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GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

By Laura Braden

Every now and then you meet someone who makes you happy and proud to live in Sacramento. My latest lady crush is Jessica Kriegel.

A fellow transplant, Jessica moved to Sacramento in 2008. By day, she serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for the Oracle Cloud group. She gets to WORK FROM HOME in downtown Sacramento, and her boss is the head of Oracle Cloud, reporting directly into the CEO. He’s a new hire to Oracle, and his mission is to help Oracle dominate in the Cloud market. Jessica manages strategic planning to that end.

And by night, she’s all things Sacramento. She serves on the board of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Alumni Association. She was a Professor at Drexel University, class V graduate from the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program and a current member of Leadership Sacramento (LS15).

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Win Free Tickets to Fairytale Town's Dessert & Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday

Win Free Tickets to Fairytale Town's Dessert & Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday

Fairytale Town's holding its annual dessert and wine fundraiser, Mad Hatter Meets The Great Gatsby, this Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple downtown. Because I didn't grow up in Sacramento and don't have kids,..... Read More

Help Braeden get a Service Dog

Help Braeden get a Service Dog

There's is something special about the bond between a human and their animal friend. Even more special is a child with their first pet. The most special of all is the bond between a child and a service animal. The bond between the two is so strong and dependent.

Braeden is eight and has autism. He often has seizures and many doctors appointments which cause him stress and anxiousness. But Braeden calms down among animals. His family is hoping a service dog will help him to become more independent and build self confidence. A young service dog will grow with him through his teen years.

Service dogs are not commonly seen for children with autism and definitely cost a lot of money. Braeden's family must raise $8,000. So far they are half way to that goal. To help reach the goal, Lucca Restaurant is helping the effort. 
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9th Annual Earth Day Sunday

9th Annual Earth Day Sunday
9th Annual Earth Day Sunday
04-19-2015 - 04-19-2015
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Church
http://trinitycathedral.mhsoftware.com/View.html
Admission: Free
 
(530) 318-2780
trinitycathedral.org
 
Start Time(s): Sun 8am-1pm
Join the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Church for its 9th Annual Earth Day Sunday 
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Strawberry and Cashew Milk Smoothie

Strawberry and Cashew Milk Smoothie

Spring had definitely sprung during my recent visit to the Midtown Farmers Market, and with the warm midmorning air and sunshine, I couldn’t resist buying a flat of fresh, organic strawberries from Rodriguez Farms. An entire flat may seem like a lot to consume before my strawberries start growing fuzz, but I am a prolific smoothie maker when the weather is fine. After hauling my flat home – and admittedly losing a couple strawberries on the way – I took stock of my fridge and decided to try out my newly purchased cashew milk by Silk to make the following strawberry smoothie for breakfast. The result was delicious. I have to say that cashew milk might just be my new favorite nut milk! 

Ingredients
½ cup strawberries
¼ cup raspberries... Read More

GOTG Review: Vampire Penguin, Shaved Snow and Desserts

GOTG Review: Vampire Penguin, Shaved Snow and Desserts

By Kelli Gould and Yessenia Anderson

The Girls on the Grid just love when a new business opens up in our neck of the woods, especially when it’s a dessert spot!! And so we welcome Vampire Penguin with open arms as one of our newest downtown neighbors! Vampire Penguin is located at 907 K Street. You won’t miss it because there is no other nearby store that you could possibly get the name confused with! And look at that cute bow tie!

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Buy One, Get One Free Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte Thru Saturday

Buy One, Get One Free Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte Thru Saturday

Starbucks is offering a buy one, get one free deal on its Teavana Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte from 2 to 5 p.m. through Saturday, April 11. In addition for every cup ordered, Starbucks will order 25 cents to the..... Read More