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June 7, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first Gold Rush to shape this region of rolling hills and sparkling water was peopled by a rugged breed of fortune hunters--mostly young, mostly single, mostly male. San Francisco in 1849 was a playground for the hale and hearty, no place for families. The second Gold Rush--150 years later and fueled by technology--has also had a profound impact.
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June 7, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first Gold Rush to shape this region of rolling hills and sparkling water was peopled by a rugged breed of fortune hunters--mostly young, mostly single, mostly male. San Francisco in 1849 was a playground for the hale and hearty, no place for families. The second Gold Rush--150 years later and fueled by technology--has also had a profound impact.
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May 20, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 100,000 runners traversed the city Sunday morning in a yearly frolic--part footrace, part street circus--known here as the Bay to Breakers. Live TV and radio covered the goings on, which followed two days of parties and a contest for the most witty and wild costumes. For some people, the mix of athleticism and zaniness is a quintessential San Francisco celebration, a daytime cousin of the Black and White Ball earlier this month.
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May 20, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 100,000 runners traversed the city Sunday morning in a yearly frolic--part footrace, part street circus--known here as the Bay to Breakers. Live TV and radio covered the goings on, which followed two days of parties and a contest for the most witty and wild costumes. For some people, the mix of athleticism and zaniness is a quintessential San Francisco celebration, a daytime cousin of the Black and White Ball earlier this month.
NEWS
July 19, 1988
Los Angeles is the most popular destination for people relocating from San Francisco, and also ranks as the top city from which people are moving to the Bay Area, according to a study sponsored by Ryder Truck Rental. However, San Francisco is No. 1 in the battle for new residents between the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Thirty-one percent more people are moving to San Francisco from Los Angeles than from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the Ryder study showed.
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September 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
San Francisco has officially challenged the U.S. Bureau of Census' preliminary housing count, accusing the agency of undercounting city residents. "The severity of this undercount will cost San Francisco political representation and millions in funding. We must count the thousands of people who live in the housing units missed by the Census Bureau to get our fair share," Mayor Art Agnos said in a letter to the agency.
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October 19, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grand city copes. Perhaps not so grandly, but dame Baghdad by the Bay hiked her skirts Wednesday and made a measured show of coping nonetheless. Day 1 of San Francisco's long road to recovery testified to nothing so much as the cruel fickleness of disaster. Tears flowed along with wine; resolve stood up to meet tragedy. Fine crystal vases survived untouched on tiny ledges of top floors in some neighborhoods. In others districts, whole buildings crumpled into charred deathtraps.
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October 28, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Its wounds bandaged and its victims longing for some levity, the Bay Area stepped back into the box for the long-delayed third game of the World Series on Friday and turned aside the awful memories of the past 10 days to play rollicking tribute to its own resilience. Tens of thousands of people crowded into Candlestick Park's parking lot hours before the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics took the field, setting off a din of celebration that spoke of the tensions built up since Oct.
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April 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The city of San Francisco is challenging U.S. Census figures after a city-commissioned study found that the federal government had undercounted city residents by almost 100,000. Mayor Gavin Newsom says the city will formally appeal the Census Bureau's 2007 estimate as early as Tuesday. The estimate puts San Francisco's population at just over 764,000 residents. But according to the study by a nonprofit organization that uses economic data to estimate population, the city's residents number about 864,000.
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September 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
San Francisco has officially challenged the U.S. Bureau of Census' preliminary housing count, accusing the agency of undercounting city residents. "The severity of this undercount will cost San Francisco political representation and millions in funding. We must count the thousands of people who live in the housing units missed by the Census Bureau to get our fair share," Mayor Art Agnos said in a letter to the agency.
NEWS
October 28, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Its wounds bandaged and its victims longing for some levity, the Bay Area stepped back into the box for the long-delayed third game of the World Series on Friday and turned aside the awful memories of the past 10 days to play rollicking tribute to its own resilience. Tens of thousands of people crowded into Candlestick Park's parking lot hours before the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics took the field, setting off a din of celebration that spoke of the tensions built up since Oct.
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October 19, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grand city copes. Perhaps not so grandly, but dame Baghdad by the Bay hiked her skirts Wednesday and made a measured show of coping nonetheless. Day 1 of San Francisco's long road to recovery testified to nothing so much as the cruel fickleness of disaster. Tears flowed along with wine; resolve stood up to meet tragedy. Fine crystal vases survived untouched on tiny ledges of top floors in some neighborhoods. In others districts, whole buildings crumpled into charred deathtraps.
NEWS
July 5, 1989
Asian-Americans make up 28% of the San Francisco government's professional work force but hold 11% of the administrative positions, according to a new study. In its report, the Chinese for Affirmative Action organization charged that Asian-Americans have the worst promotional opportunities of any ethnic group in the city's civil service system.
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