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Babe Ruth Baseball Field
At Somersville Rd & 6th St in Antioch.

Baby Bottle Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Flows northward from San Pablo Ridge into south end of San Pablo Reservoir.

Baby Bottle Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands, extending from Inspiration Point to El Toyonal Rd.

Baby Bottle Trail
Corresponds to parts of Upper Horse Trail, Pipeline Trail, and Baby Bottle Road.

Baccharis Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Multiuse trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Back Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Flows from northwestern end of Bald Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park north into Donner Creek just inside the Clayton city limits.

Back Creek Road
Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Fire road and multiuse trail extending from Regency Dr in Clayton south along Back Creek into Mt. Diablo State Park, and then heading northwest over ridge to Mitchell Creek.

Back Creek Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Hiking trail extending up Back Creek from the point where Back Creek Rd doubles back up the hill, eventually climbing the west side of the valley to join Meridian Ridge Rd near Murchio Gap.

Backpack Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness leading from Camp Ohlone Rd to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and the backpack campsites clustered nearby.

Bacon Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Delta island, protected by levees, in western San Joaquin County between Old River and Middle River.
Access from Hwy 4 southwest of Stockton by Lower Jones Rd and Bacon Island Rd.

Baden Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Flows from San Pablo Ridge just south of Inspiration Point down into San Pablo Reservoir.

Badger Cove
Long narrow flooded streamvalley in Lake Del Valle northeast of Venados Camp.

Baer
See Max Baer Park.

Balancing Rock
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-7.
Near Knobcone Point in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access by Knobcone Point Rd.

Bald Ridge
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4,5.
Extends northwest from Mt. Diablo to Eagle Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Bald Ridge Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4,5.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending along Bald Ridge from Prospectors Gap to Meridian Ridge Rd.

Baldwin
See John Baldwin School, John F Baldwin Park.

Ballena Bay
Just west of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, sheltered from San Francisco Bay by Ballena Isle.

Ballena Bay Yacht Club
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-2292.   http://www.bbyc.org/

Ballena Bay Yacht Harbor
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-5528.

Ballena Isle
Island created by landfill at the southwestern corner of Alameda to shelter the yacht harbor of Ballena Bay. Also has an office complex.

Ballena Isle Marina
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-5528 or (800) 675-7547.   http://www.ballenaisle.com/

Bancroft Elementary School
Public elementary school in Walnut Creek.
2200 Parrish Dr, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 933-3405.
Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

Bancroft Library
Library on campus of University of California - Berkeley specializing in California history and rare books and manuscripts.
University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720-6000.  Tel: (510) 642-6481 (reference desk) or (510) 642-3781 (administrative office).   http://library.berkeley.edu/BANC/

Bancroft Middle School
Public middle school in San Leandro.
1150 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3560.   http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/bancroft/bancroft.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

Banks
See Harvey O. Banks Delta Pumping Plant.

Barbara Price Marina Park
Antioch city park on San Joaquin River at L St & 1st St.

Barbeque Terrace Horse Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6  and  B-10 (inset).
Reservable group camp in Mt. Diablo State Park outfitted for equestrian groups.
Access by road from South Gate Rd not far south of Park Headquarters.

Barbeque Terrace Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park extending from Wall Point Rd to Barbeque Terrace Horse Camp.

Barnard-White Middle School
Public middle school (5-8) in Union City.
725 Whipple Rd, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 471-5363.   http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Barnard/bwhite.html
New Haven Unified School District.

Barn Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Flows from San Pablo Ridge northeast into southern tip of San Pablo Reservoir.

Bar-X Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-2.
Flows south from unlabeled ridge between Pinole Ridge and Franklin Ridge into Pinole Creek about 2.5 miles east of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd & Castro Ranch Rd.

Bar-X Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-1,2.
Unpaved fire road & hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands in Contra Costa County.
Extends from Alhambra Valley Rd north to ridgetop and loops back down in the valley of Bar-X Creek to connect with Pereira Rd just north of its intersection with Alhambra Valley Rd.
The portion from ridgetop connection with Ridge Rd down Bar-X Creek is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Bass Cove
(1) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Northern arm of Lake Chabot in valley of Grass Valley Creek.
(2)
Reservable picnic site in Don Castro Regional Recreation Area.

Bass Cove Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail on northwest shore of Lake Chabot (Bass Cove), extending from West Shore Trail to junction of Goldenrod Trail and Cascade Trail.

Bateman Park
Berkeley city park at Colby St & Prince St.

Bay Area Ridge Trail
Eventually will provide hiking along ridgetops all the way around San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay.
Portions of the planned trail are already in use, and others are being added as time goes by.
The idea of this trail was proposed by William Penn Mott in the 1950s.  The council was formed in 1987 to begin the task of creating the trail.  By the mid-90s, over 150 miles of the proposed 400-mile trail were open to the public.
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, 311 California St #510, San Francisco CA 94104.  Tel: (415) 391-0697.
See Bay Area Ridge Trail by Jean Rushmore, published by Wilderness Press, which includes maps and descriptions of the trail segments, with cultural and natural history commentaries.

