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Saga of Patty Hearst kidnapping began 40 years ago on this date

By Chris Treadway
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 5:53 pm in Berkeley, Contra Costa County, History.


Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army 40 years ago today from her apartment on Benvenue Avenue in Berkeley.
The kidnapping followed the assassination of Oakland schools Superintendent Marcus Foster by the SLA three months earlier and set off a long saga that lasted almost two years.
The site of the kidnapping is commemorated here.

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