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The Best Action of the Bay Area

| June 17, 2010 | Lifestyle Story City Life Culture Best of the Bay

THE BEST:

Fashion frenzy over an almost-local line



Cry for neighborhood attention



Happily solidifying suburb


Window into a lost-era vacation





Snob shopping for the sharp-eyed masses




Insta-Silicon Valley


Display of Berkeley's hidden style gene




Pitch for laughs




Gifting Binge


Non-hostile retail takeover


Seemless Liquid Trail




Clandestine music comeback



Chic pop-up mini-mall


Last-ditch audience grab by Al Gore




Muse for the nouveau avant-garde



Tech leap on the brain



Architects' names to drop




Cure for a deep cultural hunger



Blend of bliss and bash



Fizzy next-gen tribe of civic angels



Reinvention of urban reinvention



Idea Malcolm Gladwell didn't have first



De-dork-ification of a brand and its look




Quiet scientific advance with loud consequences



Low-cost incubator for movers and makers



Awesome B-movie awfulness



Viral campaign since last year's Old Spice guy



Winery as boho buzz factory



Gallery-to-block ration, not on Geary




Mind-blowing musical nearly all-nighter




Way to get Brad Pitt's approval


New regular at the bar


Weekly yuk


Small-town market with style to burn


Rehab of a strung-out musical scene




Attempt to guage who matters


Time to go where Stanlee Gatti tells you to


Memento to Paths of Glory that will Die Hard


Mayor's race ever! (No, really)


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