Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Best Wurst (and Beer)

The defining image of Oktoberfest, the annual Bavarian folk festival underway Sept. 22–Oct. 7 in Germany, is overflowing steins of beer and platters of...

15 Minutes with Amanda Blackwood

Day job: CEO and president, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Hometown: Ottawa, Kan. Age: 35You wrote recently about wanting to build a “regional environment that allows...

The Sportsman

Imagine landing a job at the NBA headquarters in New York City and, within the first week, you’re assigned to a major project—one that...

Mixing It Up

Designer Laura Nathan had already worked with homeowners David and Karen Westphalen for a few years when the couple asked her to overhaul the...

Country Roads

Several years ago, my mother and I took a leisurely drive to Oroville to see the Buddhist temple there, built during the Civil War....

The Addiction Game

Back in the ’70s, Pong seemed like harmless family fun. Bleep . . . Bloop . . . Bleep . . . Score! But...

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Several years ago, my mother and I took a leisurely drive to Oroville to see the Buddhist temple there, built during the Civil War....

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Best Wurst (and Beer)

The defining image of Oktoberfest, the annual Bavarian folk festival underway Sept. 22–Oct. 7 in Germany, is overflowing steins of beer and platters of...

15 Minutes with Amanda Blackwood

Day job: CEO and president, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Hometown: Ottawa, Kan. Age: 35You wrote recently about wanting to build a “regional environment that allows...

The Sportsman

Imagine landing a job at the NBA headquarters in New York City and, within the first week, you’re assigned to a major project—one that...

Mixing It Up

Designer Laura Nathan had already worked with homeowners David and Karen Westphalen for a few years when the couple asked her to overhaul the...