Living

Survive and thrive

This is a story of a family that suffered great hardship, welcomed a new member into its circle and pulled together to overcome adversity. The Mellos’ story is one of love; ...

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...

A delicious hearty meal in about 30 minutes

This time of year we are all rushing around busy with our daily activities. Our lives seem to be packed with one chore after another. Families are trying to get ready for the d ...

Las Vegas Presents at the Sutter Street Theatre

Liberace, that Italian boy wonder whose first gig was as a solo pianist at the age of 16 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, went on to become the flamboyant pianist we all know.& ...

Sierra-at-Tahoe Opens Full Resort

Sierra-at-Tahoe announced that they have opened 100 percent of the mountain resort for the first time in several years. There are 2,212 vertical feet and more than 2,000 acres now ...

Warm up your winter with this Maltese classic

Over the weekend I was considering what dish I would like to share with you. Because it’s been the “rainy season,” and I mean a real rainy season, I was thinkin ...

Fitness professionals offer tips to getting into shape

Many people set New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or go to the gym, start exercising or just to get into better shape. Some succeed, while many don’t. The Telegra ...

Van Life

Ever since Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel On The Road was published, the American Dream has been challenged to redefine itself. The popular imagination was forever invested with vis ...

Review: Beach Boy icon Brian Wilson shares tidal wave of talent during rare visit to the region

As a kid, one of the first albums I played on my circa 1970’s turntable was that of the famed Beach Boys. The classic vinyl was a hand me down from my rocker brother who also ...

Cafe C chef Yvan Chalaye shares time-tested recipe

Yvan Chalaye is a formally trained French chef. He came to America in 1972 and continued his training working in some of the finest restaurants in the greater San Francisco area. H ...

Decorator flair with vintage vibe in Folsom

This light and bright one-story upgraded home has decorator flair with a vintage vibe. It has three bedrooms and two baths, plus an office/den that could be a fourth bedroom. The ...

Realtor refuses to work with us without a contract

Dear Kari, My husband and I were referred to a real estate agent from my brother.  My brother has bought and sold many homes with this person and speaks very highly of him. ...

Crown Village with special features, spacious lot

This lovely, recently updated charmer is in the established subdivision of Crown Village in El Dorado Hills, is on a large lot with beautiful trees and has an attractively designed ...

Do I need an agent when buying from a builder?

Dear Kari: My husband and I are looking to buy a brand-new home. We have heard that we do not need our own real estate agent because the builders have agents onsite that are more ...