Bay Bridge Terminal
Port of Oakland facility (berths 8, 9, 10) just south of the Bay Bridge toll plaza, formerly used by the Oakland Army Base and now inactive.

Bay Creek Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Bayfair Mall
Shopping mall at E 14th St & Bayfair Dr in San Leandro.  Tel: (510) 357-6000.
This was the site of the Oakland Race Track in the late 1940s, served by a streetcar line running along E 14th St to the intersection of Foothill Blvd & Mission Blvd, where the Hayward Plunge was located. The streetcar line was removed when the AC Transit District was organized.

Bay Farm Island
A small, low-lying island in San Francisco Bay south of Alameda, separated from Alameda by wetlands and the San Leandro Channel, and separated from the mainland by wetlands. The original island was in the area south of Mecartney Rd. Oakland purchased almost 700 acres of wetland in 1927 for its airport (narrowly beating San Francisco to the purchase). Another large portion of the wetland is now Alameda's Chuck Corica Municipal Golf Complex, and some has been developed as a residential neighborhood of Alameda.

Bay Farm Island Bridge
Bridge carrying Hwy 61 across San Leandro Channel, connecting Otis Dr in Alameda with Doolittle Dr on Bay Farm Island (also in the city of Alameda).

Bay Farm Year Round Elementary School
Public elementary school in Alameda (on Bay Farm Island).
200 Aughinbaugh Way, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 748-4010.
Alameda Unified School District.

Bay Leaf Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Bay Trail
Eventually to be a hiking/bicycle trail circling San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay as near the shoreline as is feasible.
Parts of the trail are already in use; others are being added as time goes by.
State legislation in 1987 directed the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to begin planning this 300-mile trail, with spur trails linking it to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  Over 100 miles of the trail were open to the public by the mid-90s.
http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/baytrail/baytrail.html

Bay Trees Park
Park in eastern Castro Valley at 19855 Cull Canyon Rd, adjacent to Earl Warren Park and Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, tennis courts, handball, sand volleyball, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Bayview Circle Park
Concord city park on Bayview Cir near intersection of Hwy 4 and Port Chicago Hwy.

Bayview Elementary School
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
3001 16th St, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 237-0363.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Bay View Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Bayview Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park.
(2)
Paved multiuse trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Bay Vista
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Beach Cafe, The
Located in the Doolittle area off Doolittle Dr in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline. A favorite gathering spot for breakfast or lunch after birdwalks.

Beach View
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Beacon Harbor
On Piper Slough on east shore of Bethel Island.
3861 Willow Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2174.

Beacon School
Private nonsectarian school in Oakland for age 2.5 years through highschool: Beacon Pre-School, Beacon Kindergarten and Beacon Day School (founded 1982), Beacon High School (founded 1991). Noted for innovative programs and individualized instruction.
2101 Livingston St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 436-4466  or  (800) 463-3312.

Beaconsfield Open Space
At east end of Beaconsfield Pl in Oakland.

Bear Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-4.
Flows from Briones Regional Park into San Pablo Reservoir; dammed to create Briones Reservoir.

Bear Creek Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Extends from San Pablo Dam Rd / Camino Pablo at west edge of Orinda past Briones Reservoir and Briones Regional Park to Alhambra Valley Rd.

Bear Creek Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Western entrance to Briones Regional Park.  Parking lots, picnic facilities, restrooms, water, hiking/riding/biking trails, and trails to archery range and youth group overnight camping shelters.
Off Bear Creek Rd north of Orinda / Lafayette.

Bear Creek Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
Unpaved hiking/horse trail in Briones Regional Park, extending to meet Old San Pablo Trail west of Orinda.

Bear Gulch
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1. 
Creek originating on western slope of Mount Lewis and flowing northward, northwestward, then southwestward into Alameda Creek.

Bearinda Cove
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
On north side of Briones Reservoir.  Land access from Bear Creek Rd via Bear Oaks Dr and Bearinda Ln.

Beartrap Ridge
Short ridge extending eastward from Valpe Ridge south of Trout Creek.

Beaver Bay
Marina between Beaver Ln and Starboard Dr in Discovery Bay.

Bechtel Mini Park
Park in Hayward at 399 Ross Pl.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Behring Auto Museum
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-10.
Museum of automobiles in Blackhawk Plaza, operated by the University of California (in return for the donation of the collection by the Blackhawk developer).
3750 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-2277.

Bel Air
Shopping center at Treat Blvd & Bel Air Dr in Concord.

Bel Air Elementary School
Public elementary school in Bay Point, just north of Ambrose Park (across Hwy 4).
663 Canal Rd, Bay Point CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 458-2606.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Belgum Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Bella Vista Recreation Area
Oakland city recreation area at 2450 11th Ave.

Bella Vista Year Round School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1025 E 28th St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 879-1020.
Oakland Unified School District.

Belshaw Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
2801 Roosevelt Ln, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4140.
Antioch Unified School District.

Benicia-Martinez Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5. 
Bridge on Hwy 680 crossing Carquinez Strait / Suisun Bay boundary between Army Point in Benicia and Suisun Point just east of Martinez. Official name is George Miller Jr Bridge - named in 1975 by the California Assembly for a state legislator whose son is a member of Congress.

