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Oakland Zoo California Trail Wolf Exhibit

I haven’t been to a zoo in years. Yeeeears. I don’t remember the last time I went to a zoo. But, on what ended up being a gloriously warm and sunny Sunday, I found myself in a sea of…

Biking in Sunset

If your idea of a fun bike ride doesn’t involve full-body spandex and an all-day trek up an insurmountable hill, then look no further than the 10-mile ride. Although the nine-mile loop in our own beloved Golden Gate Park…

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Trips with kids can be a delight or a terror, and likely both. With screens such an easy way out of the sturm und drang, it is nearly impossible to resist them. But, remember books? Glorious, informational picture books,…

If you’re searching for a weekend getaway, San Diego packs a big vacation punch. Thanks to a range of public transportation options, it’s an excellent choice if you’re considering a car-free getaway. I spent a recent weekend luxuriating at…

things to do in santa clara

Although it’s best known as a base for tech companies and the future home of the San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara is a destination in its own right. You may not think to visit it, but that’s exactly why…

Every year, the New York Times fuels our wanderlust with its annual list of places to visit. In addition to the far-flung and exotic, this year’s 52 Places to Visit in 2016 touts our very own East Bay for its culinary wonders,…

Get ready for one of the Bay Area’s biggest summer music festivals! On August 7-9, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest will rock downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park with more than 100 shows on 13 stages….