Lisa Rogovin, the founder of Edible Excursions, will lead a special tour of the Ferry Building Marketplace on Thursday to benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.Can you talk a bit about Edible Excursions? We offer culinary tours of the Ferry Plaza Marketplace and farmers market, the Mission district and the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley led by epicurean concierges — chefs, culinary school graduates, caterers or food writers. Read More
Katie Huddleston, a seventh-grader at Abbott Middle School in San Mateo, is one of five 12-year-old girls who raised $1,204 via two bake sales for Japan earthquake relief. Huddleston and friends Olivia Gingold, Michelle Wong, Adelle Buencamino and Arianna Richwood presented their earnings to Burlingame’s American Red Cross on Wednesday. Read More
On the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, research seismologist Walter D. Mooney, who's based in Menlo Park at the U.S. Geological Survey, talks about what scientists have learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Read More
Since the 2008 campaign, Republicans have been promoting an "all of the above" energy policy under which the country would rely on a mix of oil, gas, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, and other sources to meet national energy needs. The GOP had scored some points in recent days with the steep increase in gasoline prices; if the United States had pursued a more broad-based oil exploration program in the last decade as Republicans proposed, they argue, it would be producing more oil today. Read More
BART said it might have to halt service during the peak of the Friday morning commute due to a tsunami that was expected to hit San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The tsunami was expected to reach the western coast at 8:08 a.m., the aftermath of a devestating 8.9 earthquake in Japan. Read More