Wanted: a cultural institution that complements the Presidio’s current uses, offers stimulating programs, and is economically viable.
Santa Clara had no further use for its Walsh Avenue water tank. So it demolished it. We’ve got the video.
Are you ready, Bay Area? Ye Olde East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is about to be retired. “Rest in pieces!” said KPIX reporter Elizabeth Cook in a recent report. Whatever you think of the new span — its design, how much it cost to build, the contentious politics that delayed construction — […]
As Caltrans continues to work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California is looking back at the beginning of both bridges that span the Bay, as well as the men who helped build them. The exhibit features black-and-white images from photographer Peter Stackpole of the building of the […]
Nurses attending the National Nurses United conference took to the Golden Gate Bridge on June 20 to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. They marched across the bridge dressed in red and carrying signs saying “Our Planet, Our Patients, Our Future” and “Heal America, Stop Climate Change.” The protesters are calling on the Obama administration to […]
By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for use on bridges because the bolts can crack, the San Francisco Chronicle […]
Jose Fernandez, 6, left, and Samantha Tovar, 6, hula-hoop prior to the start of the fifth annual Richmond Tales Fest: An Afternoon of Family Literacy and Healthy Living. (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential) On April 22, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed it would sell its historic downtown Berkeley building at 2000 Allston Way and relocate to another […]
The Exploratorium is opening on Wednesday at Pier 15. The new $300 million location, a restored pier, is three times the size of the old one, and it’s a state-of-the-art green building, outfitted with solar panels and a heating and cooling system that uses water from San Francisco Bay. So what should you know before you […]
Fans packed AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants first home game of the season, where they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0. (Gina Scialabba/KQED) High winds whipped the west side of San Francisco Monday, toppling trees and closing the Great Highway. Sand drifted across the Sloat Boulevard parking lot at Ocean Beach, with airborne […]
News Pix: Central Valley Farmers Flood Their Fields, Cal Women Head to Final Four and Berkeley’s Outstanding Architecture
Terranova Ranch sits southeast of Fresno in the King’s River basin, an area where farmers are pumping unsustainable volumes of water in dry years. At the other extreme, farms and communities here risk floods when rivers are pulsing with too much water. Terranova is experimenting with a way to address both problems. They capture excess […]