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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Christmas music has reached its highest level of saturation this week — how many versions of "All I Want for Christmas is You" are playing in stores and restaurants across the U.S. right now? We shiver at the thought.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sealebration

Sealebration

What's that you say? You've never heard the harrowing history of the majestic sea lions of San Francisco's historic tourist attraction, Pier 39? After a brief hiatus in 2009 that had everyone freaking out, the sea lions are back…
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Calendar, Night&Day Living History

Living History

Between 1853 and 1861, Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay. The fort was occupied throughout the Civil War, but the invention of faster, more…
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News, Sucka Free City

Oysters in the Bay: If We Fund It, They Will Come. Or Not.

Chronicle readers left panicked by a July 6 article stating that San Francisco Bay's native oyster population had recently collapsed were presumably relieved two weeks later. A follow-up July 19 article gushed that more than $1 million is being sunk…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bug Off

Bug Off

Israeli artist Tamar Assaf grew up on the edge of a small town, watching critters roam among wildflowers and orange groves. Quite quickly, though, Assaf’s natural wonderland was overrun by asphalt and housing developments. She channeled her dismay by earning…
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Summer Guide: Bars on the Bay to Watch the America's Cup

The America's Cup World Series (a sort of practice run for the 2013 America's Cup races) comes to San Francisco Bay on Aug. 21-26 and Oct. 4-7, and if the grand spectacle of yachtsmen at play isn't intoxicating enough for…
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News, The Snitch <i>Dubai Star</i> Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

Dubai Star Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

The owners of the Dubai Star oil tanker has to shell out $1.96 million for a 2009 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay that impacted more than 200 acres and killed some 100 seabirds, San Francisco District Attorney George…
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News, The Snitch Man Jumps from Pier After "Aggravating" Phone Call

Man Jumps from Pier After "Aggravating" Phone Call

The U.S. Coast Guard has been scouring the waters of the San Francisco Bay since last night when a man reportedly jumped from a pier near Fort Mason after what appeared to be an irritating phone conversation.According to news outlets,…
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News, The Snitch Cathy Caton, Missing Windsurfer, Found Alive in S.F. Bay

Cathy Caton, Missing Windsurfer, Found Alive in S.F. Bay

Cathy Caton, 62, was rescued from the San Francisco Bay early this morning after the veteran windsurfer had paddled off at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday and never returned.Caton was found near the San Mateo Bridge just after 6 a.m.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Angel Islanders

Angel Islanders

One hundred years ago, the big island in San Francisco Bay was the West Coast detention point for all immigrants arriving in the U.S. And because 1911 was only 20 years past the Gold Rush -- Deadwood fans, think about…
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News, Feature A Timeline of Fishing in the San Francisco Bay

A Timeline of Fishing in the San Francisco Bay

1871: Chinese immigrants, using a distinctive style of net, establish a large commercial shrimp fishery in San Francisco Bay. Most of the shrimp are dried and exported to China. 1893: Commercial fishing for California salmon expands from streams and rivers…
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News, Sucka Free City Pension Costs to Skyrocket for Key S.F. City Unions

Pension Costs to Skyrocket for Key S.F. City Unions

Last week, the president and vice president of the local SEIU penned an opinion column in the San Francisco Bay Guardian espousing a marvelously novel take on the city's exploding pension crisis. The problem, per the column, isn't that the…
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News, The Snitch Are Oysters Dying Out?

Are Oysters Dying Out?

Oysters can definitively be counted among Things San Franciscans Love. Whether opening our wallets for those tasty bivalves at the Ferry Building or taking a Zipcar up to Tomales Bay for a picnic of raw shellfish, we show our love…
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News, The Snitch Barge Manager Sentenced For Dumping Toxic Pollutants Into Bay

Barge Manager Sentenced For Dumping Toxic Pollutants Into Bay

A barge manager who dumped -- and ordered his employees to dump -- perhaps millions of gallons of toxic pollutants into San Francisco Bay off the coast of Pittsburg has received a barge load of justice. Mark Guinn was sentenced…
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News, Feature Dead Sea

Dead Sea

In this article, SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison reports: • The groundbreaking results of a previously undisclosed government report on the extreme danger posed to fish by the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill — and the document’s importance as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Getting the J.O'B Done

Getting the J.O'B Done

Maybe you're not a fan of war. Maybe military history seems like a weird thing to celebrate. Even so, trust us here: Liberty Ship the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien is major brain candy for anyone who likes weird old machinery, WWII-era…
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News, The Snitch

Farewell, Ferry Queen

By Alex Brant-Zawadzki One of San Francisco's finest, proudest and earliest queens may soon be laid to rest for fear it might become too flaming. The Delta Queen, currently steaming up and down the Mississippi, is "America's last proper…
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News, Sucka Free City Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

As the U.S. Coast Guard desperately tries to spin away its responsibility in a shipping accident that dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay and could cost taxpayers more than $200 million to clean up, there is potential on…
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Music, All Shook Down 'Getting Crabs In SF': The Headline Is Just Too Obvious

'Getting Crabs In SF': The Headline Is Just Too Obvious

While the Dungeness crab season may be on hold after that pesky 58,000-gallon oil spill in the Bay, it doesn't mean you can't at least get ready to eat some crabs: mark your targets, map your routes, and, as…
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The Big Spill: More oil spill cleanup information

Thanks to Baykeeper for letting us know about the following trainings, hearings and volunteer certification events: San Francisco Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Certification Saturday, November 17 County Fair Building 9th Ave. & Lincoln Ave. in Golden Gate Park One training…
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