What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. “A spotty lot,” my tasting notes from 1994 called them.
It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.
Upcoming fundraising events include a golf ball drop and an Aggie wine-pairing.
In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the nation’s most popular sandwiches. Trouble is, it’s not exactly filling.
There are basics to remember about processing tomatoes
It was just so goofy, I had to try it.


As lovely as Sacramento and environs may be, brimming with boundless leisure-time pursuits, sometimes you've just got to get away. Check out these short trips from Sacramento:

Less obvious spots worth visiting in Bay Area
Head to Tahoe for high-elevation hiking
Gold Country offers history, views, wine
North Coast: Get really mellow or adventuresome
In Marin and Sonoma, quaint towns, unique spots
Napa Valley: Wine, music, ghosts and a castle
Weird, wild, wonderful Southern California


What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.


For 53 years, Ruben Rincon cut hair at his barbershop. To relax after his job, he took out a different set of clippers and went to work on his bonsai.


In a town full of burgeoning breweries, Sacramento’s Hoppy Brewing Co. is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

In January, a sporting-dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought to be an English springer spaniel or Brittany. He was a springer, emaciated and near death. She struggled to get him released, battling shelter workers and then veterinarians who said it would be better to euthanize him.

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The Rise Guys, a longtime fixture on Sacramento radio, are returning to the local airwaves on ESPN 1320 beginning July 28.


What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

My sister has a darling golden retriever and we share a house with a large yard. I mostly work from home, and I like to decompress by going for fast-paced walks. Sis often asks if I’ll take him along. I love the dog, but he’s a sniffer, doesn’t like a fast-paced walk, and frankly, the walk is for me, not him.

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A new chapter for the running, biking and kayaking contest that bills itself as the world’s oldest triathlon.

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