Tag Archives: Leigh Stephens

Sacramento 2016 Aloha Festival

by Leigh Stephens If your vacation funds are empty this year, you can still travel to Hawai’i via the 2016 Aloha Festival. This sixth annual festival celebrates all that is wonderful and exotic about our 50th state and the Pacific

Sactown Union Brewery: Cold Beer & Friends

by Leigh Stephens Dreams do come true! Quinn Gardner and Michael Barker conjured up magic with the opening of their Sactown Union Brewery in East Sacramento. It’s a place “where everybody knows your name;” a relaxing place for a cold

Mining Yard $ale Treasures

By Leigh Stephens Jeff says he bought a $3,000 ladies’ Rolex watch for $10.  Having come from the yard  sale where he bought the watch, he went to the sale down the street, asking people to verify the watch was

Kids’ Lunar New Year Food:

Happiness and Good Fortune – Gung Hay Fat Choy

By Leigh Stephens Laughing kids and smiling adults filled the room along with the yummy smells of fruits and vegetables – pomelo, tangerines, cucumbers – to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Food Literacy Center (FLC) presented a program with

The Write Place: California Writers Club

By Leigh Stephens “You can’t wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London In October 2015, the Sacramento California Writers Branch celebrated its 90th anniversary.  The Branch has 150 members of the approximate 1,800

Sacramento River Levee Access Concerns

“The levee is not any homeowner’s backyard. When the State acquired easements many years ago to improve the levees, the homeowners’ predecessors surrendered their right to control what they do with the levees. From 10 feet off the landside levee

Best BBQ & Burgers at Burgess Brothers

What are the chances that a couple of Sacramento twins would end up serving the community in law enforcement and firefighting as well as starting one of the area’s best restaurants for burgers and BBQ? Matthew Burgess is a CHP


Coy Rene Granderson, Sr. sits in a corner book nook at Sacramento Avid Reader, signing books and visiting with friends and family. He is a large, attractive man with a sunshine smile that lights up as he talks with admirers.

COPS ‘N KIDS – local library program illustrates the value of reading

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2333951″I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Why would police officers read to kids? Develops Trust, Instills Values, Cuts

I remember Daddy

I remember as a little girl following my dad through bushes and thickets while he hunted quail, and I fidgeted in his boat while he fished. Neither sport took for me because when I got to be about 12 years