December 1, 1992 |
One newspaper era ended and another began on Monday in this troubled city east of San Francisco. The 118-year-old Oakland Tribune, which Publisher Robert C. Maynard gallantly struggled to preserve for nearly a decade, published its last issue. In its place comes a slicker version of the paper, now owned by Texas-based Publisher William Dean Singleton's Alameda Newspaper Group. To emphasize the changing of the guard, a caret with the word new has been inserted into the masthead.
December 1, 1991 |
At 3 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, Lt. Cmdr. Kenjiro Ono, on the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi 250 miles northwest of Honolulu, heard Bing Crosby sing "Sweet Leilani" on an all-night radio show broadcast from the city. As Bob Hope tells it, it wasn't that Ono, communications officer of Japan's 1st Air Fleet, was a Crosby fan--he was waiting for the weather report. The forecast was good--and so the surprise attack that was to start World War II was on.