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06 May 2011

“Mount Diablo” is Spanish for “Sore Thighs and Beautiful Views”

Looking to escape into the wild for just one day? In need of an excellent lower body workout? Wanna chill and eat sandwiches on top of a mountain? At Mount Diablo State Park, you can do all three, and it’s only a cheap day trip away! The park, located just

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17 Feb 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Berkeley Marina

THREE kites? Show off! Spring has almost sprung in the Bay Area, and you know what that means: prepare to fight for a plot on the beer-soaked, bohemian-smattered lawn of Dolores Park.  But it doesn’t have to be so.  Why not reconnect with nature in the beautiful and boundless Berkeley

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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28 Feb 2010

Super Cheap Wine Tasting in Livermore

So it’s a Sunday, you want to get your day drink on in Dolores Park, but it’s the end of February and the weather is fucking apocalyptic.  I’m over this devil rain that doesn’t come down on you, it comes across at you, like all horizontal and shit.  Anyway, you

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17 Aug 2009

Dolores Park Etiquette – Part 3 – Gay Beach

Welcome to the third and final installment of our series on Dolores Park Etiquette.  The first one was General Guidelines, while the second was on Hipster Hill.  This time we’re focusing on Gay Beach. Prairie P’s and Q’s Ah, the verdant, pastoral southern slopes of Dolores, crested by sweet magnolias!

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05 Aug 2009

Broke and (Ridin’) Nerdy: Comic Books on the Cheap

It’s tough to be a nerd in 2009.   There’s more broke to go around than there has been since the Joads went on a drought-precipitated journey.  And comic books don’t come cheap.  Especially if you, like me, prefer the more substantial reads that trade paperbacks provide.  A trade paperback is

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