Eric Simons

Eric Simons is the digital editor at Bay Nature and author of The Secret Lives of Sports Fans and Darwin Slept Here.
San Francisco in the rain

Why October Rain Matters

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Major October rain is in the forecast for the first time in five years. As they say in sports, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

joaquin murieta painting by Charles Christian Nahl

The Celebrated Joaquín Murieta

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It’s a true crime story set in the early days of California statehood, with themes of racism, colonialism, and the legitimacy of state violence. Do more people need to know about The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta?

san francisco in 1851

What a City Can Do for Nature

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In the early 1990s, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service reviewed the status of a rare coastal sand dune plant called the San Francisco lessingia, which grows only in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. The background the service … Read more