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ON OUR COVER August 2015 1-Aug-2015

The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California, will make steel from the original 1936 East Span of the Bay Bridge available for repurposing and reuse in public art projects throughout California. More...

Port of Oakland Takes Steps to Speed Cargo Flow 1-Aug-2015

Technology familiar to rush-hour motorists may soon help accelerate containerized cargo flow through the Port of Oakland. The port reports it is testing sensors that measure how long harbor truckers wait to enter its marine terminals. More...

Captain Rob Barley 1-Aug-2015

For the past nine years, Rob Barley has been a vessel master (in other words, a captain) for Golden Gate Ferry. For the past several months, he's also been the ferry line's safety, security and training coordinator. More...

Richmond Casino Fails to Materialize, Leaving Point Molate Still Largely Undeveloped 1-Aug-2015

Last month, we told you about the unique history of Richmond's Point Molate. More...

A Better Way to Dredge the Bay 1-Aug-2015

What if the Bay Area had no beaches where our kids could play, no wetlands protecting our shorelines and no more smelt swimming in our waters? More...

Seeing Stars 1-Aug-2015

If you've ever visited one of California's bountiful tidepools, chances are you've spotted a colorful and diverse array of wildlife. Life in the tidepools isn't easy, and only the most resilient animals can withstand the elements. More...

New Life for Old East Span Steel 1-Aug-2015

The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), was created in response to significant public interest from Bay Area artists and creative communities in making steel from the original 1936 East Span of the Bay Bridge available for repurposing and reuse. More...

Bay Area Science Teacher Wins White House Environmental Award 1-Aug-2015

A Bay Area science teacher was honored last month by the EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality for shaping a curriculum that makes learning about the environment fun for students. More...

A Brief History of Mare Island, Part 2 1-Aug-2015

In last month's edition of Bay Crossings, I began telling the history of Mare Island and the U.S. Naval Shipyard that used the island for 142 years. More...

Elton John to Perform in Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands Festival 1-Aug-2015

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced an outstanding lineup for the eighth annual Outside Lands Festival. More...

August Sizzles at Jack London Square 1-Aug-2015

Head down to the Oakland waterfront and enjoy Jack London Square's festive mix of outdoor fun during the month of August. From free film screenings to outdoor dining, there is something for everyone including Sing-Along Cinema, Dancing Under the Stars, Waterfront Flicks, HUSHfest and more! More...

New Exhibition Focuses on British Master Turner 1-Aug-2015

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco this summer features a major new exhibition, J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free. The show at the de Young will be the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851) during his final period of productivity, when many of his most celebrated works were created. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES August 2015 1-Aug-2015

A private yacht experience for only $45, departs 3 times a day including two drinks: Beer, Wine, Soda or Water. More...

Around the Bay in August 2015 1-Aug-2015

Join the East Bay Vintners Alliance (EBVA) on August 1 from 1-4 p.m. as it hosts the 10th annual Urban Wine Xperience at Market Hall in Jack London Square in Oakland. More than 20 urban wineries from the EBVA will pour a wide array of white, rose, red and dessert wines for you to taste and enjoy. More...

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