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A Year in Wine        

Mike Dunne, The Bee's former longtime restaurant critic, wine columnist and food editor, remains engaged in the California wine scene as a judge, writer, explorer and curious observer. In his blog A Year in Wine he reports on discoveries he makes at competitions and on visits to wine regions, and offers occasional commentaries on the history, evolution, politics, trends and culture of the wine trade.


Mark Glover's blog includes reviews of the latest motor vehicles introduced for sale in the United States, his take on various aspects of the auto industry and periodic insights on auto racing at home and abroad.

Baked Bree is a recipe blog that focuses on eating as a family using the best ingredients and still saving some room for the occasional treat. The woman behind is Bree Hester and lives with her husband and three children in Carmichael, CA.

Bleed Black and Purple        

I am a journalist/editor from the town that bleeds black and purple. I take Kings basketball seriously and vow to bring you the most up-to-date analysis on the team. I have been a fan of the franchise since 1995. This site will be developing constantly and I welcome your comments. Contact me at

Breast cancer? But doctor I hate pink!        

Breast Cancer? But Doctor, I Hate Pink! is an inspiring and funny blog about the topic of breast cancer. Ann Silberman was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in August of 2009. The blog chronicles all aspects of her cancer treatment, from surgery to chemotherapy and reconstruction - and beyond. Written with wit and honesty, it will help any woman who is given the diagnosis of breast cancer insight into what the future holds.

Brown Thumb Mama        

BrownThumbMama chronicles a working mom's attempts to garden and live frugally with the help (and sometimes hindrance) of her son and husband.

Buckhorn Road        

I have been blogging about education issues, politics, and current events at Buckhorn Road since July, 2005. I bring to my blog the experiences I have gained from growing up in rural northern California, being a husband and father of a son and daughter, the 12 years I spent in the U.S. Army and California Army National Guard, and since 2002, my current profession as a middle school history teacher in the Sacramento area.

Cakegrrl is not just cake! It is a food, wine, recipe, travel, and entertainment website featuring interviews with local chefs, restaurant and hotel reviews, contests, and news on fundraising events, especially ones of interest to food and wine lovers. has been written and published by Kristy DeVaney since 2005. The site content is of interest to local readers as well as people around the world.

California Majority Report is a Democratic political website that focuses on Democratic politics and politicians. We feature polls, campaign insight, and other political news in California and U.S. politics.

Cheapo in Sacto        

Cheapo in Sacto: Saving Money in the Land of Milk and Honey

Choosing Democracy        

Duane Campbell Professor of Education (emeritus). Sacramento State. To promote dialogue on issues of politics and democracy with a particular focus on public education. The focus of the blog is on the Sacramento region.

Citrus Heights Herald        

The Citrus Heights Herald is a hyperlocal news site for Citrus Heights, Ca. Part of the Metro Media Network of sites which includes The Rancho Cordova Post, the Citrus Heights Herald covers local news, community events, and things to do in the Sacramento region.

Cowtown Eats        

Cowtown Eats is Sacramento's happy hour and cheap eats headquarters. Whether you're looking for drink and food specials or freebies in or near The Grid, Cowtown Eats has you covered.

Davis Vanguard        

The People's Vanguard was founded in 2006 as an internet blog. It has since expanded into a newsite that covers Davis and Yolo County focusing on local Davis news and Yolo County news.


Dumbworld is a start-up Sacramento based entertainment brand. Dumbworld is home to a tight knit group of young urban bloggers, filmmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs promoting a new era in entertainment, media, and art- a Dumbworld Order. This blog is where Dumbworld will post whatever pleases us (and hopefully interests you). Some things will pertain to movies and video production and others won't.

Elk Grove News        

Elk Grove's Unique Online Newspaper, EGN provides opinion and news for Elk Grove, California and the surrounding areas. EGN covers real estate/foreclosure issues, the city council, crime, police activities, bus transit (e Tran) issues and analysis of issues of local, regional state and national issues as they relate to Elk Grove.

Food and Wine Diva        

I love food, and I love Wine - They are two of my favorite things in life, little can compare! This text is devoted to the food and wine adventures of multiple cities, from Sacramento to Washington DC, New York to San Francisco! I love food, adore wine and have been enjoying and critiquing both and more for so long that I finally decided to share the opinions that I am told others enjoy! Drop me a line at with questions or comments!

From the Capitol        

To find and share local news that you might not find in other local news sources.

Fun Tour Guru        

It is a personal journey that Donna West, the Fun Tour Guru, discovered a passion of writing and journalism. The excellent combination of a writer and travel has proven successful. Donna enjoys writing a variety of articles for local publications, magazines, and special interest stories on her blog. This is one way to share and affect people; through words.

