Don Ford

Moosehead Recovered

Beloved ‘Moosehead’ Sawed Off Napa Eucalyptus Tree Is Returned To Mayor

After mysteriously disappearing on New Year’s Day, an oft-decorated moosehead-shape deformity which was sawed off an old eucalyptus tree in Napa, was recovered.

02/16/2015

MRI Machine

MRI Machines Get A Makeover In New UCSF Medical Scanning Center Designed To Calm Kids

UCSF Mission Bay hospital staff are polishing their skills on the newest and most attractive magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRI) in the country in an effort to make it easier for young patients to stay still during an intimidating procedure.

01/16/2015

Moose Tree in Napa

Napa’s Beloved ‘Moose Tree’ Vandalized, But Is Missing Moosehead In Safekeeping?

Napa has lost a small-scale local landmark, an odd moosehead-shape growth on the trunk of a eucalyptus tree that generations of locals remember fondly.

01/02/2015

Courthouse Dog

Service Dog Helps Scared Victims, Witnesses During San Francisco Court Proceedings

The San Francisco court system has a new, specially-trained assistant to help vulnerable witnesses cope with their situation, and can do it on all fours.

09/19/2014

Skully Helmet

SF Company Shows Off Advanced Motorcycle Helmet With Heads-up Display

A San Francisco company has produced a high-tech motorcyle helmet featuring rear-view camera and GPS with a heads-up display.

08/16/2014

A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

07/29/2014

Miniature horses to be put up for adoption at Angels for Minis rescue ranch. (CBS)

Brentwood Group Rescues Miniature Horses From North Dakota Ranch; To Be Placed For Adoption

A Brentwood ranch which specializes in miniature horses recently traveled to North Dakota pick up 15 miniature horses from an owner with health and financial problems and brought them back down to the Bay Area to get them ready for adoption.

07/18/2014

A worker feeds baby birds in a knitted nest at WildCare in San Rafael. CBS)

Volunteers Provide Knitted Nests To Help Rehabilitate Abandoned Bird Chicks In San Rafael

A wildlife conservation group in Marin County that cares for hundreds of orphaned baby birds has enlisted an army of knitters to make nests for the rehabilitating chicks.

07/09/2014

St. Helena High School pool under construction. (CBS)

New North Bay High School Pool Comes With No Water; Former Student To The Rescue

A North Bay high school is close to putting the finishing touches on a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art swimming pool, with one exception – there is no water available to fill it because of the drought. But now, a former student is stepping up to provide a solution.

05/21/2014

A pile of food scraps ready to be pulverized and combined with sewage to generate biogas. (CBS)

Marin County Unveils Program That Turns Food Scraps, Sewage Into Energy

Marin County’s garbage and sewer services have teamed up to turn food scraps and wastewater into energy in a new program unveiled Tuesday in San Rafael.

03/19/2014

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