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A Viral Sensation

When Dr. Richard Corsi floated an idea on Twitter for a highly effective, inexpensive, DIY air purifier to help lower the risk of Covid, his light-bulb moment went viral in the best possible way. Now many of America’s top scientists—and even the White House—are touting the invention, and people all over the planet are thinking inside the box.

Word Play

One Sacramento youth literacy group, 916 Ink, is turning the traditional rules of reading and writing upside down. That means prioritizing story over structure, publication over perfection, and joy over judgment. And realizing that every flame of creativity starts with a spark.

Thiebaud: A Celebration

Five months after Wayne Thiebaud passed away, the Crocker Art Museum is mounting a retrospective of the artist’s career. The museum’s chief curator Scott A. Shields gives us a tour of 10 of the 117 pieces in the exhibition, and lends his perspective on Sacramento’s “patron saint of painters.”

16 Fun Food Festivals in 2022

After a long pandemic pause, harvest fairs are back and bursting with all the varied flavors of Northern California’s farm-fresh bounty. From pear pies in Courtland to asparagus ice cream in Stockton and mandarin-topped pizza in Auburn, here’s our guide to a year’s worth of produce-packed feast-ivals. Your fruitful journey awaits.

A Life of Crime (the Perfectly Legal Kind)

John Lescroart became an “overnight” success at 45, and the Davis author has since published 19 New York Times best-selling legal thrillers, with his 30th novel due out soon. Meet the man with his ink-stained finger on the pulse of American crime stories.

Get a Room!

  GGiven the quarantine requirements and economic downturn of the last two years, the global pandemic seems like the oddest era for local hotel development to build momentum, but nevertheless, Sacramento currently finds itself amidst a thunderous hotel boom. Just…

Double Vision

Following their Sacramento-centric HGTV home design series, Mash-Up Your Home, Colossus Mfg is also rebranding Broadway’s Tower District.

A Star Is Born

Nearly 15 years in the making, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity is ready to open a portal to both the past and the future on the banks of the Sacramento River, pairing a historic 1912 power station with Northern California’s most advanced planetarium.

The New Golden Age

On weekends, they abandon their respective vocations and venture far up into the storied Sierra foothills and far back in time—circa 1849—dodging rattlesnakes, poison oak and the stink-eyed gazes of seasoned treasure hunters as they transform into passionate modern-day prospectors.

Getting Back on Track

Five years ago, Sacramento Regional Transit was on the verge of derailing. Riders felt unsafe, staff morale was low, and the agency was flat broke. Then Henry Li stepped in. He cut costs, launched innovative programs targeting climate change, equity and customer service, and built a $30 million reserve—leading him to be named, effectively, America’s public transit CEO of the year in 2019. But when Covid hit, ridership plunged, a key funding mechanism was pulled from the ballot, and now the future of commuting is a looming question mark. Whether you ride public transit or not, his decisions will affect your commute, the air you breathe and, in many ways big and small, the future of Sacramento. Henry Li is now arriving.

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