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Music: Singer Katie Knipp headlines a fun show for a serious cause

Music: Singer Katie Knipp headlines a fun show for a serious cause


Katie Knipp headlines a benefit for cystic fibrosis research.

Sacramento singer-songwriter Katie Knipp is throwing a benefit concert for cystic fibrosis research for deeply personal reasons. But she’s not dour about it.

“I want to be positive on stage – I don’t want to put a damper...

The Sacramento Bee
Rockabilly revivalist J.D. McPherson time warps to Winters

Rockabilly revivalist J.D. McPherson time warps to Winters


J.D. McPherson, who’s working on a new album, performs Monday night at The Palms in Winters.

“Suddenly,” J.D. McPherson tweeted on March 27, “there’s that famous Grant Wood painting you’ve seen your whole life.”

You know the one. “American Gothic.” The stern father, pitchfork in hand,...

See The Sacramento River ... By Car
Trouble in River City; Or, Sacramento’s Rough Beginning

Trouble in River City; Or, Sacramento’s Rough Beginning


“Trouble, oh we got trouble, right here in River City!”–Meredith Willson, The Music Man.

In 1849 the name Sacramento was applied to the collection of tents and wood buildings that housed people come to get rich in the gold fields to the east.  It was a ramshackle town that was incorporated in 1850. 

That first year...

Guava Rose
Strawberries and Cream Cups

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Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

KimberlyMichelle
choosing a 529 college savings plan … 4 years later

choosing a 529 college savings plan … 4 years later

Back when Miss L was six months old, we started her college savings fund. I posted and shared about the options available at that time as well as how we settled upon a 529 Plan. Now while I love sharing about things when they’re bright and shiny and new, I also realize how helpful...

Marc Valdez Weblog
La-La-La, Can’t Hear Your Good Advice!

Apr 17, 2014

Cliven Bundy would do well to listen to advice from other ranchers familiar with the process:

If anyone can feel the beleaguered rancher’s pain, it’s a man like Dahl. But while some members of the public are on Bundy’s side, he makes his argument with a religious zeal, and he appears to have temporarily...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Hot Chocolate – Every 1′s a Winner (1978)

Apr 17, 2014


Marc Valdez Weblog
Disco Marc Is Strangely-Unfamiliar With This Disco Tune

Apr 17, 2014


Marc Valdez Weblog
Work Is Still Nowhere To Be Seen, So Starting A History Of DMTC

Apr 17, 2014

My information is uneven, so I will eventually have to tap Steve and Jan, but for the moment I'm telling the tale of the Palms. A sad and complicated tale that is too.

The Fun Junkie
Charles M. Schulz Museum

Charles M. Schulz Museum