Family & Pets

Dog adoption fair in San Francisco  (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Places to Celebrate National Pet Month In The Bay Area

National Pet Month promotes the benefits of pet ownership for both pets and people, highlights adoption and raises awareness about service animals. The Bay Area pet has a rich pet scene, including groomers, vets, dog walkers, foster caregivers, humane shelters, and service dog trainers.

05/22/2015

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone #NewsMom

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone

While covering a story on cell phone radiation, reporter Julie Watts asks a personal aside: “How dangerous is it that I keep two cellphones and a wireless baby monitor in our bedroom where my child sleeps? ” The response prompted her to declare her bedroom wireless-free.

05/20/2015

Dog (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Ask A San Francisco Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

While heat and San Francisco summers don’t go hand-in-hand, a few minutes’ drive north, south or east of the city can find a very different climate with significantly higher temperatures. As you peel off layers of clothing to adjust your own comfort levels, remember that our furry friends need assistance to cool down as temperatures heat up.

05/15/2015

Mexican Pork Tacos (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area – Week Of May 17th-May 24th

Take a Mission District Food Tour or make it a sleepover at Chabot, maybe see Bryan Adams at Shoreline are just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/15/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

Dogs Playing in Back Yard

5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

Mother's Day cards at Papyrus, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Mother’s Day Gifts In The Bay Area

If there’s a Bay Area mother in your life, a few suggestions from macarons to museums and show tickets to showy roses make this list of best gifts in the Bay Area for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

05/08/2015

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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of May 10th-May 17th

Bay to Breakers, animals, safaris, water park adventures (yes, even in the drought), and amazing food are all things to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/06/2015

Top Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of May 3rd-May 12th

Spicy food, Hawaii day, a presidential yacht tour, and celebration of oysters — wow, there’s a lot to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/05/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In The South Bay

For families looking to get creative together, the South Bay Area is home to numerous spots where kids and adults alike can get their hands dirty. Here is a list of five of the best places for families to do arts and crafts.

05/01/2015