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A Marketplace of Wonders

I recently stumbled across Soil Born Farms’ remarkable weekly online marketplace, a virtual farm stand that allows you to order anything from organic kale to a...

On the Rocks

I was tagging along with my husband on a bourbon-shopping expedition to Good Bottle last weekend when I spied something interesting for sale: artisanal ice...

Springtime Babies

This spring, as bird nests fill with bobbing, gaping beaks, and burrows and dens come alive with wriggling young, we share top tips developed with Terri Muzik, a longtime volunteer...

Love in the Time of Corona

Dating is hard. In a pandemic, it’s even harder: If you manage to find someone worth spending time with, when is it OK to...

A Flower Pop-Up for Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t already ordered flowers for Valentine’s Day, it’s too late now, buster: Most florists have already closed their books. You could always swing by Safeway on Sunday morning for a prefab bouquet,...

Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says romance like champagne and caviar. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar in Downtown Commons is offering a package that includes a...

Coffee With Purpose

At Onit Coffee, a coffee truck in Elk Grove, you can get a great cup of coffee. You also can benefit local nonprofit organizations. “For me, it’s much...

Staying Warm While Eating Outdoors

One of my favorite pandemic purchases is the outdoor propane heater my husband and I bought last autumn in anticipation of a long winter unable to entertain friends and family inside...

Catching Up With Sarah Mizes-Tan

It’s become almost cliché to say that COVID-19 has laid bare the racial and economic inequality in America, but one reason we can even talk about that fact is...

The environmental cost of PPE

Aside from the obviously horrible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (the deaths, the job losses, the toll on schoolchildren, the loneliness, the shuttered businesses and blown-up traditions), there...

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