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College Avenue, Oakland

College Avenue, Oakland

I personally think that one of the best blocks of all College Avenue, Oakland, is its last – the 6300 block, especially the west side.  Teaming with a beautiful produce market, meat market, fish market, amazing bakery, Wood Tavern, and Southies, their bbq shop next door, you can’t go wrong..
Ketch Joanne’s
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Ketch Joanne’s

Ketch Joanne’s is quite a find, along with the walk that our friend, Brandon, recommended. First, we wove our way back behind the Half Moon Bay Airport to an area where the Mavericks big surf contest is held.  (Google Mavericks Beach for directions.  It’s tricky.)  There’s plenty of parking.  First,..
Heron Head Park

Heron Head Park

Heron’s Head is one of my favorite parks in all of San Francisco.  Operated by the Port of San Francisco, Heron Head has gone through major renovation and updating in the last year or so.  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful bay, Hunter’s Point, the San Francisco Recycle Center,..
Lake Chabot

Lake Chabot

I hadn’t heard of this place until a January 14, 2014 article by San Francisco Chronicle’s ubiquitous all-things-outdoors writer, Tom Stienstra. I always learn so much from his articles – where to fish, day drives, hikes, etc. Lake Chabot was a complete surprise to me. We drove out there the..
Kruse Rhododendron Reserve

Kruse Rhododendron Reserve

There are 55 miles of coastline in Sonoma County, most of it inaccessible. What is, however, is relatively unknown and pristine. People generally gravitate to either Marin or Mendocino coastlines. Kruse Rhododendron Reserve is actually east of Highway 1, 27 miles north of Jenner or 14 miles south of Gualala..