If you’re not already a reader of Curbed.com, you probably should be. This fantastic blog (with special sections for California’s Crown Jewels San Francisco and L.A.) features lots of high-resolution imagery, user-generated content, and frequent posts. At heart it’s a real estate blog, but it covers a lot of other ground too – gardening, decorating, and local nightlife, etc.
Check out Curbed LA here: http://la.curbed.com/
And Curbed SF here: http://sf.curbed.com/