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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Now Open – Double Nickle, Smokehouse by Chicago Bears Star Lance Briggs in Elk Grove

Sep 2, 2014

Double Nickle, the smokehouse in which Elk Grove native and Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Linebacker Lance Briggs is a partner in, opened on Monday. The Sac Bee's Cathie Anderson has some of the backstory on how the restaurant came to...

Cowtown Eats
Top 15 Happy Hours of August 2014

Sep 2, 2014

The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of August 2014 on CowtownEats.com were: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1) Bento Box (Last month's rank: 2) Chevy's Fresh Mex - On the River (Last month's rank: 2) Buffalo Wild...

AccessLocal.TV
A Place Called Sacramento Films Being Turned in Today

Sep 2, 2014
A Place Called Sacramento Films Being Turned in Today

A Place Called Sacramento Films Being Turned in Today Today marks the deadline for the 15th Annual A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival film submission ...

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HealthyCal.org
Some California Schools Make Breakfast the First Lesson of the Day

Sep 2, 2014

By Linda Childers

When Ross McGowan and his team of volunteers enter one of the classrooms at Healdsburg Elementary School, the students cheer excitedly. Their enthusiastic response isn’t because they remember McGowan from his thirty-plus years in Bay Area television, but rather because he comes bearing food.

After retiring from television in 2009, McGowan, the affable...

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HealthyCal.org
The Future of Aging: Travel, Treatment, Retirement

Sep 2, 2014

By Matt Perry

These days, everything seems to be outsourced abroad. Jobs. Customer service. Even executive assistants.

And today, so is aging – which is fast becoming very big business.

With stressed savings accounts, Americans who are both healthy or needing assistance are looking to stretch their retirement dollars as far...

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Undercover Caterer
Tomato and Butter Spaghetti

Sep 2, 2014

Hi.  Did you have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend?  I did.  I spent mine traipsing around Northern California with a couple of my best girlfriends. There was wine, lots of food, art, a couple of beaches, bourbon and some more food.  I mentioned food right?  There was lots of that. Remember that...

HealthyCal.org
Easy Online Access Changes Doctor-Patient Relationships

Sep 1, 2014

By Kellie Schmitt

The days of waiting on hold and playing phone tag with the doctor’s office are diminishing for patients across the state and nation as more and more health providers implement patient portals.

These interactive sites, which allow patients to message physicians, refill prescriptions and schedule appointments online, are bringing medical interactions into the...

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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Why Bacon & Butter Still Hasn’t Opened

Sep 1, 2014

Bacon & Butter, the beloved midtown brunch spot by chef Billy Zoellin, boldly predicted that it would open its new Tahoe Park location by Father's Day when it closed its original location in May. Since then, a number of factors...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Every Season is Ant Season

Every Season is Ant Season

When it gets hot, the ants start marching indoors. When it rains, in come the ants. Too cold? The ants know where its nice and cozy: your kitchen, bathroom and pet food bowls. Outdoors, the pet food bowls and garbage cans are also ant attractants. Argentine ants, those busy little black ants,...

AccessLocal.TV
Daunting Dragons Invade Eagles’ New Nest

Sep 1, 2014
Daunting Dragons Invade Eagles’ New Nest

By Will James Home Town Sports A provocative non-league football match-up is highlighted this week on Access Sacramento‘s sports menu.  Host El Camino will have ...

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