Tucked in the Hayward hills, past miles of new tract housing, is a swath of sloping grassland dotted with oak and bay trees, and clusters of grayish rocks. As it stands today, this land, Walpert Ridge, is an open space with winding dirt roads and cattle. An abandoned barn at the edge of the property is the only building in sight, giving the land a sense of vast emptiness. From the ridge, there is a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay, and urban life twinkles... More >>>
Walpert Ridge has been a battleground between developers and environmentalists for more than 20 years.