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Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 7th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is It Came from the Archives!?  Showcasing historic treasures from 24 Northern California institutions, numerous special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

Start your engines early...enter your auto in the CruiseFest!

Start your engines early...enter your auto in the CruiseFest!

Calling all car enthusiasts...mark your calendar for October 7, 2017 for the 9th Annual CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue, Northern California’s premier car cruise, benefiting the California Automobile Museum.

This years' CruiseFest (major sponsor being the Fulton Avenue Association) promises to be the best one yet, with 500 classic and custom cars of every make, model and era, cruisin’ down the Avenue.
The cruise will take place on a one-mile loop of Fulton Avenue, bordered by Cottage Way on the south and Marconi Avenue on the north. The cruise will begin at 3 p.m., and participants may cruise (or park) as much as they want from 3 until 5 p.m. Everyone will then be directed to park along Fulton, and the street will be opened up for spectators to “cruise” on foot till 7:30 p.m.

Kings announce 2017 training camp roster

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Kings will tip-off 2017 training camp with a 10:00 a.m. practice on Tuesday, Sept... Read More

UC Merced sees nearly 8,000 enrolled

The University of California, Merced, reported a record-breaking enrollment for fall of 2017. Nearly 8,000 students are attending the coming school year.

The school reported 7,375 undergraduates and 592 graduate students for the year, up 8.6 percent from 2016.

“UC Merced’s record enrollment is fueled by growing popularity and increased demand, as demonstrated by a significant increase in applications and subsequent registrations to our campus,” said Dorothy Leland, chancellor for the school.” We continue to support our students on their academic journeys by placing a strong focus on the development of academic programs, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates and a growing array of student activities and amenities.”

The school is the fastest-growing university in the U.S. according to the Chronicle of Higher Education... Read More

Souls of the city returns to Old Sacramento for Dia De Los Muertos

Souls of the city returns to Old Sacramento for Dia De Los Muertos

Since 2011 Sol Collective has worked to bring the ancient tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to the Sacramento community. Shrouded in mysticism for many Americans, Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition celebrating and honoring the lives of relatives and ancestors past. Sol Collective’s annual Souls of the City festival and cultural arts programming offer hands-on education about the deep-rooted history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.
 

In major setback for Gov. Brown, Westlands Water District votes no on Delta Tunnels Project

By Dan Bacher | September 19, 2017 |

In a major victory for Delta Tunnels opponents, the Board of Directors of the Westlands Water District today voted 7 to 1 against their participation in Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project.
Growers in the massive district, located on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, cited the high cost of the state-federal proposal as their reason for rejecting the project. Politically powerful Westlands is the largest irrigation district in the country. 
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Gallery 1075 hosts monthly art exhibits

Gallery 1075 in the West Sacramento Community Center showcases month-long exhibits that show off the artistic talent our region has to offer. Each display is accompanied with a reception to meet and talk with the local artists behind the works.

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For more information on these shows, or on holding your own show in the gallery, please call 916-617-5320... Read More

Celebrate history with Port Wine

September 19, 2017 |

(StatePoint) During its long and rich history, Port has earned an army of enthusiasts, who have discovered many ways to enjoy this fortified wine, from serving it with dessert to using it as a base in elegant cocktails.
Produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the Northern provinces of Portugal, the first shipments of Port were recorded in 1678, taking its name from the coastal city of Oporto from which it is traditionally exported. To this day, Port is considered one of the oldest protected wines in the world, and this sweet, smooth wine created by adding a neutral distilled spirit to the rich red wines of the region harkens back to the tastes of the 17th century British gentry, who were Port’s first fans.
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Railroad Museum Foundation announces menu for VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences

Railroad Museum Foundation announces menu for VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences

Showcasing the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Harvego Restaurant Group are proud to announce the Farm-to-Fork menu that guests will enjoy on the two VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences available on Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017. Rabobank N.A. – a locally based bank serving California communities grounded in agriculture – is the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train ride experiences that first debuted in 2015 when it was recognized as a finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Travel Awards competition in the “Best Train Experience” category.

Created and prepared by Jay Veregge, Director of Culinary Operations for Harvego Restaurant Group, and his talented culinary team, the Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train menu is as follows:

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! Last year’s sold out success is being reincarnated for one night only. We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Early arrival is recommended. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person and tickets will be sold online only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079477. Note that no tickets will be sold at the gate. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call 916-448-0811.