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Exploring the East Bay; the ghosts of old coal miners haunt Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve north of Mt. Diablo

Ghosts of old coal miners haunt the East Bay foothills! From the 1850s to early 1900s, the largest coal mining area in California was the Black Diamond Mines District just northeast of Mount Diablo. The almost 4 million tons of coal (“black diamonds”) were the product of over 900 miners, many of them immigrants from […]

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Safe bicycle riding in Stockton and San Joaquin County (Bike Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 27)

  Riders, young and old, prepare for fun cylcing at UOP last year. Three women prepare for the 2013 San Joaquin Bike Fest. An estimated 2/3s of our county residents have one or more bikes stored at home.  Many are dusty and in disuse; why, you might wonder?  The biggest concern in a recent poll […]

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Stockton by bicycle…San Joaquin Bike Fest is coming Sept. 27!

Bikes and bikers of all types gathered at UOP in 2013! Family cyclists prepare to depart the UOP campus in 2013. Stockton by bicycle…flat, sunny, tour-worthy!  A special event comes, end of September, for folks don’t know where to go to safely and scenically bicycle! Stockton offers many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, very few hills, […]

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San Francisco waterfront by bicycle (or, foot, trolley) from AT&T Park to Golden Gate Bridge

USS Pampanito, World War II fleet submarine, on display at Fisherman’s Wharf. Cyclist peddles past the Ferry Building, on well-marked bright green bike lane separating her from traffic on the Embarcadeo. Cable car at the foot of Hyde Street, just a block up the hill from the Hyde Street Pier! The Balclutha, historic 1886 three-masted […]

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