Within travel, Donna has worked as a travel agent, tour and event planner, and as a professionally paid tour director. It is these positions and with an entrepreneurial (Silicon Valley) spirit, Donna created a niche tour company, Lighthouse Travel & Tours, providing unique and fun tours in the San Francisco bay area, emphasizing "memorable trips" off the beaten path. Donna was awarded the Best Guided Tour 2004 by the Silicon Valley Concierge Association, because of the distinctive planning of local trips created and network of people which she knows.

You never know where your journey will take you until you try new things. Follow Donna online or on a trip!

Geno's Garden        

Jeannie Hanson is the owner of Geno's Garden Design & Coaching. She has degrees in both horticulture and theater, which mixes her gardener side with her imaginative side. Her recent completion of the Green Gardening for Landscape Professionals program (a River-Friendly curriculum) adds sustainability to the mix. "I love the art, the science and the sweat of gardening, and enjoy helping others find confidence and pleasure in their own gardening adventures."

Girls on the Grid        

Girls on the Grid (GOTG) is a new lifestyle blog focused on the daily lives of professional women in Sacramento. Whether you work in state government, for a PR firm or local non-profit, one thing is clear - we all share the daily struggle to balance work with our own personal lives. GOTG will serve as a creative space where we can learn from one another and share own experiences and views, as well as discuss everything from careers to motherhood to dinner parties to life in Sacramento

Inside Red Studio        

Lynn Scholl is a sculptor and garden designer with a focus on creating beautiful outdoor spaces which are lush, sustainable, and a minimum of maintenance. Her award winning work has been featured in the 'Sacramento Magazine', the 'Sacramento Bee', and 'San Francisco Examiner'. Public works include the Blue Line Art Gallery gardens in Roseville, California.

Jeff Pelline        

Sierra Foothills resident Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist -- in print and online. He covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and he was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old daily in Grass Valley. Jeff is now publisher/owner of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, a free, quarterly publication. He has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University near Chicago. His hobbies include sailing with his wife and son, swimming and trout fishing.

Jenn's Cooking Garden        

Hi! Im Jennifer! Welcome to my Gardening Spot! Here is where I will show you differnt ways to grow things and sharing what I grow. All the trials and tribulations of a backyard gardener.I also Recycle all kinds of things into my garden. I will introduce you to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in your Garden and everyday life.I will also be sharing all the food I cook from my garden and other random fun tidbits. I hope you will come along and learn about Gardening,Recycling and Lowering your Carbon Footprint with me! I always love new ideas and those who share thier Recycling ideas with me! So, lets get busy and Recycle somethig! Always remember Reduce, Reuse & Recycle! Happy Gardening Friends!

Just the 2 of Us        

I live in Sacramento, my blogging partner lives in the Bay Area. We blog about food and wine events, restaurants, recipes and anything else that cross our minds. Recently I've been blogging my way through Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler with two fellow bloggers.


My name is Veronica Stetter and I am starting my second year at San Diego State University. I grew up in Sacramento and have recently discovered my love for all things political. My mission is simple: instill an interest in government in my peers and encourage everyone to participate in elections and stay informed on key issues that affect our state, our economy, and ultimately our daily lives. I dislike partisan gimmicks and do my best to ensure all my arguments are logically valid and tactfully written.

Limit Reached        

A funny blog by a single gal living in Sacramento? Frustration as inspiration.

Living in Urban Sac        

Wanna see what developments are going on in downtown and midtown? Come watch Sacramento grow its urban core with great photography and clear opinions. LivingInUrbanSac will not be mistaken for a chamber of commerce site, but it does serve the community (and local builders) by highlighting new projects in ways that the mainstream media do not. Sacramento's dynamic urban growth is beautifully captured on LivingInUrbanSac.

Marc Valdez Weblog

Born in Albuquerque, but raised in Corrales, New Mexico. B.S. Physics & History (UNM, ABQ, 1980). Ph.D. & M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of AZ, Tucson (1985; 1987). Also resided in in Tempe, AZ & Salt Lake City, UT, but resident of Sacramento since 1990. Currently, employed as air quality dispersion modeler. Involved in Sacramento & Yolo County community musical theater since 1997, primarily with DMTC in Davis.

