Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Appeal Democrat
Hot time at ‘Cool Cars’ event

Johnathan Ohmer, 5, of Olivehurst tried to get a closer look and photo of the interior of a 1950 Ford two-door sedan, but he was too short.

Appeal Democrat
Marysville couple keep on truckin’ – on TV

Todd and Tamera Sturgis are taking in all of the sights and sounds along the winding road of life.

Foods for the Soul
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

Aug 16, 2014
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a...

FOX40
Koko the Gorilla Remembers Robin Williams

Aug 16, 2014
Koko the Gorilla Remembers Robin Williams

REDWOOD CITY, California—

Many famous individuals have been publicly sharing their greatest memories of Robin Williams, displaying the profound gift of joy that he brought to so many people. However, one of the tributes to his memory that is gaining …


Chronicles of Nothing
Photo booth props: What are they?

Photo booth props: What are they?

Have you ever been at a gathering and wished you had taken more pictures? If you’re like me, you have a hard time coming up with photo ideas. Enter photo booth props. These props vary from hats and boas to cut-outs of words. The first time I saw the concept was at some networking...

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Crazy for Crust
Over 80 Apple Recipes

Aug 16, 2014
Over 80 Apple Recipes

I know it’s still August, but like I said before, I’m in the mood for fall baking. Pumpkin, caramel, pie, cheesecake…and apple! If you love apples and apple desserts as much as I do, you need this list of recipes. From cakes to pie to cookies and candy to bars, this collection has an...

Bleed Black and Purple
Three exciting games on the Kings season schedule

Three exciting games on the Kings season schedule

By Dustin Bailey


The Sacramento Kings season schedule was released this week and the games that excite me the most this year, in order, are the season opener at home against the Warriors, a Dec. 11 matchup against the Rockets on TNT, and Nov. 2in Los Angeles against the...

Bamboo and More
The mysterious case of the prickly palo verde

The mysterious case of the prickly palo verde

My infatuation with the three palo verde trees in front of our house continues unabated. I love running my hands through the soft, delicate foliage.

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I did just a few days ago with the ‘Desert Museum’ palo verde (Parkinsonia...

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All Squared Up
Bunny Boy, a carroty quilt filled with fluff

Bunny Boy, a carroty quilt filled with fluff

Once in a while I surprise myself and exercise patience. I hold back. I wait. I don't barge ahead with no plan in view. Once in a great while.With this bunny themed quilt, patience paid off. I found a very adorable project piece at the thrift store - a...

YubaNet.com
State and Federal Wildlife Managers Preparing Habitat for Migrating Birds

Aug 15, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014 - Each year millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway relying on a diverse string of habitats that stretch from Alaska and Canada to Central and South America. While the wetlands of the Central Valley provide less than 5 percent of the habitat historically available, they are critical as a...

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