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How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

December 12, 2012 | 11:44 am

How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

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About 1,500 people have committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge during its 75-year-history. It’s a tragic number, but it would have been much higher if not for Kevin Briggs and other members of the California Highway Patrol. Briggs, a CHP sergeant, has been credited with saving hundreds of lives during his more […]

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September 19, 2012 | 8:37 am

A.M. Splash: SF Approves Public Power Plan; GG Bridge Toll-Taking to be Totally Automated; Protest Ends Oakland City Council Meeting

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SF public power plan given tentative OK(SF Chronicle) San Francisco took a major step toward public power Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors gave initial approval to a five-year contract with Shell Energy North America to provide 100 percent renewable power to San Franciscans willing to pay a premium. The 8-3 vote provided a veto-proof […]

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August 3, 2012 | 8:46 am

Golden Gate Bridge Briefly Shut Down; Police Search for Climber

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Update at 10:57 a.m.: Police apprehended a man who apparently stayed overnight on the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, leading them to briefly close the bridge to traffic on Monday morning. “The investigation is ongoing,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Diana McDermottso told KQED’s Aarti Shahani. “Our concern now is for… his medical health.” […]

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May 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

Videos: Golden Gate Bridge Celebration Fireworks Display

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Hey Golden Gate Bridge, was that a world-class fireworks display for your 75th anniversary celebration, or were you just glad to see us? Photos from the Chronicle, and two good videos, from YouTube and Bay Area News Group… This one includes the laser display before the fireworks; it gets popping around 4:00…

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11 Good Links Related to the Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary

May 25, 2012 | 2:49 pm

11 Good Links Related to the Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary

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Seems like we’ve been hearing about the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge since the day after the 50th. Well it’s finally here…on Sunday, that is. Some final preparatory links before you go all international orange this weekend. And remember, on May 27, the bridge will be closed from 9-10 pm for a fireworks […]

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Golden Gate Bridge History in Photos

May 22, 2012 | 3:20 pm

Golden Gate Bridge History in Photos

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On May 27, to great fanfare,┬áthe Golden Gate Bridge will turn 75. For years the bridge has been an iconic image of the Bay Area, but when it was proposed in 1916 it met fierce resistance from a a variety of sources including the Department of War, the Southern Pacific Railroad and ferry union workers. […]

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April 30, 2012 | 9:53 am

Raw Video: Doyle Drive Taken Apart

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What better way to begin the week than by watching machines that look like angry pterosaur heads taking apart a 75-year old roadway. Go ahead and indulge your inner four-year-old boy… This one looks a titch post-apocalyptic, when the machines have finally taken over…

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April 27, 2012 | 3:06 pm

Video: What Drivers Can Expect on Monday When Doyle Drive Bypass Opens

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Here’s a video overview of the Presidio Parkway project that is shutting down one of the San Francisco approaches to the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend. In the video you’ll be able to see what to expect when the temporary bypass to Doyle Drive, which is being demolished, opens on Monday. More videos at the […]

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For the Love of God – Don’t Take Doyle Drive This Weekend; Official Detour, Bus and Ferry Service

April 27, 2012 | 2:25 pm

For the Love of God – Don’t Take Doyle Drive This Weekend; Official Detour, Bus and Ferry Service

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Hey San Franciscans and Marinites, if you’re headed to or from the city this weekend, you should really try to take Doyle Drive. Wait. Check that… FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT TAKE DOYLE DRIVE. That’s because, as you may have heard once or twice by now, Doyle Drive is going to be torn […]

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Morning Splash: SF, Oakland Budgets; GG Bridge West Sidwalk Closed for 4 Months

May 31, 2011 | 7:47 am

Morning Splash: SF, Oakland Budgets; GG Bridge West Sidwalk Closed for 4 Months

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Jean Quan’s tax plan riles Oakland library backers (SF Chronicle) Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has proposed cutting 14 of the city’s 18 libraries, including a venerated African American museum and library, unless unions slash their pay or voters pass an $11.2 million parcel tax. The proposal has riled library supporters, who have come to council […]

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