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The Sacramento Bee
Dogs’ life a cushy one after troupe wins ‘Talent’

Dogs’ life a cushy one after troupe wins ‘Talent’

A million dollars will change you. Three of the Olate performing dogs, from left, Loca, Copo and Toby, practice during a training session in Sorrento, Fla.

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
New Potting Bench!!!

When I started my succulent adventure many years ago my husband took an old typewriter desk and moved it into the backyard so I could use it for potting.  Every year I put a plastic cloth over it to keep water out but it always went through. &nbsp...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
“The Cool Girls: Portraits of remarkable women”: Roseanne Burke art exhibit at Szabo tasting room on April 26-May 31

“The Cool Girls: Portraits of remarkable women”: Roseanne Burke art exhibit at Szabo tasting room on April 26-May 31

What: Artist’s Reception For “The Cool Girls: Encaustic Portraits Of Remarkable Women” When: April 26, 2014, 4-7 p.m. Where: Szabo Vineyards Tasting Room, 316 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959 Venue Information: Call 530.274.7282 or visit http://www.szabovineyards.com “The Cool Girls: Encaustic Portraits of Remarkable Women” by Roseanne Burke is an exhibit of portraits of a diverse...

Bamboo and More
New succulent bed at the Sacramento Zoo

New succulent bed at the Sacramento Zoo

Last fall I blogged about a visit to the Sacramento Zoo. I said nice things about the plantings in general—and the bamboos in general—but I bemoaned the fact that there were very few succulents.

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In February I received a message from Michaele Bergera,...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Now I Can Sell "Breaking Bad" Location Books From My Car’s Trunk

Apr 23, 2014
Now I Can Sell "Breaking Bad" Location Books From My Car’s Trunk

Twenty-four units sold so far(royalty of about $158.) I've given away one book (cost $5, plus $9 shipping = $14). Finding a prudential level of marketing will be important.Kindle and Print.

Marc Valdez Weblog
All The Highway 50 Construction Hullabaloo Hasn’t Affected Me Much Yet

Apr 23, 2014

I typically travel perpendicularly to the affected stretch, so apart from the noise of construction and that idiotic helicopter they've got going, it hasn't been too bad.last night, I drove past an 11 p.m. TV News standup at the 16th eastbound onramp. ...

The Sacramento Bee
Music: Mike Cooley’s songwriting takes center stage with Drive-By Truckers

Music: Mike Cooley’s songwriting takes center stage with Drive-By Truckers


The Drive-By Truckers are, from left, Jay Gonzalez, Patterson Hood, Matt Patton, Mike Cooley and Brad Morgan. The band plays Ace of Spades on Friday.

Lee Atwater begat Karl Rove, which is to say the biggest of the modern political consultants got his game from the guy who re-invented the...

Sean Ferguson’s Corner of the Universe
Own Winter’s Tale on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on June 24th

Own Winter’s Tale on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on June 24th

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies and the age-old battle between good and evil. Peter Lake (Farrell) is a master thief who never expected to have his own heart stolen by the beautiful Beverly...

Banana Moments
What does it mean to be an adult?

Apr 23, 2014
What does it mean to be an adult?

For me, becoming an adult is a work in process. Learning and Knowing how to be happy and finding joy in life is one of the biggest factors for becoming an adult. I think this quote says it all. Happiness isn't about what happens to us - it's about how...

FOX40
New Menu from CPK Focuses on Seasonal, Local Flavors

Apr 23, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen is in our studios whipping up items from their new menu