A Close Call During War Time

Navy demolition experts dragging ashore an unexploded japanese torpedo near the Golden Gate Bridge on June 6, 1946

I was searching the San Francisco Public Library website online today when I found this interesting photo of Navy demolition men in 1946 hauling a piece of a Japanese torpedo ashore on Baker Beach, just west of the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Two days earlier an “unidentified beachcomber” found

It’s About Time

H ave you ever thought about what a pervasive influence the concept of time has in our lives? We hear it in song titles and lyrics: “Time Is On My Side”(1), “Too Much Time On My Hands”(2), “Time Won’t Let Me”(3), “Time Has Come Today”(4), “The Times They Are A Changin’”(5), “As Time Goes By”(6). Note:…

Which Side Are You On?

“The Larkspur Ferry Terminal was blocked by a picket line of ironworkers, teamsters, electricians, boatmen and women, ferry captains, laborers, and mechanics. These workers, who run and maintain the Golden Gate Bridge, Buses and Ferries were protesting to defend their health benefits and conditions. More than 380 union workers employed by the Golden Gate Bridge…

Strike at Golden Gate Ferry

Today was another day of action for Golden Gate Bridge, Bus, and Ferry workers as members of 19 Unions joined the Inland Boatmen’s Union as they had a one-day strike at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. At issue is a new contract and a fight to keep healthcare affordable for current employees and retirees. The Union…

Doyle Drive Demolition Video

Excavators with hydraulic hammers have made short work of Doyle Drive. By Saturday, April 28, approximately 65,000 tons of steel-reinforced concrete was demolished and ready to be recycled. Work crews are spending today, Sunday the 29th, paving and striping the half-mile temporary detour for the Monday Morning Commute. Doyle Drive carries an average of 100,000…

Workers Memorial Day 2012

According to the AFL-CIO, “Each and every day in this country, on average 12 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries – women and men who go to work, never to return home to their families and loved ones. In 2010, 4,500 workers lost their lives on the job, and another 50,000 died…