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Getting Naked in San Francisco: A History
"Who other than reporter just plot check could take on this not safe for work assignment off she goes from. The state of California has indecent exposure laws, but those only apply if someone is being sexual like masturbating in public or intentionally offensive flashing someone. But what if you're just hanging out naked minding your own business? California leaves that up to local governments. For the first half of the Twentieth Century San Francisco didn't have public nudity laws. FRISKIN S- just didn't go nude much but then the sixties arrived and with it naked people. Some saw disrobing as a form of political artistic or personal expression college students got a taste for streaking and then there were the hippies. It's just delightful to be in I'll be in and that's what this is another exotic prank to add to a growing list of student oriented rites of Spring. It's sort of a happy happening for hippies in San Francisco hippies wanted to get closer to nature and they got naked a lot in golden gate park. Here's a quote from police chief. Thomas Hill it wasn't uncommon for a Gal that come out of the bushes there in the. Panhandle. Without a damn stitch and stand right in front of you with our hands up. I was out in the park in two started going to it on the lawn beside me just to remind you sex is sexual and as such already illegal according to the state. But still conservatives wanted tougher local laws to prevent this kind of behavior and they eventually got nudity banned in the parks. However, the rest of San Francisco was still fair game. As time passed other cities made public nudity illegal among them, San Jose, and Berkeley Berkeley's interesting because it's been mostly due to one naked Guy Andrew Martinez a student at the University of California Berkeley. Decided that American society is sexually repressed and in an effort to write things he began attending classes and going everywhere else in the nude save for a pair of sandals backpack people theorized that Martinez was able to go nude without major complaint for so long because he was easy on the is Martinez attempted shock tactic soon, became old news among his fellow students to me was simply the naked guy. Administrators however sent Martinez home to stay warm until his case can be considered by a student conduct board in Nineteen ninety-two Martinez was expelled showed up naked to his disciplinary hearing at UC. Then in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three here arrived naked to a Berkeley city council meeting members were offended and voted to make public nudity a misdemeanor crime. Back in San Francisco Nudist, enjoy their time in the Sun City developed a reputation for bodies in the buff especially at certain public events like folsom street fair a leather fetish festival or Beta breakers of rambunctious twelve k race who was an exhilarating experience people on the sidelines cheering. Go naked people go. All right. This is a rich Pasco in nineteen, ninety eight he started running naked in Beta breakers. Pasco is also the coordinator of the Bay Area Nature rests we're group of people who believe that the human body is God's divine creation nothing to be ashamed of, and that our interaction with Mother Nature is enhanced by removing the barrier of clothing. POSCO says it wasn't just public events where people could let it all hang out there also newt approved beaches in certain places where nudists would congregate lose a group of people in San Francisco who thought that going new to Jane Warner Plaza would be a good idea. It's that plaza in the Castro with a few benches where the streetcar stops, it's a little urban park. In this little urban park became an urban nude beach,
Protesters bring down statue of Francis Scott Key
"Over now to San Francisco where protesters in the golden city pull down a statue of Francis Scott key in Golden Gate park Friday night he and his family had links to slavery but he is also known for writing the poem that became the star spangled banner our national anthem
Demonstrators Topple Statues in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
"In San Francisco demonstrators have defaced then knocked down statues of former president Ulysses S. grant missionary who do para Serra and Francis Scott key in golden state park grant who led the union in the civil war and key who wrote the star spangled banner both owned slaves at
Demonstrators Topple Statues in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
"Statues were toppled in San Francisco's Golden Gate park last night police say officers responded to the area and T. garden drive and Martin Luther king drive around eight fifteen arriving officers saw several people vandalizing multiple statues KPIX five reports the statues of father who knew Perot Sarah Francis Scott key's M. president Ulysses S. grant were toppled over in the bases were defaced with graffiti during the incident members of the group reportedly threw objects at the officers but no arrests have been made and no injuries reported
Demonstrators Topple Statues in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
"Several statues were toppled in San Francisco's Golden Gate park last night police say officers responded to the area and T. garden drive and Martin Luther king drive around eight fifteen arriving officers saw several people vandalizing multiple statues KPIX five reports the statues of father who knew Perot Sarah Francis Scott key's M. president Ulysses S. grant were toppled over in the bases were defaced with graffiti during the incident members of the group reportedly threw objects at the officers but no arrests have been made and no injuries reported
"golden gate" Discussed on KCBS All News
"In San Francisco's Golden Gate park last night police say officers responded to the area of Hogwarts Teegarden drive and Martin Luther king junior drive around eight fifteen and that's where they saw several people vandalizing the statues however KPIX five reports the statue of the father he never Sarah Francis Scott key's than president Ulysses S. grant were toppled over and the bases were defaced with graffiti during the incident members of the group reportedly threw objects out the officers no arrests have been made and no injuries reported yet another confrontation over black lives matter was caught on video this one in the upscale Claremont section of Berkeley KCBS reporter Doug sovereign says a pregnant black woman with her young children in tow was paraded by a white man who ripped down her posters she doesn't want us to use her last name but Henrietta was putting up posters promoting the sidewalk chalking of black lives matter messages on the leafy street where she lives when an older white man started tearing them down and shredding them Henrietta who is mixed race identifies as black and heather to black toddlers along side caught his profane tirade on video Blackledge let going around preaching I would watch your language in front of my children he didn't stop there denying that police kill black men and berating her beliefs and intelligence I am a petite pregnant woman with two toddlers and you know this man as profanely cussing at me you know yelling at me and you know I was fortunately able to keep my cool neighbors emerged to confront the man who left the neighborhood Henrietta tells KCBS her activism is undeterred by the disturbing confrontation I think it's really important now more than ever that that people are vocal and people show where they stand and show their solidarity in Berkeley Doug sovereign KCBS we see them all around us changing bay area neighborhoods and as we hear from KCBS is Melissa call Ross a new national report out suggest some parts of our region have the highest gentrification rates in the country researchers with the nonprofit national community reinvestment coalition looked at neighborhoods in metropolitan areas across the country and found that for several years gentrification was quite intensive within the San Francisco Bay Area particularly in the areas of Oakland Berkeley extending all the way down the Union City and to San Jose Bruce Mitchell is a senior analyst with the N. C. R. C. and says neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco had the highest rates of gentrification among those in the study with San Jose in the top ten gentrification often displaces lower income people so Mitchell says city should develop policies to help those residents stay in their neighborhoods such as giving rectors of the right of first refusal when there's a transition from a rental unit to a condominium type situation the researchers used household income and home value data from two thousand twelve to two thousand seventeen to determine the gentrification rates Melissa call Ross KCBS just ahead on KCBS on making goals be bart mechanics visually inspecting the connectors on all trains.
Massive peaceful protests fill the streets of Washington, D.C.
