Thursday, November 22, 2018

Preparedness in Paradise

Emergency preparedness played a vital role in who lived and who died in the Paradise tragedy. Communication and evacuation plans for such disasters need serious improvement.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Pier 3

Several ferries used between San Francisco and Oakland, that were replaced by the Bay Bridge, ended up on Puget Sound near Seattle. Some returned to the Bay Area, such as the Santa Rosa, now used by Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Thursday, November 01, 2018


San Francisco Giants Hall of Fame legend Willie McCovey.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bring Your Waders

Little Venice, site of the seawall breach on the Embarcadero waterfront, will likely get a $425 million upgrade to the "cracking and crumbling" seawall. The bond is considered to merely be a "down payment" on a multi-decades strengthening project against earthquakes and rising seas. The landfill on mudflats between Fisherman's Wharf and Mission Creek are scheduled for major repairs. The Ferry Building and Transbay Tube are sites of the initial focus--a plan that Port officials say could cost $5 billion.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Corporate Democrats of America

In the Willie Brown universe, one is either a Republican, a Democrat, or a Socialist. According to the former San Francisco mayor, socialists (like Bernie Sanders) have no place in the Democratic Party.
Such are the rantings of the old guard, i.e. Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, always eager to please their corporate masters committed to the destruction of democratic socialism.

Medicare for all and free college tuition, like Social Security, are core principles of the Democratic Socialists of America. What, pray-tell, principles does Willie propose?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

More Crop Per Drop

The California Almond Board and almond growers in the lucrative almond industry are old hands at microirrigation and groundwater recharge. By streamlining decision-making on when and how much to water, the board has helped orchard owners use interactive tools to calculate irrigation schedules.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Galeria de la Raza

The cultural impact of corporate urban gentrification can be seen in the loss of the Latino art gallery, a vital cultural space in the Mission District, due to a major rent hike.