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Scenes of the City: Portola's Abandoned Rose Nursery

For this week's Scenes of the City we tour a historical gem in San Francisco's Portola District. Overgrown and falling apart, the 'hood's old rose nursery is one of those places that reaps its magic from its state of decay. Full of brambles, broken glass, and old nursery tools, the greenhouse takes up an entire city block. See it on Google maps here

Scenes of the City: Russian Hill's Idyllic Macondray Lane

This week, we take you to a little-known forested pocket of the city. The idyllic Macondray Lane is a wooded pedestrian path on the south-eastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco.

Scenes of the City: On the Job with the SF Bar Pilots

This week, we take you out in the early morning activities of the SF Bar Pilots. To start the day, we arrived at Pier 9, next door to the new Exploratorium, at 4 am at the Bar Pilots headquarters.

Scenes of the City: Fort Funston

Tall sandy bluffs, barren beaches, and consistently stellar hang-gliding are the key features of beautiful Fort Funston. Hugging the southwest corner of San Francisco's windswept coastline, this protected area includes the last remnants of the sand dune ecosystem that used to blanket the western half of our city.

Scenes of the City: Dolores Park's New Playground

Although it's intended for those under 12, the new Helen Diller Playground at Dolores Park is a hit with the big and small. Parents, teenagers, and kids are all enjoying the new multi-faceted addition to the Mission. The playground is color coded for different age groups that includes a sand box, 45 foot super slide, natural stone and wood climbing areas, swing sets, and an area with a series of chimes and instruments. Check it out for yourself and bring the kids along....or not. 

Scenes of the City: Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

In a hole-in-the-wall on Ross Alley between Washington and Jackson Streets in Chinatown, you'll find one the city's hidden gems, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.

Scenes of the City: Gardeners Getting Their Green Thumbs On

All around the city, you can see gardens coming to life. It's time you get your self out there and get one going for yourself. Take advantage of all this rain and sunshine we're having, sow some seeds and get those plants going. Browse these pics, see some edibles and others that grow well in SF-it'll leave you wanting to get your hands dirty.

Scenes of the City: Ed Lee's Mayoral Inauguration

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Scenes Of The City: The Year in Silhouettes

Over the past year we've collected different silhouetted subjects around our beautiful city.

Scenes of the City: SF Hip Hop Dancefest

This weekend brought the 13th Annual SF Hip Hop Dancefest to the Palace of Fine Arts. The three-day dance fest welcomed acts from all over the world, including several from our very own SF. Check out the pics from Program B of Saturday night.

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