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Slide Show and Ice Cream
Destination Ride: Alameda

Destination Ride: Alameda

Wind changes things. For kite surfers, it provides a day of challenging fun. For Sacramento Valley dwellers trying to escape the heat, the coastal breeze is a lifesaver. It can also give you more of a workout than you bargained for. This past Saturday my family went for a destination bike ride along the...

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Sac Foodies
Explore Bay Area Culinary Treasures with an Edible Excursions Food Tour

Feb 28, 2014
Explore Bay Area Culinary Treasures with an Edible Excursions Food Tour

By: Amanda Frew Are you looking for a fun and delicious weekend adventure? Look no further than Edible Excursions, an award-winning Bay Area culinary tour company. Edible Excursions offers foodies intimate insider tours of some of the Bay Area’s most delicious neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. The tours are led by chefs,...

Capitol Alert
A shocker — San Francisco is No. 11 among gayest U.S. cities

Jan 7, 2014
A shocker — San Francisco is No. 11 among gayest U.S. cities

Wouldn't San Francisco, which has had a thriving gay community for decades and where the same-sex marriage revolution began, automatically be considered the gayest city in America? Well, The Advocate, a major gay publication, doesn't even put San Fr...

HealthyCal.org
Innovative program in Oakland serves free summer lunch to kids in libraries

Jun 9, 2013
Innovative program in Oakland serves free summer lunch to kids in libraries

By Lily Dayton For some, the library serves as ad hoc daycare while their parents are at work. For others, the library is a safe place to escape the streets. Many kids show up in the morning and stay all day—but few have food, or money to buy a meal.

The State Hornet
Sigor Ros Excites at Fox Theater in Oakland

Apr 22, 2013

The ambient rock band Sigur Ros, on a world tour from their home country of Iceland, played this past Tuesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland. I left Sacramento by bus in time to see the sun set over the bay.

Capitol Alert
Former Oakland state Sen. Nicholas Petris dies

Mar 20, 2013
Former Oakland state Sen. Nicholas Petris dies

Nicholas Petris, who served in the California Legislature for 37 years, representing Oakland and other East Bay communities, died Wednesday morning. He was 90. Daniel Visinich, who worked for Petris in the Legislature, said that Petris died at Piedmon...

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Jerry Brown: ‘Oakland has to solve its own problems’

Jan 15, 2013

SAN JOSE -- Gov. Jerry Brown, the former mayor of Oakland, said today that his home city "has to solve its own problems," after a surge in crime has prompted

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The State Hornet
Necessary roughness

Oct 30, 2012

James Heck

The State Hornet
Necessary roughness

Oct 9, 2012

Joe Davis

Capitol Alert
Is San Francisco denser than Los Angeles? It depends

Sep 27, 2012

Does the compact San Francisco Bay Area have a denser population than the sprawling Los Angeles Basin? Most would say San Francisco does, but it turns out, according to a

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