Golden Gate

Kevin Starr on the Golden Gate Bridge

Jan 18, 2017

Historian Kevin Starr, known for his 8-volume chronicle of the state of California, died last weekend. One of his last books was a short but comprehensive history of the Golden Gate Bridge, which he discussed in this archival North Bay Report from the summer of 2010.

As a native San Franciscan, Kevin Starr spent most of his life within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, and saw it from just about every possible perspective, even from below while swimming beneath the span. But there is one vantage point he never tried.

Cost of Crossing Going Higher?

Jan 21, 2014

It may seem much more recent, but the last time the toll for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge went up was back in 2008. So here we are six years later, and they’re talking about raising that cost again. So we’re talking about it, too.

A series of three public meetings about the proposed options for increasing tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge (see table below) will be held this week, as follows:

  Marin County: Tuesday, January 21, 5 pm to 7 pm, The Whistlestop, Caboose Meeting Room, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael.