133. S.F. General: Minicam: S.F. general has trash mountain growing in one of its parking lots. Hospital spokesman says that so far it is not a health hazard...but...it could become one. we go out and see it.
218. S.J. PEACE OFFICER: Mike Laster was a Mountain View cop who put away his gun for an office job in the force & now the threat of Prop. 13 may mean the end of his old job he doesn?t want to carry a gun.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from March 31st 1975 in San Francisco, featuring scenes of Mayor Joseph Alioto, rock promoter Bill Graham and others at City Hall, who are explaining the outcome of an event orgianized by Graham at Kezar Stadium on March 23rd called S.N.A.C.K. Sunday (?Students Need Activities, Culture and Kicks?) The event was intended to raise funds needed by San Francisco public schools faced with fiscal cutbacks, in order to continue after-school sports and other extra-curricular activities. Reporter Al Dale confirms that of $300,000 taken at the concert, $200,000 will be donated to the school system. Also includes silent/sound views of the concert.... (more info)
236. S.O.B. : Save our ballet anniversary Party at Union square at noon.
Please note: approximately 8 minutes of scenes featuring San Francisco's New Shakespeare Company have been cut from this shortened version of the original program, whilst rights issues are being cleared.
KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary film from 1967, presented by Art Brown, which looks at the state of live theatre in San Francisco. Includes scenes featuring: interviews with Margrit Roma, A.J. Esta, Jack Aranson and people on the street, who discuss their attitude to theatre; Roma's New Shakespeare Company rehearsing 'Romeo and Juliet' in the Trinity Epsicopal Church, with Ted Lange playing Romeo; a rehearsal by the Interplayers company; Aransan rehearsing for 'The World of Dylan Thomas' on-stage at the City Theatre; rehearsals for ACT's production of Moliere's 'Tartuffe' with Rene Auberjonois and views of Hollywood actress Sylvia Sydney arriving at San Francisco Airport. This film was written and produced by Don Zavin and directed by Don Devendorf.... (more info)
KQED News report from Salinas (California) on December 11th 1970 featuring an interview with a United Farm Workers spokesman, who explains that organizing committees are continuing to function despite the fact that C?sar Ch?vez is in jail. He describes the crippling piece work that lettuce workers must endure in the fields, which causes much higher rates of back disability than with other farm workers and also states that his union has banned the use of D-24 pesticide, which is manufactured by Dow (Bud Antle Inc.?s parent company). There is an interview next to farm fields with a member of the celery pickers committee, who says joining the union has meant a significant increase in wages. An anti-boycott protester (wearing a badge that reads: ?a salad a day keeps the boycott away?) is asked about his opinion regarding Ch?vez and replies: ?Myself, I don?t like what he represents. I personally, like I say, I?m a United States citizen. I belong to a United States of America. Not some other country and not some other party.? He also makes the point that smaller farmers and middle-men are being hurt financially because of this dispute. Ends with scenes of a Bud Antle spokesman trying to explain the position of his company regarding the current dispute.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 5th 1974 by Eric Smith in San Bruno Jail featuring interviews with an instructor and inmate, who discuss the exercise program for women. The instructor says: "I think the program is very important because the girls need exercise desperately." The inmate explains: "Well it help me, you know, stay in shape, you know. I don't wanna lose my figure." Also includes views of the women inmates exercising outside.... (more info)
KTVU News report from March 6th 1974, featuring scenes from a press conference with Mayor Joseph Alioto on negotiating San Francisco city employee wages. Also includes views of a separate press conference, in which a spokesman argues that all city employees deserve a uniformly fair pay structure.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 17th 1974 by Belva Davis featuring a red carpet opening night at the San Francisco Film Festival. Actors and celebrities are shown arriving and greeting crowds, including: Michael Douglas; Brenda Vaccaro; Goldie Hawn; Herb Caen and Truman Capote. American Nazi Party members are also seen demonstrating outside The Palace of Fine Arts, against 'The Odessa File' (which premiered on the opening night).... (more info)
