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Make Your Way to Sausalito

The ferry ride to Sausalito—ranked by National Geographic Magazine as the third-best city boat trip in the world—offers unrivaled views of the Bay in all directions and sets an expectant tone for a day trip to Sausalito.

Gems of the Dimond District

In October, Oaktoberfest brings beer lovers from all over the Bay Area to the Dimond District. But the Dimond’s offerings are far more diverse than just a local beer festival on a crisp fall day. You can visit Fruitvale Avenue for a smattering of independent shops and lush parkland any day of the year.

Santa Cruz in the Off Season

A winter trip to Santa Cruz takes in the sights, from Seabright Brewery to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Travel to Mendocino Village, Caspar, and Fort Bragg

Splendor dominates Mendocino County's man-mande and natural attractions.

Renovating a Home of a Certain Age

An Alameda interior decorator, Sarah Coombs, talks to real estate agents about updating houses.

Poor Staging and Scant Marketing Lead to Deal on a Chabot Highlands Home

Poor marketing and staging work in buyers' favor on Chabot Highlands sale.

International Rescue Committee Launches New Roots Garden at Laney College

A melting pot of farmers share agriculture practices at a community garden, New Roots, at Laney College.

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.

Oakland Army Base Makes Headway as Logistics Center

The long-awaited development of Oakland and Alameda's decommissioned military bases get green lights. Their futures look very different.

Consumer Watchdog Billboard Campaign

Consumer Watchdog launches a billboard campaign against drug- and alcohol-impaired doctors in Oakland, Kaiser headquarters, with a toll-free telephone line for reporting. So far, no calls.