Dunsmuir is steeped in railroad history but also a place to fish and enjoy the Sacramento River.

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This restored and lively Victorian is part of today’s Sacramento Old City Association tour.
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Organic matter is key to helping your soil survive the drought and thrive in seasons to come, says expert.
Broom power for cleaning chores adds up to significant water savings.
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Princess flower makes a showy display in summer garden.
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Meet Ventus. He’s a year-old domestic shorthair mix and has been looking for a home since Aug. 21.
The third annual Secret Garden’s Fall Garden Faire and Plant Sale.

It’s easy to fall for Dunsmuir
Dunsmuir is steeped in railroad history but also a place to fish and enjoy the Sacramento River.
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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

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As part of Sacramento’s Farm to Fork week, the California Auto Museum, Hops to Table magazine and Dad’s Kitchen are hosting a beer-tasting event – the Sacramento Fresh Hops Beer Fest – featuring the offerings of more than 25 breweries, many of them from the Sacramento Valley.

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This restored and lively Victorian is part of today’s Sacramento Old City Association tour.

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As part of Sacramento’s Farm to Fork week, the California Auto Museum, Hops to Table magazine and Dad’s Kitchen are hosting a beer-tasting event – the Sacramento Fresh Hops Beer Fest – featuring the offerings of more than 25 breweries, many of them from the Sacramento Valley.

A visit from a dog, cat or other pet can make a bad day disappear. That’s especially true if you are a resident in a nursing home or a patient in a hospital. The experience of visiting with a therapy pet can soothe frazzled nerves, revive dormant memories and bring smiles and laughter in places where those things are often in short supply.

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New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides was on a multi-city tour for his new nonfiction narrative title, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” when he stopped at the Sacramento Bee Book Club Thursday night to deliver a words-and-pictures presentation to a crowd of 325.

This easy and unusual recipe comes from “Taste of Home’s 2004 Quick Cooking Annual Recipes”

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Anxiety can be like a Chinese finger trap. Try to break free with panicky pulls and it’ll just get worse. But approach it with a calm mind and a bit of patience and you’ll be out in no time.

The Stanford University Patient Education Center and Dignity Health’s 6-part workshop is designed to support caregivers of individuals suffering from any form of memory impairment. 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Pre-registration required. 9:30 a.m. Maidu Community Center and Library, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. Free. 916-851-2793.

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