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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

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

First-Ever Old Sacramento Chocolate Week -- May 4-10!

First-Ever Old Sacramento Chocolate Week -- May 4-10!

Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth.  Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – drizzled on fresh and warm mini donuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil – during the first-ever Old Sacramento Chocolate Week happening May 4 – 10, 2015.   Coordinated by the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA) with support by involved merchants and businesses, chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities throughout the historic district all week long.  For more details and a complete list of activities, specials and featured items, visit www.oldsacramento.com

Monday, May 4 from 7-9 p.m. Choc-la-trivia

HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY EASTER!

 

 

HAPPY EASTER!

 

 

Come see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity at Badlands

Come see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity at Badlands

Come out and see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity on Friday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Badlands, 2003 K Street, Sacramento, 95814!

Cheer Sacramento will be the featured performer at Outword Magazine’s monthly happy hour.  The event will feature two performances by Cheer Sacramento and raffles for attendees.  Cheer Sacramento will be collecting donations after the performances for their 2014-2015 beneficiary, the Mustard Seed School. 

Cheer Sacramento has been actively involved in the Sacramento community since 1999.  Cheer Sacramento performs and fundraises at various community events, including Sacramento Pride, the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and the California International Marathon.  Most recently, the team helped raise money for the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center at the 2014 Rainbow Festival alongside Cheer San Francisco.  The team has even been in a Coca-Cola commercial.

Midtown Business Association Launches Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Midtown Business Association Launches  Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Calling all book lovers and future “foodies”!  As part of the recent re-launch of the Midtown Farmers Market and designed to inspire a love for reading and eating fresh, the Midtown Business Association is proud to announce a new and ongoing addition – a Little Free Library® – starting on Saturday, April 4, 2015.