Out on the Town

CA State Fair Opens Today!

By the Editors (Special thanks to CA State Fair media team) The 2014 State Fair opens today and continues through July 27, for 17 days of fun! The following is an overview courtesy of  the California State Fair media team. New Attractions This year, there is more shaded seating across the fairgrounds. The mommy lounge in Expo Center […]

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Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Source: Midtown Business Association/Photo Credit Callista Wengler This summer, it’s time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!  The vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the Sutter District (Red Rabbit, Centro, Money Bar, etc.)  in Midtown Sacramento are proud to present the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” happening July 21-27, 2014!  As part of this […]

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Girls on the Grid 4th of July Roundup

By the Editors The 4th of July is one of those holidays where thousands of locals like to skip town and head for Tahoe, San Fran, or (insert any beach town). But if you’re someone who likes to stick close to home and are looking for something fun to do locally, here is our GOTG  4th […]

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PRIDE is Alive and Well in Sacramento

By Laura Braden LGBT pride is in the air from here to the Bay Area – it’s that fantastic time of year where thousands turn out to support equality and celebrate diversity. Yes, there are parades and festivals (Sacramento, San Francisco) but this year, the LGBT Community Center launched the first annual PRIDE Awards to […]

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City Year Sac Honors Local Female Leaders at Ripples of Hope Gala

By Lisa Murphy City Year Sacramento (the nonprofit education group that places young adult volunteers in city schools to help students stay on track), honored a host of local female leaders for their contributions to Sacramento and California at their annual Ripples of Hope dinner on June 4. The annual “Ripples of Hope Gala” raises money for City Year’s presence […]

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Alternatives to Napa Wine Tasting – Murphy’s Law

By Kearsten Shepherd A coworker of mine who recently moved to Sacramento from New York recently asked me for ideas of what to do with some friends visiting next week. She mentioned that they were wine enthusiasts and she was going to be taking them wine tasting in Napa for part of their trip. Obviously […]

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Friday Night Concerts in the Park Prep Guide

By Maria Hill May 2nd, kicked off the Downtown Sacramento Partnerships Friday Night Concerts in the Park series at Cesar Chavez Plaza. These FREE concerts are the prefect excuse to enjoy the early summer weather while taking in the sounds of local bands and DJs.  If you have never been before, don’t worry I attended the May 16th […]

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Verge Center for the Arts: TV Dinner Fundraiser

By: Meghan Sullivan You may be aware of a wonderful organization/community known as Verge Center for the Arts. Verge has been located at S and 7th for the past four years but recently was able to purchase the building, renovate it, and embark on a new chapter supporting and encouraging the arts in Sacramento. I […]

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Now Open in Midtown Sacramento: Humani Pilates 

By Laura Braden If you’re like me, your inbox is littered with fitness Groupon and Living Social deals that are redeemed a handful of times and then abandoned far before their 30-day special expires. So when you find a fitness routine that you adore and actually look forward to…you grab on and hold tight. Enter […]

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A Mural with a Message on K Street

By Tracy Arnold - guest blogger The California Endowment, the state’s largest health foundation, is making a rather loud, large and colorful statement near the State Capitol. This Saturday, May 10, the Endowment will be celebrating the completion of a permanent mural commissioned on the side of the historic six-story office building located at 1414 K […]

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Discussion: The Best Pizza in Sacramento

By: Sacramentans who know and love Sacramento Pizza Fact: Pizza is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world, coming in a close third to the horseless carriage and the light bulb. I mean – we’re talking about a dish consisting of bread, sauce, and cheese that when consumed can make a terrible day or horrible breakup meaningless in comparison. Does it […]

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Cheer on California Chrome with a Mint Julep Recipe!

By Melissa Nielsen The Kentucky Derby is today!  With Yuba City’s “California Chrome” as the anticipated winner, Melissa Nielsen thought a mint julep would be the perfect drink while you cheer him on! As you probably know, Mint Juleps are the traditional Kentucky Derby drink of choice. Berkley Bar, located in the Pavilions Shopping Center, has […]

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Discussion: Keeping the Spark Alive – How to Stay in Love with your City

There’s a reason people say that relationships take work. It’s easy to fall in love in the beginning – when everything is new and interesting. You’re not yet burdened with partnership responsibilities or compromise and all those quirks that you’re discovering are just so cute! But let’s be honest: quirks don’t stay cute in long […]

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Walk a Mile Q & A with the SMEBB Team

By the Editors Every year Girls on the Grid parties with a purpose and partners with WEAVE for Sacramento’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette (SMEBB) contest. Thanks to all of you, we raised $7,000 (YES!) for WEAVEat this year’s SMEBB finale party AND the amount is growing thanks to the SMEBB Walk-a-Mile team. Our O.G. SMEB winner, Patrick Harbison, went above and beyond […]

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Baseball Season has Arrived!

By Kearsten Shepherd & Chelsea Irvine While March 31st may have brought cold, blustering rain to Sacramento, it also brought one glorious, amazing thing …. Opening Day of baseball! If you’re like us, you’ve been counting down the days since pitchers and catchers reported for duty. Over the next six months 30 MLB teams will […]

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Local Camp Helps Kids Dealing with Grief and Loss

By Laura Braden There’s never a good time to lose someone you love, but when you’re young and lose a parent, sibling, grandparent or best friend, the impact can be particularly severe. You no longer feel safe or secure. You question the meaning (and point) of life. And you struggle to trust and open your […]

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