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Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Sacramento

Lunar New Year begins on February 10 this year, ushering in the year of the Snake. Celebrations, foods and other traditional trappings of the two-week Chinese New Year can be found all over the Sacramento area. According to Chinese astrology, those born under the snake sign of the zodiac are good luck, so 2013 is a perfect year to begin celebrating the holiday.

02/08/2013

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Best Family-Friendly New Year’s Parties In Sacramento

From bursts of color in the evening sky to music, dance, rock climbing and ice, the final days of 2012 offer a little bit of everything to Sacramento residents and visitors. While ushering in the new year is often an adult-centric experience, these options offer fun and entertainment for families, teens and tots.

12/28/2012

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Best Holiday Drink Ideas From Sacramento Mixologists

These festive concoctions present the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the season’s flavors such as peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.

12/19/2012

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Holiday Mall Shopping Hours

The holiday shopping season is upon us! And shopping malls are extending their hours so you can pick up gifts whenever it’s most convenient for you.

11/21/2012

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Best Places For Holiday Decoration Shopping In Sacramento

Local gems like PeraDice will make decking the halls for the holidays more fun than ever before.

11/20/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.

11/13/2012

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Best Places For Black Friday Shopping Deals In Sacramento

For truly distinctive and thoughtful gifts, take advantage of Black Friday savings at unique Sacramento small businesses.

11/06/2012

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Foodie Finds: Best Hot Chocolate in Sacramento

There are a number of spots where you can get your hot chocolate-in-a-cup fix.

02/29/2012

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Ring in the New with Vintage: Three Fun Looks for New Year’s Eve

No matter how you choose to celebrate 2012 this New Year’s Eve, consider incorporating vintage into your outfit.

12/20/2011

Residents vote in the midterm election at James Madison Middle School November 2, 2010 in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Initiative Seeks To Make Election Day A Holiday

If Election Day were a holiday, would that boost voter turnout?

04/06/2011

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Rain Predicted To Revisit Calif. Christmas Night

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soggy California will get a chance to dry out over the next two days, but forecasters warn the rainfall reprieve is not expected to last. The National Weather Service predicts clear, […]

12/24/2010