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Treasure Island Is the New Alcatraz Thanks to $50M Public Art Project

Treasure Island is home to a pretty good monthly flea market and a great annual music festival. But aside from that, there's not much reason to visit beyond the standard trans-bridge drive-by. But now, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) hopes to change that with a massive transformation expected to entice locals and tourists alike. 

Oakland Receives $34 Million From Anonymous Donor

It's been a big month for the East Bay. Just this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner gave $100 million to UC Berkeley to search the galaxies for alien life, and now an anonymous donor has parted with $34 million to aide Oakland's underprivileged citizens. 

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Gifts $100 Million to UC Berkeley to Discover Aliens

Renowned research institute UC Berkeley—known for discovering countless elements and vitamins, the polio virus, and even inventing wetsuits—may be able to add another stellar category to their long list of achievements: finding aliens. 

Campfire Recipe: Doña Tomás' Grilled Carne Asada with Drunken Beans

Tired of the usual hotdogs and chips fare that comes with sleeping in the great outdoors? Don't let the opportunity to cook a delicious meal over an open flame pass you by. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Actress Megan Trout

Four years after crash landing on the Bay Area theater scene, local actress Megan Trout has become a local fixture. If you haven't already seen one of her passionate performances in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Hamlet, or her breakout performance in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, you need to get yourself to the theater. 

Foodie Agenda: New Smitten Flavors, Corn Fritter Burgers, & the Newest Superfood

Save your appetite, it's a busy weekend in the food world. 

Secret Recipe: Toast Bastille Day With This Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail

Break out your beret, red scarf, and horizontal stripes, and get ready to celebrate Bastille Day in style with this classy cocktail. 

See Rare Photos of the Jazz Age in San Francisco in This New Exhibit

Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero. 

Alite Designs Launches New Sea-Themed Pop-Up Featuring Local Artists

Alite Designsthe SF-based adventure gear company that brought us the Sexy Hotness sleeping bags (they can be zipped together for easier, er, cuddling) and Best of SF Winner, The Outpost—is teaming up with local makers to open up a beach-themed pop-up in the Sunset district. And we're super stoked. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Author Vendela Vida

It's impossible to list the many accolades of San Francisco native Vendela Vida without wondering what the hell you've been doing with your own life. She's a New York Times bestselling author, of course; publishes a magazine, The Believer; founded 826 Valencia with her also-famous husband Dave Eggers; and even cowrote (with said husband) the screenplay for Away We Go, the 2009 indie hit starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski.

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