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San Francisco Chronicle

Three proposals for cultural institutions are competing to be chosen as worthy of the spectacular, but currently underutilized, site, which is now home to a sporting goods store.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Bay Area has 275 significant parks with 7,500 miles of trails, 25 waterfalls, a dozen mountain peaks with stellar lookouts, 10 redwood forests, 45 lakes with public access, 20 fishing piers, 100 miles of ocean frontage with dozens of secluded beaches, the bay and its open waters. Here are the top 10 parks and recreation destinations.

KALW Local Public Radio

Alcatraz Island is famous mainly for one thing: its prison. But it’s also a good place to lay eggs.


Fifty years ago, the notorious Alcatraz prison shut its gate behind guard Jim Albright as he escorted the last inmate off the island on March 21, 1963.

San Francisco Chronicle

This 80,000-acre urban park is one of the nation's largest and the most beautiful. Spanning 70 miles, it's rich in history, plant life and wildlife. It's also a major feat of rehabilitation and restoration.