Melanie Graysmith

The Ultimate Guide To Redwood Regional Park

Redwood Regional Park in Oakland is living proof that you don’t have to venture far to reap the benefits of a stunning respite.

08/14/2014

A Night Out In Concord: Top Bars For A Bite And Beer In Diablo Valley

When the mood strikes to get out and enjoy a bite and a beer in the Concord area, the only quandary you may be in is deciding which of several well-liked spots to visit.

08/05/2014

Weekend Getaway: The Concord Antique Faire On August 17

The Concord Antique Faire is a wonderful way to enjoy a Sunday, exploring this outdoor market emporium brimming with antiques and collectibles.

08/05/2014

Summer ZooCamp (credit: Oakland Zoo)

Best Petting Zoos In The Bay Area

Bay Area little city slickers can still get up close and personal with friendly farm animals like goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and donkeys, thanks to the region’s many petting zoos open year round.

08/01/2014

Barber (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Best Salons For Men On The Peninsula

When looking for the best men’s haircuts around, the Peninsula has you covered.

07/29/2014

Shopping Day: The Must-Visit Shops Of Downtown Concord

Adding to the ambiance are the varied shops, restaurants and vital businesses that give character to this lively East Bay city.

07/29/2014

Diablo Valley’s Top Spots For A Hearty Breakfast

Whether it’s a day exploring Diablo Valley or you live just up the street, going out for breakfast starts the day off just a little bit better.

07/29/2014

St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

Best Places For Families To Watch The Game In San Francisco

Find the top places in San Francisco for families to watch the game together, away from the bars and adults-only vibes.

07/25/2014

Tubs of Gelato (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Best North Bay Gelato!

Gelato is a winner with its smooth, luscious texture, less sweet but intense flavors and all around sensual taste experience — plus, it is so deliciously Italian! Here are five North Bay spots for excellent gelato.

07/23/2014

Diablo Valley’s Best BBQ Grill Joints (Extra Napkins Included)

When that uncontrollable urge for tasty BBQ hits, there’s no need to panic. Just head over to one of several spots in Diablo Valley for thumbs-up BBQ that totally satisfies.

07/18/2014

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