By Lee Foster (I am updating the 52 chapters in my book Northern California History Weekends for a new edition. This and other books of mine on California can be seen on my Amazon Author Page at http://amzn.to/1jl9Lnz). This chapter is: The...
This article on my neighborhood, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, has appeared in the new book from the Bay Area Travel Writers, titled Taste of Travel. Alice Waters remains a presiding spirit over Berkeley’s celebrated Gourmet Ghetto. But there are newcomers also who enliven the scene.
East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland's Jack London Square, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.

California’s Lake Tahoe

California's Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude gem in the Sierra, good for a visit any time of the year. Highlights include Emerald Bay on the southeast edge, the Tallac Historic site of early tourism, lovely Sand Harbor on the Nevada side, and excursion boat trips on the MS Dixie.
Please permit this humor caption: Associated Press (Family Edition): In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, possibly asserting silliness and having fun, The Nosebleed 4 (jerseyed Paul Foster Jr and Charlie Foster, accompanied by Paul Foster and Lee Foster) share...
If you enjoy natural beauty in California, seeing the pageant of fall color in the aspen trees along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra should be high on your to-do list.
In only a few places in the U.S. can you find a large dedicated farming space right within a sprawling urban area, such as Ardenwood historic park, featuring the historic Perry Farms, in Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The October Pumpkin fest leading up to Halloween attracts many families.
South of San Francisco there are many special beaches to enjoy while driving on Highway 1. Consider Montara, Fitzgerald, Ano Nuevo, Waddell, Capitola, and Carmel River Beach.
The clear light of autumn and spring entice the connoisseur to beaches on the coast north and south of San Francisco. However, some beach fans will prefer the pensive fog of summer or the raging storms of winter. Here are some of the best beaches going north from San Francisco, from Limantour in Point Reyes to Manchester near Point Arena.
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