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Historic sites worth a visit in the Sacramento region

Feb 20, 2014
Historic sites worth a visit in the Sacramento region

Near the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, in a wide valley traversed for many centuries by the native Maidu tribe, John Augustus Sutter in the early 1840s established a trading post which quickly came to serve the Gold Rush. At its heart, the beginnings of Sacramento amounted to the establishment of the...

The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

Feb 18, 2014
The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

On the second floor of the Crocker Art Museum, Kinaya Foster stood in front of a glass case filled with African sculpture and told her son, Kaleb, about African art. Then members of St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band paraded by, part of the museum’s free Black History Month family festival on Monday.

The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

Feb 17, 2014
The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

On the second floor of the Crocker Art Museum, Kinaya Foster stood in front of a glass case filled with African sculpture and told her son, Kaleb, about African art. Then members of St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band paraded by, part of the museum’s free Black History Month family festival on Monday.

DNA kits find folks have Neanderthals in the family tree

Feb 17, 2014
DNA kits find folks have Neanderthals in the family tree

Peggy and George Spatz, retirees who live in Foothills Farms, know the percentage of Neanderthal DNA they carry in their genes: They're part of a growing trend toward using DNA to help in ancestry and genealogy research. Genomics experts refer to this ...

Placer nonprofit loses senior meal-delivery contract to Meals on Wheels

Jan 15, 2014

Seniors First, the nonprofit agency that administers Placer County’s federally funded seniors programs, lost its contract late last week to deliver meals to more than 100 homebound seniors.

2014 brings a milestone for last of the baby boomers

Dec 31, 2013
2014 brings a milestone for last of the baby boomers

Here they come, bringing up the end of the parade: The youngest members of the baby boom generation begin turning 50 on New Year’s Day.



In Sacramento, bicycling buds part of a growing trend

Jul 28, 2013
In Sacramento, bicycling buds part of a growing trend

Bicycling buddies, from left, Howard Sarasohn, 72; Dan Gorfain, 70; and Dave Brubaker, 68, take a short break last week while riding along the American River bike trail at William B. Pond Recreation Area. Along with Norm Gold, 67, the retirees bi...

Big-band era finally closing for longtime Sacramento devotees

Apr 28, 2013
Big-band era finally closing for longtime Sacramento devotees

Lou Coppola, executive director of the Nor Cal Big Bands Preservation Society, looks over a CD of big-band music at his Land Park home. Coppola, 85, and fellow members will hold the group's final dance on May 19.This was the music that accompanie...

Musician Nat Brown’s gift brings good vibes to Sacramento widow, 92

Jan 16, 2013
Musician Nat Brown’s gift brings good vibes to Sacramento widow, 92

Saxophonist Nat Brown, 73, won a year's free stay at a senior living facility – valued at $50,000 – that he couldn't use. He ended up donating it to 92-year-old widow Edna Hunt, who was looking for a new home.Sitting in a cozy office at...

1960s Sacramento band plans latest summer reunion

Aug 17, 2012
1960s Sacramento band plans latest summer reunion

NOW: Three Parish Hall veterans – from left, John Roina, Carl Ramirez and Mike Andrews – rehearse for their reunion concert, planned in Ramirez's Rancho Cordova backyard. "When we met again after all those years, it was a real nice feel...



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