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  • GO324RJUC.2Photographer
    Think global, act local. That mantra inspires many environmentalists in their everyday lives. Tina Thomas and Bill Abbott, both prominent Sacramento attorneys specializing in environmental law, also embraced that concept in their home. In Curtis Park, the impressive two-story Monterey-style house embodies their commitment to their community while also reflecting their family’s farflung adventures.Read more here.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
  • RB Jon Stevenson
    Jon Stevenson understands the genius of simplicity. It helped him create his high-end children’s wear company Trumpette, which also holds creativity and audacity in high regard.
    Those values are apparent in the eclectic, art-laden Carmichael home Stevenson shares with partner John Silici. Read more here.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • G2817FC9C.3Multimedia Photojournalist
    Matías Bombal’s Pocket-area home, though nondescript on the outside, brims with entertainment treasures inside. Bombal is as excited to share these objects with guests, just as he was eager, as the Crest Theatre’s teenaged, tuxedoed manager in the 1980s, to introduce cinephiles to classics on a big screen. Read more here.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • G2L16KS9U.5Senior Photojournalist
    Much of his foothills neighborhood is bedecked by blinking mini-lights in a sparkly electric salute to consumption. On Dolph Gotelli’s door, a handsome wreath is the only clue that his home is filled with the true spirit of the season.
    “(Passers-by) probably think I’m some Scrooge,” he joked with an ear-to-ear grin.
    Little do they know. More than anyone this Christmas season, Gotelli can share the meaning of Santa Claus. He understands the secret behind that kindly face and twinkling eyes. Read more here.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • RB Miller Home
    Mimi Glide Miller, left, and her husband Burnett Miller have traveled extensively – China, Bali, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Morocco – and haven’t been shy about picking up things along the way.
    Around their 40th Street house are the works of artists such as Troy Dalton, Roy DeForest, Helen and Alan Post, Kathleen Noonan, Ann Gregory and good friend Fred Dalkey. “The Crocker wants this one,” Mimi said, pointing to a Sacramento street scene done by Dalkey in oil. Read more here.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB At Home
    Sacramento restaurateur Kurt Spataro strums a few chords as his wife, radio personality Kitty O’Neal, listens in their home in Sacramento’s Curtis Park neighborhood. Spataro puts in the hours on his keyboards and five acoustic and five electric guitars. He and O’Neal met in the 1980s when she joined his band, Secret Service, as a singer. “We did a Secret Service reunion show at Old Ironsides in August, and played at Skip’s Music’s 40th anniversary party,” said O’Neal. Read more here.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB At Home
    Local radio personality Kitty O’Neal in the back yard of her home in Sacramento..
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Water becomes sculpture in Sam Ciricillo's backyard infinity pool. Ciricillo is a neurosurgeon whose home features perhaps the swankiest wine cellar in Sacramento.
    PAUL KITAGAKI JR. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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    The great room awaits the next group of guests at one of Ciricillo's frequent wine get-togethers.
    PAUL KITAGAKI JR. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
    Steve Hansen, a member of the Sacramento City Council, in front of his home in the city's Alkali Flat neighborhood.

    Read his story here.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
    Well-worn handles on one of the home's numerous and handy pocket doors.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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    A bedroom of the 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home that is believed to have been a Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit house that went up at another location.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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