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Budget Super Bowl: 7 Cheap Things to do in San Francisco

CheapTickets | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel

By Dalia Colon for the CheapTickets Travel Blog Football's biggest game will be held on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, about an hour outside of S...

The Uncivil War Over the California Water Fix

John Mirisch | Posted 12.28.2015 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

What is being portrayed as an environmental battle is really something very different, indeed.

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

Oyster | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel

The Weatherstation Inn may not be right on the ocean, but it's within walking distance of a couple solid beaches and attractions, and features attractive boutique-style rooms for couples.

I Wish I Was Crabbier Today

Francesca Koe | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Francesca Koe

When ingested at low levels, domoic acid can cause nausea and dizziness; at higher levels, it can cause short-term memory loss and seizures; in some cases it can even prove to be fatal.

Reflecting on Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Poking the sky with its palatial spires was Symbiosis Gathering, a three-day camping, transformational music festival whose aesthetics are likened to that of Burning Man.

Exclusive Interview With Tulku Spiritflow, Founder of Enchanted Forest Gathering

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

As if the forest isn't enchanting enough, add live music, lights, art, healthy living, healing, and good people to the mix and you have something truly unforgettable. Enchanted Forest Gathering in Laytonville, California, is one of the West Coast's premier bass music and conscious movement events.

Northern Nights Music Festival Releases New LabRat Mix And Extends Late-Night Music Hours

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Northern Nights Music Festival practices and integrates one of the most important qualities all humans should possess: mindfulness. Mindfulness is a mental state in which we unify and align the awareness of our bodies, spirits and minds with the world around us.

Once Upon a Festival 2015 Is Upon Us

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Just like creating a film, putting together a multiple day live music event is a collaborative art form. With music festivals on the rise, it was only a matter of time before they combined forces to form a one-of-a-kind co-creative super festival.

Why I Quit My Job to Start a Business With My Boyfriend Instead

Sarah Dunn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Sarah Dunn

Deciding not to go back to the corporate world after I was fired wasn't easy, but it's by far the best decision I've ever made.

Man Faces Arson Charge For Wildfire Still Burning In California

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deli...

Wrestling Climate Change to the Ground

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Inside, 23 palpably excited scientists introduce themselves and rattle off their disciplines. Uh oh. Is this conference going to be all about graphs, equations and incomprehensible hypotheses presented with wild enthusiasm? (Yes.)

A Theater With a Heart and Soul

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.

Beating the Heat in the Gold Country

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.13.2014 | San Francisco
In the Gold Country

On breaks in the music, take a walk down Main Street, with its historic buildings, and read a few plaques on the walls about the history of our town. Downtown is only three blocks long. You can be back in your chair with a fresh glass of wine before the next set begins.

Two Of Three Secession Measures Defeated In Northern California

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Voters in a Northern California county have defeated a measure calling for the creation of a 51st state named Jefferson, in...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

#SpeakAmerican? Sure.

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Adrian Kamalii

I could not help but be in awe of Coca Cola's "America The Beautiful" commercial. The spoken and visual messages were spot on. What, a diverse America? We speak different languages? Beautiful. I thought society was ready for a message of diversity.

Northern California Weekend Getaway: Half Moon Bay

Michele Bigley | Posted 12.08.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Hidden in the shadows of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay might not lure the masses to her shores, redwood groves, and hiking trails, but Bay Area peeps flock to this region in October. Read on to see why.

Scissors for Lefty: Indie Rock in the Bay Area

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 02.16.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

Those of us at the University of California, San Francisco know Bryan Garza as a member of the facilities management team. By day he helps those of us on campus with various tasks but by night, he fronts the indie rock band Scissors for Lefty.

WATCH: The Lonely Beauty Of Point Reyes

Matt Brass | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Matt Brass

Point Reyes National Seashore is remarkably diverse, both in animal life and habitat.

John Christopher Stevens, 1960-2012: A Northern California Hero

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

As a Northern Californian myself for 50 years, I affirm that John Christopher Stevens was a distinct kind of hero, a special personality for Northern Californians as well as other Americans, Libyans and, in Mayor Lee's phrase, "citizens of the world."

Andrew Burmon

Reefer Madness Vs. Weed Tourism | Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel

Thanks to its high crime rate and worse reputation, Oakland has never really attracted tourists despite its proximity to San Francisco's wharfs, flowe...

Starting Over

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 10.29.2012 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

I've fallen in love with SF despite its quirks and absurdly high cost of living. Sure, sometimes I miss the relative quiet of Boston when I'm stuck on MUNI with a burnt out hippie experiencing an intense acid flashback, but SF has become my home.

PHOTOS: 10 Seafood Adventures Across The Globe

JustLuxe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel

Whether it's a dozen Fanny Bay oysters or a three-pound lobster, seafood lovers are particular about their own particular favorites and think nothing of going great distances to enjoy them.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: 'Worst Case Of Animal Cruelty' Rescue Group Has Witnessed

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

A Northern California man was arrested this week for what some members of a local animal rescue group have described as the "worst cases of animal cru...

May We Suggest a Pinot With That Redwood Forest?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Wine drinkers the world over simply can't get enough of the California Pinot grape and so Napa vineyards came up with the proposal to deforest pristine acres of majestic Redwoods and Douglas Firs in the small town of Annapolis, CA.