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January 2009

Around the bay in January 2009

The unique plasma sculpture exhibit currently on display at the FLOAT Gallery in Oakland will be leaving soon; it warrants a visit before it is gone. Seven Bay Area plasma & neon sculptors serve a tasty array of one-of-a-kind plasma creations. More...

NEW HYBRID FERRY FOR ALCATRAZ CRUISES

On Friday morning, December 12, at Pier 33 in San Francisco, Alcatraz Cruises introduced the Hornblower Hybrid, a wind-, solar- and diesel-powered hybrid vessel. More...

Oaklandís Chinatown Celebrates Chinese New Year with Eighth Annual Bazaar

The Chinese Lunar New Year is regarded as the biggest and most important holiday of the year. The holiday is synonymous in scope and size with the celebration of Christmas in western culture. More...

Ferry Building Wins Coveted Environmental Award

Governor Schwarzenegger recently announced that the Ferry Building of San Francisco has won the 2008 Governorís Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its Green Initiatives. More...

A Winter Storm

The San Francisco Bay Area is under the protection of the Pacific High all summer. This is a huge area of high barometric pressure centered on the eastern Pacific Ocean, between the Hawaiian Islands and us. More...

Booming Biodiesel Industry to Hold Conference in S.F.

San Franciscoís cutting-edge efforts to promote the use of biodiesel have earned it the honor of hosting the Sixth Annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. More...

WETA Christens Its Revolutionary New Ferry

On December 12, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) christened Gemini, the first of its new fleet of ferries that will enhance the regionís emergency response capability and water transit network. More...

Days and Nights on Angel Island

Editorís Note: Hannah Bright is the daughter of Angel Islandís Park Maintenance Chief, and she was kind enough to write this first-person account of teen life on (and off) the island. More...

Slowing the Flow of Pollution Runoff to the Bay

While the rainy season in the Bay Area can mean an end to nice weather and much-loved outdoor activities, itís an important and productive time for our environment; rain prompts new plant growth after many dry months and replenishes water reserves for drinking and irrigation. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES JANUARY 2009

Every Wednesday 7PM - 9PM Ė Winter Wednesday Seminar Series, Club Nautique, Sailing School, 800-343-SAIL, www.clubnautique.net Learn some stuff and have some fun! Enjoy nautically themed seminars and entertainment along with other like minded sailor folks! Check out www.clubnautique.net/winterwednesdays for the full scheduled of events. Seminars will run from November through March. Reservations required. Please call to reserve your seat today! More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES JANUARY 2009

Every Wednesday 7PM - 9PM Ė Winter Wednesday Seminar Series, Club Nautique, Sailing School, 800-343-SAIL, www.clubnautique.net Learn some stuff and have some fun! Enjoy nautically themed seminars and entertainment along with other like minded sailor folks! Check out www.clubnautique.net/winterwednesdays for the full scheduled of events. Seminars will run from November through March. Reservations required. Please call to reserve your seat today! More...

MTC Invites Comments on Long-Term Transit Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites residents throughout the nine-county Bay Area to review and comment on a draft long-term plan detailing policies, programs and projects to guide Bay Area transportation through 2035. More...

City of Richmond Approves $87.5 Million Honda Contract

The City of Richmond and the Auto Warehousing Company recently agreed to terms with American Honda Motor Company on a contract that will pay the City $87.5 million over the next 15 years, with the possibility of two five-year extensions. More...

ON OUR COVER JANUARY 2009

The City of Richmond recently agreed to terms with American Honda Motor Company on a 15-year contract. The Port of Richmondís Point Potrero Marine Terminal has been a Northern California port of entry and automobile processing facility for more than 30 years. More...