Archives

September 2003

Hidden Treasures of San Francisco Bay

Above San Francisco, that venerable coffee table book of aerial photographs of San Francisco, has long been ubiquitous in the better living rooms and reception areas of the Bay Area. Itís about to have a sibling: acclaimed Bay nature photographer Dennis Anderson is weeks away from releasing Hidden Treasures of San Francisco Bay (Heyday Books). More...

Trying Times on the F-Word Line

Resident curmudgeon and longtime Embarcadero denizen Guy Span takes "muniserable" Muni to task for its management of the colorful historic trolley cars that grace the San Francisco waterfront. In Spanís opinion, charm doesnít trump inconvenience. More...

The Mighty Quinnís Picnic

We all have our soft spots, and for us itís Bodo Eichlerís inimitable lighthouse-cum-fine bistro-cum-rollicking-good-time-bar Quinnís Lighthouse. Eichler installed his East Bay institution along the Oakland Estuary long before the area became the new hot development spot. Quinnís large and loyal following knows to expect warm hospitality, special touches (be sure to visit the bathroom, even if you donít need to) and above all, surprisingly good food. This month, Bodo whips up a salad. More...

Shopping the Shoreline

The charmed Water Transit Authority (WTA) Ė still on track for its funding to begin rolling out comprehensive regional ferry service despite all Ė also figures to improve the way we get around when we just wanna have fun. Recreational tourism means big bucks for Bay businesses, and visitors are increasingly coming from the Bay Area rather than far away. Be a tourist for a day in your own backyard. More...

What Does BART Have That Other Systems Donít? Noise.

There oughta be a law. In fact, there is one. More...

Bay Crossings On the Cover

Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival More...

Labor Leader Robert Mcdonnell Dies

Golden Gate Bridge Community Loses Great Leader More...

Introducing the World Trade Club

San Franciscoís Premier Business Club More...

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Rehabilitation Project

Rehabilitation Project for Historic Piers 1Ĺ, 3 & 5 Historic Piers to be Restored More...

Port of Oakland Takes Over Former Oakland Army Base

The future of the Port of Oakland became a little more certain on Friday, August 8, when the transfer of land from the former Oakland Army Base to the City of Oakland and Port of Oakland was officially recorded with the Alameda County Recorderís office. "This culminates years of negotiations and will be a win-win for everyone: the public, the city, and the Port," said Board of Port Commissioners President John Protopappas. More...

Cork No More

For more than twenty years, the wine industry has convinced people that fine wine has a cork. That mindset must change. Alternate forms of bottle closures must be explored and ultimately accepted. There is a problem with our old friend The Cork. Wine production is being accelerated all over the world in every region that will bear vines. This is pushing hard on cork producers to keep up with demand and like any other agricultural product, More...

Libations

Sake *Saki *Socki *Sawkey*Sauki*Sushi* Suchi* Sooshy* Sue-She* Soushi*... A Cultural Phenomenon No Matter How You Spell It More...

Bay Crossings Cuisine

Quinnís Layered Fall Picnic Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette and Walnut Oil More...

Real Men Can Drink Rose!!!

As Fall approaches, along withthe Bay Areaís warmest time of the year, a Mediterranean outdoor lifestyle flourishes as does the California penchant for light and refreshing food and drink. More...

Transportation 2030: MTC Wants Your Good Ideas

MTC Senior Public Information Officer More...

Port of Call: Dubrovnik, Croatia (the former Yugoslavia)

Letís play a waterfront game called Good Idea/Bad Idea. The concept is simple; a situation is presented and you, the reader, get to make the call. In certain situations, this not-so-portentous port-obsessed author will help with a questioning hint. For example, the managers of the Port of San Francisco might say, "Letís steer a course toward bankruptcy while our facilities crumble in disrepair! Bad idea? Bingo! You get the picture, now letís play! More...

Americaís Cup Match Race in San Francisco Bay

John Sweeney and Tina Kinejan, alongwith Nick Tomson, brought together a stunning regatta series of Americaís Cup racing on San Francisco Bay in June and July. In its second annual event More...

NCMA Fall Boat Show

Fills Jack London Square More...

San Francisco Marine Exchange

Something Old, Something New but Serving Maritime Just the Same More...

Bay Crossings On the Cover

Knowing More...

September 2003 Wine & Food Events

LIVERMORE VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL Celebrate the Annual Harvest of the Grapes in Livermore, the quiet wine country! Ramble around 24 wineries. Sample many scrumptious foods and wines. Enjoy free live music, displays of local crafts. A two-day ticket is good for wine tasting, a logo wineglass More...

Golden Gate Transit Hosts Customized Trip Planning Sessions

Systemwide Changes Go Into Effect November 2, 2003 More...

My Captain, My Crew

David B. Pettinari I furled the jib While you tied the boat to the dock More...

Master Mariners Benevolent Association Upcoming Events

Aug 30-Sep 1, 2003 ChickenShip Regatta More...