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The Golden Age
This fall marks a season of change for the Kings and our city, with the hotly anticipated opening of the $557 million Golden 1 Center. From the jumbotron that lives up to its name to the elevated sports fare (duck fat fries and wood-fired pizza, anyone?) and gleaming façade, we help you get to know the new arena inside out. Let the games begin!



Coloring Outside the Lines
For the plaza outside the new Kings arena, Sacramento pulled out all the stops and spent $8 million to land Jeff Koons’ sculpture Coloring Book. Here’s the behind-the-scenes look at how fate, fortunes and family connections came together to make it possible.


A Mighty Heart
After two NCAA division titles, two Olympic gold medals and eight seasons as the Sacramento Monarchs’ original franchise player, Ruthie Bolton, aka “Mighty Ruthie,” faces down the biggest challenge of her life. And it isn’t on a basketball court.



Riverfront Essay
  The Sacramento City Council is about to weigh in on the future of an expanded convention center, and they’re perilously close to making the wrong call. But it’s not too late for the powers that be to consider some conventional wisdom.



Riverfront Q&A
Veteran reporter Chris Nichols is taking no prisoners as he heads up PolitiFact California, which launched in the capital city last fall under the aegis of media partner Capital Public Radio. Local lawmakers be warned: there’s a new sheriff in town, and if you’re a liar, your pants are going to be on fire.



Once Upon a Time and Alias alum Merrin Dungey talks about getting a secret mission from J.J. Abrams, how to throw a tentacle with conviction, and how playacting as a girl in Citrus Heights readied her for her new ABC series.



Saddle Rock, Sacramento’s first restaurant, rises from the ashes of history, reinvented by a new generation of culinary pioneers. It’s time to reconsider the oyster, among other delectations of Gold Rush gastronomy.




Why Not Here?

In cities like Seattle and Boston, artists are creating temporary sidewalk designs that are only revealed when it rains. With winter in our sights, let’s have our own rainy day fun.