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5 Beginner Backpacking Trips in Tahoe

If watching the movie Wild made you want to strap on a backpack and hit the Pacific Crest Trail, then head to Tahoe this summer for some quick overnight treks to satiate your wanderlust. If you're new to the sport, these five backpacking trails will challenge you, but also reveal the best places around the lake to pitch a tent and take a nap during a long summer weekend.

Drink Here Now: Negroni Week and Private Label Wine

Warning: Your check liver light may come on this week.

Shake up Your Next Vacation With These Airbnb Spinoffs

Airbnb isn't the only company offering convenient comfort during vacation time. Check out these four like-minded spinoffs designed with specific audiences (from the stoned to the furry) in mind. 

MDMA Approved for Therapy Use in Marin

Not just for partyers and ravers anymore, a team of psychotherapists in Marin County now have permission to start using ecstasy during therapy sessions.

New Bespoke Tradeshop Joshu Vela Celebrates Grand Opening

Already churning out drool-worthy totes, backpacks, and weekenders, new Mission studio and tradeshop Joshu Vela will celebrate its opening with a party on Friday, May 29 from 7-10 p.m. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Blues Singer Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito describes his life as a series of trials and rebirths. And in his current incarnation, the blues singer can pack a room.

Behind the Scenes at Charles Chocolates

In this week's Scenes of the City, we peek behind the chocolate curtain with local confectioner Charles Siegel of Charles Chocolates to take a look at his sweet operation. Charles and his dedicated crew mix up pounds of fresh, handmade chocolate every day at their 7,400-square-foot HQ at the site of the old Potrero Brewing Company in the Mission. 

New Parklet Coming to Dogpatch's Bustling 3rd Street

San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design is about to become even more hip: the Dogpatch's ode to contemporary creativity will soon feature a parklet.

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pays $4.4 Million for Ai Weiwei Sculpture

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, founder of Napster and founding president of Facebook, isn't shy about flaunting his estimated $2.7 billion fortune. 

Take a Walking Tour of the Mission's Vibrant Street Art

In the neighborhood with the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, the Mission’s cultural heritage may be best viewed through the work of its artists. The alleys here are gateways to discovery, where guerrilla "galleries" weave a colorful tapestry of influences and creative expression.

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