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CDPH lifts warnings about certain shellfish from Humboldt County

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Midtown debuts second dumpster art-wrap as part of ongoing beautification efforts

Midtown debuts second dumpster art-wrap as part of ongoing beautification efforts

As a follow-up to a creative pilot project launched a year ago between the Midtown Association and 16 Powerhouse, beautification efforts continue as another dumpster art-wrap debuted in Midtown.  Sponsored by Waste Management, the latest “wrapped” dumpster is located in Powerhouse Alley with a brand new creative design to showcase the bike-friendly nature of Sacramento’s urban core.                              

State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

California State Parks has announced Ty Smith as museum director for the California State Railroad Museum, one of the world’s premier railway museums that welcomes more than 600,000 visitors per year. As museum director, Smith is responsible for managing the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Southern Railroad, Old Sacramento State Historic Park and the historic Southern Pacific Shops. Smith’s new role is effective on Apr. 1, 2017.  

“Ty’s extensive knowledge, background and experience working in the museum community coupled with his passion for history and interpretation makes him uniquely qualified for this key position in California’s state park system,” said Capital District Superintendent Matthew Bellah. “California State Parks working in partnership with the Foundation, and Ty’s visionary leadership will help guide these prized rail units forward at a very exciting time for Sacramento.”

All aboard for story time With B Street Theatre Company’s Amy Kelly on 3/27

All aboard for story time With B Street Theatre Company’s Amy Kelly on 3/27

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with B Street Theatre Company Member Amy Kelly as a celebrity guest reader on Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum.  Amy, a talented local actress, comedian, voice-over artist and impersonator, will read the book “The Transcontinental Railroad” by John Perritano. The book is especially timely given B Street Theatre is currently presenting an engaging and original play titled “Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad” running through April 2. Amy performs a key role in the play that celebrates the men and women who made history by joining our vast nation together.

Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges creates movie video; showcase latest album at Blue Oaks Theatre

Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges creates movie video; showcase latest album at Blue Oaks Theatre

Local Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges will unveil his latest album in spectacular fashion. He and several collaborators created a dozen captivating videos that will be featured in a movie that coincides with the release of the album.

Hedges will showcase his new album – “Slightly South of Stormy Clouds” – on Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Blue Oaks Center Theatre in Rocklin. The one-hour movie will include a video of all 12 songs on Hedges’ latest album.

The movie videos will be compiled in order to play the songs uninterrupted along with the album, reflecting Hedges’ vision of how the album was intended to be heard.  Hedges wrote all the songs on “Slightly South of Stormy Clouds,” a self-reflecting musical journey about life in transition.

New season of weekend train rides & underground tours resumes soon in Old Sac

New season of weekend train rides & underground tours resumes soon in Old Sac

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way (or both!), Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 1 & 2, 2017.



Weekend Excursion Train Rides


California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to announce the opening of the 34th consecutive season of weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on April 1 & 2 and continuing through September 2017. Each weekend, excursion train ride guests can enjoy train rides pulled by either vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10 or historic diesel locomotives on select weekends.  



Ring the alarm…the Auto Museum to present “To the Rescue” fire trucks exhibit

Ring the alarm…the Auto Museum to present “To the Rescue” fire trucks exhibit

In partnership with the Sacramento Fire Museum and sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Institute, the California Automobile Museum is proud and excited to present “To the Rescue,” an all new exhibit that highlights early fire trucks, equipment and people who worked to save our city.  The new exhibit will be on display March 16 through May 29, 2017.

Since the invention of the automobile, dedicated fire fighters have used the technology to improve the speed and methods used to fight fires that routinely caused significant damage in urban areas prior to modern infrastructure, regulations, etc. The colorful and dramatic exhibit includes many of the early fire trucks, fire-fighting equipment and other objects that served to save our city from the late 1800s and through the 1940s. And, as a special opportunity on most weekends, interested guests will also be able to experience sitting in a 1921 Graham fire truck (please see website for a schedule of availability).

Catch gold fever during interactive and fun new tours in Old Sac

Catch gold fever during interactive and fun new tours in Old Sac

Starting April 1, guests to Old Sacramento can experience what it was like to catch gold fever while getting actively involved in the intriguing and new Gold Fever! guided tours.

Each tour guest has the unique opportunity to take on the persona of a character in history – or a “real-life rascal” – who scratched and clawed their way to make this area the center of the Gold Rush. Never the same tour twice, the all new Gold Fever! tours relive Sacramento’s early days when gold fever ruled amid horrible disasters that threatened fates and fortunes. To spice things up even more, elements of chance are introduced that could change the fate of tour guests. Through the course of the lively tours that meander through Old Sacramento, visitors find out if they successfully escaped the many floods, if they managed to keep their gold dust (or lose it all at the gambling tables) and if they survived the fires, disease and occasional steamboat explosion.

The goats are baaaaaack!

Goat powered vegetation management returned to the City today at the Barge Canal. With a record wet spring, the herd will have plenty to eat.

 

The #westsacgoats are scheduled to spend the next two months at various locations around town assisting the Parks department in the vegetation management/fire fuel suppression program. The goats are being provided by Blue Tent Farms out of Red bluff.

Make sure to pay them a visit this week and watch them munch away!... Read More

Midtown Farmers Market gets growing along with new season launch on April 1

Midtown Farmers Market gets growing along with new season launch on April 1

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new spring season of the Midtown Farmers Market that will expand a half-block in size to accommodate up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market will take place on 20th Street as usual but will extend from J Street to Kayak Alley effective April 1, 2017.  Open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*, the Market fluctuates in size by a half-block depending on the seasons and time of year.

A few new season highlights during the month of April include the return of the bike valet in partnership with Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates along with the following:
April 1 at 11 a.m. – Chef Demo Rick Mahan, Chef/Owner of the Waterboy with an enter-to-win raffle prize opportunity