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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Palo Alto’s kiddie zoo just reopened! Here are 8 animals that zookeepers think you shouldn’t miss on your first visit back.

After two years and $33 million, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is twice the size, with 50 species and a two-story treehouse. (Photo courtesy Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo) When the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo outgrew its clunky 1940s architecture (including concrete bathtub-shaped exhibits), the beloved family staple closed to undergo a two-year makeover. Now it’s back at nearly double the size with a Loose-in-the-Zoo theme that ...

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Rock away in Rockaway: Tour Pacifica’s secret Rock ’n’ Roll hall of fame

Veteran photographer Steve Rapport shares his gallery of music gods, with original shots of Prince, Springsteen, Bowie and more. By Clay Lambert/HMB Review Mick Jones of The Clash in mid-air at the Brixton Fair Deal, London 7/30/1982. (Image courtesy of Steve Rapport) ----- Steve Rapport has captured the gods. He keeps them, frozen in time, in a gallery in Pacifica. David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen. Joe Strummer. Van Morrison. Annie Lennox. There is a veritable rock ’n’ ...

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From Iggy to Jello: Stanford’s newest photo archive is an epic punk rock time capsule

Lynn Beldner’s DIY visual chronicle captured concerts in a pre-Instagram era. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: The Ramones at the Warfield in San Francisco, 1982. (Image courtesy of the Lynn Beldner Punk Music Photograph Collection/Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound) For Lynn Beldner, shooting photos in the dark was a way of transcending the awkwardness of life in Silicon Valley. An East Coast native who transplanted to Santa Clara during the late 1970s at the ...

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Focus! The Six Fifty’s Peninsula Photo Contest is back.

Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes! 2020 Honorable Mention: “Tiger Leg Monkey Frog Climbing Heliconia” by Geoffrey Brooks Focus! The Six Fifty’s Peninsula Photo Contest is back. THE SIX FIFTY StaffFollowFeb 19 · 4 min read Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes! SF Peninsula photographers of all ages and skill levels who live, work or attend school within the 650 area ...

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Camera, subject…& 80,000 volts of electricity? The Peninsula’s newest photo exhibit may shock you.

Art Ventures Gallery presents Robert Buelteman’s explorations around Stanford’s Jasper Ridge, and features an electrifying new technique. by Sheryl Nonnenberg Robert Buelteman was granted permission from Stanford University to document the protected habitat of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Pictured: “Black Oak” by Robert Buelteman (Image courtesy of Art Ventures Gallery) Art can take us to places we have never been and places we cannot access. Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has been ...

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