A Centuary Though Devil’s Slide

From Railroad to Interstate Highway to Coastal Hiking Trail...   After 28 years of service for the Pacifica Fire Department, Cal Hinton had responded to over fifty incidents at Devils Slide. A majority of the calls were for cars off the roadway or climbers in jeopardy. Hinton responded to a call in 1955 where a …

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The Serenity of Lake Merritt

America’s First Wildlife Preserve and Oakland's Crown Jewel...   Lake Merritt is not a lake. It’s the first thing you should know about Oakland’s urban waterpark. It’s a tidal lagoon or estuary.  Formed roughly 12,000 years ago after the end of the last Ice Age, the lagoon has been reshaped over the last 150 years …

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La Mujeres Muralistas and the Fantasy on 24th Street

Deep in the Mission District on 24th street between York and Bryant is a small children’s park nestled between two businesses--Five Markets Groceries and La Mexicana Bakery. The park includes small play areas for young children, a water fountain, seating spaces, and on the edifices of the neighboring structures are a series of colorful murals. …

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