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Memorial Day Weekend has too many things going on: There are festivals for everything from curling to kites; Carnaval is taking over the Mission; and... More»


Electrocution. Open flames. Sub-zero temperatures. 15-foot drops. Why would ordinary San Franciscans spend a perfectly good weekend subjecting themselves to... More»

Snowkiting below Donner Pass

Let’s talk about Truckee. Not the glamorously kitschy Base Camp Hotel in South Shore Tahoe. Not the soon-to-be completely redeveloped West Shore.... More»


Buzzards circle overhead as you speed along the black ribbon of highway through the arid finger of land known as Baja Sur. On your right,... More»


After months of dangerously-dry conditions the weather gods have finally bestowed us with the gift of rain. Even better—in the mountains, this means... More»


Sophisticated spirits 1313 Main in downtown Napa launched their new rare spirit program last... More»


Oakland's First Friday What: Oakland's cultural art community... More»


I feel as if I’ve just arrived at a suburban block party in Los Angeles circa 1950. Newlyweds mingle beneath a postcard-perfect sky... More»


1. Sip with the Rolling Stones at Cliff Lede Vineyards. If Apple... More»


The cabin’s rented and the car’s packed. The only problem with a trip to Lake Tahoe this weekend: the snow is melting, not falling, and the... More»


Wake up: Before a breathtaking hike to Alamere Falls, fuel up with one of... More»