more about: California

Your 2015 fall reading list: Editors’ favorite books of the West

Oktoberfest, an update from ‘The Shining’ hotel—and more great travel finds

5 wildfire safety tips to protect your garden

With deadly wildfires raging across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California, thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes in the West.

4 ways to keep your soil well-hydrated during the drought

After two very dry winters and recent mandates to conserve water, many of the Bay Area gardens I’ve been in this summer are very parched.