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A new start-up incubator for game developers joins the burgeoning Sacramento tech scene

03/24/17

A new start-up incubator for game developers joins the burgeoning Sacramento tech scene

If you’ve always dreamed of whipping up your own Zelda, Mario or Duke Nukem, you may just get the chance to turn that fantasy into a profitable reality. Square One Club, a software and game developer business incubator, has launched in the capital city. The organization recently received a $50,000 RAILS (which stands for Rapid Acceleration Innovation & Leadership) grant from the City of Sacramento’s Innovation Fund to back its plan to establish a start-up accelerator for local game developers who want to found for-profit companies. According to president and CEO Nathan Allshouse, Square One Club is weeks away from signing a lease on a new space in the region and being able to provide start-ups with office space, conference rooms and a communal area with printers,...

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The Handle District to add new design-forward trash and recycling bins

03/16/17

The Handle District to add new design-forward trash and recycling bins

It’s a too-familiar scenario: you're walking down the street, empty coffee cup in hand, and block after block, there's not a trash or recycling bin in sight. The Handle District—a hip midtown neighborhood bounded by 18th, 19th and L Streets and Capitol Avenue—is on a mission to change that. In the next several weeks, the district will install 12 trash cans and six recycling bins whose sleek, modern design may just turn a few heads. These new receptacles, made with 30 percent recycled aluminum alloy and eco-friendly paint, were originally designed by San Francisco-based Landor Associates for the Central Park Conservancy in New York, which commissioned 700 of the trash and recycling cans in 2013. The design was inspired by the architectural vernacular of...

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Oak Park’s popular Gather event will launch in Rocklin this summer

03/14/17

Oak Park’s popular Gather event will launch in Rocklin this summer

Come together, right now, over in Rocklin. Unseen Heroes, the team behind Oak Park’s popular Gather nights, is exporting its warm-weather community event series to the Sacramento suburb beginning in June. Gather began in 2014 and has since grown into a happening outdoor affair with local food, music and art that brings an average of over 3,000 people to the streets of Oak Park’s Triangle District each time it’s held. Rocklin’s version of the family-friendly (and dog-friendly) event will be held every fourth Thursday from June to October at Quarry Park, which was redeveloped last year into a new 17-acre gathering place with nature trails and an amphitheater and now hosts events like Rocklin’s outdoor summer concert series and Shakespeare festival....

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9 festive ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

03/09/17

9 festive ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

It's time to hoist a glass to the luck o' the Irish as St. Paddy's day celebrations take over the capital city. Here are nine golden opportunities to go green, from pub crawls and parties to a lively parade. St. Patrick’s Day at the Sacramento Library March 10 & 16 Take your bonny young lads and lasses to the Rio Linda Library on March 10 for a puppet show about three brothers and their comedic quest to catch a Leprechaun named Liam, hosted by the Puppet Company, an acclaimed Bay Area-based group that blends Irish folk tales with music. On March 16, the Arden-Dimick Library will host a science day with interactive stations for little Einsteins to perform experiments like transforming pots of gold into slime and making rainbow “explosions.” Rio...

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