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6 Execs Say Surfing Ocean Beach Makes Them Better at Business

With their sun-kissed torsos, beach-tossed locks, and laidback outlook on life, surfers have provided decades of stereotypes and cliches in media and advertising. But there is something different about today's surfers in San Francisco. Meet the local startup execs who are grabbing boards and getting down to business.

Where to Eat Rare Asian Dishes in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has just about all the delicious Asian cuisine you could ever want, but sometimes we crave something extra special. Here are our favorite exotic dishes from across the ocean that have made their way onto local menus.

A Literary Walking Tour of San Francisco

Publisher and director of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, Elaine Katzenberger, describes San Francisco’s iconic bookstore as “a good place to feel like you’re among like-minded people.” For the literary inclined, that may be just the phrase to describe most of San Francisco, a city that, at one time or another, served as a home to authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Maya Angelou, Dashiell Hammett, and John Steinbeck.

Shop Talk: Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Oakland + Pier 1 SoMa Closing Sale

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

This Father's Day, Win a 3-Month Supply of It's It Ice Cream! #7x7BigDaddy

Sick of buying ties and dress shirts for dear old dad? This Father's Day, 7x7 has a sweet cure for your June shopping woes.

5 New Gallery Shows to See This Summer

From street art to fine art, here are five upcoming exhibits you just can't miss.

Muni Prices on the Rise This Summer

Keep hoarding those quarters, commuters. The price of Muni will increase again next month, making this the second bump in just one year. 

Best of San Francisco 2015: Beauty + Wellness Directory

After a long day of hiking Lands End, picnicking at Crissy Field, or feasting at one of the best restaurants in SF, treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and a little bit of pampering. Here are our picks for the best of beauty and wellness in San Francisco. 

City Staycation: A Gay Ole Time in The Castro

For all its longtime neighborhood shortcomings—take, for example, poor taste (the area's small businesses have names like Hand Job, Slurp, and Spunk) and a serious lack of real food—the Castro is celebrating a new day under the rainbow. 

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