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lance woods

Bringing the Jokes

LANCE WOODS FIRST STARTED doing comedy in church—yes, really, church—and has taken it big time, performing at top venues around the country and even for U.S. Marine Corps troops in Japan. So how cool...
Dr. Roberts race

The Impact of Race

One of the most curious—yet widely acknowledged—characteristics of COVID-19 is its ability to reveal an issue in a way many of us have never considered before. The virus has been devastating, but it’s also...
sacramento coffee scene

Cozy Coffee

It’s OK to admit you wait for a certain seasonal latte at a corporate coffee chain—one so famous it goes by its three initials (PSL). But in this year of change, why not mix...
anxiety

Don’t Freak Out!

Even if you are not prone to worrying about every ache or pain, scouring the web for worst-case scenarios, it is easy to obsess about your health during a worldwide pandemic. To many of...
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Think Inside the Box

There are serious reasons to buy local, especially with a pandemic threatening the national food chain as well as the economic livelihood of small farms and businesses. But there is honestly an even more...
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...
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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...
donna's delights cookie

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...

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