Lifestyle Picks

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

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Week 2 Football

Our local football teams have some interesting matchups tonight: Nevada Union vs. Pleasant Grove - definitely our top game of the week. PG is coming off a last minute loss to Lincoln/Stockton a week ago and need a win. However, the Miners are really...

HealthyCal.org
Foreclosure crisis hits seniors hard in Northern California

Sep 6, 2012

A common assumption is that senior homeowners are in the best position to weather the mortgage crisis because they bought their homes before the real estate bubble and have more equity. That assumption is wrong, a recent AARP report suggests. How has t...

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renegade mothering
Mother Earth called. She wants you to stop being such an asshole.

  Have you ever noticed that some of the most terrifying mothers out there are the super-pumped eco-friendly ones? They’re like MEAN. But not with their mouths. Only their EYES… But they still say it: What? You don’t dress your kid in all organic hemp?!?!? What is wrong with you? They should call CPS....

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Undercover Caterer
Recipe: Fried brown rice with tofu and vegetables

Recipe: Fried brown rice with tofu and vegetables

Hey yo!  I’m alive.  And not working on the kitchen or other work for once. Remember, I may have mentioned that my older kid is a vegetarian these days.  And honestly, I’m not too sad about it, because after my husband’s latest Baconfest event, I kind of needed to take a break from bacon….....

Baked Bree
Recipe: Chocolate chip oatmeal cake

Sep 6, 2012
Recipe: Chocolate chip oatmeal cake

If you happen to be at the grocery store, you might notice a cute little magazine next to the register. It might have a a delicous looking caramel almond cake on the cover. It might just be called Betty Crocker Best-Ever Fall Baking. I cannot resist these little magazines and every single one that...

Girls on the Grid
Spend a wild weekend with exotic animals at Safari West in Santa Rosa

Sep 5, 2012
Spend a wild weekend with exotic animals at Safari West in Santa Rosa

By Amelia McLear I am a huge animal lover. Dogs, cats, giraffes, monkeys—you name it, I love it. So when I heard about this amazing place called Safari West where I could literally eat, sleep and live out among wild animals and it was within driving distance of Sacramento, I immediately convinced my husband...

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Buckhorn Road
My first dissatisfied customer of this school year

Sep 5, 2012

After going over my syllabus and various rules/procedures at the beginning of the school year, I then spend about a week front-loading my students with lessons on generic aspects of history, such as a presentation on different historical sources, basic...

Crazy for Crust
Moving from Blogger to WordPress {The Why and What}

Sep 5, 2012
Moving from Blogger to WordPress {The Why and What}

Well, it’s been a week since I made my move to WordPress, and so far, so good. I’ve had a few kinks to work out, but I’m happy with the switch. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why and how I moved from Blogger to WordPress, and I want to answer those questions....

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AccessLocal.TV
Why I joined women’s rugby

Why I joined women’s rugby

By: Giovanna Forno People are always asking me, “Why Rugby?” This is my answer: When I first walked onto the Sac State rugby pitch four ...

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Stealth Cooking
Recipe: Grilled padron peppers

Sep 5, 2012
Recipe: Grilled padron peppers

 Padron peppers are small green peppers, often served as a tapas dish at Spanish restaurants. You can find their cousins, shishito peppers, on Japanese sushi menus. In the Americas, it's easy to find small multi-colored peppers, yellow, orange and...

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