Archive of: Features

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Trigger Effect

Trigger Effect

On a clear blue day on January 17, 1989, a man whose peripatetic life included years as a troubled Sacramento youth walked calmly onto a playground in Stockton and shot 35 small children, killing five. in the span of only a few minutes, the act marked the first mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Today, 25 years later—and one year after the massacre at Newtown—these once-unthinkable tragedies have become terrifyingly familiar as citizens and political leaders from Sacramento to Washington, D.C, choose sides in the wrenching fight over the future of guns in America.

December-January 2014
Finding His Religion

Finding His Religion

October-November 2013
The Game Changer

The Game Changer

October-November 2013
Born to Run

Born to Run

August-September 2013
A Winters Tale

A Winters Tale

As the son of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Craig McNamara grew up in the presence of presidents and others who helped shape our world. Now, from his organic walnut farm in Winters, he’s shaping the future of our state by trying to feed the millions of Californians who don’t have enough to eat, and by nurturing the next generation of farmers. Oh, and by helping his son grow hops for really cool Sacramento craft beer.

April-May 2013
Morning Stars

Morning Stars

When the weekend rolls around, we like to play our own version of the hunger games, seeking out our favorite meal of them all—brunch. In our latest quest, we tracked down sweet ’n’ savory chicken and waffles in Davis, a magnificent mango-stuffed French toast in Roseville, perfect pumpkin bacon pancakes in midtown, and a tangy Welsh rarebit omelet downtown, along with dozens of other egg-cellent dishes. So, top of the morning (or afternoon) to you, Sacramento—here’s our region’s best of the brunch. Let the games begin!

February-March 2013
True Blue

True Blue

If Sacramento is the River City, then Gregory Kondos has been its most faithful champion. Long celebrated for his local landscapes that employ virtually every shade of blue in the spectrum, the soon-to-be 90-year-old painter is about to get the birthday present of a lifetime—his first solo show at the Crocker in 20 years. Blue skies are here again.

February-March 2013
Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

December-January 2013
Déjà Brew

Déjà Brew

Before Prohibition, Sacramento was the beer-making capital of the West, and the largest hop-growing region in America. Here’s how an unlikely cast comprised of a Princeton architecture major, the grandson of a U.S. Secretary of Defense, a world-renowned grocer and a man known as the “Pope of Foam” conspired to create what may very well be Sacramento’s most authentically local beer in almost a century. The farm-to-fork movement is about to meet farm-to-pint. Drink up!

December-January 2013
A Life Aquatic

A Life Aquatic

August-September 2012
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