Today's Top Event: Amma wants to hug you at the Mata Amritanandamayi Center in Castro Valley.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Moe's Books hosts a publication-night party for Thomas Pynchon's new novel Against the Day.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Tsuru Sushi in San Leandro.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Catch Monday Night Football and polish your gaming skills at Crogan's Sports Bar & Grill.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Engrish!
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