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Councilmember Steve Hansen at a city hall meeting
Silence is Telling

Silence is Telling

We asked. And Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen refuses to answer questions about why he opposes public access to the Sacramento River Parkway in Little Pocket. By keeping silent, Hansen appears to favor the interests of about 40 Little Pocket homeowners while he blocks public access for Sacramento’s 500,000 residents. Hansen is upset about a column I wrote last month for Inside Sacramento. I criticized the councilman for pushing the city to fence off public access to a parkway near the levee at 35th Avenue and Riverside Boulevard. At Hansen’s request, the city barricaded the access point in May.
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Old man and young woman looking at a taxidermied golden eagle
Animal Antics

Animal Antics

Bats, birds and reptiles will be among the educators during Effie Yeaw Nature Center’s annual NatureFest on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event aims to encourage an appreciation of nature among children and adults.
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Developer Sotiris Kolokotronis sitting on a Vespa in front of apartment buildings
A View for Rooms

A View for Rooms

The Tsakopoulos name is prominent on some admired Downtown landmarks, with good reason. A gift from Angelo Tsakopoulos in his wife’s honor closed a financing gap at The Sofia B Street Theatre complex on Capitol Avenue. Not far away, he helped fund the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria on I Street. But another member of the family, Angelo’s nephew Sotiris Kolokotronis, who freely admits he moved from his native Greece to Sacramento because the California capital seemed like a good place to make money, has had more to do with shaping Downtown’s renaissance than just about anyone.
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In Tune Carmichael August 2019

In Tune Carmichael August 2019

Enjoy garden dining at annual Carmichael Park fundraiser Following the sell-out success of 2017 and 2018 fundraisers, the Carmichael Parks Foundation will stage a third “Dinner in the Park” gala on Saturday, Sept. 7. The nonprofit funds improvements in 13 parks and provides scholarships for youth programs.
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Photographer Francine Moskovitz sitting in her living room
Pocket Life August 2019

Pocket Life August 2019

Francine Moskovitz lives in a museum. Or put another way, a museum lives in her Little Pocket home. Each room is filled with the work of local artists and a vast collection of her own photographs spanning more than 40 years.
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