Nov 29, 2019

Golden Gate National Parks Special

Celebrating the history, legacy and future of America’s most visited national park.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Marin Parks Fire Strategy

    Explore some of Marin County’s magnificent parks and open spaces and see how they are being carefully managed to minimize risks of fire.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    NASA Ames Employee Shares Story About Shirley Temple's Crab Cakes

    Jack Boyd, one of the longest-serving NASA Ames employees, didn’t get that prom date with Shirley Temple as a teenager. However, he did get a good consolation prize decades later: Shirley Temple’s secret crab cake recipe with a personal note.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    SF Bay Trail Essay

    Doug shares his thoughts about the value of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    SF Bay Trail Walkers

    Meet two people who have walked the entire San Francisco Bay Trail and know it very well.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    SF Bay Trail's Northern Tour

    We’ll discover some fascinating northern sections of the San Francisco Bay Trail that is now 356 miles long and growing every year.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    SF Bay Trail's 30 Year Legacy and Southern Tour

    We’ll circle San Francisco Bay to explore one of the greatest recreational treasures in northern California, the San Francisco Bay Trail.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    East Bay Regional Parks Essay

    Doug McConnell’s thoughts on the legacy and value of the East Bay Regional Park District.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    East Bay Regional Parks Future

    We’ll discover how the District is taking parks to the people and planning for its next 85 years as our population grows and the climate heats up.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    East Bay Regional Parks For All

    We’ll hike in an East Bay Regional Park with people from many cultures to see that everyone has equal access to these public treasures.

  • east bay regional park district Jun 28, 2019

    East Bay Regional Parks 85 Year Legacy

    Celebrate the 85th anniversary of the birth of the East Bay Regional Park District, now the largest local park system in America.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Doug's Midpen Essay

    Doug’s thoughts on the contributions of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space and the value of taxpayers’ support.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Midpen Public Support

    We are inspired by public support for parks and preserves in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties and witness residents’ tax dollars at work.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Managing Fire in Midpeninsula Regional Open Space

    Discover how the Midpen is managing public land in the backyards of millions to be resilient to threats of fire in our warming and swiftly changing climate.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve Opening

    We’ll explore a brand new public open space in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Tips to Make Your Next Party Instagramable

    If a party happens and no one puts it on Instagram did it really happen?

  • May 14, 2019

    Sonoma Ag + Open Space Essay

    Doug’s thoughts on the important work of the Sonoma Ag + Open Space District.

  • May 14, 2019

    Linda Hopkins Interview

    The importance of protecting Sonoma’s magnificent natural environments and preserving many farms and ranches around the county.

  • May 14, 2019

    Open Field Farms

    Spend time on a family farm growing organic food and community connections to the land.

  • May 14, 2019

    Sonoma Ag + Open Space Legacy

    Discover the immense and inspiring legacy of the Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Climate Change Essay

    Doug’s thoughts on climate change.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Connecting Communities with Nature

    Discover new open space, agriculture and conservation opportunities for people of all ages and financial capacities in the midst of Santa Clara Valley’s biggest cities.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Coyote Valley Protects Our Quality of Life

    We’ll explore a historic and beautiful valley near San Jose whose soils, water, and wildlife hold important keys to the quality of life in the megalopolis nearby as populations grow and the climate warms up.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Save Mount Diablo Conservation Collaborative

    We’ll follow young people on an innovative adventure in the outdoors as they unplug from technology and their busy fast-paced world to connect deeply with nature in ways that may change and enhance their lives forever.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Ohlone Culture Lives

    Doug’s thoughts about the importance of understanding the history and legacy of the Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail

    We’ll learn about the long and sophisticated cultures of the Ohlone who welcomed the first visitors but were devastated and nearly eradicated by immigrants who soon followed and stayed.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge

    We’ll climb a high ridge above Pacifica and San Bruno where the Bay was first spotted by the Spanish expedition.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Portola Expedition Anniversary

    We’ll follow the route of the first Europeans to lay eyes on San Francisco Bay 250 years ago this November.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Honoring Public Servants

    Doug’s thoughts on the importance of those who protect our public lands.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Seth Adams Interview – Save Mount Diablo

    Be inspired by the promise of a magnificent trail we may be able to follow in the near future from an iconic summit to a famous shoreline in Contra Costa County.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Painted Rock

    We’ll discover a brand new open space gem rising high above a lucky East Bay community.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Manzanar National Historic Site

    We explore Manzanar National Historic Site on the east side of the dramatic Sierra Nevada. During World War II, 10,000 Japanese-Americans and people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in Manzanar beneath guard towers and behind barbed wire simply because of their race and ethnic heritage.

  • Jun 3, 2019

    Culture of Hip Hop

    In this installment of our award-winning documentary series, we take a look at how hip hop changed the Bay Area. The sound consists of a little funk, a lot of heavy bass and people want to get up and dance. Bay Area hip hop’s moment started 40 years ago with fiercely independent artists who created their own sound and set...

