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August 2003

A Real San Francisco Fish Story

Meet William Dawson, man at the helm of Seafood Suppliers, a fish wholesaler on San Franciscoís Pier 33. Steeped in the tradition and hardships of the sea, fiercely proud of his doughty firmsí high reputation and beloved by his hard-working crew because he works just as hard as they do, Dawson feels like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike as he fights on behalf of his beloved fish business. More...

I Lunch for a Living

Sit down for a bite with Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. Itís a consortium of high-flying tech companies putting their considerable economic and intellectual influence behind bold policy initiatives. Like daring to chip away at the seemingly impregnable Prop 13 by proposing to reduce to 55% the margin required to pass transit tax hikes. More...

Inside The Towers

Editor at Large Mary Swift continues our ongoing insider looks at the hippest new waterfront living spots with a visit to the Towers, a new high-rise sprouting on San Franciscoís southern waterfront. More...

Ferry Food Fight

Sometimes no extra commentary is needed whatsoever. Maria Lombardo, Deputy Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority took the initiative to write the Golden Gate Transit Bus District with her rather unflattering thoughts about ferries. It prompted a read-only-wearing-asbestos-gloves response from Marina V. (and donít you forget it) Secchitano, the tigress that serves as Regional Director of the Inland Boatmenís Union, an affiliate of the Longshoremen. More...

Bay Crossings On the Cover

Oakland Proves Again Itís the Town that Knows How to Party Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Art & Soul 2003 Festival More...

The Marine Transportation Security Act

How It Impacts Ferry Riders and Ferry Operators More...

Bay Crossings Journal

The Restitching of Time More...

New Study Reveals that New York Ferries are More Polluting than Cars, Buses, or Trains

A new Bluewater Network study concludes that commute ferries operating on New York Harbor are far more polluting per passenger than cars, buses, or trains. Unless they are cleaned up, by the time new federal air quality standards take effect in 2007, the ferries will be 100 to 1,000 times more polluting per passenger mile than new cars. More...

Libations

Sipping in the Summertime By Dianne Boate and Robert Meyer More...

MTC Allocation Turns Diesel Buses into Vehicle for Air Quality

Commission Action Coincides with Yearís First Spare-the-Air Day More...

CUESA Names New Executive Director

Ferry Building Farmersí Market Taps New Chief More...

Bay Crossings Working Waterfront

William G. Dawson President, Seafood Suppliers Inc. More...

USS Oakland Honored

The Port of Oakland dedicated the USS Oakland Mast at its new home in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on Thursday, July 17. USS Oakland, a World War II anti-aircraft cruiser was the first, and to this date, the only United States Navy ship to bear the name of the City of Oakland. The ceremony honored the shipmates of USS Oakland and celebrated the 60th anniversary of the shipís commissioning. Shipmates traveled from many locations across the United States to reunite with their fellow crewmembers and their families. More...

Coming Up: Oakland Walking Tours

Saturday, August 2, Modern Downtown Oakland, 10 am - 12 noon Meet at 11th Street and Broadway, in front of the Marriott Hotel More...

Whatís Happening at the San Francisco National Maritime Museum

AUGUST 2 Chantey Sing Past, Present and Future of C.A. Thayer More...

Peanut Butter Jam Celebrates Webster Street

The Birthplace of Skippy Peanut Butter More...

World War II Ship To Sacramento

Step back into history with a cruise on the river aboard the WWII Liberty Ship Jeremiah OíBrien from San Francisco on August 29 or return from Sacramento to SF on Tuesday, September 2. If you cannot take a day to ride the ship, just come to the Port of Sacramento on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, August 30-31 and September 1, to visit the ship from More...

Your Tax Pennies at Work:

Local Leaders Rally for New Sales Tax Dollars for Ferry Projects More...