whose palatial brick mansions are set well back off the streets behind walls and iron gates. Ken and a group of friends were caroling there one year, and the residents—if they even heard them—had been as chilly as the December night, showing no interest whatsoever. Finally the carolers saw an audience. Up at the top of one stately palace, a burly figure was visible out on a third-floor balcony, perhaps watching passing ships cruise through the Golden Gate below. It was an audience of one, but a live audience nonetheless. The en ...
Arrived in San Francisco, doing the Alcatraz tour, chilling near the Golden Gate Bridge and driving at Lombard Street. Later today heading towards Los Angeles for a visit at Marylin Monroe's grave and Santa Barbara for Michael Jackson's Neverland. Afterwards, Hollywood.
*** I had a s* Thanksgiving but had a great great great weekend went down to San Jose to see my boy them went to Santa Cruz play a game at dela veaga then to San Francisco to play Golden Gate Park checked out Little China town at some bomb food at the Empress palace and don't forget my baby can home after being gone a week.
Prague's Charles Bridge can count itself among the great iconic bridges of the world. Budapest's Chain Bridge, Sydney's Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, NYC's Brooklyn Bridge.which others would you add?
Such was life in the Golden Gate: Gold dusted all we drank and ate, and I was one of the children told, we all must eat our peck of gold. ~ Robert Frost ~ From a memorial of Robert Frost outside the Hyatt Regency - San Francisco!!
We are back from a glorious vacation in California!!! Matt, Gary, and I went out to Sac to see Mindy...SO MUCH FUN!...went to In & Out twice; shopping!; Old Spaghetti Factory for first night dinner in Sac; toured the capitol; walked Old Sac and riverfront; celebrated Emma (Mindy's roommate's) birthday at Bucca in Sac and played mini golf; Mindy drove us to San Francisco for a 3 day adventure---Toured Alcatraz; Gheradelli Square; excellent bus tour to all the San Fran cites; Mindy drove over the Golden Gate Bridge (as well as the Bay Bridge and gold bridge in Sac) and took us to Muir Woods; had a fabulous Seafood Thanksgiving lunch on the water in Salsalito and then back to Sac and Mimi's for our annual traditional Thanksgiving Dinner that evening; got to see Mindy's new house that she is in the process of buying (beautiful!)
It's been many years since I rode today's loop (Alpine Dam, Seven Sisters, Mt. Tam to the summit). I forgot how beautiful and flowy it is. The weather was perfect, the company amazing, and the visibility was great. I saw the Farallons, a whale (I think), both the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Mt. Diablo, and San Bruno. I need to add this loop back into my regular rotation. Oh, and I remembered to take photos!!!
We now, Liz and I are sitting at the San Francisco airport waiting for our departure on our Virgin American flight home. We have spent the last 5 days enjoying Beautiful weather in San Francisco. It was a treat for both of our birthdays along with a little business for Aili and Tao. We have enjoyed among other things freezing our butts off at the7:30 PM Cal UofO game at Berkley(a blow out in favor of you know who). Ha,ha. We walked the SF wharf, Sausalito, Union Square, Knob Hill, rode the Cable Cars, watched the gorgeous sunsets from the top of the Mark sipping Martinis, ate fabulous food, walked through Golden Gate Park, took a Cruise through the San Francisco Harbor to Alcatraz Island and then on to Sausalito to wander throught the awesome art galleries and then to eat a very delicious platter of mussels and Dungeness crab and garlic butter. More later boarding.
Back in the 70's, we took in a stray German Shepherd, and she turned out to be pg. The puppies were cute and healthy, and soon we had to begin looking for homes. One day a car stopped, and my husband went out to see what was up. He came back after while, laughing, saying he'd seen it all now. It was a Cambodian insurance salesman, who'd heard at one of his stops that we had free puppies. Guess he was inquiring. He told John his little boy had never had a puppy, and since these were so nice, he took two. A week or two later, I read a newspaper article about dogs going missing in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Cops started watching, and soon they were arresting Laotian and Cambodian immigrants for dognapping their dinner...they were cooking the dogs! We were horrified, wondering if our puppies were part of a feast for somebody. As the years went by, and my dogs misbehave, I now threaten them, if they don't straighten up, I'm giving them to the next Cambodian insurance salesman that comes by. T ...
"Skywalker Park was up in San Francisco; it had been called Golden Gate, before..." -Virtual Light by William Gibson (1993)
What a day! Nine hours of class on "natural dying" versus Advanced Directive, minimal pain and suffering, dignity and choice. When I'm not there, I forget about how vital San Francisco is and am delighted to rediscover the amount of energy there. 25 minutes over the Bay Bridge, but 2 (that's TWO) hours commute home over the Golden Gate, which is really orange. Passed by the maid of Mt. Tamalpais, delighted in the wide diversity of language and culture and just felt ALIVE!! Exhausting subject however; can't absorb it all, but a good start. A treat from my Alma Mater with FREE 9 hours of CEU toward my next 36 hours of re-licensure in two years. Getting a head start this year and made good contacts with others.And I thought I had completed all my end-of-life papers.Hah! Just a beginner. Good, intimate class of 9...Watch for Dr. Terman to be presenting more on this.somewhere.
