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Willow Creek to Humbug Creek trail in folsom

Family Bike Ride: Willow Creek–Humbug Creek Trail

The 7.8-mile Willow Creek–Humbug Creek trail in Folsom is a really a system of paved trails that meander thoughtfully through residential areas, abut commercial developments and business parks, and even go through tunnels under...
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Summer Fun: Sacramento River Cruise

Emil Gagliardi left his long career in restaurants (Tapa the World and 58 Degrees) four years ago to tap back into his coastal New England roots. A native of Bar Harbor, Maine, Gagliardi grew...
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Mountain Bike Ride: Granite Bay Trail–Dotons Point Loop

Inside Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Granite Bay are a series of fun-to-explore trails. Easy to find and navigate, they offer a great way for beginners to experience the thrill of mountain biking....
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Road Bike Ride: Maidu Park to Flower Farm Loop

A road cyclist’s favorite, the Flower Farm loop is Placer County at its best, blending suburban residential areas in Roseville, Granite Bay and Loomis with ranchettes and orchards. The star attraction may be Flower...
Lake Natoma photo by Tim Engle

Road Bike Ride: Nimbus to Beals Point With Johnny Cash Trail Loop

Fans of the American River Parkway will know this more exerting extension starting at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, down along Lake Natoma and up to Beals Point at Folsom Lake, which in winter and...
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Road Bike Ride: American River Parkway

It’s been called the crown jewel of the Sacramento region, and its many sparkling gems reveal themselves anew with every ride. Part of a 4,800-acre ecosystem, the 23-mile American River Parkway is a multiuse...
"Dragon Lady" Merryl Tengesdal

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...
Hank Shaw at the American River

Gone Fishing

Local chef and cookbook author Hank Shaw has made a name for himself in the food world with an award-winning blog (Hunter Angler Gardener Cook) and four cookbooks. To date, his books (with names...
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On Guard

National Guard troops arrived in Sacramento over the weekend, ready to jump into action if any trouble should start surrounding tomorrow’s presidential inauguration. They and other law enforcement officers are positioned just in case; fences and boards...
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Collectively United

With Election Day here, hard lines have been drawn throughout the country when it comes to disparities concerning culture, spirituality, politics and police reform. As people continue to argue opposing views on everything from...