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A snow covered Empire Mine

A snow covered Empire Mine

INSIDEBAYAREA.COM: December 12, 2014

All that glitters is not gold. Some of it comes from the twinkling lights heralding Christmas in California’s Gold Country. (more…)

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HILLS NEWSPAPERS: November 21, 2014

Please forgive Santa if he ditches his sleigh for a bike in the Livermore Valley. More than 8 miles of bike lanes and trails connect 16-plus wineries in this pleasantly rural wine region. (more…)

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HILLS NEWSPAPERS: September 19, 2014

Beverly Hills — swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

It’s the most high-tech, energy-efficient stadium in the country. And it could be the new home of the Oakland Raiders. Sure, Levi’s Stadium already has the 49ers, but when this $1.2 billion facility was built, it was built for two teams. (more…)

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Airport parking. It’s one of those things that sends blood pressure – and travel budgets – soaring. It’s also big business for airports like SFO, where parking brings in as much as $118 million in annual revenue. But unless you like donating to the cause (to the tune of $14-$45 a day) consider a Park, Sleep and Fly package.


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MERCURYNEWS.COM: June 27, 2014

Sundance, Cannes, Toronto. There are more than 3,000 film festivals in the world, but only one has a backdrop like this. The Maui Film Festival must be what heaven is like for cinema buffs. (more…)

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On the long list of Bay Area attractions, this one should be at the top. It’s a waterfront museum where history comes to life — literally — thanks to four World War II Rosies who serve as docents. The women work on Fridays at the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. (more…)

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