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fly brave

Fly Brave

At just 18 months old, John Almeda was diagnosed with non-verbal autism. As his young mother, Vanessa Bieker wasn't sure what the years to come would entail; all she knew was that she would...
floating egg hunt

Floating Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are always an exciting springtime event, filled with giggles and laughs, candy, prizes and hidden treasures. But have you heard of a floating egg hunt?On April 3 from 12 p.m. to...
axe throwing

Throw the Axe

Three new locations are opening up in 2021 for Northern California’s largest axe-throwing experience, The Smart Axe. With locations currently established in Folsom and Sacramento, there will soon be ones in Davis, Roseville and...
pet portrait

Pet Portraits from Placer

Sydney King has always had a passion and talent for art. From painting rocks as a child to participating in art classes and volunteering at the Children’s Bereavement Art Group (CBAG) at Sutter Health in Roseville throughout high school,...
shop local

Looking To Buy Local?

THE PIE WITCHAmber Wyatt was laid off from her job with the River Cats at the beginning of the pandemic and, after spending a few months bored at home, decided making and selling pies...
luna's flame and grill

Introducing Luna’s Flame & Grill

A new family-run business has hit the Sacramento area—on wheels.Luna’s Flame & Grill opened on Nov. 1, in the middle of the pandemic. With many restaurants closed or limited to carry-out, they have thrived with the ability...
empowering women

Empowering Women From Outside In

It started as an idea Derica Birks, CEO and founder of Your Heart’s Deziare, dreamed of as she welcomed women into the chair she rented from Posh Extension Bar in downtown Sacramento.In May this past year, Birks used her certifications as life coach, sexual...
jazz musicians cozza and mesich

Jazz Legends in the Making

Two Sacramento born and raised friends from Rio Americano High School (’14), Sterling Cozza and Emery Mesich, have produced a modernized jazz album, pulling jazz standards dating back to the early 1900s and adding their own original compositions.This eight-track album titled, “Letters Home,” contains classic...
movies under the stars

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...
pet paint

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...