Need for Speed

A peek at Bill McAnally's NASCAR

Bill McAnally owns 70,000 square feet of shop space – split between his race shop and automotive care business – and 31 race cars built on site at Bill McAnally Racing NAPA AutoCare Center in Roseville. 

Mar 1, 2014 Allison Joy
Sheana Davis, owner, The Epicurean Connection

Have Cheese Will Travel

A ‘choose your own adventure' map to NorCal's finest fromagers

In the past two decades, bucolic Sonoma and Marin counties have been at the center of a cheese renaissance that has seen the rise of dozens of artisan and farmstead products, including cheese made from the milk of sheep, goat and water buffalo. With nearly 30 cheesemakers and creameries opening their doors to visitors, exploring curd culture has never been easier.

Mar 1, 2014 Michelle Locke

Hurts So Good

Yoga is good for you, but be careful boys

I’ve always snickered at yoga.It just seemed ridiculous. But men are flocking to yoga the way we once, in the ’80s, took to this thing called “jogging.” We’re learning that yoga bestows a slew of health benefits — physical, mental, even sexual. But new research also points to increased health risks for men, and this muddies the decision.

Feb 1, 2014 Jeff Wilser
In preparation for Sacramento Fashion Week, Kouri is putting in long hours. “It’s crazy. I’m thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’ I could just not be doing anything and sleep in,” he says. But he says his passion is more important than the extra zzzs. “It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, you can still end up stitching designs until the last minute.”

Styling Sacramento

Backstage with local designer Nolan Kouri as he prepares for Sacramento Fashion Week. 

Feb 1, 2014 Mia Lopez

Styles to Strut

Fashion designer Richard Hallmarq

It’s been an extraordinary couple of years for Richard Hallmarq, the 41-year-old Sacramento native who last year made his fashion debut on national television and is now gearing up for New York Fashion Week from his design studio inside the Sacramento Art Complex on K Street.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya

Hard Art

Metal Designer Thomas Ramey

Sacramento has not been kind to Thomas Ramey, though he loves the city and hopes it will someday let him succeed. A Southern California transplant, he’s accustomed to clients who value his contemporary metal sculptures, modern architectural design elements and hand-fabricated furniture.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya