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Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Newport Beach + Disneyland: A Late-August Deal

Newport Beach + Disneyland: A Late-August Deal

Want to do some OC beach time *and* the Matterhorn? There's a cash-saving way. Read »

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Now in HD: Elkhorn Slough Otter Cam

Now in HD: Elkhorn Slough Otter Cam

Visit the Moss Landing-close sanctuary, and its star mammals, via your screen. Read »

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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Happy 10 Years, Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

The Dog Beach Del Mar fundraiser'll feature Fidos and their humans riding the... See Full Gallery »

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Danish Days Delish: Aebleskiver-Eating Contest

Danish Days Delish: Aebleskiver-Eating Contest

Solvang's staple sweet steps into the September spotlight. Read »

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Surprise Showing: Joshua Tree August Wildflowers

Surprise Showing: Joshua Tree August Wildflowers

No need to check the calendar; a typical spring sight makes a summer cameo. Read »

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Beautiful Bellows: Cotati Accordion Festival

Beautiful Bellows: Cotati Accordion Festival

Polish your polka performance and join the summertime sound soiree. Read »

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Santa Cruz Fun: Mole & Mariachi Festival

Santa Cruz Fun: Mole & Mariachi Festival

The yearly benefit gives the love to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Read »

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 10:15 PM

San Luis Obispo: Six New Wine Tasting Trails

San Luis Obispo: Six New Wine Tasting Trails

Plotting out where to try vinos this fall? Look to an updated map. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Grass Valley Magic: Mondo Celtic Festival

Grass Valley Magic: Mondo Celtic Festival

Grab your fiddle for a large-scale jam or peruse the goodie-filled marketplace. Read »

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Monterey Farewell: 'Jellies' Last Jam

Monterey Farewell: 'Jellies' Last Jam

The popular, three-year show at the Monterey Bay Aquarium bids adieu. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.