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The Ultimate Sunday Hike: St. Joseph's Hill Open Space in Los Gatos

The view East from St. Joseph's Hill Open Space in Los Gatos

A popular local hike, the 4.3 mile trek up to St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve is time and effort well spent; enough that you'll be pondering about when you can make a return visit.

Scenes of the City: Eagle Point Labyrinth

For this week's Scenes of the City we headed out to the rock labyrinth at dog friendly, Land's End. Perched on a small headland off the main Coastal Trail, the labyrinth is a great stop while exploring the area.

SF Surgeons Offer a New Non-Invasive Way to Treat Unwanted Fat

No needles. No diets. No surgery. And what's more, no downtime. 

What the New Dolores Park Will Look Like

Sobs from sun-seeking hipsters could be heard around the city this weekend, when precious picnic real estate was even further restricted due to the closure of half of Dolores Park on Friday by SF Rec and Park. Eight acres of the Mission hot spot are now under construction, but recent renderings of the new and improved Dolores Park – to be revealed next year – show that the coming months of strife and struggle will be well worth it in the end. Cheer up, sunbathers, and prepare to get cozy in the meantime.

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Waterside Views on the American River Trail

The American River Trail winds about 30 miles from Sacramento to Folsom and offers a rare combination of treats for the urban cyclist: long stretches of unimpeded riding and great views.

Rappel Down the Hyatt Regency for Charity

Imagine hanging from the roof of a San Francisco building alongside Giants mascot Lou Seal with the entire city watching--not your average fundraiser. But that's exactly what Outward Bound is offering local philanthropic daredevils on March 27th.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Panoramic Views at Ring Mountain in Tiburon

If you're in the mood for all around killer views, great spring wildflowers, and some moderately challenging uphill hiking then Ring Mountain in Tiburon is just the ticket. Easily accessible from both San Francisco and the East Bay, it's a great place to show a new visitor to the Bay Area the dramatic geography that makes this place so special.

Scenes of the City: China Beach

For this week's Scenes of the City we headed out to China Beach, a small cove in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood.This perfect pocket of sand features a picnic area, ample room for sunbathing, and on a clear day, great views of the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge.

New San Francisco Bike Registry Helps You Retrieve Your Stolen Bike

Bike theft is a serious problem in San Francisco. A report earlier this year revealed that more than 4,000 bikes are stolen every year, with an average of 11 bikes per day getting cut, clipped, and stripped for parts. In San Francisco, bike theft outnumbers iPhone theft 3 to 1. 

Scenes of the City: Billy Goat Hill

In the southern end of Noe Valley the terrain transitions to the bluffs of Diamond Heights in a steep, rugged fashion. The home of great views of the city, a sweet rope swing, and some short but challenging running trails, Billy Goat Hill is a great place to explore on any afternoon. 

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