A directory of bay area community sites and bloggers

Alameda Point Environmental Report

Welcome to the Alameda Point Environmental Report covering environmental cleanup, parks, and open space issues at the former Naval Air Station – Alameda, in Alameda, California. The goal of this blog is to inform about environmental cleanup issues that are often weighed down by a mountain of technical data, and to bring more public awareness, and thus action, about the great potential for creating a legacy of public open space.

Vinography

Vinography began on January 15th, 2004 as a personal project for founder and editor Alder Yarrow. The site is now a respected source for non-mainstream wine writing, and one of the most influential wine blogs on the Internet. Featuring wine and sake reviews, restaurant reviews, editorials, book reviews, wine news, and wine event coverage, Vinography publishes new content daily to a global readership. The site's contributors work hard to create an alternative to the traditional sources and styles of wine journalism, partially through its emphasis on the stories, the people, and the passion behind wine, all told from a decidedly down-to-earth perspective.

Beyond Chron

Welcome to Beyond Chron, the Voice of the Rest. We provide coverage of political and cultural issues often distorted or ignored by the Bay Area's largest newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle. Beyond Chron presents a critical look at the cutting edge issues of the day. Beyond Chron is published by the San Francisco-based Tenderloin Housing Clinic. Clinic Director Randy Shaw is the paper's editor. Shaw is a longtime San Francisco activist who has published three books on activism, The Activist's Handbook, Reclaiming America, and his new work, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. The University of California Press published all three books. Paul Hogarth is Beyond Chron's managing editor. Hogarth is an activist and attorney who has been both a college journalist and a former elected official in Berkeley.

Great Oakland Public Schools

Great Oakland Public Schools is a coalition of Oakland families, students, teachers, principals, nonprofit, community, and civic leaders united around a positive, student-centered, results-oriented, innovation-encouraging vision for public education in our city. Our mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and information to continue the successful education reforms in Oakland, further empower Oaklanders to influence education policy, and ensure that all students have access to quality school options in their neighborhood and throughout the city. We are committed to continuing and deepening the successful reforms that have made OUSD the most improved school district in the State of California over the last five years with API gains of 92 points. We will make an ongoing effort to include every school community in our activities and mailing list, and will collaborate with and monitor the decisions of school board and district leaders in alignment with our vision and beliefs about Oakland public schools. During the summer of 2009, we completed the latest draft of the Declaration of Community Beliefs and Visions for Oakland Public Schools after capturing the community feedback we received from previous drafts.

SFoodie

SF Weekly's food blog.

WordYard

I'm a writer, editor and Web site builder. My new book is Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters, now available from your preferred bookseller. I was co-founder of Salon, where I served as technology editor and later managing editor and VP/editorial operations for many years. I'm also author of the book Dreaming in Code.

O it was lost for ever! and we found it not

Community Weblog for art, music, writing and everything else, based in the East Bay, California. Includes reviews and local life in the bay area, as well as travel and nonsense. CONTRIBUTORS TO THE GREATER INNER ITWASLOST.ORG COMMUNITY S. Sandrigon (Berkeley, California) - Imaginary American poet & hymnist, Archpope of Transubstantiation for the Mimosas Witnesses. Beautiful Poetry Books at scribd. Grainne Proinseas (now in Oakland, California) - Politics & Fashion Consultant, Live at Gracemarlier.com Olaf Mary Mohammad (also currently in Oakland, California) - Theosophic Illuminations, Mixer of Mix Tapes Were Lost Cosmo Wernicky (recently relocated to Oakland, California) - Mycologist-in-residence & naughty illustrations Mr Quill (The Big Little, Bulgaria) - Literary Analrapy & Baseball, Special Forgotten Bulgarious Correspondent Mr Brains Aha! (Seattle, Washington) - Secretary of the Department of Nonviolent Nondriving, Soccer & Roshambo. Tomorrow Jenny Ruth (The Navigator's Islands) - Once & Future Travel Correspondent Follow @itwaslost on the twitters.

San Jose Inside

This site is designed to encourage political debate, discussion and change in our city, started by people who value San Jose and are interested in her future and in this valley’s place in the state and nation.

Oakland Effect

Blog documenting the impacts of violence in Oakland. Created by Scott Johnson, who is the Oakland Tribune's Violence Reporting Fellow, an investigative position funded by the California Endowment. Johnson will be with the Tribune for a full year, reporting on a wide range of issues, including those related to the impacts of violence on the mental health of Oakland residents.

Eleanor: The UC Davis Human Rights Initiative Blog

Eleanor is the moderated group weblog of the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative. Its role is to provide a space in which UC Davis faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students can explore the history and theory of human rights and share ongoing research about human rights-related issues and topics.
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