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The Greenest, Most Picnic-Worthy Parks in Oakland

Today it's supposed to reach a high of 75 degrees in Oakland; so, no one would blame you if you went for a very long walk, or even called in "sick" tomorrow. We have to milk these glorious days for everything they’re worth (before the spring gloom sets in); so, grab a bottle of wine, a baguette, some cheese, and a blanket and stake out your own little slice of heaven at one of these picnic-perfect Oakland parks.

Foodie Agenda: Giants Sausages, Dinner With Dave Eggers, and More

The most enticing culinary happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

This House Cray: "Marin County's Most Iconic Estate" for $20M

This 3-acre compound with 10 bedrooms and 8.5 baths in Ross is your dream house if you like to rock out to loud music, hate your neighbors, your in-laws are coming to visit, or you generally need lots of empty space to survive. 

Three Car Sharing Companies Gain Access to 900 SFMTA Parking Spots

Finally, city government wants to do something about San Francisco's congested parking scene, and it's looking to car sharing to help fix the problem. As of this morning the SFMTA will dedicate 900 of its parking spaces to three local car sharing companies. 

East Bay Gems Hidden Inside Pixar Movies

If you said you hated Pixar movies, you'd be lying. With the exception of Cars (sorry, NASCAR fans) all their movies showcase storytelling at its finest. And part of what makes them so damn great is all the Bay Area love the animation studio includes in their films. After all, Pixar is located in Emeryville (and Richmond before that) so they have to give major props to the inspirational East Bay.

A Perfect Day in San Rafael

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge are small towns ripe for adventure. Each weekend, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. This week: San Rafael.

The Future of Cycling Is Only Half a Bike

Road bikes are so passé. Or so says Arizona-based startup company Kolelinia, who wants to revolutionize urban travel with the Halfbike – a half bike, half Segway mode of transport that claims to seamlessly combine cycling and running. 

Foodie Agenda: Brunch at Bluestem Brasserie, CHAYA's Raw Bar, and More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

Raise a Glass to the Top 7 Breweries in Oakland and Berkeley

Now that the weather has taken a turn for the worse, you’ll be in need of indoor adventures. So, pick one (or two, or three) of these East Bay staples and enjoy a brew and some bar bites inside with friends.

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