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Old Sacramento faces new challenges from construction

Apr 7, 2014
Old Sacramento faces new challenges from construction

Old Sacramento, where the city has fought back floods and fires for 160 years, is facing new challenges from all sides.


The pedestrian tunnel that runs under I-5 to connect Old Sacramento and Downtown Plaza will get new lighting, which business officials say will help the historic district compete with...

Effort under way to rehab historic amphitheater in Land Park

Nov 5, 2013
Effort under way to rehab historic amphitheater in Land Park

The historic amphitheater in Land Park, where Shakespeare is performed on summer nights near a picturesque pond, is the focus of a rehabilitation effort aimed at making the facility a regional attraction. The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival will a...

History buff’s bequest a boon to local institutions

Sep 22, 2013
History buff’s bequest a boon to local institutions

Frances Pendleton, a public schoolteacher, was fascinated by Sacramento history and culture, and she bequeathed her modest savings to help preserve it. Weston Kramer, 4, of midtown Sacramento explores the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento on Friday...

Couple plan to spend $15 million on combined Sacramento car and natural history museum

Aug 2, 2013
Couple plan to spend $15 million on combined Sacramento car and natural history museum

A wealthy couple who have hunted exotic creatures around the globe are making one of the largest private donations to a cultural institution in Sacramento history. A room in the Elk Grove mansion of Paul and Renee Snider displays fowl and sheep th...

Carmichael Dave to launch sports-talk webcasts

Jun 15, 2012
Carmichael Dave to launch sports-talk webcasts

Former KHTK host Carmichael Dave, shown thanking fans for their support after a Kings home game in April 2011, will host two Web-based talk shows.A key figure in the fan-based effort to keep the Sacramento Kings in town is about to re-emerge. ...



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