Bureau of Land Management

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Fracking In Monterey County Blocked -- Temporarily

    The land of Steinbeck has more to it than fertile soil from which the nation's spinach and strawberries sprout: The country's biggest supply of shale oil lies below the central California turf.The Monterey Shale extends through most of central California and has as much as 15.4 million barrels of oi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    S.F. Group Sues Over Predator Drone Privacy Rules

    Do thoughts of miniature helicopters hovering and peeking into your bedroom keep you up at night? Maybe you are worried about Uncle Sam seeing what you do when nobody is watching? Well, so is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based digital civil liberties group that filed a lawsui ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012
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    February 10, 2012

    No Tickets? Nine Ways You Can Still Get Into Burning Man 2012

    Whatever else history might say of the Burning Man Ticket Fiasco of 2012, it offers the community that puts on the festival one more brute lesson in market economics. For attendees at the longtime countercultural arts festival held annually in the desert near Reno, news that four-fifths of the ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    It's Too Late to Stop Wild Horse Round Ups in California

    flickr/David Reese​Horse-lovers were disappointed this week when the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco rejected a motion for a restraining order and injunction to halt the round-up of over 2,000 wild horses and wild burros along the California-Nevada border. The court said that the motion was moot as ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2011
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    September 7, 2010

    Burning Man 2010: A Freakishly Cold Fish Barrel for Cops?

    Taymar Richard Gillmore​"Hell," as P.B. Shelley wanly admitted, "is a city very much like London," but it's hard to imagine this simile gaining much traction at this year's Burning Man. The theme for the 2010 installment of the gigantic annual art party held in the Nevada desert was "Metropolis: ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Collect Calling

    Since selling his world-famous film archive to the Library of Congress, Rick Prelinger's been busy saving 40,000 magazines, newspapers, and government documents from history's dustbin. He wants you to take a look.

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Burning Spin

    Organizers of the Burning Man festival pull out all the stops to control the press -- and it's a good thing they do

  • News

    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part I)

    The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es

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