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Celebrate spring with a tour of San Francisco's garden blooms

Spring in San Francisco is more a change in attitude than solar inclinations. With the average temperature hovering around 60 degrees year-round, extremes of hot and cold are rare. As Goldilocks said to the three bears, "it's just right" hereabouts. And the sublime rise of San Francisco springtime is an ideal time to experience the city's perennial favorites in greenery scenery.

San Francisco Rising: Celebrating the Great Quake

The story is familiar to every school child in the San Francisco Bay Area. On April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m. the city of San Francisco and the surrounding countryside were shaken by a powerful earthquake. Buildings toppled, streets buckled, and a train was thrown from its tracks. Fires quickly broke out, and the ensuing conflagration grew into a firestorm that destroyed much of the city, killed thousands of people, displaced tens of thousands more, and dramatically altered the lives of Northern Californians.

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