Melanie Graysmith

A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In The Bay Area

It is never too soon to prepare for a disaster. Fortunately, San Francisco Bay Area emergency preparedness resources offer numerous opportunities to plan ahead for disasters or emergencies of any kind.

01/16/2015

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5 Best Lasagna Joints In The Bay Area, And No, They’re Not All In San Francisco

Pizza and simple pasta dishes seem to get all the attention when Italian food is mentioned, and no one thinks lasagna will be the next food craze. But the classic Italian baked dish remains a favorite for many, and happily, Bay Area restaurants offer lasagna to satisfy everyone’s taste.

01/14/2015

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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch 2015 In The Bay Area

Ring in the New Year 2015 with the best brunch ever, and get the year rolling just right.

12/31/2014

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Best Winter Soups In The Bay Area

With many winter-friendly soups to choose from in the Bay Area, warming up in colder weather is deliciously easy to do.

12/30/2014

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Best Places For Ice Skating On The Peninsula

Forget the mild California winter weather, ice skating fits right in to some of the Bay Area’s favorite sports.

12/25/2014

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The Bay Area

If you want to choose and cut your own Christmas tree, Bay Area Christmas tree farms make it easy to do.

12/12/2014

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Best Free And Low-Cost Winter Activities For Families In San Francisco

Families looking for activities to enjoy together and not break the budget will be pleased to know that San Francisco has tons of things to do that are lively and fun, plus everyone will learn something too.

11/28/2014

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Best 2014 Holiday Classical Concerts In The Bay Area

Read on for five holiday concerts that fit right in with Bay Area holiday celebrations, 2014.

11/27/2014

Miniature poodles sit in a cart. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In The South Bay

Pet owners often have their four-legged friends in tow when out and about. Dining out together offers a chance for shared time to enjoy each other’s company away from home.

11/14/2014

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Best Craft Beer Happy Hours In The Bay Area

Craft beers have broadened their image from lofty brews enjoyed by a distinct few to today’s popular drafts with widespread appeal. Happy hours offer opportunities to sample and evaluate the bounty of craft beers, so aim try them all.

11/13/2014

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