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Tower Bridge Dinner 2017

09/25/17

Tower Bridge Dinner 2017

On Sept. 26, over 800 guests gathered for the fifth annual Tower Bridge dinner to feast on a multicourse family-style meal prepared by many of the region's top chefs using ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Click on each image to expand it and scroll through the slideshow.

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Tickets for Hillary Clinton's Mondavi Center appearance sell out in a few short hours

09/18/17

Tickets for Hillary Clinton's Mondavi Center appearance sell out in a few short hours

The upcoming Oct. 9 appearance of Hillary Clinton at the Mondavi Center spawned an unprecedented event sellout on Friday, Sept. 15. The presale tickets for the former Secretary of State's Davis engagement—which is part of the book tour for her new memoir What Happened, which was released Sept. 12—were offered to Mondavi Center donors and subscribers, as well as UC Davis faculty, staff and students, on Friday at noon. By 4:30 p.m. the same day, all of the available tickets were spoken for, according to the venue's marketing director, Rob Tocalino, leaving no tickets leftover for the general public. (Tickets were scheduled to go on sale to the public at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21.) This marks the first time a Mondavi Center event has sold out during presale, says...

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Sactown magazine nominated for national Folio awards

09/15/17

Sactown magazine nominated for national Folio awards

Exciting news over here at Sactown HQ: We've been nominated for two 2017 national Folio awards! (Folio is the magazine for the magazine industry.) One nod is for Best Photography for senior contributing photographer Max Whittaker’s poignant and powerful photo essay “Troubled Waters” in the April/May issue, which chronicled the crisis at the Oroville Dam in February. View the photo essay here. Sactown is also nominated for Best Illustration for Leif Jones’ extraordinary portrait of author Kim Stanley Robinson in “The Man Who Fell From Earth” (below) in the Feb/March issue. Link to the full story here. The winners will be announced at the Folio Awards on Oct. 11 in New York City. ...

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Glowing gourds will light up Auburn at the region’s inaugural Pumpkin Nights

09/08/17

Glowing gourds will light up Auburn at the region’s inaugural Pumpkin Nights

Something wickedly cool this way comes. From Oct. 13-29, the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn will be alight with the spooky glow of over 3,000 hand-carved foam jack-o’-lanterns at the region’s first annual Pumpkin Nights festival. Revelers can meander through a half-mile of pathways in the Halloweentown, stopping at areas set to themed music, like the Great Pumpkin Reef with mermaids and illuminated blue pumpkins carved with shapes of underwater creatures like starfish and sea horses; the Día de los Muertos set with sugar skulls and a strumming pumpkin mariachi band; and Rum River Pirates with skeletal swashbucklers waving cutlasses and palm trees made from pumpkins. Harry Potter fans can take selfies at Pumpkin Passage, inspired by the Great Hall at Hogwarts...

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