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Inside the Issue 78

09/26/19

Inside the Issue 78

Inside the October/ November 2019 Issue   Get Sactown delivered to your door. Subscribe HERE!   Great New Bakeries Those lazy days of summer may be history, but with new bakeries popping up all over the region, there's no better time to loaf around. Whether you're a hard-core carbivore or simply have a soft spot for sweets, here are seven artisanal spots you "knead" to know about right now.    The Queen of Happiness Everyone's in pursuit of happiness, but how do you capture it? Nearly 11 years after being diagnosed with ALS, Cathy Speck is alive and kicking butt. As she spreads her colorful brand of hard-won optimism, the Davis resident shows us all how to live like you were dying, while...

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High-Voltage Art

09/26/19

High-Voltage Art

The Idea Drive around town and you’ll see hundreds of steel lattice structures, most of them far taller than the buildings that surround us. They’re called transmission towers and they hold the electrical lines that power our city. As infrastructure, they’re largely invisible to us. But what if a few of them became more than that? In Hungary, the country’s electrical system operator, MAVIR, constructed two massive towers that resemble court jesters. In Stockholm, the Swedish Royal Court is exploring ways to convert some of the city’s decommissioned towers into observation towers. Over in Buenos Aires, the artist collective Doma adapted an old tower to create a 148-foot-tall robot-shaped sculpture called Coloso (there’s even an app that allows...

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Arch de Triumph

09/26/19

Arch de Triumph

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } And then there were three. A year after an international competition yielded the architecture team for the first new multimodal bridge on the Sacramento waterfront in nearly a century, we’re racing toward a final design for what could become an iconic new structure for the region—one that would make a powerful visual statement; one that would become a magnet for tourists and locals; one that generations of Sacramentans would look upon with pride. Or… it could be a complete dud. Such are the options before us. Let me explain. After the San Francisco-based firm T.Y. Lin International was selected to design the new span that will connect West Sacramento to the railyards, the talented lead architect for this...

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Best of the City 2019

09/26/19

Best of the City 2019

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } As they say, there must be something in the water here—Sacramento’s got it going on. From a cool moonlight hike to a cooling moo-less milkshake, from fiery hot street food to a fire-breathing street dragon, and from an Olympic-caliber butcheress to an Olympic-caliber aquatic center, here is our list of the places, people and things making big waves this year.  Written and reported by Hillary Louise Johnson, Tori Masucci Cummins, Jessica Rine, Melinda Welsh and Curtis Yee   Hippy-Chic Chick Molly Leary’s career as an influencer grew as organically as the oft-photographed bougainvillea outside her rustic Auburn home. Years ago, Leary left a job in tech to become a sales clerk in...

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Three international food fests to check out this October

09/24/19

Three international food fests to check out this October

Stay local, eat global. This October, get your fill at three international food festivals, doling out everything from Armenian lamb meatballs to glazed Greek doughnuts and Russian honey cakes filled with sweet cream. Sacramento Greek Festival Oct. 4-6 Started in 1963 and drawing about 10,000 attendees each year, this three-day festival in East Sacramento's Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is as venerable as it is delectable. A favorite offering is the Greek barbecue, where lamb chops and chicken skewers sizzle over charcoal after basking in a simple marinade of olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano. Get a caffeine kick with a cup of strong Greek coffee—known for its Herculean strength, the drink is brewed in a briki (a small pot) over heated sand—or...

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