Sharon Frederick is a Sacramento-based freelance writer.
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Help at the Top
Local nonprofit Sacramento Entrepreneur's Organization gives local business a leg up
Every entrepreneur knows that it’s lonely at the top. Jeff Smith is no exception.
The Sound of Music
The Sacramento Youth Symphony inspires budding musicians
Though only 16, Audrey Shepherd is as poised and articulate as any 20-something. Her demeanor is that of a young professional; so is her skill as a principal bassoonist with the Sacramento Youth Symphony.
Angels for Hearts
Sacramento nonprofit reaches region's tiniest heart patients
In 2004, 28-year-old Kimberly Kaufman learned she had congestive heart failure.
Leaving the Nest
One family's true life transition from independence
It all began six years ago, the year my parents turned 80 within a month of one another. Suddenly my strong father, a former steel worker, couldn’t lift most things. At the same time, my multitasking, do-it-all mother became increasingly frustrated by all that she couldn’t accomplish.