For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, which negotiates and hands out leases for state-owned shoreline property, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel. The commission staff announced at … Read more
The San Francisco Bay is our region's dominant geographic feature.
As recently as five years ago, it was great to be a herring in the San Francisco Bay. Populations of the small silver fish had declined up and down the West Coast but boomed in the Bay at levels not … Read more
I think I saw a worm swimming in the Bay, what is it? It was mid August in 2015 when I first held one, its long thread like body rolling and pulsing in my hand. Tickled by the anticipation of … Read more
Perhaps it’s their contradictions that makes seeking Ridgway’s rails so exciting.
Thirty years after the project officially began, the idea for the San Francisco Bay Trail seems both delightfully obvious and considerably difficult. To link Bay Area communities across nine counties and 47 cities with one multiuse, 500-mile trail is an … Read more
In 1989 work began on the San Francisco Bay Trail, a planned 500-mile circumnavigation of the entire Bay, from San José to San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Napa and Martinez and back down the East Bay shoreline. … Read more
Last March, Richmond officials announced that they’d chosen SunCal to develop a housing and renovation project on Point Molate, a small headland just north of the Richmond Bridge. The project has vocal opponents who, among other concerns, worry over the … Read more
Surf scoters showed up in the Bay in astonishing numbers in winter 2019, pausing a three-decade decline and puzzling scientists
California wants to go carbon negative. But even policymakers tend to overlook the best way to get there.
No whale watch boat captain worth his or her salt is going to guarantee a whale sighting on any particular trip. But Captain Joe Nazar and the rest of the San Francisco Whale Tours crew on the good ship Kitty … Read more