May 15, 1994 |
A confident 1992 caper movie with a pleasant sense of humor, this film goes about its business in such a good-spirited way that it manages to make its familiar "Mission: Impossible" plot seem new. Its light spirits are due to both its ensemble cast, headed by Robert Redford (right) as the head of a San Francisco security systems firm and to director Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote the smart though convoluted script with producers Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker.
July 30, 1985
Two Pablo Picasso ink drawings and six other works of art with a total value of more than $250,000 were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. A security guard discovered the theft from a fourth-floor gallery. Officers had responded to an alarm late Sunday night, but found nothing amiss. Police said there was no sign of forced entry. The stolen works include four pieces by Paul Klee, a 1931 photograph of Joan Crawford taken by Edward Steichen and a photograph by Man Ray.
June 13, 1985
Security Pacific National Bank said Wednesday that its discount stock brokerage unit has acquired this city's C. D. Anderson & Co., a discount brokerage with more than 20,000 brokerage accounts. Terms weren't disclosed. The acquisition represents an invasion by the Southern California banking giant into the home turf of rival BankAmerica Corp. and its Charles Schwab & Co. discount brokerage unit. Both are headquartered in San Francisco.
February 17, 1997 |
The U.S. Coast Guard halted its search for a tourist, who jumped overboard into the San Francisco Bay during a Valentine's Day dinner cruise, and the guard who tried to save him. The search for a Georgia 20-year-old and a cruise security guard will not be resumed, the Coast Guard said. Friends of Tavaris Willis of Marietta, Ga., told Coast Guard investigators they had no idea why he jumped overboard around 2 a.m. Saturday without warning, said Petty Officer Jeffrey Alger.
November 11, 2005 |
The dire struggle to survive in the U.S. on near-minimum wage jobs is the subject of "Waging a Living," a forthright documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Roger Weisberg. Through sensitive, in-depth profiles of four workers, Weisberg drives home the point that hard-working men and women with full-time jobs find themselves and their families trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty.