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Scenes of the City: SF Police Athletic Club Decays in Hunters Point Shipyard

Behind the loosely guarded fences of Hunters Point Shipyard sits the old San Francisco Police Athletic Club, also known as Building 120, among the decaying relics of the old shipyard.

Scenes of the City: Homegrown Artist Stephen Namara Shares His Studio

For this week's Scenes of the City we spent some time with San Francisco artist Stephen Namara, a member of the Hunters Point Shipyard Artist group. Namara is an oil painter who uses a variety of techniques – including a cotton sock – to apply dry pigments.

World Class Athletes Brave SF's Elements for Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Early Sunday morning, in the pea-soup thick fog that shrouded SF Bay, more than 2,000 athletes took the plunge from the paddle wheel SF Belle off the Alcatraz shoreline into the 58-degree open water of the Pacific. 

Music Gods and Festival Fashion From Napa's BottleRock

We hung out at Napa's BottleRock Festival over the weekend, taking in all of the sights and sounds of the raucous event.

Escape from SF to the Shaded Trails and Ancient Trees of Muir Woods

This week we left SF behind for the cool, shaded trails of Muir Woods. Just 12 miles across the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods includes 560-acres of park land, six-miles of trails, and the chance to get up close and personal with 600-year-old trees including Coast Redwood, Tanoak, Big Leaf Maple, and California Bay Laurel.

Waterslides, Boating, Hiking, and Sunshine Await at Bullard's Bar

Where are you going for Memorial Day weekend? For this week's Scenes of the City we spent last weekend scoping out a prime place for boating, hiking, water skiing, camping, fishing, and lots of California sunshine and scenery.

Scenes of the City: The Bucolic Hills and Rolling Surf of West Marin

Just over the Golden Gate Bridge are the bucolic hills and rolling surf of West Marin. For this week's Scenes of the City we explored the Marin countryside, from the hidden Nicasio Valley to the seaside escape of Bolinas, plus the serpentine and beautiful Lagunitas Creek.

Scenes of the City: Glen Canyon Park Gets a Big Makeover

For this week's Scenes of the City we visited one of the best parks in the city, Glen Canyon Park, and took a look at the new improvements.

Scenes of the City: Homemade, Preserved Goodies at Emmy's Pickles

For this week's Scenes of the City we hung out with husband and wife team Emmy Moore and Jonah Susskind for some pickling action.

Scenes of the City: Stunning Views From the Kirby Cove Campsite

For this week's Scenes of the City we went camping just across the Golden Gate Bridge at Kirby Cove.

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