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Ploughshares Helps Palomacy Improve the Image of Pigeons

A pigeon and dove rescue group uses an aviary at Ploughshares to rehab and rehome the often maligned birds.
May 10, 2016

Janice Lin Is an Advocate For the Sun and Wind

The Berkeley consultant helps companies, utilities, and governments move toward greater use of alternative energy.
April 29, 2016

Keeping Pace With the Green Rush

As medical marijuana becomes a commodity, Oakland sets a new pace for high-end professional services. Meet your new permit consultants—on weed.
April 29, 2016

Former Anchor Leslie Griffith Becomes an Elephant Activist

The topic that resulted in her leaving KTVU turns into her life calling
April 15, 2016

Greening the Bay With Measure AA

The Clean and Healthy Bay parcel tax may be this generation’s chance to step up and restore the bay before it’s too late.
April 05, 2016

Rich Ross Has a Thing for Octopuses

A Cal Academy senior scientist studies the larger Pacific striped octopuses, sometimes in his at-home Alameda Lab.
November 26, 2015

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
September 05, 2015

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.
July 15, 2015

Learn a Lesson in Compassion About the Bay Farm Island Egrets

A successful heron-monitoring program invites bird lovers to see the bird colony that calls Bay Farm home at a free library exhibit and slideshow. ADVERTSING CATEGORY: OM AM Arts & Culture
June 17, 2015

Should You Flush or Not?

Drastic times requires drastic measures, especially when the drought is concerned. Here we examine proper behavior when it comes to flushing.
June 04, 2015