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Local designers envision open-air greenhouse dining in the age of COVID

07/10/20

Local designers envision open-air greenhouse dining in the age of COVID

As restaurants try to navigate the changing rules of safe dining, one Sacramento design firm proposes a glass-half-open idea.

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A new playground for dogs and their pet humans to open in Sacramento

06/26/20

A new playground for dogs and their pet humans to open in Sacramento

You know the scene: A fenced-in, sunbaked dirt lot doubling as a dog park, with nary a hydrant nor a tree nor a patch of grass upon which rambunctious canines might take aim. Nevertheless, there are many of them running amok, so good-natured and grateful to be off leash among their fellow Fidos that the thought of something better than this barren plain would never cross their innocent minds. But soon, the earthly equivalent of a doggy nirvana will open in Sacramento. Mark and Kristin Minnie—owners of The Local Bark pet resort in Rancho Cordova and The Animal Den Pet Resort & Spa outside Tahoe Park—will launch The Local Bark Park at The Animal Den on Friday, July 3, as the city’s first membership-based pet recreation area. “People love giving their...

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Some Good News—Sactown Magazine Edition

05/22/20

Some Good News—Sactown Magazine Edition

As Stephen King once wrote, “There is no bad time for good news,” and with that, we’re happy to report that Sactown received some very good news recently. A few weeks back, we were thrilled to win Best City Magazine at the 68th annual Maggie Awards, as well as Best Cover for our 2019 “Best of the City” cover design. Then on Thursday, May 21, at the 2020 National City & Regional Magazine Awards, Sactown took home the Herb Lipson Award for Column Excellence. Named in tribute to the late, legendary publisher-owner of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, the recognition was for Sactown co-editor Rob Turner’s 2019 essays—one about reimagining the Sacramento Zoo; another concerning the renovation of the Community Center Theater; and the third...

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7 CSA produce boxes that bring the farm to your fork

05/20/20

7 CSA produce boxes that bring the farm to your fork

With restaurants struggling to turn a profit during the pandemic, the regional farms they rely on are also seeing their revenues dry up. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition expects a loss of $1.32 billion between March and May for farms and ranches that sell in local food markets. While the federal government rolls out plans to keep the food chain moving and Gov. Gavin Newsom expands his guidelines for restaurant reopenings, many valley farmers are turning to a community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, popularized in the 1980s, to sell their farm-fresh produce by the box via subscription. Nowadays, with some farms, you can even handpick your fruits and veg online without a subscription, and have them sent to your doorstep or to a designated pickup location. From...

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