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02/27/2024

Spiky proteins called mucins allow banana slugs to crawl over all kinds of ground cover.

02/20/2024

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02/20/2024

Historic mine country.

02/13/2024

San Jose photographer Andrew P. Hill and Carrie Stevens Walter from the San Jose Woman’s Club were instrumental in the original protection of Big Basin at the turn of the previous century, and it became California's first State Park in …

02/06/2024

For Valentine's Day 2024, a romantic day trip on the Peninsula can include a historic estate, gardens and parks, San Francisco Bay waterfront views and world-class wines.

01/30/2024

Fifteen miles of Peninsula pretty.

01/23/2024

A visit to the Cowell-Purisima Beach Coastal Trail and the Harley Farms Goat Dairy, with a nice Cantina lunch and wine tasting at Sante Arcangeli Family Wines.

01/16/2024

When we think of wineries near the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma tend to dominate the conversation. But did you know that there are wineries producing world-class wine in the Santa Cruz Mountains?

01/09/2024

The Fungus Fair celebrates its 50th, this year at the London Nelson Center in Downtown Santa Cruz, as mushrooms seem to pop up everywhere.

12/19/2023

Discover the religious history of the Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve area, including Maryknoll and St. Joseph’s College.

12/13/2023

The rebirth of our guide to the great outdoors is featured on California Local.

12/05/2023

Outdoor fun meets citizen science in the annual birdwatching festival under California’s Pacific Flyway.

11/28/2023

TikTok has evolved beyond dance challenges and lip-syncs to embrace a new genre: nature exploration, including silent walks, forest bathing, and "Hot Girl Walks." But how do these trends fit with conservation?

11/21/2023

A comprehensive guide for families to explore, bond, and discover treasures hidden in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

11/14/2023

A hidden canyon full of waterfalls.

11/10/2023

Coastside on Bikes is dedicated to preserving and expanding bike access and trail connectivity on the Coastside.

11/07/2023

Just south of the San Mateo County line along Highway 1 lies Big Basin's Rancho del Oso that offers camping, hiking, and access to beautiful Waddell Beach. 

11/01/2023

Visit the Portolá Expedition's "Discovery" site of San Francisco Bay by hiking the route that most closely follows the expedition's path, starting at the Bacquiano trailhead, Fassler Ave., Pacifica.

10/31/2023

As the re-creation of the 90-mile Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail is on its way, Indigenous activists are working to remove associated statues and plaques.

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