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Choco Loco

“It’s like a symphony in your mouth.” That is how Ahmed Eita, head pastry chef and owner of Rick’s Dessert Diner, describes his Chocolate Indulgence Torte, which has been on the midtown dessert destination’s menu since 2005. Indeed, each bite…

Happy 101

Sacramento State’s first-ever professor of happiness unlocks the mysteries surrounding what is arguably the holy grail of human emotion. As Prof. Meliksah Demir explains, the path to joy is a winding road and the journey requires a bit of effort, but in the end, we all have the tools we need to find our happy place.

Q&A with Anne Stausboll

In 2018, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and then-West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon launched the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change to develop a comprehensive strategy for helping their cities achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Anne Stausboll, the retired CEO of CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), was tapped to lead the effort. In addition to heading up the largest public pension fund in the United States from 2009 to 2016, she served a decade as chair of the Boston-head-quartered nonprofit Ceres, which seeks to combat climate change through financial markets. The 19-person climate commission presented its findings to the Sacramento City Council last August, unanimously adopting a report Stausboll calls “ambitious” in its recommendations.

Pizzasaurus Rex roars into Sacramento

Midtown’s newest pizza joint, Pizzasaurus Rex, will be joining Sacramento’s crust-aceous era when it opens on Saturday, Jan. 16, in the former Sticky Gator BBQ space at K and 24th streets. “We had been playing around with much more serious…

The Call of the Wild

Our region is a hiker’s paradise, but the one part that isn’t so heavenly is the pitiful state of restroom pit stops. One Colorado group has engineered a dignified solution.

Sactown's Most Popular Stories of 2020

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Our rearview mirror may not be rose-colored, but many of the standout discoveries that emerged from the pre-vaccine blur are still proving relevant now that 2021 is underway. Without further ado—drumroll, please—we present Sactown’s…

Once Upon a Time in Mezcalifornia

For centuries, mezcal—the ancient intoxicant steeped in Mexican tradition—has sprouted almost exclusively from the vast agave farms south of our border. But one Yolo County hobbyist farmer believes that climate change, of all things, has the potential to spur a California version of the storied spirit to take root right here. And despite extraordinary odds, he might just get his day in the sun.

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