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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.


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Sacramento Computer Education Helps Students In Crisis

“Everything from bullying to an active shooter” can be managed with CatapultEMS, says creator Jason Jeffery, including accounting for each student’s whereabouts.


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Veteran Finds Sacramento Success In Security Management Career

U.S. Air Force veteran Scott Peck is a successful security management professional who highly values higher education.


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Best Bakeries In Sacramento For Passover Desserts

Bubbie’s Love serves up a luscious frozen strawberry meringue torte for Passover; also check out Freeport Bakery’s almond roulade with apricot mousse.


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Top Places To Buy April Fools’ Day Gag Gifts In Sacramento

Shock and guffaw your target with a gadget that makes their car shriek, candy that tastes like old fish, a personalized telegram by a Hairy Fairy, murderous cats, bloody faux body parts or a workout plan for drinkers called “Bacardio.”


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Best 2015 Spring Theater Productions In Sacramento

Sacramento’s talented thespians bring intrigue, real-life drama, operatic satire and explosive humor to these exciting and provocative productions in the spring of 2015.


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Projected Employment Numbers Up For Sacramento Financial Analysts

EDD occupational profiles project an increase of 16.8 percent in financial analyst jobs in the Sacramento region.


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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.


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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Sacramento This Spring

Josie Lee is an enterprising and energetic young entrepreneur that keeps her finger on the pulse of fashion in California’s capital and around the world. Here is what she has to say about spring’s hottest trends.


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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick’s Day In Sacramento

Explore your Irish side with pub parties, a parade, green beer, corned beef, colcannon and live music and dance performances, as well as a leprechaun race and photo ops with a special guest donkey.


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Fishing And Schooling Leads To Success In Sacramento IT Career

Now a staff programmer analyst for the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Travis Meadows spent most of his youth as a senior deckhand, working and supervising others, for his father’s fishing business in Alaska.


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Associate Professor Sees A Positive Future For Nurses In Sacramento

Dian Baker says that 80 percent of her research is grounded in STEM education, a significant fact given her recent participation in a groundbreaking study on how nurses can directly help limit incidents of hospital-acquired pneumonia.