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COVID-19 finding joy

Finding Joy

Most news stories written about our mental health since COVID-19 arrived have focused on the depression, anxiety, loneliness and cabin fever that are pushing us impatiently into risk-taking behavior.But is there another side to this issue? Are there people who are...
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Virtual Visits

Telemedicine isn’t new, but it is gaining new uses—and new participants—in the time of COVID-19.It’s safe to say COVID-19 has upended all aspects of our society. But perhaps the one pushed to reinvent itself...
special delivery

Special Delivery

Anyone who’s gone through childbirth—as the active participant or as the supportive partner—can attest that meeting your son or daughter for the first time is one of the happiest moments of your life. But...
shelter for sac spca and front street

Shelter at Home

On the morning of March 19, Kenn Altine, CEO of the Sacramento SPCA, just happened to be in a meeting on disaster preparedness—and learned Sacramento was issuing a stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective...
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Operation Cookie

“You can be miserable before eating a cookie, you can be miserable after eating a cookie, but you can’t be miserable while you’re eating a cookie—it’s joyful,” says Donna Webb, owner of Donna’s Delights...
Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Winter Escapes

Get away to the lake with a stay at one of these lovely spots, where reservations fill up fast.It’s that time of year: You start shushing the kids when the weather forecast comes on,...

Flip-Flop on HRT

There is a scene in the first season of “House of Cards” where Claire Underwood is in her elegant Georgetown kitchen, every hair in place, but standing—with obvious relief—in front of the wide-open side-by-side...

The Vinyl Comeback

Record Store Day 2018, on April 21, is an international event with a very local angle. “We were at an (industry) conference in Baltimore in 2007, a little hung over, sitting in a lobby...

Never Pay Retail

Sacramento thrift stores gained celluloid fame with “Lady Bird,” of course, but thrifting is by no means a new trend here. For one thing, it allows you to create a very distinctive look: You...

Filmmaker Todd Stanley

Whether he’s riding the vicious swells of the Bering Sea filming “Deadliest Catch” or capturing life in the foothills for “Experience El Dorado,” local filmmaker Todd Stanley loves his job.                      Todd Stanley...

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