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Councilmember Steve Hansen stands in front of locked fence
Fenced Out

Fenced Out

Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen has broken ranks with his colleagues on the mission to provide public access to the Sacramento River levee. While the rest of the council is committed to tearing down illegal and private fences that block levee access, Hansen has decided to build a new barrier. With Hansen’s urging and support, the city erected a metal gate and fence across a public access pathway at 35th Avenue and Riverside Boulevard, blocking residents from enjoying the river.
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Geometric glass and metal succulent terrariums sitting in a gold pan
Out and About Sacramento July 2019

Out and About Sacramento July 2019

River City Marketplace (RCMP) has launched a new event series, Uptown Market on the Boulevard, taking place on Del Paso Boulevard every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. “Our most frequent request from vendors and visitors alike has been a consistent market in a more permanent indoor location,” says Ana Manzano Fairbairn, co-director of RCMP, now in its fifth year of presenting an eclectic mix of local goods and talent at events all over the city.
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Pocket Life July 2019

Pocket Life July 2019

An actor’s big break can come at any age. Just ask longtime Pocket resident Annie Joe who recently made her acting debut at age 96 in a locally produced film called “Honest Abe: The Backstory.” She plays Grandma Zhou, owner of a Chinese apothecary in the Delta town of Locke.
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Miracle on M Street

Miracle on M Street

In the beginning, Northern California residents didn’t travel far to visit the State Fair. Like an itinerant carnival, the State Fair came to the people. The year was 1854, and state political leaders decided California deserved an annual celebration to showcase the agricultural, industrial and cultural wonders of the West. California held a magical allure as home to the Gold Rush. To capitalize on that fame, the state Legislature authorized the new State Agricultural Society to organize the State Fair.
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THE RACE IS ON-AGAIN

THE RACE IS ON-AGAIN

As with a rock-star’s farewell concert, finality can be negotiable. After staging a milestone “final” event that lured a record 2,000 competitors last year, the world’s oldest triathlon did not quite end after all. Now steered by a Sacramento businessman, the contest that the late Eppie Johnston began in 1974 has new branding. From the starting gun July 20, and for future summers, it will be known as the Great American Triathlon.
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Out and About Sacramento

Out and About Sacramento

A hearty congratulations to our own Norris Burkes, author of Inside’s “Spirit Matters” and the self-syndicated column “Spirituality in Everyday Life,” which appears in 35 papers nationwide. The retired military chaplain is the recipient of the 2019 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. In his columns, Burkes has written extensively about the humanitarian project Chispa, which sponsors children’s libraries in Honduras and equips them with quality books in Spanish.
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Out and About: The Grid

Out and About: The Grid

A hearty congratulations to our own Norris Burkes, author of Inside’s “Spirit Matters” and the self-syndicated column “Spirituality in Everyday Life,” which appears in 35 papers nationwide. The retired military chaplain is the recipient of the 2019 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.In his columns, Burkes has written extensively about the humanitarian project Chispa, which sponsors children’s libraries in Honduras and equips them with quality books in Spanish.
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In Tune Carmichael

In Tune Carmichael

Barbara Safford shares her earliest July 4 memory: “I was 6 years old and living in Momence, Ill.,” she says. “I wore a red, white and blue dress, and red shoes like Dorothy. As the parade passed, I waved my flag. That night, I waved sparklers.”Safford, 78, will wave as grand marshal in the upcoming Carmichael Elks 4th of July Parade. She will delight in following the fire truck whose siren annually heralds the Fair Oaks Boulevard pageant. “I love firefighters,” she says. “You can always depend on them to make our lives safer.”
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Out and About: Arden June 2019

Out and About: Arden June 2019

NEO Escape Rooms, the winner of the 2018 Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Calling All Dreamers competition, will open to the public this fall on the Old Sacramento Waterfront at 1124 2nd St. The escape rooms will immerse players in Sacramento during different time periods—including the future.
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