The Bay Bridge

11 Feb 2014

The Deeper Problem with “Willie L. Brown, Jr., Bridge”

This is a portion of an op-ed piece that John Lumea wrote yesterday. John is heading the Emperor’s Bridge Campaign, which is trying to name the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after Emperor Norton. You can read the entire op-ed piece  here. Tomorrow morning on Treasure Island, the California NAACP together with

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09 Jul 2013

Let’s Reignite the Movement to Name the Bay Bridge the “Emperor Norton Bridge”

Shortly after I first moved to San Francisco I learned about Joshua Abraham Norton aka Emperor Norton I, the Gold Rush era eccentric who first declared that we should build a bridge from San Francisco to Oakland. Norton had lost all his money speculating on Peruvian Rice, and subsequently lost

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