Archive for December, 2010

Precious Mettle

By RQ Bella

Pamela Tuohy-Novinsky is a jewelry designer who, along with her husband, artist Edward Thomas Novinsky, produces a line of artisanal quality jewelry.  Incorporating original artwork framed in handcrafted settings featuring period antiques, reclaimed precious metals and ethically-sourced stones, Pamela & Edward’s jewelry line, 2ETN, is a stand-out in a sea of same. Read more »

Psych Out

By Tim Foster

The Central Valley Turns On: Psychedelic Poster Art, 1965-1975, the new exhibit at the California History Museum spans the heyday of the rock era, and consists of over 80 artifacts, ranging from handbills and posters to vintage musical equipment Read more »

Wine Picks, December 2010

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The Redemption of Christian Kiefer

By Dennis Yudt Photos by Aaron Seminoff

One would think that if you were a local English professor, writer and musician who had made a stack of CDs with such notable talents as Sharron Krause, Califone, Bill Calahan/Smog, Tetuzi Akiyama, Garth Hudson from The Band, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker from Low, and members of Wilco, that you would have a pretty high profile around town.

Unless your name is Christian Kiefer. And then you are a pariah. Read more »

Created in California


Juniper James



HOT ITALIAN & Juniper *James present:

Created in California Shopping Tweetup this Wednesday, December 8th from 6:00 – 9:00pm, find yourself at HOT ITALIAN for a special shopping Tweetup. Mix and meet with be a medley of local vendors selling beautiful handmade goods and fashion all made right here in California! Put the fun back in shopping for the holidays and enjoy complimentary pizza as you shop. This is FREE EVENT and all the money that the vendors make goes right back into their pockets,so you’ll feel good about supporting independent designers.

Also, don’t forget that HOT ITALIAN also offers lots of great gifts that are made right here in California including their latest collaboration with Rickshaw bags.


1627 16TH Street, Sacramento, CA


Hashtag: #createdincalifornia

Winter Cycling

By Melody Stone Photos by Scott Duncan

An avid cyclist won’t let a little rain deter them from hopping on a bike, but the average person might need a little more persuasion to take the winter cycling plunge Read more »

Musical Chairs, December 2010

Jonathan Mendick went to band camp in high school. He played saxophone for seven years because he thought it fit his personality better than piano, which he also played for five years. In college he picked up guitar to, well, attract the ladies. He also picked up a degree in journalism Read more »