Special Sections

Top Down and the Radio On

Ten local bands to rock your sweaty, sticky, sometimes-foggy East Bay summer.

Outdoor Dining

An Incomplete Guide

Simple Syrup, Complex Concoctions

Ten drinks and coolers for a long hot summer.

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humility

The East Bay has enough climatic nuances to keep any gardener guessing.

Gorilla Warfare

A brief look at some summer movie releases.

O Say Can We Eat

Manifest Destiny made flesh, we wolf the fruits the Continental Congress sowed.

Patty-cake, Patty-cake

Take a summer -- or three -- to build a shed.

Gone Buggy

Insects are not soft and fuzzy, they won't fetch the paper, and they sprout a stomach-churning profusion of pinchers and pokers.

Surf’s Up

The day ended when my sister was planted face-first in the sand.

My Own Private Titanic

When you rent a houseboat, bring along a crew.
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