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Let’s Be Fair

Let’s Be Fair

The Sacramento River Parkway levee is closed to public access. That’s a good thing. The closure means contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers are busy digging cutoff walls within the levee, burrowing anywhere from 35 to 135 feet below ground. The re-enforced levee will help protect Pocket, Greenhaven and the city from catastrophic floods.

Jackie’s Back

Jackie’s Back

Musician and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene returns to Sacramento with his signature blend of rock, blues and country for this summer’s Pops in the Park. But this year, due to social-distancing protocols, the annual neighborhood event will be different. The reimagined concert will be live-streamed Saturday, June 6, via the Pops in the Park Facebook page.

Senioritis Interrupted

Senioritis Interrupted

The pandemic brought havoc to the high school class of 2020. Without knowing it, students had their final day on campus Friday, March 13. When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California campuses would remain closed through the end of the academic year, schools canceled or postponed senior class events. Traditional rites of passage into adulthood were gone.

To see how local graduating seniors are doing, Pocket Life checked in with some of our homebound young people.

Curtain Up

Curtain Up

Cultural arts groups in Sacramento and the venues that host them often live on the financial edge. They know how to persevere. In recent years, many have thrived.

Now they are shuttered by contagion. Ticket sales are zero. Philanthropy has slowed. The only good news involves the Downtown convention center and theater. They didn’t lose any business because they were already dark.

Fiscal and Physical Health

Fiscal and Physical Health

COVID-19 has impacted everyone. We’re not only concerned about our physical health, but also how ensuing economic impacts will affect our futures financially. I have a unique perspective on both aspects as the Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Consumer Lending at SAFE Credit Union, as well as a certified fitness instructor.

There are real correlations between physical health and stress over money. People feeling anxious over their personal finances are twice as likely to experience health effects including headaches, depression, and other ailments. While as little as five minutes of physical exercise can temporarily reduce your stress, even a good workout in the safety of your own living room won’t put money in your savings account.

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