Just a quick trip north across the Golden Gate Bridge, the peaceful Marin Headlands beckons urbanites and travelers who need a little break from San Francisco's bustling pace. With its rolling hills, dramatic ocean cliffs, and sandy beaches, the Headlands is one of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's (GGNRA) most diverse -- and beautiful -- areas.
Ciclovia, or "bike path" in Spanish, is an event that originated in Colombia. Every Sunday, more than 70 miles of roads are closed to cars and 1.5 million runners, walkers, skaters, and cyclists hit the streets. Last year, San Francisco brought Ciclovia to the city, closing off selected roads on two Sundays. The events were a big success, drawing 30,000 people.
If you've ever wondered what was in Abraham Lincoln's pockets the night he was assassinated, here's your chance to find out. To celebrate Lincoln's 200th birthday, the California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts in Sacramento presents "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition," which charts Lincoln's growth from prairie lawyer to preeminent statesman.
On June 19-20, join us for two special screenings of Etienne!, an independent feature film about "the little things in life." The movie follows a young man named Richard and his best friend, a hamster named Etienne, as they embark on the trip of a lifetime.