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LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13: A tractor tire sits in the waters of Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Epic Drought Reveals Lake Mead’s Hidden Historic Sites

Like reservoirs throughout the drought-stricken West, Nevada’s Lake Mead is far below capacity, down more than 60 percent. But even as the drought deepens, tourists are flowing in.

07/29/2015

(Photo credit: Kabuki Springs & Spa/ Franks Frankeney)

5 Best Spots In San Francisco Japantown

Travel to Japan while staying in the Bay. Barry Lancet, author of Japantown, recommends five of the best places to experience Japanese culture in San Francisco Japantown.

07/28/2015

Winchester Mystery House (credit: Randy Yagi)

South Bay History Lover’s Guide To Winchester Mystery House

We take a look at one of the most curious and spectacular and most popular destinations in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House. Located just south of San Francisco, San Jose has several different historical landmarks to choose from, whether you are looking from a genealogical perspective or even wanting a destination for the whole family, the Winchester Mystery House fulfills both.

07/06/2015

Black Hawk Jazz Club (Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library)

Surviving In A Sea Of Wealth: San Francisco’s Tenderloin Endures Change, Protects Housing, And Looks To The Future

Randy Shaw, executive director for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, talks about the district’s history, how it got it’s name, what led up to its seedy reputation and how it deals with gentrification while protecting housing.

06/15/2015

Los Altos High School Students

Los Altos Students Say History Textbooks Ignore U.S. ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Want Texts Revised

The students claim the version of American history taught in California classrooms is at best incomplete and at worst biased and inaccurate: failing to adequately cover the experiences, accomplishments and frequent mistreatment of communities of color and women.

05/29/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

(CBS SF)

Pope Valley Antique General Store, Saloon On The Auction Block

The Pope Valley General Store in northern Napa County is a place where time stands still, but not for much longer once the property goes on the auction block Saturday.

09/03/2014

San Francisco City Hall

Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal History

An ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.

08/10/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Drawing of the Presidio Officers' Club exterior courtesy Presidio.gov

Restoration Of Presidio’s Oldest Building Includes Event Centers, ‘Destination’ Restaurant

Restoration is underway at the oldest building in San Francisco’s historic Presidio. The major transformation at the Presidio Officers’ Club includes plans to turn it into a cultural and events center for the masses.

05/21/2014

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