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Best Mardi Gras Parties In The Bay AreaFat Tuesday is marked in the San Francisco Bay Area with jazz, Cajun-inspired food and dancing in the street come Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. That means the Bay Area has got 48 hours to recover from Super Bowl 50 before throwing the next party.
Best Fruitcake In The Bay Area"Nutty as a fruitcake," is one of the expressions that doesn't bolster the reputation of this traditional cake. However, it is truly delicious. Several bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area take advantage of being able to locally source the dried fruit that's an essential ingredient in the best traditional fruitcake recipes.
Bay Area Transit Guide To Super Bowl 50Broadcast live on CBS, the first Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985 comes to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The new home of the San Francisco 49ers hosts Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016. Ticket holders should plan ahead for getting to the stadium, 40 miles from San Francisco.
5 Ways Children Can Prevent Playground BullyingWendy Poth is a Kansas City-based clinical social worker with an MSW from the University of South Carolina. Her wide range of experience includes counseling for under-16s, where the subject of bullying awareness frequently arises.
Buddy Benches Build Friendship And Connection NationwideA second-grade student in York, Pennsylvania introduced the buddy bench concept to his school principal. It's been taken in all over the world as a simple way to eliminate loneliness, foster friendships and spread kindness.
Best Places For Office Wear In San FranciscoIn San Francisco, office wear is basically casual. Nonetheless, both men and women will find a cluster of independent clothing retail shops along Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights. Gentlemen can also head downtown or to the Financial District for some traditional haberdasheries.
Best Ways To Commemorate MLK Jr. Day In The Bay AreaFilm festivals, marches, speeches, an art festival and free admission to national parks are a few of the happenings in and around San Francisco and the Bay Area on and near the date for Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 18, 2016.
Best Places For Winter Workout Gear In The Bay AreaThe San Francisco Bay Area is lucky to have the kind of weather that allows for enjoyment outdoors right around the calendar. If new running shoes or an extra layer or something waterproof is missing from your sports closet,, here's where trained and experienced staff will look after you with a smile.
Best Places To Rent Musical Instruments In San FranciscoSan Francisco stores supplying musical instrument rental services to students and musicians can be of assistance to anyone wanting to learn, brush up on old skills, start out at school or play in a group. Stop in or call ahead to one of these handy locations to find out what they've got for you.
Bay Area Experts on 5 Things You Should Do About El NiñoAre the El Niño storms coming to Northern California, and if so, when? San Francisco Bay Area residents are cautioned "better safe than sorry" by officials from FEMA, USGS, NASA and more. The following actions are being recommended.
Best Places To Spend New Year's Day In The Bay AreaSome San Francisco Bay Area folks may be too busy planning New Year's Eve to think about how to greet the first Friday of 2016, which is the start of a long weekend. To take advantage of the holiday, it's a good idea to know what's open, what's closed and to make a plan.
Best New Year's Day Sales In San FranciscoThe first day of January is a big shopping day, and there's more to celebrate in addition to the arrival of 2016. That is, parking meters are out of action in San Francisco on New Year's Day. Park for free if you're out for the day.

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