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5 Awesome Kickstarters to Support This Month

Feeling guilty about spending more than you should have at that artisan bakery this week? Give back by putting your money toward one of these cool Bay Area crowdfunding campaigns, including one super-awesome drought-busting showerhead.

Grab a Beer at These New Breweries + Pubs

It’s been a busy summer for craft beer in San Francisco, with six new places opening in almost as many weeks. If you're inspired to seek out a new place to enjoy a couple of cold ones, pull up a stool at any of the following recently opened bars.

How to Spend 50 Amazing Hours in Oakland

You probably already knew that Oakland is a diverse and ever-changing city with a mix of eclectic neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and exciting attractions. But did you know how to spend two perfect day there? 

Meet the Oakland Potter on the Speed Dials of the Bay Area's Buzziest Restaurants

Once upon a time in high school, Travis McFlynn had an "aha moment": He had found his calling in pottery. Today, the Oakland-based potter supplies some of the Bay Area's buzziest restaurants with his gorgeous, custom-made ceramics and cookware.

USS Oakland: Navy’s Newest Warship Named After the Town

Oakland's vibrant culture and busy port are getting recognition from an unlikely source: the U.S. Navy. 

Shop Talk: Etsy's SF Summer Pop-Up + DIY Pillows

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk. 

Fresh Coworking Spaces Bring Peeps Together in Oakland

Telecommuting is awesome. But as working from home becomes the norm, social life can fall by the wayside. In Oakland, a new crop of multifunctional spaces are combining housing and office space with shops and social spaces to keep folks connected, not to their devices, but to other humans.

High Society: Field Notes from San Francisco’s Marijuana Social Scene

A local marijuana reporter opens his notebook and shares all the latest gossip and happenings in the San Francisco Bay Area's budding cannabis social scene. Here's what's happening this month.

Welcome to the World of Organic Farm-to-Front-Door Cannabis

It’s a mellow Friday afternoon in the rugged hills of Oakland. Water trickles in the koi pond on a tree-shaded deck, and a Wheaten terrier chills at our feet. Could this day get any better? Well, there are also six grams of organic cannabis, fresh from a farm in the Emerald Triangle, en route via courier to our front door. An email confirmation says, “We hope it puts a smile on your face.” 

Weekend Guide: J-Pop Summit + the Laurel Street Fair

For bigtime festival-phobes among us, here are some Outside Lands alternatives to spice up the weekend. 

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