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    December 15, 2008

    Easiest Accolade EVER: SF Declared Tsunami-Ready

    The thing is, budgets are really complicated and stuff. You know man, like, numbers. Numbers, man! Meanwhile, achieving trademark-Tsunami readiness must have been easy as pie for us.

  • News

    June 6, 2007

    Whale Watchers

    We offer tips for returning lost whales to the ocean the next time they get lost in the delta

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    Last Voyage of the Relentless

    Friends and family of a well-known fishing captain are convinced he and his deckhand were victims of a maritime hit-and-run near the Golden Gate

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    Bad Vibrations

    Surfers battle enviro-surfers over a proposed jet-ski ban that would protect wildlife -- but threaten big-wave surfing at the legendary break known as Maverick's

  • News

    July 11, 2001


    After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    The Path of Inquiry

    How research for this story was conducted

  • News

    October 14, 1998

    The Selling of a Wave

    Three sports clothing companies are sponsoring contests that encourage surfers to ride the 60-foot waves at Maverick's Point. Someone may be encouraged to death.

  • Calendar

    September 30, 1998
  • News

    June 10, 1998

    36,000 Feet Under the Sea

    The strange quest of San Anselmo's Graham Hawkes, who will dive a two-man submarine to the deepest point in the ocean. If someone gives him $7 million.

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