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Area 51 Declassified: Still No Word on Aliens or UFOs

August 16, 2013 | 4:32 pm

Area 51 Declassified: Still No Word on Aliens or UFOs

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Finally, after decades of denials, the government has officially acknowledged the existence of a top-secret facility at Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The official CIA line is that it was used for aerial testing of aircraft, including the U-2. It’s not the first time the government has pulled back the veil of secrecy somewhat […]

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July 5, 2012 | 11:26 am

Videos: Bay Area July 4 Fireworks, Plus San Diego Accidentally Ignites Everything at Once

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Cool weather and budget cutbacks didn’t dampen the Bay Area’s crackle and pop Wednesday. Here are some of the best videos of Independence Day fireworks: Here’s the finale of the San Francisco display, as seen from Fort Mason, posted to Youtube by SandD2012: This video shows the rockets taking off from the ground in San […]

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July 4th Events and Fireworks in the Bay Area

July 2, 2012 | 12:22 pm

July 4th Events and Fireworks in the Bay Area

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Eat pancakes in Cupertino. Ride a dragon boat in Berkeley. Hear patriotic songs at the San Francisco Symphony. Or see fireworks just about everywhere. You won’t lack for choices in the Bay Area on Wednesday when the USA celebrates its 236th. Here’s a rundown of the rundowns: The San Jose Mercury News, part of the […]

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Bay Area July 4th Fireworks: Lists, and Some History

July 1, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Bay Area July 4th Fireworks: Lists, and Some History

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On one level, Fourth of July fireworks are simply patriotic tradition. On another, they’re an opportunity to indulge our love of watching stuff explode and go boom in relative safety. Interesting to note: Fireworks have been part of our national celebration from even before what we universally think of as Day One of the United […]

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