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The Face of Tech Gets A Boost from Botox

Save for the Hollywood casting couch or Disney Channel upfronts, nowhere does youth matter more than in the ostensibly egalitarian Bay Area tech industry. A lack of youthful insouciance could cost your average techie important VC funding and/or the perceived respect of the aforementioned techie’s fresh-from-Stanford employees. Enter—or inject, as the case may be—Botox. Lots of it.

7 Essential Back-to-School Items for 2014

The end of summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing for students: back-to-school frenzy. But before you go shopping, be smart about your purchases, especially if you're on a budget. Luckily, we’ve come up with a crash course list of gadgets and gifts perfect for any student.

East Bay's Top Female Chefs Unite for Charity Dinner

Ever wanted to have dinner with all of the East Bay's top female chefs in one sitting? Girls Incorporated of Alameda County (Girls Inc.) is hosting a special dinner where you can do just that. 

Wine Country To Do: 50 Things to Do in Napa and Sonoma Before You Die

A Wine Country escape is a prized ritual in Northern California. Tastings are a given, but add in the hiking, biking, spas, and hot springs, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve narrowed down the possibilities and divided them evenly by county:

How To Wear Your Backpack On Public Transit

Now that backpacks are en vogue and thus de rigeur on all forms of public transportation, your fellow passengers might want to pummel the living merde out of you should you wear one on a crowded Muni without adhering to these helpful tips:

Hayes Valley Gets a Late-Night French Suitor in Monsieur Benjamin

At first glance, Hayes Valley’s Monsieur Benjamin, the second restaurant by chef-owner Corey Lee (Benu), could be mistaken for a straightforward shrine to the traditional French bistro, with its centerpiece bar and dark red banquettes, tables set with paper tablecloths, dishtowel napkins, and Opinel knives, which beg to be paired with steak frites.

Gucci To Launch First Cosmetic Line In October

Plan on ditching your Cover Girl addiction, folks. Gucci is set to launch a beauty line this October, their first brush with the makeup market in the Italian brand's 93-year history. 

Property Porn: Danielle Steel's Beach House for $9M

Best known for her giant bush on Washington St., celebrity romance novelist Danielle Steel is selling her less-famous Seadrift beach house on Stinson Beach. 

Wine Country's Top 7 Vineyard Picnics

A jug of wine and you. That’s nice, sure, but a loaf of bread stuffed with handcrafted salumi, fancy cheeses, and local greens make for a perfect threesome when visiting wine country. Luckily, many wineries now offer a bevy of artisan picnic selections to enjoy with your bottle pinot. Here are some of our favorites: 

This Week in Live Music: Jack White, Boris, Sylvan Esso, and More

Much like Fauxchella season, LA’s increasingly institutional and influential FYF Music Festival acts as a westerly magnet for the most compelling acts in pop and independent music. The two-day festival goes down this weekend, and the Bay Area gets a few sneak peaks this week:

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