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Reel Talk

With his new seafood cookbook Hook, Line and Supper set to come out on May 7, the Orangevale-based food blogger Hank Shaw shares some true fish tales.

The Heart of a Giant

When it comes to baseball, Dusty Baker plays to win. He's also living proof that the most important stats aren't measured in hits and runs, but in heart and soul.

Q&A with California Senator Richard Pan

As a pediatrician, state Sen. Richard Pan—who represents the Sacramento region—staunchly advocates for public health and safety with a high-profile, pro-vaccine message, broadcasted at the risk of bullying, death threats and even physical assault. Now with the recent rise in…

Capitol Intrigue

The California governor’s granddaughter is kidnapped, a killer leaves playing cards at the crime scene, and a deadly shoot-out takes place across the street from the people’s house. They’re all connected, but how? This and other mysteries get solved piece by piece in All That Fall, a new novel set in Sacramento by longtime Capitol insider Kris Calvin.

The Rebirth of Cool

The late, great Nut Tree restaurant in Vacaville is one of the most storied restaurants in Northern California history. And, as it turns out, it was designed by a bunch of Sacramentans. Let’s bring it back.

Q&A with Sacramento Food Bank CEO Blake Young

During Covid, food insecurity has emerged as a full-blown crisis within a crisis. Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, estimates that one in six people will face hunger as a result of the pandemic. Given that, unsurprisingly, the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services has seen the number of individuals it serves almost double since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. A year after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to fight the viral outbreak, we check in with  Blake Young, the nonprofit’s long time president and CEO, to learn how his organization has been navigating the challenges of Covid-19, how it’s expanding to meet a growing need, and what we can do to help (hint: it’s not by donating food).

10 Cool Winter Hikes

Most of us think of hiking as a fair-weather endeavor, but this winter, the best—and safest—cure for your pandemic-induced cabin fever might just be an unseasonable expedition into the great outdoors. Luckily, our region’s topographical riches and relatively temperate temperatures (even in the dead of January) mean there’s something for every kind of cold-season walker, whether you’re an indoorsy urbanite jonesing for a riverside stroll, a history buff in search of a summit view, or an adventurous ambler looking for a snow day. To help us answer the call of the wild, Sactown’s resident hiking expert has rounded up a dectet of soul-warming treks around town. Now’s the perfect time to walk a mile (or 2 or 10) in her shoes.

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