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Joél Cotreras, instructor at Union boxing gym

A Knockout of a Fitness Routine

“You feel like a tough bad-ass who can do anything.” That’s how Gloria Quiming describes the experience of boxing, an old-time sport that has emerged as a major fitness trend, as evidenced by the...
hackerlab

The New Shop Class

Where can you learn some hands-on practical skills? If you’ve ever wished you’d taken a welding class in high school instead of calculus, you’re not alone. Students of all ages are flocking to area classes...
The Extra Credit

When the Lunch Bell Rings

Workday got you down? Bag lunch not the stuff of dreams? The friendly folks behind an unassuming downtown cafe feel your pain. Recess, tucked into the ground floor of an office building on Q...
Samuel Parkinson

15 Minutes with Samuel Parkinson

Day job: Fashion designer Fashion labels: b:SR; By Samuel Rose; Bespoke by Samuel Rose Age: 32 When did you first become aware of fashion? It was probably sixth or seventh grade. I remember some of my friends having...
Firefighter

The Hidden Risks of Firefighting

How post-traumatic stress affects first responders. The prolonged wildfire season that many experts say is the new normal for California has claimed lives and destroyed property, but it has also taken a toll on the...
Alaro Brewing Tapas

Taps and Tapas

Spain meets Sacramento at Alaro Brewing Company. When Sacramento’s groundbreaking Rubicon Brewing Company closed its doors in 2017, it was clear that whoever took over the space would have big shoes to fill. Rubicon, founded...
Luxury Watch

Lasting Luxury

Sacramento may be known for its laid-back style, but the city’s high-end shoppers—many of them well-heeled globetrotters and Instagram-addicted fashionistas—haven’t been bashful about spending lavishly on fine jewelry. “We have never had a year...

15 Minutes with Amanda Blackwood

Day job: CEO and president, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Hometown: Ottawa, Kan. Age: 35 You wrote recently about wanting to build a “regional environment that allows everyone the opportunity for success.” What work needs to be...

Mixing It Up

Designer Laura Nathan had already worked with homeowners David and Karen Westphalen for a few years when the couple asked her to overhaul the kitchen in their Davis home. That history meant that Nathan...

15 Minutes with Liv Moe

Day jobs: Contemporary artist; founding director at Verge Center for the Arts Past life: Former editor and owner of Midtown Monthly Congratulations on Verge’s 10-year anniversary. How does it feel to look back on the decade? It’s...

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