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June 06

Post Serial&emdash;Sacramento poet laureate Julia Connor's Think Postcard!&emdash;a series of public workshops at which you can turn postcards into art pieces&emdash;runs through June, says Anja Aulenbacher, grants and cultural programs assistant for the Sacramento...

Sacramentions

All You Feed Is Love&emdash;Shortly before the official opening of Formaggio, the new restaurant at the Marriott hotel in Rancho Cordova (at Highway 50's Sunrise Boulevard exit), Chef David Boswell treated my longtime pal...

Sacramentions

My wife, Jane, was an artist. Throughout her 56 years, she worked as a writer, an arts administrator, a TV newscaster and a public relations consultant. She also found time to be a wonderfully...

Sacramentions

Gullibles' Travels&emdash;To celebrate my daughter Jessica's 21st birthday recently&emdash;and to ensure I'd never have enough money to send her to graduate school, pay for her wedding or get my shirts back from Swansons Cleaners&emdash;the...

Sacramentions

Doing the Write Thing&emdash; Store manager Tatiana Shafer personally oversees the All Things Local section of Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe at Pavilions in Sacramento. Selected local authors, mainly self-published, sell their...

Sacramentions

Hairy Patter&emdash;If you're an old-movie buff (and in my case, you may remove the hyphen), you probably remember how people in the future (say, 1966) were always shown wearing jumpsuits and sporting unisex hairdos....

Sacramentions

Career Canceling&emdash;When Laurie Weir was named deputy executive director of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency a few months ago, she had to relocate only a few blocks&emdash;small change compared to her earlier career...

Essay: What I Learned as a Caregiver: A Memoir

This story doesn't have a happy ending. Its heroine is my late wife, Jane. I was privileged to live with her for 29 years. She was ill for the final nine of those years,...

Robert Smerling

This “lucky” Wall Street exec-turned-venture-capitalist-turned-winemaker-turned-philanthropist says he’s just getting started."I’m really one very lucky guy,” Robert Smerling says over a late lunch at Scott’s Seafood in Loehmann’s Plaza in Sacramento. “I married above my...

Attack of the Metrosexuals

Burly comedian Bernie Mac is one, though he hates the word. Michael Chiklis, the Emmy Award-winning star of one of the grittiest cop shows on TV, “The Shield,” says he “almost passed out” from...

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