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ON OUR COVER April 2014 1-Apr-2014

Bay Crossings would like to thank Mia Bernt, S/C PICYA for her photo of the Best Overall winner from last year’s Decorated Boat Parade during Opening Day on the Bay. More...

Port of Oakland Security System Gets Upgrade 1-Apr-2014

The working waterfront is making headway to ensure a safer Bay for everyone, including recreational boaters. Through a recently-forged partnership, the Port of Oakland and its host city have been able to make significant improvements in security with the first phase of the "Domain Awareness Center" project. More...

Alameda’s Working Waterfront 1-Apr-2014

Arivia question: where was the first land-based container crane installed, heralding a revolution in world commerce? Oakland? Long Beach? More...

Emerging Energy Businesses – Green Power in Alameda 1-Apr-2014

April 22 is Earth Day, but in Alameda, green businesses do their part for the planet every day. From new ways of creating clean, renewable energy to new ways of delivering it, Alameda is leading the way. While Natel Energy and Makani Power are working on new ways to produce hydro and wind energy, Alameda Municipal Power allows customers to choose all renewable sources for their homes and businesses. More...

Deckhand Jerry Norton 1-Apr-2014

Most of the deckhands you’ve seen on Bay ferries got their start at the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) hiring hall. It is here where, based on seniority, deckhands can submit for jobs available that day. Many go on to get full-time positions with a specific company. Others, such as Jerry Norton, stay in the hiring hall and keep their options open. More...

Bike to Work Day Celebrates 20 Years 1-Apr-2014

The region’s annual Bike to Work Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday, May 8, when thousands of new and seasoned riders will commute using pedal power. Complete event information is available at youcanbikethere.com. More...

Court Upholds Key Protections for California Bay-Delta Health 1-Apr-2014

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in March to uphold a federal plan of protection for California’s vital San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. In a 2-1 decision authored by a George W. Bush appointee, the court sided with the Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, and the federal government in its determination that protections for the threatened Delta smelt are fully justified and necessary to restore the health and water quality of the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. More...

It’s Opening Day on the Bay! 1-Apr-2014

Sunday, April 27 is Opening Day on the Bay, the "official" celebration marking the beginning of the yachting season on San Francisco Bay. More...

Tips for a Healthy Bay and a Healthy You 1-Apr-2014

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Opening Day on the Bay on April 27 and the spring and summer recreation season, Baykeeper presents tips to protect both your health and the health of San Francisco Bay. More...

French Restoration and French Quarter Frolic 1-Apr-2014

After a 17-month comprehensive conservation project, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are about to re-open the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor on April 5. More...

San Francisco Says Goodbye to Disposable Water Bottles on City Property 1-Apr-2014

After taking many small steps toward its goal of achieving zero waste by 2020, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors took arguably its biggest leap to date last month when it approved a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles on all City property. More...

Spring Is in the Air at Jack London Square 1-Apr-2014

Spring is in the air and in full swing at Jack London Square! This hub for good food and waterfront fun offers a packed April calendar with events and restaurant options to satisfy all interests and palates. From the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show and eclectic markets to on-the-water dining and live jazz, there is something for everyone at Jack London Square. More...

Friday Night Series Returns to Oakland Museum of California 1-Apr-2014

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) recently announced the renewal of Friday Nights at OMCA. The popular weekly Friday night series from 5-9 p.m. is presented in partnership with Off the Grid. Featuring extended museum hours and half-price admission for adults, free admission for ages 18 and under, Friday Nights @ OMCA also features special in-gallery programming, a cash bar from Blue Oak café, live music, dancing, food demonstrations, hands-on workshops, free drop-in family friendly activities and more. Favorite food trucks will return in 2014, along with an influx of new flavors and cuisines from Off the Grid’s vendors. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES April 2014 1-Apr-2014

If you are interested in owning a yacht for personal use, or would like to explore the option of "having your cake and eating it too" by having it support itself, make plans for this informative evening. Cost: OCSC Members FREE, Non-Members FREE. More...

Around the Bay in April 2014 1-Apr-2014

Napafs riverfront will be hosting the second annual Chalk Festival on Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch professional and amateur artists put chalk to concrete and create amazing works of art throughout the day. More...

Bay Crossings' Publisher Joel Williams rides the ferries with Doug McConnell on Bay Area Backroads.
     
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