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August 2015

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Coastal Getaways

Pack a bag, and head for any of these five spectacular seaside escapes.

In the Basement, No One Can Hear You Scream

Most parents warn their college-age kids about sex, drugs, and drinking. But for one Pleasant Hill mom, it was a conversation about hazing that might have made all the difference.

Top Dogs

The staple of summer BBQs and baseball games is getting more plentiful—and more creative—each passing year.
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Divine Doggies

Meet five canine heroes from our backyard.

Full Steam Ahead

An Alamo entrepreneur turns a cool device into a hot commodity.
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Speak of the Devil

Q&A : 25 Years of Giving

Founder Elaine Taylor talks about the milestone for The Taylor Family Foundation’s Day in the Park, her $1 million fundraiser for children with HIV, AIDS, and other life-threatening ailments.

Richmond Waterfront

Step back in time at the city’s Rosie the Riveter National Historical park.

Oh Là Là!

An inside look at Berkeley Rep’s world premiere musical adaptation of Amélie.

Breaking the Mold

Lafayette glassblower Dave Strock earns a spot at one of the West’s best craft shows.

The List: August

Cal Shakes’ funny vampires, a slumber party at the Oakland Zoo, California Symphony Orchestra plays along to The Wizard of Oz, and the Lesher Center for the Arts’ jazz concerts are this month’s top events. Plus, 25 years of Day in the Park.
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Food Scene

Diablo Dish: August

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards welcomes a new head chef; the Danville Hotel plans for beer, pastries, and pizza; and more dining news.

Eat on the Wild Side

A cheat sheet to Off the Grid’s food truck gatherings.

Summer on a Stick

A Benicia mom makes delicious—and healthy—treats inspired by her family.

Labor of Love

A Walnut Creek couple brings a Homey style and Chez Panisse sensibility to main Street.
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Web Extras

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