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    April 2, 2014
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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 >>

  • News

    December 19, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Chevron Says Bay Area Air Is Safe After Refinery Fire

    We already gave you the bad news today: Gas prices are ridiculously high, in part because of the Chevron fire last week. But there is some good news you can take in. Contrary to what you saw last Monday -- plumes of black smoke hanging in the air -- Chevron says you can go ahead and take a deep brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    San Francisco Cellphone Safety Law To Be Debated in Court This Week

    Cellphone users in the 21st century are just like cigarette smokers were in the 1950s -- addicted to the buzz. But, like cigarettes, do cellphones really need "warning labels" alerting us to the potential health dangers? Well, that's exactly what San Francisco is trying to find out.On Thursday, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Bayview-Hunters Point Community Weighs in on Navy's Plan for Superfund Site

    Many San Franciscans were unaware of a local Superfund site in the Hunters Point Shipyard until there was a fire in the landfill in 2000. The fire occurred on the most contaminated portion of property in San Francisco.Now there's a debate over what to do about it and how exactly to clean it up.Many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Gary Johnson, Libertarian Candidate, Gives Marijuana Supporters an Alternative to Republicans

    Will Ron Paul Supporters Follow?For all the love showered upon him by cannabis and hemp activists, Ron Paul was always going to be a bitter pill for liberals to swallow. On the surface, the straight-talking Texan sounded good for voters weary with mainstream party choices: The long-tenured Congressm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Columbus Salame: Will Noxious Chemicals Harm Brand?

    For Bay Area shoppers, staring into the eyes of Christopher Columbus' homely visage is a nostalgic experience. Columbus Salame, like Mother's Cookies or even the It's-It, is a company that deserves the title "local institution." Ice cream and cookie companies may hold a more special place in the hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Columbus Salame: Will Noxious Chemicals Harm Brand?

    For Bay Area shoppers, staring eye-to-eye into Christopher Columbus' homely visage is a nostalgic experience. Columbus Salame, like Mother's Cookies or even the It's-It, is a company that deserves the title "local institution." Ice cream and cookie companies may hold a more special place in the hear ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    UV-Irradiated Water Doesn't Alarm San Francisco Alarmists

    ​San Francisco's elected officials are worried that the radiation from cell phones will melt your brain. Our citizenry is certain that the radiation from PG&E Smart Meters will melt your brain. Our school board is terrified that irradiated meats will melt your childrens' brains.  So the c ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011
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    June 18, 2010

    Drink up: SF Tap Water "Safer" Than Bottled Water

    sfwater.orgWorth every penny​Take a long, cool drink of the Hetch Hetchy the next time someone hands you a bottle of Fiji: city officials have long said that the imported mountain water which provides San Franciscans' tap water is better than bottled H20, and now they have a study to prove it.The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Baylinks: Limos, Velociraptors, and 420

    He's got nothin' on Bea...​Totally nutzo PETA ad starring the deceased Bea Arthur followed by painting of Bea Arthur schooling a velocirapter? Thank you! [Vegansaurus!]So, no one showed up for 420 in the Haight. Juuuuust kidding! [SF Citizen]Banner accusing Yellow Cab of almost killing them might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Your Rundown on the Week in S.F. Government

    Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be even happier if his colleagues agree to denounce PG&E this week​Do you fear the encroachments of the technological Leviathan known as Google? Are you wary of the carcinogenic effects of your cell phone? Relax. That buzzing you feel in your head probably isn't ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2010

    Dead Sea

    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?

