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DIANE SMITH / FOR THE ARK

U.S. Navy veteran Bill McGee of Belvedere is the author of the new book 'Operation Crossroads: Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946,' with his co-author and wife, Sandra McGee.

70 years ago, Belvedere man was on front line of atomic bomb history

By DIANE SMITH
dsmith@thearknewspaper.com
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Most people, when they hear the word "bikini," think of the two-piece swimsuits that Paris engineer Louis Réard used for the name of his scandalous line of beachwear, released just four days after atomic bomb testing began at Bikini Atoll. That was July 1946, 70 years ago this month.
For 90-year-old Bill McGee of Belvedere, the name means something entirely different: a horrendous blast and radiation.
At the time of the tests, Réard said, "Like the bomb, the bikini is small and devastating." McGee says he doesn't think the bomb was all that small, but he does agree that it was devastating.
As a 20-year-old U.S. Navy sailor in July 1946, McGee says he thought it was just another routine assignment when he was sent to the Pacific on board the heavy cruiser USS Fall River.


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With blueprint to improve biking paths, eyes now on finding funding

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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After two years of workshops and hearings by its lower boards, the Tiburon Town Council voted unanimously July 20 to adopt the 2016 update to the town's road map for improving pedestrian and cycling paths — though funding for the projects remains a major hurdle.
The Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan, which the town updated at the request of the county, sets out the town's goals for improvements to bicycle and pedestrian routes.

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Yellow Bus Challenge gets $25,000 cash infusion from Corte Madera

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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Corte Madera pledged $25,000 to the Yellow Bus Challenge last week, just two days before a new local agency charged with managing the program and funding it into the future unanimously approved its bylaws and adopted its first annual budget.
The contribution, approved for the second year by the Corte Madera City Council at its July 19 meeting, will lessen the school bus subsidy to be paid by Tiburon and Belvedere during the 2016-2017 school year. The two-year pilot program makes it possible to offer Reed Union School District parents a substantial discount on school bus passes, creating an incentive for parents to put their children on the bus and keep cars off Tiburon Boulevard at peak congestion periods.

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