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Hand Pies

Perhaps the only thing better than a slice of pie is a pie that you can hold in your hand. Here are five of the area’s best hand pie makers, all influenced by traditions...
britney cocktail at bawk

Britney-Inspired Cocktails at Bawk!

When Bawk! bar director Jose Carrasco seeks inspiration for his cocktail menu, he turns to music, creating playlist-inspired drinks from iconic artists customers go crazy for. Over the summer, he devised a clever lineup...
native american mural magic

Mural Magic

As the region prepares for the Wide Open Walls mural festival to start painting the town Sept. 9-19, artists Fran­ceska Gamez, Vyal One and Shaun Burner worked on a different group of murals, commissioned...
smash sacramento

Smash Sacramento

Have you ever just wanted to beat the absolute hell out of something?Welcome to Smash Sacramento, Sacramento’s “rage room,” where for $20 to $40 you can don safety gear, grab a weapon of choice...
stephanie stiavetti

Local Volunteer: Stephanie Stiavetti

“There are many nights where I save a life,” says Stephanie Stiavetti of her work as a volunteer crisis line counselor with WellSpace Health Suicide Prevention Crisis Line.A Mindset Coach by day (“I help...
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...
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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...
on the river

Winter on the River

Under gray skies, the American River takes on a different mood. The river’s ripples and swirls, now frigid, may seem unwelcoming, yet they continue to lure people for recreation, work and silent waterside reflection....