"Hello test across the country under the banner black lives matter demonstrator still upset over the police death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other cases of racial injustice from San Francisco where protesters marched across the Golden Gate Bridge to Philadelphia in Chicago thousands taking to the streets calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism in Washington DC the largest crowds yet tens of thousands of people marching from the capital and the Lincoln Memorial to the White House ABC's Mary Bruce some of the demonstrations have seen skirmishes and injuries the majority of protests have been peaceful but in New York City alone nearly three hundred officers have been injured since demonstrations began one officer was stabbed in the neck police say the suspect faces attempted murder
"In the spring of twenty fourteen. I was twenty three years old. I had just moved to San Francisco for my first real job. Things were good and then all of a sudden I stopped eating. I became obsessed with counting calories. I didn't let myself eat more than five or six hundred a day. A banana for breakfast. A Salad for lunch steamed Broccoli for dinner. If I had a meal that fell unhealthy I would make myself throw up afterwards. I wasn't sure why I wasn't letting myself eat. It wasn't that I wanted to look different. It was more like I my body to feel different. I wanted parts of my body to disappear when I pulled on my jeans. Did it quickly trying to avoid touching the curve of my helped in a shower? When I ran the wash cloth over my body I tried to turn my brain off when I cleaned my chest. But this compulsion to count calories didn't line up with the identity built for myself most weekends. My friends and I went for bike rides outside the city. It felt Rad to ride as part of an all women crew. My friend had a jersey that said blue skies big thighs one day. We went out for a long hilly ride. We stopped halfway for a snack. My friends got sandwiches and SMOOTHIES and ordered a small Kale Salad before my friends could say anything. I lied and told them that he'd had a really big breakfast. It was worried about my friends. Finding out that I wasn't eating. I was worried that they would tell me. I knew better I did know better. I minored in Gender Studies. I was in the giant of monologues. Four Times I didn't even date men a new. That diet culture was bullshit. A knew that my worth wasn't determined by weight. I felt too feminist and queer to have an eating disorder. The final climb back up to the Golden Gate. Bridge is a windy steep three Mile Hill. I've fallen way behind my friends. I'm starting to really slow down. The Hill is getting steeper. I feel lightheaded and nauseous. I tilt over to the side and because my shoes are clipped in I follow over. If pull my bike to the side of the road I sit down and I cry. I feel so stupid. Just like this is ridiculous. Why am I doing this? I Walk my bike up the rest of the hill later that year. I was in a bike accident. I don't remember the fall or the ambulance. The first thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. The doctor told me they assumed it was a hit and run. He told me someone had found me unconscious on the side of the road and call nine one one but the first thing I thought was. What did I eat for breakfast? Had I passed out on my ride Later that day I went home to recover and at the end of the week I took a short walk down to the lake. I sat still on the grass and Doug my fingers into the earth I could have died. I still had a nagging fear that the accident was my fault. And even if it wasn't my body was in bad shape I haven't gotten my period in months. I had acid reflux from all the PUKING. I felt fragile. I decided I needed to get help. I mean an appointment with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. But my sessions with her always felt flat. She was sort of vaguely. Talked to me about beauty standards. She asked me what kind of shows I watched. And what magazines they read at the end of one session. After a long stretch of silence. She cleared her throat. She told me I want you to consider that the problem is not your body. The problem is how you've been taught to see your body. I stayed silent until it was time to go home. I thought about what she said. On my way home I felt like there was something more complicated going on. It didn't think I wanted that. Idealized female body. But I couldn't articulate. The kind of body did want during the time I was in therapy did gradually start eating more but I think it has less to do with therapy and more to do with the guilt I still felt about the bike accident and the damage. It was doing to myself eight kind of as if it was a chore but the Underlying Discomfort. I felt in my body was only getting worse. Felt it when I got dressed. All my clothes felt wrong. It wasn't so much the close. It was my body in the clothes when I put on a button down a hated. The way attended over my chest. I bought a pack of Hanes white t shirts but those never fit quite right either figuring out. My sexuality had been not easy but more straightforward. When I came out as Queer in college it felt obvious I had a friend and then all of a sudden we were holding hands and falling asleep in each other's dorm room beds and finally kissing but my experience of gender wasn't tied to other people in the same way I was trying to figure it out on my own until I met up with my friend. Jamie for a drink. We hadn't seen each other in over a year and in that time they started to transition. Jamie were mostly plain white. T shirts like I did. But now there's fit them flat against their chests so that they didn't have to tug at it all the time sitting next to them. I felt like the awkward younger sibling. Trying to mirror them leaned over the bar elbows wide just like needed. I became aware of my voice and tried to lower it and oxidative to match theirs. Jimmy told me about their transition their voice cracked and they joked about how starting testosterone was making them go through puberty all over again. At all my pimples. They said I laughed. I didn't pimples but I did want the other thing. They had the ease they seem to carry themself with. Jamie was somewhere else in this gender universe and I realized maybe so was I. I walked on Jess and after feel a little bit confident when I walked in. My house means we're all in the living room. I stood in the middle and asked. Can you start using the then pronouns for me only in the House I want to see how it sounds and try it out? Everyone was like sure my housemate gave me a high five. Went down the hallway room and laid on my bed feeling my heart pound. I turn the new Pronoun over and over in my head. We'll be right back a few months after I started going by then pronouns. I decided to buy a binder. Putting it on was not easy. It's kind of like a sports bra and a straightjacket combined but when I looked in the mirror for the first time my chest was flat I turned to one side flat and then the other flat. I straightened my posture still flat. At this point I was the heaviest I'd been in a year. I loved how strong I felt my long bike rides but I still wish that the parts of my body that felt soft and out of place could disappear now with the binder on a realized that this was the thing I'd been going for. This was the body I couldn't picture back in the therapist's office
"In the spring of twenty fourteen. I was twenty three years old. I had just moved to San Francisco for my first real job. Things were good and then all of a sudden I stopped eating. I became obsessed with counting calories. I didn't let myself eat more than five or six hundred a day. A banana for breakfast. A Salad for lunch steamed Broccoli for dinner. If I had a meal that fell unhealthy I would make myself throw up afterwards. I wasn't sure why I wasn't letting myself eat. It wasn't that I wanted to look different. It was more like I my body to feel different. I wanted parts of my body to disappear when I pulled on my jeans. Did it quickly trying to avoid touching the curve of my helped in a shower? When I ran the wash cloth over my body I tried to turn my brain off when I cleaned my chest. But this compulsion to count calories didn't line up with the identity built for myself most weekends. My friends and I went for bike rides outside the city. It felt Rad to ride as part of an all women crew. My friend had a jersey that said blue skies big thighs one day. We went out for a long hilly ride. We stopped halfway for a snack. My friends got sandwiches and SMOOTHIES and ordered a small Kale Salad before my friends could say anything. I lied and told them that he'd had a really big breakfast. It was worried about my friends. Finding out that I wasn't eating. I was worried that they would tell me. I knew better I did know better. I minored in Gender Studies. I was in the giant of monologues. Four Times I didn't even date men a new. That diet culture was bullshit. A knew that my worth wasn't determined by weight. I felt too feminist and queer to have an eating disorder. The final climb back up to the Golden Gate. Bridge is a windy steep three Mile Hill. I've fallen way behind my friends. I'm starting to really slow down. The Hill is getting steeper. I feel lightheaded and nauseous. I tilt over to the side and because my shoes are clipped in I follow over. If pull my bike to the side of the road I sit down and I cry. I feel so stupid. Just like this is ridiculous. Why am I doing this? I Walk my bike up the rest of the hill later that year. I was in a bike accident. I don't remember the fall or the ambulance. The first thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. The doctor told me they assumed it was a hit and run. He told me someone had found me unconscious on the side of the road and call nine one one but the first thing I thought was. What did I eat for breakfast? Had I passed out on my ride Later that day I went home to recover and at the end of the week I took a short walk down to the lake. I sat still on the grass and Doug my fingers into the earth I could have died. I still had a nagging fear that the accident was my fault. And even if it wasn't my body was in bad shape I haven't gotten my period in months. I had acid reflux from all the PUKING. I felt fragile. I decided I needed to get help. I mean an appointment with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. But my sessions with her always felt flat. She was sort of vaguely. Talked to me about beauty standards. She asked me what kind of shows I watched. And what magazines they read at the end of one session. After a long stretch of silence. She cleared her throat. She told me I want you to consider that the problem is not your body. The problem is how you've been taught to see your body. I stayed silent until it was time to go home. I thought about what she said. On my way home I felt like there was something more complicated going on. It didn't think I wanted that. Idealized female body. But I couldn't articulate. The kind of body did want
"Happy Birthday Week. While we're all at home in the new normal feeling anything but normal the one thing worth celebrating life itself the pandemic has shown us just how fragile and beautiful life is the veneer of invincibility that we built up over. The last decades has been stripped away in an instant. We're now learning what we always have known but not acted upon which is the each day's precious and magical and that we can't take anything most especially health and the health of our planet for granted in that spirit of adventure. There's one place in San Francisco I've been trying to explore for nearly twenty years. The remote Farallon islands thirty miles off the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. You can see this. Cluster of three main islands from the shore. But here's the catch. They closed to the public. Because the farallones one of the largest seabird colonies in the nation the islands also hosts two seals great white sharks and many different species of whale. The farallon islands national wildlife refuge is one of sixty three such refugees around the country and the waters surrounding. The islands are protected as part of the great farallones National Marine Sanctuary for decades point Blue Conservation Science Petaluma based research organization whose mission is to conserve birds wildlife and ecosystems through innovative science partnerships and outreach his continuously had teams of scientists located on the Farallon's point blue has a formal research agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Every few weeks point blue works with local boat owners who volunteer to resupply the Farallon scientists with food. I was lucky enough to tag along for the ride. I get on the boat. The outer limits in Sao Salida and we begin our journey. I'm joined by Pete Wolsey Buck who's point blue's senior marine ecologist and spent more time on the islands than anyone else on the planet while still on the boat. I stopped by asking Pete. Exactly how long point blue has been conducting research on the Pharisees? Yeah point blue has been working out on the fare lawns for more than fifty years We've had people on the island every single day since April Third Ikin. Sixty eight which is crazy. And it's just hard to believe that this fat much data scientific data going all the way back to the sixties. It is pretty incredible. There are not very many Continuous long term data sets especially for seabird monitoring throughout the world and the have one in an area special is a fair launch is in an incredible opportunity. And if you know this pizza I've been trying to get to the farallones like twenty two. It's a big deal super foggy today at does it. I don't know hopefully the Fogle if you've been out here a long time once you once you bet I think most times the fog lists sometimes mid to late morning But we have a lot of very very few days out of the airlines. The combination of the cold ocean water and warmer temperatures on the mainland tends to lead to fog out at the highlands. And you could have days when you get out there to the islands can't even see it until he could get on land. I mean yeah we like now maybe half a mile and I'd just just saw and it's pretty mad. I mean it's magical. They just kind of jot. How of the Pacific do you remember? First time seeing the farallones I do. I was going out. This was in the spring of two thousand. I was going out as a volunteer research. Assistant and We were on a long slow boat ride on a very rough day and We started sailing at about midnight. We got to the island about seven. Am and shortly. After the Sun was rising I started to see the islands poking up over the horizon and it was just an incredibly magical site by still remember a Dan. I still have the image in my head. Yeah it's it does feel like the mist of Avalon where the knights of King Arthur would like see. The Misr is and it kind of reminds me of some magical place. How the hell do we get from this big bill up on the cliffs above us it? It looks like a treacherous. I mean what? What's the procedure? It is rather complicated So the islands themselves are very rocky. There's no safe place to land a boat Island just kind of jumped right out of the ocean as you were saying so what we do. Is we have a crane. That's on the east side of the island and we use that to lower small landing craft into the ocean and that will drive out our boat and then from there it will shuttle the people and gear back and forth between the island and the the vote. That's burning us out here. The boat look Mike Below as like his has made out of metal. I've never seen like such a small wise. The vote metal Yeah Orlando Craft is what's called a safe vote and it's a solid aluminum hull with the flotation of styrofoams flotation secured. Around the outside of it. So it's a very sturdy boat and you can imagine when you're lifting it up out of the water with your in it or people in it And and you're moving it back and forth in his rough environment. You want very sturdy boat. So we're we're very happy to have it for them but then it looks like we have to be light. Lifted like fifty feet in the air. Which I've I've presumed that we're going to be in the boat. When that happens. It looks terrifying. Oh It's definitely unique and You know if you're afraid of heights it could be terrifying but now you tell me I I will assure you. It's all very safe You know we've been doing it this way for a very long time going into a little cove. You're going to hook the vote onto this crane and then you're gonNA lifted about thirty feet up in the air and swinging it over landing so it is a very unique and interesting way to use a boat.
