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Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, California is a public university with about 750 academic staff and nearly 15000 students. The university is known for its solar power projects and its quest for green power to meet its electricity requirements. In addition to 52 undergraduate and 39 graduate programs, it also provides teacher education programs.
This national park is the preserved home of one of the United States' most famous naturalists and conservationists, John Muir. Muir, who passed away in 1914, founded the Sierra Club and is considered the father of the National Parks system. The site consists of Muir's 17-room Victorian mansion and surrounding fruit ranch, his gravesite, the Martinez Adobe, and the recently added Mount Wanda area that features the John Muir Nature Trail. Take the self-guided tour of the grounds. There are special events around Christmas and on John Muir's birthday, April 21.
South Bay Fusion is a dance organization and this friendly hangout offers workshops for all ages in blues fusion dance which combines styles of Argentine Tango, Slow Lindy, and West Coast Swing. They have courses for all levels right from beginners to professional. They have dance socials and gatherings where you can show your recently learnt moves. All in all, South Bay Fusion provides a great space to spend an evening dancing to the blues.
Poplar Beach is one of the most prominent beaches in Half Moon Bay, offering the best of the sunny Californian lifestyle. Take a stroll along the soft golden sands, admire the deep blue waters of the majestic sea, or take your dog out for a walk, there is plenty to do at this beach. Poplar also allows horses on the property, making it one of the few animal-friendly beaches in the area.
Housed in a historic building dating back to 1910, the San Mateo County Historical Museum is a community museum that documents the history of the city of San Mateo and the surrounding region. Visitors to the museum can browse through video projections, photographs and artifacts that not only offer information about the city’s past but also make you feel like you have stepped back in time. This museum also houses a room that hosts temporary exhibitions usually pertaining to obscure slices of local history. If you wish to learn more about the history of San Mateo and the surrounding region, then a visit to the San Mateo County Historical Museum will not let you down.