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Weekend Sherpa: Escape the Crowds & Head for Alcatraz's Agave Trail

Take a walk on Alcatraz's wild side: Escape the crowds and head for the Agave Trail, only open for a few months every autumn and winter between bird nesting seasons. The trail just opened last weekend, making now a good time to go on a leisurely half-mile stroll that offers superb southerly views of San Francisco and has many points of interest spinning tales of the prison's colorful past.

Cool Giveaway For Giants Fans From Coveroo

We want to treat our fellow Giants fans right during these pulse-quickening times, so we've got a little giveaway to get your hands on, courtesy of smartphone fanciers Coveroo. We'll pick 7 people to give Giants-themed phone covers to so you can sport your team spirit all over town (and protect your precious phone)!

Just email us who your favorite player is and why by Monday the 25th, then we'll email YOU a special code you can use to get your free cover.

Your Seven Favorite Charities: KEEN SF

A few weeks ago, we asked you to nominate your favorite local charities to give seven of them a chance to win $700 from us. We'll be profiling each on our website. Don't forget to pick your favorite to be featured in our February issue!

Executive Director Ayesha Williamson is the only staff member of KEEN SF, an organization that works to provide children with disabilities a free chance to forget their troubles and just have fun through exercise and play, while gaining increased socialization, peer to peer contact and encouragement from their one-on-one matched volunteer Coach. Read on to see how KEEN SF is making a difference in hundreds of kids' lives in our city.

Your Perfect Portland Weekend

I have my first thought about relocating to Portland eight hours after arriving, just after grabbing a cappuccino and berry-topped pastry at Ken’s Artisan Bakery. It’s raining, but I—like everyone else in town—am impervious in my high-performance rain jacket.

Hey, Giants fans: Through October 31st, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA has a $9 adoption special on all Giants-colored (that's orange and black!) kitties.

Transported: Getting Around the Mob of Giant Fans on Game Day

Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

There are ways to get to AT&T Park without being dominated by throngs of Giants fans and having to trade your firstborn child for a parking spot. Here are some tips for Wednesday's game!

San Francisco's Best Dance Classes: 9 Places to Bust a Move

Shut off Dancing With the Stars and get off that couch: Nine places to bust your own move.

Transported: Looking at Prop L (Sit/Lie Ordinance) and Prop G (Muni Reform)

Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are duking it out on TV. Supervisors are fiercely campaigning and people are frenetically plastering windows with "yes" and "no" posters.  Here are two ballot measures that will affect how you get around town (or in the case of the Sit/Lie Ordinance, don't). Get to know them.

1. Prop L: Sit/Lie Ordinance

Oh hey, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted San Francisco their favorite U.S. city.

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