"While recent attention has been paid to the emerging foods trends and small manufacturers in the Bay Area (from cheese in Point Reyes to artisan bread in Emeryville to chocolate in San Francisco), the Bay Area has a much longer history as a center of food manufacturing. Case in point: Mother’s Cookies was founded in […]
"Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate Burning Man in the Nevada desert and create Black Rock City—a temporary town, and the third largest in Nevada—for one week. This year’s theme “Metropolis, the Life of Cities,” explores the common elements of the city and the festival—organic, spontaneous, heterogeneous and untidy hubs […]
"In this new SPUR tour series, see your neighborhood through the eyes of your district supervisor! Join Supervisor Bevan Dufty on this walking tour of the Castro. Supervisor Dufty will take us to some of his favorite spots, but with only one hour, we won’t see it all. Grab your walking shoes!"
"This year, the City will spend nearly $900 million on health care and pension benefits for current and retired city workers. This is projected to grow by 60 percent in the next four years. Why are benefit costs growing so rapidly? What impact might this have on basic services and the overall ability for local […]
"Located in the center of the Bay Area, the former Alameda Naval Air Station is the epitome of an "opportunity site" for new development. Long contentious, the City’s recent plan for "Alameda Point" calls for over 4,000 new homes (25 percent of which are for low- and moderate-income households) as well as new parks, improved […]