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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

A Winters Tale

A Winters Tale

As the son of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Craig McNamara grew up in the presence of presidents and others who helped shape our world. Now, from his organic walnut farm in Winters, he’s shaping the future of our state by trying to feed the millions of Californians who don’t have enough to eat, and by nurturing the next generation of farmers. Oh, and by helping his son grow hops for really cool Sacramento craft beer.

Morning Stars

Morning Stars

When the weekend rolls around, we like to play our own version of the hunger games, seeking out our favorite meal of them all—brunch. In our latest quest, we tracked down sweet ’n’ savory chicken and waffles in Davis, a magnificent mango-stuffed French toast in Roseville, perfect pumpkin bacon pancakes in midtown, and a tangy Welsh rarebit omelet downtown, along with dozens of other egg-cellent dishes. So, top of the morning (or afternoon) to you, Sacramento—here’s our region’s best of the brunch. Let the games begin!

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Midtown Farmers Market gets into Second Saturday spirit

Midtown Farmers Market gets into Second Saturday spirit

Sacramento's long-standing arts and culture tradition known as Second Saturday has added a new culinary component befitting of America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. Starting April 12 through November, on the second Saturday of every month, the Midtown Farmers Market will add a new...

New 'cue: Fahrenheit 250 opens today on Folsom Blvd.

New 'cue: Fahrenheit 250 opens today on Folsom Blvd.

There’s a new eatery in town for barbecue lovers: Fahrenheit 250 opens tonight near Sacramento State, filling the space once occupied by Bisla’s Sports Bar. Fahrenheit 250 is the brainchild of co-owners and cousins Ray Lettini and Gino Sardo, who took over ownership of...