Trapped In Wuhan During COVID-19 | Jen Knight
"Gen nine says that she won the in laws lottery when it comes to Chinese husband's parents but luck wasn't on our side this past January when a day after she arrived in her husband's hometown just outside of Wuhan for a Spring Festival celebration. The Chinese Government started shutting down all transit lakes into and out of the area effectively trapping her at ground. Zero of what would soon come to be known as the covert Nineteen Corona virus outbreak. She was as she easily admits terrified and filled isolated but what helped her feel less alone was participating in a study. That has china-based ex. Pats how they were feeling during the crisis and through two months of lockdown and plus two weeks of self isolation in an apartment in Shenzhen. Her notions of home have shifted. Or maybe she was just being made aware of a ship. That had already taken place. This is a really great conversation. And I'm thankful we were able to get this glimpse of what life was like for Ex pats in China as the global pandemic first emerged. I hope that you learn as much from her story is ided. Please sit back relax. Enjoy my conversation with JEN night. Gen night welcome to migratory patterns. Thank you so much for having me. Where is home so and I thought about how to answer this question. I came up with three answers. Three different places. One would be the place where I you know grew up and was raised which would be suburbia midwestern suburbia so a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin and a second place. That is home. Would Be San Francisco Bay area where I lived for eight years before I moved abroad and where my family is now. Located is in the North Bay and then the third place that I came up with it feels like home would be where I am right now. Which is my apartment in Shenzhen China? Where my husband is and my apartment is and jobs and life. I think in the first person with three answers. Oh really pretty sure. It's always interesting. Everyone's unique and I love how people will somehow work in where they're from originally some people you know there are few who like where I am now and all that stuff but I think the first TRIFECTA. I think if you'd asked me a few years ago it would have been just too but as I've gotten a little bit older I felt more strongly connected to my roots in a way and so I really wanted to add that third one in about where I came from because I think it's so important It's something that I wanted to leave behind when I left there at the age of eighteen nineteen. I was like goodbye. I Never WanNa see you again suburban Midwest. So let's talk about that so so suburban Midwest. Where exactly was that so it was in? It's a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin Like on the north side of town and it was it was a nice place to grow up and I've gone back a few times over the years. My family doesn't live there anymore. So the only real pull. I have our friends and people. I know who still live there but I found the last time that I returned which would have been seven years ago I think about. I felt I really felt the sense of home. It was so interesting so when you ask that question. That immediately came to my mind. That's interesting so you said you were looking to get out of there at eighteen. What was that all about? Was that Just sick of suburbia type thing? It's kind of an archetype in in the US. Yeah I was. I was always ready to get out from a pretty young age and my friend and I we just pointed at a map and there was Seattle and we had one friend who lived there who said we could sleep on his floor and we sold all of our stuff and bought backpacks and took the train for three days to Seattle the train. That's awesome. I love the train still was school. You were going to college or you just get out and I was just getting out. Although I ended up studying my undergraduate was in Washington state so I did live there for a number of years but interestingly it never felt like home so that is interesting so After so how did you get from? Let's say Seattle because that's kind of where you can set off on your journey. How did you get from Seattle to where you are now? What was that like? Well I my family had relocated to the San Francisco Bay area and I visited there one time before and felt really like a strong Paul to San Francisco and I went through some personal problems in While I was living in Seattle and I ended up packing up and moving and decided to relocate there and I just loved it I mean I had an amazing eight years living in San Francisco and I remember driving my used Acura over the Golden Gate Bridge like crammed with all of my stuff and I really felt that sense like this is going to be my home for awhile. Kinda cool this kind of cool so then you went to San Francisco. So what motivated jumped from San Francisco to overseas? That'd be fair. I Guess San Francisco can kind of feel like overseas from suburban Milwaukee. Well yeah so I made the first jump to Seattle and then from Seattle to San Francisco and I think San Francisco for me. I feel like I just had done it. I don't know how else to explain it. I just felt like I was John. Like I had done everything that I needed to do. There I had an amazing time. I met amazing people. I had incredible experiences. It's a beautiful place to live. There's so much to do. There was such a buzz. You know the entrepreneurial seen everything there when I was living there but I did feel like my time there was complete and I felt really unsure about what to do next and I ended up going to New York for a while and I went back to the Midwest for a while and I was really torn about my next move and sort of out of nowhere. The opportunity to teach in Shanghai came up and they said we have this job for you. You have two weeks to get here and I just went for it. What was the job? It was teaching in a school there but it was kind of a startup situation where I would be helping them. Start an American program within a Chinese school so it was a lot of curriculum development and teaching As well as some other like Adleman kind of stuff. It's a great way and so did you study to be a teacher when you're teaching in the US before you left. Yeah I had a California teaching credential and I got my master's from San Francisco State University so when I moved to San Francisco that was. That was the reason why was for a job that I got in Oakland Public Schools. So my background is very heavily in education is a teacher and I know what you guys do. So good on you for that work. Is You know you? Kinda got out at San Francisco. Probably right at the right time. It's just San Francisco to me. I've been there several times over the last few years last several years and San Francisco from to me feels like that really cool band. That sounded awesome but then sold out immediately and not quite as cool anymore. I love that analogy. Yes I could not agree more so so you hit China and did you say was shot high. Yeah Shanghai is where I lived I so for four years. Wow you've been bouncing all over the place where you did you. Did you go to Thailand for Awhile? Yes so after we were in Shanghai Shanghai four years we lived poop hat Thailand for two years and then we just moved back to China. Shenzhen last August. Well what great timing I actually right now. I'm pretty happy to be in Shenzhen overall right now I mean you know. Obviously we're this is the time of the time of Corona virus right now and it China. Ironically when the outbreak I happened so many people were streaming out of the country. And now there's tons of people who would love to be able to go back because they got a handle on it I it's Conan and argue at the methods but They've worked yes. Yes and I was at the epicenter of all of that so I I rode the roller coaster.
Does Mount Diablo Have the Biggest View in the World?
"Okay so we set out to learn if Mount. Diablo is in fact numeral dose on the list of places on Earth where you can see the most land reporter Assault Asana takes a winding road to find out. The mystery of the view from Mount. Diablo is a romantic one steeped in local legend to find out. If it's true I drove to the source itself. Six hundred feet arrive at your destination from the base of the mountain. It takes me about an hour to get to the top. Well took so long. Mount Diablo sits on the eastern edge of the Bay area in Contra Costa County. But you can see. It's double peak pyramid from most spots around the bay at three thousand eight hundred forty nine feet. The mountains view is second to none. Well it's second to one. Maybe we'll find out so the view and you come up. Here is really amazing. How it compares. To Kilimanjaro is up for debate. But I'm kind of partial to the view here from Mount Diablo and I think most people would come pretty amazed by what the view looks like my tour guide today is Sharon Peterson. Mount Diablo state parks interpreter. Which she says means her job is to tell the story of the park. Sharon takes me to the summit's viewing deck. She says the clear day. You can see forty of California's fifty eight counties from here as little as one percent of some of those counties but still this is where we walk out into the wind. I she points West so you can see the Golden Gate Bridge today. You could see both towers with the naked eye and if I give you the binoculars you can probably for sure. She whips them out and there. It is the Golden Gate Bridge Sixty miles away two towers peaking over round top in the Berkeley Hills. That's really really cool. Then we turned north and you can see the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers forming the Delta South. It's a sweeping view of the Diablo range and livermore pleasanton and finally east or through the haze we catch a glimpse of the snow-speckled Sierra rising above the Central Valley over a hundred miles away. And I heard that you can also see Yosemite from here on a clear day you can and with binoculars you can see Sentinel Dome. There is a rumor that you can see half dumb but it's actually blocked by one of the land features in between seeing it for myself. The site is so magnificent so magical that feels like. I'm looking down at a watercolor. The only thing that compares is the view from a plane. Maybe it's possible. The Myth is true. It's absolutely not true. The Mount Diablo has the largest view in the world. Except for Mount Kilimanjaro. Seth Adams is the land conservation director at Save Mount Diablo and he spent a lot of time myth. Busting the Kilimanjaro claim. I never quite believed it. It just didn't have the ring of truth to me because it's a small mountain and common sense would tell you the taller. The mountain the bigger view but considering the myth has been repeated hundreds of times. He says it makes sense. People would believe it. Seth trace the infatuation with Diablo back to the eighteen fifties and sixties when scientists like Hosea Whitney first geologically surveyed the mountain. That's Jose Whitney of Mount Whitney the tallest mountain in the Sierra Nevada. Jose Whitney road. It is believed that there are few if any points on the earth's surface from which so extensive and area maybe seen as from Mount Diablo the whole area thus spread out can hardly be less than forty thousand square. Miles the legend snowballed from there repeated over and over for decades through the end of world. War Two a time when people really start experiencing parks and mountains. Recreationally and Mount. Diablo became a Goto tourist spot. The Kilimanjaro Claims Circulated and travel guides and hiking maps by railroad companies and Auto Associations Even Contra Costa County described it as quote the world's greatest view more territory visible than from any point in the world but as visitors flocked to Diablo for the views entrepreneur side. Chance to make a buck. More than half of Mount Diablo was locked up. Successively by two big real estate land speculators both of them printed brochures by the thousands that includes the claimed amount of having the largest boasting that claim was a smart business. Move for one developer. In nineteen seventeen he had a dream of building. Thousands of homes on Diablo's western flank and those amazing views helped push his agenda forward. Eventually the developer went bankrupt and the deal flopped. But it was too late. The brochures had done their work. Oh you can definitely credit the brochures for spreading the misinformation. But it's just too good acclaim the largest few in the world right and understand that California was a promoter's dream which brings us to another promoter the entrepreneur Walter p frick who hired a publicist to help him spread the rumor. The Mount Diablo had the greatest view on earth especially as he built an eight foot beacon tower known as the eye of Diablo but frick was working with engineers from the standard oil company and they were skeptical. Someone for the first time said come on biggest view in the entire world so after that the nineteen twenty eight standard oil bulletin added a footnote to their brochure except for a point in Africa. Clearly being Mount Kilimanjaro. From their the legend shifted from Mount Diablo having the largest few in the world to the second largest it went on like this until nineteen ninety four when it was officially debunked by an engineer slash mountaineer. Who did the math? His name was Edward Earl but he went by the nickname. Seven point three eight nine zero five six zero nine nine math joke. She said I don't believe this. And so what I'M GONNA do is. I'm going to find the problem. And I'm going to calculate view sheds for lots of other mountains and see how they compare view. Shed is the area visible from a specific vantage point including land or water. Now Remember Whitney speculated Diablo's view shed was about forty thousand square miles but according to earls calculations it's actually between thirteen and twenty one thousand. That might still sound like a lot but from other Taller Mountains. You can see more than three times as much and even for a total non mathematician like me. It kind of makes sense. Mount Kilimanjaro is five times the size of Mount Diablo so diop blow couldn't possibly have a comparable view shed even if it is an isolated peak.