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Baylinks: Body Armor, Helpless Tourists, & Dangling Beds

    ​Not sure if you can wear body armor or not? Read this primer. [Sweet Melissa]Muni Manners rule No. 42: Instead of mocking them, help lost tourists. [Muni Manners]Kill joys warn pantsless BART riders not to shock grannies. [SFAppeal]Facebook group promotes mowing down cyclists. [Streetsblog]Leogla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    S.F. Water Main Rupture Symptomatic of Trillion-Dollar National Problem

    Eruptions of water are more picturesque in Yellowstone Park than South of Market​Here's a reassuring thought -- yes, the city does have a program in place to replace its oldest and most vulnerable water mains. Here's a less reassuring thought: A 100-year-old water main burst over the weekend, floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    U.S. Sues San Francisco Over 2005 Muni Fuel Spill

    Jim Herd​UPDATE: City, DOJ, EPA Agree on $250K settlement, see details here.U.S. Department of Justice attorneys filed suit against San Francisco in connection with a 2005 bus yard fuel spill that released as much as 54,000 gallons of diesel gasoline into San Francisco soil and sewers -- with some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: S.F. Chamber of Commerce Won't Leave Global Warming-Denialist U.S. Chamber

    ​People in fields such as petroleum, investment banking, or running chambers of commerce, know what it means to be blessed. They are embedded within industries that love to put on conventions and trade shows. Workers travel to distant cities, check into the Hyatt, mingle with people who went the s ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    The Man Who Cried Dust

    Christopher Muhammad's fight with Lennar over toxic dust has resulted in a restraining order against him, an accusation that he's a shakedown artist, and grudging respect from his rivals.

  • News

    March 25, 2009

    Transit Spotting

    A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 30, 2008
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    July 26, 2007
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    December 20, 2006

    Global Warning

    Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Toxic Acres

    The fill below Treasure Island is filled with dangerous toxins left by the Navy

  • Film

    August 3, 2005
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    December 15, 2004

    Fishing on the Dock of the Bay

    Too many fishermen are still unaware of the dangers of consuming San Francisco Bay seafood

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of October 15, 2003

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Glowing Review

    The Navy says radiation levels are within federal safety guidelines, but are higher than what is legally acceptable for the property to be transferred

  • News

    August 27, 2003


    Asthma, cancer, and other illnesses occur at higher-than-average rates in Hunters Point. Many residents blame the nearby Navy shipyard, one of the most contaminated ex-military bases in the nation.

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Hot Story

    Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel at S.F. shipyard

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Calling All Yahoos

    Worried about what John Poindexter's up to as federal information czar? Call his home number and ask.

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    Papered Over

    The Chronicle turns its back on the people of Bayview-Hunters Point

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    Burning Mad

    Deciding they just wouldn't take it anymore, Bayview citizens stopped a Navy plan to incinerate toxic gas at Hunters Point Shipyard

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    Fallout: The Past Is Present

    The Nuclear Witnesses

  • News

    December 19, 2001

    Apples and Oranges; Water Fight

    How Kennedyesque is Gavin Newsom?

  • News

    July 18, 2001

    Now, the Emphatic Colonic News

    Chevron to Turks: Bay is pristine! GOP to pot doctor: Good job! Tenants to landlords: You're illegal! Potheads to supervisors: Like, wow -- a sanctuary!

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.

  • News

    June 13, 2001

    Dragon Bites

    A Beautiful Day to Be Irradiated; We Have Plenty of Lines Open; Annals of Blowback; Press Release of the Week

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Pointed Queries

    Three California members of Congress are demanding information from the Navy about radioactive materials at Hunters Point Shipyard

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    The Return of the Screw

    PG&E is doing to New England what greedy, polluting, out-of-state energy suppliers have done to PG&E and California

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    Regulating Change

    Bush will likely gut national health and safety regulation; local liberals screw up regulation by forgetting its purpose -- protecting the general public

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Current Events

    How development pressure and environmental law may force radical change along the seemingly idyllic but deeply troubled Russian River

  • News

    September 16, 1998

    Midway to Nowhere

    The residents of Daly City's Midway Village wonder if their environmental concerns will ever be addressed

  • News

    October 1, 1997

    Foul Ball

    The Giants' new stadium site is almost certainly seeping a stew of toxic chemicals into the bay. Why doesn't the government care?

  • Dining

    September 3, 1997
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    February 14, 1996
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