Bay Area Regional Disaster Resilience Initiative ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program

Building Upon Current Activities and Capabilities to Develop a Bay Area Disaster Recovery Action Plan In partnership with the Bay Area public, private sector and non-profit organizations, regional agencies and associations, ABAG is spearheading the development of a Bay Area Regional Disaster Resilience Action Plan Initiative focusing on recovery and restoration after major disasters and […]

Bay Area airport construction workers lose work after Congress fails to renew FAA funding – Inside Bay Area

By Sean MaherOakland Tribune Posted: 08/02/2011 05:48:53 PM PDT OAKLAND — Scores of local airport construction workers either laid off or on furlough hoped to go back to work after Congress agreed on a debt ceiling deal Tuesday but were crushed to find no end to a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Though air […]

From the White House | Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Debt Deal: A Win for the Economy and Budget Discipline

Bipartisan Debt Deal: A Win for the Economy and Budget Discipline Removes the cloud of uncertainty over our economy at this critical time, by ensuring that no one will be able to use the threat of the nation’s first default now, or in only a few months, for political gain; Locks in a down payment […]

Weekly Washington Update from ENS Resources – July 29, 2011

Topics in this week’s update: Debt Limit Stalemate Appropriations and Transportation Reauthorization New Transportation Bond Cybersecurity Legislation Impact of EPA Regulations on Power Desalination Act of 2011 Senate Hearings House Hearings Read the latest newsletter on the ENS website or download it now as a PDF.

Weekly Washington Update from ENS Resources – July 22, 2011

Topics in this week’s update: Debt Debate Continues Nomination Hearing in Senate Water Infrastructure Act Bipartisan Highway Bill Infrastructure Bank Proposals Interior Environment Appropriations Bill Senate Hearings House Hearings Read the latest newsletter on the ENS website or download it now as a PDF.

Port of Oakland vitally important to economic recovery – Oakland Tribune My Word – Inside Bay Area

  By Francisco J. Sanchez, My Word, Oakland Tribune, © Copyright 2011, Bay Area News Group EARLIER THIS WEEK, I joined several members of Oakland’s business community to announce a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), designed to help local small and medium-sized enterprises in […]

USACE Sacramento District – Delta News – July 2011

 Download a PDF of the July, 2011 issue of the Army Corps Delta News at: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/projects/civil/Delta/News.html.  Topics in this Issue Delta Islands & Levees Feasibility  Study     CALFED Levee Stability Program     Delta Long Term Management  Strategy   Lower San Joaquin Feasibility Study    SF Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project   Sacramento River Deep […]

New Presidio trail honors S.F.'s maritime past

 San Francisco — A newly built trail and boardwalk on the southern edge of the Presidio is as much a window into San Francisco’s maritime history as it is a path through restored sand dunes and coastal habitat. The quarter-mile combination pathway and elevated wooden walkway was finished this month, allowing visitors and bird-watchers to […]

Work on eastern span of Bay Bridge complete in China – ContraCostaTimes.com

SHANGHAI — China’s biggest heavy machinery maker wrapped up work Monday on the new, tougher east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, hoping success with the $6.3 billion project will help it clinch more overseas contracts. California’s Department of Transportation chose Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries to fabricate the steel girders and tower meant to […]

America's Cup preparations under way for the bay

Almost 500,000 people could crowd onto the shores of San Francisco and Marin to watch sailboats whiz past Alcatraz in a race for the America’s Cup, according to the first complete look at the unique benefits – and headaches – the event will bring to the city. The draft environmental impact report, released Monday, is […]