Who was Wong Kim Ark? How a son of immigrants helped define U.S. citizenship.
"Was all said and done before the arguments I in the San Francisco Courtroom Eakin Ninety five in which the case was heard of long came arc. A man in his late teens employed as a cook in that city was born in that city to parents who had come to America from China so many others had during the construction of the transcontinental railroad when. His parents moved back home. Some years later there was a recession in the United States and people started blaming. People like them for taking jobs changing the culture. The usual in the federal government passed the Chinese exclusion act in eighteen. Eighty two stopping all immigration from that country and it became too much for his parents but Wong Kim Ark State in America in his native country but when he went to China to visit his family in one thousand nine hundred five even though he had done so at least once before in return without incident. Even though on this trip the eighteen ninety-five trip. He carried extensive documents. Notarized and San Francisco prior to his departure that proved he was a native born American. He was refused readmittance. He didn't know why he didn't know that the government was looking for someone just like him. In American born child of Chinese immigrants so that they could detain him and hopefully affirm once and for all that people like him. We're not citizens and so he was taken to court before the appeal was heard in the United States Supreme Court in March eighteen ninety seven before it ruled that a child born in the United States of parents of Chinese descent. Who at the time of his birth or subjects of the emperor of China but have a permanent domicile and residence in the United States? Inter there carrying on business in are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity under the Emperor of China that child by extension any child born in America would be a citizen would be an American before. The plaintiff learned of his victory in was allowed back into the United States to live out his life as a citizen before he begins to disappear from the historical record leaving just enough clues to suggest this that he found that his case that the ruling that created birthright citizenship in America didn't change the fundamentals of America. There was still discrimination. There was still violence against people like him in one came arc immigrated to China and never came back home before all of that before all of that one K. Mark spent month after month after month on a ship in San Francisco Bay incite of the Golden Gate. Not The bridge. It wasn't built yet. It would be decades before the pilings began to rise out of the grey waters in the platform stretch out from the hillsides and the San Francisco Peninsula in Marin the straight where the bay meets the Pacific. We're traders in minors in imigrants. Like his parents pass through Wong Kim Ark State and a boat for the duration of his case having little idea how long they would take when he would be allowed off and where as the swelled in sank in swelled and sank sometimes rocking him to sleep sometimes tearing him from the ship. Moaning Wind Howling sometimes. Sometimes not all the water calm enough to hear music from shore laughter from boats coming or going free to come and go in who would look out onto the land the hills green and Brown wondering whether he would walk those hills again wondering when and wondering whether this would all pass wondering whether he would get to go back to his own country whether it'd be the same country when he got there
World Health Organization now calling global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
"Meanwhile we begin our KCBS team coverage with reporter Jim Taylor who joins us live in the news center with more on the World Health Organization officially declaring the corona virus outbreak a pandemic chip pan Democrat Beckett is a word that is not used to the capriciously the World Health Organization to clear in the global corona virus crisis is a pandemic that means it's global it's around the world it is in more than a hundred and fourteen countries right now the tighter restrictions on daily life in Italy announcing billions in financial relief to cushion economic shocks there were the death toll has risen to six hundred and thirty one hundred eighteen thousand cases more than four thousand deaths and in the U. S. more than a thousand people have been affected we're going to deal more with pandemic and what that means for us here in the rest of the world really with ever changing local angles we will start with K. CBS's Holly Quan Alameda city officials say the firefighters been treated for covert nineteen since March fifth and that all city buildings including the fire houses have been cleaned meanwhile the city of San Carlos just declared a state of emergency and opened up its emergency operations center the purpose of the city's declaration is to ensure we work with our partners to keep our community informed and safe because some of the passengers aboard the grand princess who tested positive but are not showing signs of illness we temporarily quarantined in San Carlos hotels Google now telling its workers to log in from home until April tenth Joshua weeks is co owner of the well known plumed horse restaurant in Saratoga so our corporate dining is one that was the first affected with the you know we're in the heart of Silicon Valley our our customers are Netflix and apple and Google and Cisco and once they started sending their workers to work from home I saw a huge step in Monday through Thursday that he's taking out half of the thirty six tables moving them six feet apart to allay fears of being too close to strangers meanwhile in wine country organizer's called off the annual food and wine showcase the taste of Yountville on the twenty first the first event cancellation in napa county and Golden Gate park's one hundred fiftieth anniversary celebration that was supposed to be on April fourth is now being rescheduled all the Quan
Cheering cruise passengers return to California; now comes coronavirus quarantine
"The cruise ship carrying almost two dozen people with confirmed cases of coronavirus has docked in Oakland passenger Gina pelota says she's glad to be docked in California we are thrilled only one was held under Neath the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay bridge and then what have we been polling in cat plan everyone was out on their balconies chairing it's kind of like the light at the end of the tunnel and everyone I know if you're so glad the grand princess was stuck off the California coast for several days she has more than thirty five hundred passengers and
San Francisco - Grand Princess cruise ship carrying coronavirus patients arrives in Oakland
"Quarantine passengers are due to be taken off the grand princess cruise ship in Oakland today just saw a beautiful photo of the ship passing beneath the Golden Gate as it enters San Francisco Bay the mayor of Oakland Libby Chaffin said that no confirm covered nineteen patients will be quarantined in her
Coronavirus Affects Bottom Line For Businesses In U.S. Chinatowns
"If you happen to swing by new. Golden Gate Seafood Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown. And you might be confronted with the worst sound. You could possibly here in the restaurant. Business Silence on this week night. Not a single customer insights insight after Chinese New Year. Normally really busy may Deng. Is the cashier here. Not should be at least long fight table or something like that at least but instead. Deng walks through a dining room. That's empty that is except for a server who sitting at a table with his head in his arms and appears to be sleeping C. C.. The awake jello couple was Mesa Zuma dividends. She says no customers. So there's no work to do right so you see. That's really really slow. Other shops on the block. Also say the normal flow of customers has evaporated especially after recent news that a Boston man who traveled from Wuhan China was the state's first confirmed case of corona virus in similar scenes playing out in chinatowns in San Francisco. Houston based in New York. Fear of the virus is a drag on business cross. The street things are a little better at a restaurant and bakery called great taste. There's a small crowd and among them a guy named Steven Chen. Do you come here a lot. Yeah this is my restaurant. The Sierra Sierra restaurant Owning the place channel so heads up. Boston's Chinatown Business Association. The owners warring people is worry because early one. Like if I have no business I have to lay off some employees right. Tens worried about history repeating in two thousand three when a different corona virus called. SARS breakout an Asia. A lot of people stopped coming to the neighborhood. The mayor had to hold the publicity lunch to urge people to come back and this time. Chen says he's lobbying. The city to make a similar show fate because a lot of people Chinese and non Chinese. They seem afraid he says. Just look around at all. The people wearing face masks asks no. I don't like that because then you think is say. Stay home right do you. Scaring the people. There has been a lot of uh-huh fear around the novel. Krono virus and we need to be aware of these fears and not let them get the best of us. That's Dr Jennifer Low Medical Michael Director for the Boston Public Health Commission right now in Boston. The risk of getting the flu is significantly higher end. She says the flu is everywhere. Everywhere you could get it at work at the store at school. If you have kids you could get it from them so we should be afraid of kids. Is that what you're saying you know. That is not what I'm saying. I think I think just getting the Children Our Future. The point is if you live in the US right now your chance of getting. The Corona virus is extremely Kareem Lee. Low whether you're in a chinatown or not may at New Golden Gate Restaurant hopes customers hear that message and start coming back. So it's really difficult. I I hope that turns around can come to an end to enjoy if they don't there may be a lot more slow nights like this one
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
