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Spin City
What’s the most fun you can have on two wheels? We set out to find the answers for cyclists around Sacramento, from world-class riverside trails to rugged, winding mountain routes. Strap on your helmets, saddle up and let us show you 10 of the best biking experiences our region has to offer. 




The Mad Man Cometh
As the final season of his Emmy-winning series gets underway in April, Mad Men actor Kevin Rahm is just getting started in his new home of Sacramento. The actor talks to Sactown about his top-secret workplace and the delicious joys of settling down in the 916.



Inside Out
What do you get when you cross cool linear forms befitting a contemporary art museum with Mediterranean warmth designed for family life? In the case of one modern family and their architect, the result is a home that blurs the lines between the lives inside and the world outdoors. 




Riverfront Essay 
With the new arena coming to downtown, Old Sacramento has an opportunity to shine like never before. Here are a few ideas to turn something old into something bold.





Riverfront Q&A
Crime actually does pay for Allison Brennan, who has written over 30 thriller books and short stories. The Elk Grove-based author talks about her two books coming out this spring (Dead Heat, the latest in her New York Times best-selling series about FBI agent Lucy Kincaid, and Notorious, the first book in a new series), her love of murder mysteries, taking shooting lessons from SWAT trainers, and knowing the best places to hide a dead body in the State Capitol.




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Soccer icon Preki gets ready to kick off his inaugural season as coach of the Sacramento Republic FC; go behind the scenes of the team’s video for its enchanting chant





A former Ella chef opens a veggie Valhalla on K Street; follow the Grange chef to a farmers’ market; Blackbird rises from the ashes; a local author writes the book on plank grilling; Full Belly Farm fires up its monthly dinners 





Why Not Here?

In Chicago and Philadelphia, entrepreneurs are turning the vending machine concept on its head by offering everything from locally made snacks to farm-fresh salads. With the locavore movement reaching a fever pitch in Sacramento, why not turn our region’s food into the ultimate fast food?