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Life in the Bike Lane

A spring ride event organized by Bike East Bay. During the pandemic, people hopped on bicycles for sanity and recreation. Local bike shops struggled to meet demand, and Bay Area communities closed streets to car traffic to make it safer for bike riders …

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Pleasures and Perils of Mushrooming in the Bay Area

Debbie Viess mushroom hunting at Mt. Shasta. Credit David Rust Debbie Viess is dreaming of morels, delicate wild mushrooms that pop up as the cool of winter yields to the warmth of spring. Her favorite recipe for morels when they’re tiny and tender is …

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From Growing Up By to Restoring the Bay

Michelle Orr, pictured while perfecting her sourdough during shelter-in-place. Environmental engineer Michelle Orr’s life has been interwoven with the San Francisco Bay since childhood. “I grew up in Oakland with a view of the bay, and we went sailing …

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Rooting Gardens in California Native Plants

Spring is prime bloom time in California native plant gardens. Photo by Allison Kidder What if, with one fell swoop, you could support wildlife, provide yourself with beautiful daily scenes of birth and regrowth, all while using barely any resources or …

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Circumambulating the Little Hill

From the 338-foot summit of Albany Hill, Margot Cunnigham surveys sweeping vistas of the Golden Gate, Oakland, the East Bay hills, Mt. Tamalpais, and beyond. “So many people don’t know about this place,” says Cunningham, the city of Albany’s natural ar …

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Pedal Assist: Will Corporate Lending Programs Spur Bike Commuting?

Photo courtesy of Genentech. A series of music, food and fitness events are happening in San Francisco this week to welcome people back to the downtown area after two years of working from home. However, will returning to the commute be just like ridin …

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Smoothing the Way for New Pedestrian Paths

Charlie Bowen, Path-building Lead for the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Photo courtesy of Charlie Bowen Charlie Bowen had no idea that a network of walking paths wound through the …

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Green Energy from Green Bins

Photo: Katherine Fraser Waste disposal teaches an important lesson on sustainability: one size doesn’t fit all. From the trucks themselves to what happens to their contents, “going green” can present unique challenges; battery power that is right for a …

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Empowering Youth to Take on Climate Change

Lil Milagro Henriquez Photo: Jessica Arroyo When smoke from the Tubbs fire shrouded the Bay Area in the fall of 2017, Lil Milagro Henriquez choked on the poisoned air. “I couldn’t breathe,” recalls Henriquez, who then worked as Director of Organizing a …

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Transportation Transformation

Photo: SFMTA A new Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) advisory group tasked with evaluating governance reforms met for the first time on January 10 amid pressure to create a cohesive regional transit system that people would use for more trip …

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