July 06, 2012 by Elizabeth Laubach
From afar, this windswept island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay appears so rugged that you'd expect to find only century plans and eucalyptus. But Alcatraz is alive with color.
June 15, 2012 by Elizabeth Laubach
Locals to the Bay Area often don’t think for a moment about the hazards of ticks when exploring nature. But maybe they should. Ticks carry Lyme disease, a debilitating condition caused by a bacterial infection ticks pick up from biting deer and mice. “If you don’t mind looking like a nerd, tuck pants into socks,” said a UC Berkeley entomologist.