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James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" car now in Sacramento

From the California Automobile Museum.

During the height of baseball season, the California Automobile Museum of Sacramento and the National Automobile Museum of Reno entered into a friendly wager around a sixteen-game series pitting the local minor league baseball team, the River Cats, against the Reno Aces.

The bet was that the auto museum in the city of the team that lost the series would loan a famous car from its collection to the museum in the winning city.

If the River Cats won, the 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause would be loaned to the California Automobile Museum. If the Aces won, the National Automobile Museum would be loaned a 1932 Ford raced by legendary driver A.J. Foyt.

Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries are providing a new “must have” game day accessory -- the new La-Z-Boy XZipit® sports recliner.  These generously-sized rocker or wall recliners can be customized with favorite team logos on a panel that zips in and out of the seat back with a patented hidden zipper design for easy customization. 

“Devoted fans can outfit their recliner with logos from the NBA including the Sacramento Kings famous logo, NCAA including Cal, Stanford and USC emblems, MLB including the San Francisco Giants or Oakland A’s logo and many more,” said Liz Reego, owner of six Northern California La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.  “Then, once the season is over, a quick removal of the panel transforms the back of the recliner from game-day support to everyday coziness!”

And, because comfort and style preferences vary as widely as sports team loyalties, these fan recliners come in two different sizes: "Champ," a

Here's to a Long Drive

Here's to a Long Drive

Mr. Marquis and I were on a little road trip that took us all the way into Oregon. This is such a beautiful part of the state. I took a few shots as we were coming up on Mt. Shasta.