K-Pop Cuties Take Over the World

Wow! Can you believe it’s already almost February? Time flies, but we can stay forever young by diving into a fairly new (to the U.S.) music genre dubbed “K-Pop (Korean pop music)”. The boys from BTS adorn our cover, and Chris Narloch writes about them and a few other acts on page 10.

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Hey 2021! It’s time to show 2020 your revenge body!664

That’s right, it’s our annual Health & Body Issue and we’re jumping right in with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and their Dine Downtown event (which runs until January 24)… lots of menus to choose from by many of our favorite Farm-to-Fork restaurants, and they’re all keeping it safe and healthy by making this year’s meals to-go only, with touchless order placement, and convenient curbside pick-up! More details for Dine Downtown are on page 2, and their ad is on page 19.

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Hey, 2020, there’s the door. Please take your bags with you when you leave.mcbride cover

I don’t know anyone that will say that this year has been a good one. So, having 2020 come to an end makes this a “more-joyous” occasion than the usual year-end passing of the torch. For most of us, 2020 has taught us about pain and loss. But it has also shown us that if we participate, we can be part of change, and help to shape it for the better. I believe that things happen for a reason, but people are not forced to change. We are shown better and different ways that situations could happen, and it is our responsibility to either learn the lesson now, or do this all again, and learn the lessons later. Let’s try for now.

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Special Issue - Holiday Shopping Two 2020662

Typically, this time of year would be a time of cheerful celebration, but it is with a heavy heart we announce the death of Laurie McBride. She passed away after lingering stroke complications on Friday, December 4th. We will be paying tribute to her in our December 22 issue, but wanted to immediately acknowledge the loss of one of our community’s groundbreakers. Our thoughts are with her wife of 35 years, Donna Yutzy, as well as the rest of her family.

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Today is World AIDS Day

Given the social and political climate that has been so prevelent over the past four years, it’s easy to lose track of other things that are important in life, both great things and things we still need to pay attention to and work on. We think this statement from Senator Scott Wiener (D-SF) does a wonderful job reminding us of the importance of today’s designation:

“Forty years into the HIV pandemic, HIV continues to infect and kill people, particularly in low income communities and communities of color. While we have made huge strides in preventing, testing for, and treating HIV, far too many people struggle to access these life-saving tools. We must expand access to PrEP and PEP — powerful HIV preventatives — as well as rapid HIV testing. We must also continue the fight for healthcare access, including shoring up the Affordable Care Act and working toward single-payer healthcare. Working together, we can end new HIV infections and help those living with the virus lead healthy, successful lives.”


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