In the mansion

The Crocker in downtown Sacramento is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River, founded in 1885. Although it now has a large modern building, the original mansion is still very much a part of the museum — and probably still my favorite part. Advertisements

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Transit Center

San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center officially opened in the late summer of 2018 — but only six weeks later it was shut down again, due to the discovery of cracks in the structural steel girders. Although I’d already seen the exterior on previous visits to the city, I finally got a chance to explore the inside this past August. I […]

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Memorial trail

On Saturday morning I was on my way to Lands End in San Francisco, riding a Muni bus westbound along Geary Boulevard; I had made this trip before and I fully expected the bus would drop me off at Point Lobos and 48th Street, not too far from the Cliff House. But for whatever reason, this particular bus made a […]

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Anderson Marsh farm

It wasn’t all that long ago when I featured Huell Howser’s visit to the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park as my Wednesday post; at that time I mentioned it was on my list of places I definitely wanted to see for myself. Well, I finally got my chance last week! I actually visited the park on two separate days because […]

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