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107,741. If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there. (Hippy & San Francisco) Scott McKenzie, If You’re Going to San Francisco
19,768. San Francisco September 1977: gang members stormed a popular restaurant in Chinatown seeking revenge against their rivals. Five people were killed and eleven others were injured. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) Gangland: Deadly Triangles
19,769. Shrimp Boy has been at the heart of China’s underworld. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,770. They called the groups Tongs. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,771. They called the foreigners FOBs - Fresh Off The Boat. At first the ABCs had the upper hand ... The FOBs organised ... One of the first gangs to form was the Wah Ching. New gangs formed as teenagers scrambled to protect themselves. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,772. The residents of China Town were under siege. But they rarely went to the police. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,773. Even the lowliest gangsta was involved in extortion. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,774. New crimes were decidedly white-collar. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
19,775. I just want to be the best gangster, be the best fighter, and party. Making money and also selling a lot of drugs. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) Raymond Chow aka Shrimp Boy
19,776. They called it living off the land. In a city by the bay. They robbed from the rich. They did for themselves. Stayed under the radar until they went for the biggest score ever – and then everyone knew their names. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) American Gangster: The Smith Brothers
19,777. The biggest jewellery heist in San Francisco history. (Gangstas: San Francisco & San Francisco) ibid.
104,141. Colby has been using Crystal Meth for thirteen years. Now he injects himself three times a day. (Drugs & Meth & San Francisco) Drugs Inc s4e1: San Francisco Meth Zombies, 2013
104,142. Approximately 15 million people in America have tried Meth. (Drugs & Meth & San Francisco) ibid.
104,143. In the new millennium the summer of love has become the winter of addiction. And in the heart of the city the gay community is struggling to recover from a meth epidemic. (Drugs & Meth & San Francisco) ibid.
104,144. Now the Mexican cartels are intent on taking over super labs hidden in the depths of Mexico and perfecting the process of industrial meth production. (Drugs & Meth & San Francisco) ibid.
75,506. The Asian cartel has been poisoning San Francisco with meth for almost twenty-five years. (Drugs & San Francisco & Meth & Gangsters) Drugs Inc Compilation: Cartel Chaos
87,499. I left my heart in San Francisco. Douglas Cross 1954
87,500. Such was life in the Golden Gate:
Gold dusted all we drank and ate,
And I was one of the children told,
‘We all must eat our peck of gold.’ (San Francisco & Gold) Robert Frost, A Peck of Gold 1926
87,506. Almost one hundred years ago on April 18th 1906 San Franciscans were awoken just before dawn by a massive earthquake. It lasted for fifty-five seconds killing hundreds and people and reducing huge areas of the city to rubble. After the quake came the fire-storms and further casualties. Now, Unsolved History will show that for decades the true magnitude of the disaster and its causes were covered up. (San Francisco & Fire & Earthquake) Unsolved History: Great Quake Cover-Up
87,507. When the smoke cleared a city was gone. (San Francisco & Fire & Earthquake) ibid.
87,508. It seems that the military and the local militia were the given the order to shoot to kill to establish control in the chaotic streets. In one incident that was later described as a riot hundreds of civilians were gunned down. ibid.
87,509. It [photograph] also reveals some important clues about which types of buildings survived and which didn’t. Those built around skeletons of steel fared the best. (San Francisco & Fire & Earthquake) ibid.
87,505. City a Roaring Furnace. (San Francisco & Earthquake & Fire) Berkeley Reporter headline
87,501. Remembering that this is not the first time that San Francisco has been destroyed by fire, I have not the slightest doubt that the city by the Golden Gate will be speedily rebuilt. (San Francisco & Fire) George C Pardy, Californian Governor
87,502. San Francisco, December 2009: a mysterious event shocked the city. Thousands of sea-lions living on its docks suddenly disappeared overnight. Days later an earthquake hit the region. Did they sense impending doom, or is it just weird or what? (San Francisco & Seals) Weird or What? Cocaine Mummies
87,503. There is a happy ending: in February 2010, three months after their disappearance, the sea-lions returned to their home on Pier 39. (San Francisco & Seals) ibid.
87,504. I don’t believe that there is a blasé person in the State. Credit that to the earthquake. The catastrophe, too, will be a great factor in the future greatness of San Francisco, just as the fires of London were in the making of that city a world metropolis. (San Francisco & Earthquake) Gertrude Atherton, San Francisco Call 2nd May 1996 ‘Novelist Rescues Manuscript from Occidental Hotel’
87,510. It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness of the late afternoon of time. Jack Kerouac, On the Road 1962
87,511. As many of you know, I come from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one – it’s a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. (San Francisco & Mushroom) Nancy Pelosi, The Agribusiness Club of Washington 24 July 2006
107,730. 1967: The Summer of Love: Sex, drugs and rock n roll. But not all peace, love and understanding. The explosion that summer came from a mix of naive idealism, mysticism, radical politics and chemistry. All bubbling to the surface on the west coast of the United States. (Hippy & San Francisco) The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changed the World I: The Making of a Hippy, BBC 2017
107,731. This is the Golden Gate Park in San Franciso. It’s the place where the hippy was born on January 14th 1967. San Francisco’s underground newspaper Oracle put a call-out for all strands of what it called the counter culture to gather here for a party like no party in history. A party that would change the world for ever. (Hippy & San Francisco) ibid.
107,732. The hippies discovered a wonder-drug called LSD. (Hippy & San Francisco) ibid.
107,738. Along with the New Left, Berkeley was also home to those experimenting with alternative lifestyles and mind-expanding drugs. (Hippy & San Francisco) ibid.
107,734. San Francisco was a flame of protest, radical ideas and acid. The American authorities were horrified and banned LSD. (Hippy & San Francisco) ibid.
107,735. No sooner had the party began then it started to unravel. (Hippy & San Francisco & Revolution) The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changed the World II: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
107,736. June 1967 and San Francisco was on the brink on a hippy revolution. (Hippy & San Francisco & Revolution) ibid.
107,743. At the heart of the community were an anarchits group of artists and radicals called The Diggers. (Hippy & San Francisco & Revolution) ibid.
108,607. Near San Francisco seismologists are bracing for the next big quake. (Underground & San Francisco & Earthquake) Secrets of the Underground s1e6, Discovery 2017