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ON OUR COVER December 2014 1-Dec-2014

The boating community has a unique and very colorful way of doing its part during this season of celebration. More...

Port of Oakland and Matson Announce Bold Moves 1-Dec-2014

A sales tax extension and augmentation approved by voters in last month’s election should be good news for international shippers. That’s the word from the Port of Oakland, which today applauded passage of Measure BB on the ballot. More...

Captain Dave Noble 1-Dec-2014

It’s been a long time coming for Dave Noble to achieve the rank of captain with Golden Gate Ferry, and it’s been well worth the wait. “I’ve been trying to get out here for 30 years but it never worked out,” he said. “I’m finally here, and I’m staying until I retire or they kick me out.” More...

Skate Through the Holidays 1-Dec-2014

With the holidays officially upon us, it’s time to embark in wintery festivities. Whether you plan to sip on hot cocoa or spiced cider, or check out the decorations in Union Square or at PIER 39, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit. More...

Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal to Close for Two Days in December 1-Dec-2014

On the weekend of December 13 and 14, San Francisco Bay Ferry will temporarily close the Alameda Main Street ferry terminal to permit work on the ferry dock. More...

Lighting Up the Night! 1-Dec-2014

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, I guess it’s fair to say that the “holiday season” is upon us. As I write this in early November, we are looking forward to (in chronological order) Thanksgiving on November 27, the start of Hanukkah on December 16, Christmas on December 25 and the first day of Kwanzaa on December 26. More...

Berkeley Firm Gets EPA Grant for Water-Test Technology 1-Dec-2014

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Berkeley-based HJ Science & Technology to develop an instrument that allows fast on-site testing of water to determine the presence of dangerous levels of cyanotoxins, the poisonous toxins produced when blue-green algae reproduces in high concentrations. More...

The Ghost Fleet Is Almost a Spooky Memory 1-Dec-2014

For 40 years, the 57 decaying ships of the Ghost Fleet haunted the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. But before 2015 ends, all the ships will be gone. More...

Holiday Exhibits Pull the Heartstrings 1-Dec-2014

Nostalgia, it would seem, is the very foundation of our holiday season and its many traditions. Two wholly different exhibitions in San Francisco illustrate how “aspirational art” was displayed in two distinct eras. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES December 2014 1-Dec-2014

This three (3) day course is for a renewal of the Unlimited Radar Observer endorsement. The course is recommended for candidates that have not done radar plots for a long period of time. More...

Clipper Expands to Napa and Solano Counties 1-Dec-2014

Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on nine Bay Area transit systems, has expanded its network of participating transit operators to Napa and Solano counties with the addition of Fairfield-Suisun Transit (FAST), SolTrans, the VINE, Vacaville City Coach and San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Vallejo-to-San Francisco route. More...

Around the Bay in December 2014 1-Dec-2014

Jack London Square is set to light up the Oakland waterfront with its annual tree lighting extravaganza on Friday, December 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...