Re: Starfleet and San Francisco
The importance of San Francisco as a major center of naval activity and ship construction was almost certainly the reason for choosing it as the site of Starfleet headquarters.
The unit components [of the Enterprise] were built at the Star Fleet Division of what is still called the San Francisco Navy Yards, and the vessel was assembled in space.
The "Summer of Love
," which brought the hippie movement into the public consciousness, occurred in 1967.
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”