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Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs

March 25, 2014 | 8:00 am

Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs

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Facebook, Apple, Intuit and Google plant trees, pathways and habitats for birds at their headquarters.

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

March 15, 2014 | 8:00 am

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

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The project will cost $4.5 million and include rainbow crosswalks, wider sidewalks and outdoor seating.

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What Development Should Be Allowed in Crissy Field? Three Projects Contend for Coveted Spot

September 20, 2013 | 2:39 pm

What Development Should Be Allowed in Crissy Field? Three Projects Contend for Coveted Spot

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Wanted: a cultural institution that complements the Presidio’s current uses, offers stimulating programs, and is economically viable.

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Video: Watch as Santa Clara Demolishes Old Water Tower

September 6, 2013 | 9:28 am

Video: Watch as Santa Clara Demolishes Old Water Tower

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Santa Clara had no further use for its Walsh Avenue water tank. So it demolished it. We’ve got the video.

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Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

August 28, 2013 | 10:58 am

Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

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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 — […]

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Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

July 22, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

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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 […]

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News Pix: Nurses Protest Keystone XL and ‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens in Oakland

June 21, 2013 | 11:59 am

News Pix: Nurses Protest Keystone XL and ‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens in Oakland

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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 […]

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New Bay Bridge Span May Contain More Vulnerable Steel Parts

April 29, 2013 | 8:39 am

New Bay Bridge Span May Contain More Vulnerable Steel Parts

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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 […]

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News Pix: Berkeley Post Office to be Sold, Solar Plane Debut, Richmond Celebrates Healthy Living

April 26, 2013 | 3:46 pm

News Pix: Berkeley Post Office to be Sold, Solar Plane Debut, Richmond Celebrates Healthy Living

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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 […]

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Three Things to Know About the New Exploratorium

April 16, 2013 | 5:12 pm

Three Things to Know About the New Exploratorium

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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 […]

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