SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Food manufacturing in the Bay Area: A conversation with Dick Walker

"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 Oakland in 1914 and Del Monte foods is still headquartered in San Francisco. Come hear about this rich and interesting history from UC Berkeley geography professor Dick Walker."


San Francisco Debuts Car-Free “Sunday Streets”

San Francisco held its inaugural car-free "Sunday Streets" event last weekend. New Yorker Jen Petersen was there and files this report. Whatever the weather, San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf doesn’t suffer from a shortage of dollar-shelling, strolling tourists on weekends, and so clearing street space for more people-powered mobility on a sunny morning had instant takers.  […]

Bay Area Bike Share to Expand to 7,000 Bikes By 2017

Bay Area Bike Share will expand to a 7,000-bike system over the next two years and venture into Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville. San Francisco’s system will dramatically increase to 4,500 bikes, and San Jose’s will expand to 1,000. The mayors of all five cities announced the expansion today along with Motivate, the system’s operator (formerly known as […]