Bentley Elementary School
Private elementary school in Oakland.
1 Hiller Dr, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 843-2512.
Oakland Unified School District.

Bentley's Marina
See Doc's Marina.

Berean Christian High School
Private high school in Walnut Creek.
245 El Divisadero Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 945-6464.

Berkeley Adult School
Located on the former Berkeley High School West Campus.
1222 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702.  Tel: (510) 644-6130.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Aquatic Park
See Aquatic Park.

Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier School
Public elementary school in Berkeley.
1645 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 644-6225.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Community Theater
On campus of Berkeley High School.
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6893.

Berkeley High School
2246 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6120.
East Campus Continuation School Independent Study Program, 1950 Carleton St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6159.
West Campus.  Now Berkeley Adult School.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-3,4.
Ridge between East Bay shoreline and Wildcat Creek.
Grizzly Peak Blvd runs near the crest for much of its length.

Berkeley Jewish Theater
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 848-0237.

Berkeley Marina
201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 644-6376.   http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/PW/marina.html
City of Berkeley.
Properly applied to the docking facilities in the landfill area at the west end of University Ave. The term also is often applied to the entire expanse of landfill near University Ave into San Francisco Bay west of Hwy 80.

Berkeley Meadow
Area of landfill on the north side of University Ave between Hwy 80 and the Berkeley Marina. Originally scheduled for development with high-rise apartments and/or office buildings, but now expected to be included in the future East Bay Shoreline regional park.

Berkeley Montessori School
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
2030 Francisco St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 843-9374.

Berkeley Pier
West end of University Ave (at Seawall Dr) in Berkeley.
This is a small rebuilt remnant of the auto-ferry pier that once extended 3.5 miles out into San Francisco Bay (portions of that old pier are still visible, but not accessible).

Berkeley Repertory Theater
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 845-4700.  http://www.berkeleyrep.org/

Berkeley Rose Garden
Berkeley city park on Euclid Ave, across street from Codornices Park.

Berkeley Way Mini-Park
Berkeley city park at Berkeley Way & West St.

Berkeley Yacht Club
1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 649-0216  or  (510) 540-9167.   http://www.well.com/user/pk/BYC.html
Located at the Berkeley Marina.

Berkwood Hedge Elementary School
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 843-5724.

Berryessa Creek
Originates in the hills northwest of San Jose and glows generally westward to just west of Hwy 680, where it is diverted into storm channels that carry it generally northward into Calera Creek. It originally flowed into Penitencia Creek.

Best Plaza
Shopping center in Pleasanton at Stoneridge Dr & Springdale Ave.

Bethany
Small town at intersection of Hwy J-4 (Byron Hwy or Byron-Bethany Rd) and Bethany Rd in western San Joaquin County.

Bethany Reservoir
On the California Aqueduct north of Altamont Pass. Water from Clifton Court Forebay is pumped uphill into this reservoir to begin its trip south in the aqueduct. Also the starting point for the South Bay Aqueduct.

Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area
Surrounds Bethany Reservoir. Access from Hwy J-4 southeast of Byron via Bruns Rd and Christensen Rd. Boating, fishing, picnicking, California Aqueduct Bikeway.
Tel: (925) 687-1800.

Bethel Christian Academy
Private elementary school in El Sobrante.
431 Rincon Ln, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-9550.

Bethel Harbor
On northern Bethel Island on Piper Slough.
Access from Bethel Island Rd via Harbor Rd.  Tel: (925) 684-2141.   http://www.bethelharbor.com/

Bethel Island
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Delta island protected by levees south of San Joaquin River in northeastern tip of Contra Costa County, separated by Taylor Slough from Jersey Island and by False River from Bradford Island. This tract was dredged from the Delta in 1860. Frank & Anne Bethel bought the land in 1901. It was only a farming area until the 1930s when hunters and fishermen established a weekend colony near the old wagon bridge crossing Dutch Slough. After World War II, boaters and others began to visit the island, but the bridge still carried only a one-lane road. Electricity and telephones reached the island in 1946 and the post office in 1947.
Access from Oakley by Cypress Rd and Bethel Island Rd.
Birding by Richmond, p. 34.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Small town in Contra Costa County at south end of Bethel Island, at Bethel Island Rd and Stone Rd.
Chamber of Commerce, 6155 Bethel Island Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-3220.   http://www.bethelisland-chamber.com/
Post Office, 6444 Bethel Island Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.
Population is about 2,500 and growing, with nearly half of the residents over age 50.

Bethel Island Golf Course
See Golf Club at Bethel Island, The.

Bethel Tract
See Bethel Island.

Bevatron Building
Particle accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Bicentennial Park
Pleasanton city park at Tanager Dr & Tahoe Ct.

Bidwell Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
800 Gary Ave, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4116.
Antioch Unified School District.

Bidwell Park
Park in Hayward at 175 Fairway St.
Picnic facilities, play area, ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, volleyball courts, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Big Bear Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Short hiking (or multiuse?) trail near the MacDonald Staging Area in Chabot Regional Park.

