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The Sacramento Coffee Lover's Guide
The capital city’s coffee culture has come a long way since the days when Gold Rush pioneers cooked up raw beans by the riverside. From amazing latte art to classes for connoisseurs to the city’s roasters with the mostest, get the buzz on the innovators who are turning Sacramento into one of the nation’s hot spots for specialty coffee—and discover how and where you can savor your own perfect cup. 



Here He Builds
The governor of California lives in one of his loft projects; the mayor of West Sacramento is moving into one of his townhomes. Even Barack Obama dropped by his office en route to the presidency. The scion of one of Sacramento’s most prominent power couples, developer Mark Friedman is now stepping onto center court, hoping to shape the way we live and play through forward-thinking design, starting with the city’s highest-profile building since the State Capitol. Meet our city’s newest game changer.



Riverfront Essay 
For decades, Sacramento’s political leaders have watched windows of opportunity slam shut as they talk until they’re blue in the face. Now we have a chance to let our current and future mayors do exactly what we elect them to do—lead.





Riverfront Q&A
Three years after her breakthrough performance in Crazy, Stupid, Love, Analeigh Tipton is revisiting matters of the heart this fall as the star of the new ABC comedy Manhattan Love Story. The 25-year-old actress and America’s Next Top Model alum talks about being in a New York state of mind, bonding with Steve Carell over figure skating, and getting the film bug at St. Francis High School.




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From his studio in Sacramento, illustrator and animator Pascal Campion draws from everyday moments in his own life to create extraordinary works of art for clients like Marvel and Disney.







As Sacramento’s first family of Chinese food prepares for the 75th anniversary of its flagship restaurant Frank Fat’s, delicious—and bittersweet—changes are in the air.





Why Not Here?

In densely populated cities around the country, public parks are highly treasured, but new green space is hard to find. That’s why more cities are starting to look up.