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Designs Within Reach 2014

Designs Within Reach 2014

Thanks to some big thinkers and talented designers, our region’s architectural profile is poised to rise in the next few years, both literally and figuratively. Here’s a preview of some of our faves.

Spin City

Spin City

From the foothills to the flatlands, check out 10 of the best two-wheeled treks where novice cyclists, seasoned mountain bikers and every outdoor adventurer in between can pedal into action.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

For three action-packed years, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief speechwriter had a front-row seat to the biggest show in Sacramento. For the first time, he opens up about the art of writing for one of the most colorful characters in California history.

Cool Companies 2013

Cool Companies 2013

When big shots from Silicon Valley to Hollywood to Dubai want to push the envelope in design, fashion, entertainment and advertising, where do they look? Meet five Sacramento start-ups that are helping the capital city get down to business.

Trigger Effect

Trigger Effect

On a clear blue day on January 17, 1989, a man whose peripatetic life included years as a troubled Sacramento youth walked calmly onto a playground in Stockton and shot 35 small children, killing five. in the span of only a few minutes, the act marked the first mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Today, 25 years later—and one year after the massacre at Newtown—these once-unthinkable tragedies have become terrifyingly familiar as citizens and political leaders from Sacramento to Washington, D.C, choose sides in the wrenching fight over the future of guns in America.

Finding His Religion

Finding His Religion

Essayist Richard Rodriguez on his new book, exploring the world’s religions, and the inherent contradictions between his Catholic faith and his sexuality.

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

How did an Indian teenager who arrived in America with $50 in his pocket become the entrepreneur who saved the Kings? For Vivek Ranadivé, it came down to innovation, teamwork, toughness—and a vision for Sacramento that's far bigger than basketball.

Born to Run

Born to Run

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A buzzy new movie about coffee makes its Sacramento debut

A buzzy new movie about coffee makes its Sacramento debut

With Sacramento Specialty Coffee Week in full swing, here’s another buzzy event to add to the list of must-dos: the Sacramento premiere of A Film About Coffee. This “sumptuous new documentary is a global, caffeinated, highly personal Jiro Dreams of Sushi for coffee lovers,”...

Sacramento dessert pros to make dinner at hot-ticket Sweet & Savory event

Sacramento dessert pros to make dinner at hot-ticket Sweet & Savory event

A limited number of tickets go on sale Monday for Sweet & Savory, an intimate new tasting event in which five of the region’s best pastry chefs and chocolatiers will converge to provide a uniquely flavorful dining experience for a good cause. The downtown dining hot spot Mother will...