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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2011 |
Reporting from San Francisco -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that the Franciscan manzanita — a plant so rare that only one is believed to be growing in the wild — "warrants protection" and proposed declaring the elusive shrub endangered. The announcement kicks off a 60-day public comment period to allow the federal agency to figure out whether it is possible or necessary to designate and protect habitat critical to the plant's survival and to finalize its determination.
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.
June 24, 1993 |
Giving California two early victories Wednesday, the base closing commission decided to spare the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey and overrode a 5-year-old decision to move the 6th Army from its headquarters in San Francisco. The official vote on the language school was deferred until today, but the commission made it clear that it agreed with Defense Secretary Les Aspin that shutting down the foreign language school could disrupt U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities.
January 22, 2006
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason Center, Building 201, San Francisco 94123; (415) 561-4900 or (415) 705-5555 (tickets), fax (415) 705-1050, www.nps.gov/alcatraz. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego 92106; (619) 557-5450, fax (619) 226-6311, www.nps.gov/cabr.
April 17, 1993 |
In an event that would have been unfathomable a few years ago, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened an office Friday on one of America's most hallowed military posts, the Presidio of San Francisco. Gorbachev, who resigned from office in 1991 as the Soviet Union crumbled, was given the key to new digs for his pro-democracy foundation by the Presidio's commanding general in a ceremony rich with irony and symbolism.