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That’s Old News: Political Support

I found this brief article in the 30 Jun 1912 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle: A recall was being issued in San Francisco of three politicians.  The East Oakland Progressive League was throwing it’s support behind the politicians and against the recall. Listed as one of the members of the East Oakland Progressive League… Continue reading That’s Old News: Political Support

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That’s Old News: Extreme Sports 1890’s Style

Doing some research the other day, I came across this drawing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 10 January 1897: It appears Push Ball was the next big thing…maybe the first extreme sport!  The shere was 6 feet in diameter.  The two teams push the ball around, against each other.  It is unclear if they are… Continue reading That’s Old News: Extreme Sports 1890’s Style

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That’s Old News: Clifford Gonsalves Commended

I found this news item about Clifford Gonsalves (aka Clifford Algrava), son of Maria J. (Costa) Algrava, through her first marriage.  Clifford enlisted in the army in 1943.   He was 27 and married. This item was in the Oakland Tribune, 1 Jul 1945, under “Awards”. “Cpl. Clifford Gonsalves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P.… Continue reading That’s Old News: Clifford Gonsalves Commended