America's Cup http://kalw.org en Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report http://kalw.org/post/seven-important-numbers-final-america-s-cup-economic-impact-report <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Several years ago, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute conducted a study on the expected economic impact of the 34th</span><span style="line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;"> America’s Cup, if San Francisco were to host the event. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:40:08 +0000 Angela Johnston 37515 at http://kalw.org Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill http://kalw.org/post/inside-mind-americas-cup-winning-skipper-jimmy-spithill <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:52:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 34252 at http://kalw.org Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt http://kalw.org/post/billionaires-sailboat-race-may-leave-san-francisco-debt <p></p><p>On a rare, hot summer Saturday on the San Francisco Bay, a race between a pair of 10 million dollar sailboats has just begun: Team Italy against Team New Zealand. Spectators at a viewing area on San Francisco’s Embarcadero lounge on bean bag chairs. Piers 27-29 have been converted into a giant pavilion, with big screen TVs, picnic tables, a concert space, and Nespresso machines at every corner.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:53:26 +0000 Angela Johnston 32647 at http://kalw.org Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay http://kalw.org/post/sailors-disabilites-race-bay <p>I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&amp;T Park, walking down an aluminum ramp toward a small fleet of boats. I’m here to see the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) in action. It’s a 25-year-old organization that operates on an annual budget of under $50,000. At the end of a dock, I meet three sailors in electric wheelchairs.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:47:47 +0000 Daniel Moore 32654 at http://kalw.org Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, June 5, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-june-5-2012 <p>SF Chronicle // Starbucks has bought the Bay Area based chain <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/05/BU6U1OSL7V.DTL">La Boulange Cafe and Bakery</a> for $100 million. Starbucks plans to start to replace its current pastry selection with La Boulange products in 2013. There are 19 La Boulange cafes across the Bay Area...</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 18:46:50 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 11678 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, June 5, 2012