Sightings & Happenings Around Town

One-of-a-Kind Sound Machines

Vintage suitcases, canteens, metal carrying cases and wooden boxes of varying colors and sizes occupy nearly every inch of a ceiling-scratching shelf in Kaden Hill’s suburban Sacramento garage workshop.

Jul 30, 2019 Fred Greaves

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with Eleni Kounalakis

When Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis appeared with her brother, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, on the cover with the headline “Generation Next,” she was president of AKT Development Corporation, a company she joined in 1993, though she actually started working there at a much younger age.

Jul 29, 2019 Tom Couzens

Photos: Rockin’ the Suburbs

There’s a nice payoff for music fans willing to explore outside the city of Sacramento — and it doesn’t have to be a long trek. Photojournalist Steve Martarano takes us inside suburban entertainment gems in the Capital Region.

Jul 29, 2019 Steve Martarano

California’s Struggle to Get Food Stamps to the Hungry

The Golden State leaves a lot of federal money on the table as low-income residents struggle to put food on theirs

With full participation in California’s food stamp program, the state’s poor would receive an additional $1.8 billion in federal funds each year. Pending legislation would require the state to close in on that goal. Some say it’s too ambitious for a state where 58 counties manage an arduous application in a variety of ways.

Jul 23, 2019