It's an event that that will feature a land, sea and air protest that matches a triad of reasons to oppose the Keystone project - for health, economic, and, of course, environmental imperatives.
A man repairs a light on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, August 1938.
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In heavy fog on the night of October 7, 1936, the SS Ohioan ran aground three miles south and west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and by noon on October 8th, I was among a crowd of spectators come to pay its respects to the no small terror of the sea. Show More Summary
In heavy fog on the night of October 7, 1936, the SS Ohioan ran aground three miles south and west of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and by noon on October 8th, I was among a crowd of spectators come to pay its respects to the no small terror of the sea...
No! An asteroid as long as the Golden Gate Bridge will pass harmlessly by Earth on Friday as NASA and private firms aim to explore or commercially exploit these rocky interplanetary bodies rich with precious metals and rare minerals. But coming just three months after a meteor explosion injured more than 1,000 people in Russia, [...]
Every year, Americans bury enough metal in the ground to rebuild the Golden Gate Bridge, says Vashon Island coffin maker Marcus Daly. His simple, handcrafted wooden coffins are an economical and environmentally friendly burial alternative. But Daly believes a coffin's most important feature is that it can be carried. Here's why. Vimeo link The Presurfer
Only 33 people have survived the leap off of the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened in 1937, compared to over 1,500 who have died from the fall. Kevin Hines of San Francisco became one of those few in September of 2000, when he was plucked from the frigid waters below the bridge at age 19. Show More Summary
The Golden Gate Bridge celebrated it's 75th year anniversary in 2012 and as part of the celebrations, the Golden Gate District and National Parks Conservancy rallied together to improve the facilities leading up to the park near the toll center. Before there
The Golden Gate Bridge is almost certainly the world's most iconic bridge, and one of the country's most-photographed landmarks. But here, you see it in a state only a handful of people ever witness: reaching across the San Francisco Bay for the very first time. Read more...
We're still recovering from last year's festivities surrounding the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary, so we almost missed that on this day in 1937 the bridge was opened to vehicular traffic. Oddly, the Denver Post has a roundup of great...
May 28On this day. 1937: President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, allowing the first vehicles to cross the new Golden Gate Bridge. On this day. 2003: President George W. Bush signed a law cutting tax rates on capital gains and dividends. Show More Summary
An asteroid about the same size as the Golden Gate Bridge, or nine Queen Elizabeth 2 ships, will zip past Earth this week.The close encounter with asteroid 1998 QE2 takes place at 9.59pm UK time on Friday.But don’t be too nervous – it...Show More Summary
Golden Gate Bridge These photos of San Francisco were taken through the periscope of the U.S. Navy submarine U.S.S. Catfish back in 1951. The photos depict the Golden Gate Bridge, northern stretches of San Francisco, and Alcatraz, all through the somewhat disconcerting crosshairs of the periscope. Originally published in a San Francisco Chronicle article in [...]
Last night's moon. Crazy gorgeous, eh? Well, here it is setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge, captured by local noted photographer, David Yu. [ more › ]
A crew from Santa Cruz was out sailing on the bay Monday afternoon, when 23-year-old Hilary Walecka says she saw someone jump from the Golden Golden Bridge and plunge 220 feet to the water below. When Walecka's father found the jumper in the water, he reportedly scrambled to get about their 38-foot vessel. [ more › ]
Mark di Suvero's "Old Buddy (For Rosko)" at its new home on Crissy Field There's a new collection of giant orange, steel structures down the street from the Golden Gate Bridge and some people aren't happy about. Today, an...
From May 22, 2013, to May 26, 2014, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy presents a major outdoor exhibition of sculptor Mark di Suvero?s...Show More Summary
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Kevin Berthia both recognized the life-saving efforts of Kevin Briggs, the "Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge," last week at a public service ceremony.
When a San Francisco resident realized his roof had views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts, and downtown, he called upon local architect studio Peek Ancona to create what quickly became one of the sweetes...
On March 11 2005, Kevin Berthia wanted to take his own life. He had climbed over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge and was prepared to end his life with a fatal jump into the San Francisco Bay when he heard a voice calling out to him from above. It wasn’t the voice of [...]