Posts tagged ‘Golden Gate Bridge’

March 11, 2011

California Man Swept Away by Tsunami

by Accidental Bear

Horrible tragedy but you can’t say you weren’t warned. Mother nature is all powerful and not to be underestimated.



The Japanese earthquake is having truly global effects. Rescue workers are searching for a California man who was washed into the sea by a tsunami when he was trying to take pictures of the incoming wave in northern California. Four others were swept off an Oregon beach earlier today, but managed to make it back to shore. The lesson for people living in beachfront communities on the West Coast? Stay inside and watch it on TV.

Related: The Latest Earthquake and Tsunami News

[Photo of a wave near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco today via AP]

March 10, 2011

Teens Fate Wasn’t Death off the GG Bridge

by Accidental Bear

They say this may have not been a suicide attempt but a dare from fellow students. Whatever the case some severe psychological testing needs to be done after his physical injuries heal. We can’t hold everyones hand to get them off the ledge. Extensive measures have been made to make the Golden Gate Bridge. At some point we just have to call mental illness what it is an illness and stupidity , stupid. We cannot save everybody.


Teen Survives Plunge Off Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — An eleventh-grade student from Windsor High School survived a plunge off San Francisco’s famed Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday, authorities told CBS 5.

The 17-year-old was participating in a humanities class field trip and was crossing the bridge when he jumped off near the bridge’s South Tower and into San Francisco Bay, said Windsor Unified School District Superintendent Bill McDermott.

Witnesses to the incident, which occured shortly after 11 a.m., used the word “traumatizing” to describe what they had seen.


“A recent study found more students hurl themselves off the bridge than any other demographic group.”


December 28, 2010

SFist Gift List: Islands of San Francisco (The Poster)

by Accidental Bear

Burrito Justice devised this whimsical yet ramrod pristine map of San Francisco parks and neighborhoods – including the noted blogger’s personal mission in life: the recognition of La Lengua – which can be yours for the holidays. Inspired by Kyle Sluder’s SOAS (Seattle on a Sheet), The Islands of San Francisco comes in three sizes: 23″ x 23″ ($25), 15″ x 15″ ($16) and 11″ x 11″ ($11).

December 11, 2010

Pic of the Day

by Accidental Bear

The Mikes

The Mikes

Accidental Bear and his man friend, lover, LTR, partner , best friend & Golden Gate Bridge!

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