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Boarding On The Lake is positioned right off Folsom Lake, a short trot from the beach and located near hundreds of miles of trails. This prime location lets horse owners hop atop their horses and be on the trail in minutes, rather than spending hours hitching up a trailer to transport their steed to a spot with good riding. Dedicated staffers keep the stalls, covered paddocks, and other facilities shipshape, and Boarding On The Lake?s owners are onsite as often as possible to ensure that everything is working smoothly. They've also set up a picnic area where guests can sit down and eat their lunch, instead of grazing on the high-quality alfalfa and grass reserved for the horses.

9095 Auburn Folsom Road
Granite Bay,
CA
US

The letters in The LAB stand for longevity, attitude, and balance, highlighting the studio's three-pronged approach to health and fitness. Inside an impressive warehouse, trainers wrangle a belief-beggaring stock of workout equipment and accessories for use in tailor-made routines for individuals and small groups. Each program strives to steadily enhance overall wellness through body-sculpting drills and an emphasis on correct form, as coaches devote personal attention to participants, ensuring a motivational workout and expert advice on which font is best suited for monogramming newly formed biceps.

101 Coombs Street
Napa,
CA
US

After the birth of her twin boys, personal trainer Amy L. George needed a way to combine her passion for her kids and for fitness. Soon, Get Movin’ Momma was born, too. She helps moms-to-be stay fit throughout their pregnancies and guides new moms through routines that help them get back in shape with or without their little ones in tow for workouts. Amy also has classes for moms and their preschoolers that are more effective than simply chasing a preschooler or chasing a preschooler who’s running on a treadmill. Moms also turn to her for me time with personal-training sessions and boot camps.

1455 Kingsport Ave.
Livermore,
CA
US

After the birth of her twin boys, personal trainer Amy L. George needed a way to combine her passion for her kids and for fitness. Soon, Get Movin’ Momma was born, too. She helps moms-to-be stay fit throughout their pregnancies and guides new moms through routines that help them get back in shape with or without their little ones in tow for workouts. Amy also has classes for moms and their preschoolers that are more effective than simply chasing a preschooler or chasing a preschooler who’s running on a treadmill. Moms also turn to her for me time with personal-training sessions and boot camps.

1654 Heidelberg Dr.
Livermore,
CA
US

In the current landscape of big-box stores and chain restaurants, many fear the dissolution of the small business. The worry is understandable, as many of these local ventures are what give cities, towns, and neighborhoods their distinctive flavor. It doesn't help that, on average, only 13% of the money spent at corporately-owned emporiums actually finds its way back to the community. This means that 87% of the dollars spent find themselves in a faraway bank account with nothing but a distant memory of the newborn pennies they left behind at home. When people give local shops and restaurants their business, however, an average of 45% of their money goes toward keeping the area and its unique culture thriving.

Fueled by this understanding, the folks at Localize It! helm The Alameda Summer Stroll, an evening of neighborhood appreciation, art, and live music. During certain days throughout the season, participants meander along several streets of the bay-adjacent burg to peruse the goods from local operations and sample locally crafted food, beer, and wine. They can even participate in a wine tasting and food pairings, as well as take advantage of discounts at area restaurants, such as Pasta Pelican, Calafia Taqueria, and East Ocean Seafood Restaurant. Along the way, neighborhood crawlers can stop to take in the musical strains of Jim Parodi and Friends or admire masterpieces by local Alameda and Oakland artists.

484 Lake Park #488
Oakland,
CA
US

The stakes are undoubtedly high. At the current rate of donation, more than 30% of people on the National Organ Transplant Waiting List will never get the organs they need. California Transplant Donor Network aims to change that by educating people and raising awareness. They also put boots on the ground, facilitating organ and tissue donation by offering assistance to 175 hospitals in California and Nevada. In addition to their donation work, the network holds events such as 5Ks to raise funds and invites families of donors to contribute memories to the Donor Memorial Quilt Project.

1000 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US