The two days we spent in San Francisco yielded lots of memories: walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, lunch in Sausalito, 2 dinners in Chinatown, touring Alcatraz, watching a city react to a National League championship, lunch on Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, etc. I was fascinated by the way the Cable Cars are operated.
Pack your bags and get ready for a journey through the west! In 7 days, we take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco, along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, and to Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, and the Grand Canyon. Discover Solvang, an authentic Danish village in California; Hearst Castle, its magnificent pools and antiques collections; San Francisco's famous Golden Gate, Palace of Fine Arts and more; Stanford University; Yosemite National Park, the golden wonder of California; Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world; the majestic Grand Canyon; and much, much more in between!
Fleet Week in San Francisco is capped off by the Blue Angels air show over the bay. Beautiful day for a show in and around the Golden Gate and the city. There…
Excited about my (soon!) trip to San Francisco! Anyone have any pointers/tips/reco's?? Will be going to Napa, Golden Gate, Muir Woods...
Founded in 1901 in San Francisco, Golden Gate University meets the needs of working adults by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business and management, information technology, taxation, and law.Courses are designed to engage students.For more than 110 years, non-profit Golden Gate Uni...
Bagels for breakfast on route to Pier 33 to get the ferry to Alcatraz. Walked up the rock and did the audio tour of the cell house. Saw some of the Americas Cup race and the airshow on the ferry back, what with the San Francisco skyline and bridges there was too much to look at. Lunch at In and Out burger, then hired bikes and cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge accompanied by the Blue Angels. Dinner at Bubba Gumps on Pier 39 then rode the Cable Car right across town to get the train back to the hotel.
Thanks everyone for all the birthday well wishes. All in all a great day! Woke in San Mateo CA. Visited the Golden Gate ward in San Francisco and a Spanish branch in Oakland. Photographed the Golden Gate Bridge, bay, sailboats, cruise ships, Oakland & Sacramento Temples, sunset, full moonrise and landed for the night in Reno NV after a great all you can eat steak dinner. Best part of all was sharing the day with the love of my life, Sheila Flamm Favero.
I HAVE BEEN HAVING A BLAST THIS SUMMER WITH MY RECUMBENT BIKES THAT I JUST GOT IN JUNE! I get more attention than a Pedal Steel Guitar Player in a Disco Band! I got my 3 wheeler in June and liked it so much that I got the same version in a 2 wheeler a week later! I go 4-5 times a week around Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa, CA and get more complement's from kids and adults than anything else that I do! I get up to 50 mph going down hill and have lost as much as 10 lbs. in one week. I haven't had this much fun since I got my first Candy Apple Red Schwinn Bike when I was 8 years old! This is the most comfortable Bike that I ever had and just a Blast! My first day I bought it down in San Francisco and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge which I have never done before. What do you think that the kids and adults say to me as I pass them at Spring Lake?
On Oct. 17, 1989 a massive earthquake struck the San Francisco area and the people there gave a lot of thought to the foundation they were built on. Buildings built on solid ground sustained much less damage than those built on "filled in" areas. The south pier of the Golden Gate Bridge sits directly on top of the San Andreas fault! Yet it was undamaged in that quake because the weight of the bridge rests on the two towers deeply embedded into the rock beneath the sea. Remember that double-decker freeway in Oakland that collapsed? It was built on land that had been filled in. It all looked the same until the time of testing! The bible talks about building your house on the sand or building your house on a rock (speaking of your spiritual being). Both houses are hit by a storm, but only one of them survives. Which one you think survived? Yep, the one who build his house on a rock...(JESUS) Storms will come--for everybody; every house we build will face a storm. Following Jesus does not exempt us from li ...
Space Shuttle Endeavour will ride piggyback on a Boeing 747 and make stops at Edwards Air Force base with flyovers in San Francisco, the Peninsula and Sacramento Friday before heading to its new home in Southern California. It is scheduled fly low over Golden Gate Bridge at 8.30 AM on Friday, Sept 21, 2012, heading towards Moffet Field NASA airport and then head to Los Angeles
Curious Facts about San Francisco, California, the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, San Francisco Coffee Shops, Sutro Baths, the Silicon Valley and Napa Valley.
San Francisco, Flow of Golden Gate: Golden Gate Bridge in a typical foggy summer day.I shot this with a 10 st...
Yesterdays movie was an old fashioned 1950's science fiction double feature. The first film "It Came from Beneath the Sea" (1955) Directed by Robert Gordon and starring Keith Tobey, Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis. Keith and Faith were actors who no doubt you've seen in countless Grade B films. This film is another case of what can go wrong as a result of H bomb testing in the Pacific. In this case it's more of a giant (bad) octopus gone wild and wreaking havoc on the West Coast, destroying the Golden Gate Bridge and some San Francisco water front. Decent special effects from Ray Harryhausen who wrote the book on start/stop animation. It made me wanted to have a nice cold sea food salad. Hey where was FEMA then? I'll give this movie *** 3 stars out of 5. On a side note observe how women's Lib is starting to blossom! The second film tonight was "Invisible Invaders" (1959) This used to be a staple on Chiller Theater in NYC decades ago. Now I haven't seen this film probably in 45 years but I remember it qui ...
San Francisco was a little scary the first day. Walk all over Union Square, met every bum in the city and lost 5 pounds going up hill.. Lol never found what we looking for.. But a nice bartender gave us a San Francisco 101 class very nice guy.. Today off to the Golden Gate Park for a full day of fun..
