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Oakland Spice Shop in Oakland, CA

Visit Lake Merritt on any given day and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself amid a buzz of activity — people rowing on the placid waters, walking or jogging along the lake’s 3.4-mile trail, or simply sitting on one of the…

Santa Rosa sits squarely in the heart of Sonoma County and is a place ”where the beer flows like wine”(I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that Dumb and Dumber quote!). Just 55 short miles north of San…

When the holidays roll around, it’s easy to get swept up with flash sales and discount codes. We took a deep breath and dove into the wild world of internet shopping to find products that are not only great…

Perhaps you prefer a long hike in the mountains or bike ride along the beach but the family wants to go to Disneyland. While health and wellbeing, are not, perhaps, the first things people think of when pondering a…

Summer is the perfect time to start a new book. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or on your couch, here’s our list of the best books to read this summer.  Woman No. 17 Writer Edan Lepucki burst onto…

In the book, How to Cycle, published in 1892, Dr. K.K. Doty wrote that “Cyclers see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh…

Herringbone Santa Monica II

Last year, the Los Angeles metro opened up a new car-free beach world with the launch of the Expo Line. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets of shops…

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From Alice Waters’ Berkeley food revolution in the 1970s to Jessica Largey (of Los Gatos), James Beard’s Rising Star Chef of 2015, the Bay Area has long been a frontrunner all things epicurean. It’s also a haven for all…