Bay Area Restaurants

THE BAY AREA’S TOP 100 RESTAURANTS MICHAEL BAUER SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE FOOD EDITOR February 1997 San Francisco restaurants have a reputation for high turnover, but you wouldn’t know it looking at our second annual Top 100 list. Only two places on last year’s list have closed: the decade-old Square One, run by celebrity chef Joyce Goldstein, and the 133-year-old Jack’s, […]

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Caltrain Stations

Introduction The 130-year old Peninsula commuter line has many historic depots on its route that have been carefully preserved, many of which have been recognized as historic landmarks. For much of the first century of its operation, the Southern Pacific Railroad owned these stations and operated the Peninsula commuter rail from San Francisco to San Jose. With the construction of […]

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Noise Cancellation FAQ

Active Noise Control Frequently Asked Questions SUMMARY The FAQ you are now reading discusses active noise control, a novel way of using basic physics to control noise and/or vibration. What is an FAQ, you say? Well, the Internet supports thousands of “newsgroups” — discussion forums covering every imaginable topic. An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions list) is a summary written to […]

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Noise and its Effects

I. Introduction This report presents an overview of noise and its effects on people. Special emphasis is placed on developments over the past decade, both in terms of noise conditions and noise effects research. By doing so, this report should illustrate some of the reasons for concern about noise problems, which persist after the closing of EPA’s Office of Noise […]

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Noise and Silence

Noise and Silence: The Soundscape and Spirituality We live, most would say, in a noisy world, and a world noisier than ever. For some, that noise is encouraging: it betokens liveliness, excitement, industry, celebration; it is a sign of bustling markets, vigorous debate, the generously spendthrift chittering of tourists, society a-buzz. For others, that noise is a serious form of pollution, […]

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Introduction to Noise

Protective Noise Levels Condensed Version of EPA Levels Document PURPOSE This publication is intended to complement the EPA’s “Levels Document,”* the 1974 report examining levels of environmental noise necessary to protect public health and welfare. It interprets the contents of the Levels Document in less technical terms for people who wish to better understand the concepts presented there, and how […]

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Noise FAQ

1 Resource Pointers 1.1 What acoustic related news groups and FAQs are there? news groups news:alt.sci.physics.acoustics – started by Angelo Campanella – now the principal group for discussion of acoustics topics. Ang’s CV is at URL http://www.Point-and-Click.com/Campanella_Acoustics/angelo.htm. news:sci.physics – general physics but occasionally acoustics related questions are posted. news:rec.audio.tech – includes discussion on audio equipment, speakers etc. There are other rec.audio groups which may […]

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Noise Vocabulary

ABSORPTION. A property of materials that allows a reduction in the amount of sound energy reflected. The introduction of an absorbent into the surfaces of a room will reduce the sound pressure level in that room by not reflecting all of the sound energy striking the room’s surfaces. The effect of absorption merely reduces the resultant sound level in the room produced […]

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Editors on Editing

Editors on Editing Robert Dalva and Vivian Hillgrove were the featured speakers at the record attendance setting March 1997 Image meeting. Both brought examples of the films they had edited. Robert Dalva’s credits include Academy Award nominee in editing for THE BLACK STALLION, Editor for JUMANJI, RAISING CAIN and additional for editing THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and numerous director credits including the feature film, THE BLACK […]

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Documentaries

Making Documentary Films The speaker at the February 19, 1997 meeting was Dorothy Fadiman, a documentary filmmaker whose works include: WORLD PEACE IS A LOCAL ISSUE, WHY DO THESE KIDS LOVE SCHOOL?, WHEN ABORTION WAS ILLEGAL, FROM DANGER TO DIGNITY and FRAGILE PROMISE OF CHOICE. Dorothy sees herself as a visionary first, and a filmmaker second. About three years ago, she helped start Image, with the […]

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