CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2004 |
Frustrated motorists sat in a traffic jam as a deer sauntered across the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday from Marin County into San Francisco and disappeared into the wooded Presidio nearby. Traffic was halted in both directions during the morning rush hour while the young deer, evading all efforts to get it off the road, was escorted by bridge employees across the span, delaying the commute across the bay by about 20 minutes.
September 13, 1990 |
Four more Army Reserve and National Guard units attached to the U.S. 6th Army have been alerted for possible call-up to active duty. This brings the total number of 6th Army units alerted to 25 in a 12-state region, said a spokesman at the Presidio of San Francisco Army headquarters. The units are the 419th Quartermaster Battalion of Van Nuys; the 224th Transportation Detachment in Sacramento; the 1157th Transportation Detachment in Camp George, Colo.
February 23, 1989
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Ernest Fred Easterbrook, 80, the son-in-law of Gen. Joseph (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell. Easterbrook served in World War II under Stilwell as an infantry instructor of Chinese troops and in the Korean War as commander of the 7th Infantry Regiment. In 1957, he became director of Army aviation and from 1959 to 1962 he commanded the Army Aviation Center at Ft. Rucker, Ala. He served as chief of the Joint U.S.
August 10, 1986 |
Top diplomats from the United States and Australia are gathered for a two-day meeting at which the future of the ANZUS treaty is expected to top the agenda. The principal players are Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Australian Foreign Minister Bill Hayden. As happened last year, the third ANZUS treaty country, New Zealand, declined to participate in the annual talks. Also on hand are Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and his Australian counterpart, Ken Minister.
February 22, 1987 |
At least 35 protesters were arrested for trespassing Saturday as about 500 people marched to the main gate of the Presidio of San Francisco, protesting U.S. aid to the contra rebels in Nicaragua. Most of the arrests took place outside the 6th U.S. Army headquarters building. Army and city police were ready for the well-publicized noon demonstration. When the protesters marched to the Presidio's main gate soldiers closed the gate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000
A San Francisco-based architectural firm won a $65,000 grant Monday to design new guidelines aimed at redeveloping the city's historic downtown area. The Architectural Research Group won the grant, which was funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust as part of its "Preserve L.A." initiative. The firm was selected by the Los Angeles Conservancy and three downtown business improvement districts, which administered the money for the Getty.
June 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- In the late 19th century and early 20th century, black troopers called the "Buffalo Soldiers" patrolled Yosemite and Sequoia national parks in California. But many visitors to the national parks are unaware of the role played by these troops. A House-approved bill seeks to change that, requiring a study on ways to highlight the Buffalo Soldiers' contributions to the parks. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough), who sponsored the measure, said it would call attention to an often-overlooked chapter in the nation's history and enhance the parks experience for millions of visitors.
January 24, 1998 |
Major Gen. Ralph Corbett Smith, the oldest surviving general officer of the U.S. Army who served in both world wars and did much to establish CARE for war-torn Europe in the mid-1940s, has died. He was 104. Smith died Wednesday in his Palo Alto home where he had lived since his retirement in 1947, said Roger Mansell of the American Legion's Fremont Post 52. The centenarian's military career began when he joined the Colorado National Guard in 1916.