A new edition of the "511 Getting There on Transit Guide," a free pocket guide to riding public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been released by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). This handy booklet provides colorful maps and diagrams of more than three dozen transit systems throughout the region, as well as lists of popular destinations and directions to reach them on transit. For anyone--visitor or local--seeking an alternative to paying escalating gas prices and driving on the Bay Area's busy streets and highways, "Getting There" is the way to go.
A beloved San Francisco tradition since 1938, the Stern Grove Festival presents free outdoor concerts every Sunday from June 18 through August 20, at the Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering eucalyptus and redwood trees.
The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and Hostel is approaching its 10th anniversary serving as the closest hostel to Yosemite National Park. From humble beginnings to fully loaded hostel, it's quite a milestone to celebrate. With plenty of dorm beds, an affordable cafe serving fresh California mountain cuisine, access to public transit, a full guest kitchen, private rooms, and tent cabins, the hostel has become a magnetic draw in its own right.
For 11 years the Common Murre Restoration Project has been restoring seabird colonies on a small seastack known as Devil's Slide Rock, on the San Mateo County coast just 15 miles south of San Francisco. The Devil's Slide breeding colony held close to 3,000 Common Murres (Uria aalge) as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality.