In 1987, more than half a century after San Francisco built the O’Shaughnessy Dam, the debate over the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir was briefly rekindled.
Donald Hodel, President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of the Interior Department, may have seemed an unlikely environmentalist, but San Francisco leaders saw no joke in his proposal that the reservoir be drained. Read More
Restore Hetch Hetchy operates out of a shabby fifth-floor office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, across Mission Street from abandoned storefronts and a rundown SRO hotel. The small nonprofit's staff is forced to drink bottled water, because the aging buildings rusting pipes make tap water unpalatable. Read More
Yosemite National Park draws up to 4 million visitors each year. They come to admire the stunning granite of Yosemite Valley, hike in the Sierra Nevada and enjoy the unspoiled wilderness. Yet Yosemite also is the source of 85 percent of San Francisco’s drinking water. And that has made it the setting of one of the country’s longest-running environmental debates. Read More
This is a historic week for the Bay Area and for women around the world.
The U.S. State Department hosts ministers and high-level private-sector participants of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in San Francisco this week for the largest diplomatic gathering in The City since the signing of the U.N. charter in 1945. Read More
What recession? A survey released today shows that San Francisco and the Bay Area could be bucking the trend when it comes to the economy. Read More
Joe Arellano, a former spokesman and communications director for Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office, is leaving to work as the vice president of communications for the Bay Area Council.
He begins his new position May 24. Read More