"I bring you in here because we wanna do effectively like a art special. We get a ton of questions about Bart and you are as far as I'm concerned. The expert in my life. Oh okay well. I'm flattered to hear that. How long have you been covering transit and paying attention to what Barnabas well you know. I've paid attention to what bar does since the mid seventy S.. That's when I moved here and I started taking Bart right then. I think my first Bart ride was nineteen seventy-three. I went to a warriors game when the system was no more than in a year old. What was your first impression. When I came out here. Fart was sort of this rumor. It had gotten national coverage right because they were doing all this crazy he stuff. They were going to go eighty miles an hour. The was much faster than the commute trains went in Chicago. It seems space age and The shape of the cars configuration of the cars that was different from anything I had seen so yeah. It was a cool experience and the other thing was it. was you know it was kind of cheap. Listen there was a time when the short hop rides were twenty five cents. Actually that was just in downtown Oakland in downtown San Francisco although a quarter got a lot further in nineteen seventy three than it does today. I mean things are really different. I mean listen. The other thing about this system was it was not heavily used in the past ten years. Here's the ridership just skyrocketed when the economy came back after the great recession. And that's really one of the chief reasons we've had such a crisis of crowding. Well I think that kind of tease us up to a couple of questions that we got from listeners So this first one comes from mark and he wants to know in. Its nearly fifty years of existence. Why has taken so long to extend into Santa Clara County and only nominally portrait into San Mateo County and never expanded into any any of the North Bay counties. Well there's a complicated history to that but I mean the simple version is that Bay Area Counties had the choice of opting into Bart art in the early sixties and some opted out Santa Clara and San Mateo opted out. There was some talk about a going up to the North Bay going to Marin that history is even more complicated there were engineering studies at showed it was feasible to put a track below the roadway on the Golden Gate Bridge and get the trains over. There were three engineering studies. That found that was fine. One sponsored by the Golden Gate Bridge district did not support that idea but that was on the table and when San Mateo County opted out the backers of Bart then no longer thought that the Marin idea would be feasible so they sort of pulled back on that and in the meantime you know the Golden Gate Bridge district never really liked the idea because back then Bart would have been competition for the service they were offering so far has only gone into Santa Clara and San Mateo detail in recent history because the people in those counties decided they wanted barred. Well I WANNA go back to the early days of the the beginning of Bart. We've got a question from listener. Who wants to know. How did they build the underwater tunnels for Bart. So this is one of the great epochs of the Bart Construction Story It took years and years to design the system that they used and the tube was built in sections they would build the sections in pieces that were longer within a football field and then when they were done with all that work they would tow the section of the tube out into the bay and then they would lower the tube which was sealed both ends down to its location which was of course very precisely marked and divers would join join the sections of Tube together one at a time so that joining the meant they were being welded together and bolted and the to was resting in a shallow trench that had been dug before the sections were brought out? So it took about three years of actual construction auction to get that all together. And that's the Tube we have today the other thing the other aspect I find fascinating is that you know you're actually going down. Pretty pretty steeply sides of the bay where you start up on the Oakland. And you're you're above ground say fifty feet and then you you the plunge under the bay this thing is a one hundred and thirty feet below the bay and then you have to come up on the San Francisco side to connect to the tunnel at Embarcadero cricket hero. The experiences a writer is pretty flat. You kinda feel you're just going straight across. Oh that's right. There are a couple of places where you actually change elevation under the water and It doesn't really feel like you're going up or down but that's exactly what you're doing. Let's get to our next question now. I WANNA go down into the Bart Stations. A couple parts ten questions. So this comes from Brad Meier. I've noticed that they're empty. Newsstands at some stations. What is the history. And why are they closed. And they could provide jobs to vendors in income to Bart. I'm asking because other transit systems around the country have newsstands open in their stations. So we came down to Bart's Montgomery Street station to answer Brad's question and standing looking at where one of these kiosks ask stood. Listen to deal with those kiosks was it was mainly an outlet for the chronicle and examiner the to San Francisco. Newspapers both are still in existence. They used to have a joint operating agreement and so vendors deal both of them. The Kiosk were actually very limited in size so not really amenable to the much bigger business. But the main thing that's happened is the newspapers Don't circulate by selling on the street anymore. Selling and Transit Stations Asians and that's due to the Internet and its do smartphones where people are carrying that information with them instead of having a paper medium in terms arms of whether these could be re purposed for another kind of business. Well maybe but again they're small A bit smaller. You're perhaps in the ones that you see in New York and Chicago and some other cities but the other thing is those kiosks generally sell other kinds of goods so food and Barton generally inside the station's discourages consuming food. We know that from a very recent famous incident where somebody was detained cited for eating breakfast sandwich at the Pleasant Hill station. Those are the main considerations and why these kiosks just aren't going going thing anymore but there is one sort of cool thing about this kiosk if you actually walk over to where used to stand here at the eastern end of the Montgomery Street concourse. Here's an audio effect. If you stand exactly where the kiosk was. Here's kind of an echo chamber here and is right for experimentation enjoy writing and now we have to go catcher train all right well. Let's get to our next question. I'm Jay Quigley and I live even Oakland at West Oakland Bart Station. Their ads right next to the third rail. How on Earth did they change those out without getting electrocuted. I asked this question because every time I look at the third rail I get terrified. Well you know the third rail is something you don't WanNa touch under any circumstances it's very high voltage and Instant death or at least extremely serious injury if you do come into contact with it so what they do is You Know Bart is shut down for a part of every day. Trains really stop running around one. Am and then. There's a window of time between one and four in the morning when a lot of maintenance activity takes place they shut down the third rail. I was told by Jim. Allison at Bart that they call it laying down a blanket. Meaning you know making that area like as if you're covering the rail with a blanket to make it safe they're not physically doing that and then Once the rails are de energized than the workers can work safely there
The Real Edge of the World
"Today the edge of the world. We'll call it lands lands end for this story. It's located at thirty seven point seven seven three nine latitude. One twenty two point two five degrees longitude. It's positioned in both the north and Western Hemisphere. Hint here is located in the western region of the United States bordered by the state of Oregon Data Arizona the country of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Give up the state is California. The edge of the world or lands end is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate. The northwest corner of San Francisco long before Europeans arrived arrived in North America. The Aloni tribe lived at lands end in seasonal settlements. Here that the ocean's edge. They found everything they needed. Hillside Springs brings gushing with freshwater trees brush for shelters and easy access to the shore where they fished and hunted for Otters Sea Lions seabirds the Spanish settlement of San Francisco which began in seventeen seventy six ended the Aloni traditional life at lands end under Mexican rule this rugged luggage section of coastline was part of a large land. Grant called Rancho After California joined the US the only visitors to this secluded in inaccessible area were naturalists. Who braved the long journey out to the coastline to observe marine life after the gold. Rush San Francisco's population exploded. And the downtown became very crowded with new buildings and neighborhoods real estate developers. Lucky for new you ways to make money saw what is now called land's end and is unparalleled beauty and excellent place for a new restaurant. Overlook entrepreneur designed the new cliff house as a fashionable resort for the wealthy and encouraged San Franciscans to travel out to the city's edge to help people get to this far off place. A private company constructed a brand new road called point Lobos Avenue making travel to this picturesque rural place. Much easier by the eighteen sixties. A horse drawn stagecoach made the trip every day. Sunday from crowded. Downtown San San Francisco out to lance end during the eighteen eighties. Millionaire Adolph Sutro. Purchased property at lands and dramatically. Dramatically transformed the area into a popular seaside destination. Sutro strongly believed that. All San Francisco's rich or poor should take advantage manage of lance ends beauty to provide inexpensive transportation. He constructed a passenger steam train from downtown San Francisco. To Land's end for the affordable fare of five cents shooter designed and funded the elegant sutro Heights public gardens the famous sutro baths in the eighteen. Ninety six this clip house which replaced the original building after it burned but it says if spirit protects lands and cliff house burned to the ground three times times once was all it took to destroy the world famous sutro baths they burned in nineteen sixty condos or were under construction on the same side also burned today people visit lands and are never seen again the number of suicides climbs every year the National Park Service has rebuilt the cliff cliff house but sadly there is nothing left of the sutro baths. Still Ruins are worth a visit. The tunnels were used to direct ocean. Water to the three indoor. The pools are still intact and said to be visited by a bee's that crawls from the water and into the tunnel for shelter during storms. And it suggested that you visit the remains of sutro baths or the tunnels during the day. Because it said that the local Satanic Church wanders the ground by night and now you know were the original edge of the world or lands end.
"golden gate" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Going on on the Golden Gate Bridge we've got Kim Vestal with some answers from your local Honda dealers traffic center we don't have all the answers I can tell you for sure it's a slow ride getting to the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco and the South found out of Marin county ongoing police activity were tracking that with a look on the case to be assisting you camera and that we've got all your pro just out of San Francisco are they are moving but they are pretty tight one of one is backed up from before the palace of fine arts of veterans Florida in fact is backed up as you make your out of Golden Gate park and also slow going out of Sausalito now backed up well before Alexander Avenue and we've also had some problems in the East Bay in Fremont north bound eight eighty we have a crash show involving a motorcycle is set in the center divide and that the left lane that's why it's bunched up there and in Pleasanton eastbound fighting five eighty was already pretty jammed because it's Friday at a Castro valley then we had a crash a big rig in a car that's just about wrapped up but it's before hacienda that's what so jammed as you make your way down the doubling grade through the six eighty interchange and we've got trouble free Freddie get away for trying to get out of the Silicon Valley there on one a one amps take the case to be sincere to Ted Raimi the latest trouble here as you make your way through Morgan hill as an accident one one south bow before eastern Avenue the middle lane is blocked in the other involved vehicles are off to the right hand shoulder but it's got you slow from Bailey Avenue and your next update at four twenty eight on the traffic leader of the Manson the sleep world six day forecast Manzini sleep rolled fiftieth anniversary sale visits the world dot com we are seeing sunshine this afternoon but temperatures again stuck.
