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Last day to see Blue Angels at San Francisco's waterfront

Fleet Week honoring those who serve in armed forces

The Navy's Blue Angels will be performing from 1-4 p.m today on San Francisco's waterfront as the 35th Annual Fleet Week come to an end.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, the California's Air National Guard's 129th Air Rescue Wing as well as the Royal Canadian Navy are participating in the event.

Additionally, a variety of ship tours, food trucks, musical acts and static displays from all five branches of the Armed Services are set up at the Pier 80 village for Fleet Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

During the festivities, the public can expect an increased presence of Coast Guard vessels in the Bay to ensure safety and security for mariners and the Parade of Ships, Coast Guard officials said.

Water traffic isrestricted throughout most of the central bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, south of Alcatraz, to just south of the Bay Bridge. A 500-yard protective zone will also be enforced around each naval vessel the entire time they are in the port.

Fleet Week first began in San Francisco in 1981 as a way to honor the contributions of the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

For more information and a schedule of events, sign on to www.fleetweek.org/

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

"San Francisco's waterfront will be buzzing with action"
And illegal aliens with guns! Better to stay home and watch it on TV!


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Posted by NotYourMomsSoccorMom
a resident of West of Foothill
on Oct 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

About a week or two ago we heard the very, extremely loud roar of what I thought was a jet passing way too close to the ridge where we live (actually, just 200 feet from it) and it just keep getting louder so I ran to the deck and there were two fighter jets side by side making their way what looked like southward over the ridge -- when I finally saw them, they were too far but still loud. Question: where the Blue Angels in the area two weeks ago? I've never seen fighter jets like this over our area before.


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Posted by MaryM
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm

They were in San Diego last weekend, so I doubt they got up here until a day or two ago. They practiced yesterday over SF.


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