When leopard sharks are seen cruising a former cow pasture or a bald eagle dives down to pluck a fat fish from a former dump site, environmentalists are inclined to feel optimistic.
From Petaluma to Point Reyes, Northern California Cheese shops have more artisanal cheese products than anywhere else in the country.
A tourist trade has risen up around Northern California chocolate from Monterey to Sonoma.
North of the Golden Gate, in the hills and wetlands stretching up along the coast, is a spattering of abandoned bunkers and secret tunnels dating back to 1893.
Tie-dye has become a standing symbol of the hippie mentality that flourished in the Northern California in the late 1960’s.
When it’s time to rest, they wrap themselves in kelp to keep from floating away, before pulling their paws up under their chins to sleep in a posture that is undeniably cute.