A directory of bay area community sites and bloggers

511 Contra Costa

511 Contra Costa is your 411 on transportation information to work, school, or around town for all of Contra Costa County. We provide trip planning services for commuters and residents who need help planning their bicycle trip to work or school, as well as trip planning assistance with the various public transportation agencies in the area. Need to find your nearest Park-and-Ride lot or transit transfer station? Want to know how to get from one county to the next on public transit, or how you can help your Aunt Mary plan her trip from Santa Barbara to Martinez via the train? Whether you’re a cyclist, employer concerned about your employees’ commute, a commuter, school principal, or senior, we’ve got you covered with transportation information.

92510 East Bay Blog

If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person's 2.5 million constituents would live in the country's fourth-largest city. And just as these East Bay counties are very different from the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Express is a very different paper. From the international populations that make Oakland and Richmond so dynamic, to the ideological diversity that separates Berkeley from Walnut Creek, our readers are united by their love of a region that is second to nowhere in beauty, livability, intellectual firepower, and cosmopolitan charm. Every week, the Express provides these well-educated world travelers the only medium dedicated exclusively to them. From our authoritative cover stories; to our in-depth local reporting, arts and dining coverage; to the area's most comprehensive weekly calendar; the East Bay Express has been this vibrant region's leading voice since 1978.

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.

Alemany Farm

Alemany Farm is a 4.5 acre working organic farm in southeastern San Francisco. The Farm is collaboratively managed by volunteers, San Francisco city officials, and residents of the Alemany community. Friends of Alemany Farm (FoAF) is a volunteer-managed project sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust. We are dedicated to working hand-in-hand with the surrounding community to increase food security and support environmental education for all San Francisco residents. FoAF oversees organic food production at the site, offers workshops and educational courses, coordinates the volunteer efforts, manages a free neighborhood produce delivery, and hosts field trips for children and adults.

Berkeley Afoot

Walking can be a form of transportation, a means of meditation or exercise, or a great way to explore a community. Writer/photographer Keith Skinner offers intimate glimpses of Berkeley life, in word and image, as well as reflections on the joys and challenges of a modern urban walker.

Christine Sculati's blog

In this blog I highlight ideas, news and resources for nonprofit and community innovation. I feature examples of nonprofits, socially-responsible businesses and individuals driven by a vision for positive change in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Coastsider

Coastsider covers coastal San Mateo County, from Devil's Slide to the Santa Cruz County line. We're based in Montara, and focus principally on news in Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, and Half Moon Bay. But we're also interested in Pescadero, La Honda, and the Southcoast. The subjects we're most interested in are community, planning and development, and the coastal environment.

Full Circle Farm

Full Circle Farm is a small, organic farm 7 miles west of Davis, Ca. In 2005 the land was entrusted to a few UCD alumni who created Full Circle Farm through their hard work and dedication. The farm is now managed cooperatively by a new group of food and agricultural enthusiasts, who are also UCD alumni. We offer a CSA to approx. 20 members. We also raise free-range chickens for eggs, various animals for meat, a steer in training to be an ox, and goats for fun. In addition to the CSA we also supply small, specialty orders for local restaurants. Frequently we have students visting the farm and visitors are always welcome. We like to save our own seeds and keep bees.

Greenerati

Blog about green real estate and lifestyle in San Francisco. Provides updates about local green events, film screenings, and meetings.

Livermore Links | Livermore News

Livermore Links is a hyperlocal Livermore news blog dedicated to the Tri-Valley’s largest city, the home of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Altamont Pass, the World's Fastest Rodeo, some of the oldest wineries in the state, and the longest burning lightbulb ever. Livermore Links is run by Livermore residents, for Livermore residents. Comment away and use Livermore Links as a place to connect with other residents of your hometown. We can be reached via email at livermorenews[at]yahoo[dot]com with your news tips, press releases, questions, or general comments. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Living Labs Project Blog

Living Labs Project aims to connect youth to their ecosystems, their communities, and their own abilities through hands-on learning experiences. By facilitating unique ecological regeneration projects, or ‘Living Labs,’ we engage young people to create and enjoy vital outdoor spaces. Educators, family, and local community members share in our process and our enthusiasm for environmental stewardship. It is our hope that the young people who learn and play with us outdoors will inspire many others with the passions and skills they have nurtured.

