Oakland Airport Control Tower uses the temple as a turning landmark. They call
it the "Mormon Temple." Apparently they didn't get the edict from
Pres. Nelson. Of course in the ATC world of aviation communication, brevity is
the key to safe, efficient movement of aircraft in the sky and on the ground.
I moved from Northern California about four decades ago. (Sacramento to be
specific) I have been aware for decades that ocean-going vessels have used the
Oakland Temple lights as a beacon. Your circle of associates quite clearly is
different than my circle of associates. Just sayin'
"After a 16-month pause for renovation, the Bay Area’s spiritual
“beacon” is operational again."Huh. In the almost
two decades I lived in Oakland, I never heard anyone call it a beacon,
"spiritual" or otherwise. For out of towners, it's known as,
"What's that?" For about everyone else, it's the "[Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints] temple." (And everyone still uses the
shorter reference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that the
leaders of the religion don't like.)