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.

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.

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.

California Beat

California Beat is a website about the people, places and things of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Living in the O

I recently wrote a blog post listing some of what I consider to be essential Oakland experiences. I added to that original list some suggestions provided by my blog readers, and now I intend to go through the list and blog about each of these experiences. As I blog about them, I’ll update this page with links to the corresponding blog posts and it will be easy to tell what I’ve done because I’ll mark them in bold and move them to the top of the list.

Muni Diairies

Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales and news about the sometimes crappy, sometimes efficient, but essential public-transit system of San Francisco. Saw something hilarious on a ride? Grossed out by bad Muni etiquette? Checked out the same hot thang on the bus every day this week and didn’t get up the nerve to smile? The idea is: If you have something to say about a ride, about a route, or even about politics surrounding public transit in the city, Muni Diaries is your forum to let the world know.

N-Judah Chronicles

I run the popular "N Judah Chronicles" website, where I write about San Francisco urban life from the perspective of a daily MUNI rider. The blog was voted by San Franciscans as "Best Local Blog" in 2008, and has received recognition locally since 2005.

San Francisco Citizen

A comprehensive blog about events, random sightings, and news in SF. It may seem disjointed, but this mismatch of stories, pictures and ramblings is a true reflection of SF life.

Stop, Drop, and Roll

One’s inclination when ones clothing catches fire is to run around waving their arms wildly to douse the flames. By slowing down and being mindful of our actions, it’s easy to remember to stop, drop and roll. Contact me at JKWBlog@gmail.com

Streetsblog San Francisco

Streetsblog is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities. Since 2006, Streetsblog has covered the movement to transform our cities by reducing dependence on private automobiles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy from day one. And our writing makes arcane topics like parking prices and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.

Transbay Blog

This blog will attempt to chronicle the efforts in the Bay Area to improve public transit service and to embrace more sustainable growth patterns. The reason for choosing the name “Transbay” is hopefully not so mysterious. The still-evolving plans concerning the Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco are shaping up to be the single most important transit project in the Bay Area. The current bus terminal at 1st and Mission Streets is aged and depressing, but in time, it will be transformed into the “Grand Central Station of the West”, an important hub combining BART, Caltrain, Muni, and various regional bus agencies — hopefully even California High Speed Rail — all in one place. Capping it all off will be a new mixed use highrise district that may form the new focal point to the downtown area, in addition to containing the Bay Area’s tallest skyscrapers. Since this district is centered on the Transbay Terminal, these plans represent the most ambitious example of transit-oriented development in the Bay Area. (Please note, however, that this blog is no way affiliated with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority or any other agency working on the Transbay Terminal project.)

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.

Walking Fort Bragg

What do you see when you walk around Fort Bragg? Using his cellphone, Ron Bloomquist records his walking routes and captures photos of the Fort Bragg area, keeping track of new buildings, construction, and sidewalks.
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