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The Beer Lover’s Guide to Sacramento
Just in time for the fifth annual Sacramento Beer Week, go behind the scenes of the region’s brewing renaissance to meet the upstarts and old pros who are swiftly transforming the capital city into a beer mecca. From delicious day trips to doing it yourself, here’s how you can enjoy everything that Sacramento’s booming beer culture has to offer. 




Between the Lines
For three years as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief speechwriter, former Sacramento Bee reporter Gary Delsohn witnessed the governor’s turbulent reign from the inner circle at the State Capitol. Now, Delsohn looks back at the pressures, hazards and hilarity of his time putting words in the governor’s mouth.



Riverfront Essay 
The historic Capitol fountain has been standing sentry in front of our city’s most celebrated building since the 1920s, but governmental ineptitude and empty symbolism have kept the water from flowing for years. This is one drought that we can actually do something about.





Riverfront Q&A
With two rowdy hit singles, “Up All Night” and “Missin’ You Crazy,” under his cowboy belt, 28-year-old Dixon native Jon Pardi continues to make his mark on the country music scene with the release of his debut album, Write You a Song. The rising Nashville star talks about burning up the Billboard charts, touring with platinum-selling artists like Luke Bryan and proudly displaying his Central Valley roots in the Music City.





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When the Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic merged last July and formed the Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, the organization welcomed Rob Tannenbaum as its general director. With the first opera under his leadership premiering in February, the performing arts veteran talks about his experience running similar groups in Europe and his vision for making beautiful music in Sacramento this year and many more to come.





An all-star restaurant team launches a sushi-focused Japanese bistro in El Dorado Hills that keeps things pure and simple. 





Why Not Here?

In cities around the world, artists are using large building façades as blank canvases, transforming urban blocks into massive outdoor museums. With an abundance of local buildings that fit the bill, it’s time to curate our own civic gallery.