January 27, 2013

Escapes: Oakland Museum exhibit on California cities includes Sacramento

The Oakland Museum of California presents a series of exhibits exploring different communities in California, including one titled "What's Happening, Sacramento?"


Sacramento on exhibit

What's happening, Sacramento?

A quick trip down I-80 should provide an interesting answer to that question.

The Oakland Museum of California presents a series of exhibits exploring different communities in California, including one titled "What's Happening, Sacramento?" which "paints a rich picture of life in the Sacramento area through oral history, interviews, interpretive text, short videos, and artifacts" and focuses on the importance of the Sacramento and American rivers, according to the museum.

The exhibit, which runs through March 24, is co-curated by California State University students. The museum is at 1000 Oak St., Oakland. Admission: $12 general; $9 seniors and students with valid ID; $6 for youths ages 9 to 17; free for children 8 and under. More information:


S.F. ferry fleet plans Chinese New Year tours

Ring in the Year of the Snake with a tour of the San Francisco Bay. On Feb. 10-16, Red and White Fleet's historic ferry boats will run special Chinese New Year tours (some with a Mandarin-language tour option) with several itineraries that include views of the city's best-known attractions (the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, etc.). They also offer a sunset tour with drinks and appetizers. Prices run from $26 to $58 for adults, $18 to $40 for youths. Children under 5 are free. To book, go to www.redandwhite. com or call (415) 673-2900.


June Lake presents first winter triathlon

Take advantage of this season's snowfall and head to June Lake in Mono County near Mammoth Lakes for the first June Lake Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon.

The festival, which runs Feb. 1-3, offers fans of snow play ample opportunity for all kinds of winter recreation. Saturday's triathlon combines cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and shooting. After the race, enjoy snow sculptures, snowman building and hot drinks.

The triathlon takes place at the junction of highways 395 and 158. Several race divisions are available, including: kids 12 and under, young adults 13-18, adults and seniors. The participation fee is $30 per adult and $15 per child.

Register online by visiting and entering the keywords "June Lake Triple Threat" or drop by the June Lake information kiosk at the junction Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (800) 845-7922 or check out


Central America is topic at No Reservations

Meetings of the No Reservations Travel Club, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are open to the public. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Arcade branch of the Sacramento Public Library, 2443 Marconi Ave., and are an opportunity for people to discuss travel information and include a featured travel speaker. For the Feb. 5 meeting, world traveler Linda Hite will speak about adventure travel in Guatemala and Nicaragua. For more information, call (916) 457-1426 or visit noreservationstravelclub.

– Richard Chang


Tim Swanson, Features Editor

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