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Welcome. Together let’s share Essential Sacramento

Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Live here awhile and you can speak Sacramentan, knowingly referring to the Delta Breeze or that ripe Better Boy at a farmers market or the coming performance of “A Chorus Line” at a theater that has always managed to combine the terms “music” and “circus” and gotten away with it.

This is the essential Sacramento. You know it. Or do you?

We turned to our experts to provide you the inside, sometimes quirky, always colorful, guide to the essence of life here.

Inside they peel back the rich layers of our home, to capture the ways to watch politics and movies, to get moving or settle into history, to eat and drink and have enough fodder to talk even more like that fine Sacramentan you are.

Scott Lebar, managing editor

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