Survived Las Vegas and made it to San Francisco. Driving down to Monterey Bay on Friday, then Santa Barbara on Saturday, wrapping things up with Malibu and Venice Beach on Sunday. If its any consolation, got a 40 mile bike ride now over the Golden Gate Bridge
Great time with Janice in San Francisco, we went to Muir Woods on Mon., yesterday went on open double decker bus around S.F. An over the Golden Gate, then dinner at Cheesecake Fac. Yum, shopping an people watching, what fun.
On September 11, 1915, Collier's magazine publishes the second in a series of three essays on automobile travel by a not-yet-well-known writer named Emily Post. The series, called "By Motor to the Fair," told the story of Post's 27-day drive from New York City to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. The next year, Post published her first nonfiction book: the well-received By Motor to the Golden Gate, an expanded account of her trip. Later, of course, she went on to become one of the world's most famous and beloved authorities on etiquette. In 1915, motor travel--especially cross-country motor travel--was all the rage. The Great Northern Railway had adopted the slogan "See America First!" in 1906, and other railroads, resort operators, national-parks advocates, and guidebook writers soon joined the campaign to lure well-to-do tourists to the western United States. (It didn't hurt that Europe, the traditional holiday destination for these travelers, was at war and thus closed to casual visitors. ...
This is my last night in San Francisco. I took a city tour on a double-decker, rode a trolley Cable Car, walked through China Town and Little Italy, saw the sun-bathing seals at Fishermans Wharf/Pier 39, ate at In & Out Burger, drove to the Ashbury & Haight section, saw where Jimmy Hendrix used to live, saw the building were The Towering Inferno was filmed, saw the opera house where Richard Ghere took Julia Roberts in Pretty Women, went to the Golden Gate Bridge, cruised around Alcatraz, went to Ghiradelli Square, saw the worlds largest Macy's. It was a great conference and training session. I even get to ride in a limo to the airport tomorrow morning! I have met alot of nice people and had alot fun, but I sure am ready to get home and see my girls!
For 10 years, the US Half Marathon in San Francisco has celebrated America’s best running city. With gorgeous landscapes, tailor-made running weather, and Golden Gate-d views of world-renowned landmarks, you’ll rarely enjoy a better course. We offer all the luxuries of premium events, yet remain a b...
Great day at Grace Cathedral with Jude Harmon preaching on Wisdom. Wonderful stained glass of Einstein, Tillich, and St. Mary Magdalene. Thankful to see the AIDS interfaith chapel and icons of St. Martin Luther King of Georgia and St. Harvey Milk of San Francisco. Walked the Golden Gate with heidi
Thank you to all who took a few moments to wish me a happy birthday last week. I was in San Francisco for nine days, and got to see Neil Young play in Golden Gate Park on my birthday. Had a great day! Thanks again.
Chairman Obama has repeatedly lied about the Golden Gate Bridge. The federal government did not conceive the Golden Gate Bridge. Nor did they design it. Or finance it. Or build it. Nor did the state government of California. The people of Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and Del Norte counties, as well as parts of Napa and Mendocino counties, built the bridge. The Bank of America financed it by buying bonds approved by voters in those counties. And drivers who actually crossed the bridge and paid its toll provided the money to pay off those bonds – Paid in full only 34 years after the bridge was completed.
Sleeping on my friends' couch in San Francisco. Best adventure of the summer :) Dim Sum in the morning! Then geocaching in Golden Gate Park :)!!
Neil Young Mettalica and Stevie Wonder were headliners at The Outside Lands Festival this past weekend in Golden Gate Park . I read 180,000 people showed up over the 3 days. By the time I looked it was sold out. I guess it was very cold Friday night. 30 miles away from the park temps were in the 100's so a lot of people showed up thinking the city would be warm. Never go to San Francisco without warm clothes.
Beautiful day in San Francisco. What wonderful WestJet! Spent the afternoon at Fishermen's Wharf and watched the fog roll in to cover the Golden Gate. next time I'm bringing my guy and maybe we will meander up the coast. Tomorrow, launch flight of Virgin America into DCA - which I am convinced will become wildly popular. Great service, good people.
Iconic Bay Area Summer Day: 145 m drive home from church in 104°F/ 40°C Ukiah; through San Francisco at 59°F/ 15°C: (and why at the Golden Gate Bridge am I always behind the weirdo who wants to barter their toll with corn/sheep?) to Redwood City at 82°F/ 28°C.
So we are traveling in liberal San Francisco when a nice drive through Golden Gate becomes ugly.Nancy Palosi has a street named after her..connecting Johnny F. Kennedy Jr to Martin Luther King street .she's not even dead.
Jacky just called and he said they're almost there lol. They gonna proceed to Golden Gate Park & watch the band called "Justice" and missed Neil Young coz he's already playing as we speak. Thank you Lord for your guidance and ask to still continue to protect them and be with them throughout the duration of this weekend's music festival in San Francisco. More artists/musicians performing tomorrow or Sunday like Stevie Wonder,Foo Fighters etc. And Lord, as they go also to their resting place Wharf, may you keep them safe and sound. Thank you Lord for your love & mercy amen.
