Articles By: Judy Clement Wall

STAFF WRITER Judy Clement Wall is a writer/artist who lives, works and plays in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s in love with the California coast; everything from combing the beaches of San Diego to hiking the coastal trails of Humboldt County. Her story Lands End Trail, San Francisco captures that part of her spirit, while her piece on The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo reveals her willingness to cover stories that might grow on her as they unfold. You can read more of Judy’s writing at JudyClementWall.com, and see her life-celebrating art in her Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/JudyClementWall).

My San Francisco Christmas

My San Francisco Christmas
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. DESPITE ALL THE Decembers I’ve lived through, the month always comes upon me suddenly. I know it comes right after November every single year, but I’m never ready for it. And while I love Christmas it has a tendency...
December 29th, 2011 | SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. OVER THE Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I headed back up to Mt. Diablo to see if I could get some pictures of the breathtaking view that was less than breathtaking last time I visited. (See Rock City and The Legendary View...
December 6th, 2011 | ★ Rewind 3, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Adventures in Sausalito, California

Adventures in Sausalito, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. NOT LONG AGO, I heard Neil Gaiman read a story about adventure. Actually, he read a piece about wanting to write a story about adventure. His wife laughed at his wild ideas about including aliens and pirates and duels and...
October 26th, 2011 | Interesting Towns, OUTDOORS EATING, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. I’VE BEEN PUZZLING over what to say about Arcata, California, which is where I’ve stayed both times I visited Humboldt County, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. I could call it a university town and that would...
August 26th, 2011 | Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Hiking Trails of Humboldt, California

Hiking Trails of Humboldt, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. WHENEVER I VISIT Humboldt, California, almost 275 miles north of San Francisco, I think this: Do people who live here walk around constantly stunned by the beauty that surrounds them? When they’re stressed, do they simply...
August 10th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo

The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo
Story by guest blogger Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. My town just held its annual rodeo for the 93rd time. It’s a big deal around here, as you might expect a 93-year-old event to be. I’m not really the rodeo type, so although I’ve lived here for the last eighteen years,...
June 25th, 2011 | Critters & Wildlife, GUEST BLOGGERS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, USA MAINLAND | Read More