The two attempts on President Ford's life and the arrest of Patty Hearst with her revolutionary companions took place within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco Bay. Many of the trends that have shaken the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s—the hippie movement, the drug culture, widespread sexual laxness, campus revolts and ghetto riots—seem to have emerged first in California. Moreover, since the Free Speech Movement started at Berkeley in 1964, the Bay Area has been a festering center for radical political activity, though the number of people involved has greatly declined...

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