Well, it was 17 years ago this AM. My phone kept ringing and eventually I finally dragged my *** out of bed & listened to the messages..."Bummer about Jerry", "So sorry to hear about Jerry" etc..One of them was even from my Mom...so, I turned on the radio (there was no internet as we know it yet) and many stations were playing Grateful Dead. At that moment I knew..."Jerry has left the auditorium". I was of course totally bummed, but decided to grab my guitar and head down to San Francisco...I went to Golden Gate Park polo field and there was a small group of approximately 35-50 people there...Another dude had a guitar & I asked "wanna play some tunes"? We started jamming and a few more players joined in & before long we had a furious "Grateful Jam" going...The people that were there and very somber turned celebratory & started dancing around...it certainly was a very moving moment...Next thing, the news media folks seemed to pop up out of the bushes with their news cameras & the like...It's like they were ...
Took the BART to San Francisco and went on a Harbor Cruise around the bay! Beautiful weather! Went under the Golden Gate Bridge and toured around Alcatraz! Had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe at Pier 39! Great time!
Had a great day. Toured a Winery in the Napa Valley, went to San Francisco and visited China Town, Fisherman Warf, the Golden Gate Bridge and AT&T Ballpark. Lake Tahoe tomorrow
Yesterday was awesome!! First we visited Muir Woods. It is a National Park that draws people in because of the huge redwood trees. We hiked about two miles and enjoyed the rushing brooks and and the lovely redwoods. We then went to Napa Valley to tour a winery. It was awesome as well. We then went to Tiberon, with a beautiful view and had dinner. Finally we went up into the mts amd took pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. It was breathtaking. Wow!
National Park of the Week: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA! GGNRA chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco. Reminder: Active Duty Military and their immediate family members get a free annual pass! More info:
2011 Update = Beach Cams and Surf Cams in San Francisco, California with webcams at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island.
the Golden Gate in Fog at 4 AM I went out shooting all night with Tom Anderson around San Francisco. We got up here to shoot this from Twin Peaks very late. there were a bunch of dudes around us with the ganja... doin' it up San Fran style... and then we went over to Treasure Island to get shots back towards the city... And now I just got back... dog-tired... but wanted to upload this one before I fell asleep. !! I hope you enjoy it :)
Had a big day. I'm in Sacramento for a Voice Conference that starts tomorrow so today I drove west toward San Francisco. I managed to hit Napa, Sonoma, Muir Woods (awesome and amazing) and a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway. After Muir Woods, I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge, remembering my dad who sailed under the Golden Gate on July 4, 1946 on the way to be part of the invasion of Japan. It is much, much cooler on the coast - upper 50s - that half of the heat index I left in Iowa on Wednesday!
The honeymoon was all we expected and then some! From highway 101 to the 405 and the 1. Going over the Golden Gate, the Oakland-San Fran Bay Bridge, Bixby Bridge, wow what a view! Put a lot of miles on that rental car, but they were all worth it to see Laguna, Huntington, Anaheim for Tim and Kenny, San Francisco and the golden gem known as Big Sur! Cant wait to catch back up with everyone!
Though Los Angeles lacks an city-defining span like San Francisco's Golden Gate, bridges nevertheless tame the Southern California landscape for freight trains, light rail vehicles, and millions of private automobiles.
Spent the day in San Francisco, did a Segway tour of Golden Gate Park, went to Twin Peaks, did the Golden Gate overlook, hot fudge sundaes at Ghiardelli Square, and a walk around Fisherman's Wharf. All in all a good day!
Update: It's a slow rain, fog and cool this morning (52 degrees) in Half Moon Bay. Not noted for surfing but PUMPKINS? Putting more clothes to head up to San Francisco 27 miles then crossing the Golden Gate into Marin County to John Muir Coastal Redwood & Point Reyes Seashore. Father north in the Avenue of the Giants then Eurecka, Crescent City & Grants Pass, Or. Pushing north have to be at Medford BMW shop on Tuesday for fresh tire, oil change and battery (maybe). Then off to Olympic Pennisula Port Angeles to ferry to Victoria VI BC. Within a week should be in Prince Rupert to get on Cossair HWY to Top of the World Highway. GOING TO ALASKA BABY!!!
I had fun at San Francisco today with Joshua Britton:) Went to Loved to Death antique shop and I got a real gator foot then we went to Golden Gate Park and we ended up at the Walk for Aids fundraiser festival then we went to some record store and i got a Frank Sinatra cd:) then we walked around basically in a big circle trying to find Little Italy district, but we couldn't find it so we went to the warf and ate at Johnny Rockets really tasty:P Then we walked all the way back to the bart station. by the way Josh thanks for making my smoothie taste like *** XD lmao
Well, the Golden Gate Bridge was unexpectedly short, the Bay Bridge was sheer awesomeness, and San Francisco as a whole was... interesting. LOVED the skyscrapers.
Hi All.from Too Darn Hot .Las Vegas...had a week here...temperatures consistently in the 100 degrees..as high as 109...not used to this ! Trip started in San Francisco...where we were'spoiled'...by our own personel 'tour guide'...Paul (Pikkie) Rynhoud...who with his folks were our neighbours in Taronga mansions (Green Point)in the 70,s and now he resides in San Fran. Took us all round..over the "Golden Gate " bridges and two others...down the "windiest street"..."Awesome"..Thanks Pikkie...Gave us a Great feel of the City. Vegas ...all "Glitz" and Show...high lights have been seeing Celine Dion live at Caesars Palace...awesome show and theatre -- another treat was a helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon..where we landed and had "Bubbles" and nibbles... off to "The Big Apple " tomorrow.had enough of Vegas ! Cheers Mike !
