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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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Sacramento Zoo: Twilight Thursdays

By Meghan Sullivan Looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night this summer that isn’t just another happy hour? Head out to the Sacramento Zoo (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for Twilight Thursdays !  For the next several Thursdays (from 5:30 to 8pm, June 19th to July 31st) you can enjoy the animals, along with cars, music, and food specials all […]

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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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Pliny Talks: Adventures in Sacramento Beer Week

By Leia Ostermann Sunday was an “I told you so” day for me. So basically a good day. Please understand, beer is my favorite food group, especially IPAs. This makes me a very picky, very snobby and very buzzed beer drinker during Sacramento’s favorite holiday: Beer Week (Facebook, Twitter). But Sacramento has a lot of secret […]

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Light Up the Night at the Governor’s Mansion

By Rachel Smith ‘Tis the season to give thanks for hanging out with the Governor in his childhood home! Last month, GOTG had the incredible honor of attending the Governor’s “Light Up the Night” event  at the 16 and H Street Mansion (Facebook). California State Parks and the California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation held a […]

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Rising Country Star Chase Rice Shows Talent, Promise

By Kelli Breton Last night, I was lucky enough to spend the evening with some lovely girlfriends and hang out with Chase Rice at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar in Folsom. What kind of artist sells out a Tuesday night show in Folsom with record temps outside?? This guy. And if you haven’t heard of him […]

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Found: Best Holiday Party Venues in Sacramento

By Paola Baluyot and Laura Braden Still looking for a place to host your holiday party? Ok, it’s time to officially get your butt in gear. There’s no shortage of amazing venues for office dinners or an Ugly Xmas Sweater Party with friends in Sacramento – but here are six great choices for any occasion: […]

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Why Everyone Should Attend Tonight’s “National Night Out”

By Laura Braden Homegrown Sacramentans will tell you horror stories of the wasteland that used to be our beloved grid – you didn’t feel safe walking alone at night, businesses weren’t open later than 9:00pm and “for lease” signs littered the windows of every blighted building. Fast forward to today, and the picture of our […]

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GOTG’s Two Cents on Capital Dime

By Laura Braden and Rachel Smith The only thing worse than “last call” on a Friday night in Midtown is not having a bar to yell “last call” at.  That’s why it’s so depressing when any of our local businesses close. And if you’re like us, you’re still in mourning over the closure of L […]

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Developing Your Green Thumb This Spring

By Lyndsey Schnabel If your thumb is anything but green and everything you plant in your yard turns up wilted and ugly, you’re not alone. Many people including myself have trouble starting and keeping a vegetable garden growing. I am here to give you a few tips and ideas for beginners. The key to your first vegetable garden […]

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First Time on Sacramento’s Light Rail

By Kelly Conroy Let’s be honest, the light rail is usually associated with less than appealing visuals. And I have to admit, after living in Sacramento my entire life I never once took the light rail. But after moving out of midtown and into East Sac, I quickly realized what a pain it is to have […]

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No (Imported) Flowers for Mom this Mother’s Day

By Mary Beth Barber Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and you’d think that as a new mom of a 1-year old, I’d oooh and ahh over a couple of nice bouquets from hubby. But those lovely white lilies? They’re actually coated in inches of diesel dust, metaphorically speaking. A recent radio program has […]

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The Dark Side of Sacramento’s Light Rail

By Ashley Robinson

The intersection at P and 15th was a parking lot for what felt like 20 minutes a few weeks ago.

As I sat in my car, watching FIVE green lights come and go with no forward movement and waiting for those damn Light Rail guards to go up, I could feel our carbon footprints expanding like a toy sponge snake. I thought to myself, “Is waiting for Light Rail really worth it? Is this metro train, which consists all of two lines, is it really making a dent on the ease of city transportation?”

So, I thought, I’ll give riding the LT another try.

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