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Merryl Tengesdal: Tough as Nails

Granite Bay mom and fitness trainer Merryl Tengesdal has self-proclaimed “thick skin,” and she has the resume to prove it. After serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy, she joined the Air Force, where...

Climbing the Walls

ALEX HONNOLD MADE HISTORY in June when he ascended El Capitan, Yosemite’s 3,000-foot wall, with no ropes or climbing gear. The 32-year-old Sacramento native, who many are calling the greatest free-solo climber in the...

Bringing Beer to the Small Screen

NICHOLAS GIVANIO HAS LANDED his dream job. The owner of Sacramento Brew Tour, a local custom brewery tour company, is combining his two passions—craft beer and film production—to host a new Discovery Channel series...

50 Things To Do This Summer

  Like this article?  You'll love our new 50 Things To Do In Sacramento article - click here!   Summer’s here and the livin’s easy. But that’s no excuse to spend the next three months on your...

Making Waves

When it comes to hair this season, locals are returning to their laid-back, West Coast roots, trading in polished, sleek hairstyles and bold color treatments for more natural, undone looks. Relaxed beachy waves, soft...

Downtown Then, Downtown Now

Luxury high-rises lining Capitol Mall. Upscale restaurants and clubs up and down K Street. Stores and lofts overlooking the Sacramento River. Sound like a dream? Five years ago, this was the blueprint for a...