Today’s holiday, Presidents Day, has evolved into one that honors all U.S. presidents, but it is most closely associated with the February birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In fact, the holiday has its origins in the nation’s annual observance of Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22.
The future of the Sacramento Kings is likely to top the agenda for the second year in a row at Mayor Kevin Johnson’s State of the City speech Wednesday.
This week is one of the last when visitors to the California Museum, 1020 O St., can with the price of admission catch two temporary exhibits highlighting the state’s mid-20th-century contributions to art and culture.
Next weekend will be filled with events to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The highlight: Sacramento’s annual MLK Day march on Monday, which is expected to draw about 28,000 people.
For the 17th year, the city is trying to lure people downtown by offering free parking on the weekends and weekday evenings. The free parking zone extends from I to L streets and from Front to 29th. The no-fee policy is in place every weekend through Dec. 22 and weekdays after 4:30 p.m. through Christmas. Time limits and other parking restrictions still apply.
In the next few days, Old Sacramento will launch its popular holiday attractions including a nightly show of lights, storytelling and music and its sold-out Polar Express excursion train rides.
Never mind the bright sunshine and the 70-degree temperatures its time to strap on ice skates and wobble around in circles. The ice rink at 7th and K streets in downtown Sacramento opened Friday and will operate until Jan. 20 during weekday evenings and all day on weekends.
The campaign, dubbed For the Sake of the Lake, is the work of Protect Our Folsom Water, a partnership between the city of Roseville and San Juan Water District. Both rely on water stored in Folsom Reservoir. San Juan also serves Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Orange Vale Water Co., Folsom, Granite Bay, and Sacramento Suburban Water District.
Rosevilles fall leaf pickup program begins today and continues through mid-January. Residents in some areas of the city can pile their leaves unbagged in their front yards, while residents in other areas will need to bag the leaves for pickup. The program helps to keep leaves and yard debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into creeks and streams. For maps detailing the pickup format, go to www.roseville.ca.us or call (916)774-5790.
Interested in hearing more about plans to build a new arena in downtown Sacramento? Head to the City Council meeting Tuesday evening, when members are scheduled to receive an update on the arenas design from the Kings new owners and hired professionals working on the project.
San Juan High School in Citrus Heights will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday with a public open house to show off its new look.
After rejecting past strong-mayor proposals, the Sacramento City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider placing a new measure on the ballot that would give significant power to Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Longhorns will thunder across Tower Bridge and down the Capitol Mall this morning as Sacramentos Farm to Fork week kicks off at 10 a.m.
It's called The Warren, and a sign at the corner of N and 16th streets has long proclaimed its imminent arrival. In the past few years, plans for the housing complex have shifted from condos to rental apartments, 20 percent of which would be reserved for low-income tenants.
Last year, 5,000 people attended the music portion of Sacramento's Launch festival, double the number who came the previous year. Festival organizers say they expect to double that number again this weekend, attracting 10,000 people to all-day concerts Saturday and Sunday at Cesar Chavez Plaza.
Sacramento already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. On Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council is scheduled to debate a new ordinance that would make those laws incrementally tougher.
As the vote on Proposition 8 drew near in 2008, thousands of same-sex couples rushed to the altar before passage of the ballot measure's outlawed gay marriage in California.
The Sacramento Kings are launching a plan to donate 10 percent of season ticket sales through October to 10 area charities.
Whether you like lowriders, muscle cars, vintage coupes or European sports cars, there will be eye candy for everyone Saturday at the fifth annual California Automobile Museum Car Cruise.
In 2014, the federal government will require most people to carry health insurance or pay a penalty. Covered California aims to provide a place for legal residents to buy insurance at a reasonable price.
On Friday, the California State Fair will open its turnstile gates for the 160th time. But this year, the fair is under new management.
An old motel on Folsom Boulevard in Rancho Cordova will be demolished Tuesday morning a symbolic birthday present to a city that turns 10 years old today.
The Great Depression was a period of labor unrest in the United States, as unions sought to organize workers and businesses fought sometimes violently to prevent it.
Big changes are coming to Sacramento electricity bills in the next five years. First, rates will rise.
On Wednesday, Loaves & Fishes, the complex of social organizations that serves the homeless north of downtown, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with a barbecue and a casual, short procession that will feature children from the Mustard Seed School forming a drum line and clients using bicycles and dog carriers to mimic floats.
People from all over Sacramento mourned when the popular wooden playground at McKinley Park was badly damaged by an arsonist last summer.