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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Bonsai bonanza: Filoli’s biggest-ever show of its smallest-ever trees

For the first time, you can see 400-year-old tiny pines, miniature oak groves and some of the region’s smallest redwoods all in one place. “Each one is a treasure”: a variety of bonsai trees currently on display in Filoli’s current exhibit, including (left) a sequoia sempervirens, or coastal redwood; and (center) citrus junos, a Yuzu tree bearing fruit! (Images courtesy of Filoli) Filoli is going small this month. The grand estate which is ...

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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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