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A catamaran boat outfitted with a 40 foot tall rigid WingSail has been sailing Bay Area ferry routes to test the novel idea of using wind assistance to help propel ferry vessels of the future - reducing fuel use and air pollution.

Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay Transportation

A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.

05/01/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

White House Tackles Growing Problem Of Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse was established earlier this year by President Obama and has issued guidelines aimed at preventing sexual assaults on college campuses.

04/30/2014

Mario Floyd, Stephon Lee (Oakland Police Dept.)

Police: Popular Oakland Dog Walker Murdered After Recording Video Of Suspected Gang Members

Two suspected gang members have been arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal shooting last summer of a popular Oakland dog walker, police announced Thursday.

04/24/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Probe How UC Berkeley, Other Colleges Handle Reports Of Sexual Assaults

UC Berkeley is among more than 50 colleges being investigated for how they handle reports of sexual assaults on their campuses.

04/23/2014

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Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes Hope To Overturn Affirmative Action Ban At California Public Universities

The effort to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action at state public universities suffered a severe blow with a Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday.

04/22/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before

On Tuesday we told you the story of Hoppie the sea lion pup’s rescue and rehabilitation by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center, but the truth is the facility is on the brink of having more wayward mammals in need than ever before.

04/16/2014

Sea lion Hoppie, rescued after swimming up the San Joaquin River south of Modesto. (Credit The Marine Mammal Center)

Sea Lion Pup Rescued, Recovering At Sausalito Marine Mammal Center

10 years after an adult sea lion was rescued in Los Banos, a sea lion pup is now being rehabilitated by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center after being rescued from the same area.

04/15/2014

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation Breakdowns

Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.

04/11/2014

Dog In TAILS (Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations) are matched with minimum-security inmates are usually considered unadoptable. (Peninsula Humane Society)

Dogs Graduating From Peninsula Inmate Training Program Need Adoption

Four dogs graduated on Thursday from a special program on the peninsula that paired them with county jail inmates for training.

04/04/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought Relief

The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.

04/03/2014

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