Hayes Valley Farm to be replaced by housing development, Google goes green in new campus

June 4, 2013

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news:

  • Hayes Valley Farm in SF to be replaced by housing development, but it didn’t go down without a last minute fight. [Curbed SF]
  • At long last city of Alameda regaining Navy land, but going to use it for housing and commercial development. [SF Appeal]
  • “Why are our choices fire or poison?” asked one official opposed to spraying herbicides on Mount Tam. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Sonoma County updating coastal plan governing development and resource protection. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • People, not just birds, used to live on the Farallon Islands. [Curbed SF]
  • Sport fish in Delta have highest levels of mercury, PCBs in state, a legacy of mercury mining. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Google’s new campus aims for platinum LEED status with green features. [Curbed SF]



About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.