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All Aboard…From Farm-to-Fork!

All Aboard…From Farm-to-Fork!

Coinciding with the 2nd Annual Farm-to-Fork celebration in the Sacramento region, California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Stillwater Orchards will showcase the important role the region’s railroads have played in supporting agriculture. On September 27 & 28, 2014 -- during the final weekend of regular season excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad -- a shipment of locally-grown pears donated by Stillwater Orchards will be stacked in crates on the Freight Depot platform in Old Sacramento State Historic Park and offered free to train riders all weekend long (while supplies last).

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 4th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Having Fun in the Sacramento Region.  Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, 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.

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest, one of the most exciting music festivals in Northern California, is coming to West Sacramento on October 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Enjoy three days of music from iconic and emerging artists on four-stages with
performances by Justice, Blondie, Moby, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Gramatik, Explosions in the Sky, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The War on Drugs, YACHT, RAC and more!

However, the event is much more than music, “TBD Fest is not only a platform for discovering your next favorite band, but also for discovering some of the cultural assets that make our region so great”, begins event co-organizer Clay Nutting. 

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Kings Positional Breakdown: Center

Kings Positional Breakdown: Center

One year ago, the Sacramento Kings were adding the final touches to a four-year contract extension for their up-and-coming star, DeMarcus... Read More

Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

McDonald's coffee may not be the preferred source of caffine for coffee snobs who frequent Third Wave coffee establishments, but when the price is right, McDonald's is good enough for me. Through Monday, Sept. 29, McDonalds is giving away a..... Read More

Aftershock: Local Band Love

Aftershock: Local Band Love

Day 2 started earlier than my first day at Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival, on account of some well-known NorCal bands playing on the Coors Light sponsored stage around noon. FallRise and Burn Halo were my must see acts for the morning.  

I was just in time to catch Fallrise perform my favorite song, “Life of Fools”, a frequent on Sacramento radio station 98ROCK. The vocalist of Fallrise, Sammy Karlin, was an animal on the microphone, like always, ripping through guttural vocals and transferring seamlessly into a smooth rock voice to hit the top notes of the final chorus. They were very “clean-dirty” sounding.  I cheered with the sizeable crowd, proud and excited of the incredible talent that Sacramento produced.

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Discovery Park, Sacramento - The heat was stifling and the dust was enough to make any contact-wearer’s eyes flood. Dirt caked the ripped jean vests and sweaty faces of the crowd; regardless of the drought driven conditions, over 19,000 people flocked to Sacramento’s Discovery Park this weekend to thrash, mosh, and headbang to genre and decade-spanning rock.

I made my way to my first show of Saturday: Pepper. It was a classic Sacramento Summer day. The heat accompanying the blend of rock and reggae, with that wonderful ground-shaking bass in full effect and felt full-force from even the very back of the crowd.