Another San Francisco Original

Ole J. Sneide made the news twice in 1947—once for his theories and another for his wishes. On June 25,1947 a curious series of events occurred across the United states—people began to report sightings of strange objects in the skies above them. Kenneth Arnold flew his private plane from Boise, Idaho into Washington and was…

A Tribute to Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is the man who invented tomorrow—and suffered greatly for it. He died penniless and alone in 1943 after giving the world the ability to generate, transmit and use electric energy over vast distances. The video below is a wonderful TED talk by Swiss magician Marco Tempest. As mind-blowing as the demonstration above may…

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Empty

“’How does empty look to you?’ – the glass half-filled, a bathtub drained, a look that’s lost or filled with pain, crumbs of cake, that last bite, big blue skies over a big blue lake…” —Across the Bored This photo is from October 1, 2013—we were working on the roadway light poles on the Golden Gate…

Ferryboat Captains stage one-day strike

Originally posted on Golden Gate Labor :
Following another round of negotiations this week that led to no settlement,  members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA), representing the ferryboat captains at the Golden Gate Bridge District, went on strike Friday, Sept. 26. MEBA members—ferry captains at the Larkspur, Ferry Building and Sausalito terminals—participated in the one-day…