Controversy over Hetch Hetchy water system

Surrounded by mountains and 3,800 feet above sea level, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir collects its water from Sierra snowmelt. Covering an area of 460 square miles…

Reuseable grocery bag cleaning methods

How to clean and wash reuseable grocery bags…

Overview of the Hetch Hetchy Water System

What is the water source that provides drinking water to 2.5 million Bay Area residents?

SmartMeter customers pay out to opt out

The CPUC approved the opt-out plan of SmartMeters that allows PG&E’s customers to choose either a new SmartMeter or a traditional analog meter. But the opt-out customers have to pay fees…

San Jose cell tower controversy

Verizon Wireless is proposing to set up a 60-foot tall cell tower next to a San Jose elementary school but the plan is opposed by many parents and neighbors…

Chef Hou’s Taiwan beef noodle soup recipe

Taiwan beef noodle soup chef Hou visited the Bay Area last week and shared his serect recipe with local people…

SF workers recover lost wages

Several organizations and state and city agencies announced the over $316,000 settlement of a major wage theft case in San Francisco…

San Jose unveils free CPR app

The San Jose Fire Department partnered with El Camino Hospital to provide a free, lifesaving PulsePoint CPR mobile phone app for San Jose …..

Bay Area plastic bag bans

More than 15 cities and counties in the Bay Area have adopted similar plastic bag bans, including Alameda county, Marin county, San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Millbrae…

SF: Proposition 209 controversy

Lawyers for 46 minority students and a civil rights group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow them to go forward with their challenge…

A conversation with SF Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee has a direct conversation with Chinese community about many issues that immigrants are concerned…

Taiwan Champion Beef Noodle Soup Chef in Town

Taiwan Champion Beef Noodle Soup Chef in Town…

SF passes expanded plastic bag ban

The new rule requires all merchants to provide recyclable bags or reusable bags to a customer but will charge 10 cents per bag…

CleanPowerSF draws questions

The proposed CleanPowerSF offers customer 100% renewable energy but the program also has raised more questions among the public and policymakers…

Boater reported missing from Pillar Point Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching this morning for a recreational boater who did not return after leaving from Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday…

EPA official visits local green business that’s growing

Mission Motors, a San Francisco green business that provides powertrain components for hybrid and electric vehicles plans to double its workforce this year…

Oakland’s new police and fire chiefs

The Mayor of Oakland Jean Quan officially named Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan as the City’s new Police Chief today…

Seton Hospital fined $100,000

Seton Medical Center in Daly City has been fined $100,000, the maximum penalty and fine under state law…

Local reaction to CleanPowerSF

If CleanPowerSF is launched, about 23,000 homes will automatically be enrolled into the program…

NBA celebrates Chinese New Year

Golden Gate Warriors host Lunar New Year events as part of The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) first-ever NBA Chinese New Year Celebration…

SF Tap Water School Project

The City of San Francisco launched a tap water pilot project at five public schools…

South Bay solar lease provider

Today, American Solar Direct (ASD) announced that it has opened a regional office in Santa Clara…

Reducing food waste

In the U.S., people waste about 40% of all edible food…

New Year’s in northern China

From December 23-January 15, the people of northern China celebrate the Chinese New Year…

Shopping tips for “green” hardwood floors

Eco-friendly flooring options abound in the market. Many hardwood floors are made from recycled, reused and renewable materials…

Chabot’s new sister college

Hayward Chabot College and China Wuxi City College of Vocational Technology celebrate the signing of a sister college agreement…

CleanPowerSF program

CleanPowerSF plans to offer 100 percent renewable energy which includes wind, solar and other renewable sources to the City’s customers…

Climate change in California’s Bay-Delta

USGS Report: How California’s interconnected San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is expected to change in response to global warming…

Three bin recycling

During the holiday season, there are more waste that generated by parties than usual. But if you didn’t set up materials correctly…

Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas. Carbon monoxide poisoning usually happens more often during the winter months…