America's Cup

10:40pm

Sat December 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report

Oracle Team USA passing Alcatraz
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Several years ago, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute conducted a study on the expected economic impact of the 34th America’s Cup, if San Francisco were to host the event. Past experiences from previous America’s Cup tournaments in Auckland, New Zealand and Valencia, Spain provided an early rough estimate of what might be expected. It was a lot of money: about $1.4 billion dollars in economic impact.

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11:52am

Thu October 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill

Courtesy of America's Cup

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4:53pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Politics

Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt

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.

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4:47pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay

A colorful access dinghy
www.baads.org

I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&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.

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11:46am

Tue June 5, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SF Chronicle // Starbucks has bought the Bay Area based chain La Boulange Cafe and Bakery 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...

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