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Siblings struggle to bridge the gap
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Siblings struggle to bridge the gap

When Lily Colby turned 18, she had nowhere else to go. Her foster parents gave her fair warning that she will be on her own. If she did not find a way to survive, she would be homeless. The same fate...

Pacific Rim Festival Pride
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Pacific Rim Festival Pride

Old Sacramento welcomed more than 20,000 visitors bustling to the sound of ukuleles, taiko drums, and the aloha of the islands during the Pacific Rim Festival.   The streets came alive with...

Hearts out at Women Go Red
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Hearts out at Women Go Red

What do women want?  Try a gentle nudge, fusing health with spa treatments to spark awareness that women self-care is necessary, especially when the goal is to live well enough to enjoy watching...

Tango with Team in Training
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Tango with Team in Training

On any given Tuesday, Michelle Gorre’s students push through more of what feels like a workout instead of a tango class at Sierra 2 Center.  She guides the class through warm-ups...

Film Festival fosters creativity
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Film Festival fosters creativity

The 48-hour film challenge took place on the weekend of March 30, for the Sacramento Film Festival at The Artisan. All the 32 registered teams had to make a creative sprint that began 7:30 p.m...

Finding balance with Tai Chi
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Finding balance with Tai Chi

There’s a willing way to the heart and it cuts like a tai chi saber.  For centuries, tai chi, chi gung, and "internal" martial arts practices have been known to improve mental...

Young Leaders on the Metro Edge
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Young Leaders on the Metro Edge

The Park Ultra Lounge on Thursday was standing room only with more than three hundred fifty young leaders converging for one mighty night on the town at the 2nd Annual Young Leaders connect sponsored...

Heart and Soul-idarity
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Heart and Soul-idarity

More than 300 people attended Thursday night’s Art Mix at the Crocker Art Museum blending the celebration of Black History Month with Valentine’s Day.   Heart and Soul...

†††’s Live 2012
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†††’s Live 2012

It’s Friday night at Ace of Spades with Chino Moreno, lead vocalist of the Deftones, and Shaun Lopez, guitarist of Far, crossing over to a new experimental era with †††. A line of tattooed girls with...

When things fall apart
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When things fall apart

Every morning 1,800 employees enter the California State Board of Equalization Building.   Past the sliding glass doors, security, then up the elevators to get to work.  Most never notice...

Kwanzaa Love Train opens new year
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Kwanzaa Love Train opens new year

It’s the beginning and the end. The alpha and the omega. The final day of Kwanzaa welcomes the new year with the principle of Imani, faith in a play based on "One in the Spirit"...

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