New Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has opted to ride around in a used Ford Fusion that was already in the city fleet rather than using just-departed Mayor Kevin Johnson's fancy Chevy Tahoe as his official vehicle.
Local dancers take advantage of the break in the Sacramento Ballet season to produce their own dance, art and music collaborations with local artists. The Capital Dance Project presents Behind the Barre Aug. 26 and 27. More info at capitaldanceproject.org
An enormous mural inside the new Golden 1 Center will be the work of one of the city’s most revered art collectives, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), of which former Mayor Joe Serna Jr. was a member.
Developer Ryan Heat has proposed a 13-story, 178-foot condo tower for the southeast corner of 25th and J streets. The building, named Yamanee, has garnered a lot of support for its design and amenities but two preservationists are raising opposition because the design goes beyond the 65-foot height limit for Sacramento's Midtown neighborhood.
City of Sacramento crews, using heavy equipment as well as hand tools, cleaned up an illegal campsite used by homeless people on private property near Sutter’s Landing Regional Park and the American River within the city limits on Feb. 25, 2016. A city news release states that similar cleanups are necessary twice a month.
Seattle has granted permits for three tent cities – temporary encampments of up to 100 homeless men, women and children that are designed to connect the residents with affordable housing options and social services. The camps operate under strict codes, prohibiting alcohol, drug use and registered sex offenders. City officials and camp organizers say the facilities are designed to serve as a springboard for homeless people into permanent housing, although it’s too early to tell whether that’s happening.