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Five Star Spirituality: Seeing a Shaman at Post Ranch Inn

As someone who grew up in two deeply spiritual locations (Hawaii and New Mexico), swings a pendulum for clarity on yes-or-no quandaries, consults two different decks of oracle cards, and employs a psychic, seeing a shaman was hardly out of the realm of my New Age adventures.

Kate Mara, Kate Bosworth Among the Celebs and Socialites at Fine Arts Museums' Mid-Winter Gala

House of Cards met the House of Dior at the Legion of Honor on Friday night when actress Kata Mara showed up at the Fine Arts Museums of SF's annual Mid-Winter Gala wearing a strapless tea length dress from the legendary couture house's fall 2013 haute couture collection.

Meet the 7 Bay Area Vanguard Award Finalists Making Our Community Better

Earlier this year, we introduced you to seven local leaders who are shaking things up in the fields of education, sustainability, and community development. Inspired by their contributions, we collaborated with the University of Oregon to launch the Vanguard Award, dedicated to shedding light on community members who are revolutionizing the status quo.

In early March, you nominated hundreds of gamechanging locals who are working to make the Bay Area a better place and deserve to win the Vanguard Award. We've narrowed down the field to seven finalists, and now it's time to determine the winner.

This Week in Live Music: TV on the Radio, Cherry Glazzer, & More

Are you a part of San Francisco’s Shut-In economy? Don't be. You’re missing out! You’re missing the point of San Francisco, which is to see as much live music as possible while you can still hear.

Black Girls Matter: San Francisco Nonprofit Teaches Girls to Code

Last year, Google took the first step in admitting to the world Silicon Valley’s biggest problem: if you weren’t a white guy, you didn’t belong in tech. Though Google’s lack of diversity wasn’t a shock for anyone, it confirmed exactly what minority and women advocates have been arguing for years. 

Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

Longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few playlists, and hitting Highway 1. Join us and make your way to Portland, Oregon, where in between all the food carts and awesome craft beer, you can check out the natural beauty that the city and the Columbia River Gorge have on tap. Just be sure to pack your camera — this is one for the books.

The 10 Best San Francisco Beer Bars, Ranked

Taps handles at Amsterdam Cafe

Great beer bars have a lot in common: an excellent selection of reasonably priced craft beer, accessible and knowledgeable staff, the real possibility of a place to sit, a sound level that invites conversation, and the availability of decent food.

From Hypnotherapy to Crystal Therapy, the Best of Bay Area Wellness

Go beyond facials and massages with a series of wellness treatments. Let Chinese medicine, chiropractics, juice cleanses, and, yes, even colonics take you to the next level of beauty.

The 2015 Big Cheap: 100 Things to Do in SF Under $20

From buying a home to grabbing a bite on Valencia, it seems almost impossible to find anything in the city these days that won't put a critical wound in your wallet. Which why we've come up with 100 things to do in San Francisco for under $20. 

Rise, Fernet: The Amaro Goes Gourmet in Local Cocktails

Fernet Cocktails

San Francisco is drunk on fernet, and many of us have decided to give it up for good. Like Burning Man or bone broth, there's no quicker way to lose your taste for something than to be oversaturated with the evangelizing of others. But please, take a moment and set aside any bitter memories resulting from having had one too many (ok, five too many) at R Bar. Like other controversial statement items that are enjoying a resurgence (hello mustaches and high-waisted jeans), fernet is having a moment in the sun—and for good reason.

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