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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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

Days of Despair and Hope

In the days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis Police Department officer’s knee pressed to his neck, thousands of protestors marched onto Sacramento...

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...

Map Out Some Time for “Road Trip”

The consensus among pandemic experts – one vocation that certainly has enjoyed a resurgence this peculiar year—is that carefully conducted car trips pose lower COVID-19 risks than does airline travel. For those of us itching to get...

Honoring Black Lives

In the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, a trio of local artists turned the boarded-up windows at de Vere’s Irish...

Lara Downes Goes Live—Yes, Live!

A live show? Yes! And we’re talking classy … In an event billed as “the first live concert in California since quarantine,” a claim that sounds incredible...

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