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The Hottest Bay Area Spots To LOL!

San Francisco and the Bay Area have a long-standing reputation for terrific stand-up comedy and witty improv, where some of the greatest comedians of the 20th century got their start. Is this where the next big star will be born?

06/29/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In The Bay Area

The City of San Francisco always throws a free fireworks party for hundreds of thousands of spectators on the Fourth of July. Come and join the crowds along the waterfront, crossing your fingers and toes for the fog to stay away.

06/27/2015

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Ask A Bay Area Expert: Decorating Your First Apartment On A Budget

Score a bargain on furniture consignment shopping without giving up quality and style. You can avoid cookie cutter looks and spend a lot less than retail.

06/23/2015

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Best Day Trips From San Francisco

There’s warmer weather and wine country, sunshine and surf, breezy beaches, nature preserves, mountains and music festivals. These five well-known destinations are within a 200 mile drive and worth setting out early to spend the day, although longer stays are even better. We include a few tidbits about what’s new at each spot.

06/20/2015

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Best Bars In The Bay Area To Celebrate Pride Month

June is Pride Month, when San Francisco holds its 45th annual parade and celebration throughout the weekend of June 27 through June 28, 2015. The party extends to the city’s clubs, bars, resto-lounges and dance floors, some of which have been supporting the gay community for decades.

06/11/2015

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Best LGBT Pride Events In The Bay Area

June is officially National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month and the largest gay pride celebration in the nation is right here in San Francisco for its 45th anniversary.

06/01/2015

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Top 5 Must-Go-To Bay Area Music Festivals

Outdoor music festivals, top talent, sunshine mixed with the San Francisco Bay Area has been making headlines with headliners for decades. It all happens once again between May through October in 2015.

05/29/2015

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7 Awesome San Francisco Free Shows To See This Summer

The best way to enjoy all the free fun and entertainment on offer in San Francisco throughout the summer is to use public transportation in and out of the venues.

05/29/2015

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Top 5 Barbecues Served At Non-Traditional Barbecue Joints

May is National Barbecue Month and the barbecue scene in the Bay Area is sizzling.

05/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Summer Trends In The Bay Area

There’s something in the DNA of the San Francisco Bay Area that gives birth to trends. Yet, when summer trends are described as “hot,” we smile, knowing that summertime depends on where we’re standing and what Karl the Fog is thinking. In any case, we know what looks good and where to find it.

05/26/2015

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