Marty Mac's World

Born in Manhattan, N.Y. Raised in Manhattan and Queens, N.Y. Life-long, well, since 1960, sports freak. I'll even watch soccer. Shoot, I covered Pele back in the day. Get with that! Don't know who Pele is? Then you really need to check out this blog. I've covered virtually every event you can call sports, although pro basketball has been a particular specialty. Among the publications for which I've worked are Big Red Publications (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Charlotte Observer (N.C.); Peninsula Times-Tribune (Palo Alto, Ca.); Dallas Times-Herald (Tx.) and Sacramento Bee (Ca.)

Munchie Musings        

My 5 second bio: mom is Filipina, dad is British. I was born in Canada, grew up in Saudi Arabia, settled in Sacramento. All that travel and background has led to an interest in cultures and FOOD!

My Cup 2 Yours        

I'm an author, mom, blogger, book reviewer and coffee lover. I write about parenting tips and stories (on my feature Mom-Monday posts), food and recipes, books, writing, snippets of life that inspire or encourage, and my own experiences of being a mom to a 9 and 11 year old. Stop by and share a cup!

Nanny Goats in Panties        

Margaret Andrews, author of the humor blog, Nanny Goats in Panties, is a freelance writer in Sacramento, CA. Her fiction and essays have appeared in various literary magazines. Her humor writing has appeared in the online video game, Coconut Queen, from iWin Games. She does not have any goats.

Natomas Buzz        

The Natomas Buzz is a news blog born out of a concern that the Sacramento region's largest, fastest-growing neighborhood was not being covered by the mainstream media.

We bring to our coverage more than 20 years reporting, writing and photography experience and a strong commitment to community journalism.

NC Media Watch        

Russ has been a freelance writer for trade, computer and science magazines since 1978. He has been published in Kilobyte, Science Probe, Amateur Radio Astronomy, Satellite Times, Monitoring Times, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, The Union, and over twenty articles in Comstocks' Business. His first book was published in the summer of 2009, Cobalt:The Legacy of the Blackbird Mine. He is currently working on a book project which explores 50 years of innovation in Nevada County, California.

Nevada City Advocate        

The Nevada City Advocate is a free news and entertainment publication that serves Nevada City and western Nevada County.

North Sac Beat        

I'm born and raised in Sacramento, graduated from Sacramento State, and write a blog covering the activities in the various neighborhoods in North Sacramento.

Notable Trials        

Tom Nadeau is an award-winning journalist who covers criminal and civil trials in Northern California along with related political and governmental issues.

Our Wedding Magazine is the website devoted to assisting the Northern California bride-to-be in planning the wedding of her dreams. The site offers customized, searchable directories of bridal gowns that can be searched by color, designer, neckline, price range and more. Hundreds of flowers and cakes can also be seen. A comprehensive directory of reception sites is also at Frequent blogs. Brides-to-be can sign up to receive a free copy of Our Wedding magazine.

Paris Tompkins' Blog        

I am a 67 year old great-grandmother who has lived and experienced many of life's challenges through evolving times. I write about many subjects of interest, particularly relationships, child abuse prevention, women's issues, and any other subject to which I have a strong opinion. I have reinvented myself into the author of my first published children's book, The First Trip, in which I've created the world of Oodleville. I have also designed the characters into rag dolls called "Oodles." I am developing a non-profit project called "Restore Childhood" to support organizations which provide services to children. I've also written my autobiography, By Hope Alone, which will be published soon.

Poor Girl Eats Well        

Poor Girl Eats Well is a unique food blog that shows everyone how to eat tasty, nutritious food on a very tiny budget. Just because you're broke or simply trying to cut back on spending doesn't mean you have to fall into the Chef Boyardee and Cup O'Noodles trap! From original recipes to tips on how to make the most of your grocery store dollar, I can help you save money AND enjoy delicious meals by changing the way you think about eating on a budget.


James Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce the prime media outlet for California local government.

Quantum Dice        

Longtime newspaper journalist in Anchorage, Alaska and Sacramento. Now an independent writer and media advisor living in Sacramento and Shenandoah Valley.nt writer

Rancho Cordova Post        

The Rancho Cordova Post is largest and fastest growing online news site for the Highway 50 corridor, The Rancho Cordova Post has quickly gained a loyal following of local readers from Arden Arcade to Folsom and every community in between. Covering citywide and neighborhood news, sports, local events and entertainment, community members and businesses alike have quickly adopted The Rancho Cordova Post as their First Source for News. Serving Rancho Cordova and the surrounding communities of Mather, Rosemont, Gold River, Fair Oaks, Oranglevale, Carmichael, and Arden Arcade The Rancho Cordova Post draws upon a readership which is well educated, affluent, and diverse in ethnicity and culture.

