Inside Issue 81


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Spring Forward
Social distancing takes on a whole new meaning with this update of our 2014 guide to 10 great bike trails around the region. Whether you’re looking for a two-wheeled version of a lazy stroll or the pedaling equivalent of climbing Everest, we’ve got your sweet spring ride mapped out, from an 8-mile sunset trek along the Sacramento River to an 11-mile roller-coaster adventure in Auburn and a 26-mile pastoral journey through Yolo farmland. So go ahead, take yourself out for a spin.


Live. Work. Create.
In 2015, an urban sanctuary was launched for local artists to live, work and create all under one roof. Five years later, downtown's pioneering Warehouse Artist Lofts is a kaleidoscope of creatives — from fashion designers to fire dancers — with one common truth among them: Home is where the art is. 


We spill the tea on Allspicery’s eight-ingredient, allergy-fighting elixir; Sacramento’s new film commissioner Jennifer West wants to bring more Hollywood magic to the capital city





Fondly remembering her mother’s Vietnamese feasts, with their pyramidal stacks of barbecued pork skewers and shrimp summer rolls, a local restaurateur brings a taste of home to midtown with Saigon Alley Kitchen & Bar.




Why Not Here?

Inspired by a design-forward arboreal observation tower in Denmark, the City of Trees should put on a beautiful trunk show of its own.