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ON OUR COVER June 2015 1-Jun-2015

As part of the 15th annual worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing, many SailSFBay.org affiliate organizations are inviting Bay Area residents to come out for a sail on the Bay. More...

Mega Cargo Vessels Bring More Goods, and Jobs Too 1-Jun-2015

The ongoing infrastructure investment for the Port of Oakland may be paying big dividends soon if super-sized container vessels continue to make more inbound calls. Well over a dozen megaships have called here in the past 30 days. More...

Drought Triggers Need for Barrier in Delta 1-Jun-2015

Faced with potentially insufficient water supplies to repel salinity in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, the California Dept. of Water Resources (DWR), in consultation with federal and state water and wildlife agencies, has moved to install an emergency, temporary rock barrier across a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta channel. More...

Sherry Cargille 1-Jun-2015

Tourists from all over the world often take the ferry to see the Bay in all its glory, and of course must first head to the terminal to get their tickets. It's there they might run into Sherry Cargille, an operations supervisor for Golden Gate Ferry. More...

Seven Things You Should Know About Angel Sharks 1-Jun-2015

Biologists at Aquarium of the Bay reached a milestone recently when they reintroduced three Pacific angel sharks (Squatina californica) into the aquarium's Nearshore Tunnel habitat. Aquarium of the Bay became the first institution in the United States to successfully breed healthy Pacific angel sharks on-exhibit in 2009. More...

Keeping Plastics and Medications Out of the Bay 1-Jun-2015

What happens when we use consumer products like facial scrubs, toothpaste and medications? Some of them end up in San Francisco Bay. Wastewater that goes down your toilet, sink and shower drain is sent to a wastewater treatment plant that removes many toxic pollutants. More...

Summer Sailstice Brings Sailing to the Masses 1-Jun-2015

Bay. For non-sailors, it's an invitation to connect with sailing at one of the dozens of Bay Area sailing programs and facilities that are open and available to the public on the SailSFBay.org website. For current sailors, this means starting their summer of sailing by hoisting sails on the summer solstice weekend of June 20-21. More...

Competition to Make Over SFs Ugliest Yard 1-Jun-2015

The grand prize winner of the San Francisco's Ugliest Yard competition, sponsored by the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment), will be announced this month. More...

A Brief History of Alameda Island Part 2 1-Jun-2015

Last month I began to tell the history of Alameda Island, including the fact that Alameda was not originally an island, but rather a peninsula attached to Oakland. This month I'd like to complete the tale, including how and when Alameda came to be an island. More...

Summer Heats Up at Jack London Square 1-Jun-2015

Jack London Square rings in the start of summer with a fun-filled calendar of free events on the iconic Oakland waterfront. From local hipsters to visiting families, this hub for activity offers something for everyone, including the return of Oakland's summer favorites Dancing Under the Stars, Waterfront Flicks and Jack's Night Market. More...

Bay Bridge Nocturne 1-Jun-2015

Tom Paiva photographs the urban and industrial landscape, capturing the majestic, the poetic, and sometimes the achingly vulnerable artistry found in the man-made environment. His long-term passion is night photography and creating images of industrial landscapes in the shadows of twilight, or under the stars when the rest of the world is at rest. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES June 2015 1-Jun-2015

A private yacht experience for only $45, departs 3 times a day including two drinks: Beer, Wine, Soda or Water. Call (415) 378-4887 or go online to www.sailsf.com and book immediately. More...

Around the Bay in June 2015 1-Jun-2015

Spend this summer grooving on the Oakland waterfront with Dancing Under the Stars. From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to kick up their heels and enjoy these free dance lessons. On Friday nights throughout the summer, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the cha cha, salsa, West Coast swing and single time swing. More...