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Garden Insects: Friend or Foe?

Deep in our gardens, insects hunt and forage for food, battle with predators and prey, and hatch new life from eggs so beautiful they...
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River City Wine Week Kicks Off

The organizers of the 2nd Annual River City Wine Week (Aug. 3–9) had to scramble when COVID-19 put the kibosh on in-person events this...
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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...
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The Magic We Missed

Back in February (a million years ago in coronavirus stay-at-home time), the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera was gearing up to put on a spectacular...
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Joshua’s House

MARLENE VON FRIEDERICHS-FITZWATER wants to build the area’s first hospice for terminally ill people who are homeless.More than 30 years of teaching and public...
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15 Minutes With Shelley Blanton-Stroud

We recently chatted with Shelley Blanton-Stroud, a writing instructor at Sacramento State and co-director of Stories on Stage Sacramento, about releasing her debut novel,...
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Creativity Rocks

Feeling fortunate to have nature trails in their Folsom backyard, mother-daughter duo Shari Ord and Emma Berkstresser, 10, were delighted when they came across...

Masked Man

Jon Stevenson, who founded the hip baby sock company Trumpette, has come up with a new fashion accessory for the COVID-19 era: face masks....
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Sustainable Sac: On Air

Almost immediately after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued his stay-at-home directive on March 19, California’s roadways became significantly less congested. According to data supplied by...

Sippers and Boozesicles

Why should kids have all the fun? South restaurant has cornered the market on creative summer cocktails with two new products inspired by popular...