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Best Products For Protecting Kids Against Summer Sun

Keep away sunburn and have some fun in the sun this Summer with these kid-friendly products.

06/01/2015

Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex (credit: Randy Yagi)

Top 5 San Francisco Tennis Courts

A closer look at five of the best public tennis courts in San Francisco

05/29/2015

A woman kisses a Siberian Husky. (SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Research Suggests Friendship Between Man And Dogs Is Older Than Dirt

Just exactly when dogs became ‘man’s best friend’ is uncertain but new research suggests it happened a lot longer ago than scientists believed, when much of the earth was still covered with ice.

05/27/2015

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10 Must Haves For Travel With Kids

We travel… A lot.

At 21 months old, my toddler had logged over 60 flight hours and she continues to sleep in her travel crib an average of 2 weekends a month. As a result, I have a lot of experience surviving airports, airplanes, hotels, cabs, and long car rides in foreign countries with a baby.

05/22/2015

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 play in a backyard.

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