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Ready for Prime Time

Ready for Prime Time

Forty years after his first break at KCRA, Lester Holt was tapped this summer for the top spot in American broadcast journalism—the anchor of "NBC Nightly News." Here’s how “Lightning Bolt Holt” guided his career from the streets of Rancho Cordova to the heart of Rockefeller Center.

Sactown's Best BBQ

Sactown's Best BBQ

Linda Katehi Leans In

Linda Katehi Leans In

Four years after UC Davis police pepper-sprayed student protesters, chancellor Linda Katehi has not only strived to build stronger ties with her campus community, but her hyper-ambitious plans to transform UCD into one of the top 10 schools in America—and maybe help save the planet while doing it—finds her building an entirely new legacy for her university, and for herself.

The Art of the Matter

The Art of the Matter

When a sculpture by world-renowned artist Jeff Koons was selected in March as the centerpiece of the plaza outside the new downtown arena, it triggered an explosion of controversy--and an unprecedented opportunity for civic leaders and local artists to influence the future of public art in Sacramento. Here’s how they are attempting to work together to shepherd this nuanced and often heated debate, and how they’re racing against the clock to do it. Can they pull it off?

What's Her Excuse?

What's Her Excuse?

In 2012, an Elk Grove mother of three caused a social media stir with a single Facebook post. By 2013, that post went viral, transforming Maria Kang into a polarizing figure at the center of a national debate on obesity and fitness. With a new book out and her nascent “no excuses” movement growing, she’s grabbing the spotlight again. Is she helping or hurting? It’s more complicated than you might think.

Host of the Town

Host of the Town

Ever since opening his first bar back in 1969, Randy Paragary has personified the nightlife and dining scene in Sacramento. As Paragary prepares to reopen his flagship eatery, the godfather of good times looks back on five decades of food, music, décor—and even hair.

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.

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

In this week’s dining news, a new chicken wing food truck takes to the streets, a candy store opens its doors in Arden-Arcade, a build-your-own-pizza chain readies to launch two locations in Sacramento, and a popular local coffee shop spills the beans on three new projects. Plus,...

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Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

It's official: The Barn—that swoopy, undulating pavilion rising on West Sacramento's River Walk just past Raley Field—is opening to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday, July 22), along with a long-awaited announcement: Drake's...

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