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The Right Jeans

Meet five women, all in search of the Holy Grail: the perfect pair of jeans. Our fashion expert shows them the way.Like it or not, jeans are the Little Black Dress of the new...

By the Book

Meet some of our region's authors.For Thrill JunkiesAllison BrennanRapists, kidnappers, torturers, killers and other perpetrators of unspeakable savagery&emdash;who creates these monsters anyway? And in what chamber of horrors does her laptop reside?Answer No. 1:...

Sacramento Law:

How much do our region's lawyers have in common with their Hollywood counterparts?You hear the one about the fella who died, went to the pearly gates? St. Peter let him in. Sees a guy...

Clean House

How to hire a housekeeper without being taken to the cleaners.Gone are the days of housekeepers being the sole province of movie stars and wealthy society matrons. As our lives become ever more hectic,...

Girlfriend, It’s Over

It's as much a part of womanhood as Oprah and chocolate, albeit not nearly as pleasant: the breakup of a friendship. On the devastation scale, it can rank right up there with losing your...

My Closet, Myself

By hiring an image and wardrobe consultant, our writer learns, among other things, that there’s no place in her closet for a purple leather miniskirt.I think I do a reasonably good job of dressing...

Pets and Their Celebrity Owners

Diana Penna, KOVR Channel 13 health reporter Pets: Coco, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier, and Locquito, a 3-year-old ChihuahuaThere could be no better way to reincarnate than to come back as one of Diana Penna’s extremely...

Petri Hawkins Byrd

Dubbed by one fan “the coolest sidekick since Kato on ‘The Green Hornet,’” Elk Grove resident Petri Hawkins Byrd, aka Bailiff Byrd, makes a living playing straight man to witty, acerbic Brooklynite Judge Judith...

Johnny Doskow

On a chilly day in late January, Johnny Doskow surveys a hibernating Raley Field from the wide window of his broadcast booth above home plate. The scoreboard is blank, the seats are empty and...

Welcome Home

Land Park, the Fabulous 40s and Granite Bay may be the Sacramento area’s über-neighborhoods, but they don’t have the market cornered on terrific. Read on to discover 10 of the best-kept secrets in local...

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