Speaking of San Francisco...
Traversing back to the mid 70's, it looks like the Manson and Hearst stories had their opportunity to cross regarding the 2 'assassination attempts' on President Ford during the time.
Sidenote: Regarding the lady that 'Squeaky' bonked over the head with the hammer-- in Julienne Bušić's Wiki you will find this little tidbit of information:Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme (born October 22, 1948) is an American member of the Manson Family. She was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975. After serving 34 years in custody, she was released from prison on August 14, 2009.
In 1979, Fromme was transferred out of Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin in Dublin, California, for attacking a fellow inmate, Julienne Bušić, with the claw-end of a hammer.
On December 23, 1987, she escaped from the Federal Prison Camp, Alderson in Alderson, West Virginia, attempting to meet Manson, whom she had heard had testicular cancer. She was captured again two days later and incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fromme's arrest on the cover of 'Newsweek'On September 10, 1976, she, her husband, and three others hijacked domestic Trans World Airlines flight 355 departing from New York for Chicago, using the threat of a bomb, which later turned out to be a harmless pressure cooker.
Courtroom artist's sketch of Fromme throwing an apple in court at one of the attorneys during her court case.
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sque ... 290736.php
Sara Jane Moore(née Kahn; February 15, 1930) attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford on September 22, 1975, outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, 17 days after Squeaky Fromme had pointed a gun at the president.
Moore's friends said she had a fascination and obsession with Patty Hearst. After Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her father Randolph Hearst created the organization People in Need (P.I.N.) to feed the poor, in order to answer S.L.A. claims that the elder Hearst was "committing 'crimes' against 'the people.'"Moore was a bookkeeper for P.I.N. and an FBI informant when she attempted to assassinate Ford.
In 1979, Moore escaped from the Alderson Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, but was captured only hours later.
Two female assassins and two successful prison escapes. Prison must have been much easier to escape from back in the day as Donald Defreeze had originally escaped from prison to start off the whole Hearst kidnapping mess. (See Charles Harrison (Woody's dad), Assata Shakur(Tupac's Aunt-in-law), James Earl Ray etc... for more escapes around that time)
Here is a newspaper article describing how Sara Jane Moore and Patty Hearst both ended up in jail cells directly across from one another. Imagine that!
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 38,5678812
Extra info if interested:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sara ... 232286.php