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2010-08-20 16:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay today welcomed a 9.5 ft. long, 319 lb. female sevengill shark, Notorhychus cepedianus, one of the largest sharks it has ever exhibited. The Aquarium, which conducts extensive research on sharks in the San Francisco Bay, will eventually tag the animal and release it back to the exact point in the Bay where it was collected. "The new sevengill, which was collected as part of our ongoing shark research program, is swimming...

2010-08-09 15:52:00

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as the California Senate considers major new recommendations to increase freshwater flows to the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the Bay Institute released Gone with the Flow, a primer on how flows support a healthy ecosystem, and how the lack of flow is degrading that ecosystem to the point of collapse. The primer is available for free at http://www.bay.org/assets/Gone%20with%20the%20Flow%20WEB%20FINAL.pdf. "Flow is the most important driver...

2010-07-21 14:47:00

NOVATO, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the State Water Resources Control Board released its long awaited draft report, identifying new flow criteria for the endangered Delta ecosystem. The report recognizes that the Delta ecosystem is getting far less water than is needed to protect public trust resources, and recommends new flow criteria that would significantly improve conditions in the estuary, based in large part on analyses and recommendations developed by The Bay Institute....

2010-06-28 10:20:00

NOVATO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the urgent need to inspire young people to lifelong action to protect San Francisco Bay and its vast watershed, The Bay Institute has launched the "Campaign for Watershed Literacy," a $3 million fundraising campaign. This Campaign provides donors with opportunities to support various cause- and program-specific initiatives of The Bay Institute and its affiliate Aquarium of the Bay. "The Campaign for Watershed Literacy empowers...

2010-06-17 12:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two weeks to go before a toll increase on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers that several important changes take effect July 1. These include the debut of congestion pricing -- also known as time-of-day pricing -- on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which is by far the region's busiest toll bridge. Beginning July 1, auto tolls on the Bay Bridge will vary from $4 during...

2010-06-11 17:05:00

RIO VISTA, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute. Central Solano County residents can now purchase a FasTrak transponder at the Rio Vista Delta Breeze Transit Information Center, located inside the Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toll plaza changes designed to speed travel for carpoolers are coming this month to the Antioch and Richmond-San Rafael bridges. Beginning in mid-June, carpoolers who travel across the Antioch and Richmond-San Rafael bridges during peak commute periods will be able for the first time to take advantage of dedicated high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the far left side of the bridges' toll plazas -- eliminating the need to stop at a staffed toll booth....

2010-05-28 18:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The constant hum of traffic near the Bay Bridge toll plaza will soon be punctuated by the rattling of jackhammers and the pounding of pile drivers as San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders begins construction next month on a new 22,600-square foot toll administration building in the parking lot directly east of the existing toll administration facility. At the same time, San Leandro-based Sausal Corp. will begin work nearby on a new 10,600-square...

2010-05-13 13:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute. New FasTrak customers can now obtain toll tags at more than 125 Walgreens stores around the Bay Area as well as at some 100 Safeway supermarkets and two dozen Costco warehouses....

2010-05-10 15:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caltrans building at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland (nearest BART station: 19th Street/Oakland) to engage the community as we consider design concepts for a new bayside park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with site information on display. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. "We encourage...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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