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November 23, 1990 | MISHA BERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At an emotional public meeting held here Wednesday, Festival 2000 former director Lenwood Sloan likened the sudden demise of his wide-ranging multicultural arts event to a "four-car collision" and acknowledged that his own "mismanagement" helped cause its midstream cancellation. "I have had my tears about this," he told the group of roughly 65 artists, administrators and arts funders who turned out to discuss the festival, which was forced to declare bankruptcy.
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June 29, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SAN FRANCISCO -- For weeks now, San Francisco has been preparing for this weekend. Rainbow banners have flown over the city's famous Castro district, grand marshals have been handpicked for the parade, a rainbow of paints bound for waving posters has been flying off store shelves. But few expected a weekend quite like this, when San Francisco's landmark gay pride festival and parade will coincide with two major Supreme Court victories and a surprise ruling that allowed the first same-sex marriages in California since 2008 to begin immediately.
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May 25, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Drawn by memories of their youth, lured by romance, or simply hoping to be part of history, as many as 800,000 people turned out at dawn and took over the Golden Gate Bridge in celebration of its first half-century.
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June 29, 2013 | By Christine Mai-duc
Katie Pomerantz and Mikaela Pollock decided on a whim Friday morning that they would head to San Francisco. After the two landmark decisions from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, they couldn't miss what was sure to be a jubilant gay pride celebration in the city. “We just thought, 'We gotta be there,' ” Pomerantz said. The Los Angeles couple booked their flight, reserved a hotel room and headed to work. When news broke Friday afternoon that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had lifted its stay on same-sex marriage in California and that ceremonies could resume effective immediately, they were thrilled.
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November 9, 1986 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Engineers say it is the superior structure, but the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has never had the popularity of the Golden Gate Bridge. This rich bridge-poor bridge relationship is particularly apparent this week as San Francisco celebrates the Bay Bridge's 50th birthday-at less than 30 times the cost of the upcoming golden anniversary for the Golden Gate.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1990
From Saturday through Oct. 8, more than 200 performances and 50 attractions will be presented at 30 locations around the city. Screenings, exhibits and interdisciplinary performances involving 1,000 performing and visual artists crowd the schedule. The expected highlights include: "Praise House," a new piece by the New York dance-theater company Urban Bush Women drawn from the life of the rural Southern folk artist Minnie Evans. At Theater Artaud, Oct. 10-14.
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May 17, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like scores of other military parades planned for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, the one curving along this city's waterfront will see cheering crowds, bands marching over frills of confetti and aircraft thundering overhead. Behind the scenes, however, a streak of contention sets this event apart from others. Bad feelings linger from a sanctuary measure the Board of Supervisors passed in January to protect conscientious war objectors, and threats of protests overshadow the festivities.
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March 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Thousands of cable car fans cheered Monday as a parade of the tipsy trolleys, decorated like floats with balloons, daffodils and streamers, proudly lurched along Powell Street in celebration of the line's 100th birthday. Costumed characters portraying cable car inventor Andrew S. Hallidie and other historical figures rode the 14 cars in the parade under arches of balloons strung across Powell.
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May 5, 1988 | From Associated Press
The City of San Francisco has notified the organizers of a Cinco de Mayo parade that the city will not reimburse parade expenses because Jackson is the grand marshal. Jackson's visit about a month before the California primary violates rules prohibiting spending city funds on political causes or candidates, said Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg. Roberto Hernandez, director of the Mission Economic and Cultural Assn.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
Officials said the eight-mile expanse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be permanently ablaze with 850 fluorescent lights, thanks to $750,000 in contributions. "It will be a grand display in the sky, something that will look at us all night long," said San Francisco attorney William Bagley, chairman of the state Transportation Commission, which chipped in half the money for the lighting project. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. donated another $100,000.
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May 28, 2012 | By Christopher Hawthorne
If the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th birthday celebration proved anything to an architecture critic visiting from Los Angeles, it was that Southern California doesn't seem to have any single structure with the power to unify the region the way the bridge unifies the Bay Area. The weekend's events included music and dance performances near the bridge, art exhibits and countless articles and panel discussions on its history and design. It all culminated in a fireworks display Sunday night.
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May 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 on Sunday culminating with a big festival from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. that day with fireworks, entertainment, exhibits and more. The Golden Gate Festival is free and will stretch along the waterfront from Fort Point to Fisherman's Wharf. Other tribute events happening all week and into summer to mark May 27, 1937, the day the bridge first opened to pedestrians. Here are some good bets for those heading to San Francisco next weekend: --A ferry cruise takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge in a two-hour loop that starts at Pier 43 1/2 and swings out around Angel Island.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles and San Francisco have new airport renovations to crow about. While the City by the Bay is going green with its upgraded terminal, Los Angeles is focused on the sheer size of its expansion at Los Angeles International Airport. San Francisco International Airport held a grand opening this month for its $383-million renovation project for Terminal 2, its 640,000-square-foot home for American Airlines and Virgin America. The terminal was built with some recycled materials and features a people mover system.
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June 20, 2004 | Robert Hollis, Special to The Times
Black cowboys decked in traditional Old West regalia joined several hundred other marchers Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas belatedly learned that they were free. Among the marchers was James Hopkins, 38, a San Francisco truck driver and part-time bull-rider whose horse received cheers and applause as it pranced.
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November 15, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city that has reveled since the Gold Rush in living la vida loca finds itself facing the embarrassing prospect of welcoming in the millennium with more of a whimper than a bang. Some less than fully booked hotels in this tourist mecca have had to drop sky-high New Year's Eve rates and four-day-minimum stay requirements to lure guests. Now protests by environmentalists and a lack of money have forced Mayor Willie Brown to drastically scale back what he hoped would be a world-class blowout.
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June 26, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1945, when Sens. Tom Connally and Arthur Vandenberg left Washington to serve as delegates to the San Francisco conference that created the United Nations, their colleagues could not contain their enthusiasm. Democrats and Republicans applauded lustily, hugged the two senators and wished them well. It was "a sudden stirring of emotions such as the staid old chamber had seldom witnessed," Vandenberg wrote in his diary.
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October 11, 1992 | MICHAEL ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Five hundred years after Columbus first set foot in the Americas, Joseph Cervetto Jr., portraying the Genoese navigator in San Francisco's Columbus Day celebration, will re-enact the landing on the city's waterfront. Like Columbus, Cervetto will be met upon his arrival today by American Indians.
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October 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of sailboats greeted submarines and battleships in San Francisco Bay for the opening day of "Fleet Week," the city's annual bash for the U.S. Navy. The event is San Francisco's way of celebrating its longstanding relationship with the Navy, which has installations at Treasure Island, Alameda, Mountain View and other area communities.
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