50 years in 50 weeks: 1971

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive

In honor of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, we're culling from our archive to feature a different year of the paper each week. We are kicking off with the November 1, 1971 issue containing an interview with then-supervisor and future mayor and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, long supported by the B.A.R. The paper's layout was different then; no headline or byline accompanies the story, though Feinstein was featured on the cover. The issue also included an astrological profile of Feinstein by El Scorp, which read in part, "Mrs. Feinstein's chart has several points in common with the city's chart. Her moon is conjunct to the city's Ascendant, and her Jupiter is also conjunct to that of the city." Feinstein would go on to become mayor after the assassination of mayor George Moscone (and gay supervisor Harvey Milk) in 1978 and has represented California in the U.S. Senate since 1992. To view the issue, click here.

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