Archive of: Q&A

Title Issue
Chef Jeremiah Tower

Chef Jeremiah Tower

August-September 2018
Hollywood Set Decorator Julie Ochipinti

Hollywood Set Decorator Julie Ochipinti

June-July 2018
Animated Figure

Animated Figure

Death takes a holiday in the Día de los Muertos-centric film Coco, which made its Netflix debut on May 29. Having spent over four years bringing the Pixar animated feature to life, its co-director/writer Adrian Molina talks about taking a holiday of his own, saying proper thank yous at the Oscars and making “awful” movies while growing up in Grass Valley.

June-July 2018
All Americans

All Americans

On Feb. 22, just over 1,000 immigrants from 81 different countries gathered at Memorial Auditorium to take the oath of allegiance to become our country's newest citizens. It was, ironically, the same day that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency removed the description of the U.S. as "a nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. We spoke with 15 of the proud new Americans who were sworn in about this milestone moment in their lives and what it meant to them. "I was born today—reborn, actually," said Tunisian native Gaith Ben Younes after the ceremony. "It's something I've been dreaming of for a long time."

April-May 2018
Author Melissa Dahl

Author Melissa Dahl

February-March 2018
Riverfront Project Manager Richard Rich

Riverfront Project Manager Richard Rich

In 2016, the city of Sacramento hired Richard Rich—once the private sector development director of the railyards—to represent its interests on the massive infill project. Today, the bulk of his focus is on solving a problem that has vexed this town for decades—how to revive our underutilized riverfront.

October-November 2017
Q&A with former chief White House photographer Pete Souza

Q&A with former chief White House photographer Pete Souza

As chief official White House photographer during the Obama administration, Pete Souza took upwards of two million pictures during the president’s two terms in office. The veteran lensman—who also served as a White House photographer for President Reagan—will give a presentation at the Mondavi Center on Dec. 1 on the heels of the release of his book Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

October-November 2017
Actor Chris Sullivan

Actor Chris Sullivan

After 'How did Jack die?' the most burning question during the first season of This Is Us might’ve been, 'Will Toby live?'

August-September 2017
A League of Her Own

A League of Her Own

Rebecca Lowe’s colleagues at the NBC sports desk refer to her affectionately as “Mother of Dragons”—such is the fierceness of the 36-year-old London native’s passion for English Premier League soccer, which she covers for a growing American fan base. The broadcaster—who lives in El Dorado Hills with her husband Paul Buckle, head coach of the Sacramento Republic FC, and their 1-year-old son, Teddy—shares the inside scoop on how she manages her dual roles as a soccer guru and soccer-loving mom, and why there’s nothing quite like rooting for the underdog.

August-September 2017
Actor Keith Powers

Actor Keith Powers

Sacramento native Keith Powers boasts a half-million swooning Instagram followers, thanks to his roles in two critically acclaimed musical biopics, Straight Outta Compton and The New Edition Story. Now the 24-year-old actor is romancing Bella Thorne in the new television drama Famous in Love, which premieres April 18 on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). He shares a few choice anecdotes, like how he learned to bust a move from Ronnie DeVoe and that awkward moment when he met Dr. Dre.

April-May 2017
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