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Last Chance for Movies Under the Stars

Crest Sacramento and Xfinity have been hosting an outdoor movie night in downtown Sacramento at Ali Youssefi Square (Seventh and K) as part of the Movies Under the Stars series.The last of these fun, family-friendly events takes...
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Paint Your Own Pet

Rachel’s Pet Portraits is a Sacramento-based business that was started in 2011. Founder Rachel Trujillo earned her bachelor’s degree in both painting and art history at Sonoma State University and participated in “Wide Open Walls” as a muralist. She has...
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DP’s Taste of Heaven

For Damion Price, the passion for cooking started when he was 8 years old, after his mom said the barbecue chicken he made her was the best she ever had.After several years of hard work, experience, exposure to efficient kitchens...
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Take a Hike: Calcutta Falls

Has anybody else been finding any excuse they can to get outdoors? After months and months of quarantining, ultra-hot weather and smoky skies, I’ve been desperate for fresh air and sunshine.This past weekend, I rounded up a...

More Than Just a Workout

Body positivity and health coach, Emily Pendleton, has created a fitness group, Health Buddy System, that caters to all ages, experience and activity levels. These hour-long workouts are held every Saturday at McKinley Park,...
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Haven for Birth

A newly established non-profit has found its way to the heart of East Sacramento.  Haven is a sanctuary to encourage and foster safe, life-changing experiences with pregnancy and birth for women, especially Black, Indigenous and people of color. The...
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Lodi Workout and Shopping

It’s no secret being quarantined has left many mentally exhausted. Owner of Modesto-based Studio V Pilates & Fitness, Victoria Popoff, is bringing a live DJ event, Pilates Brunch Club, to a vineyard in Lodi. It promises to be energizing.Victoria Popoff has more...

Thanksgiving Weekend Survival Guide

Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23 this year, and the long weekend could include houseguests, Black Friday shopping and lots of time to fi ll. What to do? Between leftover turkey, movies and pre-Christmas festivities,...

Contraception On Demand

The newest vending machine at UC Davis doesn’t sell salty snacks and refreshing drinks. Instead you’ll find items such as over-the-counter medications, condoms, pregnancy tests, tampons—and the morning-after pill.In April, the campus installed a...

Music That Unites

Reggae music, originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, has touched the hearts of people all over the world. Songs of this genre revolve around themes of love, peace, equality, freedom and the oneness of...