Archives

May 2006

Purchasing a Laptop is a Personal Choice

For the first time, laptop sales exceeded those of their desktop counterparts in 2005. Three major reasons were the portability that laptops offer, the growing availability of WIFI/wireless technology, and the new "affordability" of laptops for average consumers. More...

Wine.com Relocates Headquarters to Richmondís Historic Ford Building

Wine.com, a popular Internet wine merchant, is establishing its headquarters and main distribution facility in the 517,000 square foot Ford Point Building. More...

Port Story Maritime: Nostalgia or Future?

At midnight on a high tide, a cruise ship enters the Bay, sliding through the Golden Gate as hundreds of cargo ships have done since the Gold Rush. The passengers who are awake can see the world-famous bridge illuminated above them as they enter the calm waters. More...

May Waterfront Activities

The Cold Water Surf Club invites everyone concerned about the environment to join us in a beach clean up at Bolinas Beach. More...

Dare to Kiteboard

Bay area residents take note, Spring is finally here, and that means Kiteboarding season is here. Already, my phone is ringing, e-mails are pouring in and I am running around getting everything ready for what will be the biggest year ever in a new and evolving water sport. I teach Kiteboarding in the Bay Area, and right now, I am a very busy guy. More...

Dispelling the Myth of the Glorified Brewer

I brewed my last batch of beer in 1999, and Iíve left the whole brewing scene behind me. But, I still feel the pain in my back each morning that reminds me of the physical toll brewing has taken on my body. More...

Heart of Nobu

We think the Bay Area has just about everything a person could want, but thereís something missing: a Nobu Matsuhisa restaurant. More...

The Drawbridges of Alameda County

One foggy morning around the turn of the 20th century, Seamus McGrath arrived at work drunk. This, according to those who knew him, was not unusual. Seamus was a drawbridge tender, assigned to one of the drawbridges on San Franciscoís busy waterfront. More...

Benicia Open Studios

One of the Bay Areaís most diverse, vibrant and accessible Artistsí Open Studios takes place the weekend of May 6 & 7 in Benicia. More...

New East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Destined to Become a Distinctive Landmark

For the 260,000-plus drivers traversing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge each day, the only sign that a major construction project is under way is the line of giant red cranes standing at the ready. But just below motoristsí line of sight, work on the new East Span has been proceeding at a steady pace. More...

Oakland Bakery Celebrates 120 Years

Colombo Sourdough French Bread is one of the countryís original sourdough breads, dating back to its beginning in 1886 in Oakland, CA. Many French baking families came to N. CA in the middle 1800s during the Gold Rush days. More...

1906 Earthquake Photo Exhibit

Those wishing to learn more about the Great Earthquake of 1906 are advised to visit The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition, which is on display until May 30. More...

Kayaking and Canoeing Race and Fundraiser

California Canoe & Kayak (CCK) is proud to sponsor the Sixth Annual Support Strokes Race and Fundraiser, a challenging, 15.5-mile sea kayak and canoe paddle around Alameda Island to raise money for breast cancer advocacy, research, and treatment. More...

Happening locally

Tour 180 studios in 8 buildings and purchase art directly from the artists. Free admission and parking. Hunterís Point Shipyard, 701 Innes St., SF. More...

Anchored to this Nautical Sanctuary

I have lived on a boat in San Francisco Bay for over 20 years. My husband, Captain Sweetie, Noodles, our resident toothless tiger and I, fit very nicely on board our PT 38 trawler, Dancing Dragon. More...

From the Helm: Sea Legacy

A steady stream of ships has carried on commerce in the Bay Area for over 150 years. It used to be that privately owned schooners, brigantines and ships were the vessels of trade. More...

May Boating Events

Sail Aboard the Schooner Seaward Fundraiser: Help raise money and awareness about TSEA. The sail will leave from Jack London Square in Oakland at 5PM. More...

Believe it or NotÖ Hunterís Point Redevelopment Plan Keeping Strong Community Base

Thirty-two years after its closure by the Navy and seven mayors later, the first phase of redevelopment at the Hunterís Point Shipyard is finally underway. More...

Solar Ferry in Limbo

Local activists are once again crying "foul" on the San Francisco Waterfront, this time over a pending contract with Hornblower Yachts Inc. for an eco-friendly ferry service for the Alcatraz Island tours. More...

Vallejo Baylink Ferry Rescues Swimmer

Ausually quiet sailing from Vallejo to San Francisco on the M/V Solano ferryboat turned into a rescue mission for its captain and crew on Sunday. More...

New Blue Greenway Blue Greenway Public Art Trail: Art Auction for Waterfront

An exciting component that has been taking shape through the Mayor's Blue Greenway Task Force is an Art Trail element along San Francisco's southern waterfront. More...

Mp3 players

There is no grocery store, sidewalk, shopping mall, freeway, airport or park without MP3 players. People have incorporated MP3s into their lives, and when the packing starts for those trips away from home, complete music catalogues allow MP3 users to take a little piece of home Ė and themselves Ė with them. More...

First-time Homebuyer from San Francisco Chooses Waterfront Living at Marina Bay in Richmond

Spectacularly situated on the shores of San Francisco Bay in Richmond, Marina Bay, The Shores at Marina Bay and The Cove at Marina Bay are three gated condominium home communities that are all attracting first-time homebuyers with a rare combination of quality, value, and convenience More...

Bay Trail Leading Shoreline Renaissance

While sitting at a restaurant on the City of San Leandro shoreline 20 years ago, then State Senator Bill Lockyer mused on the topic of public access and the San Francisco Bay. More...

Embarcaderoís Easy Riders

The Bike Hut is not a bike shop -- itís a hut. This seemingly obvious distinction goes well beyond the name. More...

June Waterfront Activities

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Windspeed on water

For centuries, people have been obsessed with speed and getting beyond the boundaries to which we are confined. More...

Suiting up to Surf

Summer is the best time to learn how to surf in San Francisco because the waves tend to be smaller and more manageable, and the weather is generally nicer. More...

Old-Fashioned American Sake

The Bay Area offers several opportunities to sample adult beverages right at the source -- beer at the Anchor Brewery in Potrero Hill and the Speakeasy Brewery near Hunterís Point, and vodka and other spirits at the Hangar One and St. George Spirits distilleries in Alameda. More...

Brew Review

Downtown Joeís is located in the heart of Napa on Main Street along side the Napa River. More...

Flight Into an Era

When I arrived at the quiet Sonoma Valley Airport, an old military jeep pushing out the SNJ-4 WWII era war bird, one that I would be flying in that day, greeted me. More...

Lighting up the Bay June fairs and festivals

Come play a game and win a prize for your sweetie, then watch the opening night fireworks. Carnival open Noon until midnight during June. Looking ahead to July 3 ... disco king "Boogie Man," KC and the Sunshine Band will perform. More...