Made up of light emitting diodes, the cool blue glow spreads across the uppermost part of the 1930s-era Alhambra water tower and depicts a scene of the Sacramento and American Rivers flowing into the city.
Made up of light emitting diodes, the cool blue glow spreads across the uppermost part of the 1930s-era Alhambra water tower and depicts a scene of the Sacramento and American Rivers flowing into the city. Carl Costas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Made up of light emitting diodes, the cool blue glow spreads across the uppermost part of the 1930s-era Alhambra water tower and depicts a scene of the Sacramento and American Rivers flowing into the city. Carl Costas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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December 21, 2014 05:13 PM

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