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Restoration Essay

    Doug McConnell’s thoughts on ecological restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Jobs in Restoration

    Find out about job opportunities in the booming business of ecological restoration.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    San Francisco Bay Restoration

    The Bay Area and Northern California are the epicenters of ecological restoration in the nation.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Bay Area Ridge Trail Essay

    Doug wishes a happy 30th birthday to the Bay Area Ridge Trail……..the high road around the bay.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    John Muir Land Trust Interview

    Celebrate three decades of preserving land for nature and all of us in John Muir’s backyard.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Vine Trail of Napa Valley

    Journey from Vallejo to Calistoga on the new and ever-growing Vine Trail of Napa Valley.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Napa Skyline Park

    Discover the recreational delights and natural wonders of Skyline Wilderness Park soaring high above the city of Napa.

  • Nov 4, 2020

    Behind the Stream: LifeWithLaughs

    Get a taste of what it’s like to play video games for a living! Shahmeen Kasim, aka @LifeWithLaughs, reveals what it takes to be a professional live streamer on Twitch. Simply put, she does what she loves to do — mostly gaming and crafting — with a live community directly over the internet.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Sonoma Land Trust Essay

    Doug McConnell’s thoughts on the mission, value and legacy of the Sonoma Land Trust.

  • Bay Area Revelations Mar 19, 2019

    The Evolution of Video Games in the Bay Area

    In this installment of our award-winning documentary series, we take a look at the history and evolution of video games here in the Bay Area. Hear the untold stories from the pioneers- engineers, designers, producers and professional gamers – who made an impact on the video game industry.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Teens Share on ‘TODAY' What It's Like to Date in the Digital Age

    Turns out, it’s not easy navigating young love, especially with the added complications brought on by social media. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz sits down with a group of young guys to talk about how technology has turned dating upside down.

  • San Francisco Sep 26, 2018

    Bay Area Revelations: Sexual Revolutionaries

    Join us Saturday, September 29th at 10 p.m. for our newest installment of “Bay Area Revelations: Sexual Revolutionaries.” In this one-hour prime time special, we’ll profile how business owners, an activist and a musician challenged the traditional code of behavior to be a part of a sexual revolution.

  • Aug 2, 2018

    Marty Griffin's Legacy

    Meet Marty Griffin, one of my personal heroes and one of Marin’s living legends of conservation.

  • Aug 2, 2018

    Giacomini Wetlands

    Celebrate the 10th birthday of a restored marshland in Marin teeming with wildlife on the wing and in the water.

  • Aug 2, 2018

    Marin Agricultural Land Trust

    Meet a farming family that continues its cherished way of life and provides us delicious products we can all enjoy.

  • Aug 2, 2018

    Marin County Parks

    Explore Marin County’s magnificent parks and agricultural lands saved against long odds from the crush of urban development after World War II.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Yosemite Essay

    Doug’s thoughts on the value of Yosemite National Park.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Yosemite Adventures

    Get a taste of outdoor adventures in Yosemite… accessible to us all.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Yosemite Bears

    Follow park rangers in Yosemite Valley monitoring the behaviors of bears and people to make sure the bears stay wild and everyone stays safe.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Yosemite Mariposa Grove

    Journey to the first nationally protected lands in our country’s history, Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, both preserved in perpetuity by Abraham Lincoln more than 150 years ago.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Death Valley-Dunes-Ryan Christensen

    Explore Death Valley’s spectacular dunes with filmmaker Ryan Christensen.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Fund For People In Parks

    Meet a non-profit organization supporting National Parks in the West.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Death Valley-Dante's View

    Discover one of the newest and grandest scenic overlooks on earth and see some of Death Valley’s vast garden of geological and ecological delights.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Death Valley-Valley of Wonder

    Explore the wild wonders of the largest National Park in the lower 48 states, Death Valley.

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Moraga Hills-Carr Ranch

    We shine a light on gorgeous land being saved for nature and us in Alameda County.

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Santa Clara Valley Wildlife

    Learn the latest about how wildlife is flourishing in a valley right next to San Jose.

  • Jun 22, 2018

    SCV Open Space Authority at 25

    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of an admired public agency protecting open space in and around Santa Clara Valley.

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Napa Parks Fire

    Explore wild and historic lands in the hills above Napa Valley, burned by devastating fires in the fall of 2017.

  • Jun 16, 2018

    Champions of Baseball

    Our Emmy-award winning documentary series presents “Champions of Baseball” on Friday, June 15th. Players from the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s will share their untold stories both on and off the field. See and hear the moments that made them champions in the Bay Area.

  • May 1, 2018

    Marin County Bike Commuter of the Year

    Bike to Work Day is just around the corner on Thursday, May 10! Bay Area Bike to Work Day (BTWD) organizers named the winners of the 2018 Bike Commuter of the Year awards. Given to individuals for inspiring bicycling in their communities, the Bike Commuter of the Year award recognizes a winner from each of the nine San Francisco Bay…

  • Apr 30, 2018

    Greg Moore

    A salute to a champion of parks by the Golden Gate.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    Muir Beach Wildlife

    Salmon, turtles and other wildlife are returning home to Muir Beach in Marin.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    John Muir's Vision

    Follow the footsteps of John Muir into his East Bay backyard wilderness to see a landscape he loved and be inspired by a vision for its future true to his legacy of conservation.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    Sonoma Fire Lessons

    Explore protected lands in Sonoma County burned in the massive fires of 2017 to see how nature’s recovering and learn lessons she has to teach about reducing risks to fire in the years ahead.