"golden gate" Discussed on KGO 810
"Across the Golden Gate Bridge every day, and, you know, the traffic on one, oh one is usually kinda heavy, but it moves you get to the bridge. And you know, it's kind of heavy, but it moves it to the other side of the bridge. And it's at a standstill and getting from the other side of the bridge to where I work is God awful every single day. And so it it gets on my nerves yesterday. And today, I thought it was a holiday because. The bridge man, it was smooth sailing. Seriously. I was saying to myself. Oh my God. There's a holiday what did I miss what's going on today? And then it occurred to me it was the strike. It was the number of cars that are not clogging up our road. Oh, that is really that is something that they in a sense. They. They're not paying shock. But it was it was an unintended consequence of strike. I can't believe you said that mean that is exactly what I'm saying. Is this is an unintended consequence. What I wrote it down. I said there was an unintended consequence from this fact, you have been reading my prep material, Mr Thomas. I'll tell you. I'll tell you Thompson. Because a lot of I would be happy to read your materials anytime young lady. I will I will tell you that we had a lot of people who had thoughts on this. Uber live situation. We couldn't get him on the air. So you'll offer them an opportunity to deed. I wear. Pat, Thurston has next x Brad? Thanks everybody until tomorrow. Bye. Bye. Okay. Well, you know, we have to be drug tested every year. You know, you don't know if you're over driver high on crack, you know, especially.
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"But it didn't seem like he was gonna jump off. He was just pacing back and forth. And then okay. So people thought since he was pacing. They should have said something, but he was like pacing back and forth and looking and just jumped all day. Yeah. Me too. And I'm always on a bridge. Wow. But what could they have done? I agree with you. I don't think it's. I don't know these situations. People be mad. They were like monitoring at times. But it's also like there. I mean, unless that is their direct purpose to set up cameras to live action stream and watch make sure people don't kill themselves. Like, right, dude. I agree. It's not their fault. And that's the thing that we do nowadays where we just like displaced blame onto people that are not at fault. It's not their fucking fault. They were trying to make a movie about a thing to bring awareness about this thing. That's happening. I don't know. I don't blame him at all. It's just interesting people were like what the fuck. Fuck man. This one interesting. Because the reason the guy committed suicide Mark Salinger, February ninth nineteen seventy seven was the son of Pierre Salinger who was JFK's press secretary. And this dude Mark Salinger met JFK through his dad and became to know him on a light friendship level. And was started being his golf caddy for awhile. So apparently. What people say is. He never got over JFK's death it just affected him. So deeply that just drove him into a deep, depression, and he. He's not accept that. So funny. Yeah. He's just upset about the president. You don't think that that's the real reason actually possible people are people? Sounds a maybe a little bit of a reach. Well, I mean, it's just like every reason we've discussed on this podcast. Whereas like sure maybe that was the trigger. But it's not the reason the reason is like trauma and depression, and and you know, like real chemical on surface level. I retweeted somebody today that was talking about there. I mean, it's so sad. But they were talking about their brother's suicide and just like how he was incredibly successful individual. But like he had depression. Yeah. Getting away from that. So like with this story there. I mean, like exactly we liked always put on like, what is the exact reason? Whatever that's so funny, though, just to be like while he was sad about the president. Right. He may be. A little more credit than that baby. His life was just a little complicated. You know, what the problem was they they stopped making the double stuff fudge Oreos. Right. Couldn't take it wouldn't take it back to single stuff. Fudge oreos. The thing you said about success and still being a depressed person brings me to the last suicide. I want to talk about from the Golden Gate Bridge. Roy, raymond. That is the founder of Victoria's Secret. Oh my God. Yes. I've heard about this one. This one's great August twenty six nineteen Ninety-three. He jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge because despite being the founder of toria secret, he was incredibly distraught about money issues that he was having and business problems because somewhere in the eighties. He started. My child's destiny which was like a high end children's product store..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Right. And now it's like they have to. It's like it's out of their own hand. We don't even know why people are killing themselves here. Like for all, we know. Like, I thought Seattle had the highest suicide rate. Why are people not jumping off the space? Needle right? That's you know, a more suicidal town. Yeah. Literally googling right now. The space. Needle porn. I don't know. I think it's harder for one like the bridges e anyone should be able to access a bridge. I think it's sounds reasonable that they only just recently put up these bike security measures. Yeah. For for for the longest time. But like what we can't stop people from going on a bridge four. Yeah. Well, they literally have to have a way to get people from San Francisco to that part of the of the America. Utah. Yes. Jumped off the space. Needle recently. Really wasn't Frazier. Not in Seattle news fray, the Gatlinburg space. Needle. Okay. That's not. That's not what the one in Seattle's called right? My problem with Frazier is that he hears the blues, Colin. When he kills him. So no, it's in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Well, so one in a while. I wonder okay. Gatlinburg tennessee. Yeah. Yeah. You all know about exactly the most famous of the space Neal's. I will. I do. Okay. We should wrap up soon. But I want to go over a few more quick suicide stories of people that I thought were interesting in nineteen forty this one. So fucked up man in nineteen forty five August in Maryland demont jumped up the Golden Gate Bridge. And here's why that's fucked up. August demont was thirty seven Maryland, Maryland demont was five. It was his daughter. She walked out onto a girder. And he said he said go ahead and jump. She jumped and then he as is quoted. He gracefully dove after her and then in his car, they found a note that literally all it said was I and my daughter have committed suicide. Yeah. I can't believe a five year old could convince an adult. Fucking five year old piece shit to convince an adult, man. To be five years old and be able to convince themselves. I'm glad. Sees crying. So crazy fucked up to fuck and like talk to her a million fucking times about lamb, man. We're going to do when we get there and everything. Yeah. Well, go fuck yourself, sir. There is hope she's in heaven and urine. Hell there are a few movie. Yeah. There are a few documentaries about suicide of the Golden Gate Bridge. One of them's called the bridge. And the fucked up thing about that movie is that they like posted cameras on the bridge. And or like, sometimes the crew would sit there with a camera for awhile, and they just ended up catching some suicides. And so like people are like what the fuck, man. Why didn't you do anything? And their arguments are always like, we you. You can't tell this guy jeans. Well, no, but this guy jeans, Brock Sprague. He. May eleventh two thousand four jumped off and. Apparently, he when the people who made the movie were asked about it. They were like, look we were looking at the video and it. He was acting kind of weird..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"They're like, no, I'm gonna fucking kill myself where I'm taking you with me shit. They've found guns on people. Yeah. Don't get super fucking dangerous for them to do it. Should we record a podcast on top of the Golden Gate Bridge? Actually. Yes, I've already booked it. Yeah. Me too. I already wait. Wait. Here's the most amazing thing about the suicide prevention on the bridge, though. And I laugh at this truly. All like over seventeen hundred people have killed themselves since nineteen thirty seven all of these people have taken all of these steps to prevent suicide on the bridge. And this year two thousand eighteen is when they started building nets. They just started concert. Yeah. Years ago, it was a took until two thousand eight for it to get approved in two thousand fourteen funding was approved catching impress people. I don't wanna be. Net. The argument was that it would take away from the aesthetic beauty the bridge. Oh, yeah. Beauty dead bodies floating in the river. I know. Well, also like people are saying like one of the reasons that it's finally happening now and started like moving in this direction in two thousand eight is like the mental health movement in this country like people just weren't acknowledging it as a real problem. They just thought everyone who kill themselves was fucking crazy. We're going to go do it somewhere else. I want to say one more thing there. They would just kill themselves. Anyway, which is crazy thing to say. But but then like all these studies came out that said like, no if someone tries nine hundred ten people who try to kill themselves and are stopped never try again. So put the fucking nets out. You know? Just put the fucking nut. Honestly, if I was ready to kill myself. And I landed in the net I web Bulkin PEO Be PEO. the bridge. Spiders for creating nets. Coming up with this idea in the first book and play a great joke about this is Hugh Moore who doesn't fuck you. Okay. I do love you so good at stand up. Perfect comedy name, Hugh more. We'll he picked it. It took me years to fuck and he too. It took me years to figure out that was the one that took me forever to get is comic nonsmoking him. Yeah. Now's mo-. No smoking. All right. Sorry. Humorous joke joke where he's like. It's just I don't remember the exact set of is like trying to help out my my sad friends. But just like, you know, it's not enough to tell people not to kill themselves. You gotta like do something about it. You know what I mean? So like what about my friend who lives like high up in an apartment building? Would if I put a water slide outside his window. And then he's like cruel. And and the end of the joke, the part that I really always love is like fuck man who replaced my razor blades was circus. Tickets. Also, you I'm sorry. I kinda brutalized your joke. Brutalized to do. I jumped through it off a Brit. Yeah, man. But here's the thing. It's gonna take three years to build the nets because they have to build steel nets. They don't fuck and break and shit interesting. Because like unlike the suicide force for sure like, you know, the Golden Gate Bridge is a functional thing is really just the best bridge right exists there. So you know, you can almost understand them not addressing it or whatever the mythos that's building around want not wanting to address it..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"For people. And here's the most amazing group. This is fucking crazy. There's a group of people that are called the Cowboys of the sky that I think are called that by other people. I don't think they pick that name mean angels. Yeah. The cowboys. Not in Moscow. So obviously, there are a lot of ironworkers that that repair the Golden Gate Bridge constantly, and they like have to be suspended high in the air. And they also know a lot about how the bridge itself works. So there is a group of ironworkers that volunteer their time to talk suicidal people off of killing themselves, and in some cases, wrestle them down because they like they like harness up, and then they walk out, and they fucking grad these people to save their life. The the main guy the guy who started doing it. His name is Ken hopper. He he started being an iron worker on the bridge and eighties as of two thousand one he had rescued thirty people lost two and there he noticed. Like, there's this thing that cyclists were doing when they would cross the bridge at the end of the bridge. They would touch the fence. And like if you see one person doing you don't really think of it. But it's like a clearly a ritual. He's like love to those who've died or whatever and. And. Ken, hopper. Saw this any requested this engraved plaque that says hoppers hands at the end of each bridge, and it's picture of two hands. And it says hoppers hands touched Dennis Hopper's hanging touch, dude. Cassidys hands. I don't know. It's nice that he's kind of like trying to make some sort of like impact or dude. It's just so yet reading about this was really heart warming and sweet. And the other funny thing about those guys those ironworkers is that something happens to them that never would have occurred to me is it like people fucking pull knives on them..