The Campanile at the University of California, Berkeley, will be turning 100 years old next year -for those that do not already know. To celebrate this special centennial occasion the school is planning several events around summertime culminating in the 2015 Homecoming celebration (LaDawn Duvall, Campus Executive Director of Visitor and Parent Services). [Read more…] about Happy Birthday, Campanile!!
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the things I like most about the city is its vintage public transit, i.e. the streetcars and cable cars. As I previously shared in Amtraking: Traveling by Train and The Story of Union Station in Los Angeles, I am a fan of trains and rail travel in general. I use the subway (Metro) as part of my daily commute between work and home, but since it runs underground, the Red/Purple Line does not offer the wonderful views and fun experience that San Francisco’s streetcars and cable cars do. [Read more…] about Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars
During last month’s National Outdoor Recreation Conference, I had the opportunity to tour the Presidio of San Francisco, a park that is located on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and is a component of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [Read more…] about Touring the Presidio of San Francisco
What images come to mind when you think of Oakland, California? It seems that many people tend to only associate this Bay Area city with crime, police misconduct (like what happened with the Occupy Oakland demonstrations), a struggling economy, and out of control Raiders fans. [Read more…] about The Image of Oakland
As part of the Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: A Vision for the American West symposium, I had the opportunity to tour a few of the parks operated and maintained by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). [Read more…] about Tour of East Bay Regional Parks