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ON OUR COVER September 2019 1-Sep-2019

Last month, the Trump Administration announced changes to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations. More...

Peak Season vs. Baseball Season 1-Sep-2019

With the major league baseball regular season drawing to a close, many Oakland Athletics fans are hoping that they'll have a new ballpark on the waterfront in a couple of years. More...

Keysha Scarfone 1-Sep-2019

For just over a year now, Keysha Scarfone has been a ferry supervisor for Golden Gate Ferry operations. More...

S.F. Bay Ferry Adds Another Vessel 1-Sep-2019

On August 20, San Francisco Bay Ferry welcomed its latest new ferry, Vela, to Mare Island. More...

Tideline Gets an Extension 1-Sep-2019

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority's board of directors has granted Tideline Marine Group a six-month extension of its agreement to use WETA's Harbor Bay Terminal. More...

Charlene Haught Johnson, Bay Area Ferry Champion, Dies at 74 1-Sep-2019

Charlene Haught Johnson, founding chairwoman of the Water Transit Authority (today's Water Emergency Transportation Authority, or WETA) died on July 31 at the age of 74 after a long illness. More...

Ferry Short Takes 1-Sep-2019

Senators Express Support for Ferries: Seven U.S. senators have written a letter urging expanded funding for the nation's public ferry system. More...

Kenwood Investments and Teatro Zinzanni Hotel and Theater Project Poised for Approval 1-Sep-2019

The San Francisco Port Commission will undertake its final review and approval of Kenwood Investments' and Teatro Zinzanni's new hotel and theater project at its September 10 hearing. More...

Endangered Species Act in Trump Administration Crosshairs 1-Sep-2019

Last month, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced changes to regulations established in 1973 implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and endeavoring to protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats. More...

A Zombie Sighting in S.F. Bay 1-Sep-2019

Once-through cooling. For decades, power plants along the San Francisco, Pittsburg and Antioch shorelines used this technology. More...

'Can you Hear Me?' Cell Phones or VHF Radios for Boaters 1-Sep-2019

When boating in the Bay, having a cell phone on board allows you to keep in touch with land-based contacts and businesses easily. More...

Sustainable Contra Costa Brings Green Ideas Together 1-Sep-2019

When Sustainable Contra Costa (SCoCo) was launched in 2007, there wasn't really a way for those committed to the idea of an "ecologically sustainable, economically vibrant and socially just" Contra Costa County to put their heads together to share resources and ideas. More...

Weak El Niņo Wreaks Havoc on Northern and Central California Wildlife 1-Sep-2019

After another El Niņo winter in California, biologists with Point Blue Conservation Science observed abnormally low breeding success for most species of seabirds on the Farallon Islands, and reduced presence of other birds and wildlife out at sea. More...

Great Events Continue in September at Jack London Square 1-Sep-2019

Just because summer has drawn to a close doesn't mean the fun on the waterfront at Jack London Square ends! More...

Ahoy Ferry Riders: SFO Stages Billy Budd 1-Sep-2019

In an event sure to speak to ferry riders, the San Francisco Opera this month presents Benjamin Britten's masterpiece of law and order on the high seas, Billy Budd. More...

Around the Bay in September 2019 1-Sep-2019

Spend this Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 2, at the 67th annual Sausalito Art Festival. More...

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