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Live with your own goals. Oh, mom's dude. Yeah. Dude. Because everybody has a cool uncle and a phony uncle and neither of them are problematic. Once just wrote us on that's like Michelle smiling. Like he just wrote a song about smiling and like do just on with your life. Relax your title in life. Totally who Who you are. you are. Also, I have an issue with the when the show came back sequel show fuller house. I was not the direction I would've taken it in personally, I would have made empty house. And it would have just been about other house burned down, and they're all debt I full as Taus. Okay. Yeah. This show starring muni. Short more Neak. Oh, right. That's right. Forget that a lot more neat. It's like how in my last name. The dress for less is silent. Okay. So. Yeah. Like, I said there's a lot of. There are a lot of things done to prevent suicide on a bridge. There are first of all it is now since they're really thousands. I think maybe late nineties it's close to pedestrians after nine pm from nine PM to six AM cyclists can still go over the bridge at night. But there they have to be buzzed in and out of a gate by like, this remote service. Totally got kill yourself with a bicycle. There are eat a bicycle there. Yeah. But what are you gonna do with your bike? Damn there are suicide hotline telephones posted all along the bridge literally like there's a sign already to you. It says. Is it says crisis counseling, there is hope make the call the consequences of jumping from this bridge or fatal and tragic, and there's a phone underneath it where you press a button. And it goes straight to a suicide hotline. Cool is that go straight to your dad, guess straight to my phone? Yeah. Yeah. You're stupid spec. You. Yeah. Get boehner's. I hate you. That's fucking insane. Man. There's also because a lot of people are like, you know, aware of this. This is like I texted Hampton before recorded. I told him that I was reading about this made me cry. I'm gonna read you made me cry there. People have written notes on the railings of the Golden Gate Bridge. And this this is one of them life is worth living. If you have forgotten it try living again, I don't know what you've been through. But I know where you can end up a love you. Oh, I know I teared up reading it again. No. So sweet so amazing. Wow. It's so interesting. I mean, like it's funny because I government could really take the opportunity to just like disavow it like never address it and kind of shut down everything. But what they decided to do was kind of like highlight it and make it like almost a monument to mental health right down. Right. But like they're not like walking away from it. Yeah. They're like if you're here. This is what the history of this place has been. Yeah. This is like what you know. We know we know this now, and you don't have to do this. Yeah. There's also like there are so many. I just can't even tell you how much of that type of sentiment. Matt type of person find themselves at the bridge. Like there is a group of suicide prevention volunteers called the bridge. Watch angels that started in two thousand one organized by a woman named Mia. I think it's pronounced Mounier Monnier Mia mayor. She is she was a Pleasanton police Lieutenant and this is interesting because Pleasanton is like forty five minutes inland from SF. So it's like an it's not in the north bay. It's. Yeah. So it's far. But this group that she organizes their off duty cops that police patrol the bridge on their offers end on holidays looking.
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"I mean, if that's a way that they can kind of like Campari justify and get smaller and their brains. Go to the bridge. Kill myself swell. Just go if I somehow can manage to bring myself to the bridge, I'll kill myself rather than the full thing of like, you know, how is my entire network of people going to feel after this. You know, my family, and like people and also like how would I really feel you know, because you're kind of putting yourself in a different state of mind. I know how you actually feel when you're depressed definitely like finding reasons to check out excuses to check out is something. San francisco. Got his aides. Yeah. Yeah. It's interesting, man. I I don't my guess is that it's not that entirely. Like, I know like what you're saying. Is that at this point so many people have killed themselves on the Golden Gate Bridge that there's that factor? But at one point no-one had and it still became this place. And I just think it's pretty funny to drive over multiple bridges to get to another one. I will say I honestly believe the reason I started killing themselves on this bridge is like what you're saying. We're like, it's a big red bridge. Like a significant thing like throwing yourself off of the empire. Step thing. Right. I agree falls. Ever drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. It truly is beautiful. And it takes you from San Francisco into the north bay north bay is fucking so beautiful, and you can see the like hills and forests coming up on the other side also and plus you're driving over the bay. And it's like, it's massive. It's really I literally stick my head out the sunroof every time, I do I love it so much cocker spaniel small. Fucking idiot. Oh shit. News carers who. Tomorrow on latchkey kids. Honestly that show really taught me that if your mom just dies fucking life is sweet is that full houses..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Goes Golden Gate Bridge in you, don't get a lizard with the fuck is wrong with you. Totally. That's so fucking funny. Yeah. For the burgers, buck, you you're an idiot. You stupid go there. And you don't do the thing. Right. If you go to Venice, and you don't get in a gondola, totally also let's be very clear about this. Don't do the thing at Golden Gate Bridge is bad. I'm more trying to poke holes in why people would do this just based on going to the Golden Gate Bridge. And then feeling some sort of sense of obligation that you're like, well, I traveled all this way to commit suicide. Clearly, this is where I should commit suicide. Dude, here's suicides. It bothers me. It bothers me too. And and here's the thing that really amazes me about it is like there are so many bridges in San Francisco. There are truly like I'm really I was trying to some research on like what the actual appeal is of the Golden Gate Bridge over other bridges because I read this study where this guy like. Surveyed people who attempted suicide there and a lot of the people that had attempted suicide of the Golden Gate Bridge. Head driven over the bay bridge to get there. And it's just like what why is it so important to you that it's this bridge. And I wonder if it's because like you want it's like a huge red beautiful bridge. And you want your death to be poetic kinda there is just a little bit of like what we've seen with say. Like there was that suicide we did that was about the people throwing themselves into a volcano, right? It was one person. But then this kind of became a trend. I don't know. There is kind of like a weird like association of just like, well, this is where you do it. This is somehow allows me the like ability of the grace to do it because I'm here, I'm at the Golden Gate Bridge. It's like expected of me to kill right. Right, man. Do you think that you think that some of the people who jumped off think they were trying to fulfill a destiny of being there? Yeah..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Isn't that the family matters? Yeah. What happened to predict visit? This guy. Dave. It's a rare condition is that family matters. Yeah. Yeah. Good news in the newspaper. Well. Sea of dreams. So you head absent t- parents. Yeah. Dad was a weekend just was home all the time. Really really absent most of the time, absolutely. I. All agree to all of us, a big family matters fan metoo. Well, it's a rare condition that someone isn't. Full house was obnoxious. I didn't like it. I liked it. It was hard. And then I found family matters. And I was like, oh, this is funny. That is funny on this so much more goofy. There's like weird things whereas clone machine and like, here's goofy juice family. Sorry. Full house was more. Like, Michelle, totally. Dog's food bowl on your head. And she's like, no. And it's on her head and everyone's like visited genius. This is unbelievable springing families to get the Golden Gate Bridge up until now over seventeen hundred people have jumped to their death. As of two thousand five only twenty six people had jumped off the bridge and not died. Five percent of the people who jump off the bridge in die. Don't die from the impact. Ninety five percent of people die from the impact. Five percent of the people don't die when they hit the water and die of hypothermia or drown. Fucked up way to go also though there is like a huge network of countermeasures for suicide around it at this point and have been for a while. In two thousand thirteen one hundred eighteen people were talked down from committing suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge. There are like emergency personnel. Police that are assigned to walk it who just walk. It all the time literally looking for people that seem like they're going to kill themselves. Yeah. You know? It's crazy is like no matter how I'm feeling though. If I just look at that bridge. I wanna kill myself. Let's beautiful. It's too. It's like I'll never be that beautiful or hard. It can be with bridge. I'll never be as hard as.
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Bucks. Do you get the combo deal? Would he get the combo? How much is it? Big nater. No combo with the combo. No combo. Rounding up no combo. No combo four to five bucks. Okay. So to bacon eighters roundup, say ten bucks. Okay. Okay. Then. Yes. Sure. It also gets you. Uh-huh. Yeah. You said an album, I think that's good. What album, you know, like a friend rabbit frightened rabbit album. Well, yeah, I guess that's appropriate. Said so we could replace his album with a different album. No, we can do just want to say since he came up that song. Older brother is pretty good Johnson. Really good song is called pepper. I think anyway, great band. So let's say a frightened rabbit CD is eighteen bucks. Okay. Then we're up at twenty eight eight bucks to bake inter rabbit album. Okay. You could get like. Bike seat. Maybe by classes to come up with suggestions, dude, sadly, improv classes, more than eight dollars. Not fair really cost us suggestion. Due to an ember. But I'm paying in giving these instructors something to do. I know and also a new bike eight bucks. Those are pretty expensive. I love that you brought up the Golden Gate Bridge. Yeah. Topic? I mean like we've been kind of like dancing around for a little bit. It's it's kind of like one of the most like icon a graphic like symbols of. Yeah. I know. I wish you'd go through. I do have like I wanna go through another few other specific cases. But I yeah, it's it is the second. Most popular suicide spot in the world, number-one Coachella. Number one is the Nanjing Yangtze river bridge in China. Yeah. Number one. Yeah. China and the reason that they are. Higher than the reason that they are higher than the Golden Gate is that China sucks. Population thing. Nope. Be right once I'll. Also, number three, number three, most popular Susie. True, everyone who comes in. There is dead. Can you guess number three spot in the world? Seattle suicide forest in Japan. Yeah. Yeah. Which is crazy to me that the Golden Gate Bridge is more than a suicide forest because they at least the suicide forest looks like that and the Golden Gate Bridge is like a modern marvel. It's like beautiful and huge and people drive down with their head out the sunroof like it's changing their life. When the suicide for is like looks like suicide fields. Remember that opening a full house where they just drove off the bridge..
