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Leading Lady

Leading Lady

From Anne Gust Brown’s days as a trailblazing executive at Gap to her work in Sacramento helping craft some of the biggest political milestones of the past decade, get to know the woman whose fierce intellect, pragmatism, candor and energy has quietly redefined what it means to be California’s first lady.

Changing Gears

Changing Gears

Sacramento has spent generations and untold billions of dollars building around the automobile. Now, with the area's bicycle culture booming and more American cities seeing the economic upside of planning for two wheels instead of four, our car-centric capital city finds itself at a crossroads. Here's how we can navigate the new path ahead and grow in the right direction.

The Rise and Rise of Alex Honnold

The Rise and Rise of Alex Honnold

As one of the world's most accomplished and record-breaking climbers, Carmichael native Alex Honnold has scaled sheer cliffs, both with and without ropes, and set new standards in fearlessness.

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.

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Influential chef-author Dan Barber coming to Sacramento for annual One Book program

Influential chef-author Dan Barber coming to Sacramento for annual One Book program

The Sacramento Public Library announced today that The Third Plate, by the James Beard Award-winning chef Dan Barber, has been chosen for its One Book program this year. The project, as the name suggests, prompts conversation about a specific topic each year as various groups throughout the...

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Massive food and wine fest serves it up for Make-A-Wish in Sacramento

Massive food and wine fest serves it up for Make-A-Wish in Sacramento

Savor a glass of wine—and a charitable spirit—at the 27th Annual Wine and Food Fest pouring into the Sacramento Convention Center on April 25. Presented by and benefiting the Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter, the festival invites guests to taste...

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