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How to Spend the Perfect Day in Oakland’s Redwood Forest

While Muir Woods houses some of the largest and oldest trees that are easily accessible to the public, it’s very much a tourist destination. If large crowds and flashing cameras aren’t your thing, consider going out to Oakland for the day instead.

Where to Sip Fine Wine & Enjoy Live Music this Summer in Wine Country

If wine, music, and sunshine are three of your favorite things, you’ll want to hit up these wineries this summer for live performances in the vineyards, paired with great weather and refreshing vino.

Secret Recipe: Little Gem's King Trumpet Mushrooms and Tomato Bacon Bean Stew

One of the best dishes at Little Gem is their King Trumpet mushrooms with bacon tomato stew. The simple, satisfying dish can be served as a side or over rice for a main. 

Young Rockers Attempt to Keep Thrash Metal Alive in the Bay Area

It’s a Saturday evening in South San Francisco, and four friends have gathered at what looks like a shabby old administration building oddly placed between newer GenenTech offices. A simple sign out front hangs low with the words “Hit Wall Studios,” and a distant rumbling of an electric guitar solo can be heard coming from an upstairs window. Neal Engelhaupt, 32, Doug Richardson, 29, Nick Young, 29, and Sergio Vaquerano-Ramirez, 29, were all professional musicians just a few years ago, touring and making albums with Bay Area-based metal bands. Now they’re “all grown up”—married, some with kids, and working full-time in the tech sector—but they still gather once a week to collaborate on new music in an attempt to revive the meta scene that once permeated the Bay Area.

Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina Join Forces for New Barbecue Pop-up

Attention Dub Nation: The next menu at Michael Mina's constantly rotating Test Kitchen will feature the culinary prowess of none other than Ayesha Curry. 

Why Hillary Clinton Should Choose Kamala Harris as Her V.P. — Carlos Watson Weighs In

With less than three months to go until the Democratic National Convention in July, political talk has inevitably shifted to who the current party frontrunners—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—will choose as their running mates. And while we shudder to think who Trump will choose, there's a lot of buzz around the possibility of an all-female Democratic ticket. 

A Man Candy Moment: San Francisco Giants Edition

In 2014, 7x7 writer Jane Ganahl posed a very important question: Why is no one talking about how hot the Giants are? 

San Francisco's Top 10 Hangover Breakfasts

We’ve gathered the top hangover busting breakfasts in town, certain to cure what ails you. And don’t forget to hydrate. 

Wedding Inspiration: High School Sweethearts Marry on Family Ranch

In the second grade at St. Helena Elementary School, Annie had a crush on Sam. The feeling was not mutual.

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