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October 2012

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Features

Perfect Spas

Wine Country excels in more than just vino. Whether you’re looking for quiet recuperation from burnout or a jump start to a new way of thinking, these spas turn relaxation into an art form.

Las Vegas Be a Lady

Sin City is revealing a new side, one that reclaims the 18-karat shine of the city’s past decades.

The Livermore Wine Country Guide

Meet the winemakers, taste our top ten wines, indulge in four tasting adventures, and get the dish on the dining scene.

Meet: Tom Franco

Renaissance man sparks life into the East Bay art scene.
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Departments

How to Let Go of a Lifetime of Treasures

Finding a new home for parents’ prized possessions.
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Speak of the Devil

Board of the Future

Check out the new electric skateboard.

Local Sound

For Your Playlist

Get Dressed, Dude. Here’s How.

Shopping for dummies at Pelican Rock.

Food F-i-i-i-ght

Join the fight on September 29th.

Hair-Raising Fun

Have a frighteningly good time at some of the East Bay’s favorite Halloween events.

The List: October

Fall gets fun, with glass pumpkins, an East Bay Oktoberfest, and a new book by Tony La Russa.
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Food Scene

Totally Twisted

Soft, salty pretzels have made the journey from ballpark concessions to high-end restaurant menus, and we can’t get enough. Try one paired with your favorite beer.

Cheap Eats: Vitality Bowls

Enjoy a healthy bowl, smoothie or panini.

Diablo Dish: October

Blackhawk Plaza welcomes foodies to try out new restaurants.

Become a Beer Convert

Get in the Oktoberfest spirit by swapping your usual drink for one of ØL’s.

The Accidental Cookbook Author

How-to: Bruce Aidells’ new tome is the meatiest yet.

Adult Candy

Having a hard time avoiding all of those mini candy bars spilling out of your kids’ Halloween stash? Hey, chocolate surrender is inevitable. But why not do it like a man (or woman) with these grown-up, locally made sweets.
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Web Extras

Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Send us your favorite Halloween costume pics!

Sipping Local: Livermore Valley Wines to Try

Looking for that one perfect bottle? We asked a handful of local experts for their favorite bottles from Livermore Valley wineries. Here are their top picks.
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Contests

Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Send us your favorite Halloween costume pics!