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True Blue

True Blue

Looking to escape the heat? Big Blue has you covered—and so do we. From zip lining through trees to roller skating at 8,200 feet, and from stargazing to sunset cruises, we’ve got 50 fun things to do, see, eat and drink in Lake Tahoe right now. Dive in!

The Rise and Rise of Alex Honnold

The Rise and Rise of Alex Honnold

As one of the world's most accomplished and record-breaking climbers, Carmichael native Alex Honnold has scaled sheer cliffs, both with and without ropes, and set new standards in fearlessness.

Reality Bytes

Reality Bytes

A civic-minded and high-tech public art project brings a heightened sense of reality to an iconic Sacramento street

Valley Boy

Valley Boy

Grass Valley native Patrick Brice’s new film Creep was just purchased by The Weinstein Company. The actor-director discusses his psychological thriller, his upcoming rom-com with Jason Schwartzman, and how Grass Valley is going Hollywood.

Sports Agent Don Yee

Sports Agent Don Yee

As a 13-year-old growing up in the capital city, Don Yee broke into sports as a Sacramento Solons batboy. Forty years later, he’s still in the business—as the powerful agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and other Super Bowl winners. With the new NFL season kicking off on Sept. 4, Yee talks about how his job is like art, why college athletes should be paid, and that time he hand-delivered his mother’s fan mail to the Patriots superstar.

The Aggie Express

The Aggie Express

The Nuclear Options

The Nuclear Options

It’s been 25 years since Sacramento’s sole nuclear power plant was shuttered. Other cities have turned their aging cooling towers into hot commodities. Maybe we can, too.

Inside Issue 47

Inside Issue 47