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September 2013

Around the Bay in September 2013

Come celebrate the start of the 34th Annual Americafs Cup races on Friday, September 6 aboard the historic USS Potomac, Franklin Rooseveltfs presidential yacht. Enjoy a memorable evening cruise across the San Francisco Bay with a gourmet buffet, libations, live jazz era music, auctions, book signing and more. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES September 2013

Have you ever dreamed of sailing in SE Asia? Come for hors d’oeuvres and drinks, meet like-minded sailors interested in international sailing adventures and learn all about our 2014 Flotilla to Phuket, Thailand!! Cost: OCSC Members Free, Non-Members Free. More...

Fall: A Rich Vocal and Symphonic Season

By all critical accounts, the young artists of the Merola Opera Program not only acquitted themselves at last month’s grand finale program at the War Memorial Opera House—they distinguished themselves. More...

Fall Fun Returns to Jack London Square

Jack London Square welcomes the return of fall with a month of exciting outdoor events on the waterfront. From foodie festivals to sing-along movie nights, Jack London Square is a fun-filled destination for both locals and visitors throughout September. More...

New Zealand Wins Louis Vuitton Cup

On August 25, Emirates Team New Zealand won the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup with a 3:20 victory over Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in the eighth and deciding race. More...

History of the Cup

I’ve covered this territory before, but with the event finally upon us, I wanted to provide an update to my article that appeared over a year ago. More...

East Bay Solar Permits Get Simpler and Easier

Nine East Bay cities have collaborated to help minimize the red tape that intimidates and frustrates some property owners, both residential and commercial, who are considering going solar. More...

61st Annual Sausalito Art Festival

With the Bay Bridge closed over Labor Day weekend, there’s no better way to get across the Bay and still have a good time than to take the ferry to Sausalito, where you can experience one of the most prestigious art festivals in the United States. More...

Dressed in Brilliant White, the New Bay Bridge East Span Makes Her Debut

The new Bay Bridge East Span is finally opening for business. Nearly 25 years after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the original 1936 span, the Bay Area public will be able to drive on a contemporary and seismically safe new bridge designed to ride out an earthquake of a magnitude predicted to strike only once every 1,500 years. More...

Major Oakland Exhibition Explores Human Relationship With the Bay

Climate change, commerce and transportation, changing populations, recreation, invasive species, and environmentalism are a few of the dynamic themes to be explored in the Oakland Museum of California’s (OMCA) major multi-disciplinary exhibition, Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, on view now through February 23, 2014. More...

Curbing Industrial Storm Water Pollution in San Francisco Bay

Even those of us who commute by ferry may not realize that the Bay Area has more than 1,300 industrial facilities that collectively are responsible for one of the Bay’s greatest pollution problems. The dirty facilities that dot our warehouse districts and frontage roads are largely out of sight of residential areas, though you can see a few from some of the highways that hug the waterfront. More...

Volunteers Will Flock to Coastal Cleanup Day

This September 21 will mark the 28th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer event in California. Organized by the California Coastal Commission in 1985, close to 2,500 people came out for California’s first-ever Coastal Cleanup Day. More...

Senior Deckhand Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick, senior deckhand for Blue & Gold Fleet, has been working the San Francisco waterways for the past 18 years, but he has been on the water for most of his life—from the Great Lakes all the way to the South Pacific. More...

Reports on Procurement and Exports Address Bay Area Shipper Concerns

San Francisco-based BSR and Hilton Worldwide recently released a new report highlighting year-one findings from the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP), an initiative launched in May 2012 to help global business procurement managers integrate sustainability into their purchasing decisions. More...

ON OUR COVER September 2013

Under construction for more than a decade, the new Bay Bridge East Span is finally opening for business. Nearly 25 years after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the original 1936 span, the Bay Area public will be able to drive on a contemporary and seismically safe new bridge designed to ride out an earthquake of a magnitude predicted to strike only once every 1,500 years. More...