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Zip-line, rock climb and sip craft beer at new outdoor adventure park

01/04/18

Zip-line, rock climb and sip craft beer at new outdoor adventure park

Imagine sitting on a sandy beach near the cooling spray of a rushing waterfall. Zip lines whiz overhead and fellow adventurers scale granite walls or lounge in slow-moving paddleboats. This scene may conjure thoughts of a resort in Costa Rica or another exotic locale, but it also describes a new five-and-a-half-acre outdoor theme park in Rocklin. Quarry Park Adventures, set to open on Memorial Day weekend, will feature attractions like a three-level aerial ropes course, rock climbing stations and 2,800 feet of zip lines that can reach speeds of over 30 miles per hour. At Quarry Kids’ Kove, little ones ages 4 to 10 will find over 30 challenges, from balance beams and cargo nets to zip lines scaled to their size. Nearby, there’s a free-fall attraction...

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Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2017

12/28/17

Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2017

What a year it’s been! In 2017, we explored the city’s hottest new hoods, told the story behind Greta Gerwig’s buzzy film Lady Bird and introduced our loyal readers to everything from a new Mad Men-era hotel to a new Goonies-era cafe. So before we count down to 2018 (here are some New Year’s Eve party ideas, if you're looking), let’s take a look back and count down to Sactownmag.com’s 10 most popular stories from the past year, including the "cool" news that made No. 1. The envelope, please... 10. Exclusive: New cart-service restaurant and bar to open downtown this spring In September, a new restaurant and bar called Tiger announced its upcoming opening in downtown Sacramento, with a unique dining concept in...

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Downtown Century movie theater to reopen tonight

12/22/17

Downtown Century movie theater to reopen tonight

Just in time for Christmas weekend, Cinemark’s new Century DoCo and XD movie theater will open tonight, Friday, Dec. 22 at Downtown Commons, the burgeoning entertainment district surrounding the Golden 1 Center.  Formerly known as Century Downtown Plaza 7, the complex closed January 11, 2016 to make way for construction of the arena and DoCo. Nearly two years later, moviegoers will be able to step inside a renovated space with two levels of auditoriums and concession stands. The theater will open with seven screens (two more will launch in early 2018) capable of 3-D showings and featuring enhanced audio, including a Cinemark XD large-format auditorium with 228 seats. Century DoCo will also feature oversized recliners and will be the first...

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Local graphic designer puts Sacramento neighborhoods on the map—literally

12/14/17

Local graphic designer puts Sacramento neighborhoods on the map—literally

Oak Park. Gardenland. Colonial Heights. Strawberry Manor. “Sacramento has some pretty awesomely named neighborhoods,” says local graphic designer Amber Witzke, who debuted a new artistic map of the city in early December. “And I didn’t realize how many [neighborhoods] there were until I really got into this project.” There are 130 to be exact. And Witzke—who herself lives in midtown and is a senior art director at Un/common advertising agency—became familiar with each of their borders over the past few weeks as she created the black-and-white map that pays homage to her hometown. Click here to zoom in on the map. “I have seen other cities—New York, Paris, San Francisco—with these types of maps calling...

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