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ON OUR COVER May 2015 1-May-2015

A common sight, especially in the Bay Area, is a marina filled with boats, slips packed with a forest of masts, but no one ever seems to be using them. In the new days of the peer-to-peer economy, however, this may become a thing of the past. More...

Two Recent Conferences Highlight Port Challenges 1-May-2015

Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shippers' needs was signaled by the Port of Oakland last month as it announced its new update service. More...

Bay Area Bike Share Proposed to Expand Across Five Bay Area Cities 1-May-2015

The mayors of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Emeryville recently announced a proposal working together with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to expand the Bay Area Bike Share program, increasing the number of bikes in Bay Area Bike Share from 700 to 7,000 and growing the program from a successful pilot to a robust transportation option for Bay Area residents, at no cost to taxpayers. More...

Captain Amanda Hogarth 1-May-2015

Thousands of people depend on the ferry service in the Bay Area every day for a variety of reasons-be it getting to and from work, seeing friends or family or just getting away from it all and taking advantage of living in such an amazing place with such breathtaking views. More...

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Announces Plans for 'Super Bowl City' Fan Village on San Francisco Waterfront 1-May-2015

In late April, the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee announced its plans for Super Bowl City, a free-to-the-public fan village designed to celebrate the milestone Super Bowl 50 and to highlight its unique place in the Bay Area. More...

Eight Fascinating Facts About River Otters 1-May-2015

Everyone knows that river otters are otterly adorable, but did you know all of the traits and adaptations that make these clever creatures so amazing? More...

Join This Year's Spectacular Bay Parade 1-May-2015

Attention all swimmers, kayakers, rowers, stand-up paddlers, surfers, boaters, sailors and Bay enthusiasts-come join San Francisco Baykeeper's second annual Bay Parade. It's going to be a spectacular celebration on the Bay, for the Bay! More...

The Sharing Economy Comes to a Marina Near You 1-May-2015

Matt and Jessie sat on the bow of a 26-foot Crosby Pleasure Tug as it glided across the calm, turquoise waters off Fort Lauderdale. The sun was just beginning to dip towards the horizon and Jessie was wondering if there was something wrong with Matt; he seemed to be acting a little strange. More...

A Brief History of Alameda Island (Part 1) 1-May-2015

Back in '09, I wrote a series of columns on the history of the islands of San Francisco Bay. I now realize that I overlooked several: Alameda, Mare and Bay Farm. More...

Federal Agencies Team Up for Big Solar Buy 1-May-2015

It's no secret that property owners can lower the cost of buying and installing solar panels by combining their purchasing power with other solar-inclined shoppers to get what amounts to a group discount. More...

Spring Is in the Air at Jack London Square 1-May-2015

Spring is in the air this month at Jack London Square! From crafters to car buffs, the Oakland waterfront will be filled with fun events for everyone to enjoy, including Cartopia, Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival, NorCal Session Beer Festival, Aeolian Day and many more. More...

Searching for Meaning at Sea 1-May-2015

The updated paperback edition of local author David Helvarg's Saved by the Sea: Hope, Heartbreak and Wonder in Our Blue World was released by Thomas Dunne Books (an imprint of St. Martin's Press) in April. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES May 2015 1-May-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 May 2015 1-May-2015

Take mom out for a champagne brunch with Commodore Cruises on Mother's Day! Cruise on San Francisco Bay while enjoying amazing white glove service, gourmet brunch, dancing and spectacular views. The DJ will provide all your dining and dancing music aboard a luxury yacht. More...