Laurie Farr

5 Bay Area Farms To Cut Your Own Christmas TreeFamilies in the Bay Area can make a day's outing around their Christmas tree haul, enjoying hayrides, Santa trains, elf workshops, puppet shows, farmyard animals and complimentary snacks and hot drinks which add to the festive atmosphere for all ages.
Best Places For Mother's Day Gifts In San FranciscoEscorting mother out to enjoy the city is perhaps her fondest wish for the day, so we've included a list of great places for all ages to enjoy together on the second Sunday in May.
Best Indie Movie Theaters In The South BayToday, the experience to be had in a vintage movie house is entirely different from a multi-screen megaplex at the mall. Fortunately, some independent cinemas have been saved from the wrecker's ball and others are focused on screening independent filmmakers.
Best 2014 Summer Festivals In The East BayFrom Memorial Day to Labor Day, attend a festival or two in the East Bay. You can be sure of good times and good food for young and old, and even for Rover.
Best Neighborhood Bars In San FranciscoIn a city that's truly a collection of neighborhoods, it's fun to dip your toe into another 'hood every once in a while. Pick up the hyper-local vibes when you visit these watering holes.
Best Restaurants For Cinco De Mayo In The South BayCheck out these spots for great eats and drinks on Cinco de Mayo, all in the spirit of the celebration.
Best Bike Shops In The East BayThe East Bay has a good number of great bike shops, especially in Oakland, so find the one that makes you the happiest.
Best Up-And-Coming Visual Artists In The Bay AreaHere are a few picks of East Bay up-and-coming artists we've noticed are getting lots of attention.
Best Date Ideas For Art Lovers On The PeninsulaWhat a pleasure for art lovers to spend a few hours together in these places.
Best Trivia Nights In The East BayThe authentically ex-pat folks at Brainstormer suggest these East Bay places for a good trivia time. For some, bragging rights, prizes and semi-stardom await.
Dr. Jed Kolko Offers Trulia's Real Estate Recap For March 2014There's some good news in the forecast. According to Dr. Kolko of the real estate site Trulia, we are coming out of the housing recession.
Where To Find Drought-Tolerant Plants In The Bay AreaFind beautiful plants that can thrive in dry settings at these Bay Area shops.