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Actor and Social Activist George Takei

Actor and Social Activist George Takei

As a television pioneer, LGBT rights activist and social media icon, "Star Trek" star George Takei has more than once boldly gone where no man had gone before. Now he’s leading the way again, raising awareness about the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII, including taking part in a California Museum exhibition about the mass uprooting. The veteran actor and internment survivor, whose family hails from Sacramento, talks about that dark chapter in our country’s past and why it’s his life’s mission to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

The Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot

Sacramento’s formerly thriving Japantown disappeared without a trace—not once, but twice. A new museum exhibit reveals our hidden history

Culture Club

Culture Club

ArtStreet, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Art Hotel, is just the next step in M5Arts’ master plan to transform Sacramento into a creative mecca

The Return of the "King"

The Return of the "King"

As a senior political correspondent on "The Daily Show," Hasan Minhaj gets the dangerous laughs with bits like “Muslim Makover” and his visit to the Republican National Convention in whiteface. In January, the 31-year-old Davis native will bring home the funny with a performance of his aptly titled one-man show, "Homecoming King," at his alma mater’s Mondavi Center. Sacramento, get ready for your moment of Zen.

The Art of Architecture

The Art of Architecture

An extraordinary arts community sprouted in the fields of UC Davis in the 1960s. Now, with the opening of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, a building every bit as innovative as the art it houses, the legacy of that improbable era of California art history is on glorious display for all to see—and touch.

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

For the plaza outside the new Kings arena, Sacramento pulled out all the stops and spent $8 million to land Jeff Koons’ sculpture "Coloring Book" in what was the art world equivalent of a No. 1 draft pick—expensive and potentially game-changing. Here’s the behind-the-scenes look at how fate, fortunes and family connections came together to make it possible.

The ABCs of Merrin Dungey

The ABCs of Merrin Dungey

A veteran of ABC shows like "Once Upon a Time" and "Alias," actress Merrin Dungey will return to the alphabet network this fall to co-star in the new legal drama "Conviction." The Rio Americano alum talks about growing up in Citrus Heights as a Charlie’s Angel, her motto “no cuts, no buts, no coconuts,” and that time she accepted a secret mission from J.J. Abrams.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Four years ago, swimmer Haley Anderson made waves when she captured the silver medal in the 10,000-meter open water race at the London Olympics. Now this tough Granite Bay competitor hopes she’s as good as gold in Rio this summer.

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