  • Apr 20, 2018

    Seth Adams

    Celebrate the success of Seth Adams, a long-time champion of conservation in the East Bay.

  • Apr 20, 2018

    One Tam Wildlife

    Be amazed by new wildlife discoveries on and around Marin’s Mt. Tamalpais.

  • Apr 20, 2018

    A Vision for Mount Diablo

    Explore eastern Contra Costa County, one of the fastest growing regions in the bay area, and encounter significant land use choices facing people there and statewide that will affect the future of parks and open spaces in Contra Costa for generations to come.

  • Apr 20, 2018

    Bear Creek Redwoods

    We’ll get a sneak preview of a new preserve opening to the public in the spring of 2019… nearly 1500 acres of diverse natural beauty and surprising chapters of California’s history, Bear Creek Redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains near Los Gatos.

  • Apr 3, 2018

    Regional Parks Foundation Legacy

    Discover the long and successful legacy of one of the oldest non-profit park partners in the nation, the Regional Parks Foundation.

  • Apr 3, 2018

    San Bruno Mountain

    Explore a mountain all of us have seen but few of us know anything about.

  • Apr 2, 2018

    East Bay Water Trails

    Discover places to follow a trail in the water in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

  • Apr 2, 2018

    Support for Public Lands

    The future of our parks and open spaces rests in our hands.

  • Mar 19, 2018

    Parks and Open Space Public Servants

    Let’s give a nod of thanks to the many unsung public servants who quietly care for our public parks and open spaces.

  • Mar 19, 2018

    SF Bay Trail-Ridge Trail

    Discover two world-class trails soon to surround the Bay along its shoreline and on ridge lines all around.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    Carquinez Scenic Loop

    Follow trails by the Bay… across busy bridges… and on hills high above as we circumnavigate the fabled Carquinez Strait on a scenic loop packed with grand vistas and living history.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    La Honda Open Space Preserve

    Discover a brand new open space preserve near La Honda in the Santa Cruz mountains just a few miles west of Silicon Valley… and a century back in time.

  • Sep 7, 2018

    Jenner Headlands – Pole Mountain

    Explore the gorgeous, rugged and historic coast of northern Sonoma County… climbing on new trails from the sea to the sky.

  • marijuana Nov 10, 2017

    Cannabis Rush: Marijuana's Story in California

    Our Emmy-award winning documentary series “Bay Area Revelations” presents “Cannabis Rush” in December. The one-hour prime time special takes a look at the evolution and history of pot culture in the Bay Area.

  • NBC Aug 7, 2017

    Would-Be Armed Robber Shot By Store Owner

    A recent robbery attempt in a Detroit gas station backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with, NBC affiliate WDIV reports.

  • Bay Area Aug 25, 2017

    War, Protest & Prosperity: How the Military Created the Modern Bay Area

    NBC Bay Area’s Emmy-award winning documentary series, “Bay Area Revelations”, presents “War, Protest and Prosperity” in September. The one hour special will take a look at how the Bay Area became one of the biggest war machines and the heart of the anti-war movement.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Outdoor Afro with Rue Mapp

    Meet an inspiring woman guiding African-Americans of all ages in search of health, healing and community in our parks and open spaces.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Economic Value of Parks

    We’ll discover that our vast networks of public parks and open spaces are more than just pretty places.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Coyote Valley Wildlife Corridor

    We’ll explore what some call the last chance valley just south of San Jose.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Marin County Parks

    Visit a few of the diverse delights of Marin County’s parks and open spaces.

  • Aug 19

    San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip

    Las Vegas taxi driver Pedro Hahamian says he doesn’t normally share his personal struggles with passengers, but the one he picked up two weeks ago was different. He had no idea how different that ride would be.

  • Peninsula Open Space Trust Jan 26, 2019

    Climbing Mindego Hill

    We’ll climb to the summit of Mindego Hill, part of a new preserve that’s opening to the public in early 2016. Along the way, we’ll find out about the preserve’s rich human and natural history and why cattle will continue to graze on this old ranch.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Marin City Parks and Trails

    Visit Marin City and meet people committed to improving the health and well being of all the community’s residents in part through exercise outdoors in public parks and open spaces.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Tom Killion's Woodcut Masterpieces

    Be absolutely amazed by the unique and magnificent creations of famed woodcut print artist, Tom Killion.

  • Sep 7, 2017

    Treasures of Our Public Lands

    A personal essay about the OpenRoad team’s passion for our unique legacy of parks and open spaces here in the Bay Area and northern California.

  • Sonoma County Feb 14, 2019

    Sonoma Baylands Restoration

    Watch nature begin to reclaim her ancient home as a levee more than a century old is breached and water from San Pablo Bay rushes in to form a brand new tidal wetland on a thousand acres of what had been a dry land farm.

  • Aug 22, 2017

    Kris Sanchez

    Kris Sanchez anchors weekend morning newscasts and reports for NBC Bay Area

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