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Commuter Chronicles

There are 253 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads at any given time, and while you know—you know—they can’t all possibly be on the Capital City Freeway on a Thursday afternoon, it sure...

Cocktails in a Can

Ryan Seng, 41, had been a bartender his entire adult life, most recently at Sacramento’s Grange, until he worked himself out of a job. He recently began producing a line of small-batch, canned cocktails...

He Can Dance

Leon "Lil Kida" Burns was congested, sniffling throughout the conversation. He could be excused if he were a little sick—the night before he’d performed with Usher on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” and the week before that...

The 916: Art Enclave

A half-mile south of Sacramento City College just west of the light-rail tracks, a large smokestack rises above an old warehouse with “Panama Pottery” painted on its wall. From 1913 to 1972, that company mass-produced...

The 916: Fly Me Away

Look, I’ve always wanted to skydive. I just don’t want to jump from a plane 13,000 feet in the air. So when indoor skydiving company iFly opened in Roseville this past May, I figured I...

The 916: Folsom Nightlife

The best night out deserves an arc, from beginning to end, warm-up to finish line. In a large city, that demands planning, sometimes debating, and usually Ubering from one spot to the next. Or...

Food & Drink: Pizza Hits the Road

First came delivery. Then there was take-and-bake. Now, behold the pie’s latest evolution: Pizza Supreme Being. Ben Roberts, 28, started the mobile wood-oven operation last spring, firing handmade personal pies wherever the road takes...

All Summer Long

More than a season, summer in Sacramento seems downright timeless. There’s just something about those warm evenings when the Delta breeze carries a familiar scent that leaves you guessing whether it came from a...

Deli Throwdown

Newcastle Produce9230 Cypress St., Newcastle; (916) 663-2016; newcastleproduce.comAMBIENCE: The rust-red barn is filled with shelves, wicker baskets and wooden crates overflowing with colorful produce—a look that Whole Foods Market could only dream to recreate. FOOD:...

Renter's Paradise

AMERICANS DON’T HAVE MANY RITES OF PASSAGE. You get your driver’s license at 16, (sometimes) cast your vote at 18, (legally) down drinks at 21, and then, well, time to grow up. Except adulthood...

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