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Sac Design: Not a Bother

When Design Shop Interiors was brought in to remake the kitchen and living area of a custom-built home in Folsom, the team knew just how to bring light and openness to a space that...
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Nico Wine

There’s a new kid on the block—midtown’s Ice Blocks, that is. Nico Wine, a bottle shop and wine bar with a sweet patio that’s perfect for people watching, joins establishments like Good News Wine...
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The Sound of Silence

This month, when they would typically be performing a holiday concert, members of the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra grapple with what the pandemic has stolen from them—and their audience.On March 13, 2020, the...
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Right on Cue

It all started with a gift. “I got an Oklahoma Joe’s smoker for my birthday, and I just became addicted to smoking meat,” says Ger Her, founder of Sactown Hmong BBQ. It wasn’t long...
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No Limits – Haley Titus

Haley Titus is a versatile artist who does it all: large-scale murals, commissioned paintings, wallpaper, textiles and more. “There definitely are a lot of challenges to learning a different industry, whether it’s jewelry or...


Few foods elicit as much nostalgia as pie. Practically everyone, whatever their family’s culinary tradition, carries a tender memory of their favorite pie and, more than likely, the person who baked it. In my...
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Greg Berger, Bread Baker

Sacramentan Greg Berger is out with a new cookbook, “Bread Baking Basics,” aimed at novice bakers. We chatted with him about his approach to putting new bakers at ease, where he seeks inspiration, and...
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Christy Hayes, Kitchen428 and Mojo’s Lounge

When Christy Hayes opened a new restaurant in 2012 in downtown Woodland where Morrison’s Upstairs had operated for a quarter century, she knew she had big shoes to fill. Morrison’s was an institution in...
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Mireya Godinez-Valencia of Mezcal Grill

When Mireya Godinez-Valencia opened her first restaurant, Mezcal Grill, in Natomas in 2009, she was a complete novice with no experience running a commercial kitchen. “She used to cook for us at home and...
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Nest: Practical Beauty

When a couple from Carmel approached interior designer Rebecca Ward about a makeover for a second home they’d purchased in Granite Bay to be closer to their grandson on the weekends, she didn’t balk...