About The Bay

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor.

03/30/2015

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2 Million Stay-At-Home Fathers May Prove ‘Doofus Dad’ Image Is Dead

More fathers in the United States are staying home these days—either as full-time dads or to work from home. And because there are issues only they could possibly understand, hundreds of them gathered in San Francisco over the weekend to talk “dad” talk.

02/23/2015

Baked goods made with medical marijuana. ( FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Non-Regulated, Edible Marijuana Sending Increasing Number Of People To Emergency Room

Doctors say they are seeing a jump in the number of people seeking help at emergency rooms after eating too much marijuana.

01/05/2015

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About The Bay: Carrying A Tune At The Castro Theatre’s Sing-Alongs

Most movie theaters encourage quiet, but not when you’re at a musical sing-along at the Castro Theatre. Mike Sugerman tries to carry a tune in this About The Bay segment.

12/15/2014

Turkeys in a farm.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Petaluma Farm Heeds Omnivore’s Dilemma For A Personal Approach To Thanksgiving Turkey

You’ll probably shop for your Thanksgiving turkey at the supermarket, but Mike Sugerman went About The Bay to meet his meat at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.

11/24/2014

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Drive-Thru God?: Fremont Church Offers Prayer Service For Those On-The-Go

Starting Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont will be holding drive-through prayers.

11/17/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Small Town Way Of Life Phased Out; Canyon Post Office Faces Closure

Mike Sugerman’s About the Bay travels to Canyon, where a small community is saddened by the threat of their post office’s closure

10/27/2014

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About The Bay: Super Bowl 50 Will Be In Santa Clara, But San Francisco Has Its Own Plans For The Big Game

While all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants’ quest for another World Series Championship, a group of planners is focused on 2016’s NFL Super Bowl 50 and the fanfare it will bring to the city’s streets.

10/13/2014

Grape stomping competition in Sonoma County (Photo courtesy Mike Sugerman).

About The Bay: Stomping The Grape Harvest In Sonoma

It’s harvest time in wine country and for some, that still means getting their stomp on.I took off my shoes and gave it a try during travels About The Bay.

10/07/2014

Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, delivers a keynote address during the 2014 Oracle Open World conference on September 28, 2014 in San Francisco. (Kimberly White/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Oracle’s Open World Creates Closed Streets, Traffic Tales Of Horror

You don’t need to be an oracle to have the foresight that traffic will be a bigger mess than usual this week in San Francisco, especially near Moscone Center where Oracle Open World is taking place.

09/29/2014

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