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February 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Symphony musicians ratified a new contract Monday, ending a nine-week strike that forced cancellation of 48 concerts and could cost the organization millions of dollars. Rehearsals were scheduled to resume immediately. Members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 6, voted 54-41 for the contract, which made concessions on pensions and wages but did not address concerns about scheduling of additional Sunday concerts.
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March 23, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Country music great George Jones earned the dubious nickname “No Show Jones” because he was often otherwise engaged when it was time to go on stage. His way of apologizing,  sort of, was to write a song that humorously admitted he wasn't the most reliable of music professionals: “My whereabouts are unknown, they call me 'No Show Jones.'” This is not how they handle things in the world of classical music. Witness the open letter Friday from striking musicians of the San Francisco Symphony to three jilted east coast venues and their audiences, where the orchestra had been booked on a now-cancelled tour starting this week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Officials on Monday were assessing the damage after an oil tanker crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with initial reports indicating the vessel did not appear to be leaking. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar hit the tower just west of Yerba Buena Island as it headed to sea after delivering cargo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Lansing said at a news conference. Lansing said fog had diminished visibility at the time of the accident to about a quarter of a mile, but that there are no sight restrictions on vessels passing under the bridge in that location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Officials on Monday were assessing the damage after an oil tanker crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with initial reports indicating the vessel did not appear to be leaking. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar hit the tower just west of Yerba Buena Island as it headed to sea after delivering cargo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Lansing said at a news conference. Lansing said fog had diminished visibility at the time of the accident to about a quarter of a mile, but that there are no sight restrictions on vessels passing under the bridge in that location.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Country music great George Jones earned the dubious nickname “No Show Jones” because he was often otherwise engaged when it was time to go on stage. His way of apologizing,  sort of, was to write a song that humorously admitted he wasn't the most reliable of music professionals: “My whereabouts are unknown, they call me 'No Show Jones.'” This is not how they handle things in the world of classical music. Witness the open letter Friday from striking musicians of the San Francisco Symphony to three jilted east coast venues and their audiences, where the orchestra had been booked on a now-cancelled tour starting this week.
NEWS
April 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Garbage haulers and Norcal Waste Systems reached a tentative contract agreement late Friday, effectively ending a two-day strike that left trash bins overflowing and uncollected waste cans dotting city streets. The tentative agreement was announced by Mayor Willie Brown at a hastily called news conference. The workers were set to vote on the agreement at 10 a.m. today. "The word should go forth to the citizens of this city that the garbage strike is over," Brown said.
SPORTS
June 28, 1990 | DAN HAFNER
The Chicago Cubs' Ryne Sandberg has been recognized as a star for years. He is a Gold Glove second baseman, a durable player and a career .290 hitter. But not until midseason last year was Sandberg thought of as a home run hitter. Even though his home park is Wrigley Field, probably the best home run park in the majors, Sandberg never hit more than 24 home runs in a season until last year when he had 30 home runs, 19 after the All-Star break.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Members of the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 3,000 janitors at about 250 buildings in San Francisco, could walk off the job as early as tonight, according to Beth Trimarco, a spokeswoman for the union. A janitors union voted Saturday to authorize a strike, raising the possibility of a work stoppage in hundreds of downtown buildings here for the first time in more than a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2003 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Identified as high-risk areas for terrorist attacks, Los Angeles and San Francisco are among seven cities that will divide more than $96 million in federal aid and could receive millions of dollars more to strengthen local defenses, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. Los Angeles will get about $12.
OPINION
November 8, 1998 | John H. Bunzel, John H. Bunzel, former president of San Jose State University and member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is a senior research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution
Ward Connerly, the University of California regent who led the fight to drop race and gender as factors in UC admissions, is setting his sights on the university's ethnic-studies programs. Does the use of race and ethnicity as a basis for scholarship make academic sense, or is it nonsense? Connerly isn't sure what the regents can do, because curricular matters are the province of faculty.
NEWS
April 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Garbage haulers and Norcal Waste Systems reached a tentative contract agreement late Friday, effectively ending a two-day strike that left trash bins overflowing and uncollected waste cans dotting city streets. The tentative agreement was announced by Mayor Willie Brown at a hastily called news conference. The workers were set to vote on the agreement at 10 a.m. today. "The word should go forth to the citizens of this city that the garbage strike is over," Brown said.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Symphony musicians ratified a new contract Monday, ending a nine-week strike that forced cancellation of 48 concerts and could cost the organization millions of dollars. Rehearsals were scheduled to resume immediately. Members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 6, voted 54-41 for the contract, which made concessions on pensions and wages but did not address concerns about scheduling of additional Sunday concerts.
BOOKS
February 29, 2004 | Stanley Aronowitz, Stanley Aronowitz is the author of numerous books, including "False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness," "From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future" and "How Class Works: Power and Social Movement."
Class warfare lives in America. The problem is that almost everywhere it is a one-sided affair. Despite its downsides, the Cold War tended to keep labor relations on an even keel.
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