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He Had Been Warned

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.11.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Investigators were gathering evidence Wednesday to determine what caused an empty oil tanker to clip a tower support of the San ...

Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Crash Deemed 'A Major Marine Casualty'

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.10.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The pilot of an empty oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was involved in three previous accidents...

Oil Tanker Strikes The Bay Bridge

AP | GARANCE BURKE and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — An empty oil tanker caused minor damage Monday when it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge whil...

Bay Bridge Fires Its $10 Million Publicist

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A newspaper is reporting that state officials overseeing construction of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had agree...

PHOTOS: Local Icon Celebrates Huge Milestone

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.12.2012 | San Francisco

While the better-known bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area gets fireworks and fanfare on her birthday, the Bay Bridge celebrates her 76th with a more...

Is This An 'Icon Of Embarrassment'?

| Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert As a tourist, you might refer to the Bay Bridge as a spectacular s...

Everything Indicates

Tamsin Smith | Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

The discovery of a poem can feel like stumbling upon a message in a bottle, one sent only to you. Discovering that others are decanting under the same spell -- even if in their own unique way -- is radically cool.

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

PHOTOS: Farewell To An SF Legend

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco

The dot-com bubble may have burst in 2000, but anyone traveling eastbound on the Bay Bridge for the past ten years never would have known it. Since th...

VINTAGE PHOTOS: Happy 75th Birthday, Bay Bridge!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

We've had our ups and downs with the Bay Bridge. (Loma Prieta, the S-curve of death...) But at the end of the day, many of us couldn't get home withou...

Concrete Verse

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

It begins like a joke that only a liberal arts professor would tell -- what do you get when you dress thirty poets in safety goggles and hardhats, and put them on a boat together?

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Seismic Timebomb: The Race To Repair California's Bridges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With the world's recent seismic activity serving to remind California that it is indeed a "seismic timebomb", 60 Minutes last night ran a feature on t...

Reflections on the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 20 Years Later

Art Agnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Agnos

When a disaster hits, it is too late to put your best people in charge of planning and preparation. That's not the place for soft political patronage.

Coast Guard Launches Criminal Probe Into Huge SF Bay Oil Spill

AP | Jason Dearen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. Coast Guard investigators on Sunday tried to determine whether speed and possible miscommunication led a cargo ship to crash into a bridge, causi...