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Written by Heather DiMasi on Jul 30 2010 - 3:58pm
Looking for a playground in your neighborhood? KaBOOM, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children, has a map that is searchable by city or Zip Code so you can find the nearest play area to you.According to KaBOOM's website,
Written by Michele Olivarez on Jul 29 2010 - 7:32pm
Once again, Communities in Schools, joined by corporate partners and nonprofit agencies, will Stuff the Bus with school supplies and school uniforms for kids in Bexar County.The long-running yearly project by Communities in Schools began July 25 and runs through Aug. 22. About 1,200 volunteers will be out across the city collecting school supplies Aug 6.
Written by Jennifer Herrera on Jul 23 2010 - 7:35am
San Antonio has embarked on an ambitious effort to make the city a more bike-friendly place. And city planners want your ideas.Julia Diana, senior management analyst for San Antonio’s Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation department, said San Antonio is working on educating residents about cycling issues, including bike safety laws, new bike racks and a bike-share program which is scheduled to launch in 2011.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jul 19 2010 - 3:10pm
Grab your running shoes and be one of the first to explore the newly re-opened Hays Street Bridge during the East Side Guided Running Tour on Saturday, July 24, 2010The run starts at 7:30 a.m. and begins and ends at the Carver Community Cultural Center, located at 226 N. Hackberry St.The event is free and runners of all skill levels are invited to participate.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Jul 16 2010 - 11:07am
Come take a trip from past to the future in our San Antonio Then and Now photo essay and slideshow ... 
Written by pj0227 on Jul 1 2010 - 8:51pm
The New Braunfels / Schertz / Cibolo MoveOn Council, the La Fe Policy Research and Education Center, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, the University Health System, the NAACP San Antonio Branch and the San Antonio MoveOn Council invites the public to join the Center for Public Policy Priorities presentation on the new federal h
Written by George Aranda on Jun 29 2010 - 5:36pm
 San Antonio City Council has noticed, in a positive manner, that cycling has increased in the downtown area. So much so that that the council approved a bike-sharing, touring and rental program.Read the City of San Antonio's media release hereThe program will start off with a total of 140 bikes at 14 locations supported by a central hub.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 21 2010 - 12:58pm
VIA  Metropolitan Transit put the finishing touches on a transit plan for the future during the last of five community workshops on Thursday.NOWCastSA streamed live video of the event as people from the community gathered to listen and talk about the transit plan for the future. You can watch video from the event here:
Written by David McLemore on Jun 17 2010 - 3:57pm
San Antonio City Council Thursday approved a new SAWS rate structure as well as a 6.5 percent rate increase that that will heighten city's water conservation.“We appreciate the City Council’s support for conservation as a top priority for our community,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO.The new SAWS rate structure reduces rates for lower water use while raising rates for higher water use. Ninety-three percent of residential customer bills, for example, nev er exceed 17,000 gallons per month, the threshold for higher rates.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 14 2010 - 5:01pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit System asked the public for ideas to improve its comprehensive regional transportation plan to meet San Antonio’s growing demand for public transit on June 15. The event at San Antonio's Central Library was the first of five community workshops to get public input on long-range transit plans, to hear VIA officials lay out the need for a comprehensive, county-wide transit plan to meet the burgeoning demand for service.You can watch, listen and see the online conversation in the videos below.