Rancho Murieta Online        

Rancho Murieta Online is a premier website for the community of Rancho Murieta, CA. Here you will find news, forums, photos, Social Groups, yellow pages, and general information related to Rancho Murieta, CA

Read Between the Limes        

Organic gardener, lifetime farm girl, lover of all things citrus and anything green, limoncello fanatic, just enjoying a different world through my daughter's eyes. Just won a Mouse & Trowel award for 2010 Best New Garden Blog (

Sac Building Performance        

Sac Building Performance blog is focused on providing Sacramento and the surrounding communities local green building and energy efficiency news and education to help our neighbors make informed decisions to improve the sustainability of the built environment.

Sac Foodies        

Welcome to Sac Foodies - a site for all things food related! We are a team of Sacramento PR professionals who have a passion for food and drink and an expertise in food marketing. We'll dish up the latest on the Sacramento food scene, insight into restaurants around the globe that we visit, and our thoughts on all things culinary. Because each of us has a different perspective and area of interest, we offer you a variety of delicious information.
We're fun and, at times, saucy--but always, always serious about our food! Join us for a smorgasbord of information!


We like to eat and we like to travel. We cook, grow, taste, and read about all things food and drink. At Sacatomato, we like to say we're selflessly eating our way through life in California and beyond on your behalf and reporting on our finds. Check out our restaurant recommendations, event listings, recipes, and posts for foodies far and wide--plus an event calendar!


sacmix, a member of Mixlist Networks, was started in July of 2009 with the goal of providing fast and easy Sacramento food and drink values for every day of the week. In just one click, connects you with over 700 restaurants, clubs, bars and lounges in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Davis, Natomas, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills and Citrus Heights. We are currently adding Cameron Park, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Auburn, Lincoln and Woodland.

Sacramento Green Deals        

Think eating organic and choosing eco-friendly products means higher cost? Not always! You can live more eco-friendly for less in the Sacramento region and I'll show you how. At Sacramento Green Deals, I blog about the best local and occasional online deals on organic and earth-conscious items. From groceries to household items, from yard care to clothing... if it's a deal, I'm talking about it. You'll also find money-saving tips, product reviews, affordable meal ideas, hot coupons and much more.

Sacramento Magazine is among the region's fastest growing websites, becoming well known for it's insight and timeliness on all things related to food, dining, and things to do. features a comprehensive, easily searchable directory of restaurants. The website meets the high standards for quality and relevance established by it's print partner, SACRAMENTO, the region's lifestyle magazine since 1975. features frequent blogs and weekly e-newsletters focusing upon food and dining ("Eat & Drink"), and events and activities ("Go & Do")."

Sacramento Scoop        

Sacramento Scoop is a blog about all things Sacramento. We talk about places, events, hotels, restaurants, people to know, and fun things about Sacramento. We are always looking for new things happening in Sacramento. if you have an event you want us to highlight, a special place you want to share, or even your Grandma in Sacramento's secret recipe for chocolate cake like no other in the world, then just leave us a message so you can be part of the scoop.

Sacramento Sidetracks        

Sacramento Sidetracks is a resource for places to go with kids in the Sacramento area. I am a mom of three that loves to get out and explore Sacramento for the most fun, educational, and cultural experiences. I provide an Upcoming Events Calendar, Indoor and Outdoor Activity pages, FREE outing ideas, Birthday Party suggestions and reviews of our fun experiences.

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening        

Bill & Venus Bird are a weird and wacky gardening couple who call Sacramento home and garden in a backyard filled with raised gardening beds and fruit trees. Both share a love of heirloom tomatoes and vegetables and start most of what they grow from seed. Venus -- a former reporter at KTXL FOX 40 and NewsTalk 1530 KFBK in Sacramento -- serves as the inspiration for an experimental garden that is always growing in size and scope.

SacTraffic is a mashup of CHP incident data with Google maps and Twitter alerts that is targeted at the Sacramento, CA area.

Saving in Sacramento        

My name is Summer, and I'm a wife and mom in Sacramento trying to make the best of the current economy. Coupons, freebies, and making the most of our money is a big deal around our house, and I use this blog as a way to share great finds in and around Sacramento.
I love new products and I love sharing my opinions with others, and this blog has been a great catalyst to allow me to do that via product reviews and giveaways. There are plenty of couponing and money-saving websites and blogs out there, and I have no desire to give you information that you already have from those sites. Nobody likes a copycat! My endeavor is to offer new and useful information, reviews, and giveaways for a local and national audience.

Sierra WineFoodArt        

The publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt is Jeff Pelline, whose award winning 30-year journalism career includes editing and management positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, CNET (since sold to CBS for $2 billion) and The Union in Grass Valley. Jeff's work also has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine and the Chicago Tribune. When Jeff was Editor of CNET News, the publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award.

