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From mortuary to music venue: Is The Chapel haunted?

Oct 31, 2018
Nathan Bennett / Courtesy of The Chapel

In the late 1800s, San Francisco started to get crowded. To make more room, the city outlawed burials, and it moved all of its cemeteries south, to Colma. The business of funerals, however, stayed in San Francisco. The Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the Mission on its way to Colma and new mortuaries started opening up along Valencia Street. Including in the building that’s now The Chapel.

From gold rush to ghost town: A trip to Port Costa

Oct 30, 2018
Devin Earthman

Thirty miles northeast of Oakland, just across the Carquinez Strait from Benicia sits the town of Port Costa. It was built just after the Gold Rush as a ferry landing for the busy Central Pacific Railroad. But trucking made both ferries and railroads unnecessary, and things slowed down in Port Costa.

A visit to the haunted USS Hornet in Alameda

Oct 29, 2018
Zoë Ferrigno / KALW News

A visit to the USS Hornet in Alameda is like taking a trip back in time. The ship served in both World War II and Vietnam, and it famously recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts from the Pacific after the 1969 moon landing.

Artwork by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins

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