Trash-Talking Bay Area Cities Battle for Top Turnout on Coastal Cleanup DayThousands of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose residents participated in the "Battle for the Bay," a friendly competition between the cities over which one could recruit the most volunteers to clean up trash Saturday.
Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from SpaceA mile-long stretch of homeless people living in tents and their attendant trash in Santa Clara County has grown so large, the encampments are visible by satellite.
Lake Tahoe Installing 250 Receptacles to Better Banish Butt LitterA conservation group at Lake Tahoe along and several water suppliers plan to start distributing 250 cigarette butt collection canisters around the lake this summer.
San Francisco Beach Cleanup Volunteers Track Trash to Shame Litter LeadersAn effort to beautify a popular San Francisco beach on Sunday turned the focus away from those who toss garbage to those who manufacture it.
'Trash Punx' Take On Task Of Cleaning Up San Jose StreetsA group in San Jose is tired of looking at dirty streets and are taking matters into their owns hands, cleaning up thrashed areas "punk rock" style.
San Francisco's Free Syringes Are Littering Its StreetsSan Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are discarded and that's contributing to thousands of complaints.
Weekend Volunteer 'Superheroes' Clean Drug Paraphernalia From Mean Streets Of SFAlong San Francisco's city streets and alleys a group of volunteers spend their Sundays searching for used syringes left behind by addicts.
San Jose Looks At Going After Caltrans To Clean Up Freeway LitterLooking to get rid of trash piling up along freeways, San Jose city leaders consider going after Caltrans to keep roadsides clean.
University Of Oregon Students Who Trashed Shasta Lake ApologizeUniversity of Oregon sororities and fraternities plan service projects at a Shasta Lake campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers hours to clear.
North Bay Politician Pushing For Statewide Ban Of Plastic Shopping BagsAssemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, is expressing confidence in his ability to convince his colleagues in Sacramento to support the nation's first statewide ban of disposable, plastic shopping bags.
San Francisco Partners With World Champ Giants For 'Sweep' Anti-Litter CampaignThe three-year campaign to rid San Francisco of litter, dirt and grime, was to formally kick off Friday.
Illegal Dumping Plagues San Francisco’s Bernal HeightsSomeone has been dumping garbage on the streets and in the parks in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, and neighbors are outraged.
San Francisco Renews Focus On Clean StreetsSan Francisco is poised to revive a "Clean Streets" program that fell by the wayside during the city's budget crisis. The program targets trash in neighborhood commercial districts.
San Francisco Supervisors Take Aim At Handbill LitterPapering San Francisco with flyers about lost dogs, pizza specials, housecleaning services and other announcements is irritating some residents.