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Russian Hill San Francisco
Why I Love Living in Russian Hill

Russian Hill is a neighborhood with that rare advantage of being tucked away, yet central to almost everything. I feel lucky that from where I live I can walk to Union Square, the Marina, Pacific Heights, Aquatic Park, Chinatown, or North Beach in about 1

Posted on May 12 at 03:29 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Shakeswell in Oakland
5 Intriguing Restaurants Coming Soon to Oakland

Alligator tacos, toast with marrow sauce, and goat cheese burrata are just some of the inventive menu items coming to Oakland this summer thanks to a flurry of new restaurant openings.

Posted on May 07 at 01:49 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Best burgers in San Francisco
12 of the Best Burgers San Francisco Has to Offer

San Franciscans are obsessed with food. We spend hours reading about it, Instagramming and Yelping ramen, burritos, fried chicken, and pizza. But one menu item trumps them all: the burger.

Posted on Apr 30 at 12:14 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Smission San Francisco
I Love Living in the Smission

Now that I’m a real adult I live just outside the Mission, on the SOMA side of the freeway. I can walk pretty much anywhere I need to go in less than 30 minutes. I’m surrounded by every kind of grocer imaginable, and there’s ample parking for all those

Posted on Apr 29 at 01:29 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Where to Go in Port Costa
Where to Go in Port Costa

Port Costa is a place that feels worlds apart from San Francisco, even though it takes less than an hour to get there. See where to go if you find yourself in this whimsical and nostalgic town.

Posted on Apr 29 at 01:21 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Wax Mark Zuckerberg at Madame Tussauds San Francisco
See and Touch Mark Zuckerberg and Other Famous Figures in Wax at Madame Tussaud's

Madame Tussauds San Francisco is set to open in Fisherman's Wharf. Come see and touch replicas of local celeb Mark Zuckerberg, Rihanna, and more!

Posted on Apr 29 at 12:36 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins
These Are the SFIFF Movies Not To Miss

The San Francisco International Film Festival is my favorite excuse to binge on movies. We get first crack at indie films that become huge hits and can attend one-of-a-kind events. These are my picks for this year's SFIFF.

Posted on Apr 29 at 12:10 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Best Pizza in Oakland
8 Pizzas That Will Make You Visit Oakland

Oakland has a lot going for it: a great art scene, a vibrant local community, and a totally enviable list of food and drink options. Also, pizza – really, really good pizza.

Posted on Apr 28 at 12:43 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Guide to Golden Gate Park
A Guide to Golden Gate Park

There are so many things to see and do inside Golden Gate Park that it can be hard to keep track of what's inside this 1,017 acre wonderland. So here's a handy guide to 40 of our favorite amenities that we think make this park our city's golden treasure.

Posted on Apr 18 at 12:59 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Hidden Gems of Oakland
Hidden and Not So Hidden Gems of Oakland

Oakland has had a rich history over the last 150 years. Here are the hidden and not so hidden gems that celebrate that history.

Posted on Apr 02 at 04:50 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

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