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Java Mama in Folsom

By Kellie Conway Edson Are you a mom of young children who feels like you can never hold a conversation for more than two minutes at a time?  Are you a friend of one of these moms? Hoping you can have a conversation for more than two minutes that isn’t about diapers or teething?  Then […]

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Best Full Length Album

In pure excitement for TBD Fest this October, Girls on the Grid decided to turn the conversation to music and do a round up of the best full length albums that we just can’t seem to stop listening to on repeat. Here are some of our writers’ favorite full albums, from new artists, to tried and true classics.   […]

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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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Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

By Brianna Nathan Do you remember the last time you went to an art show that incorporated musical acts, visual arts, and interpretive dance? That’s exactly what I saw last week, at Menagerie.’s pop-up art show at District 30. The space was transformed by the 20-plus participating artists, who each presented a unique point of […]

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A Mural with a Message on K Street

By Tracy Arnold - guest blogger The California Endowment, the state’s largest health foundation, is making a rather loud, large and colorful statement near the State Capitol. This Saturday, May 10, the Endowment will be celebrating the completion of a permanent mural commissioned on the side of the historic six-story office building located at 1414 K […]

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GOTG Favorites: Sacramento Volunteer Opportunities

New series by Girls on the Grid where we give shout out’s to our favorite [INSERT CATEGORY] around Sacramento. We love to support our local entrepreneurs and businesses. Please feel free to leave your recommendations or suggest categories by leaving a comment below! AIMEE - A few years ago my dad asked me to help him […]

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What You Need to Know This Weekend: Nov 22-24

It’s a mad, mad world and almost impossible to keep up with the latest news and best events. So every Friday, GOTG trolls the InterWebs to bring our favorite finds of the week! It’s happy hour-reception-party-approved information for your weekend. Want to submit something for our weekly wrap-up? Email girlsonthegrid AT gmail.com Be There or […]

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Found: Best Food Trucks in Sacramento

By Laura Braden and Amy Thoma Some confusing news in the land of food trucks … Last week Forbes released a list of “25 of the coolest food trucks“, and while peeps like San Francisco’s Nom Nom and Los Angeles’ Border Grill received shout outs, Sacramento was noticeable absent. (Guess which reporter just got added […]

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Found: Best Doggie Daycares in Sacramento

By Laura Braden Leaving your pets with strangers – heck, just leaving your pets in general – can be stressful. You want them to have fun, but you also want to feel confident that you’ve left them in responsible hands. With the holidays just around the corner, I figured it was time to give the […]

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Found: Cards Against Humanity

By Laura Braden When the bfriend’s sister visited Sacramento a few weeks back, she brought us the most life-changing gift ever. Ladies and gents, let me introduce you to: What’s so great about Cards Against Humanity (Facebook, Twitter)? Because it rewards cleverness, wittiness, speed, debauchery and total inappropriateness. The game is simple. Each round, one player […]

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Found: GOTG’s 2013 Summer Reading List

We love nerding out on a good book year-round, but there’s something about summer and reading that seem to go hand-in-hand. And per our somewhat annual tradition (2012, 2010), check out what GOTGers are reading this summer… Mary Beth Barber Room by Emma Donoghue - I picked up Room after it was referenced in an article about the awful news […]

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Found: A Professional, Tattooed Woman on the Grid

By Brandy Neth-Aranjo I am a professional woman who owns two successful businesses and I have tattoos. 5 of them. I love every piece of art on my body and I have absolutely no tattoo horror stories or regrets. Welcome to 2013!! I must admit: I grew up in a super conservative area of the country, […]

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Found: Derby Day Fashion

By Laura Braden The 139th annual Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4 and will feature 20 world-class thoroughbreds racing for the fastest two minutes in sports. This particular race is all about artery-clogging Southern food, old-fashioned cocktails … and high fashion. (Check out the history of Derby Fashion here and here.) From giant hats to circle dresses, Derby-watching parties […]

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Found: Top 5 Sacramento Tumblrs

By Laura Braden Need another entertaining/enlightening time waster during your work week? Let me (re)introduce you to Tumblr. Tumblr is an awesome micro-blogging and social networking platform that was launched in 2007 and currently has over 80 million blogs. I started using it in 2010 because it offered an easy and fun way to keep a […]

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Found: Sacramento Kickstarter Projects

By Laura Braden Love supporting local businesses? So does GOTG, and lately we’ve been hearing about a lot of great Kickstarter projects that need our help. Not familiar with Kickstarter? It’s basically an online funding platform for entrepreneurs to raise money for their projects. Pretty much anything/anyone can participate – from artists and designers to […]

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Books of 2012: Three GOTG Recommendations

By Amelia McLear At the end of the year, there always seems to be a litany of “best of” or “top 10” lists.  To add to that conversation is my list of the “top three books published in 2012 by women authors and that feature strong women lead characters.” (Very GOTG apropos, right?) Each of […]

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