From the Golden Gate to the Empire State — Compete in The Run, an illicit race across the most iconic and treacherous roads from San Francisco to New York. T...
Just got from an amazing trip to see James in Dallas. he lives in a really nice area, Went to a baseball game, then flew to Las Vegas. Its well worth a visit. the helicoptor flight to the Grand Canyon was amazing, then we drove through Nevada desert to San Francisco, visited Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, before taking Highway 1 to Los Angeles. Scenery was stunning, and def worth visit back. Finally we landed in Los Angeles, did the touristy bit and went to Hollywood - been there, done it, wouldn.t go back. Some real cool beaches, Malibut, Manhatten Beach and the Huntington where the Nike World Champs were on.
Let me tell you why I love livin' in the Bay Area. Last Wed nite I went to hear Terrie Odabi sings some Old School R&B, some Neo Soul, a little Blues and a little Jazz @ 3000 Broadway Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Thurs. I prepared for my exhibits for the weekend, Fri. - Union Square , Sat. - Golden Gate Park, & Sun. Golden Gate Park. Now I'm leaving out Sat. nite Kanika Marshall Black Art , Sarah Okumu & friends came by American Steel Studios for a tour of my work space. Mon. - Much needed sleep because Tues I'm back on Union Square, SF exhibiting. Tues. nite , Yoshi's San Francisco to see John Santos and his Sextet. It's now 4am and I'm headed to a Red Umbrellas exhibit at the Corte Madera 4th of July festival. I'm just lovin' being engulfed in the arts of the Bay Area ! Truly blessed ! Oh ! Corte Madera 10am - 4pm !
Omg. We both feel so lazy tonight but worth the rest.. Husband has been protesting all day at work and he enjoyed his well deserved favorite dinner and mine Chicken Adobe... Theres this new filipino restauraunt Near Top of the Hill Daly City just opened.Very Good. Now im getting my music together for DESIRE wednesday @ The Deco Lounge. I know we are gonna be super busy tomorrow night for the 4th of July,, Come early folks after the Fireworks. Golden Gate Bridge is Gonna be Jam packed. The weather is Freaking Hot and Nice here in San Francisco and the Bay Area.. Happy 4th of July everyone and Happy Bday Family and Friends. Have fun tonight and tomorrow night. BarBQue,Party but most of all be safe...Drive safely and do have a driver who is sober with you or call cab.Dont drive home drunk..Be responsible with the Fireworks this year.
Last day in CA.. Sigh. I miss home, but *** have I come to love the West Coast. This has been a "BUCKET LIST" trip if I ever could imagine one. It's had its minor bumps here and there but it's been worth every moment. I've gotten to... - Drive across the country - Walk around + explore San Francisco - see Alcatraz + sea lions - eat chocolate in Ghirardelli Square - go to the Marin Headlands and see the Golden Gate - experience THE FOG - Last but not least: finally (after 6 years!) meet one of the best friends I could ever wish to make, Sean Blake, who has been graciously carting me around since Thursday and playing tour guide. Thank you little brother. :D I'll definitely be back!
Tim and I heading home from an awesome day in San Francisco. Just crossing the foggy Golden Gate right now. Hit the Mission District, North Beach and quick stop at the Cliff House. I love being spontaneous! So fortunate I live so close to a beautiful city
FREE CONCERT!! Evening Fandango: From Russia to Alta California with Love When & Where Starts: 6/29/2012 7:00 PM Ends: 6/29/2012 9:00 PM (Main Post ) Golden Gate Club 135 Fisher Loop Enjoy an evening concert celebrating the songs and dances of Early California highlighting the Russian influences from our neighbors at Fort Ross, which celebrates its bicentennial. Concert will feature the renowned Coro Hispano de San Francisco directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney R. with special guests from the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, starring the world-celebrated singer Nikolai Massenkoff.
3 days in San Francisco, perfect weather, 4 hour sail on a schooner, bike ride across Golden Gate and to Ocean Beach/Cliff House, Golden Gate Park and Presidio, North Beach, Coit Tower, day in the Mission District, Anchor Steam Brewery, etc, etc...7000 photos, and even if the air isn't quite the same in NYC, I'm glad to be home!
Well, it's off to San Francisco to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary under the Golden Gate Bridge . Then on to Alcatraz for a tour (maybe I'll leave him there, 30 years is long enough, wouldn't you say???)
Tonight we are in Sacramento Cal. When across the Golden Gate Bridge (twice). The ride yesterday down highway no. 1 was full of corners great time had by all, the weather has been cool most of the time but today was hot. Heading towards Reno tomorrow around Lake Tahoe then start heading north. Have lots of fun and seeing many great things like the Redwood National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Warft, streets of San Francisco (ups & down) Sea lions caves, and of course HD shops.
