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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,...
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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...
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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...
taste of heaven chicken

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,...