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Local architecture firm creates fantastical vision for connecting downtown to the waterfront

11/08/18

Local architecture firm creates fantastical vision for connecting downtown to the waterfront

In his State of Downtown address back in January, Mayor Darrell Steinberg voiced his desire to help transform the city’s waterfront into the destination that we've always wanted it to be. “It’s time to stop imagining and to start doing,” he said. That notion resonated with the creative team at the local office of architecture firm LPA which had already been mulling over such questions, and the firm has answered with some big, creative ideas—including bold (and they say entirely doable) plans for an amphitheater and a pedestrian bridge that could alter downtown’s landscape, extending the energy of the central city’s renaissance to the Old Sacramento Waterfront. LPA turned loose its team in a purely speculative...

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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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