8 ways to keep your fitness-based New Year’s resolutions rolling (while still sheltering in place)

Hike, bike, run and explore the Peninsula — and maybe pick up some free swag along the way A bicyclist rides on the trails during sunset at the Enid W. Pearson Arastradero Preserve. (Photo by Veronica Weber) Even in the best of years, it’s widely acknowledged that New Year’s resolutions, especially those focused on fitness, are hard to keep. Many resolutions last no longer than a few weeks. So with gyms shut down ...

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A missing Palo Alto couple, a 9-day search and a “miraculous” rescue in Marin

Lost & found: How Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin survived without food, water or phones until being found by a cadaver dog. Story by Sue Dremann / Photos by Magali Gauthier Ian Irwin and Carol Kiparsky in their backyard in Palo Alto on Dec. 2, 2020. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) The late afternoon hike from their vacation cottage wasn’t supposed to take more than 15 minutes. For Palo Altans Carol Kiparsky and Ian ...

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Art, eats & excursions: 11 local outings for a perfect purple-tier Thanksgiving break

Take a hike, tour a graveyard…chase down the ice cream man? It’s the 650’s guide to an eventful (but socially-distanced) Turkey Day vacay. (Clockwise from top:) Harley Farms in Pescadero; a double soft serve cone (with sprinkles) from Mister Softee; A recent Sunday sunset on Pacifica’s Mori Ridge trail; the stained-glass ceilings of the mausoleum at Cypress Lawn. (Photos by Philip Wartena,;Elena Kadvany; Kate Bradshaw; & Charles Russo) Well, it’s no surprise ...

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