Inside the
June/
July 2018
Issue

 

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Best of the City 2018
The city's coolest pop-up jazz band, a farm-to-pint pear cider from the Delta, a Mexican watermelon margarita, churro ice cream cones, cherry blossom groves that we're tickled pink about, a cartographer who's putting us on the map, and more. Cue Julie Andrews, because we're about to share with you a few of our favorite things.

 

 


The Whole Earth Cataloguer
UC Davis professor Harris Lewin is about to launch one of the most audacious scientific ventures in human history—to map the DNA of every living thing on earth. The 10-year, $5 billion quest could result in the creation of a “Silicon Valley of agricultural science and biotechnology” right here at home. Oh, and it might save the planet, too.

Six Days in Sacramento
This spring, protesters filled the streets of the capital city following the shooting death of Stephon Clark by two police officers. From City Hall to Golden 1 Center to Clark's Meadowview neighborhood, emotions ran the gamut from anger to sorrow. Photojournalist Max Whittaker chronicled six key days of the marches and confrontations, capturing the moments that defined the aftermath.

 


Riverfront Essay
  With our new science center and planetarium finally breaking ground and connecting us with the stars, perhaps it's time to set our sights back down on Earth and reclaim our identity as a river city by building a waterfront park.

 


 


Riverfront Q&A​
Whether it's Wayne Manor in Batman Begins or Nikola Tesla's laboratory in The Prestige, set decorator Julie Ochipinti helps bring scenes to life one Victorian chandelier or top hat at a time. Currently the imaginative prop queen behind HBO's popular cross-genre series, Westworld, the Fair Oaks native talks about the challenge of navigating the show's historical and futuristic settings, getting the design bug at Sacramento thrift stores and how her Oscar nomination turned her into an overnight sensation.

 

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Coco's co-director/writer Adrian Molina gets animated talking about his Grass Valley family, the influence of his foothills upbringing and his movie's journey from inception to Oscar night; get ready to geek out at the inaugural Fandemic comic con; two amigos Steve Martin and Martin Short headline a wild and crazy evening at Golden 1 Center; the Sacramento Ballet's departing artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Crinne Binda save their last dance for George Balanchine

 



Dish
The contemporary steakhouse Echo & Rig offers meat and many more than two veg—from roasted cauliflower dusted with "brown sugar crack" to addictive portobello fries—at Downtown Commons; hopheads (and their pint-size kids) hop to SacYard; Allora lures seafood lovers to East Sacramento; savor the flavors of Oaxaca at Mezcalito in Rocklin



 


Why Not Here?
The views from the top of the Tower Bridge are definitely worth the climb. Let's help both residents and visitors take in the sights and turn our local landmark into a global attraction.