Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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At Carquinez Strait

Whenever I get the chance to travel between Sacramento and San Francisco on the train, I can never resist taking pictures out the window — especially where the tracks run along the shoreline of Suisun and San Pablo bays. There’s usually something interesting to see!

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