KTVU News report from February 1969 featuring brief views of Dr Nathan Hare and George Mason Murray waiting to be arraigned at the San Francisco Hall of Justice. Followed by a press conference by Murray in which he describes their arrest by the ?racist California Highway Patrol? as ?an act of white supremacy.? President S.I. Hayakawa gives a press conference to announce that his decision whether or not to suspend Dr Hare and Dr Stewart is pending on the results of their legal hearing. Ends with brief scenes of students in class and workmen laboring on the new Library Building addition.... (more info)
784. SAN FRANCISCO HOSTAGE: Thomas Lowery got into a fight with his landlord outside his Visitacion Valley apartment and locked himself inside. The landlord called police; they thought he might be armed. SOF Lt. Dick Klapp chief of San francisco hostage unit
KPIX News report from March 29th 1967 by Jim Anderson in San Francisco, featuring views of the coin minting production line inside the New Mint. Please note that the news camera was over exposed when shooting Anderson's introduction, outside the New Mint.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 10th 1967 by Rollin Post following US Senators Robert Kennedy, George Murphy and Joseph S. Clark visiting San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, as part of their Poverty Program inspection tour. Also includes an interview with Hunters Point housing project resident Mrs David Commer and views of a public hearing on the living conditions in San Francisco's predominantly black neighborhoods at the Bayview Community Center, featuring testimony by Mrs Osceola Washington. Note that future Mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown can be seen in Kennedy's entourage. Note that KRON-TV cameras were there on the same day and their color footage can also be viewed in DIVA.... (more info)
President Robert Smith discusses disruption on the San Francisco State College campus with reporters at a press conference. He is seen arriving and talking to assembled press and photographers. Much of this footage offers close ups and some medium shots of Smith as he identifies what he feels are the underlying problems causing the unrest. He talks about external factors that may be provoking the anger of black students and emphasizes the need to establish a safe environment on campus. He also states that he doesn't have the authority to re-instate George Murray. Smith answers a great variety of questions, including those relating to Black Panther activity and towards the end of the press conference, he is clearly sweating. After the questions have finished he gets up and leaves. Some close ups of Smith are slightly out of focus.... (more info)
Striking students from San Francisco State College picket on 19th Avenue and there is a brief glimpse of President Hayakawa defending his decision to disconnect cables on a sound truck: "all right, sue! I invite you to sue ? I have no plans for the morning, I?m going to live by the moment!" Protestors are seen being arrested by riot police and there are snippets of separate press conferences by Hayakawa and the Third World Liberation Front. This footage features two views from different camera teams of the Administration Building?s windows being smashed and of protestors taunting riot police. Ends with Hayakawa stood defiantly on the sound truck, surrounded by a crowd of angry students.... (more info)
Scenes from the convocation at San Francisco State College between students and administrators, including President Robert Smith. Also features students on campus picketing and shouting: "on strike, shut it down!" A black student gives a thought provoking speech outside in which he describes how the 15 Demands were presented to the Trustees and their negative reaction to them (strong language is used). There are a number of speeches from the Black Students Union and the Third World Liberation Front. There are also views of riot police and angry protesters. Contains much footage of speeches which illustrate the conflicting debates involved, of students listening intently and of media reporting on them.... (more info)
Views of picket line protesters marching around the center lawn at San Francisco State College chanting: "On strike, shut it down!" There are several close ups of the damage inflicted on campus buildings and groups of mounted police are shown riding around the neighborhood next to campus. Riot police are also seen jogging past the camera in a column. Various speakers are shown addressing crowds and a class is disrupted by a man shouting: "Black power!" The march is dispersed by police, as protesters try to move from campus into the surrounding neighborhood at 19th Street. Contains excellent footage of police activity and the cameramen/reporters following them.... (more info)
A KQED news special at San Francisco State College by Wanda Ramey, featuring views of students in a canteen and speaking at an open air microphone to share their views. In a series of interviews with a reporter, Peter Radcliffe criticizes external political pressures and praises President John Summerskill, John Gerassi comments on student violence and Bob Fenster worries that the 15 Demands may no longer be perceived to be valid. There are also extended views of the cafeteria and further extracts of interviews with John Gerassi and Bob Fenster. The President of Associated Students Phil Garlington expresses his views on the Black Student Union and President Summerskill.... (more info)
