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 Cruz

The end of summer does not necessarily have to equal the end of fun, or the end of adventures. Weekends can provide just enough time for a quick jaunt to recharge your batteries before launching into another week of…

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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…

On Saturday, October 10, it’s 5:00 (or, rather, 4:30) in Orinda. The Art of Mixology Craft Cocktail Competition will feature the “signature cocktails” of myriad competitors, all vying for the coveted Mixologist of the Year title. Attendees get to sample all…

This August, Trails in Motion returns to the Bay Area. The annual international film festival delights passionate trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts with films about (you guessed it) running, trails, and adventure. The Bay Area festival, which is organized by the…

Uber and Lyft may have some serious competition in the Bay Area. Ford Motor Co. is hopping onboard the ride-sharing bandwagon, launching its own pilot program in six U.S. cities (including Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco) and London. The…

outstanding in the field

Outstanding in the Field, known for its fabulous farm-to-table events, held in unique locations around the country, is hitting the road on a five-month North American tour celebrating its 15 years in all 50 states. It’s only fitting that…