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ON OUR COVER January 2015 1-Jan-2015

In 1989, no one was out on San Francisco Bay looking for pollution. Alarmed by the Bay’s slow poisoning from thousands of sources, a visionary group of volunteer board members founded San Francisco Baykeeper. More...

Port of Oakland Cranes Symbolize a City on the Rise 1-Jan-2015

Things are looking up in Oakland—all the way up to the top of the port’s 36 container shipping cranes. Port of Oakland cranes, some of them 240 feet tall, have become symbols of a city on the rise. More...

Captain Dan Glasner 1-Jan-2015

Dan Glasner, a Golden Gate Ferry captain, has been steering a variety of vessels for nearly 30 years. He’s only in his third year with Golden Gate Ferry, but his experience spans much farther than that—from manning the helm on numerous charter boats in the Bay to delivering vessels between Sicily and the Maldives just south of India. More...

The Drought: It’s Not Over Yet 1-Jan-2015

Google defines a drought as “a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this.” More...

Bay Lights Are Here to Stay 1-Jan-2015

The Bay Lights, the light sculpture that floats across the West Span of the Bay Bridge at night, has been dazzling residents and visitors of the Bay Area since the unveiling of the installation in March 2013. More...

Baykeeper: Looking Forward After 25 Years of Protecting the Bay 1-Jan-2015

In 1989, no one was out on San Francisco Bay looking for pollution, and polluters were free to dump waste into the Bay. Alarmed by the Bay’s slow poisoning from thousands of sources, research scientist Dr. Michael Herz and a visionary group of volunteer board members founded San Francisco Baykeeper. More...

Bay Area Firm Takes Top Honors in Green Architecture Contest 1-Jan-2015

Oakland-based architectural firm 3r studio received top honors last month at a Bay Area news conference announcing the winners of the fourth annual Architecture at Zero design competition. More...

Calling All Students: Youth for the Environment & Sustainability (Yes) Conference 1-Jan-2015

Around the Bay Area, students are saying “no” to climate change and “yes” to a greener way of living. Now there is a place where environmentally conscious youths can come together to brainstorm and share ideas. More...

Listen Up: Heggie Holds Forth 1-Jan-2015

Composer Jake Heggie’s 2015 will get off to a big start. On January 21, he will join the amazing Sister Helen Prejean (author of the book Dead Man Walking), beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and several others at Temple Emanu-El for a preview and discussion of Opera Parallele’s bold production of Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking, to be performed in San Francisco February 20-22. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES January 2015 1-Jan-2015

Can you legally claim an abandoned vessel as your own? Find out at Captain Tuuli-Messer’s salvage rights lecture! Topics discussed will include the history of salvage law, the difference between salvage, towing and finding abandoned property. Don’t miss this one! More...

2nd Annual S.F. Boat Show Docks at Mccovey Cove & Pier 48 1-Jan-2015

The San Francisco Bay will be buoyant with maritime merriment for the second annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show on January 22-25 at McCovey Cove at AT&T Park and Pier 48. More...

Around the Bay in January 2015 1-Jan-2015

This January, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989. More...