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Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Given the Boot

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Given the Boot

Federal officials are shutting down the historic Drakes Bay Oyster Company along Point Reyes National Seashore so that the area can be returned to wilderness.

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Hit the Beach!

Hit the Beach!

Are you looking to hit the beach this weekend? You’ll probably want to beat the fog and get out of town to the warmest, nicest beach you can find. But where to go? Now a new (and free) app tells you where.

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SF Not One of the Most Polluted Cities in the U.S.

SF Not One of the Most Polluted Cities in the U.S.

Take a deep breath. Do you sense that cool, crisp air filling your lungs? Now breathe out because, up until recently, the air in the Bay Area was considered among the most polluted in the Unites States.

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Event: Surfrider & Trumer Pils Beach Clean-up

Event: Surfrider & Trumer Pils Beach Clean-up

This Sunday is Earth Day, a time to check-in with the environment, shine a light on your own not-so-earth-friendly habits and, hopefully, enact some kind of positive change. It doesn’t hurt to have a tasty beer while doing it either.

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What Effect Does Restaurant Music Have on a Dining Experience?

What Effect Does Restaurant Music Have on a Dining Experience?

I recently dined at one of Oakland’s newest restaurants, Haven at Jack London Square. It’s a beautiful space with Kim Alter and her team doing amazing things in the kitchen and behind the bar. But I noticed something else: the restaurant’s unique playlist.

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Massive Debris Heading Towards CA Coastline

Massive Debris Heading Towards CA Coastline

File this one under WTF?! Apparently, there’s 25 million tons of flotsam (i.e. debri floating around in the water) heading towards us. I know there’s a movie idea in here somewhere…

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Plastic Bag Fees?

Plastic Bag Fees?

You know that plastic bag you just got your lunch burrito in? Well, you’re about to start paying for it. The City Insider reported that today Mayor Ed Lee moved in favor of a “proposal to charge customers on all bags handed out by San…

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Promenade Project Brings New Life to Powell Street

Promenade Project Brings New Life to Powell Street

A two block stretch of San Francisco’s Powell Street has been transformed into a series of safe, green parklets focusing mainly on pedestrian safety.

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E-Waste Cycling Push

E-Waste Cycling Push

There are still a few more days to get rid of that junky television set crowding the garage, the pile of defunct cell phones you have in your desk drawer and any old computers and laptops you have. GreenCitizen is offering free electronics/e-waste recycling at…

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Free Electric Car Charging Stations

Free Electric Car Charging Stations

Owners of electric cars will soon have a place to charge their vehicles. Mayor Ed Lee recently announced that the city will be installing 80 new electric car charging stations. The stations will be located at city-owned parking garages, SFO and, possibly, select public libraries…

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Local Farmer Wins Environmental Award

Local Farmer Wins Environmental Award

The National Resources Defense Council has announced the 2011 winners of its annual sustainable food and agriculture awards and it includes a local grower from Santa Cruz.

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Phonebooks Protest

Phonebooks Protest

Just say no…to unwanted phonebooks. Most of us in SF got them; I know mine went straight into the recycling bin. And this morning, activists with the group Phonebook Free SF delivered thousands of phonebooks to the doorsteps of AT&T’s downtown office at 739 Folsom…

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