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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build Marin Media Console

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build Marin Media Console

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

By special reader request, this media console is so very handsome and wants to live in your home... So go forth and build this beautiful baby and make your home that much more stylish! 

$150-$250

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Bokisch Vineyards on all you need to know about Graciano, Garnacha and “egg” fermentations

Bokisch Vineyards on all you need to know about Graciano, Garnacha and “egg” fermentations

It’s old news around here:  Bokisch Vineyards‘ Markus Bokisch is one of the most interesting men in the (wine) world.  We especially like him for the erudite ways in which he files his harvest reports... Read More

Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, is that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.,San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.

“This unfortunate death reminds us of the potential danger from mosquito bites and West Nile virus,” says Dr. Alvaro Garza, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer. As of October 17, 2014, there have been 8 human cases of WNV reported in San Joaquin County, so far this year. Last year, San Joaquin County reported 8 human cases with one (1) death.

Don’t Wear Decorative Contact Lenses Without Consulting Eye Care Professional, CDPH Warns

Don’t Wear Decorative Contact Lenses Without Consulting Eye Care Professional, CDPH Warns

Oct. 17, 2014 - Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, today warned consumers about the risks associated with wearing decorative contact lenses without proper consultation with an eye care professional... Read More

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One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

 One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter again teams up for the Empty Our Shelters Project, October 17-19. For this one weekend, pet adoptions are just $20. A goal of adopting 500 animals to loving homes has been challenged for this intensive effort by Sacramento County, Yolo County, Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

Last year, our area shelters found 526 animals permanent homes in three days and were nationally recognized by the ASPCA. The County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter stood out with the most adoptions – 179! With unending desire to help animals and a good dose of competitive spirit, the Bradshaw Shelter hopes the community will once again come together to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for shelter animals.

Music On The Mile

Music On The Mile

It is hard to believe that it was last October that I attended the Tuleburg Press Launch Party at Mile Wine, a new restaurant on the Miracle Mile. On October 4th of this year, Mile Wine celebrated its 1st anniversary with a restaurant packed with well wishers including my husband and I.  Music was provided by Wendi Maxwell and the Tres Hot Jazz Band. Congratulations to owners Paul and Cindi Marsh!!!

Winemakers praise 2014 harvest’s brimming purple beads in this video round-up

Winemakers praise 2014 harvest’s brimming purple beads in this video round-up

This time of year, to borrow a little from John Keats‘ phraseology, is when beaded bubbles are brimming in the bins, and winemakers are smiling with purple stained mouths.  Wine flows so much like poetry in California, you almost forget that it is still an agricultural product, and that Mother Nature always has the first, and last, word on everything... Read More