Big Bend Meadow
Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Big Break
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1. 
A small bay in the California Delta, south of the San Joaquin River, north of Oakley and west of Jersey Island.
Created early in this century by a break in the levee on the south side of the San Joaquin River, flooding a farmed Delta "island."

Big Break Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.22  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.576  C-4.
On south shore of Big Break, north of Oakley.
On Big Break Rd.  Tel: (925) 757-5501.

Big Break Regional Trail
Multiuse trail to be built along south shore of Big Break, connecting to not-yet-built Delta Environmental Science Center.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Big Bull Valley
Stream flowing north about one mile into reservoir just southwest of Port Costa.

Big Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.116  DE-4.  Thomas 1997  p.673  BC-7.
Creek flowing from south side of Weidemann Hill east and southeast into South San Ramon Creek (now vanished from surface in San Ramon).

Big Leaf
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park, near Lone Oak Rd & Central Park Dr.

Big Meadow
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Big Oak Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.71  E-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.631  D-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area.

Big Rock
Reservable picnic site in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.

Big Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Spring a short distance from the head of Donner Creek on the northeast slope of Mount Diablo.

Big Springs
Picnic site on South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park.

Big Springs Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from near South Park Dr to Seaview Trail.

Big Trees Park
Thomas 1997  p.716  C-1.
Park in Livermore at Kathy Way & Irene Way.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Big Trees Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Bill Clark Park
Thomas 1997  p.696  C-4.
Park in Livermore on Hillflower Dr.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Birchfield Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-4 (as "Kenneth Birchfield Memorial Park").
Park in Hayward at Santa Clara St & W Winton Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Birch Grove Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-7.
Newark city park at Robertson Ave & Birch St.

Bird Island
Very small island just west of southern part of Brooks Island.

Bird Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Short hiking trail near MacDonald Staging Area in Chabot Regional Park. Also known as Bird Loop Trail.

Bishop Ranch Business Park
Thomas 1997  p.673  D-2 (unlabeled).
Opened in 1982 on 585 acres of the old Bishop Ranch. Occupies approximately the area bounded by Norris Canyon Rd, Alcosta Blvd, Ascot Dr, and Hwy 680. Provides almost 6 million square feet of office space, housing about 200 companies.
Sunset Development Company, One Annabel Ln, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 866-0100.   http://www.bishopranch.com/

Bishop Ranch Regional Open Space
Thomas Contra Costa  p.116  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.673  BC-4,5.
West of San Ramon in Contra Costa County.
Ridgetop hiking/equestrian trails, kite flying, blanket picnicking, wildlife.  No facilities.
Take Bollinger Canyon Rd west from Hwy 680 and go left on Morgan Dr;  watch for signs marking staging area.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/bishop.htm

Bixler
Thomas Contra Costa  p.65  D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.597  F-7 (unlabeled).
Small "town" in Contra Costa County near intersection of Bixler Rd & Orwood Rd, east of Brentwood.

Blackberry Creek
The branches of this creek flow from the hillside around John Hinkel Park in Berkeley to the area near the intersection of Colusa Ave & San Pedro Ave. From there the drainage has been captured in underground channels and diverted into storm drains under Marin Ave.

Blackberry Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-6.
Spring on eastern slopes of Mt. Diablo, in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Black Creek
Thomas 1997  p.732  H-3 (as "Dry Creek").
Branches of this creek originate east and southeast of Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park and flow past Tolman Peak into Dry Creek near the park boundary.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.594  F-4.
Southwest of Antioch in Contra Costa County.
More than a dozen coal mines and five towns flourished in this area after coal was discovered in the 1850s.  The last mine closed soon after the turn of the century, but the area had a brief commercial rebirth from the 1920s through 1940s in the mining of silica sand used for glass making and metal casting.  Since then, it has been used as rangeland, and acquisition of parkland began in 1973.
Hiking/equestrian/bicycle trails, historical artifacts and exhibits, picnic sites, wildlife, geologic formations.
Access on Somersville Rd from Antioch.  Tel: (925) 757-2620.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black.htm

Black Diamond-to-Mt. Diablo Regional Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.52  C-7 (as "Black Diamond Trail").  Thomas 1997  p.594  C-5 (as "Black Diamond Trail").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-1.
Unpaved multiuse trail extending from Cumberland Trail at west end of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve west to Clayton and then south to Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Black Diamond Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.52  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.594  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Blackhawk Country Club East
Thomas 1997  p.654  CD-3.
Private golf club.
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6565.

Blackhawk Country Club - Falls Course
Thomas 1997  p.654  A-3.
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6550.

Blackhawk Country Club - Lakeside Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6 (as "1070").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  A-3 (as "Blackhawk Country Club").  Thomas 1997  p.654  A-2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-9 (as "Blackhawk Country Club").
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6565.

Blackhawk Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.653  J-5.
Shopping center on Blackhawk Plaza Cir off Camino Tassajara, just east of Blackhawk Rd, in Blackhawk.

Black Hawk Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.634  A-7.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-8.
Part of the Black Hills in southern Mt. Diablo State Park, north of the town of Blackhawk.

