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Seven Ways to Save on the Ski Slopes During the 2014-2015 Winter Season

Skiing is expensive, and it’s not going to get any cheaper—at least at the ticket window, where peak-season rates at the nation’s most prominent resorts now hover around $100 a day. The most obvious way to avoid shelling out a C note for a day of play in the white stuff is by buying a […]

Hunker down

After two years of forgetting what rain is, we’re finally getting some!

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Fire up the butter warmer: Crab-feed season is here!

All-you-can-eat celebrations of Dungeness crab are a winter tradition in Sacramento and throughout Northern California, with hundreds of banquet-style feeds staged throughout the region. The communal-table affairs aren’t cheap (tickets range from $45 to $65, drinks extra) but they raise funds for many a good cause. Raffles, auctions, live music and other entertainment are usually […]

Get Crafty!

Before you don your running shoes and get in line for Black Friday specials at the big-box stores, consider supporting local artisans instead – and finding some unique treasures in the process. ‘Tis the season for craft fairs. Here are a few of our favorites: • Crocker Holiday Artisan Market, Nov. 28-30, Scottish Rite Center, […]

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Six Things to Do With the Kids During the Winter Holidays in Sacramento

The holidays are upon us, kids are out of school and houseguests are part of the picture. Where to take them and what to do without spending a fortune? Here are some ideas. 1. Global Winter Wonderland: Seventeen acres of lighted displays depicting landmarks and scenes from around the world (including dinosaurs from the prehistoric […]

Registration is now open for Run to Feed the Hungry, a Sacramento tradition on Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy runtofeedthehungry.com

Time to Sign Up for Thanksgiving Run to Feed the Hungry

It’s time to register for Run to Feed the Hungry, a Sacramento tradition on Thanksgiving Day. The 10K run and 5K run/walk support the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. The event takes place rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning, with the 10K trotting off at 8:15 a.m. and walkers following at 9 a.m. It […]

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10 best free things to do in Sacramento

Sacramento, the capital of California, may not get the media attention of its coastal cities, but it has plenty to offer as a destination getaway on its own. And it has a plethora of fun, free things to do and see for the visitor on a budget (or locals who don’t get out enough). There’s a rich history to explore, from architecture to museums to the local waterways. And lots of nature to enjoy,too.