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Weekend Getaways: Monterey

Oct 04, 2017 ● By Fran Miller

The famous aquarium is not the only draw in this picturesque seaside town.

Weekend Getaways: Palo Alto

Oct 04, 2017 ● By Fran Miller

There's more than tech in Silicon Valley.

Weekend Getaways: Tahoe South

Sep 28, 2017 ● By Pam Kessler

Here is your essential guide to hip hotels, chic restaurants, and hidden places in South Lake that will remind you why you live here. Now head out the door.


Sep 28, 2017

Walnut Creek is notorious for its profusion of bars and restaurants. Behind the success of many of these establishments are bartenders who cater to the crowds.

What's In Season: Pumpkins

Sep 27, 2017 ● By Cale Finta

From Asia to the Middle East, Mexico to the United States, cuisines all over use pumpkin in a variety of ways. Pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin chili — the options are endless

Five of the Best Bay Area Hikes

Sep 27, 2017 ● By Deborah Burstyn

You’re ready, right? Summer heat has subsided; air is cooler but comfortably warm. Holiday madness is a couple months away. Time to get outside and take in some breath-taking beauty.

Community Speaks Out On New District

Sep 26, 2017

Since the 1970s, multiple efforts have been made to form a new school district in Walnut Creek; without winning results. The most recent by Northgate CAPS was shot down by the County. By Carolyn Cabral and Pam Kessler

Monterey Bay's Hidden Gem: Sanctuary Beach Resort

Aug 31, 2017 ● By Fran Miller

No other hotel in the area offers such proximity to panoramic sunset views and calming sounds of nearby surf.

Urban Retreat

Aug 01, 2017 ● By Fran Miller

Claire and Dan Dudan enjoy the East Bay’s splendor from their backyard.

The Gig Economy

Aug 01, 2017 ● By Fran Miller

Whether Uber, Etsy or Door Dash, more and more people are working freelance jobs.