Black Hawk Ridge Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  B-3 (as "35-6").  Thomas 1997  p.654  B-2 (as "35-6").  Mount Diablo Trail Map  I-8.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from West Pl north of Blackhawk up to Black Hawk Ridge, then down to Sycamore Creek East Fork and up to Knobcone Point Rd.

Black Hills
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.610  FG-2.
Form the large Cutter Point extending north into Briones Reservoir.

Black Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6,7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.634  AB-7.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-7 to J-8.
Range of hills (Fossil Ridge, Black Hawk Ridge, Oyster Point) extending across southern Mt. Diablo State Park.

Black Oak Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  GH-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Black Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.613  E-4 (not marked).  Mount Diablo Trail Map  F-3.
High point in Mt. Diablo State Park at end of ridge extending south from Mount Zion.
Elevation 1791 ft.

Black Point Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-3.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Blacow Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  B-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
40404 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-5121.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for John Blacow.

Blacow Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  BC-1.
Fremont city park at 40400 Sundale Dr.

Bluegum
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5 (as "Blue Gum").
A group camping site in Tilden Regional Park on Lone Oak Rd.
Reservations (for organized youth groups only) must be made 14 days in advance.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.

Blue Heron
Reservable picnic site in Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Blue Oak
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  or  D-9 (inset).
Picnic area off Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Blue Oak Trail
(1) Thomas 1997  p.591  G-7 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2) Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Boardman
See Mount Boardman.

Bobcat Cove
Thomas 1997  p.736  D-7 (unlabeled).
Small cove on southwest shore of Lake Del Valle.

Bobcat Trail
Hiking trail at Camp Ohlone.

Bob Walker Regional Trail
In Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, this unpaved multiuse trail consists of sections of various trails forming a tour through most of the preserve.

Bob Walker Ridge
In Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Bockman Channel
Flood control channel emptying into San Francisco Bay in Hayward Regional Shoreline between San Lorenzo Creek and Sulphur Creek.

Bohannon School
Thomas 1997  p.711  D-2 (as "Cont HS").
Public continuation high school in San Lorenzo.
800 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo CA 94580.  Tel: (510) 317-4400.
San Lorenzo Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Bolinas Creek
Thomas 1997  p.672  E-2.
Flows from southern end of Little Hills Ranch Regional Recreation Area south and southeast into Crow Creek near intersection of Crow Canyon Rd & Bellina Canyon Rd.

Bollinger Canyon School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.673  D-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-6) school in San Ramon.
2300 Talavera Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 824-0390.   http://www.bes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Bollinger Canyon School Park
Thomas 1997  p.673  CD-4 (unmarked).
San Ramon city park at Bollinger Canyon Rd & Talavera Dr.

Bollinger Canyon Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Bollinger Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  CD-4.  Thomas 1997  p.652  C-2.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  H-3.
Flows from west edge of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness generally southeastward through the wilderness and into San Ramon Creek in northwestern San Ramon.

Bolte
See Dorothy Bolte Park.

Bonaire Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-5.
San Leandro city park at Juniper St & Sagewood St.   http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/slparksbonaire.html
Picnic facilities, large group picnic areas, play apparatus, horseshoe pits, unique mounded turf areas, parking, restrooms. Info on picnic area rentals: (510) 577-3462.

Booker T Anderson Eastshore Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-2.
Richmond city park at Cypress Ave & Ells Ln.

Boone Acres Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.673  F-7.
San Ramon city park at Davona Dr & Westwood Ave.

Boorman Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.588  H-7.
Richmond city park at S 25th St & Maine Ave.

Booster Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  J-7.
Fremont city park at 500 Gable Dr.

Booth Memorial Center
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-5 (as "Booth Memorial Hospital").
2794 Garden St, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 535-5088.
Operated by The Salvation Army.

Borges Ranch
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-4,5.
Ranger station in Shell Ridge Recreation Area, near border of Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Borges Ranch Trail
Hiking trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Bort Meadow
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-4.
Upper valley of Grass Valley Creek in Chabot Regional Park.

Bort Meadow Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-4.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park from Redwood Rd, providing access to MacDonald, Grass Valley, and Brandon trails as well as reservable youth-group campsite in Bort Meadow. Parking area.

Botanic Garden
See Regional Parks Botanic Garden.

Bouldin Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.26  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.558  E-1.
Delta island in San Joaquin County, protected by levees, east of junction of Mokelumne River and San Joaquin River.
Access from Rio Vista or Lodi by Hwy 12.

Boundary Group Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6  or  B-9 (inset).
Reservable group campsite off North Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Boundary Oak Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5 (as "1720").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.50  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.613  A-1,2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-2 (as "Walnut Creek Municipal Golf Course").
3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 934-6211.   http://www.boundaryoak.com/

Bowling Green
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-2 (as "Bowling Greens").
Berkeley city park at 1450 Addison St (at Acton St) according to Thomas 1997, or at Acton St & Bancroft Way according to the city website.

Bowman School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5 (unlabeled).
Public year round elementary school in Hayward.
520 Jefferson St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8567.

Boyd
See Nancy Boyd Park.

