As parks go, Cervantes Park is humble a simple rectangle of lawn surrounded by plane trees along Freeport Boulevard north of Sacramento City College. A couple of park benches provide the only amenity. People sit on the benches or spread picnic blankets on the grass; dog owners throw Frisbees; sometimes kids kick balls around.
Sacramento Countys animal shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road will hold its annual Kitty Palooza blowout cat and kitten sale on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The Crocker Art Museum and the Sacramento Theatre Company are joining forces to re-create elements from the fantasy movie “Night at the Museum” at a family-oriented event Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Woodland City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to sell the shuttered State Theatre on Main Street to a theater operator that promises to restore the grandeur of the 1930s building and turn it into a multiplex.
The Sacramento Music Festival, which runs from Friday to Monday, was known for decades as the Dixieland Jazz Jubilee. With the audience for traditional jazz shrinking, it was revamped in 2012 to appeal to a broader audience.
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Sacramento on Sunday in a big way after a two-year absence. Bicyclists competing in the eight-day road race will begin their journey in Sacramento, with a 123-mile opening stage that starts downtown and winds through Placer and El Dorado counties, gaining 3,900 feet in elevation before returning to the Capitol.
On Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council will take up the fate of a crescent-shaped slice of land along the Capital City Freeway in east Sacramento. This 48-acre parcel, once a fruit and nut orchard, has been the focus of intense development battles over the years.
The public is invited to a free forum on drought and water issues at Sierra College in Rocklin on Tuesday, which is also Earth Day.
The Sacramento Running Association is encouraging people to run and raise a pint Tuesday to honor the victims of last years Boston Marathon bombing. The nonprofit group, organizer of the California International Marathon, will hold a free three-mile run Tuesday evening in downtown Sacramento. No registration is required.
Its not often that a developer proposes to build a project that will reduce traffic in a surrounding neighborhood. That fact goes a long way toward explaining why the Sutter Park housing development planned for the current site of Sutter Memorial Hospital has been greeted so calmly by east Sacramento residents.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re in the mood for celebrating on a Monday, there are lots of places to find revelry and music with an Irish flavor.
If South Lake Tahoe were a country, its medal count from the 2014 Winter Olympics would be higher than that of the vast majority of nations that competed. The community (actually the hamlet of Myers just southwest of South Lake Tahoe) can claim credit for two of the nine gold medals won by the United States.
On Wednesday, 66 champion spellers from six counties will face off at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., in their quest to represent the Central Valley at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
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.