Young people around the Bay Area will walk out of classrooms, march and rally as part of the Global Climate Action day events.
Pulitzer-prize winning author Colson Whitehead will open the fall lecture series at Dominican University in San Rafael.
Residents in Larkspur and San Rafael will hear a night of horn blasts when SMART train overnight track testing resumes.
French composer Charles Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet’’ opened the fall San Francisco Opera season this month. A late cancellation by…Read More
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Science and Nature
Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, our communities surround the natural San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and thousands of acres of wetlands. It is a key region for environmental research, news and activism.
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Some articles, written by experts, researchers and those with experience in their fields, have important perspectives to share. We highlight some of those commentary pieces here.
The history of the Bay Area is full of colorful people, impactful events and stories of innovation and change. We highlight some of those defining features as a way to learn about our evolution as a region.
These stories were produced and published as part of a project supported by Solutions Journalism Network. We reported on ways to engage voters and increase participation in the midterm elections Nov. 6, 2018.
These stories were first published by Education Dive, part of a series about First 5 — a tobacco tax initiative in California passed by voters 20 years ago to fund services for young children, from birth to kindergarten age. The series is supported by a University of Southern California 2018 Center for Health Journalism fellowship.