A variety of convocation speeches from San Francisco State College are featured. A student calls for the college to be re-opened and for the creation of a college ombudsman. He speaks over a female protester who won't keep quiet. A student panel answers a barrage of questions from reporters and protesters, including those relating to the 10 Demands and the recent recall election. President Robert Smith gives a press conference, dismissing rumors about his resignation and stating the need for great changes within Higher Education. A female student points out to reporters that Catherine Hearst is both a University Regent and the owner of the San Francisco Examiner, citing this as the reason why the newspaper has given them negative coverage. She also claims that the profit margins of the Del Monte Corporation are directly threatened by minority education. A male student states that minority education is against the financial interests of College Trustee Dudley Swim, who is currently able to pay uneducated Mexican-American workers $1.25 per hour.... (more info)
A KQED report from San Francisco State College featuring African-American protesters suggesting Ronald Reagan should remove tactical police squads from the campus because they aren't carrying student cards. There are scenes of students relaxing and talking around the campus grounds. Several students and faculty members are interviewed and express their opinion on current events.... (more info)
Part I of a KQED news special at San Francisco State College, featuring a tracking shot along a corridor full of students staging a sit in, followed by an interview with President John Summerskill. He states that whilst he doesn't want a police presence on campus, if there is any violence or threat of violence, the decision is no longer his. The results of the Emergency Trustee Meeting on December 9th in Los Angeles are discussed at a press conference by Peter Radcliffe (President of the SFSC Federation of Teachers), during which the College's survival is said to be in grave danger. A spokesperson for the Academic Senate calls for the forthcoming investigation to be held in public and there is more footage of Summerskill and protesters addressing crowds outside.... (more info)
Part II of a KQED news special at San Francisco State College featuring Peter Radcliffe (President of the SFSC Federation of Teachers) speaking out against the Board of Trustees decision to undermine President John Summerskill's authority, by denying California College Presidents the right to decide whether or not a police presence is required on campus. He concludes that "San Francisco State College had become a pawn in California state politics." There are views of public speaking from students, Summerskill and John Gerassi, concerning the students involved in the attack on James Vaszko. Ends with scenes from a student sit-in.... (more info)
Rough cut edits (derived from 16mm b&w negative and color positive film) of a KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary from 1968/9, which looks at the San Francisco State College student strike. Includes scenes featuring: a press conference with Dr. Joseph White; a press conference with George Mason Murray, who states that "If the Chancellor doesn't feel that I should teach, then he's gonna have to come into the classroom and take me out or send the pigs in to take me out. And no black person will tolerate that"; a to-camera summary of the current situation at State by KRON reporter Dave Valentine; interviews with Dr. Devere Pentony, who points out that Murray was hired for his specialist ability to teach students from minority backgrounds; crowds outside the Administration building shouting "re-hire Murray now!"; the student Convocation (with Jerry Varnado and others speaking); an interview with Roger Alvarado, who expresses frustration with the whole negotiation process, reflecting that "They can't even talk to us without their faces getting all red. Really ... We upset 'em. We upset 'em. Just by the way we look. Just by our color" and an interview with a student who discusses social stereotypes and the college system, whilst trying to frame the student strike within a bigger picture. A complete and fully edited 16mm print of this film has yet to be found.... (more info)
