Best Places For Bird Watching Near Bay AreaA look at five of the best birdwatching hotspots in the San Francisco Bay Area
Best Places To View Wildlife Near San FranciscoThe best places to view wildlife near San Francisco are locations where you can view them in their natural habitat
Best Day Trips From San FranciscoThere's warmer weather and wine country, sunshine and surf, breezy beaches, nature preserves, mountains and music festivals. These five well-known destinations are within a 200 mile drive and worth setting out early to spend the day, although longer stays are even better. We include a few tidbits about what's new at each spot.
Rotted Whale Carcass Washes Ashore On Point Reyes Beach A dead whale washed up on a Point Reyes National Seashore beach this week is the latest of many reported in Northern California this spring, but experts said Wednesday that the influx is probably caused more by strong winds and a large whale population in the area than by any increase in mortality.
Popular Point Reyes Trail Section Where Hiker Died Likely Never To ReopenA popular hiking trail in Point Reyes National Seashore will likely never be repaired after the ground gave way Saturday, sending two hikers tumbling 70-feet, leaving one dead.
Sneaker Waves, Strong Rip Currents Warning Issued For Bay Area Beaches This WeekendThe National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.
Park Service Will Deploy Herd Of Goats To Chomp Invasive Plants At Point ReyesOfficials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland.
Rare Pygmy Sperm Whale Dies After Washing Up At Point Reyes National SeashoreMarine biologists are headed out to a beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore Friday morning to examine a rare pygmy sperm whale that washed up on the beach yesterday.
Winter Shuttle Bus Service To Begin Taking Point Reyes Seashore Visitors To See Seals, WhalesIf you’re hoping to see some seals on the North Bay’s seashore, a bus shuttle service starting Friday will help you do just that.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company Settles Dispute With National Park Service, Will Close At End Of 2014The National Park Service announced a joint filing of a settlement agreement Monday that would end ongoing litigation between Drakes Bay Oyster Company pending a U.S. District Court's approval.
Marin County Restaurants And Tomales Bay Oyster Sue Feds To Stop Drakes Bay ClosureA Tomales Bay oyster business and several Marin County restaurants have sued the U.S. Interior Department in federal court in San Francisco in a bid to block the July 31 closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Not Giving Up After High Court Declines To Hear Appeal The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Drakes Bay Oyster Co., popular oyster farm the Point Reyes National Seashore that is facing closure, but the owners aren't giving up.