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The Game Changer

How did an Indian teenager who arrived 
in America with $50 
in his pocket become the entrepreneur who saved the Kings? For Vivek Ranadivé, it came down to innovation, teamwork, toughness—and a vision for Sacramento that’s far bigger than basketball. 


Finding His Religion
For his new book, renowned essayist Richard Rodriguez embarked on a spiritual quest around the world. What he discovered brought the Sacramento native back to the twin sanctuaries of his youth: the Sacred Heart church and the long-lost Alhambra Theatre.



Riverfront Essay 
A decade ago, Joe Genshlea envisioned a grand urban park downtown that would rival the biggest and best in America. A lack of political courage and leadership stopped it in its tracks. Here’s why we need to revive it, and
why there’s no time to waste. 





Riverfront Q&A
So it turns out that you can go home again. On the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which premieres in November, cast member Brandi Glanville does just that and returns for a visit to the capital city, where she was raised. The outspoken reality star opens up with typical candor and humor about her colorful childhood in South Sacramento, the ex-factor (former husband Eddie Cibrian and his wife LeAnn Rimes), and sex and dating at 40. 




riverfront qaPlay
Artist Joan Moment reflects on an upcoming Sacramento exhibit and six decades of adventurous art, including landing a solo exhibit at the Whitney Museum at age 36.






With Melt, Garrett McCord writes the book—literally—on mac and cheese, from traditional stovetop versions to modern takes that redefine the enduring comfort food (coconut cheese wontons, anyone?).




Why Not Here?

The Sacramento region exists largely because of its rivers, yet we still haven’t even skimmed the surface when it comes to connecting with them. So let’s take a cue from Tahoe and Portland,
which give their residents, tourists and schoolchildren a
window into the secret lives of their wild waterways.