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Drive-In Movie Theaters In The Bay Area & Sacramento

Drive–in movie theaters may no longer be dotting the American landscape, but the good times and cozy feelings we expect from seeing a movie from the comfort of our car is still around, and the remaining drive-ins are especially family-friendly these days.

06/27/2014

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StarDate: Serpens South

A star cluster in the constellation Serpens blazes with the fires of dozens of young stars. And it’s not that far away — perhaps 1300 light-years or so. That should make it an easy target for most telescopes. Yet until a few years ago, no one knew it even existed.

06/24/2014

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Best Road Trip Apps

Some of the best smartphone apps can complement your travel experience.

06/23/2014

Gig Guide: Must-See Summer Music Events Of The Concord Pavilion

This summer’s Concord Pavilion concert lineup has top names in musical entertainment including Kiss, Def Leppard, Journey and The Steve Miller Band.

06/23/2014

The Ultimate Guide To The Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park is a Bay Area treasure and an ecological gem offering lots of activities for those who love the outdoors.

06/23/2014

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Fulfill Your Slasher Movie Fantasies at New Horror Camp Coming To the Bay Area

“The Great Horror Campout” arrives in Pleasanton for two days of fright this summer…

06/18/2014

Tourists walk through the main cell block at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tourist At Alcatraz Prison Claims To Have Snapped Photo Of A Ghost

Anyone who has ever visited Alcatraz knows there’s something very eerie about it.

06/18/2014

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Tips For Air Travel With Kids

Flying with kids can be a trying experience. Be prepared and know what to expect when arriving at the airport and your air travel experience with your kids will be less stressful.

06/18/2014

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NASA: Supersonic Passenger Jets Closer To Returning To Airports Thanks To Sonic Boom Research

San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.

06/17/2014

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StarDate: Cosmic Hailstones

Space rocks hit our planet all the time. Most of them burn up in the atmosphere, but a few hit the ground. And most of those are unseen — they hit the oceans or deserts or other uninhabited regions. But like the one in New Zealand, a few have witnesses.

06/12/2014

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America’s Best Gardens and Parks

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America’s Top 20 Beaches

Check out the best beaches in America.

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Most Romantic Cities In The World

Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.

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The Animals Of Antarctica

Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.

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The Ice Of Antarctica

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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