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Into the Wild

Michelle Lazark calls them “weenie waggers.”And because she runs in the American River Parkway on a regular basis—five miles daily on some of the more dangerous stretches (on the Discovery Park end, specifically...

It’s a Police Dog’s Life

It takes more than four legs and a game face to make it as a K9 cop. These beautiful beasts have brawn and brains, speed and keen senses. They never complain, they work long...

Senior Ball

Meet Sacramento senior league softball players, most of whom insist they'll play on their field of dreams 'til the day comes they're dreaming for good. There were 600 members at one time. But...

Going to Extremes

They climb mountains, ford streams, run hundreds of miles in the dark without sleep. They are Ironmen and women, adventure racers, ultrarunners, überathletes. And they are parents. But should parents of dependent children engage...

E-Predators

It’s 10 p.m., and you know where your child is—on the computer, surfing the Internet. If so, say legislators and law enforcement officials, the truth is, you have no idea where your kid is...

Happily Ever After

Marriage is hard. Regardless of whether you work, how many kids you have, how good-looking you are or how much money you make, it’s not easy to keep a marriage sizzling while dealing with...

Driven Mad

As our daily commutes throughout the Sacramento region get longer and more frustrating, how are they determining our destiny? Is there any hope in sight?It’s 5:02 p.m. on a Thursday.Maybe you’re sitting...

Get Real

Some Sobering Talk About Teenage DrinkingAs high school graduations approach and “sober grad nightsÂ&emdash; fill up the calendar, we talk to local teenagers and their parents about trends in underage drinking. Read on—you...

Highs and Lows of 2005

It's been a roller-coaster year for Sacramento, a city that has grown to the same size as New Orleans (with double the flood trouble looming). In the past year, we made headlines across the...

Rating The High Schools

I recall to this day, all too clearly, my first exam a poli-sci midterm at college. A graduate of Loretto, an all-girls parochial school in Sacramento since 1955, I was one of a class...

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