The 12 best views on the SF Peninsula and how to see them

Boronda Lake at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto is a pristine part of the park for picnicking, boating or taking in the view. (Photo by Veronica Weber) Many people, from tourists to tech workers, decide to visit or live in the Bay Area in large part for its scenic nature. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the redwoods and the coastline, the region is home to sweeping ocean and Bay ...

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Chef Martin Yan talks wok hei and noodles for longevity in a climate crisis

Yan joins Bay Area food movers and shakers for Acterra Holiday reFresh event Acclaimed chef, culinary consultant and TV personality Martin Yan of San Mateo is one of the featured Bay Area food movers and shakers participating in Acterra's Holiday reFresh program, demoing favorite plant-based dishes. (Photo courtesy of Yan Can Cook) I'm waiting on a feature-length biopic movie of legendary chef Martin Yan (filmmaker friends, take note!), but until that gets ...

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Hope for Big Basin: Santa Cruz scientist documents the rebirth of our fire-ravaged forests

Professor Dustin Mulvaney explored the damage within the CZU Complex’s burn scars and found just what he’d expected: regrowth. “Coast redwoods sprout back above Gold Gulch, Empire Grade, three months after #CZULightningComplex” (Photos via Dustin Mulvaney on Twitter) It’s 2021—the world can’t help but be on the lookout for good news. For many Californians, Dustin Mulvaney’s photographs were just that. In late November, the professor of Environmental Studies at San Jose State went ...

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“A watershed moment”: Coho salmon are re-introduced to Pescadero Creek

Coastside conservationists (literally) carry a native species on their shoulders Story by Sarah Wright // Photos by Adam Pardee Juvenile coho salmon are released into Pescadero Creek in Memorial Park in Loma Mar on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Photo by Adam Pardee /HMB Review) Coho salmon are set to make a comeback on the South Coast. Last week, 10,000 of the young fish were released into Pescadero Creek after National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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