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David Letterman replaces Neil Young at Rock Hall show

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday... Read More

ACMs play to a loyal country audience to shore up ratings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music... Read More

Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall for special traders’ faire - April 7-9

Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall  for special traders’ faire - April 7-9

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a vibrant, educational and fun three day event -- “Traders’ Faire - California’s First Mall” -- on Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Offered just once a year, this lively and highly anticipated interpretive event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and offers unique insights into the early days of the Fort when it served as a central and critically important trading post. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to experience what California’s first shopping mall was like in the 1840s.

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

The Old City Cemetery is filled with the symbols of a time long past, but what do they mean? Is there more to a lamb, a broken bud or an urn than meets the eye? Come join us as we attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in plain sight and take a look into Victorian mourning culture. Widow’s weeds not required. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am.

 

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.                              

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).