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The Gift That COVID Brought Me

Somewhere up in heaven my dad is smiling.COVID-19 wreaked much havoc on our world.It also brought me closer to my family scattered across the country.Toward the end of March, soon after stay-at-home/shelter-in-place mandates went into effect across much of...
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Navigating Grief’s Choppy Waters

In 2014, Margo Fowke’s 21-year-old son, Jimmy, died after an eight-year battle with brain cancer. A year later, her mother died. In 2017, the Loomis resident started the website Salt Water (findyourharbor.com). The website is chock-full of blogs...
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Get Out!

It’s summer, but it might not feel like summer. Oh, sure, the temperature outside is quite warm. The days are longer. The kids are out of school (though they have been for four months...
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Can My Pet Give Me Coronavirus? (And Other Questions)

If you have pets, you probably can’t imagine life without them. From companionship to unconditional love, pets are there for you, man. You know they can make you live a happier, more enriched life....
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The Giving Hearts

Everywhere you turn these days there’s negativity. And that’s not even counting the coronavirus, which exploded into a worldwide pandemic soon after this story was completed in early March. We’re currently “sheltering in place”...
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To Black Friday or Not Black Friday, That is the Question

Several years ago BC (before children), my friends Janice and Marc were staunch participants of Black Friday sales, getting up at 2 or 3 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving to wait in line at...

Getting Pumped About Pumpkin Patches

 It’s that time of year again. Time for pumpkins and gourds, corn mazes and corn stalks. Hot apple cider and pumpkin pie. It’s time to pick that perfect pumpkin, either to create a masterpiece...

Second Saturday at The Urban Hive

Sacramento Magazines Corporation has a new neighbor downstairs—a friendly Farmers Insurance agent named Asher—and he gave us a tip about a Second Saturday reception taking place this weekend at The Urban Hive, 1931 H...

Skiing on July 4

Yup, you read that headline right. You can go skiing this July 4—and I don’t mean water skiing, I mean snow skiing. Squaw Valley USA will be operating five lifts— Funitel, Gold Coast, Shirley...

Star Ginger Now Open Sundays

Fans of Star Ginger, rejoice. The popular eatery on the corner of Folsom and Alhambra is now open on Sundays for lunch and dinner. The restaurant—a casual offshoot of the more upscale Lemon Grass...

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