I’m from California.

I was born and raised in California. The word California often conjures up images of  palm trees, the Beach Boys, convertibles with the top down. It’s Hollywood or San Francisco, celebrities or liberals, beaches or vineyards. It’s not often that people think of the farms, the cookie-cutter suburban sprawl–but that’s what I mean when I say I was […]

March 5, 2013 Continue reading…

8 (Instagram-ic) things to love about Sacramento

Sacramento is often dismissed as a cow town capital…because it is. The skyline rises out of flat farmland, recently converted to suburbia. It’s not nearly as sophisticated, or liberal, or fashionable as nearby neighbor San Francisco. There’s less traffic, less Botox, less sunshine than Los Angeles. But Sacramento has a certain charm to it, a […]

May 25, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Sacramento

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I have a love/hate relationship with my hometown of Sacramento. I love the tree-lined streets of Midtown, the view over the river in Old Sacramento, the Capitol Building when it gleams in the sunshine. But I’ve lived in the suburbs south of the California capitol since I was 3; while it’s comfortable, it’s not too […]

January 2, 2011 Continue reading…