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January 19, 1997 | JOHN McKINNEY
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 1, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His right hand moving in a blur of improvisation, gripman Stephen Dickson bangs the cable car bell with the syncopated clang of a street-cool jazz percussionist. "I call this riff my 'Get out of the way 'cuz I'm coming through the intersection--in B-flat,' " he says. "I'm playing my vintage 1873 bell, so I hope they're listening."
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Among a number of events scheduled around the performance of four complete cycles of Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" at San Francisco Opera next month, the most fascinating may be the symposium on "The Threat to Cosmic Order" being mounted at UC San Francisco on June 8 and 9 (the San Francisco Opera "Rings" commence June 6 and end July 1, in War Memorial Opera House). Organized and overseen by Dr. Peter F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials in the city that all but trademarked fog announced Wednesday that they want to build the biggest solar power network in the country. Taking a cue from Tony Bennett--"The morning fog may chill the air; I don't care"--Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano said the city would like to contract for "50 megawatts of solar generation capacity on residential and commercial rooftops in the sunniest areas of the city over a projected seven to 10 years."
BUSINESS
December 30, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the streets of San Francisco--and in Berkeley and Emeryville as well--neighborhood bakeries are springing up to feed the local passion for sourdough bread. Bigger and more established bakers have grander ambitions: To broaden the existing market with new products and to eventually turn what has been a regional mania into national taste.
NEWS
April 7, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has become the first major California business organization to publicly oppose the November ballot initiative that would end state affirmative action programs. The 1,900-member chamber--which includes Chevron, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Pacific Telesis, Bank of America and other large firms--said its board of directors voted overwhelmingly against the initiative.
NEWS
July 2, 1989
An invading army of millions of tiny toads has taken over the peaceful suburb of Dublin, about 25 miles southeast of San Francisco. The hopping baby toads, who are leaping out of a drainage canal, are winning the hearts of the suburbanites, who have garaged their lawn mowers for the duration and pledged to take special care where they walk and drive. A large female toad can lay 20,000 eggs, most of which usually end up as hors d'oeuvres on up the food chain.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2000 | From Washington Post
New York may always have Broadway and Times Square, but it can no longer claim to have the nation's most expensive office rents: San Francisco landlords have won that dubious honor for their city. Office tenants in San Francisco are paying more than $100 a square foot in annual rent in some downtown buildings, and one lease for $180 a square foot was reported in the suburbs.
NEWS
May 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
April 7, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1997 | MARY PURPURA and PAOLO PONTONIERE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 13 years, from 1981 to 1994, Greg Williamson, Chris Carlsson and Jim Swanson devoted much of their time and energy to producing a unique, anti-establishment magazine called Processed World. The publication offered stinging critiques of the corporate world and the dehumanizing dimensions of computer technology, and the printed magazine was often distributed with street theater to underscore the point.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials in the city that all but trademarked fog announced Wednesday that they want to build the biggest solar power network in the country. Taking a cue from Tony Bennett--"The morning fog may chill the air; I don't care"--Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano said the city would like to contract for "50 megawatts of solar generation capacity on residential and commercial rooftops in the sunniest areas of the city over a projected seven to 10 years."
BUSINESS
February 28, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
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.
TRAVEL
January 19, 1997 | JOHN McKINNEY
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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