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May 2012

Around the bay in May 2012

On Saturday, May 5, Rosenblum Cellars will celebrate Cinco de Vino with an open house at the winery right next to the Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES MAY 2012

This two-hour skippered charter is designed to provide folks who are considering getting into sailing with a real glimpse of the sport, our club and our people. Cost is $40. More...

Cultural Currents: May Meanderings

Crossing any bridge on the Bay is particularly joyful if the journey brings you to a destination offering stunning vistas and matchless entertainment. For those of us who cherish the adult privileges of drinking, smoking, gambling and eating well—this means Golden Gate Fields. More...

Ancient Adventures and Contemporary Art Come to Life on Angel Island

In late April, We Players began a unique artistic residency at Angel Island State Park—the first artistic residency at any California state park—with a visual art exhibition at the park’s Visitor Center. The main event of the residency, the company’s island-wide performance of The Odyssey, will run from May 12 to July 1. More...

Oracle Racing to Stage 2013 Training Program in New Zealand

RACLE Racing will stage its 2013 training program at Northport, New Zealand’s newest port facility located at Marsden Point, Northland. More...

Fierce AC World Series Action Thrills Naples

Chris Draper led his Luna Rossa crew to a thrilling win in the final fleet race in Naples, Italy, collecting 50 points for his efforts to vault up the leaderboard and win the AC World Series Naples Fleet Racing Championship. The victory kicked off celebrations among the tens of thousands of Italian America’s Cup fans lining the Naples waterfront to catch a glimpse of their heroes. More...

How the Golden Gate Bridge Brought Ferries Back to the Bay

On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The iconic structure—bathed in international orange—is a worldwide landmark that millions have admired over the years. More...

Inn at the Presidio Offers Sustainability and Charm

The opening last month of the Inn at the Presidio means visitors to San Francisco no longer must leave the City to experience an overnight stay in Northern California’s great outdoors. More...

What I Learn From Teaching

There is a story told of Albert Einstein entering a classroom at Princeton and drawing a small circle on the board. He said to the class, "This circle represents the totality of what I know." More...

Gray Whales—San Francisco Bay’s Frequent Swimmers?

Are gray whales coming into San Francisco Bay more often? Baykeeper is helping to find out, and you can help, too. More...

Who’s At The Helm? Captain Dushan Crawford

Captain Dushan Crawford started working for Blue & Gold Fleet in 1994, straight out of high school. "I worked my way up," he said. "I started out as a photographer, then a ticket seller, became a deckhand, and in 2002 I officially got my captain’s license." More...

Ports of San Francisco and Oakland Find New Ways to Generate Cargo-Related Jobs

The Foreign Trade Zones Board of the U.S. Commerce Department has approved the Port of San Francisco’s application for Valero Refining Company to establish a foreign trade zone (FTZ) subzone at its Benicia refinery. U.S. Customs and Border Protection followed this action by approving activation of the site, which will operate as a subzone of the Port of San Francisco’s Foreign Trade Zone No. 3. More...

Mayor Lee, SF Giants and Port of San Francisco Unveil Mission Rock Proposal

In early April, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Giants and the Port of San Francisco unveiled a revised proposal for the Mission Rock development project, located at Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48 south of AT&T Park and across the China Basin Channel. Mission Rock will feature eight acres of open space, dramatic waterfront residences, innovative office space, shops and restaurants and a refurbished historic pier. More...

Final Cable Strand Marks (Star-Spangled) Banner Day for Bay Bridge Project

Construction of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reached another important milestone last month when ironworkers lifted into place the 137th and final strand of the main cable for the signature self-anchored suspension (SAS) portion of the new bridge. More...

ON OUR COVER MAY 2012

Roadway construction on the Golden Gate Bridge in 1936. Highlights of the 75th anniversary celebration in late May will include an historic watercraft parade, multiple music and dance stages, art installations, history and educational presentations, and bridge-related activities on Crissy Field and the Marina Green. More...