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SacTown Wings Event!

By Rachel Smith Love hot wings and ice cold beer? Then SacTown Wings is THE event for you! Held August 23 from 2-7PM in Fremont Park, this festival is the first of its kind in Sacramento and will feature not one, not two, but six Sacramento-based hot wing vendors. Local eateries Blue Cue, Chicago Fire, Clark’s Corner, […]

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Attention Sacramento Animal Lovers and All-Around Do-Gooders

By contributors: Alicia Lewis and Lauren Kimzey Feel like earning some extra karma credits? The Wild Life Center Association (WCA) is in desperate need of your time and money. The organization has fallen on hard times recently and lacks the necessary funding to sustain its vital operations after August 31st. The Wildlife Care Association has […]

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Commentary: A Ladies Home Guide to Manners and Commerce

By LAUREN COLE NORTON I was chatting with some punters outside a show I was running in Davis, enjoying a blast of cool air, when a man, probably in his mid-thirties, said to me: “It was enough you were pretty, but you seem to have ideas too.” Now this is a sentence I can’t ever imagine […]

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American River Bike Ride Benefits Ovarian Cancer Research at UC Davis

By Rachel Smith Bobbi Little’s mission is clear: “to improve the quality of life for people while they’re on the planet.” And trust us, she practices what she preaches. She is the epitome of health, with her youthful skin, toned everything, and a perky personality (not to mention her two adorable, furry sidekicks: Bandit and Bella). […]

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CA State Fair Opens Today!

By the Editors (Special thanks to CA State Fair media team) The 2014 State Fair opens today and continues through July 27, for 17 days of fun! The following is an overview courtesy of  the California State Fair media team. New Attractions This year, there is more shaded seating across the fairgrounds. The mommy lounge in Expo Center […]

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July 12: Yappy Hour in #midtownSac

By the Editors #midtownSac is going to the dogs! GOTG is teaming up with the Midtown Business Association and local blog Wag Work Wine to raise $$$ for the Sacramento SPCA and Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento! Please join the Yappy Hour this Saturday, July 12 from 11am – 2pm at the Midtown Farmer’s Market (20th and J Street). The pop-up […]

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Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Source: Midtown Business Association/Photo Credit Callista Wengler This summer, it’s time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!  The vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the Sutter District (Red Rabbit, Centro, Money Bar, etc.)  in Midtown Sacramento are proud to present the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” happening July 21-27, 2014!  As part of this […]

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My Summer with a Foreign Exchange Student

I was recently contacted by EF, an exchange student program.  They are in dire need of host families for their summer program.  I had such a fabulous time when I hosted Naomi, my German exchange student, back in 2012 that I thought it might encourage some of you working professionals out there to give it […]

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Daring to dream AND get what you really want

By Traci Hines Daring to dream… What happened to us women? When did dreaming become such an impractical activity? Our dreams are often packed away nicely in a box and stored in the attic of our hearts and minds… It’s nice that way… we haven’t completely given up… it’s still up there somewhere… and then […]

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Girls on the Grid 4th of July Roundup

By the Editors The 4th of July is one of those holidays where thousands of locals like to skip town and head for Tahoe, San Fran, or (insert any beach town). But if you’re someone who likes to stick close to home and are looking for something fun to do locally, here is our GOTG  4th […]

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PRIDE is Alive and Well in Sacramento

By Laura Braden LGBT pride is in the air from here to the Bay Area – it’s that fantastic time of year where thousands turn out to support equality and celebrate diversity. Yes, there are parades and festivals (Sacramento, San Francisco) but this year, the LGBT Community Center launched the first annual PRIDE Awards to […]

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A Public Pledge

By Lisa Murphy I have a confession to make: I don’t know CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). And I’m not alone. According to the American Heart Association, roughly 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during an emergency because they either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.  I’m making this […]

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7 Simple Ways to Help with the California Drought

By Kelly Conroy We all know there is a serious drought occurring in the state of California. Fortunately there are some easy ways we can make an impact locally and help conserve the small percentage of water that’s left in Folsom Lake. Summer just started and it’s a dry road ahead; here are 7 simple ways to watch your water usage […]

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City Year Sac Honors Local Female Leaders at Ripples of Hope Gala

By Lisa Murphy City Year Sacramento (the nonprofit education group that places young adult volunteers in city schools to help students stay on track), honored a host of local female leaders for their contributions to Sacramento and California at their annual Ripples of Hope dinner on June 4. The annual “Ripples of Hope Gala” raises money for City Year’s presence […]

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Taking flight without losing your mind: Traveling with a Baby

By Yessenia Anderson Its summer and weekends in the triple digits are now a common occurrence. As much as we love our beautiful city it’s known to be a melting pot – literally. What better excuse for a weekend get-away? But a cool escape can prove a lot more complex when you’ve got a baby in […]

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WimZr: The New Mobile App for Travelers

By Elizabeth Welsh I had the pleasure of attending the WimZr launch party  and it was awesome! What is WimZr you ask? Great question! The WimZr app (available for free on iPhone and Android) was founded by local Sactown boys, Blake Mori and John Parilo. While I couldn’t get a straight answer about the name itself, […]

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