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FOX40
Video: Stockton man murdered on his doorstep

Oct 14, 2012
Video: Stockton man murdered on his doorstep

STOCKTON — “He answered the door, and boom.” says Leo Diaz, a family member of Arturo Aguayo, who was shot and killed in the doorway of his home Saturday.

“I just heard something like a firecracker” says a neighbor. But …


A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Texas love dip

Oct 14, 2012
Recipe: Texas love dip

Every year, Mr.S. and I usually throw a big summer BBQ. This summer, however, somehow time got away before we could get one planned. So since the weather was still warm and my birthday was coming up, we decided to host a birthday fiesta. We o...

Bamboo and More
Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale wrap-up

Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale wrap-up

You’d think that with as many plants as I already have I’d stop going to plant sales. Far from it. While I typically only buy a few plants, I enjoy seeing what’s available. Plus, there’s always the element of surprise—the thrill of finding so...

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Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Fruity pebble pudding cookies

Oct 14, 2012
Recipe: Fruity pebble pudding cookies

Hey, guess what? You can now Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Usually I’m really good at writing posts ahead of time. My goal is to have Sunday nights post written by Friday afternoon. Then on Mondays I do Crazy Sweet Tuesday and another post for the week, and so on. On Friday last week, I...

Exposures
I Care: Lighting a spark in foster youth

Oct 14, 2012
I Care: Lighting a spark in foster youth

Lorrie Wilson is bubbly and self-assured as she tries on a barrage of clothing for a fashion show featuring foster kids and their supporters. She chatters about which outfit is the most flattering, but her reasons for participating go deeper than the animal print dress and chocolate pleather blazer she selects. As a Women...

52 Kitchen Adventures
My top five favorite bakeries

My top five favorite bakeries

Tweet Today I’m guest blogging over at Best Friends for Frosting, a blog about all things dessert. BFFF asked me to share my top 5 favorite bakeries. This sugar fiend was more than happy to share some go-to sweet spots, although it was tough to pick only 5 favorites! See my guest post to read...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Time to take stock of what’s left in the summer garden

Time to take stock of what’s left in the summer garden

Fresh Garden Veg-All!As our summer days begin that ever so slow slide into that cooler interim we call "fall," it's time to take stock of what's left in the summer garden, and what's done. Although some heirloom tomato patches are still churning out fr...

Game to 100
Commentary: Cynical campaign targets homeless

Oct 14, 2012
Commentary: Cynical campaign targets homeless

  “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” The bitter irony expressed by French writer Anatole France a century ago … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nevada City Hall salaries — still generous for most in a 3,000 person town

We learned this week that the Nevada City Hall finances are improving — thanks in part to big water rate hikes. In addition, furloughs for police and fire ended in July. Salaries and benefits remain generous for positions such as finance and HR (for a town of this size and the experience required). In...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: West Sacramento alternative good or bad idea?

Oct 14, 2012
Commentary: West Sacramento alternative good or bad idea?

Yesterday's article on the water deal had a rather egregious error reporting that the new Sacramento offer was the 30-year, 30-year renewal option agreement, when in fact it would be a permanent agreement. That represents a non-insignificant change to...

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