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Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Wildlife Sightings

Many of us are drawn to the wild. It’s a connection Edward O. Wilson, author of “Biophilia: The Human Bond With Other Species,” describes as our innate love of nature.“It’s one of the good...
tomales point trail hike

Hike Wednesday: Tomales Point Trail

In the wilds of West Marin County, within two hours’ drive of Sacramento, the Point Reyes National Seashore is home to many windswept trails. This one is a favorite for its visible wildlife, historical...
painted rocks trail

Creativity Rocks

Feeling fortunate to have nature trails in their Folsom backyard, mother-daughter duo Shari Ord and Emma Berkstresser, 10, were delighted when they came across one lined with painted rocks in their neighborhood.In the spirit...
food box grocery

Who Needs a Supermarket?

The pandemic has made shopping at the grocery store a whole lot harder (and scarier). To ease the burden, restaurant wholesaler Produce Express now sells its products directly to consumers. The company offers 11...
pet tech

Pet Sitters Plus

When your pet has a special health condition, finding a pet sitter who can attend to its medical needs can be a challenge. That’s what prompted registered veterinary technicians Haley King and Taylor Guynn...
deviled eggs

Hard-Boiled Memories

At Revolution Winery & Kitchen, owner Gina Genshlea likes having deviled eggs on the menu “because the best things are the simple things.” In this case, simple means yolks mixed with salt, pepper and...
roasted beet and pear salad

How It’s Made: Taylor’s Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

Beets are ubiquitous on Sacramento menus, typically appearing in salads we’ve all seen before. But few chefs get as creative with this humble root vegetable as Scott Macumber of Taylor’s Kitchen. “I wanted to...

Singing a Different Tune

For folks who love to sing but may not feel at home in a traditional choir, Empire Pop Choir could be for you. The group, which was launched in January 2019 by the nonprofit...
karina martinez bartender

Interview with a Bartender

Karina Martinez, the widely respected bartender currently slinging drinks at The Snug, has learned a lot during her decade-long career. In this conversation, she muses on what’s new in her industry, the emotional labor...
jen nodora

Pitching a Fit

For seamstress Jen Nodora, fit is everything. Whether it’s a ball gown or a favorite blazer, good tailoring—a dart here, a hem adjustment there—can take practically any outfit from frumpy to fabulous.“I’m really meticulous...