122. RADIOACTIVE: 1st accident in 26 years Lawrence Livermore Labs has been in operation; a janitor picked up a basket he was not supposed which contained a small vial of Americiun 241 a radioactive material
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 14th 1977 by Jim Avila featuring a police raid on the Mitchell Brothers Ultra Room in San Francisco. Includes views outside and inside the Ultra Room on O'Farrell Street and interviews with Police Chief Charles Gain and Jim Mitchell.... (more info)
KPIX news footage from November 10th, 1967 featuring a press conference and rally for Huey P. Newton, in the wake of the John Frey shooting. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 5th 1968 in San Francisco by Belva Davis featuring a commemorative service held in Civic Center Plaza for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was killed yesterday in Memphis (TN). Includes views of Mayor Joseph Alioto, Terry Francois and others making speeches, including the Right Rev. C. Kilmer Meyers who grimly declares that: "We whites are the ones who by our vicious racism have brought to death this sainted follower of the prince of peace." Also shown are views of large crowds gathered to pay their respects, of Mrs. Charlie Mae Haynes singing 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord' and of riot police inside a Woolworth store.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report on May 24th 1974 featuring brief scenes from an interview with music critic Ralph J. Gleason (a founding editor of 'Rolling Stone' magazine), who reflects on the death and musical legacy of American composer and big band leader Duke Ellington (1899-1974).... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 25th 1979 by Ed Arnow in San Francisco, featuring brief scenes from an interview with Ronald Reagan, who is asked if he'd ever consider running for Vice President. He replies: "No, I don't think I'll ever be a candidate for Vice President."... (more info)
Part I of a KQED News report featuring extended fragments of an interview with Governor Ronald Reagan, during which he expresses his disapproval with how the student protests at Berkeley were handled in 1964. He also criticizes the California Board of Regents and Trustees. He blames the unrest at San Francisco State on: "a dissident faction of outright lawbreakers and anarchists" and describes a letter he received from a former teacher who resigned because of the protests. He also discusses capital punishment, in-lieu tax, BART and his re-election. Also includes a brief glimpse of Dr. Carlton Goodlett in a crowd of protesters at San Francisco State.... (more info)
Part II of a KQED News report containing extended fragments of an interview with Governor Ronald Reagan, in which he discusses the recent mass student protests in California. Reagan delivers a speech on tax relief and then gives a heated press conference on the student protests at Berkeley, in which he is told: "You cannot run a university by bayonet." Reagan blames academics for the unrest before storming out: "All of it began the first time some of you who know better and are old enough to know better let young people think they had the right to choose the laws they would obey, as long as they were doing it in the name of social protest!"... (more info)
KRON-TV News report from April 17th 1970, featuring a press conference by California Governor Ronald Reagan, in which he compares the students involved in unrest to Nazi stormtroopers. Ends with views of another press conference, in which a spokesman appeals for restraint in the face of escalating violence on college campuses.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 14th 1969 by Rollin Post in Sacramento featuring views of students protesting against the Vietnam War and an interview with Governor Ronald Reagan, in which he expresses disappointment at the California State Employees Association's (CSEA) position on strikes and reservations over peace protests.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 30th 1969 featuring a press conference in which Governor Ronald Reagan expresses his support for Operation Intercept, which requires that all persons and vehicles crossing the Mexican border be searched for evidence of drug trafficking. Reagan refers to drug addiction as an "epidemic" and goes on to state his belief that the popular recreational drug marijuana is psychologically addictive.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 29th 1969 featuring a press conference with Governor Ronald Reagan, in which he discusses the passage of different political bills through the California State Legislature.... (more info)
KPIX News report from March 30th 1967 in Sacramento (which uses footage shot on the previous day), featuring brief scenes of a press conference by Governor Ronald Reagan, who reflects that the Press may not be received as favorably by authorities in countries which "are more or less hostile to us." Reagan is speaking having just received a delegation by the Women for Peace organization, with whom he differed on their goal of ending the Vietnam War.... (more info)
KRON-TV News report from May 12th 1970, featuring California Governor Ronald Reagan speaking about student unrest at the San Francisco Hilton. Features scenes of Reagan speculating that the violence occuring on college campuses is not just "the ferment of youth" but may be evidence of a political conspiracy to indoctrinate students against the American capitalist system, through social science programs.... (more info)
1299. RECORD BURNERS: teenagers at Christian hi-school in San Jose are burning their rock records in protest to the evil they represent they say the Bible is where its at & that will be their musical outlet.
KQED News report by Randy Shilts from September 27th 1978, featuring brief scenes from a press conference about police recruitment programs targeting the gay community of San Francisco. Also includes Shilts describing how a gay man was asked a series of offensive questions relating to his sexuality, during a recruitment interview with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Mike Lee from August 10th 1970 in San Rafael featuring interviews with Inspector Ron Retana, Judge E. Warren McGuire and another judge, who discuss the Marin County Courthouse shootout and it's implications for public security during criminal trials. Ends with views of women singing a folk song.... (more info)
1481. REFOMERY FIRE: in Richmond at the Standard oil refinery a ten story blaze aerial shots.
KPIX Eyewitness news report by Belva Davis from September 18th, 1969, from the St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Oakland (Alameda, CA) at a registration event for the Black Panthers' first national conference on anti-fascism. Davis interviews conference organizer and Black Panther RoseMary Gross, who discusses the necessity to form a united front against fascism not only among the Panthers but among "all organizations and individuals who are working to use their democratic rights in opposition to the power structure" and "in opposition to all of the oppression that is perpetrated upon them by the entire system of capitalism." Also features footage of conference attendees registering for the event as well as brief shots of the registration headquarters. See also KPIX report reference number KPIX 39187. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
1615. REGISTRATION: More on fraudulent voter registratons in SF.
KRON-TV News report from February 3rd 1967 at The Matrix nightclub in San Francisco, at 3138 Fillmore Street. Features views of rock band The Only Alternative & His Other Possibillities rehearsing onstage and an interview with new singer Kay and songwriter Tor Olson. They discuss the difficulty of defining their 'sound' and the creativity of the San Francisco music scene. The Matrix was established in 1965 in a renovated former pizza shop and was a nightclub till 1972. It became closely associated with the "San Francisco Sound" in rock music.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 3rd 1971 featuring a press conference by Chicano activist Reies Lopez Tijerina, who states that Chicanos need to stand up for their land rights as a matter of priority, against "land robbery," "property injustice" and in accordance with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo (1848). He also refers to legal papers which relate to his recent imprisonment.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 24th 1969 featuring scenes from hearings, press conferences and interviews about the regulation and use of hallucinogenic drugs. Includes criticism of The Beatles and Timothy Leary, Lieutenant Governor Edwin Reinecke speculating that pills may be engineered to "self destruct" and Alexander Shulgin reflecting that it's impossible to fully control access to the STP hallucinogen that he synthesized.... (more info)