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Sunday Hike: 360° Views from Atop Angel Island

The top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore provides one of the Bay Area’s most spectacular and least crowded viewpoints.  The only access to this centrally located vista rising 788 feet above San Francisco Bay is by ferry and foot, ensuring that only those willing to make the effort get to enjoy it.

5 Hot Bakeries in Wine Country

Wild Flour Bread

Crusty breads, sugar-kissed pastries, frosted cakes, gooey eclairs, and cookies galore—these carb coma-inducing treats are always the best from a top-notch bakery. Here are some favorite finds in unexpected places in Wine Country.

Bottoms Up! Our 2015 San Francisco Nightlife Guide is Here

Ah, San Francisco nights. With so many options for after-dark revelry, and so little time to hit them all, 7x7 devotes this year's San Francisco Nightlife Guide to only the absolute most awesome spots to hang once the sun goes down.

YMCA Luncheon Raises Big Money for SF Youth

No startup has more potential than Bay Area youth. Which is why on Friday, March 20, investors in San Francisco's adolescents came together for the 4th Annual YMCA of San Francisco Y For Youth Luncheon, a day of celebration and fundraising for signature youth programs that improve the opportunities for children within our local community.

East Bay Eats: Elixirs, Italian, and B-Side Baking

Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company. 

Microsoft's Tech Talent for Good Initiative Comes to the Bay Area

What with so much money in Silicon Valley, giving back is top of mind and is increasingly part of the overall corporate strategy at companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn, which are donating time (and a good chunk of change) to charitable foundations, schools, and programs for low-income people.

John Galliano's Maison Margiela Opens on Maiden Lane

Our streets have lately been blessed with many a designer storefront, and now the arrival of Maison Margiela feels like a stamp of approval straight from Paris with love. The house flings open its hefty Maiden Lane doors and unveils its Spring 2015 collection just in time for gorgeous summer weather here in the city.

Mendocino's a Whale of a Time

Although the name implies the presence of pirates, the only seafaring creatures you'll spot in Smuggler’s Cove in Mendocino are gray whales. March and April are the ideal times to spot the gentle giants. Mendocino goes all out for the occasion, from whale watching tours to the Whale & Jazz Festival (April 3 - May 13), so clear your calendar and get ready to head north.

We Wanna Be Friends With the Humphry Slocombe Boys

When Jake Godby and Sean Vahey opened Humphry Slocombe six years ago, little did they know that their unique flavors (e.g., Jesus Juice Sorbet, Apple Coded Bacon, and their now famous Secret Breakfast), would garner worldwide attention, landing them in The New York Times and Vogue. We talked to the sweet treat-pushing duo about their favorite junk foods, future plans, lazy Sundays, and more. 

Road Trip Guide to Joshua Tree

If you’re not feeing the redwoods and are more in the mood for desert, there’s no better place to go than Joshua Tree National Park. It might be a full eight and a half hour drive south of San Francisco — or an hour and a half by plane — but believe us when we say that the hikes, bouldering, and night views are worth it. Here’s what to do in and around this arid oasis.

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