December 04

On the cover
Hidive Restaurant, It’s Only a Step Away
MTC Trip Planner Unfriendly to Alameda’s Ferries
MTC Honors Excellence in Motion at 26th Awards Ceremony
Community Calendar
No Flu Shot? Could be No Worries, Mate!
Cool Places to Shop on the Eastern Waterfront
Places to Shop for the Holidays
Bay Crossings Cuisine: Neptune’s
Let Your Light Shine on Angel Island
Vallejo Ferry Chief Fired, Resigned or What?
Help Save the Palace
Holidays at the Exploratorium
U.S. Coast Guard Honors BoatU.S. Emergency Beacon Rental Program
WTA Pages: Making Cents for Ferries
Libations: Christmas,
South American Style






Bay CrossingsOn the Cover

Dennis Anderson is an internationally known photographer who has made his living with his camera for three decades. His fine art photography is in the permanent collection of both the San Francisco and New York Museums of Modern Art and appears regularly in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Oceans Magazine, and Resorts and Great Hotels Magazine.

Anderson’s latest project is a new coffee table book called Hidden Treasures of San Francisco Bay, published by Heyday books. Speaking engagements promoting the book have emerged as a satisfying way for Mr. Anderson to share his passion for the beauty of San Francisco Bay. To book a presentation for your group, visit

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Anderson received a B.A. in art from Antioch College and came to San Francisco to study photography under Imogene Cunningham. He has traveled to Asia to publish four separate books on Orientalcarpets and Chinese porcelain.

Mr. Anderson’s notes on our December cover shot:
“I wanted a photograph of Forbes Island and the Bay waterfront for Hidden Treasures… The island has had a wonderful history from its birth in Sausalito in the ’70s, to its tour on the upper delta, out of sight forces of the Empire, with an ultimate welcome return to an enlightened San Francisco waterfront. Forbes re-incarnated his island as a gourmet restaurant and personally shuttles his guests from the dock at Pier 39, past the sea lions, and onto his fantasy island. Visitors can climb the lighthouse, hang out in the new tiki room, or go downstairs to the Captain Nemo, an underwater restaurant complete with fireplace and French chef.”

I loved the pastel colors at dusk, what we call magic hour, as they blend reds and blues. A barge passes to the right of the island and we can see a bit of Alcatraz and the hills of Tiburon and Belvedere across the water. The island’s holiday lights have just come on, making the water sparkle, and I guess you could say it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.