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Coliseum as Canvas

Coliseum as Canvas

Three Northern California artists are adorning the new arena with their takes on humor, beauty, sports and the Sacramento Valley’s natural landscape

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

For the plaza outside the new Kings arena, Sacramento pulled out all the stops and spent $8 million to land Jeff Koons’ sculpture "Coloring Book" in what was the art world equivalent of a No. 1 draft pick—expensive and potentially game-changing. Here’s the behind-the-scenes look at how fate, fortunes and family connections came together to make it possible.

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

After two NCAA division titles, two Olympic gold medals and eight seasons as the Sacramento Monarchs’ original franchise player, Ruthie Bolton, aka “Mighty Ruthie,” faces down the biggest challenge of her life. And it isn’t on a basketball court.

The ABCs of Merrin Dungey

The ABCs of Merrin Dungey

A veteran of ABC shows like "Once Upon a Time" and "Alias," actress Merrin Dungey will return to the alphabet network this fall to co-star in the new legal drama "Conviction." The Rio Americano alum talks about growing up in Citrus Heights as a Charlie’s Angel, her motto “no cuts, no buts, no coconuts,” and that time she accepted a secret mission from J.J. Abrams.

Flash in the Pan

Flash in the Pan

The World Gold Panning Championships are coming to town. Here's how you can become a modern-day miner and find all that glitters.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Sacramento, class is in session. Whether you want to learn how to surf or sail, fly-fish or fly a plane, craft a cocktail or a cocktail table, we’ve found teachable moments all over town. Got skills? Here are 50 fun ways to add more arrows to your quiver (literally--our how-to list includes archery lessons). Let us edutain you!

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

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Liquidology and Vibe Health Bar join forces to open new shops throughout the region

Liquidology and Vibe Health Bar join forces to open new shops throughout the region

Sacramentans will soon have tasty new ways to eat their vegetables (and fruit), with Oak Park’s Vibe Health Bar and East Sacramento’s Liquidology rebranding and joining forces to launch health cafes throughout the region. Brandon Brodzky, who owns Vibe Health Bar with UFC fighter...

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Grange Restaurant & Bar reopens with fresh new design details and updated menus

Grange Restaurant & Bar reopens with fresh new design details and updated menus

As downtown Sacramento’s landscape changes, its restaurants are also evolving. On the ground floor of the Citizen Hotel, Grange Restaurant & Bar—which opened in 2009 and has since become a local favorite for farm-to-fork fare and craft cocktails—closed its doors for full...

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