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Five questions for the Kings' new point guard Darren Collison

10/29/14

Five questions for the Kings' new point guard Darren Collison

The Sacramento Kings will open their 30th season tonight, and we caught up with the team’s new starting point guard Darren Collison, who has been tearing up court since he was an MVP player at UCLA. Here’s what he had to say about his new teammates, the Kings’ recent trip to China and their upcoming year. Last season, you were with the L.A. Clippers. How did you feel about joining the Kings? Well, for one, it was a blessing. I was thankful for the opportunity to really just have my game get recognized because I work hard on it, and then to come to a team like Sacramento where they have great fans and the fans are very loyal to their players, it’s another blessing, so everything has been so surreal for me. I’m actually having as much fun as I’ve...

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Sacramento Moustache Run lets racers zoom and groom for a good cause

10/28/14

Sacramento Moustache Run lets racers zoom and groom for a good cause

Hair we go again! Prepare your best handlebars and goatees for the second annual Sacramento Moustache Run, a 5K race on Nov. 8 benefiting the American Cancer Society. Last year’s popular inaugural race was held at Sutter’s Landing, and this year, the event will be held along West Sacramento’s River Walk Park. Little ones will be able to take part in a free, half-mile kids' fun run, while music acts like D.J. Kittie will keep runners pumped along the route. Come donning your best (real or stick-on) facial hair, as the Moustache Run will hold contests in different categories like “Best Kids Moustache" and “Best Team Theme and Costumes.” Winners will receive gift certificates to restaurants like Kupros Bistro or shops like Sports Authority...

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7 spirited events to celebrate Day of the Dead

10/24/14

7 spirited events to celebrate Day of the Dead

Some of Sacramento’s liveliest holiday celebrations of the year are almost here with Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Thousands of local families will build altars in memory of those they have lost, while the community as a whole takes part in everything the deceased once enjoyed in life—great food, music and dance. This year, the region offers these opportunities to get into the spirit: Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento Nov. 1 To conclude a month of cultural events and workshops, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and Sol Collective invite you to their grand Día de los Muertos fiesta. Costumed Aztec dancers, Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh, will lead a colorful procession through Old Sacramento to the lighting of the...

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Venerable home goods store William Glen reopens today four years after closing

10/23/14

Venerable home goods store William Glen reopens today four years after closing

Four years after closing its popular, long-standing shop at Town & Country Village in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento home store William Glen will reopen at 1 p.m. today across from the Pavilions shopping center in the former Fish Emporium building. “We were asked by friends, family and customers who used to shop at the old store for generations, to please come back to the Sacramento market, so when this place presented itself, it all fell into place,” says Mark Snyder, who owns the establishment with his sister Amy Guthrie. (The brother-and-sister team also own and run Chef's Mercantile and Christmas & Company in Old Sacramento.) Their father, Bill Snyder, co-founded the original 18,000-square-foot William Glen, which was open from 1963 until 2010, about a year...

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