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B-Side: Behind the Music

If your idea of a dive bar is a cavelike establishment with cracked vinyl bar stools and the smell of ancient cigarettes and spilled beer, downtown’s new B-Side may cause you to rethink. The...

The Fit Makes the Man: John Chang

Learning tailoring by handChang grew up in Seoul, South Korea. After finishing high school in 1973, he spent three years as an apprentice to a master tailor. Much of the sewing was done by...

Toy Story

Don’t let the name fool you: At Art of Toys, you won’t find Hot Wheels and Barbie dolls. This charming midtown boutique appeals to the kid in everyone, carrying playthings that are unusual, goofy,...

50+ Things to Do in Sacramento When the Weather is Cold or Wet

Now is not the time to think of palm trees and warm sand. Replace those images with the stark beauty of leafless trees against wind-chilled skies. Smell the rain on concrete and listen for winter...

Gig by Gig

Several nights a week, Scott Lipton sits in his 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and waits for pings. When the Sacramento Kings have a home game, he spends the first part of the evening with his...

Annie Brackney: Wellspring Wonder

Only 27, Annie Brackney is an up-and-comer in Sacramento’s nonprofit community, serving as development director at Wellspring Women’s Center, a drop-in facility for low-income and homeless women and children in Oak Park. A native...

Powered by Women

As the capital of the world’s eighth-largest economy, Sacramento has always attracted people looking to make their mark. These seven powerful women are no different. They all have a dynamic impact on Sacramento, from...

Beer: Where the Grain Goes

Sacramento’s boom in microbreweries has meant the boom of something else: spent beer grain. Mostly made up of barley, but also containing wheat, rye, rice, and corn, this beer byproduct is being turned into...

Reinventing The Crest Theatre. AGAIN.

Last August, Sid Garcia-Heberger, general manager of the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, made the hardest decision she says she’s ever had to make.After running the iconic downtown theater for 28 years, CSLM Inc., made...

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