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Catching Up With Maria Shriver

From the moment he took office last November, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rescinded, froze, launched, proposed, negotiated, persuaded, charmed and swaggered his way into a reputation across the political spectrum as an action figure. But...

Full Circle

It's something few people ever think about until it happens to them: what to do when our aging parents no longer can take care of themselves. An estimated one in four U.S. households is...

Roger Crawford

Lke many crazes of the early 1970s, tennis announced itself with a vengeance. Jimmy Connors had just begun to make a name for himself, and Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs battled for gender...

Sacto Turns 30

In 1975, a group of Sacramento business leaders who cared about more than just what happened behind their storefronts had a concern. They were well aware of the fact that nearly half the local...

CSI: Sacramento

How’s this for a plot? On a Thursday evening in mid-December, Deputy John Lopes of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit arrives in an unmarked Crown Victoria at the scene of...

Markos Kounalakis

Rarely does one encounter such a paradox as Markos Kounalakis, foreign correspondent turned president/publisher of Washington Monthly and executive vice president of his father-in-law Angelo Tsakopoulos’ Sacramento real-estate company, AKT Development Corp.Consider first the...

Aziz Fattahi

Among all the peculiarities of American culture he encountered, there was one thing Aziz Fattahi couldn’t abide.It was squarish, preternaturally white, machine-made and so Charmin-squeezable that you could ball it up and bounce it...

The Modern Manic Mom

Other mothers look at Kellie Randle and throw up their hands as if in defeat. I feel like a slug next to her, I’ve heard more than one mom (myself included) moan. How does...

Jackie Schultz

“I was Bigfoot’s love slave. Now I’m pregnant with his baby!” trumpets a framed tabloid headline on the wall in Jackie Schultz’s home office. Next to the headline is a feminine figure with a...

Margita Thompson

Fresh back from a week in China with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s trade contingent, the governor’s press secretary, Margita Thompson, sweeps into her office on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving with a Diet Pepsi in hand,...

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