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Streams to Sewers – SF’s Natural and Un-natural Drainage
Guest Speaker: Greg Braswell
7:30pm, Thursday, May 15th, 2014
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

How did the old Precita Creek become the complex sewer crossing which now goes under Highway 101? When, where and why did Mission Creek go into the sewer? What are the ramifications of our sewer history and the ancient creeks they sometimes follow for today’s urban outflow systems? Greg Braswell will lead a pictorial exploration and discussion of his research on the muck and brick of San Francisco’s sewer history.

Water coming in from land on ocean beach

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Filmmaker Lance Milbrand — who spoke with us on November 21st, 2013, has some pretty amazing footage: newts paddling through a stream, hanging from twigs, laying eggs, newt eggs hatching. Some of this is in some part due to the amazing technology we have on hand to film, but to a larger degree it comes from Lance’s patience and persistence — laying still in a cold stream in a dry suit, camera at the ready, working to get the shot he wanted.

He showed three films that night — one about a recent trip to yellowstone, with bears, rutting elks (the more dangerous beast), a hunting coyote, and a beautiful landscape; two films about newts — a children’s music video (see end of post) and a portion of a longer piece about the newt lifecycle.

The patience and persistence doesn’t necessarily end at the camera — there’s is also editing, and of course distribution. We hope that Lance finds a way to finish this great little educational film about these strange little creatures, our neighbors here in the San Francisco Bay area.

You can find more about Lance and his films on his website: milbrandcinema.com

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World of the California Newt
Guest Speaker: Lance Milbrand
7:30pm, Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Filmmaker Lance Milbrand will preview his video-in-progress encompassing all things a newt may see and experience in its twenty-year lifespan. Filmed entirely in the Santa Cruz mountains.

More information at his site: http://milbrandcinema.com or watch a trailer on Vimeo.

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