Young professional couple, 30 y/o, being relocated from NY to work in Roseville, CA. Currently work in Manhattan and live right outside the city. We're hoping to live somewhere that is within close distance to bars, restaurants, shops, etc. but are not looking to live in the suburbs. Preliminary research has shown us neighborhoods either very suburby or college towns. We still are hoping for the california feel so are a little weary about living in downtown sacramento but are open to any suggestions. We want to avoid living in an apartment building full of college kids. We would like to be west of sacramento so in closer distance to san francisco/napa/weekend trip options.
I've been thinking about roasting a whole maitake (hen of the woods) or other large mushroom or mushroom cluster for Thanksgiving. Where might I find something suitable in the Sacramento area? [more inside]
Looking for novels about or by authors from the Central Valley of California. [more inside]
Relocating to Sacramento -- where should I live? What do I need to know? [more inside]
What should I see in San Diego, Sacramento, and driving in between? Within the next month, work is sending me (from the East Coast) to San Diego and I will then likely drive up to Sacramento. [more inside]
Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
I just moved to northern California 6 months ago and I’m *still* finding it somewhat difficult to make friends with people who want to do outdoor activities together (hiking, camping, rafting, road trips). What can I do to improve this? [more inside]
Got any tips for family fun for 24 hours in Sacramento, CA in July? [more inside]
When I was a kid living in La Mesa, California, my mother got to poke around in the tailings at local tourmaline and mica mines as part of weekend classes we took at the natural history museum. Are there any kinds of similar gemstone mines anywhere near where I live now - Sacramento, California - that offer similar opportunities?
Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
What should we see and do from 4/24 to 5/2 between Sacramento and Los Angeles? [more inside]
I need to make a day trip to Sacramento from San Francisco. I don't own a car. What's the best way to get there & back? [more inside]