Boyds Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.577  G-1.
On Piper Slough on east shore of Bethel Island.
Access by Willow Rd.  Tel: (925) 684-0922.

Boy Scout Camp Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.590  F-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
On north shore of Briones Reservoir.

Boy Scout Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-3,4.
Short creek flowing from slopes of Lawson Hill south into Boy Scout Camp Cove on Briones Reservoir.

BPC Day School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.629  D-2 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
2027 7th St, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 845-0876.

Bradford Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.27  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.557  A-3.
Delta island, protected by levees, in the northeastern tip of Contra Costa County south of the San Joaquin River, north of Jersey Island, and west of King Edward Island.

Brandon Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park, extending south from Bort Meadow to Willow Park Golf Course. Part of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail and the Bay Ridge Trail.

Brannan Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.25  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.244  B-1,
Delta island, protected by levees, in the southwestern tip of Sacramento County south and east of the Sacramento River, and west of Andrus Island.
Access from Rio Vista or Lodi via Hwy 12.

Braxton
See Abraham Braxton Park.

Brazil Building
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5,6.
In Tilden Regional Park on Anza View Rd off Central Park Dr, near East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden.
Hall, patio, and commercial kitchen available by reservation for weddings, social events, and meetings.
Tel: (510) 540-0220.
The building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration and contains the interior from the Brazilian exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

Brazil Quarry Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.593  D-4.
Concord city park near Kent Way & Heather Glen Ln, on Mt. Diablo Creek.

Brenkwitz Alternative High School
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-1 (as "Cont HS").
Public continuation (maintenance and motivation) high (and middle) school in Hayward.
22100 Princeton St, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8595.  Fax: (510) 727-1139.

Brentwood Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.596  G-6.
Shopping center at Brentwood Blvd & Sand Creek Rd in Brentwood.

Brentwood Country Club
Thomas 1997  p.616  C-2,3.
1740 Balfour Rd, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 516-3400.

Brentwood Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  B-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Brentwood.
929 2nd St, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-3408.   http://www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/brentwood/welcome.html
Brentwood Union School District.

Brentwood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  C-3,4.  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-1.
Brentwood city park at 2nd St & Oak St.

Bret Harte
Francis Bret Harte, b 1836, d 1902.
Famous for his stories about the Mother Lode country, although he was there only for about 2 months in 1855.
http://www.solopublications.com/jurn6103.htm

Bret Harte Middle School
(1) Thomas 1997  p.650  E-4 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Oakland (formerly Bret Harte Junior High School).
3700 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 879-2060.
Oakland Unified School District.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-2 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Hayward (formerly Bret Harte Intermediate School).
1047 E St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8522.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Recreation and Park District that includes ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns, restrooms, parking.

Bret Harte Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.653  B-2.
Danville city park at Diablo Rd & Camino Tassajara.

Brewer
See Edna Brewer School.

Brickyard Cove
Upscale housing development with docks at each house, on north shore of Harbor Channel east of Point Richmond.
Part of the large brick kilns of the Richmond Pressed Brick Company are preserved on the grounds.
Sometimes called Brickyard Landing.

Brickyard Cove Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  C-3.
In Richmond south of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, on San Francisco Bay near mouth of Harbor Channel.
1120 Brickyard Cove Rd, RichmondCA 94801.  Tel: (510) 236-1933.

Brickyard Landing
See Brickyard Cove.

Bridal Nook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  or  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on South Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Bridgepoint High School
Public high school in Newark.
Newark Unified School District.

Bridgepoint Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-6.
Newark city park at Spruce St & Meadowlark Ct.

Bridle Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail paralleling part of Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Brier Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
39201 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-5020.
Fremont Unified School District.

Briones
In 1829, Felipe Briones built a home near what is now the Bear Creek Staging Area, cultivating the land and raising cattle.  Briones was killed in 1840, and in 1842 his widow, Maria Manuela Valencia Briones, petitioned Governor Alvarado for a grant to the land the family had occupied.  The grant, covering three square leagues, was issued in June 1842, legally creating Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole ("ranch at the mouth of Pinole Canyon"), popularly known as Rancho San Felipe.  The title was contested when California achieved statehood, but was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1860.  After that, much of the rancho was purchased by Simon and Elias Blum.  Challenges to the boundary survey continued, and it was not until 1878 that a patent to the 13,316.26-acre rancho was issued.  Much of this land is now included in Briones Regional Park.

Briones Crest Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Briones Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  CD-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-6.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
Ridge north of upper Bear Creek valley.
In Briones Regional Park.

Briones Peak
Thomas 1997  p.611  E-1 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  HJ-3,4.
In Briones Regional Park near Briones Crest Trail.
Elevation 1483 ft.

Briones Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  CD-6  to  p.46  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.591  C-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3,4 (as "EBRPD-BP").
Access from (1) Briones Rd off Alhambra Valley Rd south of Martinez,  (2) Reliez Valley Rd a short distance east of junction with Alhambra Valley Rd,  (3) intersection of Reliez Valley Rd and Gloria Ter,  (4) Pleasant Hill Rd not far north of Hwy 24,  or (5) Bear Creek Rd a short distance north of intersection with Happy Valley Rd.
Hiking/horseback/bicycle trails, picnic sites, birdwatching, archery range.  Youth group overnight camping shelters.

