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Hello, Neighbor!

    It’s no wonder Leslie Oberst can’t imagine life without her neighbors. A nine-year resident of Sacramento’s Elmhurst neighborhood, Oberst and her family have been buoyed by the caring community of people who live...

Where To Repair

Long before canvas shopping bags emerged as a symbol of environmental enlightenment, prudent people were doing their thing—getting shoes resoled, making do with trusty old appliances—without fanfare. Now these folks are getting their due;...

Nowhere To Call Home

Whether it’s assisting a girl who sleeps in a tent or a boy who spends each night on a different friend’s couch, WIND Youth Services helps local homeless teens get an education, a hot...

You’re in the will. Now what?

Inheriting can be a financial windfall—if you do it right.  Receiving an inheritance can change your life in ways you’d never expect. Take the woman whose hefty new income (some $400,000 annually from her...

Kicking the Habit

The latest information on smoking cessation can help you quit for good. Nobody likes a quitter. Unless, of course, we're talking cigarettes. Gone is the era when smoking was held up...

Relax…

The right spa is a refuge from real life. Here are 20 day spas designed to cater to your every need. If it seems as though there’s a day spa on every corner, you’re...

Great Neighborhoods: Please Fence Me In!

It's been said that good fences make good neighbors, but what to make of cinder-block walls, keypad entries and guard booths? As gated communities grow in popularity in our region and across the nation,...

Great Neighborhoods

What do all great neighborhoods have in common? Hint: It's not (necessarily) about the houses. People&emdash;and how they interact with their buildings, their environment and one another&emdash;are at the heart of every terrific community....

How To Retire Rich

Maybe you don’t care about being rich. But it takes money—lots of it—to retire. Will you have enough? Whatever your vision of retirement is—be it crisscrossing the country in a plush RV, building your...

Holiday Dazzle

Got a lot of parties to go to this season? We asked local fashion retailers to come up with the hottest holiday looks for every event on your calendar. Black-Tie Holiday Office PartyWhat To...

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