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ON OUR COVER JULY 2014 1-Jul-2014

Work crews earlier this year began the first phase of a complex three-part process to dismantle the two-mile-long original East Span of the Bay Bridge, with the middle portion of the old bridge’s cantilever section over the deep water east of Yerba Buena Island already giving way to a 600-foot void that is clearly visible to motorists traversing the adjacent new span. More...

Port of Oakland Update 1-Jul-2014

Port of Oakland Director of Maritime John C. Driscoll has now been at his post for nearly a year. In this interview, he shares some of the lessons he’s learned so far and relates his vision for the future. More...

One of the Bay’s Most Unique Jobs Is Now Hiring 1-Jul-2014

East Brother Light Station, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, is seeking applicants for keepers of East Brother Light Station, a small island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal. After more than two years of distinguished service, the current keepers, Richard Foregger and Jude Haukom, will be leaving in September 2014. More...

Vessel Master Sam Moore 1-Jul-2014

Sam Moore has been a vessel master—in other words, a captain—for Golden Gate Ferry since 1997. Currently you can find him at the helm of his favorite boat, Mendocino, departing from Larkspur to San Francisco as early as 5:45 a.m. More...

Tug Fleet Helps Protect the Bay 1-Jul-2014

What happens when the engines of a large ship in San Francisco Bay suddenly lose power? The pilot loses the ability to steer the ship or stop it from drifting. More...

Vanishing Act Follows Unveiling of New East Span 1-Jul-2014

Last September’s historic opening of the new Bay Bridge East Span truly was a landmark event, not only marking the culmination of a decades-long effort to deliver seismic safety on the Bay Area’s state-owned bridges, but also setting the scene for a historic disappearing act. More...

River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors 1-Jul-2014

Extending from the smallest seasonal streams high in the Sierras to the sprawling Delta and Bay, the San Francisco Bay watershed includes more than 65,000 square miles of forests and farmlands, rivers and lakes, cities and towns—over 40 percent of California’s land mass. More...

South Out the Gate 1-Jul-2014

Last month I wrote about an overnight trip to the north of the Golden Gate (#1 on the chart). This month, let’s sail south, have an overnight stay in a safe and secure harbor, and come home the next day. Our destination is Pillar Point Harbor, about 20 miles south of the Golden Gate. More...

S.F. Program Focuses on Apartments and Business to Achieve Zero Waste 1-Jul-2014

In May of 2013, Bay Crossings profiled the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Environment Now program, which at the time was dispatching job trainees to canvas residential neighborhoods in order to explain best waste-sorting practices to homeowners, with the objective of helping the City reach its goal of zero waste by 2020. More...

Summertime Fun Returns to Jack London Square 1-Jul-2014

Head down to the Oakland waterfront for summertime fun at Jack London Square! The July calendar is packed with a slew of activities for everyone to enjoy including Pedalfest, the July 4th Festival of Family Fun, Jack of All Trades, Waterfront Flicks, Dancing Under the Stars, the East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon and more. More...

Modernism and Mod Boat Culture 1-Jul-2014

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, an exhibition of 46 paintings and sculptures by many of the leading figures in postwar American art. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES 1-Jul-2014

Experience the beauty of San Francisco Bay at night! This course is designed to make you confident and capable at sailing our local waters after dark. Cost: OCSC Members $101.25, Non-Members $135. More...

Around the Bay in July 2014 1-Jul-2014

PIER 39 Celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family, featuring musical entertainment and activities in the Entrance Plaza. More...