If there is a time of year to drink port, it is right now.
Made in the Douro region of Portugal, port wine has been a hot commodity for centuries. The British have played a major role in its production and evolution, as indicated by brand names such as Graham’s, Churchill’s and Taylor.
Native producers have been equally important, as have other foreigners such as Dutchman Dirk Niepoort. Read More
Monique Moyer is the second woman to serve as executive director of the Port of San Francisco in its 146-year history. She was appointed to the job by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. Earlier, she was director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Finance and Business Affairs for San Francisco. The Port manages the 7½-mile Bay shoreline from the Hyde Street Pier in the north to India Basin in the south. Read More
Merchants in the Ferry Building Marketplace fear their businesses will suffer after plans were dumped to add parking spaces to the adjacent plaza.
As The Examiner reported in December, the Port of San Francisco planned to add 65 spaces to the Ferry Plaza for six years to raise funds for an $879,000 plaza improvement project.
But the proposal was dumped following strong community opposition to use of the site for parking, according to Port waterfront planner Jonathan Stern. Read More
Spray paint performers are proving popular at Fisherman’s Wharf.
The Port of San Francisco began regulating street performers last year in the tourist-dominated area, and 30 people, including six spray paint artists, are currently licensed by the Port to perform there. Read More
In 1851, entrepreneurs new to California discovered that a little creek on the Peninsula emptied out into an exceptionally deep channel in San Francisco Bay.
Before long, loggers were floating redwoods down that creek — aptly dubbed Redwood Creek — to the Bay, where they were lashed onto barges and shipped up to San Francisco, which was in the midst of the first of what would be many building booms. Read More