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It’s Not Just the Earthquake; It’s the Inferno

Most area cities remain woefully unprepared for the profusion of fires expected to break out in the wake of the Big One

Hope Floats for Alameda’s Harbor Seals

The San Francisco Bay Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s new ferry facility will disrupt local harbor seals, but seal fans have found a suitable haul-out site for a new dock to keep them around.

Sunset, Water Street Market Jazz Up Jack London Square

Jack London’s Market Building recently announced big news: the Ferry Building Marketplace developer is in, and Sunset magazine will be a tenant.

How Midnight Cinema is Bypassing the Record Industry

Oakland pop rockers Midnight Cinema has a new business model for getting its music out, and at the moment it doesn’t involve major recording studios or record labels.

To Build or Not to Build

To keep up with changing trends in fitness, the Harbor Bay Club wants to reinvent itself. So what—or who—has been stopping it?

When a Dangerous Sport Became Too Dangerous for Clif Bar

The Emeryville energy bar maker cites riskiness in its decision to dump climbers with the timing coming as Clif Bar presents a highly acclaimed film celebrating the hellions and athletes who pioneered Yosemite climbing.

Oakland’s Condo Glut Becomes a Condo Shortage

Almost all the condominiums built as a result of former Mayor Jerry Brown’s push to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown have been sold. And there’s little new in the near-term pipeline.

And Now, the Linen Guitar

The lightweight instruments are perfect for traveling, sound great, and have roots traced back to Oakland.

Green Businesses Flock to Alameda Point

Natel Energy, Saildrone, and Wrightspeed have followed Makani Power to Alameda Point to create an active green-business incubator.

VF Outdoor Builds the Greenest Office Complex

Apparel giant VF Outdoor is a large company, but it has a commitment to sustainability and making as small an impact on the environment as possible, and its net-zero-electric corporate complex in Alameda shows just how serious it is.