East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/briones.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 23-24.

Briones Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.610  FG-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
Created by damming of Bear Creek.  Completed in 1964, this reservoir has a watershed of 8.59 square miles and holds 60,510 acre-feet of water. Mokelumne River water from Pardee Reservoir can be pumped here for storage. Overflow flows into San Pablo Reservoir.
Elevation (full) 576 ft.
East Bay Municipal Utilities District.

Briones Reservoir View Point
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3,4.
At end of Pereira Trail in western tip of Briones Regional Park.

Briones Ridge Road Staging Area
Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  E-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  D-4 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-2,3.
Entrance to Briones Regional Park.  Parking lot, water, restrooms.
Best entrance for trails to John Muir Nature Area, Sindicich Lagoons, Maricich Lagoons.
Access on Briones Rd from Alhambra Valley Rd just west of intersection with Reliez Valley Rd.

Briones Road Trail
See Old Briones Road Trail.

Briones-to-Las Trampas Regional Trail
Eventually will connect Briones Regional Park to Las Trampas Regional Park.
Currently consists of a steep hiking trail extending from Lafayette Ridge Trail in the extreme southeastern tip of Briones Park and connecting to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, which in turn connects to the Valle Vista Staging Area and EBMUD trails leading to Redwood Regional Park.  The connection to Las Trampas Park does not yet exist.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Briones-to-Mount Diablo Regional Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  AB-2,3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-4,5.
This multiuse trail extends from the Lafayette Ridge Staging Area at the southeastern tip of Briones Regional Park to the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail in Walnut Creek.  It leaves the Canal Trail again at Heather Farms Park and extends south through Shell Ridge Open Space and Diablo Foothills Regional Park to Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/brdiotr.htm

Briones Valley
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.84  BC-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.615  D-5 (unlabeled).
A valley south of Antioch traversed by Briones Valley Rd west of Deer Valley Rd.
(2) The valley of Bear Creek, now partially flooded to form Briones Reservoir, continuing east at the eastern tip of the reservoir where Bear Creek flows in from the northeast.

Bristow
See William B Bristow Middle School.

Brittleleaf Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3,4.
Short hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park extending from MacDonald Trail to an overlook of Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Broadway Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.612  D-6.
Shopping mall in Walnut Creek.
1249 Broadway Plz, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 939-7600.

Broken Oaks Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
A short (0.14 mile) multiuse side loop from Sobrante Ridge Trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.

Brome Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on east slope of San Pablo Ridge.

Brook
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.

Brookdale Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-7.
Oakland city park at High St & Brookdale Ave.

Brookfield Recreation Center
Oakland community recreation center at 9175 Edes Ave.  Tel: (510) 568-6924.

Brookfield Village
Thomas 1997  p.670  FG-6.
Neighborhood of Oakland near 98th Ave & Edes Ave.

Brookfield Village Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  G-6.
Oakland city park at Jones Ave & Edes Ave.

Brooklyn
A town on the east side of San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt), formed in 1856 by the consolidation of the towns of Clinton and San Antonio. In 1870 the town was incorporated and annexed the small town of Lynn to the northeast. In 1872, Oakland annexed Brooklyn. When Oakland became the county seat of Alameda County in 1873, the county buildings were located at 20th Ave & E 14th St, in what had been Brooklyn.

Brookside Hospital
See Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Campus.

Brookside Meadow
Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Brooks Island
Originally named Isla de Carmen by Jose de Canizares in 1775, as part of the first nautical survey of San Francisco Bay by Spanish soldiers under the command of Manuel de Ayala.
See Brooks Island Regional Shoreline.

Brooks Island Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3 (as "Brooks Island").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.G  just south of 37 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.608  G-5 (unlabeled).
A small island just south of Richmond Inner Harbor with a 160-foot-high rocky peak.  A long sand spit extends to the west along a breakwater built to protect Harbor Channel and the Inner Harbor.  The island was used as a quarry from 1892 to 1938, and its rock is said to have been used by San Quentin prisoners constructing the south cell block as well as Treasure Island.  Earlier, the island had been used as a living site by Native Americans, and then for grazing, fruit production, and oyster farming by Europeans.  Now owned by the City of Richmond but managed by EBRPD.
Bird sanctuary, open to the public only by reservation.  A caretaker lives on the island and provides guided tours by prior arrangement.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.  Access by boat only.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/brooks.htm

Brook Street Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.72  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.611  F-6.
Lafayette city park at Brook St & Hough Ave.

Brookvale
Thomas 1997  p.752  F-2.
Shopping center in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Nicolet Ave.

Brookvale Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
3400 Nicolet Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-5940.
Fremont Unified School District.

Brookvale Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-1.
Fremont city park at Nicolet Ave near Ashton Pl (a long narrow park extending through a subdivision).

Brookwood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.591  H-7.
At Taylor Blvd & Withers Ave in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just outside the northern city limits of Lafayette.

