A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant. He died Friday at age 88.

The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people.

Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Grange Hotel and its Citizen Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to the R Street corridor.

Salmon fishing along the Sacramento River continues to be hot in this week’s top picks.

Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar.

Visting the south end of Yosemite provides two vastly different lodging options. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

The Fish Camp-based rail excursion might even persuade you to let down your guard and have some fun.

The Sacramento region is in the midst of celebrating its self-designation as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a variety of food-related festivities running through Sept. 28.

The city of Walnut Creek continues to celebrate its centennial with the 77th annual Walnut Festival.

The food runner at Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills recently got a nasty earful from a customer. How dare this restaurant charge $20 for bringing in a bottle of wine from home?

Better than Brittle, Anchor California Lager and seafood nachos at Lou’s Sushi

Are you a traveler who never leaves home without a camera? The Bee wants you to share your best travel photographs with other readers.

The spicy fermented side dish has mythical standing at the Korean table.

We’re in California. Does it ever get cold enough that the tubes connecting to our hydration packs freeze?

I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove to be a trip too far as a bicycling destination. A sublime moment on the lake’s Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, put that question to rest.

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November.

I have a complaint about my recent car rental experience at the Indianapolis International Airport. I’ve called Hertz and Hotwire, the online travel agency I booked this through, and didn't get answers that make sense.

DEAR CAROLYN: I’m 38 and involved with a same-age man. We are in love and it’s the kind of relationship that has shown me everything that was missing from prior relationships. We’ve been dating for just shy of six months and are starting to discuss living together, which would also be a first.

During citywide Farm-to-Fork celebration, East Sacramento’s Edible Gardens Tour celebrates urban farming in beautiful style.

The system’s 150th birthday is commemorated by more than 150 quilts. See them all online or many of them on display in a special show at Stanford Mansion.

Meet Chaco. He is a 9-year-old Great Dane mix. Chaco doesn’t need to be taught how to be a “good boy” – he already is one!

Little perennial offers plentiful flowers for beneficial insects and berries for birds.

DEAR HELOISE: Do you have a remedy to remove road tar that has been splashed on a car? I prefer a home remedy, if possible. They usually work the best and have a good price.

A tiny drip can lead to 70 gallons down the drain — every day.

Mild weather leads to powdery mildew infestations. It may be too late to do anything about it now, but prevent more problems next year.

A show and sale for enthusiasts of all ages, with a sales floor offering dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, from antique to modern and the hand-crafted

We are so fortunate that our dogs and cats are living longer than ever before and have access to the highest levels of veterinary care. At some point, though, just as with people, nothing more can be done. That doesn’t always mean that euthanasia must be the next step.

Home and garden show will draw a crowd to the convention center with drought-related topics.

Renovate and plant for seasons ahead while weather is perfect for growing many vegetables and flowers.

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away.

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