Fire works

I was able to get extremely close to the fire apparatus in the Angels Camp Museum both last summer and in September 2018; by contrast, on my visit to Auburn’s historic red-and-white-striped firehouse, I found everything locked up tight. I shot my photos of the horseless carriage through the windows. Finally, a wire screen protected the entrance to the old […]

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Seen at Building F

Every time I find myself wandering the grounds of Denio’s market in Roseville, I realize it’s a very good thing that we live in a small house — one that’s already pretty well packed with mementos of our lives. If I had space for even just a few of the cool items I see for sale during the weekends, I […]

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Big Break

The area around Big Break Regional Shoreline, just east of Antioch on the San Joaquin River, looks to have been a very busy place in the past — rusted machine parts and abandoned boats lie scattered about, faint reminders of days gone by. Nowadays, this part of the shore has been dedicated to restoration and preservation of habitat that welcomes […]

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Yolo wetlands

In my lifetime, I’ve crossed and recrossed the Yolo Causeway many, many times. But last week was the first time I actually stopped to explore the surrounding wetlands, now designated as the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area. I wasn’t precisely sure what to expect when Google told me I had arrived at my destination — and I’ll admit I was […]

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