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Fantasy Football Do’s and Dont’s

By Brianna Nathan The greatest time of the year is upon us: football season. If you’ve never participated in a fantasy football league before, make this your year! There are few things better than competing against your friends, and a fantasy league offers a socially acceptable reason to bet against your friends and curse at […]

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Finding the Courage to Define What You Want in a Partner

By Michelle Kennedy   Shortly before he ripped my heart out and held it in front of my face, my ex-boyfriend told me he loved how un-jaded I was. “You’re so optimistic and open…so joyful. So many women out there are jaded bitches,” he said, before verbally beating me down to a shell of my […]

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Footgolf Tournament for the Trees

By Kelly Conroy It’s no accident that Sacramento is known as “The City of Trees.” Most of the trees that line our streets, decorate our parks, and provide blissful reprieve from our summer sun were planted by someone. For over 150 years, the people of Sacramento have planted and loved the city’s trees – making […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By Elizabeth Welsh Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) doesn’t look the way you would think. Just like we all thought Depression didn’t look like Robin Williams. For someone like me, who has spent 30+ years building layers of walls and defense mechanisms so people won’t know, it really doesn’t look like you’d think. I hide it […]

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Mental Illnesses Are Real: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Meghan Sullivan The tragic death of Robin Williams, a man who was outwardly cheerful and kind but inwardly suffered with demons, has sparked conversations about mental illness. In fact, as a result of these conversations I recently learned someone very close to me once attempted to take his/her own life.  So I want to […]

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Dating Mistakes to Avoid

Jennifer Brian – Guest Blogger We have all been there. We think the date went great and then we never hear from the other person again.  We wonder what went wrong?  What did I do?  Am I going to be single forever? I have been there too and it took many years for me to […]

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Weird Places I’ve Pumped: Nursing Mother Confessions

By Yessenia Anderson & Elizabeth Welsh         The Pump Yessenia: As a nursing working mother you have the pleasure of toting an item that immediately becomes both your most necessary ally but your biggest foe and by F-O-E I mean effin’ overused electric piece of crap.  Yes I am talking about the’ […]

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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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15th Annual Junior League Wine & Dine

Megan Range (Guest Contributor) Just a few things us girls on the grid love: starry summer nights, wine, good food and giving back. Lucky us, we can enjoy all those things in one place this weekend – one air-conditioned place, I might add. The Junior League of Sacramento is hosting the 15th Annual Wine & Dine at it’s […]

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Sun and Soil – 1 Day Juice Cleanse

By Kearsten Shepard Sun and Soil Juice Company is located at 1912 P Street. (Website, Facebook) Sun and Soil Juice Company on 19th and P offers a one day juice cleanse. I’d never done a juice cleanse before and I have now done this one twice.  The first time was just a few weeks ago before […]

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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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Sacramento Zoo: Twilight Thursdays

By Meghan Sullivan Looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night this summer that isn’t just another happy hour? Head out to the Sacramento Zoo (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for Twilight Thursdays !  For the next several Thursdays (from 5:30 to 8pm, June 19th to July 31st) you can enjoy the animals, along with cars, music, and food specials all […]

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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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Pliny Talks: Adventures in Sacramento Beer Week

By Leia Ostermann Sunday was an “I told you so” day for me. So basically a good day. Please understand, beer is my favorite food group, especially IPAs. This makes me a very picky, very snobby and very buzzed beer drinker during Sacramento’s favorite holiday: Beer Week (Facebook, Twitter). But Sacramento has a lot of secret […]

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Light Up the Night at the Governor’s Mansion

By Rachel Smith ‘Tis the season to give thanks for hanging out with the Governor in his childhood home! Last month, GOTG had the incredible honor of attending the Governor’s “Light Up the Night” event  at the 16 and H Street Mansion (Facebook). California State Parks and the California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation held a […]

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Rising Country Star Chase Rice Shows Talent, Promise

By Kelli Breton Last night, I was lucky enough to spend the evening with some lovely girlfriends and hang out with Chase Rice at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar in Folsom. What kind of artist sells out a Tuesday night show in Folsom with record temps outside?? This guy. And if you haven’t heard of him […]

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