We used to feed the Flower Children in 1967 (and there were thousand of them), on what we grew in our backyards and little peninsula farms south of San Francisco. I was 11 years old, but I grew tomatoes and potatoes like my grandfather, turned over the lawn in the back yard in Palo Alto. My Mom would take me to Los Altos to a meditation group with a Zen priest from Japan, named Shunryu Suzuki. I went with some teenage neighbor girls to Monterey Pop. But mostly we just grew beans on the fence,and took them and the potatoes and tomatoes North of San Francisco, and in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park. That's how you made Digger Bean Soup. The people fed the people.
The roving reporter is home again, safe and sound! Was so tired that I didn't even turn the computer on yesterday at all! Had a good day in San Francisco. Went across the Bay Bridge, walked through Pier 39, Sheila and I reported a shoplifter (I hope they caught her), went across the Golden Gate Bridge, something I haven't done in probably 30 years, went down Lombard Street (the crookedest street in the world), took a ton of pictures, and spent a night there in SF. Next night was at Johnny's sisters house (Wanda) and it was really good seeing them again after so many years. We drove around and I showed Jimmy a lot of the houses I used to live in, we went to a car show to see old neighbors of mine that had a car in it, and I got to see how much my old stomping grounds had changed!!! Next night was atSheila's mom's house in Elk Grove, which was close to Sacramento airport where we needed to be the next morning at 7ish for our 8:10 flight home. I will post some of the pics as I have the time to do them ...
Very special Father's Day for me. Hilary is traveling to San Francisco with me as I teach at the Hospice of the East Bay. We have scheduled in some real "tourist" stuff for this afternoon and all day tomorrow. Golden Gate, the Cable Cars, the Muir Woods and of course Fisherman's Warf. Hope all of you FB dad's are having a wonderful Father's Day as well.
Went to the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco yesterday. The name "Golden Gate Park" is a misnomer. It is no where near the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is 75 years old now. Anyway, did get some decent photos, may post some later.
If you need to get into San Francisco today from the East Bay, take the Richmond Bridge and Golden Gate, or San Mateo Bridge and 280.
There's a reason Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. Few cities in the world can match the attractions that dot the City by the Bay. Whether it's a crab cocktail at Fisherman's Wharf, a cruise around Alcatraz Island, fresh chocolates from Ghirardelli Square, a ride down the Crookedest Street in the World, or hopping a Cable Car to Chinatown, there's no shortage of must-see sights. But no visit to San Francisco is complete without a trip across the city's grandest piece of architecture – the Golden Gate Bridge. This graceful lady is known mostly for her beauty. But the truth is, sophisticated construction made her what she is. Are you ready to be impressed? Spread out the bridge's blueprints and imagine the scope of this colossal project. And oddly enough, notice the striking similarity the bridge shares with our faith in Christ. In 1937, after 20 years of planning and four years of construction, despite the political naysayers, geological surprises, and Mother Nature's temper tantrums, the Gol ...
Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12.
just spent 2 wks touring calf from San Francisco to San Diego what a breath taking view of the coast line to San Diego..then driving back up to Los Angeles ,Hollywood,Venice Beach,touring stars homes, then in San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge.Fisherman`s Wharf,Cable Car,Alcatraz Island Crookedest Street 2 wks of non stop ...it was so great ..just loved seeing new things and learning.how people live in another state...it was quit a trip...thank you to my husband for this wonderful vacation..this was your dream for many many years..you can check this one off your buck list now...love you first
Fans gathered together at Crissy Field and the Marina Green in the Presidio of San Francisco to celebrate the iconic bridge!
Rise and Shine !!! Good Morning, and what a great morning it is. Friday. Pamela the Sophmore class and myself, will be departing the High School in about 2 hours for our Sophmore class rewards for there high scores on there Exit Exams. We are going to San Francisco today to day trip the Exploratoruim and Pier 39. As you all know, us Flyin' Foster's were just staying at the Pier a month or so ago. Posted a few cool pic's of our walk accross the Golden Gate, and the Crazy Bum. Had a great time last time , and plan on having a Great time this trip. I'll be sitting in the back of the bus of corse. Claim MY High School spot back !!! Everyone enjoy there Friday as I will !! CHEERS
We made it! We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge into downtown San Francisco. What a great ride. We drove up on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. No guard rails. Curves and more curves. Pucker time. (Only my biker friends would know what I'm saying). Our cousin Winston, who lives in San Francisco, hooked us up in a really fancy hotel on the bay. No Holiday Inn Express for us tonight. I might even get lucky. Tomorrow we head back home first to Reno, NV then we hope to bed down in Salt Lake City,UT.
On May 27, 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened, connecting bustling San Francisco to sleepy Marin County to the north. The Oakland-Bay Bridge had opened six months earlier — but the Golden Gate was an engineering triumph. And on its first day, thousands of people walked across it.
Does the West still want to free Tibet? By Joshua Keating: Adam Yauch, who passed away last week at the age of 47, will of course be remembered primarily as MCA from the Beastie Boys. But his role as the music industry's primary advocate for Tibetan independence may be a close second: In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet. A founder of the Milarepa Fund, Yauch was instrumental in the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 1996, which drew 100,000 people – the largest U.S. benefit concert since 1985's Live Aid. As Slate's David Weigel recalls, the concerts "became punchlines, eventually, but they started as expressly political events intended to sign up new recruits to a human rights cause that the government (then the glorious Clinton-Gingrich cohabitation) didn't want to touch." Yauch, a practicing Buddhist whose wife was Tibetan, was uniquely committed to that cause. But with his passing, it's hard not to be ...
