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May 6, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
What could surpass watching the sun set while cruising San Francisco Bay?  Chasing your cruise with a wine tasting. Red and White Fleet’s new three-hour Treasure Island Wine Cruise will set sail May 13.  The cruise offers views of downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge before docking at Treasure Island for a cable car sightseeing tour of the island that stops at Vista Point for an hour of wine tasting at the Winery...
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BUSINESS
June 1, 1989 | From United Press International
The owner of the historic ferry fleet that shuttles tourists to San Francisco Bay's famed Alcatraz island said Wednesday that it agreed to sell the business to an archrival boating company owned by Pier 39. Crowley Maritime Corp. said it has agreed to sell the Red & White Fleet to the Blue & Gold Fleet for an undisclosed price. The Red & White's ferryboats, a familiar sight on the bay since the 1930s, will be repainted with the colors of the Blue & Gold. The sale represents a symbolic victory for UC Berkeley over its own rival, Stanford University, across the bay. The Blue & Gold Fleet, started in 1979, was reportedly named after the school colors at Berkeley.
NEWS
May 6, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
What could surpass watching the sun set while cruising San Francisco Bay?  Chasing your cruise with a wine tasting. Red and White Fleet’s new three-hour Treasure Island Wine Cruise will set sail May 13.  The cruise offers views of downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge before docking at Treasure Island for a cable car sightseeing tour of the island that stops at Vista Point for an hour of wine tasting at the Winery...
NEWS
September 5, 1985
Passenger ferryboat service will resume soon between San Francisco and Stockton for the first time in half a century. David W. Pence, general manager of the Red & White Fleet, said the service will be inaugurated Sept. 21, with the speedy catamaran ferry CataMarin, which has been carrying commuters between San Francisco, Sausalito and Tiburon. The vessel can make the 85-mile San Francisco-to-Stockton run in 3 1/2 hours.
NEWS
October 19, 2010 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you’ve wondered whether Al Capone or Robert Stroud (the “Birdman”) haunt Alcatraz, an upcoming cruise-tour might let you glimpse a specter. The long-established Red and White Fleet plans to launch a “ City Lights Cruise ” next month that will depart around sunset. It will cruise along the San Francisco waterfront past Ft. Mason, the marina and the Presidio and then loop around the infamous former prison island, among other sights. It will also cross under the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.
NEWS
March 8, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
San Francisco’s "other" bridge -- the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge -- marks its 75th year as the span of choice for access to the East Bay. The bridge is a year older than the more famous Golden Gate Bridge, which will hit the 75-year mark in May 2012. A new ferry cruise will begin sailing under both bridges starting in May. The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise from Red and White Fleet ferries will sail in a 90-minute loop daily, taking in the waterfront and skyline of San Francisco along the way. Tours leave at 3:30 p.m. May 25 to Sept.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | LILY ENG and JANNY SCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Commuters Friday began test-riding a makeshift fleet of ferries normally used for scenic tours of San Francisco Bay that are being pressed into service to ease the massive gridlock anticipated on the area's roadways on Monday. With 10 of the earthquake-stricken Bay Area's major highways still closed as of Friday, Caltrans is asking drivers to turn to car-pooling, existing public transportation and the ferries to reduce the expected traffic snarl.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1997
San Jose-based Adobe Systems Inc. said operating profit jumped a better-than-expected 35% to $45.4 million, or 61 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 28, from $33.7 million, or 44 cents, a year ago, as sales rose 17% to $226.5 million. . . . Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto and software giant Microsoft Corp. are set to announce an expanded alliance today to strengthen customer acceptance of Microsoft's NT operating system, sources familiar with the plan said.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1989 | From United Press International
The owner of the historic ferry fleet that shuttles tourists to San Francisco Bay's famed Alcatraz island said Wednesday that it agreed to sell the business to an archrival boating company owned by Pier 39. Crowley Maritime Corp. said it has agreed to sell the Red & White Fleet to the Blue & Gold Fleet for an undisclosed price. The Red & White's ferryboats, a familiar sight on the bay since the 1930s, will be repainted with the colors of the Blue & Gold. The sale represents a symbolic victory for UC Berkeley over its own rival, Stanford University, across the bay. The Blue & Gold Fleet, started in 1979, was reportedly named after the school colors at Berkeley.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL
The California Public Utilities Commission, supported by 1,070 employees and a budget of $70 million, is charged by the state constitution with regulating investor-owned utilities and truckers, companies that generate $40 billion a year in products and services. The governor appoints the five commissioners, who must be approved by the California Senate before serving staggered six-year terms. "The commission gets an incredible array of issues," says Terry L.
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