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Romance at the Palace Hotel

You’ve decided to indulge in a romantic week-end getaway and you want to stay in a hotel that will fill all your expectations. The one that comes to mind for me is The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. It’s close in distance and yet so elegant, you’ll

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Pena Adobe

The Peña Adobe Historical Society in Vacaville is looking for volunteers to share Vacaville’s local history with visitors.  The Peña Adobe Historical Society was established in 2004, staffed by volunteers, this nonprofit organization is committed to preserving the Peña Adobe, located next to Lagoon Valley Park, and

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NorthBay NICU’s Guardian Angels

With deft and practiced movements, Corinne Vogel, 72, of Fairfield scoops up a 3-month-old boy from his bassinette and cradles him in one arm, while answering the phone with her free hand. It’s a social worker checking in. Corinne, a veteran foster mom, answers questions while grabbing

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What Wine Should I Bring?

Looking for yummy new wine for your holiday party? Maybe you’re going to a party and want to bring a gift for the hostess but aren’t sure what wine is appropriate. Do all the bottles in the store confuse you and you end buying one that has

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Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch

Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch

Looking for something to do this fall? Check out the Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch. New opening weekend activities each Saturday and Sunday from October 10 – 25, the Western RailwayMuseum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 18th year, this classic harvest festival is a

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Our National Parks Turn 100

Yosemite Falls

October 1, 1915, President Benjamin Harrison signed an act to make Yosemite the third National Park in the US, preserving over 1,500 square miles. A year later, on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson. As Yosemite

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Redwood Eye Center

Most of us know we should get our eyes checked regularly. But, how often is regularly? Isn’t it okay to wait until you can’t see the computer screen as well as you used to or until those road signs at night aren’t quite as sharp as they

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Sparkly Ragz

You may have entered a consignment shop at one time or another. Or, you may have a preconceived notion of what a consignment shop might look like. But, once you set foot in Sparkly Ragz in Suisun, you’ll quickly realize this is not what you were expecting.

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Walk, Run, Jump, Walk the Dog…

Make Sure You Have the Right Shoes, Fleet Feet, Vacaville

Be Sure You Have the Right Shoes Most of us know how important the right shoes are when running a marathon. But did you know your shoes are just as important when walking your dog, walking in your neighborhood, or exercising, according to Carol Gilpin of the

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Cooking with Local Ingredients

Backdoor Bistro, Vacaville, CA

Good for You and the Community Using fresh, local ingredients when cooking is easier than you might think. At Backdoor Bistro I made a commitment to use as much local produce and local meats as we possibly can. I did this for several reasons. Using locally sourced

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