Family & Pets

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Best Public Pools In Sacramento

Summer is the time to hit the pool, but the question is where and when to go. Here you will find a few of the best choices in the Sacramento area.

07/17/2015

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Best Fireworks In Sacramento

Celebrate Independence Day with a big bang, with events that bring fireworks, live music, cowboys, BMX bikes, food, carnivals, parades, beer gardens and bounce houses to Sacramento.

06/26/2015

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Family Guide To The Sacramento Zoo

Do you and your family love animals? Then take a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. You can visit during normal hours and walk around, or take one of their special tours like those listed here, throughout the year.

06/19/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Sacramento

From the physical and mental health benefits of skaters to the positive economic impact on communities, skate parks are essential.

06/05/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Sacramento

Sacramento public parks are some of the best places for tennis, whether you play like Rafael Nadal or are more of a casual weekend player. So grab your racket, hit one of these great local courts and start lobbing.

05/29/2015

Dogs Playing in Back Yard

Ask A Sacramento Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Ian Waggoner is an expert on keeping your pet cool this summer. He works at the Pet Department Store. Waggoner is one of four employees at the store that has been operating on J St. for more than 20 years by the same owner. Waggoner has worked there for more than four years and in that time, he has accumulated vast knowledge about dog and cat food and supplies. He and the other employees pride themselves on their customer service and knowledge of the animals and their special needs.

05/15/2015

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Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In Sacramento

Looking for some interesting museum exhibits in Sacramento? Mark these five events on your calendar to check out during 2015.

05/11/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Sacramento

These Sacramento businesses offer ways to get fit and improve your health, while your kids are having safe, supervised fun just a room away. Throw on your yoga pants and strap on that Fitbit – it is time to grab the kids and hit the gym.

04/24/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Sacramento

Children and play are one and the same. Anytime, anywhere, play is at the top of list, interrupted only by food and sleep. The greater Sacramento area is absolutely bursting with wonderful playgrounds for children of all ages, both inside and outside.

04/03/2015

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Best Places For Your Dog To Enjoy The Day Outdoors In Sacramento

Whether relaxing together over breakfast or a brew on a sunny patio, swimming and hiking along the river or participating in the Doggy Dash, there are many places in Sacramento that will help get you on the fast track to canine happiness.

03/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Sacramento

Award-winning teacher Sarah Kesty is a particularly great resource for staycation ideas because she loves to celebrate life, act goofy and have a lot of fun.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

Olinda Hirsch is the US Nutrition Education Program Coordinator for Sacramento. Here are five healthy tips from Hirsch on helping with your picky eaters.

03/06/2015

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