Snail Mail Pals        

Snail Mail Pals unites penpals and swappers across the globe. We share Atcs, Friendship Books, Pen pal letters, Postcards and other paper crafts.

We enjoy Mail Art Challenges and swap via online.

Style Crush        

Fashion, home, & DIY for the style-obsessed.

Sue's Dog Blog        

Sue Owens Wright is an author of both fiction and nonfiction about dogs and writes the award-winning Pets and Their People newspaper column for Inside Publications. Sue is a nine-time nominee for the coveted Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association of America to the best writer on the subject of dogs. She has twice won the Maxwell Award and also earned special recognition from the Humane Society of the United States. She writes the popular Beanie and Cruiser Mystery Series for dog lovers, which includes the following novels: HOWLING BLOODY MURDER, SIRIUS ABOUT MURDER, and EMBARKING ON MURDER. Her nonfiction books include WHAT'S YOUR DOG'S IQ?, 150 ACTIVITIES FOR BORED DOGS, and PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO PETS.

The Design Confidential        

A self-proclaimed Martha Stewart for 'real world', my goal is to help people understand that it doesn't require a major investment to have the home and yard of their dreams. With a little DIY know-how and a lot of panache, together we will make over your life, one design plan, landscaping layout, or free furniture building tutorial at a time.

The Farmer Fred Rant        

Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the KFBK Garden Show on NewsTalk 1530 KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by Get Growing on Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. And, you can listen to the shows, live, via the and websites or as podcasts. More gardening information at the website, Get Daily Garden Bulletins (and Single Malt Scotch suggestions) at

The Hog Blog        

Phillip is a lifetime hunter who has been bitten by the hog hunting bug since moving from his North Carolina home to California 15 years ago. He still hunts deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland birds, but there's just something about those hogs...

With this in mind, wild hogs (boar, feral pigs, etc.) are the focus of the Hog Blog, but topics run the gamut from big game hunting stories to outdoors news to political and legal issues facing the hunting community.

The Monster and Me        

We are oh so crafty and cute, born on opposite coasts but joined at the hip here in Elk Grove, CA. We get down and move to the groove. We tend to have craft a.d.d so we make a little of this and a little of that. Cassidy is the Monster and Kristin is the Me We are blog-a-holics and crafters unanimous.

The Motivation 101 Blog        

By day: mild-mannered technology solutions expert. By night (and on the weekends): outrageously observant and opinionated business blogger. I'm an evangelist for reform in the business world. Some would even call me a bit of a heretic (and they would be right). Determined to restore dignity and prestige to the sales profession, I preach the gospel of HERO Selling.
Business is broken, but together we can fix it. Let's get started!

The Weekly Driver        

Ford to Ferrari, Honda to Hyundai, offers the new car reviews of James Raia as well as reviews and videos from contributing writers and all the pertinent automotive content fit for the road.

Through the Garden Gate        

I am a working mother-of-two who enjoys gardening and reading. You'll find me getting dirt under my fingernails or with my nose in a good book in Zone 9 near Sacramento, CA.

Undercover Caterer        

This is the myriad adventures of me and mine eating food, growing food, cupcakes, food festivals, cooking and baking contests, and cooking food for our own enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of others. There will also be occasional references to kids, husbands, car crashes, surgeries, work, dogs, and my unhealthy obsession with home improvement at my 1950 Hollywood Park house.

West Sacramento Photo of the Day        

I have lived in West Sacramento since 1958; long before it was incorporated as a city that consolidated the three townships of Broderick, Bryte and West Sacramento. My father-in-law, Frank Norton, was born in Broderick in 1910 in a house at 421 B Street. The West Sacramento Photo of the Day website is dedicated to him -- in memory of his magnificent stories of the old days.

Where My Heart Resides        

Ashlee Gadd is a 20-something aspiring writer, wannabe photographer, and frozen yogurt addict. She occasionally tries to inspire you and make you laugh. She believes in spontaneous dance parties, eating cereal for dinner, and the power of education. Ashlee would love to write something official someday, whether that be writing for a magazine, having an essay published, or simply writing a book. But for now, she only writes for you. Enjoy!        

Launched in 1999 to put the revolutionary power of the Internet into the hands of our foothill and mountain communities, delivers daily news to the Sierra, from the Sierra.

We post news and information gathered from all over the Range of Light - north and south, east and west - plus California, national and world news.

Our newsroom overlooks the Yuba River just outside historic Nevada City, California, hence our name.