Scenes from a Spring morning at Glen Canyon Park.
Category Archives: San Francisco History
San Francisco’s Old Chinese Cemetery
Just south of the city, but, oddly, not in the necropolis of Colma itself, sits a hidden bit of San Francisco history: the Chinese Cemetery in Daly City.
California Underground: Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery
Think of it as LinkedIn, Six Feet Under: the Olmsted-designed Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Let’s see who we can dig up, so to speak…
What is California? Finding the Answers in Oakland.
The best generalist museum in the Bay Area is not, in fact, in San Francisco, but on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Not surprising, when you consider that Oakland, in a way of thinking, is the true center of the region.
Changing Gears: Biking San Francisco’s ‘Opposite Shore’
This weekend’s Bay Area bicycling tour explores the byways across the bay. Spanish explorers first called these lands the Contra Costa, or the ‘opposite shore’, a term which is preserved in the name of Contra Costa County, as well as many other landmarks in the region.