Home Authors Posts by Jan Ferris Heenan

Jan Ferris Heenan

42 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Just for Laughs

Being funny for a living is hard work. The hours are lousy. The pay is low. And Sacramento is not exactly Comedy Central. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of laughs right here...

City Sketch: Gary Dinnen

As a young man, the “exhausted struggle” was Gary Dinnen’s hallmark, and narrative expressionism his genre of choice. He saw himself as an inventor, the Sacramento artist recalls, and thought he was the one...

City Sketch: Micah Crandall-Bear

Micah Crandall-Bear calls himself an abstract painter by choice and a custom artist by necessity, teaming up with interior designers, architects and a network of other professionals in the hopes of securing commissions. “Am I...

Suddenly Single

With the dating experiences she has had the past four years, Joannie Erickson could write a post-divorce memoir and market it somewhere between humor and horror. But she would have a tough time convincing...

Brides On A Budget

Until recently, brides and their grooms frequently pulled out all the stops on over-the-top nuptials. But now, a tough economy has many pulling in the reins.It’s a good thing Rachael Patterson wasn’t one of...

Do-Gooders

Meet eight Sacramentans who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty as they give back to the community. Volunteering is good for the soul. As a growing body of research has found in recent...

Homegrown Businesses

Is it possible to make a living working from home? Absolutely, say the following seven women entrepreneurs. One in two American businesses is run from home these days, according to the Small Business Association,...

How To Have a Great Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do. But it doesn't have to be war. In fact, if you play your cards right, it can be a downright positive experience. Here's how.The first few months after...

Class of ’68. Then and Now

In graphic hindsight, the title of The 1968 Review, Sacramento Senior High School's yearbook, said it all: The Year of the Happening.Appropriate, given the politics of the times: the April assassination of the Rev....

Midtown Rising

While downtown Sac was getting all the press, midtown was quietly doing its thing development-wise. Now, it’s ground zero for all that’s hip. Lofts. Restaurants. Boutiques. Wine bars. Midtown’s got it all. How’d this...

FOLLOW US

18,538FansLike
21,534FollowersFollow
65,739FollowersFollow