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Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Festive: Holidays in the Vineyard

Livermore Festive: Holidays in the Vineyard

Wineries are putting on their seasonal best for a weekend of extreme cheer. Read »

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Wine Country Photo Contest

Livermore Wine Country Photo Contest

Have you snapped the perfect sunset-plus-vines snapshot? Good things might await you Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore's Labor Day Weekend: All Kinds of Wine

Livermore's Labor Day Weekend: All Kinds of Wine

The vino region lines up the glasses -- many, many glasses. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Flavors: Taste Our Terroir

Livermore Flavors: Taste Our Terroir

Spend a weekend trying interesting food and vino pairings. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Nights: Homegrown Concerts at Wente Vineyards

Livermore Nights: Homegrown Concerts at Wente Vineyards

The shows will lead up to the big Front Porch Festival at the end of August. Read »

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

The lovely Livermore venue is readying the vino for headliners and their fans. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Rolls Out the Barrels

Livermore Rolls Out the Barrels

Flowers are bursting in the valley, and a fine wine tasting, too. Read »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Front Porch Music Festival

Front Porch Music Festival

Kick off your Labor Day Weekend with loads of tunes in Livermore. Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Valley's Big Harvest Party

Livermore Valley's Big Harvest Party

The annual Labor Day celebration is one of the biggies on the calendar. Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Bard in Livermore

The Bard in Livermore

"Hamlet" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" are the two 2012 season plays. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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.

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