A weekend made to fall in love with San Francisco: great friends come from your old hometown L.A. For a visit. We start with an amazing view of the city from the de Young observatory deck to an even more stunning vista from the top of Buena Vista Park (with 100 year old trees & views of the 75 year old Golden Gate), to running around with the dogs on Baker Beach, to a drive from the Golden Gate around the Tiburon peninsula to Richmond & returning home on the Oakland Bay Bridge. I didn't even mention food. Yeah...loving SF.
This is a picture of my Skyline of San Francisco Hat, (think Beach Blanket Babylon) which I made for a fun show at El Capitan Middle School ASP in Fresno. It is 3 feet wide, and has the Golden Gate, Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, and a Cable Car! The buildings are made from paper and cardboard. Mounted on 3 ply cardboad covered with fabric, attached to my skateboard helmet, and covered with white boa feathers (think SF fog!) The kids put on an awesome show, including Justin Bieber, the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Oprah, and Sponge Bob!
On Thursday, May 24th, San Francisco's Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission could approve turning seven acres of Golden Gate Park into an artificially turfed sports complex. The project would install 60 light standards with sports lights, 150,000 watts worth, right across the Great...
I did an application for my online study for pre-law in San Francisco law school and in School of law Golden Gate University. Exciting!
Laurrie and I went to San Francisco this weekend and had a blast. Saturday morning we went to the new Hall of Science in Golden Gate Park. What an amazing place. We went in a giant glass rain forest sphere that has three floors of catwalks. There is flora and fauna and birds and butterflies in the open! On the third floor all kinds of exotic butterflies fly around your head. There is also countless creatures inside glass cases. We also saw the new digital presentation of the creation of earth and life on earth in the planetarium. We checked out the arboretum and some of the statuary in the park. Saturday night we went to the Brick and Mortar and saw the new band Royal Southern Brotherhood. Their first album debuted in the blues charts. Met all of the guys. Including one of the gods of music, Cyril Neville and his wife Gaynielle (Queen G). It was outragious! I'm going to post some pictures when Billy's here to help me.
Back from Los Angeles ~ Wow~ Amazing trip ! Driving from Manhattan Beach to SF in a convertible was breath taking ~ So beautiful. Stopped to visit Pebble Beach golf links and the gorgeous village of Carmel. San Francisco was just so great ~ Stayed at the Hilton on Farrell street. Loved the Cable Cars and riding the segways! Good food and friendly people ! Visited Alcatraz and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge~ Went on many sightseeing bus tours and even checked out the famous Punch Line comedy club ! Loved Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 ~ shopping was fabulous too !
Historic Battleship Becoming Naval Museum in SoCal By ERIC RISBERG RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Firing its 16-inch guns in the Arabian Sea, the U.S.S. Iowa shuddered. As the sky turned orange, a blast of heat from the massive guns washed over the battleship. This was the Iowa of the late 1980s, at the end of its active duty as it escorted reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers from the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz during the Iran-Iraq war. Some 25 years later, following years of aging in the San Francisco Bay Area's "mothball fleet," the 887-foot long ship that once carried President Franklin Roosevelt to a World War II summit to meet with Churchill, Stalin and Chiang Kai Shek is coming to life once again as it is being prepared for what is most likely its final voyage. Not far from where "Rosie the Riveters" built ships in the 1940s at the Port of Richmond, the 58,000-ton battlewagon is undergoing restoration for towing May 20 through the Golden Gate, then several hundred miles south to the Port of Los ...
San Francisco and Sausalito, got lucky and witnessed the infamous Bay Area fog sweep over the Golden Gate. Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown dimsum, topped off with a Californian feast at the sidedoor café in Danville. Shake it, Cali.
Driverless cars will soon be a reality on the roads of Nevada after the state approved America's first self-driven vehicle license. The first to hit the highway will be a Toyota Prius modified by Google, which is leading the way in driverless car technology. Its first drive included a spin down Las Vegas's famous strip. Other car companies are also seeking self-driven car licenses in Nevada. The car uses video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic. Engineers at Google have previously tested the car on the streets of California, including crossing San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. For those tests, the car remained manned at all times by a trained driver ready to take control if the software failed. According to software engineer Sebastian Thrun, the car has covered 140,000 miles with no accidents, other than a bump at traffic lights from a car behind. Bruce Breslow, director of Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles, says he believes driverless vehicles ...
If I could be anywhere today, I'd be on the Big Sur Coast of California, headed north toward Monterey, Carmel, and eventually San Francisco. I'd be crossing the Golden Gate before nightfall.Like the Mamas and Papas.I'm "California Dreaming."
Tomorrow, May Day, anarchists led by Bill Ayers are planning the shut down of San Francisco including worker strikes/occupying: public transportation (buses and trains), Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, public schools (elementary to college) and at least 10 hospitals. Looking forward to watching how the SF and state government handle this situation.
We didn't make many Kms yesterday but did have lots of bucket list experiences. 1. Hiked 5 miles into Ano Neuvo state park to experience elephant seals up close and personal. Wowww 2. Survived San Francisco's crawling traffic without having an accident. 3. Drove up some of the steepest streets I have ever seen in my life... In the mighty Matrix. Then drove the crookedest street in the world ! Lombard Street :) 4. Drove across the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, today heading for the Napa Valley for a little celebratory wine.
