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Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation’s Annual Benefit Dinner Show

Jul 16, 2015


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Alison Toon
“These costumes that we’re wearing… it’s not our fault!” Led Zepagain, playing Led Zep again, at the state Fair

Jul 15, 2015
“These costumes that we’re wearing… it’s not our fault!”  Led Zepagain, playing Led Zep again, at the state Fair

Swan Montgomery as Robert Plant, Led Zepagain, California State FairBearing in mind that the original Led Zeppelin split up, finally and forever, after the untimely death in September, 1980, of drummer John Bonham, Led Zepagain may be the closest to th...

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Bounty

Jul 15, 2015
Bounty

The daily haul from a little plum tree whose branches hang into my backyard.  I guess it's been our California weather this year, but I don't remember this little tree producing quite so many plums last year.  The branches practically touch t...

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Alison Toon
Freestyle motocross: noisy, entertaining, wow, a drained lagoon… and there every day of the fair!

Jul 15, 2015
Freestyle motocross: noisy, entertaining, wow, a drained lagoon… and there every day of the fair!

Motocross, California State Fair 2015Due to California's severe and ongoing drought, the lagoon (large pond) at Cal Expo has been drained, leaving an empty, concrete basin. What better use during the State Fair than as a location for some daredevil stu...

Alison Toon
Thirty years since Live Aid… and Queen ruled. Seriously.

Jul 13, 2015

Thirty years ago today, London and Philadelphia rocked the world, raising money for the starving, the Ethiopean famine, seen by an audience of more than a billion people around the world; Phil Collins nipping over the Atlantic in Concorde so that he co...

Alison Toon
California State Fair time!!! Rides, animals, deep-fried food, and free concerts!

Jul 10, 2015
California State Fair time!!! Rides, animals, deep-fried food, and free concerts!

California State FairCalifornia State Fair opens today, and runs until until July 26th!What are you looking forwards to most? The free concerts? The animals? The art shows and food shows and gardening exhibits and dancing and the hypnotist? Or the ever...

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Paintbrush

Jul 5, 2015
Paintbrush

Just one example of the beautiful wildflowers blooming near Mt. Adams this summer. Before my hike at Bird Creek Meadow I had only seen the red-orange version of Indian paintbrush. Along the meadow trail both the red-orange version and this more pinkish...

Alison Toon
Highly Suspect… one to watch out for at Aftershock (and see this video, learn to swim!)

Jul 4, 2015

Driving back from Santa Cruz, listening to Octane on satellite radio, and Highly Suspect's new single, Lydia, came on.Great sound. Really looking forwards to seeing them at Aftershock this year. This Brooklyn band will be playing on Sunday, October 25t...

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Alison Toon
4th July, holiday, holidays, vacation… and how to do an American vacation.

Jul 4, 2015
4th July, holiday, holidays, vacation… and how to do an American vacation.

Happy dogs, Santa CruzI've been living in the USA for many years now, but only this weekend did I work out how to fit a European vacation into an American holiday*.I grew up in England, where my mum and dad scrimped and saved throughout the year, to be...

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Gorge-ous Sunrise

Jul 3, 2015
Gorge-ous Sunrise

After at least a dozen sunrise drives up the gorge in the past year, I was finally rewarded with a colorful sunrise! And in summer, no less! We left later than planned on Saturday so I thought I would miss the twilight and sunrise times, and I did. But...

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