Summer Guide

Festivals, Fairs, and Road Trips

From accordions to zucchini, a guide to the summer's biggest and best special events.

Shotgun’s Got a Brand-New Shack

After thirteen years, Patrick Dooley's nomadic theater group has found its dream home.

Decaphonic Summersonic

From Muppets dressed as leather boys to dudes dressed as knights, ten must-see summer acts.

Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Dining

There are few better ways to enjoy the long evenings of summer than with a meal or a drink out under the sun, moon, or stars.

At Least the View Is Nice

Gourmet backpacking is no picnic, but we're here to help.

When You Can’t Grow, Barter

Eggplant in Richmond? Peas in Pinole? Dude, stick with what works!

Setting the Stage for a Sale

Michael Friedes is the artist. His props are the medium. Your house is the canvas.

Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Recreation

From leisurely walking tours to a brisk swim from Alcatraz, the highlights of the season's recreational sports calendar.

A Taste of Retro Vertigo

Need a timeless dose of humility? The sheer, 1,500-foot Yosemite Point Buttress will provide.

The Experts’ Favorite Nurseries

We asked eight East Bay landscapers and horticultural professionals to choose the nurseries they like the best.

Defending Your Turf

What's an environmentally conscious person to do to get rid of annoying ants, aphids, raccoons, or snails?


Summer Recreation in the East Bay.

A Different Kind of Golf

If the green is gray and the hazard is a storm drain or fenced-in lot, you must be playing urban golf.

The Ice Cream Man Cometh

Selling bomb pops to Bay Area kids is not quite as sweet as you'd imagine. But Mahmoud Rabah makes up for it.
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