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Bake It With Booze
Recipe: Rummy hummingbird cake

Recipe: Rummy hummingbird cake

Today, I made a birthday cake for all the September Babies in my life!  My version of an old Southern favorite the Hummingbird Cake.  If you've never had this cake, you really should try it.  It's easy to make, real comfort foo...

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Cowtown Eats
Daily Dining News: Blackbird excellent, usually

Sep 25, 2012

Blackbird received a less than glowing review in the Sac News & Review earlier this month. I agreed with much of what they said, given that their generally good food was tempered with their often lackluster service. But Sac Bee...

Game to 100
Remodeled patio getting a full makeover

Sep 25, 2012
Remodeled patio getting a full makeover

    You can live with imperfections – or you rip up the recently renovated brick patio. I chose the latter course, and that has meant a full-body workout for days, with more to come. My customary 20-minute routine with … Continue reading

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Pretty pasta bites

Recipe: Pretty pasta bites

There are quite a few things I totally stink at. I’ve tried really hard to become better at these things but most of the time my efforts remain to be just that, efforts. For example I am terrible at loading

Robert's Sister
Traveling and caregiving: Yes, there are similarities

Traveling and caregiving: Yes, there are similarities

I had an amazing vacation (and can’t thank Other Brother enough for his help in “underwriting” this trip).  If only I could have brought back one of these delicious and artful gelatos for you!  (Who am I kidding - I wouldn’t have be...

Public CEO
Stockton bankruptcy: bond insurers vs. CalPERS

Sep 24, 2012

Originally posted at www.calpensions.com Bond insurers arguing that Stockton is ineligible for bankruptcy because it did not attempt to negotiate a pension debt reduction with CalPERS, among other failings, may get their day in court in January. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Appeal Democrat
For some, Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm means traffic troubles

Ten and-a-half months out of every year, it's a quiet country road. But as the nights get cooler, residents on Fourth Street in Wheatland know to expect the usual madness. "People fly down here as fast as they can," said Savina Vagle, whose family...

HealthyCal.org
Stand Down offers short-term support to homeless vets, but state law calls for more

Sep 24, 2012

By Melissa Flores Even as a Senate bill was signed into law in August requiring the California Department of Veteran Affairs to have a more comprehensive strategic plan on meeting the needs of homeless veterans, those service officers working on the...

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Appeal Democrat
Teen assaulted boys, gets 17 years in Sutter County court

Her voice choked and tears in her eyes, a heartbroken mother called 17-year-old Jose Lopez an "abhorrent aberration" and a "sexual deviant" as she explained the damage caused when he sexually assaulted three boys last year. "I feel enormous guilt for...

Glocal Girl
The Dutch Life: Reasons I will always be an expat in this country

Sep 24, 2012
The Dutch Life: Reasons I will always be an expat in this country

In many ways it’s like I never left the Netherlands. But since I’ve been back ‘home’ there are a few funny things that crop up every now and then which smack me in the face as if reminding me I will always be an expat in this country.+ 10 varia...

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