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Photos: SF Giants 2015 Home Opening Day

Although the 2014 World Series Champs lost their Home Opener (0-2) against the Colorado Rockies, the fans were there in throngs to cheer on their favorite team, the San Francisco Giants. The sun was out and the party was on with the crowd of 42,019, everyone was excited to not only see their favorite team again but to also welcome them back home to good ole, AT&T Park.

Scenes of the City: Atop the Oakland Tribune Tower With Burning Man Cofounder John Law

For this week’s Scenes of the City, Burning Man cofounder John Law, who referred to himself as the "Quasimodo” of the Tribune Tower, takes us to the top of downtown Oakland's 305-foot Tribune Tower, which is steeped in history and mystery. 

Escape From SF: Anthony Chabot Regional Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we head to nearby Anthony Chabot Park. Just 20 minutes outside of Oakland, the 5,067-acre park offers year-round camping and miles upon miles of hiking and riding trails (horses and bikes).

Escape From SF: Mount Diablo's Rock City

For this week's Escape from SF, we headed east of the Bay toward Mount Diablo (reaching almost 4,000 feet!) to Rock City in Mount Diablo State Park. If you didn't get enough flowers on Valentine's Day, this is a great time of year to see the wildflowers in bloom. Also, you can explore Rock City's noted sandstone formations carved by wind, rain, and time.

Scenes of the City: Downtown SF Architecture

For this week's Scenes of the City, we decided to check out some of the more stunning architectural gems of downtown San Francisco. So, we toured the FiDi and took in buildings, young and old.

Escape From SF: American Abalone Farms

For this week's Escape from SF, we toured American Abalone Company in Davenport with owner-farmer Tom Ebert. Ebert walked us through the process of farming abalone all the way from the seedlings to harvest to edible delicacies. 

Escape From SF: Big Basin Redwood State Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we ventured south to the oldest state park in California, Big Basin Redwood State Park. Here we caught a glimpse of towering trees, tumultuous waterfalls, tent cabins, and the beautiful coastline at Waddell Creek.

Escape From SF: The Redwood Treehouse

For this week’s Escape From SF, we headed to the Santa Cruz Mountains to nest inside the Redwood Treehouse, hidden in a forest just outside of Corralitos.

Escape from SF: Steep Ravine Rustic Cabin Getaway

We escaped the city this week to check out the Steep Ravine Cabins, which, blessedly, you can rent for a night's stay, in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Escape From SF: Elephant Sea Cave

Heading to the Unknown Coast in Point Reyes National Seashore, we made our way over to Elephant Sea Cave—a short but slow and difficult scramble south of rocky McClures Beach—named after nearby Elephant Rock, shaped like, well, an elephant. 

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