April 23, 2006
REGARDING "A City of Great Magnitude" [April 16]: We recently toured the 1906 San Francisco quake sites and found two restored quake cottages at the Presidio, along with three tents in which many refugees stayed. Both the tents and cottages are furnished as they would have been by the refugees. The tents came from the Army, which played a significant role in solving many of the immediate problems post-quake. The Presidio Visitors Center (now on the northern side of the Parade Ground)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1985
Humane treatment of prisoners in the County Jail should certainly include a bed to sleep in, however, I am perplexed about a recent statement by one authority that "tents are not considered acceptable." Before the landings in Italy by the U.S. 7th Army, our battalion spent eight months in North Africa in eight-man tents that had double bunks. Not far from us were 600 Italian prisoners of war with similar arrangements. What was our sentence? The duration plus six months! JOSEPH E. IRVINE Santa Ana
June 18, 1985 |
Queen Elizabeth II led a procession of horse-drawn carriages down the track at the start of the Royal Ascot races today but gray skies and cold winds drove many racegoers inside refreshment tents. On a day when Britons traditionally parade their summer finery, umbrellas and heavy clothes were the fashion, although a few brave souls shivered in strapless tops and light jackets. The temperature didn't rise above 64 degrees.
May 21, 2006
The article by Jim Hayes ("Kaboom, Swat, Clang," The Generations Issue, April 30) really hit home. I lived in both Venice and Santa Monica. I went to school in tents after the earthquake. And I rode the Big Red Cars--the last time in 1942, when I went to Ft. MacArthur to be inducted into the Army. Give us more stories like this one. Paul Giampaolo Carlsbad
November 19, 2011 |
Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the first openly gay man to lead a major American city, is no stranger to street protest - he's been in the middle of more than he can count. He's battled for bike lanes, railed against social services funding cuts and led the charge for green buildings. Now, he's the progressive mayor of one of the nation's most progressive cities - and his police force recently stormed in riot gear through a camp full of true believers. "It turned into a brawl over Porta Pottis and crime," Adams said glumly last week at City Hall, not far from where the abandoned parks of Occupy Portland stood empty and forlorn, surrounded by makeshift chain-link fences.
March 21, 2011 |
In 1995, I set off from Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows toward Donahue Pass and the High Sierra country beyond. It was a splendid trip, and its memories, still vivid after 15 years, tugged at me like an old terrier longing for mountain trails that might be too steep for him now. Luckily, Yosemite National Park's High Sierra camps make it possible for old dogs like me to indulge youthful dreams of adventure without risking serious bodily injury. The five camps provide meals, canvas tents with beds, clean privies and hot showers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1986 |
Ted Hayes' hopes for a Christmas Eve "miracle on 1st Street"--the setting up of Tent City II to provide holiday shelter for 300 of Los Angeles' estimated 30,000 homeless people--came close to happening Wednesday night but collapsed under the weight of governmental red tape and misunderstanding.
October 13, 2011 |
Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month. The protesters were told to clear out while Brookfield Office Properties Inc., the owner of Zuccotti Park, power-washes the area Friday morning. But company representatives — accompanied by police — handed out leaflets Thursday notifying the protesters that they could return only if they abide by new rules, which include no tents, tarps or sleeping bags on the ground, no lying on benches and no storing of personal property on the ground.
February 25, 2013 |
Picture this -- blue skies, a teal sea, white sand and palm trees swaying in the cool seaside breeze. And in the middle of it all, two giant white tents full of hundreds of people boozing it up and eating until they couldn't breathe. It's the South Beach Food and Wine Festival in a nutshell. Four days of food, wine and Food Network stars. There were too many events to hit them all, but here are the highlights from a festival binge in Miami: The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village and Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents: These tents acted as the main festival hub where guests could have their favorite Food Network chefs sign cookbooks, or watch a cooking demonstration by Rachael Ray, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more stars.