May 27, 2000 |
San Francisco's combination of precipitous streets, frenetic intensity and harried pedestrians can have deadly consequences. Seventy-one-year-old Anne Holt, killed by a delivery truck as she stepped into the street Thursday, was the 18th pedestrian to be killed this year, and the fourth person to be hit in the streets in one week. City officials say pedestrian accidents have reached crisis levels.
April 7, 2000 |
The lawyer for Joe DiMaggio's estate lashed out Thursday at the Yankee legend's younger brother, saying that Dom DiMaggio has no business criticizing his attempts to keep San Francisco from naming an old neighborhood playground in honor of its famed native son. Attorney Morris Engelberg of Hollywood, Fla., said the two brothers were estranged for years and Dom DiMaggio has absolutely no say in how his late sibling should be memorialized by their hometown.
April 21, 1998
Microsoft Corp. said it will open its first retail outlet in Sony Corp.'s San Francisco entertainment complex, scheduled to open in 1999. Sony said the 8,500-square-foot store will showcase the software giant's products, as well as computer equipment, toys and other merchandise. Consumer electronic giant Sony said the store would demonstrate how Sony and Microsoft's products can work together.
February 28, 1997 |
The nation's tobacco companies claimed a major victory Thursday when a federal judge dismissed most of San Francisco's massive lawsuit against them. Judge D. Lowell Jensen said San Francisco's attorney could amend the complaint, but industry lawyers contended that it would be very difficult for the plaintiffs to leap the hurdles now in front of them. Lawyers for San Francisco, however, sharply disagreed with that interpretation of Jensen's 32-page ruling.
January 19, 1997 |
Surely one of the most memorable shore walks in San Francisco is along Golden Gate Promenade. Along the four-mile path extending from Aquatic Park to Golden Gate Bridge is a rich diversity of historical, architectural and cultural attractions complemented by a sandy beach, vast waterfront green and inspiring vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin headlands. Golden Gate Promenade even has its own logo: a blue and white sailboat emblem.
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July 29, 1996 |
With the dark waters of the Pacific Northwest licking its steel skin, the battleship Missouri drifts in silence in a corner of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard like a patient captain waiting out a squall. Harry Truman once called it "the finest ship afloat," but today the Mighty Mo--the site of Japan's World War II surrender to the United States in 1945--is in mothballs at the shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.