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The Best Ways to Play in the Bay, 2013 Edition

We present to you the best ways to get off your butt and do stuff.

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick can do a lot of things. Apparently, he can do pretty much all of them well.

Scenes of the City: Portola's Abandoned Rose Nursery

For this week's Scenes of the City we tour a historical gem in San Francisco's Portola District. Overgrown and falling apart, the 'hood's old rose nursery is one of those places that reaps its magic from its state of decay. Full of brambles, broken glass, and old nursery tools, the greenhouse takes up an entire city block. See it on Google maps here

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

On a day reserved for the dads of the world, it was a mom from Berkeley who won Father’s Day in record-breaking fashion.

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Cummins Skyway to Martinez

The view from Snake Road over the Carquinez Strait

Are you looking for some outstanding views and little off-the-beaten track exploration on your next cycling adventure? Then this twenty-mile Crockett Martinez loop is just the ticket. Most of this route is the road less traveled for even longtime Bay Area residents and offers some unique perspectives on familiar landmarks.

Fitness That Works for Your Life

JCC Fitness Center

In San Francisco we can have it all, but not in one place. We work out à la carte, going one place for our yoga, another for our Pilates, and way over there for our much-needed massage. It’s a perfectly curated, but totally inconvenient (and super exhausting), fitness experience.

In another part of town, at the intersection of California and Presidio, locals are enjoying customized and convenient fitness in the comfort of community. They’re parking in an underground garage, dropping their children off at childcare, meeting their friends for a power-up smoothie at the onsite café and checking in to the JCCSF Fitness Center–a lifestyle gym that meets all their needs, all in one place.

Say Hello to Bay Area Bike Share

New York City launched a massive bike share program last month, and the whole city is a buzz with bike talk. The Wall Street Journal calls bike share the worst thing to happen to New York City, and part of a totalitarian takeover. But the general consensus from non-NIMBYs is that bike share is amazing, and the greatest transportation change since the subway was built.

New York isn’t the only city with bike share. It’s now in dozens of cities around the world, including a booming system in Paris and Mexico City. And there’s one coming to San Francisco as well.

NatureBridge Celebrates the Outdoors at Annual Gala

NatureBridge celebrated the spirit of John Muir and honored Board Chair Stephen Lockhart in a spectacular annual gala event.

Get Summer Ready with San Francisco's Aura Skin Spa

Aura Skin Spa

We all want to look our best, all the time–so it's no wonder that med spas, especially in the Bay Area, are becoming more and more in demand. Thanks to fresh technological advances, San Francisco's very own Aura Skin Spa offers the most sought-after procedures and treatments to keep us all looking gorgeous, glowing, and healthy.

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

Whoa, whoa, whoa – the Oakland A’s aren’t actually allowed to lose, are they?

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