November 5, 2012 |
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
May 19, 1991 |
A small plane on a training flight crashed into a car on Interstate 80 on Saturday. The car's driver was slightly hurt but the student pilot and instructor were uninjured, police said. The two-seat Cessna 152, which was heading east, came down in the eastbound lanes. It was unclear whether the pilot was attempting an emergency landing, said California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Pat Tracy.
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January 13, 2005 |
The City Council has voted against a landless Native American tribe's plans for turning a sprawling parking lot outside Oakland International Airport into a casino resort. The council, with five members opposed, made its decision Tuesday despite the Lower Lake Rancheria-Koi Nation's pledge to the city of $30 million a year for 20 years.
December 15, 1995
Sunstone Hotel Investors said Thursday it has acquired its fourth hotel this year and hopes to purchase three to eight hotels in 1996. The San Clemente-based real estate investment trust said it is negotiating with owners of more than 20 other hotels, including two small hotel groups, about possible acquisitions. The company this week acquired from a private partnership the 149-room Hampton Inn near the Oakland Airport for partnership units and assumption of debt totaling about $4.4 million.
April 10, 1990 |
A month earlier than previously announced, the California State University Board of Trustees next week will review the large and controversial pay raises for 27 top university officials--including the 43% salary hike, to $195,000 a year, given to Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds. Trustees are to meet in special session at the Oakland Airport Hilton on April 20, the day after a committee meeting on the issue at the same location. Those raises, which took effect Jan.
September 16, 2001
The wine country in the Livermore, Calif., area is wonderful, and I applaud your choice of destination. ("In Livermore, Singing Que Syrah, Syrah," Weekend Escape, Aug. 26). However, I have a suggestion: Drive, don't fly. You'll save $250 to $300 (for air fare for two and a car rental) and lose at most an hour or so, while having the convenience of your own car in Livermore. We have often driven the 335 miles from the Glendale area to Livermore. It takes about five hours each way and costs $50 for fuel, round trip.