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A day in Sacramento
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A day in Sacramento

Yes, there are a few gems in Sacramento.  Times when you can honestly say, living here can be good after all.  The thing is you have to know is where to look.  This...

Bank Protest and the Why of Occupy 2
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Bank Protest and the Why of Occupy 2

It’s cold out there. It never stops raining. Despite some chilly conditions, the weather was not cold enough to deter the warmth heralded by the protestors of Occupy Sacramento who kept marching on...

It’s a hard knock life
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It’s a hard knock life

Raymond and Sylvia Munoz did not know what they were getting into when they first signed up to be foster parents. They nearly called it quits after helping 30 foster kids then the arrival of Sean...

Laughs Unlimited’s tickling therapy
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Laughs Unlimited’s tickling therapy

Aha! I’ve found Utopia and it is on a ten by ten pulpit with a steel sliding microphone stick. Instead of hate, oh the waves of laughter it creates. Where the orators can offend and there’s...

The Why of Occupy Sacramento
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The Why of Occupy Sacramento

Why Occupy? Right now, regular folks ― young, smart, educated young people ― are frustrated because they don’t see a way to claim their piece of the American dream. For Julio Escobar, 19, a...

Crawling the great paper trail
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Crawling the great paper trail

It was like a pub crawl for history buffs – without the crawl. Saturday was the first ever Archives Crawl in Sacramento, an event where four leading historical research facilities highlighted...

Blues for Life 2011
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Blues for Life 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In Sacramento, the festivities kick off with Blues for Life at The Torch Club , a live music festival & pasta cook-off from 1pm to 7pm on...

100 Thousand Poets for Change
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100 Thousand Poets for Change

Can poets unite and give voice to issues left unsaid?  100 Thousand Poets for Change, an international movement to promote serious social, environmental, and political change brought more than a...

Heroes of the American Red Cross
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Heroes of the American Red Cross

Did you know there is a hero in all of us? A parole officer, two teen lifeguards, a one hundred year old senior citizen, a doctor, and a scientist were among those recognized by the American Red...

Fashion’s Night Out Countdown
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Fashion’s Night Out Countdown

From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, the after-hours shopping extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out is counting down to its September 8, 2011 debut.  Celebrities, designers, and stars will...

The Naked and Famous at Harlow’s
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The Naked and Famous at Harlow’s

On the last day of August, Harlows was filled with a crowd of stadium-sized intensity.  The New Zealand indie rock band defined The Naked and Famous philosophy. Naked in the way...

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