The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.
Note: This post was originally published on May 20, 2014 “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Mark Twain may never have actually said it himself, but that doesn't make the statement any less true. As any naive tourist shivering miserably in a tank top and Bermuda ...Read More
What's next for the oyster farm, its employees and the natural environment of Drakes Estero.
Stanford launches a major investigation of the state's dwindling groundwater resources and finds "alarming" gaps.
We might be able to use selfish genes to cause the population of mosquitoes that carry malaria to crash. Is genetically manipulating these insects out in the wild worth preventing hundreds of millions of people from getting malaria?
OR-7 has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.
More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.
Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.
Activists are hoping local residents will do what state legislators haven’t done -- shut down the controversial oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
State lawmakers approved the delay in late June, and at the same time tightened up the environmental review process for fracking permits.
Mandatory boat inspections stop invasive species from endangering Lake Tahoe’s pristine ecosystem.
Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators.
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. workers harvest strings of oysters on Schooner Bay near Point Reyes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Federal government lawyers are expected to discuss a plan for “the prompt and orderly wind-down” of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. operations at Point Reyes National Seashore — marking the possible end of a ...Read More
Drew Jaffe, Berkeleyside Students at John Muir Elementary sort for composting and recycling, but more Berkeley residents need to recycle in order for the city to meet its 2020 zero waste goal. Photo: Green Schools Initiative A recent audit of several City of Berkeley departments has ...Read More
Marbled murrelets are rare seabirds that lay just one egg a year, and those eggs are a favorite food item for another bird: Steller’s jays. Scientists are hoping to trick the jays into avoiding the murrelet eggs using decoy eggs with a rude surprise inside.
By Lance Williams, The Center for Investigative Reporting Former San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy Joanne Hoeper (Courtesy of Joanne Hoeper) San Francisco city officials steered millions in public funds to a handful of plumbing companies for unneeded repairs of private sewer lines, a former top lawyer in the city attorney's office ...Read More