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Bruce Monighan Q&A

Bruce Monighan Q&A

Designs Within Reach 2014

Designs Within Reach 2014

Thanks to some big thinkers and talented designers, our region’s architectural profile is poised to rise in the next few years, both literally and figuratively. Here’s a preview of some of our faves.

Glass Act

Glass Act

“Obviously, to begin our life with our innovation lab at the same time we’re working with Google’s innovation lab—which is by far one of the premier innovation labs in the country—was really exciting,” McGrann says. “What we learned was that we had a lot to bring to the table.”

Catalyst for Change

Catalyst for Change

The recent design competition to reinvigorate Capitol Mall is a big step in the right direction. But now that the ideas are on the table, let’s make sure we’re viewing the situation from the right vantage point (preferably a high one).

A Competitive Spirit

A Competitive Spirit

A novel concept behind the new arena campaign (public input) and a strategy for a revamped Capitol Mall (a design competition) are steps in the right direction toward great civic design. But they’re just a start.

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

When a Napa vintner moved to Amador County, she wanted to live in a space that blended seamlessly with the surrounding rolling vineyards and her busy lifestyle. With the help of two Sacramento architects, her Three Leaf House became a one-of-a-kind home.

Coyote Beautiful

Coyote Beautiful

The founder of Dos Coyotes Border Café created his home like any good chef prepares a gourmet meal—completely from scratch, served with warmth and color, and filled with distinctive flavors. And, in this case, one very important ingredient: Sage.

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

We’ve got the lowdown on new restaurant openings from Woodland to Roseville and one East Sacramento Mexican eatery that revamped its menu and interior after closing from a fire last year. Plus, a cool new cheese shop debuts in Nevada City and a "big sexy" new brewery plans to open...

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Coveted Tower Bridge Farm-to-Fork Gala dinner tickets expected to sell out fast

Coveted Tower Bridge Farm-to-Fork Gala dinner tickets expected to sell out fast

Tickets for the third annual Farm-to-Fork Gala dinner, which will return to the Tower Bridge on Sept. 27, go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 20. Oliver Ridgeway, executive chef of Grange Restaurant & Bar, and Ravin Patel, executive chef of Selland Family Restaurants (which includes Ella,...

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