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February 2008

Around the Bay in February

Now in its fifth year, the United Statesí premier "cinemaquatic" event offers a weekend of inspirational films and lively discussions on environmental issues, marine science, and ocean sports as well as ocean exploration and coastal and island cultural history. More...

JACK LONDON SQUARE

The USS Hornet Museum in Alameda will unveil a new public exhibit on February 9 that focuses on the history of aerial firefighting in California. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to meet firebomber pilots who courageously combat wildfires from the air. The grand opening event begins at 1 p.m. More...

WHO AM I?

Is you cross the Bay each day on the ferry, or look out onto the Bay while riding public transit, you canít help but see sailboats. There may not be many on weekdays, but on weekends there can be hundreds. More...

Hop off the Highway for Blue Frogís Grog

When people think about beer made in Fairfield, they probably have in mind the huge Budweiser brewery that travelers see on the way to Lake Tahoe. More...

Exorcising the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay

Environmental groups are challenging the U.S. Maritime Administration for its failure to protect the waters of the San Francisco Bay and Delta Estuary from pollution created by a ghost fleet of toxic ships near Benicia. More...

East Bay Coalition Aims to Incubate Green Corridor

The buzz of activity at a typical city hall grinds to a halt between Thanksgiving and January 2. But the mayors of Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond and Emeryville were determined not to let the holiday season slow the momentum of their joint plan to nurture a strong, regional green economy. More...

Parting with the Parks

More than seven million people live in the Bay Area. Itís a crowded place, and the stateís designated open spaces give us an accessible outlet for enjoying the outdoors. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES

February 2 10AM Ė 3PM - Tomales Bay Kayak Tour, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com Experience one the premier paddling destinations in California on this guided kayak tour. Colorful sea stars slide beneath your kayak as majestic Thule Elk roam the hillsides. $85 including equipment. More...

Cruise Industry Boffo from Passenger Increase

While stories abound about the tidal wave of cargo moving through Americaís ports, a similar story is unfolding in the cruise industry, which last year saw 9 million U.S. passenger embarkations, a 4.5 percent increase over 2006, and $35.7 billion in total economic impacts, a 10 percent increase. More...

U.S. Merchant Marine Gets Shot in the Arm

In a move that may spell more jobs for young seafaring professionals, container carrier APL will train U.S. maritime academy cadets aboard its internationally flagged container ships. More...

New Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Vista Point Provides Public Shoreline Access

Regional and state officials recently celebrated the official opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Vista Point, marking the completion of the Richmond-San Rafael Seismic Retrofit Project. More...

ON OUR COVER February 2008

This photo of the San Francisco Ferry Building was taken by our Publisher, Joel Williams, from the Baylink Ferry leaving for Vallejo. More...