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From the Archives

Cyndy Green

Handouts of Hope

Combat Veterans Battling Homelessness More than $4,000 was raised by the Lynn Hahn Lighted Boat Parade this year, with the funds going to the Combat

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Cyndy Green

Mt. Diablo Beacon

This is a tale that is more than the restoration of a 1928 beacon, shut down on December 7, 1941 for fear it would allow

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Rich Turner

Tule Fog in the Delta

The fog comes on little cat feet.  It sits looking over the harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. –Carl Sandburg It’s

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Howard Lachtman

The Serpent’s Tooth

Part Three You can take the Delta Detective to lunch, but can  you expect an interview in return? You can invite the Delta Detective to

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Rich Turner

Short Takes

Bob’s Bait Shop, Isleton, CA, 1979 Remember the days before digital imaging took over? Don’t get me wrong, I love digital now because of the

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Rich Turner

Short Takes

Black-necked Stilt, Shin Kee Tract In 2009 I had never heard of Shin Kee Tract on the eastern edge of the Delta and west of

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Cyndy Green

High Winds of October

It’s an inconvenience…you have to go out and reset the clock. So every time you know…you have to reset everything. It’s a pain to wait

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Howard Lachtman

The Serpent’s Tooth

Part 2 A riverside dinner party celebrating the end of a Delta summer has paired the Delta Detective with an intelligent and inquisitive woman whose

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Rich Turner

Short Takes

Pipe Rats Back in the mid-1990’s I was privileged to document the seismic retrofitting of the East Bay Municipal Utility Districts aqueducts that bring water

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David Stuart

Robert G. LeTourneau

Stocktonian Was the Greatest Inventor of Earthmoving Equipment Abraham Grunauer’s Whitehall Ranch near Tracy hired Robert G. LeTourneau (1888-1969) in 1919 to repair its old

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Carrie Alexander

Fenced Off – Part 3

Negotiating Memory and Access at the Antioch Dunes and Waterfront Part 1 introduces the current state of the Antioch Dunes Wildlife Refuge and covers the

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Howard Lachtman

The Serpent’s Tooth

Part One The sun is setting on the Delta summer. Time once again for the Delta Detective to attend his favorite harvestfest party. But with

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Rich Turner

Tilting at Windmills*

“Some just don’t like change and these people didn’t want change.”   — Shirley Paolini If you are anywhere near Rio Vista or the Diablo Range

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Carrie Alexander

Fenced Off – Part 2

Negotiating Memory and Access at the Antioch Dunes and Waterfront Part 2 (if you missed Part 1) Life Between Fences: Survival and Access at the

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Carrie Alexander

Fenced Off

Negotiating Memory and Access at the Antioch Dunes and Waterfront Part I  A Time Before Fences: Memories of Childhood at the Antioch Waterfront This is

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Cyndy Green

Know Before You Have to Go

Understanding Emergency Evacuations In depth look at how emergency evacuations are proclaimed and carried out with focus on terminology and how different counties handle emergencies.

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Robert Campbell

Art from Salt

The Cargill Salt Ponds are located in San Francisco Bay in the cities of Newark, Redwood City and Napa. The Napa and Redwood City operations

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Rich Turner

Short Takes

When Getting Lost is Highly Recommended    It’s fun to turn off the better traveled roads and onto those of questionable quality going who-knows-where. Not

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Josie Iselin

Mixing

New on Old and West goes East   There is something about mixing—fresh and salt, old and new, east and west—that keeps our souls keen. I

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