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The Tribe

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

When Greg Sarris of Santa Rosa, an adopted child, learned that his paternal grandmother was a Coast Miwok, it opened ...

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Dredging the Port of Sonoma

January 01, 2007 by Aleta George

At first glance, the wide-open stretch of Highway 37 along San Pablo Bay between Vallejo and Novato may look like ...

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Ballot Initiatives for Open Space

October 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Not so very long ago, two counties on opposite corners of the Bay competed to grow the best stone fruits ...

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Proposed Development Near Livermore

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

The city of Livermore might be most famous for its national laboratory, but native plant enthusiasts and biodiversity advocates will ...

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Breuner Marsh Stewardship

January 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Some people inherit china, but Whitney Dotson has inherited a marsh. He doesn’t actually own Breuner Marsh, the 238-acre tidal ...

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New Golf Course in Menlo Park

January 01, 2006 by Aleta George

After hearing testimony from 89 speakers, bleary-eyed Menlo Park city council members voted 3 to 2 on November 1 to ...

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Livermore Valley

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

Along Tesla Avenue at the south edge of Livermore, rows of grapevines angle from the roadside, showing a trace of ...

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Private Land, Public Good

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

How do you preserve significant parcels of open space in an era of rising land prices and shrinking public budgets? In the 1990s, more Bay Area land was protected using conservation easements, where the owner can stay on the land but gives up development rights, than by outright purchase. Though not without their critics, easements are reshaping the way we go about saving our local landscapes.

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San Mateo Coast

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

South of San Francisco, the Peninsula displays a kind of natural zoning-by-topography. On the east side, along the Bay, is ...

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Sonoma County

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

Like San Mateo County, Sonoma County has both a private nonprofit land trust and a government body working to protect ...

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