Cinco de mayo in San Francisco

A tour of the Mission on the holiday that helped establish the Mexican identity.  

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: From SFO to the Sea

On this hike we’ll climb up to the windy ridge where, in 1769, Spanish conquistadores first discovered San Francisco International Airport. Imagine their excitement when they realized they could simply fly back to Mexico City with news of their discovery, the greatest harbor on the West Coast of North America, with connections to dozens ofContinue reading “Changing Gears: From SFO to the Sea”

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