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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Garden tours show Sacramento’s links to waterways

Seeds: Garden tours show Sacramento’s links to waterways


A “Crimson Queen” Japanese maple, left, graces the Happy Frog Pond in the garden of Pauline and Irv Faria, which will be open to the public April 26. Above, one of the garden’s camellias.

We are a community built on waterways. That sense of place not only inspires major...

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The Sacramento Bee
Pet Connection: Tricks can make medicine easier to take

Are there straitjackets for dogs? That’s what I’ve been wondering lately as we struggle to medicate the ears of Keeper, one of our cavalier King Charles spaniels.

The Sacramento Bee
Littering complaint draws gunfire in Roseville

Littering complaint draws gunfire in Roseville

A man who complained about another person throwing trash on the ground was shot at when he followed the litterer’s car, Roseville police reported.



Capitol Alert
Census Bureau, state agree on California’s population growth

Dec 30, 2013
Census Bureau, state agree on California’s population growth

State demographers and the federal Census Bureau, who once had widely disparate views about California's population growth, appear to be in synch so far in this decade. A couple of weeks ago, the state Department of Finance calculated that Californi...

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Kings Corner
Jason Jones’ Week 5 NBA power rankings

Nov 30, 2013

The Indiana Pacers will be tested over the next five games. They begin a five-game road trip through the Western Conference Sunday at the Los Angeles Clippers with stops in

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour


The home of David and Deborah Bonuccelli, on 45th Street in Sacramento, is part of Sacred Heart School’s 40th annual Holiday Home tour and was the only home on the first tour in 1973.

Many famous people have walked past Deborah and David Bonuccelli’s front door. They live next...

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The Sacramento Bee
Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Like a trickle that builds into a steady stream, the low-water message is seeping through our neighborhoods. Ellen Zagory sees it every day. She notices it throughout Davis and Sacramento. She calls it “The New Front Yard.” ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Maria Kang of Elk Grove ignites Internet firestorm with photo showing off her fitness

Maria Kang of Elk Grove ignites Internet firestorm with photo showing off her fitness

Elk Grove mother and fitness buff Maria Kang has ignited a firestorm in cyberspace with her “what’s your excuse?” Facebook photo, which shows her in a sports bra and short shorts, posing with her three young sons. Sacramento workout...

The Sacramento Bee
Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Daisy Mah is retiring this month from tending the WPA Rock Garden in Land Park. On a blustery October morning, Daisy Mah methodically tended the WPA Rock Garden at Land Park, just like she’s done almost every day for 25 years. Ignoring the ...

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Capitol Alert
Jerry Brown signs Tahoe governance bill

Oct 12, 2013
Jerry Brown signs Tahoe governance bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday ratifying an agreement with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on the governance of the basin surrounding Lake Tahoe. In the agreement, reached earlier this year, California and Nevada will continue the two-state p...

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