Summer Guide

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?

Highlights

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.

You Have to Be There

Our critics tell you what not to miss this summer

10 Venues

To Visit Before the Fog Disappears

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.

Fast, Cheap, and Out in the Sun

Ten summer ideas from the ReadyMade crew.

Just Don’t Call Them Martha

Berkeley do-it-yourself rag is a hipster's answer to Better Living.

Highlights

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