Rough cut edits (derived from 16mm color positive film) of a KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary from 1968/9, which looks at the San Francisco State College student strike. Includes scenes featuring: mass demonstrations on campus; the student Convocation; Presidents Robert Smith and his sucessor Samuel I Hayakawa giving speeches; a class discussing strike issues, in which a student points out that "The academic community has chosen to ignore it [the needs of ethnic minorities], which is the reason for the disturbances ... Before the campus was closed down we would never be in a class like this"; an interview with Roger Alvarado, who refers to the administration's "cheap promises" and lack of action; and an interview with Dr. Juan Martinez, who explains the drop out rate for ethnic minorities at SF State is very low because they are highly motivated to succeed. A complete and fully edited 16mm print of this film has yet to be found.... (more info)
Please note: there were problems with audio recording levels on the original film soundtrack. KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 24th 1969 by Rollin Post in San Francisco featuring candidates for the Supervisor elections. Includes interviews with two candidates who discuss their ideas and policies.... (more info)
844. San Francisco Supervisor/Animal Ordinance Plastic Pipe Ord
KRON News footage from September 5th 1968 featuring extended scenes of a tickertape parade welcome for Richard Nixon in downtown San Francisco, during his Republican Presidential campaign. Includes views of Nixon and his wife Pat greeting large crowds on Market Street, from the back of a limousine, in a motorcade.... (more info)
851. SAN FRANCISCO TOMORROW: residents of SF want a limit vote put on the height of high-rises.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 29th 1969 by Mike Lee in San Jose featuring a protest in San Jose against California Superior Judge Gerald S. Chargin's recent comments when sentencing a man of Hispanic background with incest: "We ought to send you out of the country - send you back to Mexico . . . You ought to commit suicide. That's what I think of people of this kind. You are lower than animals and haven't the right to live in organized society?just miserable, lousy, rotten people." Crowds are shown listening to speakers who refer to the Nazi holocaust in the context of racial profiling and one man declares his hope that soon there will be more Hispanic Judges. Lee ends by pointing out that the State Commission on Judicial Qualification will shortly declare whether Chargin must come before them for a hearing. The Commission recommended that the Supreme Court publicly censure Judge Chargin, instead of recommending that he be removed from the bench.... (more info)
1005. SAN JOSE POLITICS: Mayor Gray Hayes refuses to sign the multi-million dollar freeway project for San Jose; she said the final decision on the porject should go before San Jose voters; SOF Garza and Hayes
KPIX Eyewitness News report from January 17th 1969 at San Jose State College by Dave Monsees featuring scenes from a demonstration to support the protests at SF State and views of students marching though campus buildings chanting: ?On strike, shut it down!? Ends with a press conference in which a member of faculty explains how many academic departments will refuse to cooperate with their administration.... (more info)
1057. San Jose State Students Demonstrate (Firing)
KQED news report from a Nike missile site in San Pablo on June 14th 1971, where American Indian activists have just initiated another occupation of land, following their removal from Alcatraz. Features interviews with Indian women and a local law enforcement officer.... (more info)
KQED news report from a Nike missile site in San Pablo on June 14th 1971, where American Indian activists have just initiated another occupation of land, following their removal from Alcatraz. Features scenes of John Trudel speaking with a safety officer, who wants to make sure they have a secure communications link in the event of a fire. Also includes views of reporters and activists having lunch.... (more info)
1475. SANCTION: James Ballard AFT asks for strike sanction from the SF labor council. Word is that Jack Crowley has been given the ok by the council to give the AFT sanction but as yet he hasn?t taken such action.
KTVU News report by Dennis Richmond on the gas by appointment system, at a Texaco gas station in Santa Clara County, from March 6th 1974. Includes interviews with women who approve of the system and station owners, who resent it. One of them claims: "It's an infringement on my free enterprise system and my freedom as an American. And that makes me mad."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from February 23rd 1973 by Frank Goran featuring views of Santa Clara (Santa Clara County, California) as it prepares to welcome home Navy Lt. Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. after being held for over 8 years in captivity by the North Vietnamese.... (more info)
1568. SANTA CLARA PROP. 13: the passage of prop 13 is causing no panic for the City of Santa Clara good v/o Santa Clara the city hall--the city library & the large swimming pool--public.