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Secret Summer Hikes

Cool coastlines, rolling hills, and secret forests are all around us, so why not explore them? We hit the trails and found a perfect hike for every fitness level.

Your Brain on Pixar

The studio tackles its most ambitious story yet—explaining what goes on inside the mind.

Home on the Rancho

Lafayette’s appealing new restaurant harkens back to California’s early days in a totally modern way.

Ride 'em Cowgirl

Meet Kellie Mackin, a champion roper who is honoring tradition and bringing the West alive in Briones.

Summer Suds

Like the temperature, the east bay's craft beer scene is on the rise.
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Father’s Day Happenings in the East Bay

Visit these spots for a full day of Father’s Day fun.


Weekly Dish: Big News from Elevé

Walnut Creek’s Elevé to become Library on Main; Whole Foods opens in Dublin; the Warriors and Peet’s partner up; and a beer garden in Lafayette.


What's in Store: Spring Into Summer

A fashionable fundraiser in Pleasant Hill; a blow dry bar opens in Lafayette; Danville's Twenty One Tango reopens; Topshop arrives at Broadway Plaza; and more!


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Score Family Passes to the Cobra Experience

This Father's Day, take Dad to see some hot rods.



Turn back the clock to the summer of 1984, and join us for this month's free movie: One of the great crowd-pleasers of all time.


Star Student: Bollywood Dancer

Quarry Lane senior Swati Patel shares her talent with her community.


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