Outdoors

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5 Close-To-Home Lakeside Getaways

A look at five of the best lakeside getaways in and around the Bay Area to get away from it all.

04/18/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In San Francisco

April 23rd is National Picnic Day, and there is no better city than San Francisco to celebrate with an al fresco meal. Pack up the picnic basket and head out to one of San Francisco’s best places to go on a picnic.

04/17/2015

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Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

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What’s That Smell? Skunks In Heat (Get Used To It)

If you think you’ve been smelling a lot of skunks in your neighborhood, the Humane Society reminds us that it’ll probably get worse, as February through March is peak of skunk mating season.

01/16/2015

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Some Marin County Parks Waiving Entry And Parking Fees In December

Marin County Parks is offering free entry to the county’s three regional parks between Dec. 1 and Jan. 1.

11/28/2014

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Comedian Reggie Watts Headlines Tour de Fat Bike Festival In Golden Gate Park

The Tour de Fat bicycle and beer festival held in Golden Gate Park Saturday features entertainment from comedian-musician Reggie Watts, New Belgium beers and bicycle-related activities.

09/13/2014

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5 Extreme Summertime Dates

You’ll feel the rush on one of these adventure-packed extreme dates.

08/11/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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How to Pass The Time While Fishing

Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.

05/07/2014

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