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San Francisco A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the San Francisco Bay area.
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Last updated: August 15, 2019
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A
Inescapable former prison on an island
Alcatraz
B
City home to the flagship campus of the University of California
Berkeley
C
Gay neighborhood: _____ District
Castro
D
Nickname for a person who is a fan of the Grateful Dead
Deadhead
E
What struck the city in 1906
Earthquake
F
San Francisco is famous for this atmospheric phenomenon
Fog
G
What brought people to San Francisco in 1849
Gold
H
This subculture flocked to the Haight Ashbury district in 1967
Hippies
I
Color of the Golden Gate Bridge: ________ Orange
International
J
Cult leader whose followers "drank the Kool-aid": Jim _____
Jones
K
This quarterback ruffled feathers when he refused to stand for the National Anthem
Kaepernick
L
Nickname for San Francisco's beautiful Victorian houses: Painted ______
Ladies
M
San Francisco was founded in in 1776 as a Spanish _______
Mission
N
Neighborhood known for its opulent mansions: ___ Hill
Nob
O
City on the eastern side of the Bay Bridge
Oakland
P
Former Spanish and U.S. fort - now a park
Presidio
Q
In 1985, San Francisco activists started making one of these to remember
victims of the AIDS epidemic
Quilt
R
Since 2014, not a single election in the city of San Francisco has
been won by a ...
Republican
S
Environmental organization founded by John Muir in 1892: The ______ Club
Sierra
T
San Francisco based company that Donald Trump utilizes heavily
Twitter
U
This Bay Area company has been "disrupting" the taxi industry
Uber
V
1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie set in San Francisco
Vertigo
W
First name of Giants sluggers Mays and McCovey
Willie
X
This mansion from the movie "Citizen Kane" was inspired by the estate
of San Francisco newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst
Xanadu
Y
An early name for the town of San Francisco: _____ Buena
Yerba
Z
Serial killer of the late 1960s: ______ Killer
Zodiac
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level ∞
Aug 11, 2019
What's practically unbelievable is that San Francisco still had one Republican (on the board of transit) as late as 2014. Apparently, to defeat him, his opponent used the brilliant strategy of reminding everyone that he was Republican. This article bragging about it is kind of funny. A trained monkey could win in San Francisco if they won the Democratic primary.
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level 71
Aug 12, 2019
Maybe. But trained monkeys - that's all we are, no?
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level 59
Aug 14, 2019
Well we also run two-thirds of the nation's economic activity - smart monkeys us Dems are
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
His point is that all humans are trained monkeys.
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level 77
Oct 11, 2019
Trained monkeys still a step up from Trump or his enablers.
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level 77
Oct 11, 2019
I just saw a sign by the road here about a local election for sheriff that pointed out the sheriff was a democrat... not sure what that has to do with being a sheriff. Pretty dumb. Aside from what I typed above. Given the current political environment and the fact that the party is being led by Donald Trump I feel like anyone who hasn't left (or because of their opposition to party leadership been forced out of) the GOP is not someone I would vote for.
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level 66
Oct 11, 2019
Is a single Republican really that surprising? I find that people are most likely to set aside partisan politics when voting at the local level, especially for a position like on the Transit Board, where he/she could already have a lot of experience in that position and be considered somewhat expert in that field.
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level 61
Oct 11, 2019
It is crazy that a position such as sheriff would be considered partisan, although it is common. Based on my beliefs and political ideas, the candidates I typically vote for are usually Republican. I don't strictly vote Republican though. Especially in local elections. Like WanHuangdi mentioned, local elected positions are typically more about experience. Our mayor and county sheriff are both democrat, and I voted for both of them. They both have a proven track record of doing what is best for their city/county, and that is more important to me than the party to which they belong.
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level 75
Aug 12, 2019
Typo: newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, (not Heart).
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
Fixed
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level 75
Aug 12, 2019
And here I thought the bridge was done up in 'safety orange'!
+3
level 52
Oct 11, 2019
And I thought it was "red"
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level 61
Oct 11, 2019
Safety orange would be a sight to see! It would definitely stick out among the city's landscape more than it already does!
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level 70
Aug 13, 2019
A few spelling variations on Kaepernick would help. Good quiz!
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level 65
Aug 15, 2019
Can "painted lady" (singular) be accepted?
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
Yes
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level 79
Oct 11, 2019
Not to be too picky but in San Francisco the term "Painted Ladies" is generally understood to mean a specific row of seven Victorian houses on Alamo Square (Steiner Street side), not Victorian houses generally. Elsewhere, the term may be understood more broadly.
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level 32
Oct 11, 2019
Purely cranky request: can you use "use" rather than "utilize"? The longer word smells of Pentagon intraoffice memos and adds nothing, other than four letters, to a perfectly good word.
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level 66
Oct 11, 2019
Utilize is a perfectly fine word! I wouldn’t be able to write any research papers without it. It would just be “I used this, then I used that.” It’s considered not very proper to repeatedly use the same word or phrase in formal English writing, so we often utilize synonyms to convey our message.
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