The pilot operating the tanker that hit the Bay Bridge yesterday morning had been in three other accidents since 2009, the Associated Press reported. Guy Kleess, who has been licensed to handle big vessels in Northern California waters since 2005, was found responsible for two of those accidents. T ... More >>
At 11:37 a.m today, an oil tanker hit the Bay Bridge's eastern tower. The tanker was empty and emergency crews said that they have not seen spilled oil in the water, the Chronicle reported. Still, officials from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife established a nearby command post and sent ... More >>
The hull of the Cosco Busan following its 2007 accidentTwo international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco's commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.The settlement, anno ... More >>
towse/FlickrCrab pots remain on dry land while crabbers and processors haggle over quality and price.The local Dungeness season is unexpectedly on hold, after crabbers delayed the start of the Central California commercial fishing season. The issue? Price. Zeke Grader, executive director of t ... More >>
How I miss old Jane...Jared Blumenfeld, San Francisco's former boss of both the Department of the Environment and Rec and Parks Department, was appointed in January as EPA administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Islands. Also during the past year, he donated Jane, h ... More >>
Don't grab those scissors yet, Phil Spector...According to some San Francisco non-profit called Matter of Trust, donating your hair can help clean up one of the worst oil spills in United States history. The Huffington Post, and plenty of other news media outlets, have recently run straight-faced ... More >>
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
In tomorrow's SF Weekly, writer Peter Jamison reports the disturbing findings of a previously unreleased study on the lethal impact of the Cosco Busan oil spill on aquatic life in the bay. Researchers discovered that even small amounts of bunker fuel can have a devastating effect on recently spaw ... More >>
By Andy Van De Voorde In an appeal brief filed last night, SF Weekly asks the California courts to overturn the Bay Guardian's $21 million judgment in a below-cost pricing case. The filing is the last written document that will be entered into the record as part of the Weekly's appeal. In the br ... More >>
In an appeal brief filed last night, SF Weekly asks the California courts to overturn the Bay Guardian's $21 million judgment in a below-cost pricing case.The filing is the last written document that will be entered into the record as part of the Weekly's appeal.In the brief, Weekly attorneys squ ... More >>
The opposing attorneys' stories seem to go together like oil and water...Lawyers representing aggrieved San Francisco fishermen and the oil-spewing Dubai Star tanker spoke this week. They can agree on that. But not on much else, it would seem. After reviewing the $10 million class-action suit ... More >>
(with apologies to the authors of He's Just Not That Into You)
U.S. Coast GuardYou can't blame illegal drugs for this -- but how about legal drugs? And how about the next time?An eye-opening article in today's San Francisco Examiner recounted the mountains of hard-core prescription narcotics picked up by Cosco Busan pilot John Cota in the months before he direc ... More >>
The tragic disappearance of thousands of Bay Area birds in the wake of the Cosco Busan oil spill was rendered even that more palpable today by the San Francisco Examiner, who identified the avian survivors by name. The above screen capture from the Ex displays a couple of our luckier local feathere ... More >>
How SF can have the best year ever in '08.
DiFi's husband and the Giants' owner should resolve to do better in the coming year