Stopping in White Plains tonight then headed to San Francisco for a nice long layover on Tuesday. Think I'll rent a bike and ride it across the Golden Gate.
I love San Francisco. To do: see Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk in Muir Woods, markets at the Ferry Building. (You been?)
Video: Golden Gate Bridge.wmv (by dazzitboy) Went back to San Francisco during my Spring Break. Song:...
I recently bought a copy of "Gimme Shelter" and rewatched it. For those who don't know what "Gimme Shelter" is about is the recording of the free music concert The Stones gave (along with Airplane, Dead, etc.) in 1969 four months after Woodstock at the Altamont Freeway. If you catch 280 from the central valley of CA. to San Francisco you drive right over it. One would think cool, Woodstock and Gimme Shelter all in four months ! The problem was no less than five people were killed at Altamont. How could something like this happen ? Picture this; the location was changed from Golden Gate Park, to Sears Point (Raceway), finally to Altamont Speedway. Approx. 150,000 people started out to Golden Gate Park, and ended up at Altamont, picking up another 150,000 people along the way. Guess who was hired for security ? *** Jagger made a deal with the Major local chapters of the *** Angels (S.F. and L.a.) and their payment was 500.00 worth of beer for providing security per chapter. They were told to sit .. ...
So, what a Spring Break we had.drove 1500 miles, saw 3 colleges, saw Hunger Games, did an open bus tour through San Francisco and across the Golden Gate, went to Old Sac, had a tour of the State Capital, hung out with my brother and his wonderful family, Molly Magarian and Jean Magarian, saw a River Cats game in Sacramento with an awesome fireworks show.I am tired just typing it all. I think I need a vacation from my vacation.oh, and best of all, spent a lot of quality time with the boy's dad, Jeff Abrahamian. Trevor finally made his college decision.NAU it is! Very happy for him that he all those choices to begin with. Now, if I can make it through his 18th birthday this weekend.
Started to train for "The Relay" from today..getting prepared to run 18 miles in 2 days on May 5th and 6th...round the clock!!! "Teams of 12 travel 194 miles through 36 cities including Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge near midnight, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley to Davenport"
On our last full day in The City, we decided to head down to the Ferry Building Marketplace, which, if you've not been to San Francisco in a long time, is the upscale foodie restoration of the Ferry Building that began back in the late 90s.And it really is a nice little collection of food shops, specialty purveyors, and restaurants, albeit a little spendy, and well worth your while if you've never been, specially on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays when they have the farmers market going on outside as well. (Tuesdays and Thursdays are mini FM, Saturday the full one.)The monsters each got $25 to spend as they liked at the marketplace, and Mads spent her first three bucks to buy Joey a bottle of this Original brand ginger ale that he discovered the other night when we went to dinner at Heaven's Dog, another $5 for gelato at Ciao Bella. Joey spent some money on white Balsamic and olive oil with which he plans to cook dinner for us when we get back home this weekend. We met up with my girlfriend Gen and her ...
Walked from the Ferry Building in San Francisco to the Marin side of the Golden Gate. Then turned around. The dogs, they are a'barkin'.
Actor, martial arts expert. Born Lee Jun Fan, on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. His father, a Hong Kong opera singer, moved with his wife and three children to the United States in 1939; his fourth child, a son, was born while he was on tour in San Francisco. Lee’s mother called him “Bruce,” which means “strong one” in Gaelic. Young Bruce appeared in his first film at the age of three months, when he served as the stand-in for an American baby in Golden Gate Girl. In 1941, the Lees moved back to Hong Kong, then occupied by the Japanese. Apparently a natural in front of the camera, Bruce Lee appeared in roughly 20 films as a child actor, beginning in 1946. He also studied dance, once winning a cha-cha competition. As a teenager, he became a member of a Hong Kong street gang, and in 1953 began studying kung-fu to sharpen his fighting skills. In 1959, after Lee got into trouble with the police for fighting, his mother sent him back to the U.S. to live with family friends outside S ...
Just got back from San Francisco, where I saw the definitive version of Abel Gance's NAPOLEON at the unbelievably gorgeous art deco Oakland Paramount theater with Carl Davis conducting a live orchestra and full Polyvision with 3 projectors...WOW!!! I also had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin Brownlow-one of my heroes-in the lobby after the dinner break. He must be almost NAPOLEON'd out by now...Stayed at a great hotel (the Hotel Union Square on Powell with the Dashiell Hammett suite), took the Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf and saw the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, met some very colorful people on the street, and found some good CDs and DVDs at Rasputin's, just across the street from the hotel. And the BART system is great-took it from the airport to within a block of the hotel, to a couple of blocks from the theater...a little pricier than Metro here but it saved a lot of time and taxis. A wonderful trip...
EP0637: Hercule Poirot: Death in the Golden Gate: While attending a peace conference in San Francisco, Poir...
I am in love with San Francisco. Marina, Castro, Haight, Golden Gate, Palace of Fine Arts. love it, all of it.L:
I still miss San Francisco. Lived in Pacific Heights, loved to watch the fog roll in underneath Golden Gate.
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