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John Dorrance is an interpretive specialist with Santa Clara County Parks and freelance journalist. He is now testing his recently purchased electric bicycle on many Bay Area bike trails."Transit to Trails" was produced in partnership with the Bay Area Open Space Council.Publication and distribution of “Transit to Trails” was sponsored by:511.orgBay Area Air Quality Management DistrictCoastal ConservancyEast Bay Regional Park DistrictMetropolitan Transportation CommissionSan Francisco MUNISonoma County Agricultural Perservation and Open Space DistrictSave Mount DiabloTransForm

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A Bayshore Getaway in Silicon Valley

April 01, 2009 by John Dorrance

Stevens Creek is a 20-mile stream that originates on Black Mountain at the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains before cutting through the heart of Silicon Valley and out into San Francisco Bay. Eventually, the Stevens Creek Trail will run the entire length of the stream. But you can check it out now…

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Legacy of the Red Ore

January 01, 2002 by John Dorrance

Numerous animals make their homes in burrows in the hills of this Santa Clara County park, but none dig as deep as the miners who hauled mercury-laden ore out of the ground for 125 years.

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