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Tag: Bay Area History

How a Deadly Explosion 70 Years Ago Led to Integrating the Navy

July 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

How a Deadly Explosion 70 Years Ago Led to Integrating the Navy

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The explosion at Port Chicago killed hundreds, and highlighted America’s racial inequities.

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Berkeley History Project Creates Online Map of Local Sites

July 15, 2014 | 2:21 pm

Berkeley History Project Creates Online Map of Local Sites

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A historical project in Berkeley aims to capture the city’s rich history.

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A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

January 29, 2014 | 10:44 am

A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

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East Bay artist’s pointed but forgiving commentary won strip a national following.

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Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

July 22, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

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As Caltrans continues to work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California is looking back at the beginning of both bridges that span the Bay, as well as the men who helped build them. The exhibit features black-and-white images from photographer Peter Stackpole of the building of the […]

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Local TV Archivist Restores Lost Bay Area History

December 26, 2012 | 3:59 pm

Local TV Archivist Restores Lost Bay Area History

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By Sam Harnett When San Francisco Bay Area Television archivist Alex Cherian got a telephone call from ex-film editor Dave Peoples, he got excited. Peoples, who had worked at local station KRON-4, was offering outtakes, long stretches of B-roll that provided an intimate and unedited glimpse of historical events in the area. Peoples didn’t know, […]

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