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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

A San Francisco city worker was fatally struck by a trolley while she was crossing the street near City Hall on October 23, 2014. (CBS)

‘Distracted’ Tour Bus Drivers Could Be Silenced From Narrating In San Francisco

Tour bus drivers could be silenced to keep their focus on the road in San Francisco if a city supervisor has his way.

02/03/2015

Tourists, instead of cars clog Lombard Street on the day when automobiles were banned.

SFMTA Claims 1st Car-Free Weekend On ‘Crookedest’ Part Of Lombard Street Went Smoothly Despite Pedestrian Crowding

The first weekend of a pilot program creating car-free access to San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street went “relatively smoothly,” a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman said Monday.

06/23/2014

The outside of Majestic Gallery a store on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf (photo credit: Chris Filippi)

Support Grows For Utah Toddler Killed After Climbing Fisherman’s Wharf Dolphin Statue

Money has poured in for a grieving Utah family of a 2-year-old boy who died in a tragic accident outside an art and sculpture shop in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf last week.

06/11/2014

The outside of Majestic Gallery a store on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf (photo credit: Chris Filippi)

Utah Toddler Killed After Climbing Dolphin Statue During Family Vacation To San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy from Utah, after a statue fell on him outside a store on Fisherman’s Wharf Friday afternoon. City officials said they have warned the business about safety issues before.

06/09/2014

Lombard Street

San Francisco To Close Popular ‘Crookedest’ Stretch Of Lombard Street To Cars In Summer

San Francisco will temporarily close a popular tourist spot that’s known as the “Crookedest Street in The World.”

05/20/2014

Tourists stroll from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. (John Medina/Getty Images)

SF’s Legendary, Terrifying ‘Bushman’ Street Performer Dead At 60

Troy Campbell, executive director of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District says Jacob’s death is a loss to the area’s rich culture of street performances. He was a fixture at the wharf for 30 years who usually sat in front of the Anchorage Building on Jefferson Street.

02/27/2014

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Effects Of Government Shutdown Felt Across Bay Area

From the federal building in San Jose to Alcatraz Island, there were obvious signs of the government shutdown’s impact on Bay Area workers, services, and out-of-towners.

10/01/2013

A still frame from surveillance video shows a Muni driver confronting 25-year-old passenger Matthew Lopez on November 24, 2010. (SF Public Defender's Office)

Tourist Acquitted Of Attacking SF Muni Driver Who Later Got Worker’s Comp

Surveillance video from a San Francisco Muni bus has exonerated a Southern California tourist accused of assaulting the bus driver, who received more than a year’s worth of workers compensation for injuries he falsely claimed he received from the tourist.

07/10/2013

Fruit sale on the streets of Kampot, Cambodia. (Keteka.com)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style

If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there’s a new site you should check out.

03/03/2013

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