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Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

...spoken comedy album, "Robin Williams - Live 2002," he once likened his act to the daily jogs he took across the Golden Gate Bridge. There were times he would look over the edge, one side of him pulling back in fear, the other insisting he could...
Gunshot victim at odds with prosecutor

...that the shooting was foreseeable by analogizing the situation to someone trying to kill themself by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge during the height of rush hour when a good Samaritan is likely to put themself at risk to help."The question for...
Oracle wins 7th straight in America's Cup

...five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.Skipper...while zigzagging toward the Golden Gate Bridge on the only windward leg jockeyed just inside the Golden Gate Bridge. The 72-foot catamarans touched...
Pair of America's Cup races postponed

...SAN FRANCISCO - Strong wind blowing in through the Golden Gate Bridge and a strong tide flowing out to sea forced organizers...knots of wind. An ebb tide swept the boat under the Golden Gate Bridge and about four miles out to sea. The churning waves...
This day in History: May 27

...1936, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage to New York. In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrians (vehicles began crossing the next...
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Dangling technicians maintain oil platform

...and - for the first time in the Cook Inlet - oil platforms. Team members have rappelled down the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge, among other iconic structures. Their work includes infrared monitoring, inspection and...
Italy beats Sweden in opener of challenger sailing semis

...downwind mark near Alcatraz Island. Artemis' blue-hulled cat made up eight seconds sailing upwind toward the Golden Gate Bridge, but the Italians proved to be superior sailing downwind and pulled away.Shortly before the race, Luna Rossa...
New Zealand wins America's Cup Race 5 in a runaway

...Zealand into the cone of Alcatraz, which offers protection from the flood tide as the boats sail upwind toward the Golden Gate Bridge. By the time the 72-foot catamarans had passed Alcatraz, the Kiwis were in the lead. Their advantage was more...
Oracle beats New Zealand to keep America's Cup

...Francisco Bay course bordered by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Embarcadero...start Wednesday just inside the Golden Gate Bridge.Oracle's hulking black catamaran...than the speed limit on the Golden Gate Bridge.Ellison said it's too early...
Alaska railroad efforts should not be minimized

...Alaska as "Nowhere". Aren't you? Coming from California, I remember hearing that many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge was considered building a Bridge to Nowhere. Our Alaska Pipeline was also presumed to be a Pipeline to Nowhere by...


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