My Organic Day

My Organic Day is a blog that was created in 2006 by Christine (Lin) Patel with a passion for sustainable, green living with a focus on organic food and events in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been an advisor for Om Organics, a nonprofit dedicated to local and organic products and services in the Bay Area and also a volunteer walking tourguide for Cityguides, a nonprofit dedicated to tours in San Francisco. You can contact me at christine<at>myorganicday.com. I hope you enjoy the blog!

Oakland Local

Oakland Local is a news & community blog for Oakland that combines reported stories, blog posts & news and events from over 35 community and nonprofit partners. Updated several times a day, OL takes a social justice approach to Oakland issues including food access, climate change, development and transportation. We are diverse and reflect many voices...and we welcome new bloggers, community members, and writers. If you are a blogger in Oaktown, list yourself in our directory--we have 186 blogs there--are you among them?

Oakland North

Oakland North is a news project of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. With support from the Ford Foundation, graduate student reporters at the School are creating focused news outlets to concentrate on different parts of the Bay Area. Our goals are to improve local coverage, experiment with online and digital media, and listen to you–about the stories and features that most interest you, the issues that concern you, the information services you want, and the reporting you’d like to see undertaken in your own community. Oakland North is staffed this fall by the reporting students of Cynthia Gorney and Kara Platoni, both journalists who have lived in Oakland for years. You can click here for bios of all 18 students. We hope to keep Oakland North a source of news and community conversation, and we welcome all comments, corrections and suggestions. Please check out our sibling news outlet across the bay, Mission Local, covering San Francisco’s Mission district; and look for the launch this fall of the new Richmond Confidential. We all take seriously our Ford Foundation mandate, which is to explore new ways to give communities back the coverage they’re losing as regional newspapers shrink–and also to be inventive about what digital journalism can do for all of us in the future. We’re learning new ways of telling stories in sound pictures, in cellphone dispatches, and in other forms of back-and-forth still under development.

Richmond Confidential

With a grant of $500,000 from the Ford Foundation to develop digital news sites, student reporters with the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley are covering neglected Bay Area Communities during core reporting classes. The funding also allows the school to hire two full-time multimedia instructors to teach multimedia skills during the reporting classes and oversee the development of these news websites. The Bay Area communities, increasingly ignored by the local news industry, are the focus of our “hyperlocal” websites.

The Berkeley Blog: Provocative Thinking From UC Berkeley

We created this interactive site to give voice to the ideas and opinions of our professors in a forum that encourages public comment. Our authors include more than 140 UC Berkeley professors and scholars who share their thoughts on topical national and global issues. As the nation searches for answers to a litany of burning questions and issues, the site serves as a virtual blackboard for the game-changing ideas pulsing around the Berkeley campus.

The Lemon Lady

I am a Mommy raising our daughter to protect and respect the environment. I wonder, what does it all mean? What can I do (what can we all do) to make our world a better place? There are so many apartments and condos throughout California and beyond that have no curbside recycling programs. Imagine the hundreds of thousands of children who attend school every day, and have no idea what this simple, common idealogy really means?

Tri-Valley Mom

This is not a typical "mommy blog" in that it's NOT "the story of a SAHM struggling with the ups and downs of motherhood" or "and baby makes crafty coupon mom of eight" or any of that noise. No problem with those blogs, but I'd say the market's pretty much saturated when it comes to that type of blog, wouldn't you? Tri-Valley Mom posts events, activities, deals, discounts, and anything else of interest to families in the East Bay's Tri-Valley. If you have anything at all to share with local parents, please post to this blog.

Urbicifation

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.
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