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Enjoy Oakland's Bacon & Beer Festival

There’s people to see, guilty pleasures to enjoy, and good times to be had this Sunday at Oakland’s Bacon & Beer Festival. Get in on the action and pack your day with some of these East Bay favorites.

Weekend Warriors: Spend a Day in Larkspur Circle

There are certain blocks in the Bay Area that are ripe for adventure. Each weekend, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. This week: Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 

Secret San Francisco: Boudin's 160-Year-Old Mother Dough

San Francisco has always been a town that rewards good eats and innovation, and the story of SF's oldest continuously operating business is no different.

Don't Miss The Star-Studded Painted Turtle Benefit

Annette Bening, Jack Nicholson, Renée Zellweger, Bonnie Raitt, Danny DeVito, Josh Groban, Amber Riley, Randy Newman, and Kathy Griffin will all be at Davies Symphony Hall next week for a special event to benefit children with life-threatening diseases. 

Foodie Updates: Incanto Closing, Local Cellar Debuts, and More

The big food headline of the week is the closure, later this month, of Chris Cosentino's 12-year-old flagship Incanto. But also in the news is the opening of Humphry Slocombe's Ferry Building shop, the debut of Local Cellar in the Mission, and yet another beer bar on its way to Lower Nob Hill.

Todd Selby Turns His Lens on the Bay Area

Todd Selby, Brooklyn dweller and photographer du jour, may be house hunting in L.A., but he still maintains solid ties to the Bay Area. The UC Berkeley grad travels here frequently and continues to find inspiration in creative types across industries. Here's a look at just a few of the locals he's zeroed in on over the years.

British Designer Tom Dixon Talks Chic Lighting, SF Techies, and His New Book

British designer Tom Dixon swept into town last week, landing at Arkitektura Assembly (a design series presented by modern furniture emporium Arkitektura) to promote his book, Tom Dixon: Dixonary. In it, the creator of super-popular light fixtures such as the Beat Light, the Mirror Ball, the Void Light, and the mega-hit Copper Shade, details his creative process. We chatted with Dixon about design, the lives of techies, and the future.

Vote for Your Favorite #SFMagic Photo and Win Ballet Tickets!

Although we don’t need much convincing that San Francisco is a magical place, your 3,000 #SFMagic pics sure blew us away! We saw aerial shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, pups playing on Bernal Hill, cutie-pie couples in love, and a whole lot more in-between. It was tough to narrow it down to our top seven photos, but after agonizing over so many fabulous pics we can’t wait for you to vote on the favorites.

Ask a Vet: My Dog Has Separation Anxiety, Help!

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Seven Favorite Things: New from Unionmade

If we could only shop at one menswear store, it might just be Unionmade. For dapper duds high and low, the Castro shop never lets us down. And their new spring collection, featuring Kenneth Field, the Levi's Vintage Collection and New York designer Alexander Olch, is no different. 

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