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Wellness: Seeing Clearly

Jeff Varrella will not soon forget the burning smell as the laser carved a flap on the surface of his cornea, or the bright, white light that preceded his sudden—though brief—vision loss.But with a...
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Finding Normal in the COVID-19 Era

On a recent Sunday at First Christian Church in East Sacramento, the praise band performed, and members of the faith community prayed aloud and belted out hymns. Many lined up for communion. Afterward, there...
25 ideas for summer fun in sacramento

25 Ideas for Summer Fun in Sacramento

Sacramento is not out of the COVID woods completely, but the path back to normal is clearing, and that means it’s time to fill the summer calendar with fun. Luckily, the region is teeming...
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Bike Party

You’ve probably seen them. You’ve most certainly heard them, that brash bash on wheels rolling down Sacramento streets the first Friday of every month. With booze and tunes in tow, these are Bike Party...

Probiotics: Hype and Hope

Google “probiotic” plus any body part or health condition and you’ll find a probiotic product for sale. Trouble sleeping? Try Peptiva. Bad breath? There’s ProBiota. Trying to get pregnant? Flora might help.Probiotic makers claim...
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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...