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Leading Lady
Meet Anne Gust Brown: a straight-talking former corporate lawyer who won Jerry Brown’s heart before helping him win his historic third and fourth terms as governor. Go behind the scenes at the Capitol to learn how she is reinventing the role of California’s first lady—and quietly shaping the state's future along the way. 


Host of the Town
Nearly five decades after opening his first bar with 25-cent beers and hair down past his shoulders, Sacramento’s reigning restaurant emperor Randy Paragary is preparing to relaunch his flagship eatery. From his humble beginnings to his sprawling influence over two generations of culinary culture, get to know our city’s host with the most.



Riverfront Essay 
For years, the concept of a passenger train running from Old Sacramento to the Sacramento Zoo has been stalled by one obstacle after the next. Now is the time to get this wild idea back on track.





Riverfront Q&A
Architect Bruce Monighan, who took on the role of Sacramento’s Urban Design Manager in December, shares his vision for creating a distinctive regional style, from using steel shipping containers in architecture to attracting the next generation of downtown dwellers to building a city for the 22nd century.




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The City of Light meets the City of Trees when works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists from La Vie Moderne come to the Crocker; Lang Lang, Mamma Mia! and Peter Pan take center stage; Jerry Seinfeld and Paula Poundstone bring the funny to the central city





A husband-and-wife duo unveils their restaurant, South, where classic fried chicken meets new-school flavors; with its artisan, wood-fired pizzas, the new Federalist Public House offers a life of pie in midtown; Oak Park Brewing Co. joins the Sacramento beer boom




Why Not Here?

Cities like Paris, St. Louis and Seattle are instantly recognizable worldwide, not because of office buildings, but for iconic observation towers that scrape the sky. It’s time to top off Sacramento’s skyline with an architectural exclamation point.