San Francisco

Reedy Press

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Ruth Carlson, author of the newly released book, Secret San Francisco: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

Ann Hilton

Join Spud Hilton, former San Francisco Chronicle travel editor, as he rediscovers his hometown. Hilton shares insights about the city’s fabled Union Square—the heart of San Francisco since the Gold Rush days. 

Courtesy of Hilton Union Square San Francisco

Correspondent Tom Wilmer discovers why the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco was proclaimed as the best place to work in the Bay Area. Wilmer visits with Michael Dunne, area vice president of Hilton Hotels & Resorts; Nora Johnson, front desk training supervisor (celebrating her 47th year with Hilton); and John Bernier, area director of human resources.

California Air Resources Board

What better way to decompress from a stressful federal government job than by trekking 2,600 miles on foot from Mexico to Canada?

That’s what Jared Blumenfeld, the new head of the California Environmental Protection Agency, did three years ago, setting out on the arduous and beloved Pacific Crest Trail that traces California’s searing deserts, rugged mountains and sparkling coastline. Turns out the dust on his boots afforded him just the perspective he needed to take on the job Gov. Gavin Newsom gave him in January.

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What will California's climate feel like in 60 years? For many urban areas, possibly just like much warmer and drier areas of Mexico. That’s according to a new interactive map based on global climate data released this week, which features several Central Coast cities.

Courtesy Spud Hilton

Spud Hilton is a former travel editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Hilton as he talks about experiencing the legendary Tenderloin District.

Urban Tavern culinary offering
Urban Tavern San Francisco Union Square

Join Chef Michael Vaughn at Urban Tavern in Union Square San Francisco. Chef Vaughn shares his passionate quest to push the envelope of sustainable sourcing and kitchen practices.

The Hilton Hotel Union Square San Francisco's Cityscape bar on the 46th floor offers panoramic vistas of the City
Thomas Wilmer

  Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square promotes their surgical location in the heart of the City, the 46th-floor sky high Cityscape bar, and extensive meeting facilities--but the Hilton’s longtime engagement with community non-profit organizations most often goes on unnoticed. 

WWII troop transport birthed and open to the public at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
THOMAS WILMER

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the City’s iconic destinations for tourists from around the world, along with Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square and Coit Tower. Join Tom Wilmer in San Francisco for a visit with Rachel Brown, Marketing and Communications Director for the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District.

Barry Stenger, Executive Director St. Anthony's San Francisco
St. Anthony's Foundation

Barry Stenger, Executive Director of St. Anthony’s Foundation, founded by the Franciscan Order in San Francisco 66 years ago to assist the needs of the homeless and low income citizens.

Stenger talks about the quarter century partnership with Hilton San Francisco Union Square to help the homeless and underserved.

Jo Locata, has worked fulltime at the Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square for the past two decades as the hotel’s fulltime Community Projects Manager. 

Adventure Hornblower at San Diego
Thomas Wilmer

Terry MacRae started his professional life journey at Cal Poly State University. MacRae eventually grew a two-man Berkeley yacht operation to eventually become one of America’ s foremost operators of cruise vessels that today comprises of a fleet of more than 70 Hornblower Cruise vessels. 

Michael Bongiorni, President of non-profit SCRAP in San Francisco
SCRAP

When SCRAP was formed 40 years ago, it was America’s first creative reuse center. San Francisco based, SCRAP (Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts) assists teachers by providing free and low cost supplies. Through donations of reusable art supplies, each year more than 200 tons of materials are diverted from landfills.

Ritz Carlton

Sometimes, even though a chef has earned their place among the world's finest culinary artists, a handful remain humble, with an innocence and unflagging sense of discovery. And this is exactly the case with Michael Rotondo, Chef de Cuisine at San Francisco’s Parrallel 37, the Ritz Carlton’s award-winning restaurant.