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The B-Side Two sister museums, the de Young and the Legion of Honor, are hosting western-themed exhibits. The star attraction, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, is at the de Young in Golden Gate Park. The B-side, Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, is at the more remote Legion. But like “I Will Survive” […]

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I predict that Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president will be male and ethnic, either Black or Hispanic. Probably Hispanic. Maybe sharing a name with a revolutionary or a former slave. PS I’ve enjoyed and appreciated your many replies, and there’s one I just have to share. It’s from Erin Caslavka in northern California. In […]

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When you visit Sequoia National Park, King’s Canyon National Park, and Yosemite National Park, you come away knowing you now know the definition of “giant.” Once you’ve seen the giant sequoias, giant redwoods, giant waterfalls, and the giant granite rock called Half Dome, their immensity is forever etched in your brain. In Sequoia National Park […]

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When we told San Francisco friends we were heading to Benicia, they asked, “You’re going where? Why?” They said there was nothing to see or do in Benicia. They were wrong. Though rebuked and scorned and mainly unknown, Benicia is a delightful little waterside town in Solano County. For thirteen months (1853-54), it was California’s state […]

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Headline news, January 2016, Pacifica, California. Residents have enjoyed the cliffside ocean view from their decks and backdoors for decades. But that is about to end this hyperlink. As waves relentlessly eat away at the soil beneath their homes, their decks and backdoors are falling into the sea. Reluctantly, residents have to move before they, […]

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Carmel-By-The-Sea This little beachside town on California’s Monterey Peninsula defines “charming and quaint.” With fewer than 4000 people who all want to keep the town as it is (thank you very much), it’s understandable how quaint city laws are kept on the books. These laws include not allowing high heels without a permit, not installing […]

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