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The Sunflower is July 2014 Plant of the Month. The Sunflower reminds us of summer days and happy times. Sunflowers are easy to grow as they grow rapidly and can easily reach a height of 6 feet in just three months’ time. Sunflowers grow best in a sunny location, and once they get started, they are drought tolerant. A distinguishing feature of the Sunflower is the flower head tracks the movement of the sun. Sunflowers are an important agricultural crop worldwide. A single flower can produce up to 2,000 seeds which are used for making cooking oil, medicine, paint, animal feed, biodiesel as well...
On June 19, 2014, SFO announced the latest enhancement to its Clean Vehicle infrastructure, outlining plans to install four high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Airport’s Cell Phone Lot. The 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes, were made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which will supply the units to SFO. “We are proud to be an industry leader in Clean Vehicle policy,” said Chief Operating Officer Ivar Satero. “We have achieved this through strong...
The June 2014 Plant of the Month is Asiatic lilies. Asiatic and Oriental lilies are the two most popular types of lilies for ornamental gardens. Asiatic lilies are among the easiest to grow. They're very hardy, need no staking, and are not particularly fussy about soil, as long as it drains well. Oriental lilies have become increasingly popular, due to their large, exotic (often frilly) blooms and heavy, sweet perfume. They can be grown successfully in much of the Bay Area, provided the soil is organic and acidic with good drainage, and you mulch them heavily each fall. For the next couple of...
Current status as of October 22, 2013: BART and its unions reached a tentative agreement. Limited train service is available for the morning commute. Delays are expected. BART expects full service to be available by the afternoon commute. A Message to SFO Employees Using BART SFO is a dynamic operation, and our customers rely on us to be at work on-time when scheduled. During the BART strike, it’s important to have a plan in place. Listed below are alternate transit options for employees who use BART. Please allow extra time for commuting to ensure a smooth airport operation. Transit Options...
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) re-opened 28L to full operation at 5:05pm on Friday, July 12th; within a week of the Airport’s only fatal commercial air crash. Southwest Airlines was the first to land on the re-opened runway. More than 100 Airport staff started working around the clock immediately after the NTSB released the runway Wednesday night and the airfield on Thursday. The goal was to ensure the runway was safe and operational as quickly as possible. Airlines can resume their normal schedules immediately. “The tremendous efforts and around-the-clock work of Airport staff,...

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