What Would Joseph Strauss Do?

“You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and…

Golden Gate Bridgeworkers Protest at 75th Anniversary Events

All is not well at the Second-happiest-place-on-earth. After 38 meetings, over ten months of negotiations, GGB officials are unwilling to move past the first item on their agenda: Healthcare cuts to active and retired employees. 380 members of 19 unions make up a Coalition that has exceeded the District’s monetary target of budget savings. What…

A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge the California Historical Society will open an exhibition on February 26, 2012, 79 years to the day that groundbreaking festivities took place. As part of the region wide celebration organized by The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy the exhibition will feature…

Bridging Us All —The 75th Anniversary Theme of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge 50th Anniversary Commemorative Brick walkway is now just a memory to us. I wonder what reaction future generations will have to this chapter of Bridge History. The decision to remove the bricks has been a rather divisive one, judging from the responses I have received from the public at large. Bridge Officials…

No Sounds of Silence

In 1973 I damaged my hearing and have lived with a constant ringing in my head. The proper term for this is Tinnitus and 50 million other Americans suffer from it too. Tinnitus is the #1 disability for today’s veterans and the bad news is that there is no cure. The American Tinnitus Association is working to…