The Industry in Marin County

Evan Keene, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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Mark Essman knows Marin like the back of his hand. He has been working in the tourism industry for almost 30 years, and he loves helping people enjoy their visit to Marin.   Essman describes Marin as “the little dog...

A Local’s Perspective

Evan Keene, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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For Jack Birmingham, tourism is everywhere. Living in North Beach, he is surrounded by some of San Francisco’s top attractions, and they are impossible to escape from. Every day is filled with sightseeing. However, the type ...

Going beyond Berkeley

Matisse Schafer, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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Built in 1914, Sather Tower stands in the center of the UC Berkeley campus, holding the title of the third-tallest bell-and-clock-tower in the world. Considering the fact that of Cal’s undergraduate population, 13 percent are inte...

A Pleasant Visit

Evan Keene, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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  Sofia Muller wishes she could stay for a bit longer. Muller is from Berlin, Germany, and she came to the Bay Area to visit her brother working in Silicon Valley. Her brother showed her all around Palo Alto before the...

The Appeal of San Francisco

Evan Keene, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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  Joanna Zhang has no qualms with being a tourist. She sees no problem with enjoying all that San Francisco has to offer, and her favorite spots are Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building, and Union Square. Even af...

All Around the World

Evan Keene, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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Henrick Hervall has seen, and done, it all. Born and raised in Sweden, Hervall officially became a travel agent at the young age of 23 when he purchased Skytours San Francisco. He is now the President of Redwood Skytours, a name that g...

Tourist turns local

Matisse Schafer, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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  Not far from the Four Season’s hotel resides Natasha Azancot, a mother of three teenage girls who has been a resident of the San Francisco area for over 15 years. Living atop Potrero hill, Azancot has the benefit o...

Tourism reach limited in suburbs

Matisse Schafer, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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For Bay Area citizens like Tina Gibson, the topic of tourism is quite unfamiliar. Being occupied as a small store retailer and living in the suburbs in San Rafael, Gibson manages to disconnect from the seemingly unavoidable realm...

Uber cool driver Garick Grant

Matisse Schafer, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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After a shivering six-minute wait in the city’s crisp, unforgiving weather, my Uber arrived. My driver, Garick Grant, is a resident of the East Bay and has been a Bay Area resident for a decade now. Grant, just like Natasha Azanco...

A visitor’s world: Tourism in the Bay Area

Evan Keene & Matisse Schäfer, Staff Writers

May 23, 2017

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The appeal of Bay Area culture and aesthetic draws in an estimated 25 million tourists annually, making it one of the top travel destinations in California. Oftentimes tourists carry a negative connotation to locals, and they are categorized as a ...

Tony Dipaula on Sacrifice

Justin Scheer, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

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“Where can I play? Is the sidewalk okay?” Tony Dipaula asks a San Rafael police officer as he packs his guitar and prepares to leave. “Nowhere where I can hear you,” the officer responds. As I watch the scene unfold, I ...