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Back Road to Sacramento: Breakfast, Farm Stands, and Art

A group of us from Oakland and San Francisco recently decided to visit Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum to see an exhibit of ceramics made by a top American potter. Only, we didn't want to speed there on Interstate 80, see the show, and then speed back. We wanted a little road adventure.

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Featured Food: The Best Breakfasts in the San Francisco Bay Area

Five food lovers name their favorite spots that dish up breakfast regulars, house specialties, and creative fare. Check out their nominees and share a few of your own.

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Marin County's Best Breakfast Places

Whether fortifying yourself for a Mount Tam ascent or a drive up the coast, you’ll find no shortage of terrific places to grab breakfast on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge in the North Bay.

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South Bay's Best Breakfast Places

A leisurely breakfast day or night? You can do just that at a couple of these favorite South Bay spots.

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San Francisco's Best Breakfast Places

Old-fashioned buckwheat pancakes, a prosciutto scramble, croissant French toast, and a house-made sausage tempt you to get out of bed.

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East Bay's Best Breakfast Places

Zucchini cheese cake, chilaquiles, lemon-ricotta hotcakes, and a bacon burger join the usual tasty lineup.

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The Peninsula's Best Breakfasts Places

Searching for the perfect place for that stealthy, morning venture capital tete-a-tete or a spot to recharge with carbs after that a.m. jog? Look no further than these Peninsula joints.

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Santa Cruz's Best Breakfast Places

I can justify eating a big breakfast: I have all day to wear it off. And what better place to wear off cinnamon rolls, home fries, eggs Benedicts, a gallon of coffee with honey, and polenta fries than the beach town of Santa Cruz?

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San Jose in Summer: Escape from San Francisco

I crave warmth and sunshine. What do I do? Head to San Jose, Calif., for summer specials at a nice hotel with a good pool, great eats, and terrific performances.

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Adventures on the South Fork of the Yuba River

I always feel like Huckleberry Finn when exploring the South Fork of the Yuba River near Nevada City, Calif. Unlike plopping on the beach, staking out a secluded swimming spot along this 20-mile tributary can sometimes take a bit of work.

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