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"Yeah. So this guy talking this college professor he liked gets to this part of the bridge like a girder that he's going to he looks at the college professor, and he says, well, this is where I get off. The bridge people who kill themselves love to tell a fucking joke. Man. It's crazy. Yeah. Apparently, this college professor like reached as the guy was leaping in grabbed his belt and like held him back for a minute. And was like don't do it. Don't do it in the guy wriggled free and fucking shit. Yeah. Just hired like a fortune cookie. Like secret up your ass if you're going to play jokes. Yeah. A person them want. Get like crazy about. Also. Yeah, man that calls professor is like rolling over in his head. Like, I say anything. Want a Snickers? And you'd like just eaten a Snickers hole with the packaging and. Open your stomach's like. Dying to reach in and get the snappers. Thank you're going to fuck with people. Make their entire lives. Awful shitty. That's a really good point. I'm not saying do that the thought I asked brutal like we were talking about what was the name of the kid who killed himself an open mic in Oregon guy. Yeah. I was year ago that we recorded Kip rusty wall, Kip rusty Walker. Yeah. Yeah. Are you doing? Suicides that we're like public in a way where it was kind of like you're trying to show the public. Fuck with them. Right. Exactly. Doing it more. So than like. Art for you. You're trying to prove something. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Man sounds awful with this guy. There's another one. This one is weird because I don't. I don't know anything else about it. But in nineteen seventy-one amend named David Cleveland jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and they found thirty six dollars in his mouth. Really? Yeah. Well, I'd say he's probably a crazy person. Yeah. Maybe the C money. Poseidon? No this money. At that point eight might have just been in a mental. Sure state that is right. Not recognizable. I mean, that's pretty interesting. What do you think that would be about? Yeah. I don't know. I mean, there is the chance that it wasn't a suicide and it was like a, mafia. Okay. Type bookie out this exactly though, Shen thirty six dollars. Yeah. That's it. Yeah. The you owe me thirty six dollars. So you're swimming with the fishes. And that's the thing. That's a weird number. May way. On thirty six three six six six six. Okay. The devil. Did it? Oh my God. Or three six mafia. Did it maybe he was in three six month yet is that out three six via started. Oh, man. Maybe drake. Did it? Like, you know, there's oddly odd history of putting like money on your person is. Yeah. Like, put it on your eyes. You say maybe this guy lost his mind and agrees across thirty six dollars. Exactly he came. He found a money lake. Final solution of what it would be came to thirty six dollars. Exactly. To bacon eaters. Yeah. Like an album. Wait how much is it bacon? Inter like, four.
"golden gate" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"So I just sorta I guess I sort of disagree with like like I understand wanting to die just from pain like Steve was talking about. But like, I think that's only I don't know. I don't I don't support it unless it's gone on long enough for you to know that there's no recourse, truly. Yeah. And I mean like, you know, that's up to the individual. But yeah, exactly. And that's your own personal like way you would. But please like all of the possible remedies and therapies, you could get friends of mine who like become like paraplegic. And it's just like sure it. It's like, it's awful. Right. So right understand like it's almost like a world that I can't understand. I'm with you, man. But also, I don't want people who are listening who don't have one of those problems. But are so down in a pit that they might be able to align themselves with that to be given out by us because we won't that's not something I will ever do. That's why I'm saying like. You you have to seek out is a very rare case in which I would be like, yeah, I get it. You know what I mean? And in this case like, yeah. This level of pain. Like fuck. I mean, Jake, but here's that's a perfect example this level of nerve pain. Jake couldn't sleep for a calendar year. He was in so much pain. And it was he was like he couldn't do anything. You couldn't do anything. And he was he was losing his mind. He was felt like someone was constantly digging a fucking spoon into his spine or his leg. And then he got some surgeries, and he doesn't have his pain anymore, and he has a fucking TV show. You know what I mean? And so on Seinfeld. Which was his dream is the only reason I say that as like a. Yeah. True. So yeah, it's fucked up dude at a call it the suicide disease for fucking reason. Yeah. Crazy. Also, I gotta give it up to this guy for being funny, man. Absolutely, no reason except I have a toothache fucking what that is a nihilist dick fuck that is some good comedy. Yeah. I respect it. Good joke. Yeah. It's a joke. You wrote a joke, and he was like. I'm out. Matter of fact, the first ever person to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. At least the first recorded case of someone purposely, dying jumping out of the Golden Gate Bridge. His name was Harold B water. He happened in August of nineteen thirty seven. He was forty seven years old. He was a World War One veteran. Who had gotten work in San Francisco. He took a bus to the bridge. He was walking down the bridge while he was walking. He's he's sparked up a conversation with a college. Professor he walked by. Okay. They were talking for awhile Jordan Peterson. You're walking right now on a bridge. But what you don't understand is that we are. The guy is just like hate you..
"golden gate" Discussed on KSRO
"On ks all rope Seven fifteen ks are I don't know if you're this kind of guy. Tom but let's find out the. Pumpkin spice latte is, back at Starbucks today now take that as a. No then It's the fifteenth birthday of the Drake now. A lot of people are crazy. About I know that I mean if if everybody jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge should, I jump off the Golden Gate only. If you're the first guy to do. It, that's the only one that makes news Maybe, like a pumpkin spice cookies straw instead Or a pumpkin spice flavored. Ground coffee Cup pod is available to today there's there's a recurring theme in here and, it begins with a p. s., l. yeah the not so keen on pumpkin then. This is going to be a real challenge, yacht is regular lati- two, percent milk. Though if you don't mind up. No problem. Let me get right on that thank, you So the roadways here. We go. We've got it slow through pedal. This morning As we've, had a major accident earlier I. Think it occurred, around five thirty this morning but all of, that's, cleared out now the memories linger years traffic is slow from peddling boulevard north, all the, way through to send Tonio road picks up. At all in politics state park and then slows, down again at highway thirty. Seven next update is going to. Be at seven twenty five and no pumpkins Now daniel Your forecast.
"golden gate" Discussed on Bay Curious
"Mm baid curious listener stephanie schmid lives in san francisco and works north of the city in marin county for years she's driven across the golden gate bridge almost every single day i've been cross nothing probably near on ten thousand times easily it used to be a semi terrifying experience not as for stephanie but from both drivers blames on the bridge are narrow and for decades there was a very little suffering the traffic heading in opposite directions there were these flimsy yellow plastic tubes that were placed every few feet or so but that was the only barrier it felt like you were driving head on into traffic i mean there's a reason why it was a nickname a suicide lane because you are very exposed several times a day to help with traffic flow workers would move the tubes and change the number of lanes in each direction i mean they had a guy hanging out the back of a pickup truck moving the pigs which look save it wasn't super safe that's why just over two years ago stephanie noticed something on her drive had changed instead of flimsy tubes now there's a big steel and concrete barrier driving across is much less terrifying but moving a vague heavy barrier like that can't be done by a few guys and a pickup truck now they have a special custommade vehicle dubbed the super machine okay technically it's called a barrier transfer machine but we'll just call it this regime that zipper machine raised a number of questions for our commuter stephanie yazid faster for the technicians now to move the lanes what's the etiquette of driving around those machines why or what dictates when the barroga's mood on the golden gate bridge i'm olivia alan price this is bake curious a podcast exploring the bay area one question at a time this week reporter kelly o'meara hello is here to help answer stephanie's questions all right shall we go to the rich let's go.
"golden gate" Discussed on The Social Work Podcast
"Dude i'd like to meet this person lobbed so i went up to bill and he did me right he introduced me to gavin any said some very nice things about the podcast kevin agree to be interviewed so i met him up in his hotel room and we talked about what it was like to be a negotiator working with people who were seconds away from jumping from the golden gate bridge he shared some of his strategies and struggles working with the hundreds of people some of whom jumped in some whom didn't he talked about getting famous and doing a ted talk and then he shared something very personal the story of how he found out that his son had been thinking of killing himself well i'm really excited to share this episode with you because of what we can learn from kevin about the the professional side of working with folks in acute suicidal crises and the personal side of what we as professionals and first responders kindu to take care of ourselves and our families and now without further ado on episode one hundred and four of the search work podcast guardian of the golden gate in interview with kevin briggs kevin thank you so much for being here on the social were podcast and talking with us today can you tell us what it was like being on highway patrol yes actually thank you for having me pleasure to do this i'm a typically will get a call people calling on nine one one or there some phones on the bridge to go right to the golden gate bridge is certain office that they have they ever all patrol unit unlike security guards and then they will immediately call us and we will respond or it's a nine one call a person sometimes without him to wear the personal himself we call nom won sand they need help.