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The Alphabet Amble

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    A small snake slithered through the dry brush next to my feet as I admired the massive letter in front of me. The painted white concrete rippled and waved as it followed the landscape of the steep hillside. I wondered if drivers on 101 North could see me; a tiny black speck on […]

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Glen Park to Dolores Park: Hills and Hidden Staircases

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San Francisco’s many staircases are one reason why I love this city. Stairways are exclusive bits of the city accessible to pedestrians. Each staircase is unique in its own right- the type of stairs, landscaping, and the view from the top are just a few reasons why staircases are worthy of exploration. This walk features […]

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To Catch a Criminal: A North Beach Movie Walk

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North Beach is a popular filming location. From classics to bad 90s comedies a variety of movies have been filmed in the streets of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. This self-guided walking tour focuses on the criminals and the famous crime-fighters who have spent time on the North Beach strip. The walk is fairly easy; […]

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Moonlight Discoveries

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The stars were out, the fog stayed at bay, and the moon provided the light for our moonlight hike in the Presidio. We joined our guides at Rob Hill Campground and met our fellow hikers- four families with kids.  We let our eyes adjust while our guides gave us an overview of the hike and […]

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Golden Gate Park: The New Deal- Part 1

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When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1932, the Great Depression was in full effect and 13 million Americans were without jobs. Roosevelt instituted several new reforms meant to get America back on track by providing relief, reform, and recovery. One of FDR’s programs to get Americans back to work was the Works Progress […]

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San Francisco’s Sweet History

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San Franciscan’s like to indulge: coffee, infused spirits, bacon, and chocolate are just a few favorites. San Francisco is home to many fine chocolate shops and chocolatiers, but few can say that their chocolate is actually made in San Francisco. This 4-mile self-guided walk focuses on some of San Francisco’s contemporary artisan chocolate-makers and the […]

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Corona Heights Hike

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Corona Heights Park is often overlooked in favor of the taller near-by hills of Buena Vista and Tank Hill. This former quarry has stunning 360-degree views of the city and offers a unique vantage point not seen on some of the taller hills. This 16-acre parcel of land, formerly known as Rock Hill, was home […]

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Getting Away From It All: Twin Peaks and Mt. Sutro

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The walk begins at the Castro MUNI Station at Castro and Market Streets. This walk can be customized depending on the trails you decide to take in the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve area.  Following my path below the walk is a little over 4 miles. In addition to exploring San Francisco’s forested areas, this […]

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The Maltese Falcon

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About Dashiell Hammett Hammett lived in San Francisco from 1921-1930. Before moving to San Francisco, Hammett served in WWI. During his service he contracted Spanish Influenza that later turned into Tuburculosis. Hammett was disabled by the Tuburculosis and spent November 1920 to February 1921 in a military hospital receiving treatment.  It was in the infirmary […]

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Tales of the City

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Armistead Maupin is a long-time San Francisco resident and author of Tales of the City. Maupin moved to San Francisco in 1971 as a reporter for the Associate Press San Francisco bureau. A few years later Tales of the City made its debut as a weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle.  The column became a book, […]

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