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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.

4 Hot Dog Places to Try

Since baseball season is coming up quickly, we thought we’d get you primed and ready with some new kinds of hot dogs you can find in the city. Hey, batter batter…

Bike and Camp at Marin’s China Camp State Park

Savvy Bay Area locals knows Marin is one of the best places in the area to mountain bike, thanks to the expansive views, sunny weather, and unexplored terrain. Not to be missed is the superb single-track loop at San Rafael's China Camp State Park. Here's your guide to the perfect weekend bike ride.

Weekend Guide: Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, Earth Hour, & Tiny House Movement

This weekend, get ready to run like a rock star, go dark for an hour, and rethink the tiny house.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Dogpatch

Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enjoy soaking up some sun on the waterfront. 

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