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angie strawn

Local Volunteer: Angie Strawn

Angie Strawn, Ed.D., a registered nurse, has strong ties to Jesuit High School. All five of her sons attended the all-boys Catholic school in Carmichael, with one currently a member of the faculty. So...
cathy rowen

Local Volunteer: Cathy Rowen

Cathy Rowen has worn many hats during her 12-year tenure as a volunteer with Davis Community Meals and Housing. She’s worked in the Resource Center, coordinated volunteers, and taught arts and crafts through the...
Brandon Rogers-Martel

Local Volunteer: Brandon Rogers-Martel

As some schools were preparing to resume in-classroom instruction this past fall amid the pandemic, Brandon Rogers-Martel realized that students could play a vital role not only in preventing the spread of the virus...
Local Volunteer: Long Huynh

Local Volunteer: Long Huynh

Long Huynh has been volunteering with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services for more than 15 years. However, he really showed his mettle this past year.“When COVID-19 hit, the food bank was short of...
pet art and pet photography

Pet Mania: Pet Art & Photography

Your dog is probably your hiking buddy, camping cohort, maybe even your paddle boarding pal. Have you ever considered capturing these moments on film? Ashley English, photographer with Coop & You Photography (coopandyou.photography), specializes...
pet loss

Pet Loss and Grief

Anyone who has experienced the death of a pet knows the grief is real. Just ask Shanie Bradley. “I still can’t look at her pictures without getting a big lump in my throat,” says...
at the animal den pet resort

Pet Mania: At the Animal Den

At the Animal Den Pet Resort, the membership-based dog play area—The Local Bark Park—includes an in-ground pool, climbing and play structures, toys and a digging pit. All the while, you can enjoy craft beer...
dog food

Pet Mania: Specialty Dog Food in Sac

If bagged and canned don’t cut it in your doghouse, try one of these for custom-made pet food. Healthy Hounds Kitchen This East Sac establishment uses only USDA-certified meats and produce in its custom-made creations. Each...
performance dogs in action

Pet Mania: Performance Dogs in Action

Performance Dogs in Action in Pleasant Grove offers a variety of classes—everything from agility, herding and canine kayak (yes, that’s a thing) to good old-fashioned obedience training. Owner Nola Jones specializes in training herding...
vet visits

Pet Mania: Vet Visits

Going to the vet looks a little different these days.We are all used to curbside service for food, groceries, maybe even dry cleaning or that lampshade at Target you just couldn’t live without. But...