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Newcastle, Calif.: Take an I-80 Break

Heading into the Sierra on I-80? Stop at this foothill town for a meal, a chance to peruse antiques, and a needed break.

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Downtown Santa Cruz's Cocktail Scene

The friendly downtown area of Santa Cruz, Calif., packs lots of restaurants into a small area, making it an easy walk for a cocktail and a bite to eat.

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Oakland Museum of California

Visit a classy museum showcasing the art and history of California, as well as its natural science, in downtown Oakland.

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Cutija: A Taco Shack in Los Banos, Calif.

A little taco stand in California's large Central Valley turns out  delicious carnitas tacos.

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Monte Vista Inn: Pie Time in the Sierra

Historic Dutch Flat, Calif., just off I-80, is pie central in the Sierra.

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Uncle Harry's Armenian Restaurant in Reedley, Calif.

Uncle Harry's Classic Meals offers pilaf, kebab, stuffed grape leaves, and other Armenian dishes.

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West Portal: San Francisco's Hidden Neighborhood

West Portal Avenue is home to an old-time neighborhood that offers plenty of window shopping and restaurants.

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Crafty Shops Where Oakland and Berkeley Meet

A clutch of stores at the intersection of northwest Oakland and southwest Berkeley in Northern California have embraced the do-it-yourself aesthetic.

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Museum Stores of Northern California

Four museums stores offer affordable, as well as pricey, items for this season's shopping lists.

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David Hockney: To See a Tree

The de Young’s David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition is a celebration of the artist at play and an attempt to get the rest of us to look harder and see more.

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