U.S. Department of the Interior

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    March 21, 2013

    Man Sues National Park Service After Getting Tased by a Ranger

    On January 29, 2012, Gary Hesterberg went for a run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Montara. He brought along his two dogs, a beagle, which was on a leash, and a rat terrier, which was not. A month-old policy prohibited unleashed dogs at the park, though, so Ranger Sarah Cavallar ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Bird Nerds Really Excited About Christmas Avian Count

    On Thursday, bird fanatics from around the Bay Area will gather in San Francisco to do what they do best: Look at birds. At this post-Christmas powow, avian aficionados will trek through city parks, neighborhoods, the bay, and the woods, with binoculars and scopes calling out the names and numbers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Barbara Boxer Helps Score $36.8 Million for California Counties. S.F. Gets a Piddling $5,668.

    Hey, thanks a lot!​Sen. Barbara Boxer, in a tight re-election contest against Republican Carly Fiorina, has helped largely poor and rural California counties to a vat federal funds. Boxer has lent a hand in hastening this year's installment of government payments showered upon counties to com ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Will Landmark Health Care Bill Harm Fish?

    ​Eating fish is good for your health. Expanded medical coverage is good for public health. Yet expanding medical coverage harms the health of fish.Does this mean heath care harms people's health?Probably not. But Republicans are alleging that Rep. Nancy Pelosi's intense lobbying and favor-swapping ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Flipping the Bird: Lawsuit Alleges Government Neglecting Our Feathered Friends

    An endangered species indeedAn environmental group last week sued the federal government in San Francisco District Court, charging the U.S. has moved with the speed of a roadrunner with a broken leg and the efficiency of a decapitated chicken in protecting 31 species of birds via the Endangered Spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Turtle Power: Enviros Sue Government In S.F. Court For Alleged Failure To Shell Out For Leatherbacks

    A group of environmental organizations are not 'happy together' about the government's foot-draggingA trio (not a quartet) of environmental groups (not named after Renaissance painters) sued the U.S. government last week in San Francisco federal court, claiming the Department of the Interior, U.S. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Klamath Deal is Cold Comfort for SF Bay Salmon Fishermen

    The feds’ good news: ‘Peace in our time’ By Peter Jamison For California’s commercial salmon fishery, which repeatedly finds itself pummeled by bad breaks, the past week has brought an unusual flurry of decent news. Last Friday, federal and state officials announced an “agreement in prin ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008
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    March 28, 2007

    The Little Tribe That Could

    As descendants of San Franciscos aboriginal people, the Muwekma Ohlone Indian tribe seldom gets much respect. But that could be about to change.

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    March 2, 2005

    Father of a Nation

    As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.

  • News

    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Tabled Salt

    Plans to buy Cargill's huge saltworks and restore them to wetlands are thwarted by a sour economy

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Gambling Their Future

    How a tiny, impoverished Indian tribe managed to persuade a city, a powerful union, and the U.S. Congress to let them build a Nevada-style casino in the East Bay

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from April 11, 2001

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    April 4, 2001

    Delusions of Power

    Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Ship of Fools

    Men keep falling in love with the aging steam schooner Wapama. She always exacts her price.

  • News

    June 19, 1996

    The Nature of Trust

    The battle intensifies over Ansel Adams' legacy

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    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part II)

    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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    February 22, 1995

    Petal Pushers

    Orchid collectors, watch your back. Uncle Sam knows what you're up to.

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