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Travel back in time during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

09/26/18

Travel back in time during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

Planes, trains and automobiles—and however else our River City forefathers got from point A to point B—will be the focus of this year's Sacramento Archives Crawl, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6.  In celebration of National Archives Month, the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Public Library and California State Library will showcase artifacts and photos centered around this year's theme "Going Places: A Journey Through Archives," highlighting how locals traveled during the 19th and 20th centuries, including by rail, car and boat.  The Center for Sacramento History will spotlight rare items related to Sacramento railroads in the 1800s such as...

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Bigger ice rink to debut in downtown Sacramento this winter

09/25/18

Bigger ice rink to debut in downtown Sacramento this winter

Winter in Sacramento is about to get a whole lot cooler.  Fall may have just arrived, but winter is just around the corner, which means hot cocoa, wonderfully ugly holiday sweaters and, of course, ice skating. And this November, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) will debut its newly redesigned rink at St. Rose of Lima Park at 7th and K streets for prime downtown gliding. Previously a 5,350-square-foot oval, the new and improved rink will be square with rounded corners—a shape that will better maximize the space, allowing for more skaters at one time. The new rink will be 6,800-square-feet, just shy of Rockefeller Center's rink, which clocks in at 7,200 square feet. In previous years, the small structures that housed the skate...

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Fruitful Endeavor

09/24/18

Fruitful Endeavor

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } Lemons have proven anything but sour for writer Karen Sanders-Betts and illustrator Hannah Howerton, the Roseville-based mother-daughter duo behind the new children’s book The Little Lemon That Leapt. Alliterative wordplay and bold, whimsical graphics tell the story of Lionel, a beanie-clad lemon who takes a risky leap off his tree to see the world. In his ensuing adventures, he encounters a handful of creatures engaged in uncharacteristic activities (like ballet-dancing buffalos and rock-climbing sloths). In the end, Lionel touts the message, “I choose weird,” which Sanders-Betts and Howerton hope discourages bullying by helping children accept their unique qualities. “We want kids...

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Get a peek behind the façade during three architecture tours this fall

09/24/18

Get a peek behind the façade during three architecture tours this fall

Did you know that the art from the Crocker is stored on the upper floors in case of a 100-year flood? Or that the Golden 1 Center's exterior is a nod to our status as the City of Trees? You may know the buildings, but chances are you don’t know the stories behind them. This fall, check out these three fascinating architectural tours that'll give you an inside look at some of our city's biggest landmarks. Crocker Art Museum The museum itself is on display during this guided tour, which focuses on the two distinct wings of the Crocker—the elegant 1872 mansion designed by Seth Babson (the same architect behind the Leland Stanford Mansion) and the 2010 expansion by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates—and takes place the first Sunday of each month, from May...

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Two local brothers transform instant ramen into a healthy, protein-packed meal

09/21/18

Two local brothers transform instant ramen into a healthy, protein-packed meal

With their new locally based venture Vite Ramen, twin brothers Tim and Tom Zheng are using their noodle and reimagining instant ramen, turning the convenient college meal into an equally convenient, but nutrient-rich option for health-conscious folks on the go.  Each package of ramen—which comes in three flavors, garlic pork, soy sauce chicken and vegan mushroom shio (sea salt)—will contain noodles made with wheat and quinoa flour, and will boast 27 grams of protein (roughly equal to a 4-ounce piece of rib eye) and 25 percent of a person’s daily essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and potassium. The siblings were inspired to develop Vite Ramen in 2017 during their senior year at UC Davis (Tim studied...

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