archive for May, 2006

Monday, May 8th, 2006

announcement: sparkletack takes a break

well, here goes: as i give attention to some exciting san francisco related projects that i’ve been cooking up, including the writing of a book, sparkletack will be on hold for a month or two. the book will be a how-to guide on the subject of urban history podcasting, something I hope will inspire sparkletack-like […]

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Sunday, May 7th, 2006

#57: The Reber Plan for San Francisco Bay

Unsurprisingly, San Francisco’s history includes an amazing number of extremely “creative” plans which seem to us today to be absolutely insane. In 1945, a schoolteacher and amateur theatrical producer named John Reber devised a plan to solve all of San Francisco Bay’s water and transportation problems in one fell swoop. His outrageous proposal was to […]

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