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Creative ways to get in gear during National Bike Month

05/03/18

Creative ways to get in gear during National Bike Month

It's Bike Month here in Sacramento, with special rides and events all across the county. Here are a few creative ways to help get yourself in gear. Crocker Art Museum May 3 Take an evening ride out to the Crocker Art Museum for a special screening of the 1979 movie Breaking Away. Written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates, this coming of age film tells the story of Dave, a teenager who dreams of becoming a professional cyclist in spite of his small town upbringing. Together with his friends, Dave is determined to win a race held by the local university, but things may not be as easy as they seem. Winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the film continues to serve as an inspiration for aspiring riders. The Crocker will provide free bike...

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The Big Day of Giving aims to set new fundraising record this Thursday

05/01/18

The Big Day of Giving aims to set new fundraising record this Thursday

Christmas will come early this year to hundreds of worthy Sacramento-area nonprofits as the fifth annual Big Day of Giving (BDOG) will begin at midnight this Thursday, May 3, and end 24 hours later at 11:59 p.m. This year, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, BDOG's coordinator, aims to set a new record by raising over $7.2 million for more than 580 local organizations, including groups like the Save the American River Association, My Sister’s House, Front Street Animal Shelter, Sacramento Children’s Home, River City Food Bank and many more. Last year, in addition to taking donations online, the foundation started organized dozens of events in the area, ranging from pancake breakfasts to Drag Queen Bingo...

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Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

04/19/18

Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

The ripple effect of Golden 1 Center continues to expand as one of downtown’s most promising blocks is set to get another boost with the massive renovation of a long-neglected structure and the addition of a fast-growing local tech firm. This afternoon, Sacramento-based real estate group Cassadyne Properties submitted plans to redevelop the former American Savings building at 8th and K streets. The three-story edifice, which has sat empty for about a decade, is being acquired from the city of Sacramento for $1.7 million. Owned by husband-and-wife partners Robert Rodriguez and Grietje Reuter, Cassadyne already manages six residential buildings in midtown. Rodriguez plans to relocate his primary business, Cambria Solutions, from the MARRS complex to the new site in early 2019,...

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A new tech art show will light up Sacramento this summer

04/17/18

A new tech art show will light up Sacramento this summer

A new art show and two-day showcase, titled Light.wav, will highlight tech art in downtown Sacramento this summer. Set to take place on June 15 and 16, Light.wav was conceived by Alex Trujillo, a local multimedia artist and founder of the locally based digital and sound projection company Visao Media, to help build the region's digital art community and to show the city what's possible in this medium. He participated in last year's public ArtStreet installation with his popular interactive piece ZSpace, which used angled mirrored stainless steel strips, LED animations and low-frequency sounds to create a fragmented version of the viewer (see above). "I think there are endless possibilities to [tech art]," says Trujillo, citing one of his recent pieces that...

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