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Mini-trip ideas to get away from Berkeley

It’s that point in the semester. We all feel it. With the weariness of midterms dragging on and the grunge of Berkeley seeping into your soul, you start to question if you can really carry on like this for another two months. But no worries, there’s a cure. We at the
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Carpe il Vino

“Definite hints of cherry,” I say in my best I-went-to-Yale-and-this-wine-is-worth-$200 voice, swirling the burgundy liquid around and around in the thinly stemmed glass. “Some oaky-ness, right?” “Yeah. Wow, that was on point!” Erika says, clinking glasses with me as she peruses the wine list. “Oh wait, no, I was looking
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Festival dispatch: BottleRock in Napa Valley

BottleRock, Napa Valley’s young addition to the California music festival scene, took place May 29-31. Now in its third year, BottleRock remains utterly unpretentious, catering to an older demographic and to families. The absence of twentysomething music snobs was rather relaxing. Instead, the feeling of a slightly bourgeois suburban family
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