Best Free Attractions Near The PeninsulaLocals know that the San Francisco Bay Area provides plenty of reasons why some of the best things in life are free. From ocean shores to mountaintops, it's refreshing to take in these super experiences without reaching into your wallet.
Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near East BayA look at five of the best places near the East Bay for star and moon gazing, including the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory in the world
Lick Observatory Astronomers Discover ‘Supersized Earths’ Surrounding Relatively Nearby StarAstronomers at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton have discovered three planets described as “supersized Earths” orbiting a star 54 light years away.
Google Donates $1 Million To Lick Observatory Atop Mount HamiltonGoogle has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.
Scientists Hope To Save Lick Observatory After University Of California Announces Funding CutsScientists at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton hope to save the 125-year-old facility, after the University of California announced it plans to eliminate all of the observatory’s operating revenue.
Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area AstronomersThe dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.
Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In The South BayThere are plenty of museum exhibits that make learning fun. The kids will enjoy themselves, too. Which of these are going on your list?
Tom Stienstra's Top 5 Bay Area Mountain TopsIn the Bay Area, Tom Stienstra lists the top five mountain tops that show you why our region is the best of any metro area...
Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The South Bay AreaWe've got a few suggestions in the South Bay area for day trips that won't break the bank. Some are free, others are affordable.
At Least 1 Dead After Car Plunges Off Of Mt. HamiltonAt least person is dead after a car plunged off a rural roadway on Mount Hamilton Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.