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Meet Me at the Bank

THE HISTORIC D.O. MILLS BANK BUILDING at 629 J St. was built in 1912, but for decades its vaults have been closed. That will change sometime later this summer when the building reopens as...

Shooting for Heaven

In March, Northern California native Charleton Churchill, 42, became the first wedding photographer to shoot a wedding ceremony above Everest Base Camp. He spoke with Sacramento Magazine just weeks before leaving for Mount Everest...

This Little Piggy Goes to the Market

There's a wonderfully sarcastic but poignant meme currently making the internet rounds: “I’m glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes. It’s really come in handy this parallelogram season.”Almost everybody can...

The Dating Game

In some ways, dating has never been easier, mostly thanks to technology. Don’t have a date? Swipe right and find a last-minute match. Don’t know what to do? Here, let me Google that for...

More Than Just Drinking

THE BAR, THE PUB, the club—call it what you will, but the universal name of the game will always be liquor, wine, beer, alcohol. That’s why we go: to drink, and unless your local...

Commuter Chronicles: Transportation

Commuter Chronicles: The Vanpooler, The Rail Rider and The Car-Free CommuterThe VanpoolerTwenty years ago, Jack Corbett took a job with UC Davis and moved his family to Grass Valley. He knew it would be...

Getting Around Without a Car

Commuter Chronicles: Getting Around Without a CarWhen we’re behind the wheel of a car, we become the worst version of ourselves, yelling and cursing at every slow driver or missed blinker. And yet we...

Commuter Chronicles: Road Rage

Road Rage: Sacramento's Worst Vehicular Logjams1. Yolo Causeway This 3.2-mile stretch of elevated highway viaduct on I-80 crosses the Yolo bypass floodplain, but it’s also something of a funnel for westbound traffic merging from I-5,...

Commuter Chronicles: The Man Behind the Traffic Lights

It’s the part of traffic we never see. Oh, but it sees us.Telecommunication engineer Ryan Billeci is friendly, even unassuming behind the desk from which he mans the helm at Sacramento’s Traffic Operations Center.Alongside...

Commuter Chronicles: Her Job: Keeping You Out of Traffic

Her Job: Keeping You Out of TrafficKCRA 3 morning traffic reporter Jaclyn Dunn is a self-proclaimed traffic nerd. But that doesn’t mean she likes sitting in traffic with the rest of us. “I lose...

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