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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

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Top Beer Gardens To Enjoy a Brew In San Francisco

Beer gardens are fun, yet everyone knows that San Francisco and summer have a weird relationship. San Francisco and beer gardens have a great relationship, especially when tasty food is featured. Just remember a warm jacket for after the sun goes down.

05/21/2015

Suzie B Photography (credit: Suzie Biehler)

Ask A Bay Area Expert: How To Take Better Pictures With Your Phone

May is National Photography Month, and with smart phones in our pockets, everyone can have fun getting that great shot for sharing. Suzie Biehler, a San Francisco-based professional photographer, gave tips for getting the most out of smart phone photography.

05/18/2015

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

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

Copita In Sausalito (credit: copitarestaurant.com)

Ask A North Bay Bartender: Your Best Tequila Cocktail

In Sausalito, looking through Copita’s big picture window onto views of the bay or from a sidewalk table set up in the sun, cheerful crowds relax at the Mexican restaurant, Copita Tequileria y Comida on Bridgeway, just steps from the ferry dock. This is the Bay Area’s hub for all things tequila.

05/05/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In The Bay Area

Many adults can name a teacher who provided a steady hand and an encouraging smile during their early education years; a supportive teacher who made an enormous difference during those tricky teenage years or perhaps a college professor who provided academic insight and inspiration. National Teacher Day on May 5, 2015 is a time to say thanks.

05/04/2015

North Beach Festival (credit: Steven Restivo Productions)

Best Spring Festivals In San Francisco

San Francisco pulls out the stops for spring with carnivals, festivals, parades and events that have been running for decades. In the case of Bay to Breakers, that’s literally running for more than a century.

04/27/2015

Steve Jobs: Man In The Machine (credit: CNN Films)

Most Talked About Movies At The San Francisco International Film Festival

Fans of the San Francisco International Film Festival have long had April 23, 2015 through May 7, 2015 circled in red for the 58th annual SFIFF. This year choose among 181 films, 13 more than last year, during the two week-long event.

04/21/2015

Jeans at Self Edge, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Ask an Expert: Men’s Fashion Forward Thinking For The Season In San Francisco

At the four-way intersection of casual, vintage, Tokyo and San Francisco, Self Edge on Valencia Street sets men’s fashion trends that reverberate way beyond the Mission District. We talk to expert Kiya Babzani about what he sees in spring 2015 and what else is sticking around.

03/31/2015

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