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12/19/2012

SAN FRANCISCO'S VERY OWN MOUNTAIN playground is less than four hours away (on a good day), which means that most stalwart weekend warriors... More»

11/16/2012

A last-minute four-hour drive south of the city recently landed me in the Central Coast enclave of Morro Bay. Despite having lived in the Central Coast for... More»

11/2/2012

Saturday 10 a.m. For the drive north, opt for Highway 1, and revel in this year’s last taste of summer sunshine.... More»

10/26/2012

Saturday   12 p.m.: Lunch at LokaL Take full... More»

10/18/2012

Eat Soif With farms like Love Apple Farms in your backyard, it... More»

8/31/2012

Oakland's crab festival Strap on a bib and dig in to a bottomless pit of Dungeness crab at the... More»

8/16/2012

Good news: The state parks apocalypse has been averted. Over the past year, public-land advocates have collected enough... More»

4/21/2008

It’s no secret that San Franciscans pine for a real summer. Granted, we do tend to get a few hot days in September and October—but assuming you... More»

9/11/2014

  Though its home to oldest Zinfandel vines in California—and some of the oldest on Earth—it's easy to overlook Amador County's... More»

4/23/2013

From San Francisco, you only have to drive four hours to land on Mars. At least that’s how it will feel when you hit Monitor Pass [Mile Marker 217],... More»

4/23/2013

Road-trippers trapped in weekend-gawker traffic on the Avenue of the Giants will be relieved to know that there is a worthy alternative in Humboldt County (... More»

4/23/2013

There is only one way to improve the classic trip on Highway 1 to Santa Cruz: Ditch the car and bike it. Trailblazers can slip into scenic... More»