Roberta Gonzales

Team Generation Alive takes off on the San Francisco Marathon course (CBS)

Weather, A Good Cause Team Up For Memorable Marathon In San Francisco

It was my third time running the San Francisco Marathon, and the third time was a charm! The weather was perfect at 64 degrees and overcast skies. It was a perfect day for 25,000 runners taking place in the 5K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. So I recruited three of my buddies and we had a mission to accomplish!


Water Park - Pingo (credit: Thinkstock)

Win Tickets To Raging Waters San Jose w/ Pingo!

Play “Summer Retreat” Pingo Challenge for a chance to win! Details here…


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Your Theories & Comments On ‘Earthquake Weather’

Roberta’s recent blog asking the question, “Do You Believe In Earthquake Weather” generated more comments than ever before. Here is a sampling of a few emails she has received.


San Francisco Earthquake (David Weintraub/Getty)

Is There Such A Thing As Earthquake Weather?

Roberta Gonzales explores the myth behind earthquake weather.


Boats on the Sausalito waterfront. (CBS)

Sausalito May Be A Tourist Hotspot, But It’s Also A Hidden Gem For Locals

In my weekly search to highlight either great local music, or an undiscovered Bay Area city (or perhaps both) I found myself jumping in my car with “top down” heading North out of San Francisco. I checked out the newly remolded Doyle Drive, it’s “S” curve, the spanking new tunnel and the new approach to the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Nice!


Animated satellite image of  Hurricane Dolores (NOAA)

Isn’t A Hurricane In The Pacific Called A Typhoon?

A hurricane, typhoon and cyclone are all the same weather phenomenon, they just have different names depending on their location across the world. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. When the same type of storm is in the Northwest Pacific it is called a “typhoon”. A “cyclone” is located in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.


A whale spotted off the Pacifica Pier. (Fototaker)

Is It Just Me Or Are Whales Easier To Spot Of The California Coast This Year?

My friend and photo Fototaker Tony really out did himself! A couple of days ago, he strolled to the Pacifica Pier and it was Christmas in July! Checkout the photo he sent me.


A view of Pacifica looking south. (CBS)

Is Pacifica The Bay Area’s Most Underappreciated Gem?

Known for its natural beauty, Pacifica is filled with numerous hiking trails through rolling hills that overlook the ocean surf and forested canyons. The city is snuggled in between small valleys. There is Sweeney Ridge to the east, Montara Mountain to the south and the Pacific Ocean’s rocky bluffs to the west.


Roberta, Donna McGee and Tom Glynn get ready for the Bike 4 Breath ride. (CBS)

Cyclists Pedal 70 Miles On The Peninsula To Battle Lung Disease

This past weekend, I participated with friends in the 24th annual Bike 4 Breath. The ride is more than just a cycling event. It’s a day full of fun where riders of all levels come together to support clean air and healthy lungs.


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17 Strange Weather Facts For An Odd Bay Area Summer Day

Well, since it’s Friday, let’s look at some fun (and totally useless) fun weather facts!