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

Munchie Musings
Fresh & Easy – The Meal Store

Fresh & Easy – The Meal Store

Kitchen To Go line laid outThis week Raley's employees voted to go on strike. Contract discussions broke down because Raley's says they are struggling in a crowded grocery market and they need to make some hard cuts. That much is very true, the grocery...

Game to 100
LeBron lights up ceiling fan

Jun 8, 2012
LeBron lights up ceiling fan

It was fitting that the lights on my fancy ceiling fan flashed on suddenly during the first half of last night’s Boston-Miami playoff game. LeBron James was lighting up the Boston arena with a stunning display of shooting, and his … Continue reading

MyCup2Yours
Sharing with Other Moms: How I got Started Writing

Jun 8, 2012

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about writing lately and how I got started, so I thought I’d share my story again for those of you who might be new here. I hope you are all doing... Visit my blog at http://www.gennyheikka.com to re...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Natural oils as sun protection

Natural oils as sun protection

The sun is out full time these days! Most of us, especially those of us with children, are spending more and more time outside, soaking up the Vitamin D and filling our cups with warmth and solar energy.Certain natural oils offer SPF protection from th...

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Just Paint It
Craft a chalkboard from a mirror

Craft a chalkboard from a mirror

Yes. You read that right. A chalkboard. From a mirror. It wasn’t exactly what I first had in mind when the great people at Plaid Crafts sent me this goodie box. Craft paint, glitter paint, chalkboard paint, Mod Podge, foam applicators and Hello! n...

Public CEO
2 percent of fire calls are for fires, grand jury finds

Jun 7, 2012

The role and services of firefighters has changed greatly over the last few decades. Now, they work as emergency medical personnel on 98% of their calls, rarely responding to actual fires. According to a Grand Jury report that was recently

Appeal Democrat
Yellow submarine follows man home to Meridian

For more than four years, it was the only vessel of its kind operating in the Hawaiian islands. But at the moment, Papa Tang — a three-person yellow submarine — is simply an oddity at Lovey's Landing in Meridian. Owner Jerry Robb, a Yuba City...

Elk Grove News
Neighborhood associations battle huge, underground gas storage

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Jun 7, 2012
Neighborhood associations battle huge, underground gas storage

Protesters voice opposition to proposed underground gas storage facility.


PG&E, Wells Fargo, and SMUD behind project
by Michael Monasky


Two south Sacramento neighborhood associations protested at a city park along Power Inn Road Wednesday evening to alert passersby about pending approval of an...

The Citizen Rosebud
Five quick questions with Ari Seth Cohen

Jun 7, 2012
Five quick questions with Ari Seth Cohen

Advanced Style: Ari Seth Cohen captures the style of the sterling set.Recently, I was fortunate enough to snag an interview with Advanced Style's Ari Seth Cohen in the midst of his whirlwind book signing tour. The following is an excerpt from our corre...

Tates Kitchen
Recipe: Orzo pasta salad

Recipe: Orzo pasta salad

It was not my intention that this little dish be my first post after such a long absence, but I need to bring a dish to my daughter's class picnic today so this is what I'm bringing. Easy, no fuss, serve at room temperature? Perfect!This is an older&nb...

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