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Flashback: Requiem

The Sacramento area lost many of its most accomplished citizens in 2007. Among them:Frank Lukenbill: The native North Dakotan played a key role in Sacramento history, teaming with his son Gregg and other investors...

William Bill Wills

This Placerville pharmacist makes a whale of a difference in the lives of his patients. Talk about fish out of saltwater. When two wayward whales wandered 100 miles upriver to the Port of Sacramento...

Why Sacramento’s Nuts About Almonds

If someone says her favorite fruit is the almond, she's not nuts. Although they share a somewhat similar size and texture&emdash;as well as premium snack and appetizer status&emdash;with peanuts, which are a legume, almonds...

A City Takes Flight

Break out the peanuts and pop open your eardrums, because it's time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sacramento International Airport.On Oct. 21, 1967, commercial flights that for decades had flown in and out...

Flashback: The Market Report

In its heyday, the Public Market was the food-shopping mecca for the entire city, says Sam Kamilos. The 76-year-old Carmichael resident should know: He grew up in Sacramento and as a kid worked for...

Vision Quest

The ability to see perfectly is something we all want, and technology is bringing us within sight of that possibility.Ilsa Hess was mad as heck about her eyesight and she wasn't going to take...

Japan Town: Once a Community

Rooted in segregation and undone by xenophobia, Japan Town had a challenging existence in Sacramento. The small community of immigrants and their descendants nevertheless managed a decades-long presence in the city, steady in its...

Flashback

The Capitol's Christmas tree has come a long way from its origins: as a prop for Gov. James Rolph's office party in 1933. Throughout the next several decades, fir fanfare continued to be...

Essay: Sporting the Holiday Cheer

A local writer explores his deep desire to watch televised sports during December. The holiday season usually entails spending more time with my relatives. Spending more time with my relatives usually triggers an...

Travel: Rose Among Thorns

In prickly Greater Los Angeles, find your comfort zone in Pasadena, where world-class artwork, renowned architecture and a vibrant old town are in full flower year-round. You don't need rose-colored glasses to appreciate...

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