Brothers, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  GH-2.
Islands west of Point San Pablo in San Francisco Bay.
See East Brother Light Station.

Browns Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  FGH-7.
At the junction of the San Joaquin River and Suisun Bay, in northeast Contra Costa County.
North of Pittsburg, separated from the city by New York Slough, and from Winter Island to the east by Middle Slough.

Browns Island Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  FGH-7.
This park occupies most of 595-acre Browns Island near the east end of Suisun Bay and just north of Pittsburg.
Access is only by boat, and there are no facilities.
The shoreline is home to six rare and endangered plant species and a variety of waterbirds.
Fishing and birdwatching are permitted.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/browns.htm

Bruce Lee Spring Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park extending from Donner Canyon Rd to Cardinet Oaks Rd.

Bruce Lee Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-2.
Hiking trail extending from Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton south to Mt. Diablo State Park, as part of the Black Diamond-to-Mt. Diablo Regional Trail, then as a multiuse trail west to Mitchell Creek.

Brushy Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.112  AB-3.  Thomas 1997  p.657  A-4.
Flows from eastern slope of Brushy Peak in northeastern Alameda County north and then northeast into Italian Slough.

Brushy Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.111  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.676  F-3.
In northeastern Alameda County, north of Livermore.
Elev 1702 ft.

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
507-acre open space preserve north of Livermore. Not open to public. Call LARPD for information about guided tours.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Buchanan Field
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  D-6.
Airport just outside Concord city limits at northwest edge of city.
171 John Glenn Dr, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 646-5722.

Buchanan Field Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5 (as "1082").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-1.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just southwest of Buchanan Field and just north of the border between Concord and Pleasant Hill.
3330 Concord Ave, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 682-1846.

Buchanan Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-6.
Pittsburg city park at Buchanan Rd & Harbor St on Kirker Creek.

Buckeye
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on WIldcat Gorge Trail north of Lake Anza.

Buckeye Group Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Reservable group campsite on South Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Buckeye Ravine Loop
Hiking trail (multiuse trail on part of the loop) in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Buckeye Trail
(1) Thomas 1997  p.611  E-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park extending from Briones Crest Trail to Lafayette.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park near Bort Meadow.

Buckhorn Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.96  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.651  H-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-3.
Flows from northwest slope of Rocky Ridge (west of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness) west and then south to join with Kaiser Creek just before flowing into Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Buckle Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
On south slope of Long Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park, access by North Gate Rd.

Buena Vista Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  A-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.612  B-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in WalnutCreek.
2355 San Juan Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 944-6822.
Walnut Creek School District.

Buena Vista Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  F-4.
Fremont city park at Mission Blvd & Mackintosh St.

Bufflehead
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Bulb, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  B-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-6 (unlabeled).
Landfill area at end of narrow peninsula into San Francisco Bay at west end of Buchanan St in Albany.
This is the common name used locally, though it does not appear on maps.

Bull Valley Staging Area
Thomas 1997  p.550  G-5 (unlabeled).
Off Carquinez Scenic Dr just west of Port Costa, in western portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.

Bull Valley Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in western portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just east of Crockett).

Bunche Center Continuation School
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-2 (as "Cont HS").
Public high school in Oakland.
1240 18th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-3080.
Oakland Unified School District.

Bunker Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Newark.
6071 Smith Ave, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2020.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/bunkr.htm
Newark Unified School District.
Named for James L Bunker.

Burbank School
Thomas 1997  p.711  H-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
353 B St, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8568.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District that includes picnic tables, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns, restrooms, recreation center building.

Burg Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-5.
Richmond city park at Clinton Ave & 30th St.

Burckhalter Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  J-1 (as "Park").
Oakland city park on Edwards Ave near Hwy 580.

Burma Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Stage Rd at Pine Pond to Deer Flat Rd on Moses Rock Ridge.

Burton Valley Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.74  D-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.631  J-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school (K-5) in Lafayette.
561 Merriewood Dr, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 284-7046.   http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us/burton_valley/
Lafayette School District.

Bush Hill
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.550  F-5(?) (unlabeled).
Just south of Crockett, north of Crockett Blvd.

Bushrod Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-5.
Oakland city park at 560 59th St.  Tel: (510) 652-5612.

Bushy Dell Creek
Once flowed from Piedmont Park in Piedmont into Pleasant Valley Creek near the present intersection of Grand Ave & Wildwood Ave in Oakland. Now flows almost entirely in underground storm drainage pipes.

Butterfly Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Flows northwest into flooded portion of Scow Canyon in San Pablo Reservoir, opposite Newell Creek.

Buttonwood
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Byron Airport
See Contra Costa County Byron Airport.

Byron Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.91  C-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.637  D-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Byron.
14401 Byron Hwy, Byron CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-2128.
Byron School District.

Byron Hot Springs
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1,2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.93  C-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.637  DE-6 (unlabeled).
Now-abandoned resort between Byron and Clifton Court Forebay.

Byron Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  AB-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.94  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.637  H-2.
Delta farming area south of Indian Slough, west of Middle River, and east of Byron.
Part of the northern area of this tract has been developed to create Discovery Bay.

 

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