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Leopard sharks dying in large numbers in San Francisco bay

San Francisco - For the second year in a row, large numbers of leopard sharks, along with some halibut and bat rays, have been found along the shorelines of the San Francisco Bay in California.

EPA budget cuts will cause irreparable harm to U.S. estuaries

In a move to find enough funding for his defense budget and the building of his Great Wall, President Trump has slashed funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. This egregious move could cause irreparable harm to our estuaries.

Evidence of freshwater algae toxins found in marine shellfish

Santa Cruz - Scientists have detected high levels of the freshwater algae toxin, microcystin, in shellfish in San Francisco Bay. Although coastal waters are monitored for toxins produced by marine algae, they are not routinely tested for freshwater algae toxins.

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

California agrees to spend another $150 million to fix Bay Bridge

San Francisco - The agency that oversaw construction of the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge voted Thursday to spend another $150 million to help keep the structure safe in a major earthquake.

Cargo spill at entrance to San Francisco Bay forces ship warnings

San Francisco - U.S. Coast Guard officials warned ships entering or leaving San Francisco Bay to watch out for pallets and other shipping materials that were washed off a container ship heading from Oakland to Seattle.

California refinery city sends industry-backed candidates packing

Richmond - Voters in the Northern California city of Richmond rejected four refinery-backed candidates in Tuesday's city council election despite $3 million in Chevron-funded campaign advertising.

Op-Ed: A bit of FDR resides in the San Francisco Bay, a living legacy Special

Oakland - This past September Ken Burns dazzled audiences once again with his series on The Roosevelt family, featuring U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Doctor Who actors at exclusive NYC screening of sci-fi show

New York’s Village East Cinema will be the venue tonight for British actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and writer/producer Steven Moffat to attend a special screening of The Eleventh Hour, the debut story of the brand-new series of Doctor Who.
 

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PRETTY: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is shown at night in 2014.
PRETTY: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is shown at night in 2014.
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GLEAMING: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge shines above the darkened old...
GLEAMING: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge shines above the darkened old span during construction in 2013. The old bridge has largely been removed.
Frank Schulenburg
San Francisco  Oakland  and the Bay Bridge  2014
San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge, 2014
Doc Searles
Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the president...
Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the presidential yacht. The USS Potomac provides eight educational excursions a year to students.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California s Central Valley...
FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California's Central Valley in 2008.
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The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel  was transformed into a presidential yacht and served ...
The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel, was transformed into a presidential yacht and served as FDR's "floating White House" from 1936 until his death in 1945. It was salvaged from oblivion and has been at Jack London Square open to the public for tours and cruises since 1995.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. ...
Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. In addition to its educational programs, tours and exhibits, the USS Potomac is available for parties and special occasions.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Fishing boats docked at the Fisherman s Wharf  January 2011.
Fishing boats docked at the Fisherman's Wharf, January 2011.
Section of San Francisco Bay where microcystin toxins were found.
Section of San Francisco Bay where microcystin toxins were found.
UC Santa Cruz
BART: Entrance to BART station at Oakland International Airport  which serves passengers on a people...
BART: Entrance to BART station at Oakland International Airport, which serves passengers on a people-mover system to travel from Coliseum Station to the airport along Hegenberger Road. The station opened last year.
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DIRECTORS: Corporate headquarters for refinery owner Tesoro Corp. is located in San Antonio  Texas.
DIRECTORS: Corporate headquarters for refinery owner Tesoro Corp. is located in San Antonio, Texas.
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