Lezlie Sterling/Bee file, 2000

Lezlie Sterling Bee file, 2000 In October 2000, Carissa Carpenter, who then went by her married name, Carissa Blix, posed for photos to illustrate a glowing Bee profile about her. The publicity at the time was fueled by her plan to build a $450 million spa, resort, studio and retail complex in Sutter County, north of then-Arco Arena. That project fizzled.

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