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The plant of the month for July is the Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius) . Considered a type of tree, Catalina Ironwood typically grows up to 30 feet tall with a 15 foot spread and peeling reddish gray or brown bark. Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood is endemic to the Channel Islands of California and grows in the type of rocky chaparral plant communities that dominate much of coastal California. This environment is characterized by rocky soils, wind, drought and periodic fires. Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood is rare in the wild but recent interest in tough,...
Airport to host test of new technologies to allow more efficient use of existing runways SAN FRANCISCO - July 5, 2016 - the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today provided a briefing to the San Francisco Airport Commission regarding new procedures and new technologies designed to improve the airport’s on-time performance. Airport staff also announced plans to host a demonstration of a new Global Positioning System (GPS) landing system in August 2016, offering further on-time gains. “We have already made significant progress in our efforts to improve the on-time performance of SFO,”...
Mayor Lee, Bay Area leaders commemorate renovation of SFO’s oldest passenger terminal SAN FRANCISCO - June 29, 2016 - the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the renovation of Terminal 1, the airport’s oldest passenger facility. The $2.4 billion project, slated to be completed in phases from 2016 to 2024, will create an interim Boarding Area B to accommodate continued passenger activity while an entirely new structure takes shape. The ambitious project will also create a new centralized security checkpoint, a new consolidated baggage...
The SFO Medical Clinic will be closed on Saturday, July 2, 2016 through Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The Clinic will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For emergencies, please call 911. The nearest medical facility is Peninsula Medical Center at 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, (650) 696-5546. Please contact the SFO Medical Clinic at (650) 821-5601 if you have any questions.
BART service will start early on Sunday To accommodate revelers attending San Francisco’s annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, BART will open at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26 th . Additional event trains will run throughout the day and ridership is expected to be heavy throughout the weekend. All BART riders are encouraged to plan accordingly. In addition to the early opening time, BART trains will run on a 20-minute service schedule. Additional police officers will be on patrol during SF Pride weekend, but passengers should remain aware of their surroundings at all times. To avoid long lines at the...

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