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A Kingdom from Dust

On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. …

California

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Here's where to stop for food on the drive to Tahoe

Let's face it. Bay Area residents rarely zip up to Tahoe. Most of the time, we inch and crawl through traffic that moves at the rate of molasses.<p>The days of hopping in the car at 3 p.m. on a Friday in downtown San Francisco and sitting at a bar with a beer and a burger in downtown Truckee three and …

Renowned architect touches down in San Ramon

Last week, Italy’s most famous architect spent three days in New York checking in at his new campus he’s designing for Columbia University. The next stop was Los Angeles, where his motion picture museum is under construction.<p>Then, early Saturday, he flew to the Bay Area to focus on what may be the …

Navigating the Bites & Sights of the San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market

The San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market is a sight to see. It has become famous throughout the Central Coast of California, attracting large crowds and …

7 fantastic Napa hotels

<i>Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the photo gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>Heading for California’s most famous wine country? Here are seven …

Road trip from Los Angeles: The 12 best places to stay, mapped - Curbed LA

There are plenty of road trip-ready destinations from Los Angeles that are worth a tank of gas. If you’re planning to hit the probably not-so-open highways out of the city this summer and are scouting for a beautiful place to stay, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotels, motels, B&Bs, and …

All the inside jokes in Silicon Valley's opening title sequence

<i>Silicon Valley</i> is a family favorite. It really nails startup culture, and every episode seems to raise the stakes. The opening title sequence is a …

Silicon Valley

15 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in California

Make it a road trip!<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations.

How to take a road trip with your teen daughter (and still be speaking to each other at the end)

Traveling with family members is not at the top of everyone's wish list, but sometimes we fantasize that we can rewrite family history with a fabulous vacation.<p>Sometimes we even plan trips with our teenage daughters.<p>If that possibility seems like a probability, consider this weeklong (more or less) …

Travel

A Guide to Sonoma’s Best Winery Experiences, Part 1

Cool coastal views, fine dining and some of California's best under-the-radar wines make Sonoma a worldwide destination. Find out where you need to …

California road trips to take right now – or soon

Santa Cruz Weekend Guide: Hiking, Biking, and Coastal Adventures

It's a destination revered among surfers: the California coastal town of Santa Cruz, known by many as the birthplace of the sport on the mainland, …

Hiking

The best spring hikes in the Bay Area

With the El Niño season coming to a close and the winter season in our rearview mirror, it's time to take in what the Bay Area has to offer by exploring the great outdoors.<p>Looking for a prime location to take your workout outside, picnic with your family or gaze at butterflies in their natural …

Best Of Skiing: How To Enjoy America's New Largest Ski Resort, A Guide To Park City

For winter sports fans, it’s easy to enjoy Park City, Utah, America’s most accessible major ski town and home to the country’s largest ski resort, some of its finest snow, and best skiing. Home to the famed Sundance Film Festival, the town of Park City is less than 45 mostly highway minutes from …

Skiing

Best places to stop for food on the drive to Tahoe

Let's face it. Bay Area residents rarely zip up to Tahoe. Most of the time, we inch and crawl through traffic that moves at the rate of molasses.<p>The days of hopping in the car at 3 p.m. on a Friday in downtown San Francisco and sitting at a bar with a beer and a burger in downtown Truckee three and …

A company that pays people to wrap their cars in ads is becoming the Uber for advertisers

And it's betting the roads are where it will happen.<p>"When people discover the great new thing isn't quite what they were promised, they return to what's proven to work," says James Heller, CEO of Wrapify, a new advertising platform that connects brands with drivers to create splashy on-vehicle ads. …

The Most Freakishly Delicious Cheeseburgers in San Francisco

That most all-American of sandwiches is a bit of lab rat here in San Francisco, where creative chefs test and try, test and try until they find just …

SF Guide

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

'Silicon Valley' Recap: Monkey See, Monkey Don't | Inc.com

<i>Silicon Valley</i> is a deeply cynical show about a deeply idealistic place. Creator Mike Judge and his writers are constantly snickering behind their hands at the idea that this delivery app or that photo-sharing platform is going to “make the world a better place,” as their inventors and investors …

Silicon Valley

8 Lifehacks for Dealing with Pets

HighSpeedInternet.com<p><i>Orange is the New Black</i> is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have …

Cal Fire Map Shows Earth Scorched by Mount Diablo Fire

See the official maps of where the fire charred more than 3,500 acres on Mount Diablo.<p>Cal Fire and East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District …

Contra Costa County

Morgan Fire

Morgan Fire Incident Information:<p>Last Updated:<p>September 14, 2013 5:30 pm<p>FINAL<p>Date/Time Started:<p>September 8, 2013 1:08 pm<p>Administrative Unit:<p>CAL FIRE …