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Viewpoints: Why not a major museum in railyard?

Aug 19, 2014
Viewpoints: Why not a major museum in railyard?

A West Coast branch of Smithsonian Institution would be much better than a soccer stadium. Jim Guida

Eroni Kumana dies at 93; rescued JFK and his PT-109 crew

Aug 17, 2014

On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy.

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

Aug 15, 2014
San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.


Fans wait to enter the Paul McCartney 'Out There Tour' performs at Candlestick Park for the historic stadium's final concert Thursday August 14, 2014...

Four who helped save priceless art during WWII

Aug 7, 2014
Four who helped save priceless art during WWII

The men and women who were part of the Monuments Men during World War II were already established in their careers as art curators, museum administrators, conservationists and painters when they joined up. Laurence Sickman was the Oriental art cur...

Archeological teams unearth history in historic Crete

Aug 6, 2014

High on a hill overlooking the Mirabello Bay and what the poet Homer called the "wine dark sea," work resumed in June uncovering an ancient city that had been lost for millennia.

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Aug 4, 2014
Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over fou...

Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit

Aug 4, 2014

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted.

Sarajevo begins to heal from its haunted history

Aug 4, 2014

If you dare to visit here - and I'm glad I did - you'll eventually stand beneath the elegant geometry of Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque (built in 1530) or sip a beer at the Sarajevo Brewery (founded 1864) or tiptoe atop the stone walls of the White Fortress, s...

A short history of Sarajevo and the region

Aug 4, 2014

A short history of Sarajevo and the region:

Quiz: Do you know these famous Sacramento people?

Aug 1, 2014
Quiz: Do you know these famous Sacramento people?

People from the Sacramento area have gained fame in everything from law to film, philanthropy to athletics. Test your knowledge and see how well you know Sacramento's most famous folks. Shoppers sift through bins of free compact disks Friday, Octo...

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