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No Annexation Without Representation

The annex is the large edifice attached to the back of the Capitol. While the annex is being reimagined, legislators and staff will move into the building on the left (where the crane is). (Photo by…

Take a Covid-cautious joyride this fall with these drive-in, drive-thru events

Since Sacramento's traditional outdoor gatherings like concerts and movies in the park are on hold, venues and organizers have taken a cue from an American mainstay—drive-in theaters, steering toward car-centric experiences to ensure physical distancing. From al fresco movies for fall to a moonlit Día de los Muertos celebration with roadside memorials, rolling out has never been so entertaining.

After the Fall

Tresa Honaker started 2012 on a high note. The local aerial artist and the troupe she founded were performing to sold-out audiences, creating mesmerizing vignettes with bodies wrapped in billowing ribbon up to 60 feet in the air. Then a terrible accident during practice left her paralyzed below her mid-spine, suddenly grounding the life-long dancer. But Honaker refused to stay down, and eight years later, her troupe is still going strong and so is she, having forged a new identity as a competitive athlete. This is the story of one woman’s life-changing fall and her life-affirming rise.

SF Giants Assistant Coach Alyssa Nakken

On the evening of July 20, San Francisco Giants assistant coach Alyssa Nakken coolly jogged out to first base in an exhibition game against the Oakland A’s. There were no fans in the stands to cheer her, but the world was watching as she became the first woman to coach on the field in a Major League Baseball matchup. The historic moment was the second, in fact, for the former Sacramento State softball star, who was anointed as the first full-time female coach in the major leagues in January. Here, the Woodland native talks about breaking down barriers, coaching in the age of the coronavirus, and trading the turf for the surf in her off time.

Lights, Camera ... Action

At first, the computer screen looked like any other Zoom meeting waiting to start—the hosts monitored attendees as they logged in and people in little boxes watched other people in little boxes texting on their phones. But as soon as…

Mayor, Redefined

What does it mean to be a mayor? It turns out the answer isn’t so black-and-white. For a hundred years, Sacramentans have hemmed and hawed about whether or not a “strong mayor” system will help or hurt us. In November, we have a chance to push our city forward. Here’s why it’s more important than ever to vote yes for a strong mayor.

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