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Waiter, There’s a Bee in My Soup

THE BACK STORY It all began with a chunk of honeycomb Bruich’s sous chef, Tyler Bond, brought into the kitchen one day along with a batch of honey from a local farmer. The honeycomb came...

Nutrition Smarts For Young People

Getting teenagers to put down the sodas and jumbo bags of Cheetos is not a new challenge, but it’s an especially pressing one these days. “We’re obviously concerned about the obesity epidemic. People are...

City Sketch: Lisa Fernald Barker

Lisa Fernald Barker spent several years painting in her River Park garage, but that didn’t seem to hurt her exposure. With little marketing effort, her artwork wound up showcased in two solid Bay Area...

For Museum, What’s in a Name?

It may have Sacramento in its name, but the region’s newest museum isn’t actually in Sacramento.Though once envisioned for the capital city, Sacramento Children’s Museum will open its doors Aug. 25 in a Rancho...

Sacramento’s Alley Project: Why Small Is Beautiful

In Sacramento’s alleys, most people see only grit and garbage. Jeremy Drucker of Stitch Development and local activist Julie Young see magic. The two are leading a crusade to turn the city’s drosslike corridors...

Maternal Instincts

Moms these days come in all shapes and sizes—even striped, as we all learned this winter with the publication of Yale law professor Amy Chua’s divisive memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In...

9 Perfect Saturdays

It’s spring, it’s Saturday and the day stretches before you. How to spend it. With nice weather moving in and spring weekends punctuating the calendar for the next few months, Saturdays beckon us to...

Super Greenies

We shop organic and local and tote our groceries home in reusable bags (tucking them into the hatchbacks of our gas-guzzling SUVs, though, more often than not). Some of us even compost our food...

The Flexible Generation

Life handed them lemons in the form of the Great Recession. Now, locals in their 50s and 60s are making lemonade. Let’s face it: The Great Recession has been tough on just about all...

Art Therapist: Hannah Klaus Hunter

As an art therapist for UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, Hannah Klaus Hunter teaches young patients to use paint, clay and other mediums to express themselves as they grapple with life-threatening illnesses and...

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