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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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August 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities want to shut down a garment factory that investigators say has not paid almost 200 immigrant workers for more than three months and operates without a license. Wins of California Inc., San Francisco's largest clothing factory, owes its employees at least $850,000, according to state and federal investigators. The factory makes clothes for the Army and Air Force, Kmart, Sears and Wal-Mart, investigators said.
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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.
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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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November 26, 2000 | CRAIG NAKANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The place was Fillmore Street. The day, Christmas Eve 1999. About 4:45 p.m., a desperate hour. I still had one person to shop for. Frantic, I dashed into the only place that looked open, a Smith & Hawken garden shop. Many shelves were bare. On one table, like the last grade-schooler waiting to be picked for kickball, sat a sorry basket of nameless flower bulbs. Its moss covering was mangled, the green ribbon was untied. I grabbed it. Behind me, there was a crash and a muffled shriek.
TRAVEL
October 2, 1994 | PATRICK MOTT, Mott is a regular contributor to The Times Orange County Edition. and
Heading south on Sunday afternoon, 26,000 feet over San Luis Obispo and listening to Brahms trickling out of the airline headphones, I decided there is only one requirement for building a weekend trip around the San Francisco Opera: You have to be certifiably nuts about classical music. You can't get away from it, not if you spend your time hovering in the neighborhood around the opera house.
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.
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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.
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June 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco gasoline prices were the nation's highest last month, averaging a record $2.17 a gallon, and officials expect prices to continue rising through July. Gas prices in the Bay Area jumped 4 cents in May to $2.06 a gallon, according to figures released Tuesday by the California State Automobile Assn. The high prices aren't keeping people off the road, though. About 4.2 million Californians traveled Memorial Day weekend, and 88% did so by car.
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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."
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November 26, 2000 | CRAIG NAKANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The place was Fillmore Street. The day, Christmas Eve 1999. About 4:45 p.m., a desperate hour. I still had one person to shop for. Frantic, I dashed into the only place that looked open, a Smith & Hawken garden shop. Many shelves were bare. On one table, like the last grade-schooler waiting to be picked for kickball, sat a sorry basket of nameless flower bulbs. Its moss covering was mangled, the green ribbon was untied. I grabbed it. Behind me, there was a crash and a muffled shriek.
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.
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
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.
NEWS
March 30, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
In my travels for The Times, I've inspected hundreds of lodgings in cities foreign and domestic, and slept in more than a few of them. Among those towns were four that, it might be argued, beckon most to Southern Californians: San Francisco, San Diego, London and Paris. Below, my hotel picks from those four cities, gathered over the past three or four years, and updated for this special section. In most cases, there actually are two lists: a "Top 10 for Style" and "Top 10 for Value."
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