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ON OUR COVER February 2017 1-Feb-2017

Ron Cowan, who died in January at the age of 82, was a noted local developer and fierce advocate for comprehensive regional ferry service. More...

Robust California Trade Numbers to Continue in 2017 1-Feb-2017

California's trade picture has recently brightened and should maintain its current course at least through the first part of 2017, said Robert Kleinhenz, economist and executive director at Beacon Economics. More...

Port of Oakland Executive Director Gives Annual State of the Port Speech 1-Feb-2017

What a difference a year makes. Last January, the Port of Oakland faced the bankruptcy of its second-largest marine terminal tenant. More...

Damon Brewer 1-Feb-2017

When we first spoke with Damon Brewer a few months ago, he had been the director of engineering and maintenance for Golden Gate Ferry for about four days, but he was no stranger to the working waterfront. More...

It's Time to Quench the Bay's Thirst 1-Feb-2017

San Francisco Bay's native fish are dying for water. More...

Don't Be Sheepish 1-Feb-2017

When walking through the underwater tunnels at Aquarium of the Bay, one fish in particular tends to stand out from the others. More...

Ron Cowan, Noted Ferry Advocate and Harbor Bay Developer, Dies at 82 1-Feb-2017

The passing of Ron Cowan, ferry advocate extraordinaire, gives pause. Ron fought for ferry service before it was cool. Long before, in fact, and pretty much all on his own. More...

S.F. Heightens Environmental Protections Against Backdrop of New Adminstration 1-Feb-2017

San Francisco is stepping up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions amid reports the incoming administration is trying to derail the nation's environmental protection movement. More...

Endangered Art: Plankton 1-Feb-2017

We imagine plankton as incredibly small creatures floating in the ocean, and perhaps winding up as food for baleen whales. But plankton are not all microscopic, and are not all unrecognizable to laypeople. More...

Old Books and New (Lunar) Year 1-Feb-2017

Long recognized as one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of highly valued and collectible books, the California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to Oakland this month. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES February 2017 1-Feb-2017

Considering getting into the sport of sailing? Two hours on beautiful San Francisco Bay will help you to determine if you want to make sailing a bigger part of your life. More...

Around the Bay in February 2017 1-Feb-2017

Enjoy an afternoon like no other at Contra Costa Humane Society's Best in Show 2017 on February 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd. Celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early this year with special Valentine's Day prizes, surprises and a gift for every single canine guest. More...

           
       
Bay Crossings' Publisher Joel Williams rides the ferries with Doug McConnell on Bay Area Backroads.       The Smart Cart