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Scenes of the City: Stunning Views From the Kirby Cove Campsite

For this week's Scenes of the City we went camping just across the Golden Gate Bridge at Kirby Cove.

Make Michael Chiarello’s Energy Bars from Bottega Gran Fondo

Last weekend, local celebrity chef and avid cyclist Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta) brought together his two loves with Bottega Gran Fondo, an inaugural two-day cycling event in his hometown of Napa to benefit Napa Valley Bicycle CoalitionNapa Valley Vine Trail and Clinic Ole Community Health. Two bike routes, a 40-mile and a 75-mile loop, laid the course for 24 teams led by by cycling pros, chefs, and winemakers, with delicious stops along the way.

Head to Coyote Hills Regional Park for the Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride

Coyote Hills Regional Park view

Unless you're a South Bay resident, this jewel of a park might be completely off your radar. Plainly visible across the San Francisco Bay from the Bayshore freeway, it's those hills you see silhouetted behind the San Mateo Bridge when driving south to SFO.

The Inside Scoop on Ventana Inn's New Astrology Package

Perhaps its my skepticism in the nebulous thing called the Universe—where all things that are meant to happen, happen—that leads me to seek more concrete knowledge of my uncertain future. As such, I’m always in the market for a good astrologer.

Insider Photos From SF Giants Opening Day

For this week's Scenes of the City we headed down to AT&T Park to partake in Opening Day festivities. The sun was blazing and so were the Giants with a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Discover Mt. Diablo In Bloom After Fire

If you haven’t been in a while, or if you’ve never been, the only thing you may know about Mount Diablo is what you saw on the news last fall when the Morgan Fire charred more than three thousand acres, most inside Mount Diablo State Park. The area had not seen a fire since the 1930s, and though much more rain is still needed, signs of recovery are sprouting all over the mountain.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: St. Joseph's Hill Open Space in Los Gatos

The view East from St. Joseph's Hill Open Space in Los Gatos

A popular local hike, the 4.3 mile trek up to St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve is time and effort well spent; enough that you'll be pondering about when you can make a return visit.

Scenes of the City: Eagle Point Labyrinth

For this week's Scenes of the City we headed out to the rock labyrinth at dog friendly, Land's End. Perched on a small headland off the main Coastal Trail, the labyrinth is a great stop while exploring the area.

SF Surgeons Offer a New Non-Invasive Way to Treat Unwanted Fat

No needles. No diets. No surgery. And what's more, no downtime. 

What the New Dolores Park Will Look Like

Sobs from sun-seeking hipsters could be heard around the city this weekend, when precious picnic real estate was even further restricted due to the closure of half of Dolores Park on Friday by SF Rec and Park. Eight acres of the Mission hot spot are now under construction, but recent renderings of the new and improved Dolores Park – to be revealed next year – show that the coming months of strife and struggle will be well worth it in the end. Cheer up, sunbathers, and prepare to get cozy in the meantime.

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