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ON OUR COVER August 2019 1-Aug-2019

The Coast Guard is looking at a plan to reduce costs by defunding the four radar installations in its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) in and around San Francisco Bay, as well as other radar installations in 11 other major harbors around the country. More...

Port of Oakland Searches for New Chief 1-Aug-2019

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle retired in July after 53 years in trade and transportation, although he has agreed to remain as a consultant to the port through the end of 2019. More...

Kris Brown 1-Aug-2019

What if, instead of taking the ferry to work, the ferry was your work? That's what was going through Kris Brown's mind as he'd use the ferry to commute to his office job for years, from Oakland to San Francisco. More...

Hydrogen Ferry Moves Closer to Reality 1-Aug-2019

Welding torches spark inside a giant construction shed on the northern shore of Alameda Island, where a dozen workers are attaching pre-cut aluminum plates to the ribs of a new catamaran ferry boat. More...

Ferry Short Takes 1-Aug-2019

Six months after it began, weekday ridership on the new Richmond ferry continues to grow, far outpacing expectations for its first year. More...

Cal Maritime to Add Oceanography Major 1-Aug-2019

For the first time in 17 years, California State University Maritime Academy will add a new major. More...

Coast Guard Weighs Pulling the Plug on VTS Radar 1-Aug-2019

The Coast Guard is looking at a plan to reduce costs by defunding the four radar installations in its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) in and around San Francisco Bay, as well as other radar installations in 11 other major harbors around the country. More...

A Green New Deal for a Blue Old Bay 1-Aug-2019

Our children's San Francisco Bay could be much bleaker than the beautiful Bay we all know and love today. More...

Three Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste and Pollution When Boating 1-Aug-2019

Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into our oceans from coastal regions. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, at the current rate of pollution, there will be more plastics than fish, by weight, in the ocean by 2050. More...

Hybrid Crane Engines Bring Immediate Clean-Air Relief in Oakland 1-Aug-2019

About three months into a plan to cut emissions at the Port of Oakland by replacing traditional diesel-burning crane engines with state-of-the-art hybrid engines, port tenant SSA Marine said last month that even it has been surprised by the difference the new engines are already making. More...

Late Summer Sizzles at Jack London Square 1-Aug-2019

If August has you worried that summertime is drawing to a close, Jack London Square is the perfect place to take advantage of late season entertainment on the beautiful Oakland waterfront. More...

San Francisco Playhouse Stages Timely Production of Cabaret 1-Aug-2019

The San Francisco Playhouse season closes with Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical. Susi Damilano's direction, along with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer, proved very popular with the opening night audience. More...

Around the Bay in August 2019 1-Aug-2019

The fourth annual World Dog Surfing Championships will take place on Saturday, August 3 at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. More...

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