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New architect announced for bridge on the Sacramento River

10/31/18

New architect announced for bridge on the Sacramento River

The Sacramento River’s first new span in generations took a significant leap forward today, and depending on the outcome of the design process, the region could get its first iconic crossing since the Tower Bridge opened in 1935. This morning, city officials from Sacramento and West Sacramento gathered at the Sacramento water intake structure to announce the new architect for the planned replacement of the 107-year-old I Street Bridge. The new $172 million bridge will be constructed north of the existing span, connecting West Sacramento’s C Street to the railyards on the eastern side of the river. T.Y. Lin International of San Francisco was selected as the architect. The company, founded in 1954 by Chinese-American structural...

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The region's first cat cafe will soon open in Davis

10/22/18

The region's first cat cafe will soon open in Davis

Hello, kitty. Adopting the recent Asian trend that has been picking up steam stateside, the region’s first pet cafe, The Pawrlor, is aiming to open in downtown Davis this November.  The cafe will be housed in a 1,300-square-foot converted cottage and will host furry felines in the lounge area, which will be outfitted with sofas and desks, as well as wall mounts for the kitties to climb and a communal shelf stocked with books, board games and pet toys. (Like their Asian counterparts, there is a fee to play with the cats. Reservations for the cat lounge will cost $15 per hour, and include a cup of drip coffee.) In between cuddling with the kitties—which are all adoptable via Front Street and Yolo County animal...

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New movie series pairs free flicks with gourmet snacks

10/11/18

New movie series pairs free flicks with gourmet snacks

Duck fat popcorn and free movie nights? Yes, please. A new weekly series called Popcorn Culture is offering up gratis film screenings and chef-made snacks, and it's getting into the spooky spirit with Halloween-themed films during the month of October. Every Tuesday night this month at Oak Park’s Guild Theater, Popcorn Culture, which was started in September by Sacramento-based entertainment group Hall of Fame (HOF), will host a screening of a fright flick, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scary Movie and the 1978 version of Halloween. And for your snack attacks, the group works with local chefs to craft specialty goodies for events—most recently Oak Park-based chef Rasheed Amedu, who produces pop-up dinners under the moniker...

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Sactown Magazine wins two Folio Awards in NYC

10/10/18

Sactown Magazine wins two Folio Awards in NYC

We’re thrilled to announce that last night, at a ceremony in New York, Folio magazine, the country's largest trade publication for our industry, handed out its annual Folio Awards, and Sactown won in two categories. One award was for best cover design for last year’s Oct/Nov issue touting our guide to Apple Hill on the front. The award recognizes “outstanding design of a magazine cover as measured in typography, composition, color, balance, immediacy." The photograph of the featured apple pie caramel apple from Abel's Apple Acres was taken by Max Whittaker, and the hand-lettering was done by Emilee Rudd, who also made this beautiful two-minute video about the behind-the-scenes process. The other award was for best essay for our...

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