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When Takeout Bites

Is there a wrong way to do takeout? Some restaurateurs say yes. The issue involves third-party apps—think Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash and the like—that provide convenience to customers but don’t always give restaurants a fair shake.“My particular issue with...
Pip Pip Hooray

Pip Pip Hooray!

Amy Grabish was in high school when she learned that a friend’s mom called her a pip—not exactly a term of endearment as far as she was concerned. So it was a bit of a...
inside job

Inside Job

Going to work can be dicey for those whose jobs take them inside other people’s homes. The pandemic has forced many people to weigh the personal risks they are willing to take in exchange...
Sacramento Public Libraries

Libraries in the Time of COVID

Update to this story: Sacramento Public Library will reopen 14 locations to the public on Nov. 5: Belle Cooledge, Colonial Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, Martin Luther King Jr., Nonie Wetzel Courtland, North Highlands-Antelope, Rancho Cordova,...
Joanne Suavillo Lumpia Food Truck

Ready to Roll

Joanne Suavillo is no stranger to the art of making lumpia, the crispy Filipino spring rolls that are so addictive it’s impossible to eat just one. “Growing up, my parents had a catering business, and one of my first kitchen...
Leo Hickman tea

Steeped in Wisdom

Have a question about tea? Leo Hickman likely has the answer. The tea sommelier and owner of Classy Hippie Tea Co. is a world traveler and Air Force veteran with a boundless zeal for tea and the...

How Do You Zoom?

Love it or hate it, videoconferencing is a daily ritual for many folks today. We asked three public-facing local professionals to share how they get ready for their closeup.The LineupMeghan Phillips, Founder & CEO, Honey Patrick Harbison, Owner, Patrick Harbison Public Relations Wanda Abney,...
Joany Titherington farmers market

In the Market for Change

Can a farmers market help transform a neighborhood riddled with crime and lacking adequate access to fresh food? That was the question Joany Titherington and other community leaders posed 13 years ago as they contemplated how to improve life in...
Contact Tracer Dr. Olivia Kasirye

15 Minutes With Dr. Olivia Kasirye

Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye discusses the role of contact tracers in fighting the spread of COVID-19.Can you explain to our readers what a contact tracer does? Contact investigation and tracing are strategies that we...

Mother Knows Best

When Naseer Roshan and his sisters contemplated the type of restaurant the family would someday open, one thing was certain: “We didn’t want to get into the kebab and rice business,” he says, reasoning that there is much more to the...