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Rosie the Riveter Site Celebrates San Francisco Region WWII Efforts

April 18, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Rosie the Riveter Site Celebrates San Francisco Region WWII Efforts

The San Francisco region celebrates the huge national World War II effort that emanated from this area at the special Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park across the Bay from San Francisco in Richmond.

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Independent Book Publishing: Is it the Viable Future for Books?

March 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Independent Book Publishing: Is it the Viable Future for Books?

The steady advance in the practice of “independent book publishing,” also called self-publishing in some circles, has been a remarkable and innovative phenomenon to watch in the last decade.

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California’s First Great Winery was Buena Vista in Sonoma

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

California’s First Great Winery was Buena Vista in Sonoma

Where were the first great commercial California wines produced? Answer: Just north of San Francisco, at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma

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Lee Foster’s January Articles as the Answers San Francisco Expert

February 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Lee Foster’s January Articles as the Answers San Francisco Expert

One good choice for a San Francisco restaurant purports to be the oldest Italian restaurant in the City. That would be Fior d’Italia. I have never been disappointed with a meal there. I’ve seen their ups and downs, including a tragic fire that gutted their former location. But they arose, like the phoenix, from the ashes to carry on a long and noble tradition of serving tasty Mediterranean food

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The Muir Woods Redwoods Near San Francisco

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Muir Woods Redwoods Near San Francisco

Muir Woods is the glorious place near San Francisco to see magnificent old-growth redwoods, but there is also a secret redwood forest within San Francisco. That is the mature second-growth grove of redwoods at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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Lee Foster Presents at Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lee Foster Presents at Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

If you happen to get to the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show in Santa Clara this weekend, I will be giving a Saturday morning narrated slideshow at 10:30 on “Iconic Northern California Itineraries,” showing some inspirational photos on the beauty of what’s out there to enjoy, parallel to my new book Northern California Travel: The Best Options.

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Lee Foster’s December Articles as the Answers San Francisco Expert

January 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lee Foster’s December Articles as the Answers San Francisco Expert

While I have published more than 75 articles about San Francisco on Answers.com as their San Francisco Expert, several consumers have asked me, “How do I photograph some of these great subjects? Give me some photo tips.”

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San Francisco’s Beach Chalet Restaurant and Brewery

January 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

San Francisco’s Beach Chalet Restaurant and Brewery

The Beach Chalet Restaurant and Brewery in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will always enjoy a special iconic status. As you enter the building, the ground floor showcases an extraordinary set of WPA mural paintings from the 1930s, created by Lucien Labaudt.

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San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

January 3, 2014 · Leave a Comment

San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is an iconic aspect of the City, to be enjoyed year around. In the spring months of March and April the lovely cherry blossoms and other flowering plants are lavish.

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San Francisco Zoo and the Endangered Yellow Legged Frog

December 26, 2013 · Leave a Comment

San Francisco Zoo and the Endangered Yellow Legged Frog

A modern zoo, such as San Francisco Zoo, struggles with two objectives: 1) How to entice the modern child to focus on the quiet joy of actual live animals, as opposed to the thrilling monsters in video games; and 2) how to save endangered regional species, such as the CA Sierra yellow-legged frog.

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