Spice up your desktop with a new photo each week—click on the photo for the large version, then download or drag it to your desktop. From The Streets Are Ours in the March 2011 issue that just hit newsstands: This is one of skateboarding’s great playgrounds you’re looking at: Downtown San Francisco with the Bay Bridge and Oakland in the background. There’s a lot of history down there, and plenty of spots that have come and gone or have been decimated by years of shredding. Yeah, they Skatestopped most of the ledges, but that’s no excuse to fly south; you just got to scratch a little deeper. The gems are right there, plus there are always the hills, the avenues, the schools, the nooks, and the crannies. Ben Gore knows. Frontside nosegrind pop in.—Dave Chami

Photo: Chami