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The Sacramento Bee
Pet Connection: A pet trained to visit patients can speed their recovery

A visit from a dog, cat or other pet can make a bad day disappear. That’s especially true if you are a resident in a nursing home or a patient in a hospital. The experience of visiting with a therapy pet can soothe frazzled nerves, revive dormant memories and bring smiles and laughter in...

The Sacramento Bee
SSPCA Pet of the Week: Ventus

SSPCA Pet of the Week: Ventus

Meet Ventus. He’s a year-old domestic shorthair mix and has been looking for a home since Aug. 21.



The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Brothers and sisters, it is time to save your soil

Plants (and people) aren’t the only ones suffering through this epic drought. Our soil has taken a huge hit, too.

“Our soils are scorched,” said Gisele Schoniger of Kellogg Garden Products. “They need replenishment more than fertilizer.”

Early fall is an ideal time to give our soil...

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Foods for the Soul
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

Sep 19, 2014
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

A simple recipe for elegant fall-flavored layered desserts. They taste like pumpkin pie in a glass—with chocolate cookies too!     Last March, my sweet friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust invited a few of us food bloggers over to her house for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and lots of sweet treats. We all...

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Happy second birthday, Sounds… plus a couple of days, but who’s counting?

Sep 19, 2014
Happy second birthday, Sounds… plus a couple of days, but who’s counting?

Around two years and two days old, already... and this is still my favourite from Sounds that Can't Be Made.You have to listen to the very, very end. Several times.

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Sac Foodies
Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Sep 19, 2014
Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues? 12 million of them are children and 7 million are seniors. September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. A group of 30 passionate food bloggers recently put...

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Pay Attention

Sep 19, 2014
Pay Attention

It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may...

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Amy is the Party
Design Feature: From House Parties to Housewife

Design Feature: From House Parties to Housewife

Amanda came to me several months ago with an interest in moving her blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress site. If you are wondering what the difference is, it’s...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The Big Tomato Payoff

The Big Tomato Payoff

Heirloom Tomatoes-Bird Back 40Break it Down! Stop! Tomato Time!Is your garden like mine? Heirloom tomatoes coming out of your ears? It is that time of year for us heirloom aficionados. Long after the hybrids have played out and stopped producing, the h...

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The Sacramento Bee
Hundreds of Bee readers come out for Hampton Sides and his ‘Kingdom of Ice’

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides was on a multi-city tour for his new nonfiction narrative title, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” when he stopped at the Sacramento Bee Book Club Thursday night to deliver a words-and-pictures presentation to a crowd of 325.

Afterward, he autographed copies of his...

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