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COVID Made Them Healthier

The call for help came in a Facebook post. Anxious, overwhelmed with homeschooling her kids and suddenly jobless, 40-year-old Mariana Perez knew she had to do something.“I was arguing with my husband and screaming...
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Justin Barker

At age 7, Justin Barker turned his bedroom into a rain forest. Passionate about animal rights, at 13 he quit eating meat. By 14, his documentation of poor conditions at the Sacramento Zoo had...
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Summer Fun: New Convention Center

The downtown skyline evolved during the pandemic with the completion of the sparkling $245 million renovation and expansion of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center and Performing Arts Center, which has booked Broadway on...
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Summer Fun: Wednesdays at Winn

In the Farm-to-Fork Capital, it’s safe to say there is a farmers market for everyone. Wednesdays at Winn might be the market for anyone with a bohemian sensibility. With yoga, rocking chairs (and once-a-month...
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Family Bike Ride: Willow Creek–Humbug Creek Trail

The 7.8-mile Willow Creek–Humbug Creek trail in Folsom is a really a system of paved trails that meander thoughtfully through residential areas, abut commercial developments and business parks, and even go through tunnels under...
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Cycling Apps

While some riders are happy finding their own way down a trail or up a winding road, increasingly they ride with digital mapping apps on their mobile phones. Like bicycles for every taste, biking...
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Summer Fun: Sankofa Pop-Up Market

“Sankofa” is a Ghanian symbol depicted as a bird with its head directed backward to signify the importance of looking back to inform the present and future.For Deborah Armstrong and Greo, it is a...
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Mountain Bike Ride: Hidden Falls Regional Park–Poppy Loop

This gem maintained by the Placer County Parks Division offers 30 miles of trails in Auburn’s oak woodlands appealing to mountain bikers of all skill levels. Poppy Loop runs counterclockwise around the park’s perimeter....
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Summer Fun: SacYard Community Taphouse

Three years ago, Dan and Melody Thebeau turned what had been a junky automotive garage into SacYard Community Taphouse, and the magic they created is still drawing enthusiastic crowds, albeit with social distancing measures...
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Summer Fun: The Russ Room at Solomon’s Deli

Maybe more than any other type of business, indoor music and entertainment venues have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survivors, to the relief of eager and loyal fans, are navigating the ever-changing...