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Old 10-30-08, 01:58 PM
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You know you're old-school Bay Area when you remember...

Redspoke, here you go. This thread should be fun.



I'll start.

You know you're old-school Bay Area when you remember....

there was no BART.
there were Jitney buses on Mission St.
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Old 10-30-08, 02:10 PM
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TV40 - Cap'n Mitch hosting afternoon cartoons

And TV POWWW!
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Cap't Satellite used to live down the street.

Wow, this is a hella bad thread.

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You can remember when Alcatraz was still a prison.
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You were a member of the Kofy Kids Club!
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When Silicon Valley was mostly prune and almond orchards. And there were fruit stands along Monterey Rd between the towns on the Peninsula.
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Old 10-30-08, 03:54 PM
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When you can remember when Bussing started or when the national guard helicopters landed nearby to quell a student protest at SF State... or when the Black Panthers had an office in a trailer on campus right outside the student union...
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Old 10-30-08, 03:54 PM
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Walnut Creek and walnuts, and creeks.
The only reason to go to Antioch was that you were going to the dump.
No freeway through Oakland.
Seeing another cyclist on Diablo was a very unusual thing.
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When there weren't any mansions on Mt. Eden Road.
Selling corn on the side of Mt. Eden Road.
Where you were during the '89 quake.
Joe Montana and the 49ers glory days!
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When Mark Spitz came to the Concord Community Pool to open it up.
ditto with all the orchards in Concord and Walnut Creek.
...and there was no traffic!
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Wow, except for Stripes, you guys are REALLY old timers.

I remember when the Bay Bridge was 50

Wine tasting was free at most places along Hwy 29.

You needed a special card to bring your bike on BART.

Dialing for dollars with that guy who called people out of the phone book on Channel 2 (?)

Originally Posted by huytheskigod View Post
You were a member of the Kofy Kids Club!
KOFY / TV20 used to have different call letters, remember what they were?

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Old 10-30-08, 04:11 PM
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Buses were Yellow and Green with actual cushions
I knew who was faster than a speeding Bart train
Gemco stores
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Your clock radio was set to KFRC to listen to Dr. Don Rose.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Dialing for dollars with that guy who called people out of the phone book on Channel 2 (?)
Pat McCormick, he also did the voices of the puppets Charlie (horse) and Humphrey (dog) and the weather on the 10 o'clock news. Now that is great local TV on budget. One guy, three gigs.

Here is a story about him from SF Gate
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Roller Derby on Channel 2 Saturday afternoons.
MarineWorld was in San Mateo.
Coke bottling plant in SF.
Doggie Diner.
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Doggie Diner.
As much as everyone really digs the logo the food was awful. There was one just three blocks away on Geary & 25th before it become Tokyo Slop.. I mean Stop.
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Yeah, Cap'n Satellite, Romper Room too, Romper Stomper Do
Getting your car rocked by black panther students while you gas up in North Oakland, pretty scary for a 6 year old. Owner of station walks out with a shotgun.
The old AC Transit logo on the buses.
Having your mom drive up to the Berkeley Campus so you can see the riots.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Wow, except for Stripes, you guys are REALLY old timers.
Yeah, I'm more of an aspiring old timer. I'm as old school as you can get while still being 26
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Few things I can remember from the so far listed items except for the '89 earthquake (I was in my office in Foster City and living in the San Mateo hills at the time), the Joe Montana era (after suffering watching the boring Raiders during my 3 year stint in LA the Niners were a Renaissance), and Pat McCormick on channel 2 (he was a fun character to watch).
I arrived in the Bay Area in 1986, there were still some orchards in the San Jose/Palo Alto corridor but not many left.

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Originally Posted by steelblue View Post
Roller Derby on Channel 2 Saturday afternoons.MarineWorld was in San Mateo.
Coke bottling plant in SF.
Doggie Diner.
In Sacramento, there was Big Time Wrestling on ch.40 every Saturday afternoon. Live from the Memorial Auditorium.

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When cargo was still being unloaded in the piers of the Embarcadero. I still remember trains running along the waterfront.
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In Sacramento, there was Big Time Wrestling on ch.40 every Saturday afternoon. Live from the Memorial Auditorium.
How could I forget about that. My dad loved wrestling and I used to watch it with him on the fuzzy UHF ch....Pat Patterson, Rocky Johnson and Chief Peter Maivia. He would yell at the wrestlers in Chinese. That was pretty funny.
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Sonic booms from Hamilton AFB
Interstate 80 was called "The Superhighway"
You had to explain to people in Richmond where Pinole and Rodeo are.
We used to go camping where Hilltop Mall is.
Remember the giant vegetable stand on San Pablo Dam Road?
Duck and Cover! There was an air raid siren on Hilltop Drive.
El Portel drive was "Road 20".
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VeloSport was on Grove Street


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Roller Derby on Channel 2 Saturday afternoons.
I grew up in Iowa, we watched the Bay Area Bombers every week on Roller Derby... I thought it was Green Bay or something.
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