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Star-Gazing in Tahoe

Star-Gazing in Tahoe

If you want to witness one of the greatest light shows around, just toss your head back and watch the night sky for a while. But since light pollution has made naked-eye star gazing in the urban areas a bit difficult, you have to head to the hinterlands (and by that, we mean Tahoe) to get a better look.

One great place is Northstar California resort, just outside Truckee, where a slew of star-gazing tours will take place on a weekly basis through the end of the summer.

Win Tickets to Pink Mammoth's Burning Man Camp Fundraiser at Mighty!

Win Tickets to Pink Mammoth's Burning Man Camp Fundraiser at Mighty!

Welcome to Ticket Tuesdays, a new weekly chance for you to score entry to some of the hottest shows in the Bay Area.

Why Canned Beer is Slowly Taking Over the Craft Brew Scene

Why Canned Beer is Slowly Taking Over the Craft Brew Scene

Summer is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors in Northern California and taking beer along to a picnic, barbecue, or to replace those precious bodily fluids at the end of a bike ride or hike is an absolute must.

But until recently, making the buying decision at a beer cooler involved choosing either a tasty craft beer in heavy, breakable bottles or selecting an industrial-style brew in lighter and more packable cans. Thankfully, more and more brewers are resolving this dilemma by packaging their craft beers in cans.

The Best of San Francisco: Food

The Best of San Francisco: Food

It’s been a good year for Aziza pastry chef Melissa Chou, a 2012 finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Pastry Chef award. When she isn’t tempting diners with lavender panna cotta with walnut cake and malted vanilla ice cream, Chou, who lives three blocks from her childhood home in the Sunset, keeps things simple and savory—for the most part. Here, she names the city's best in food.

Your Guide to Pride: Sunday, June 24

Your Guide to Pride: Sunday, June 24

Sunday is the penultimate day of the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Along with the world famous parade, there is also a multitude of parties and other events scattered throughout the city. Here is our breakdown for you.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Shehan Karunatilaka (The Legend of Pradeep Mathew)

Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm, at Book Passage SF (1 Ferry Building)

Karunatilaka's first novel recently walked away with the Commonwealth Book Prize, and for good reason: it's a strange, fiercely funny tale from his native Sri Lanka, a part of the world most Americans don't hear much about. When aging sportswriter (and professional drunk) W.G. Karunasena discovers that his liver is about to fail him, he sets out on a search for a vanished, legendary 1980s cricket player. The result is a madcap, humorous detective story with a thoroughly unreliable narrator. 

Lizz Winstead (Lizz Free or Die)

Market Watch: Cheeses to Enjoy This Summer at the Ferry Plaza

Market Watch: Cheeses to Enjoy This Summer at the Ferry Plaza

Kiri Fisher, one of the owners of The Cheese School of San Francisco, makes regular trips to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to select cheeses from local cheese makers like Cowgirl Creamery, Andante Dairy and Achadinha Cheese Company and find seasonal produce to pair with them.

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick, the online dating service that takes the anonymity out of dating and gives would-be matchmakers a prominent role, has expanded beyond its iPhone app to android devices, tablets, and the web.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day.

Tour Wine Country's Newest Restaurant, Campo Fina, Opening Today

Tour Wine Country's Newest Restaurant, Campo Fina, Opening Today

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Looking for Wine Country’s newest hot spot? Ari and Dawnelise Rosen return to basics with their new eatery Campo Fina, which opens today, June 18. The casual sister to the wildly popular Scopa Restaurant, Campo Fina sits right around the corner on Healdsburg Plaza. Defined by wood and masonry interiors, the space mirrors the timeless Italian flavors on their small plates menu.

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